Azuki Adds 23 New Manga, 2 Titles from One Peace Books

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© Emi Fukasaku

Azuki has announced that it will be adding 23 new manga series and one-shots from One Peace Books, Media Do International, Inc. and MediBang! to its digital library in August 2023. The MD-i and MediBang! titles were part of a deal to add over 150 series from both publishers in 2023. 

The new additions consist of 10 total manga series and 13 one-shot titles, which are now available to read, select free chapters, on the Azuki website and mobile app. 

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Here is the full list of titles coming to Azuki later on: 


Tenken 

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© Yumiko Shirai

Story and art: Yumiko Shirai

Synopsis

The world has been annihilated and an evil bestial deity must be appeased. Saki, a young girl, trying to escape destiny, finds refuge in an unusual and rough line of work. But she has been chosen for an unthinkable role; a princess must be sacrificed to the monster Yamata-no-Orochi at the 50 year Tenken Festival. Can Manaka, the man who is in love with her, follow her into this abyss to save her from fate? Or will he accidentally uncover the dark secret of the ceremony?

Breathe Deeply

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© Doton Yamaaki

Story and art: Doton Yamaaki

Synopsis

A battle ensues over life and death, belief and science, ethics and progress. Two boys, Sei and Oishi, fall madly in love with Yuko. When her untimely death wreaks havoc in their young lives, bitter memories cease to fade, and their tender hearts cling to the dream of a world where debilitating illnesses disappear in the face of science. But what would happen if they discovered that all they believed was a lie? Is there still a chance that their suffering may end? Will mercy and love prevail?

Ms. Itsuya

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© Mizu Sahara

Story and art: Mizu Sahara

Synopsis

Ms. Itsuya isn’t your average substitute teacher, her teaching method can only be described as “magical.” Meet her and her unique cast of students as she teaches them lifelong lessons and helps them work through complex family issues.

King’s Game

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© Hitori Renda

Story and art: Hitori Renda

Synopsis

Nobuaki’s classmates start receiving mysterious text messages from someone who calls themselves ‘The King.’ At first the texts are just simple commands, but soon they escalate and those who don’t follow the orders are being killed! Fearing for their lives, classmates turn on each other and that’s when the murders begin… The story originates from a mobile game horror novel and has been adapted into a live-action film, and a full-length anime.

Suzuki Just Wants a Quiet Life

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© Hirohisa Sato

Story and art: Hirohisa Sato

Synopsis

After his mother is murdered, Jinsuke runs away with his mysterious neighbor, Suzuki, who has a dark secret. Suzuki seeks to find a quiet life, Jinsuke dreams only of revenge as he decides to take matters into his own hands…

Nobo and her? 

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© Molico Ross

Story and art: Molico Ross 

Synopsis

Rumors are flying around college that popular college junior Yasuhisa Nobo has a new girlfriend… but no one has ever seen her?!

Follow Nobo’s day-to-day life as he lives with a jealous female ghost who talks using a floating whiteboard! Nobo fends off the advances of one of his college friends, but the ghost interferes — is she catching feelings for her human companion? And can Nobo help her regain her memories?

kalyx

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© Sesuna Mikabe

Story and art: Sesuna Mikabe 

Synopsis

It’s the year 2050 and Japan has become a harsh desert landscape on the brink of destruction. Soshi Sawamura is a soldier in the Saitama Nation’s military who one day meets Nadeko, a girl diagnosed with a futuristic epidemic which makes some people refer to her as a “Flower Girl.” After getting caught in an ambush, Nadeko suddenly asks Sawamura if she can fall in love with him and her powers awaken. A tragic story about love in the heart of the battlefield.

Which Hana? 

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© Mizue Odawara

Story and art: Mizue Odawara 

Synopsis

Hana Kisugi is a somewhat apathetic 28-year-old office worker with no luck at work or with men. One day, she misses a step on a staircase and…wakes up in the body of a 17-year-old high school student named Hana Yamada! At a loss, she ends up living the life of a high school girl but why are so many high-school boys confessing to her?? Will this Hana be able to return to her former body?!

Chima-san’s Trinket Box

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© Emi Fukasaku

Story and art: Emi Fukasaku 

Synopsis

Hand-crafted cute little things are the specialty of Chima-san’s shop! Although the owner might be a bit strange, Toriko cannot stop herself from coming back. Along with other lively customers, what kind of wonderful encounters will she have here? Will Toriko’s dream to open her own shop come true?

Fermata Life 

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© Emi Fukasaku

Story and art: Emi Fukasaku 

Synopsis

Welcome to “Fermata,” a star that acts as the boundary between worlds. Sometimes a dead soul on the earth will come to this planet. Freshly coming from her death, Mirako now began her extraordinary second life with Nico, a cheerful and kind girl, who has been observing Mariko’s fate all this time.

13 miscellaneous one-shots by Emi Fukasaku: Yukimi Records, Waiting in the Classroom, The Delicious Food Taster, The Class Rep’s Glasses, Soft Arpeggio, Oda and Hototogi, Happy Bird, Goodbye Pumpkin, Flipboard, Dominant Seventh, Daily Life in 8 Pages, Ampersand, and Alpha Minus.


Source: press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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