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Top 10 Manga Releases for January 2024

Top 10 Most Anticipated Manga Releases for January 2024

With the dawn of 2024 on the horizon, manga enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to in the New Year. Here are the top 10 most anticipated manga releases slated for January 2024.

The manga world is always buzzing with new chapters, and each month brings a fresh selection of volumes from both beloved series and exciting new additions. As we bid farewell to the holidays and welcome the arrival of 2024, manga fans can anticipate a thrilling lineup of releases for January. Among the highlights is the long-awaited new installment of the Higurashi series, marking its return after over a decade.

Fans of Komi Can’t Communicate will also be delighted to know that a new volume is set to hit the shelves in January 2024. Alongside it, readers can expect new volumes from popular series like One-Punch Man, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Blue Lock. Additionally, the manga adaptation of Bocchi The Rock will be releasing another volume, while Solo Leveling will coincide with the highly-anticipated anime adaptation by launching its next volume. Whether you prefer action, comedy, or sports, this spring’s manga release lineup offers a little something for everyone.

10. Steel Of The Celestial Shadows Recounts The Tale Of A Struggling Samurai

 

Written By

Daruma Matsuura

Genre

Seinen, Period Drama, Samurai, Supernatural

Release Date

January 16, 2024

 

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One noteworthy release is “Steel of the Celestial Shadows, Volume 1,” a captivating tale of a struggling samurai. Written by Daruma Matsuura, this supernatural period drama follows the journey of Ryudo Konosuke, cursed with the ability to repel any metal. This curse conflicts with his mother’s aspirations for him to become a successful warrior and live a life of luxury. Filled with despair and convinced his dreams are unattainable, Ryudo is saved from the brink of despair by a mysterious woman who introduces him to a world of magic.

“Steel of the Celestial Shadows” explores themes of honor and redemption, taking readers on a gripping adventure. Although the series has been serialized since June 2020, the English translation of its first volume is officially set to release on January 16. Fans of supernatural stories, historical dramas, and compelling narratives will surely find themselves immersed in the world of “Steel of the Celestial Shadows.”

As the New Year unfolds, manga enthusiasts can anticipate a plethora of exciting releases. From established series to promising newcomers, January 2024 promises to be a month filled with captivating stories and thrilling adventures that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages.

9. An Assassin Learns How To Appeal To Women In Marriagetoxin

Written By

Joumyaku

Genre

Shonen, Action, Romantic Comedy

Release Date

January 2, 2024

 

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Hailing from a lineage of assassins, Hikaru Gero has never had any interest in the institution of marriage. However, fate takes an unexpected turn for Gero when he is tasked with finding a suitable heir for his clan, lest his sister be forced into the role. With limited options available, Gero approaches one of his assassination targets with a proposition of marriage. Although she initially declines, Gero, aware of her expertise as a marriage swindler, convinces her to train him in the art of wooing women. His ultimate goal is to find a suitable partner who can save his sister and preserve the honor of their clan.

“Marriagetoxin” made its official debut on April 20, 2022, with Manga Plus providing English translations through their digital app. However, starting from January 2nd, the series will receive a physical English release under the name “Marriage Toxin” by Viz Media. This new development will allow fans to enjoy the series in a tangible format.

8. Komi’s Family Wants To Further Bond With Tadano

Written By

Tomohito Oda

Genre

Shonen, Coming-Of-Age, Romantic Comedy, Slice-Of-Life

Release Date

January 9, 2024

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Komi’s father insists on having a spa date with Tadano, which understandably makes him nervous. In his anxious state, Tadano ends up asking an awkward question about relationships, further escalating the uncomfortable situation. As the 28th volume of “Komi Can’t Communicate” unfolds, readers can expect a perfect blend of humor and heartfelt moments as Tadano and Komi’s bond continues to strengthen.

