Kodansha Comics Debuts “Elegant Yokai Apartment Life” Among Digital Manga Releases

Kodansha Comics has closed out August with a few new manga, making their North American debut in digital format. This includes Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, inspiration for the current anime, as well as Black Panther and Sweet 16 and Lily Hoshino’s (Mawaru PenguindrumKigurumi Guardians. 

 

 

Elegant Yokai Apartment LifeVolume 1

By Hinowa Kouzuki and Waka Miyama

Yokai, ghosts, and humans living together in harmony? Yushi Inaba was taken in by his uncle’s family after losing his parents in an accident three years ago. Now sixteen and eager to make it on his own, he hopes to move into dorm upon entering high school. But by a cruel twist of fate, the dorm burns to the ground! After searching high and low, Yushi finally manages to find an apartment at the too-good-to-be-true price of 25,000 yen per month! Sure enough, there’s one condition: the apartment is haunted! Surrounded by a gaggle of colorful tenants, Yushi’s “normal” high school life begins!

Aug 2017 | 216 pages
 
 

 

Black Panther and Sweet 16

Taiga, a teenage girl with a complex about her aggressive nature, lends a drink to a boy she finds passed out from starvation, but he ends up stealing a kiss! Then, after she transfers to a new school, that boy, Anri Iseya, comes up to her and declares, “I’ll be yer pet … “?! This dangerous mission between a black beast and a strong-willed 16-year-old begins now!

 

 

 

Kigurumi Guardians

Lily Hoshino, the beloved artist behind Mawaru Penguindrum, offers her cute and twisted take on the magical girl genre. You probably never thought Sailor Moon needed more hot older guys in full-body mascot costumes, but Kigurumi Guardians will bring you around!

Hakka Sasakura’s life is about to turn upside down. She comes home from a day of admiring her student body president to discover that a mysterious creature resembling a man in an animal suit has taken up residence her home. What’s more, she has been chosen to work with this strange being to fight off invaders from another dimension and save the world … and she has to kiss him to do so?!

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.