Since its debut in May 2016, “Komi Can’t Communicate” has captivated readers with its endearing story. The highly anticipated 28th volume is scheduled for release on January 9, 2024. Throughout the series, Tadano has been by Komi’s side, helping her overcome her challenges in making friends. Over the course of eight years, their relationship has blossomed into something much deeper than mere friendship. Recognizing this, Komi’s family decides that they want to spend more time with Tadano to truly get to know him better.

7. Saitama Fights His Way Through An Underground Labyrinth

Written By

One

Genre

Seinen, Action, Comedy, Superhero

Release Date

January 16, 2024

 

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The 27th volume of One Punch Man brings the story to a thrilling climax. The villainous Psykos hatches a plan to merge with the Monster King, seeking to gain unprecedented levels of power. Meanwhile, in the treacherous labyrinth of the Monster Association, our hero Saitama finds himself trapped after a cave-in. Now, he must navigate the dark depths and find his way out to confront the impending threat.

The webcomic version of One Punch Man first debuted in 2009, captivating fans with its unique blend of action and humor. The manga adaptation has been ongoing for over a decade, offering a more detailed and visually stunning portrayal of Saitama’s journey. Throughout the series, Saitama has grappled with the existential struggle of finding purpose in a world where he can defeat any foe with a single punch. The 27th volume, set to release in January 2024, will contain chapters 132 to 137, further immersing readers in the thrilling narrative of One Punch Man.

6. Jolyne Hunts For Jotaro’s Missing Memories

Written By

Hirohiko Araki

Genre

Shonen, Seinen, Adventure, Supernatural

Release Date

January 23, 2024

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In the world of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Jolyne Cujoh finds herself in a dire situation. Her father, Jotaro Kujo, arrives with the intention of rescuing her from jail. Unfortunately, their plans take an unexpected turn when an unknown enemy not only steals Jotaro’s stand but also erases his memories. Left with no other options, Jolyne teams up with Ermes to embark on a mission to recover her father’s lost memories and restore his sealed powers.

Since its inception in 1987, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has captivated fans with its unique storytelling and eccentric characters. The series is divided into distinct parts, each with its own self-contained narrative. Part 6, known as Stone Ocean, is set in America and revolves around Jolyne Cujoh’s struggle to survive in a wrongful imprisonment. As her journey unfolds, readers are taken on a thrilling adventure filled with bizarre encounters and unexpected twists.

The eagerly awaited second volume of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean’s sixth part is set to be released on January 23. Fans can look forward to delving deeper into the captivating world of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and witnessing the thrilling continuation of Jolyne’s quest for justice and the restoration of her father’s memories and powers.

5. Jinwoo Goes From Powerless Nobody To Korea’s Hero

Written By

Chugong

Genre

Action, Fantasy

Release Date

January 23, 2024

 

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Scheduled for release in January alongside its highly anticipated anime adaptation, Solo Leveling is set to unveil its eighth volume on January 23. The story follows the journey of Jinwoo Sung, a former E-rank hunter who has climbed the ranks to become an esteemed S-class hunter. Despite the attention and offers pouring in from various factions, Jinwoo remains focused on seeking answers to the lingering questions that have plagued him.

Solo Leveling originated as a web novel in 2016 before being adapted into a Webtoon series in March 2018. Jinwoo’s transformation from a mere hunter to a formidable force with newfound powers sets the stage for an exhilarating exploration of his mysterious abilities and the dangerous dungeons that have nearly claimed his life.

As readers delve into the eighth volume of Solo Leveling, they can expect to be enthralled by the relentless pursuit of truth and the unraveling of secrets that lie within Jinwoo’s extraordinary journey. The series continues to captivate fans with its gripping narrative, stunning artwork, and the ever-present sense of adventure that keeps readers eagerly turning the pages.

4. Higurashi Is Back With A New Series After Over A Decade

Written By

Ryukishi07

Genre

Shonen, Murder Mystery, Psychological Horror, Supernatural Horror

Release Date

January 23, 2024

 

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After a hiatus of over ten years, Higurashi When They Cry: MEGURI marks the triumphant return of the Higurashi series, with the exception of a spinoff that began serialization last year. The story takes place after the defeat of the repeating events of June 1983, and Rika Furude is determined to uncover the origins of the horrifying incidents that plagued her and her friends. MEGURI, a spinoff of Higurashi’s Answer arcs, presents a unique and distinct narrative that sets it apart from the anime adaptation.

The Higurashi series made its debut back in 2002 with the release of its first game. Since then, it has expanded to include a total of eight games. The original manga adaptation was launched in 2008 and is divided into two main arcs: the Question Arc and the Answer Arc. In addition to the main storyline, there have been manga spin-offs and three side stories featuring different characters, further enriching the Higurashi universe.

With the release of Higurashi When They Cry: MEGURI, fans can once again immerse themselves in the chilling and captivating world of Higurashi. Rika’s quest for answers and the distinct storytelling approach of the spinoff promise to deliver a fresh and engaging experience for both long-time fans and newcomers to the series.

3. Bocchi Works To Overcome Her Fears Of Performing At The School Festival

Written By

Aki Hamaji

Genre

Seinen, Comedy, Music

Release Date

January 23, 2024

 

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Apart from anonymously sharing covers online, the main character of Bocchi The Rock, Bocchi, rarely reveals her passion for music to others until she is persuaded to join a band. Despite making a few friends and performing on a few occasions, Bocchi still struggles with social anxiety, and now faces the daunting task of performing at her school’s festival.

Bocchi The Rock made its debut in 2017, and the manga adaptation followed in 2019. As of October 2023, an official English translation of the series has been released. Fans can look forward to the upcoming release of the second translated volume of Bocchi The Rock in January, with the third volume scheduled for May. Unfortunately, there is currently no information available regarding the release dates of the subsequent four volumes that have not yet been translated.

2. The Neo Egotist League’s Third Match Comes To A Close

Written By

Muneyuki Kaneshiro

Genre

Shonen, Sports, Thriller

Release Date

January 2, 2024

 

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The intense third match of the Neo Egotist League in Blue Lock is coming to a close in the 23rd volume, with Germany and England locked in a fierce battle. As the game reaches its climactic end, both teams are showcasing their strategic counterattacks and daring, eye-catching plays in a bid to claim victory. The 23rd volume of Blue Lock encompasses chapters 195 to 203, capturing the thrilling moments of this crucial match.

Blue Lock made its debut in August 2018, captivating readers with its unique storyline. The first published volume was released in November of the same year, establishing the foundation for the gripping narrative. While volumes 24 through 27 have been published in Japanese, fans eagerly await news of the translated English release dates for these volumes. Stay tuned for updates on when English-speaking readers can delve into the next chapters of Blue Lock’s exhilarating journey.

1. Parasyte’s Fifth Volume Is Gorgeously Recaptured In Full Color

Parasyte Full Color Collection 5

Written By

Hitoshi Iwaaki

Genre

Seinen, Body Horror, Horror Thriller, Science Fiction

Release Date

January 16, 2024

In the fifth volume of Parasyte, Shinichi finds himself growing increasingly concerned about Kana. With the number of parasites on the rise, Kana’s impulsive nature and tendency to rush headfirst into danger become a cause for worry. Kana develops the ability to sense parasites and actively goes out in search of them. However, when Shinichi attempts to warn her about the dangers she may face, he loses contact with her, prompting him to desperately search for her before something terrible happens.

Following an unusual turn of events, a parasite manages to infiltrate Shinichi’s arm instead of his brain. This unexpected development forces Shinichi and the parasite to coexist, leading to a unique and complex relationship. Their distinct nature makes them a frequent target for other parasites who seek to exploit their symbiotic connection.

The Parasyte manga has been available in English since 2002, allowing fans to immerse themselves in the captivating story for over two decades. To the delight of readers, the series is now being reprinted in stunning full-color, breathing new life into the already gripping narrative.

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