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2021 saw a ton of new manga releases, including Dai Dark, Fist of the North Star, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead and more. New manga for 2022 is being announced and what's been revealed so far has us excited for what publishers, like Viz, Kodansha, Yen Press, Seven Seas, and more, have in store for us next year.
Check at all of the new manga that's releasing in 2022 below! I've included them all in a release schedule, but if you are looking for more details on each, such as synopses, cover art, preorder links, I've included that all on this post as well. Keep in mind that estimated arrival dates are subject to delay or change and may vary depending on where you preorder them them from.
New Manga Releasing in 2022
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse - January 4, 2022
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Stories of Water and Flame - January 4, 2022
- Bomba! - January 11, 2022
- Pokémon Adventures X•Y, Volume 1 - January 11, 2022
- Daily Report About My Witch Senpai, Volume 1 - January 11, 2022
- Assassin's Creed Dynasty, Volume 1 - January 11, 2022
- Record of Ragnarok, Volume 1 - January 18, 2022
- From the Red Fog, Volume 1 - January 18, 2022
- Banished From the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, Volume 1 - January 18, 2022
- Under Ninja, Volume 1 - January 25, 2022
- Double, Volume 1 - January 25, 2022
- Welcome Back, Alice, Volume 1 - February 1, 2022
- Deadpool Samurai, Volume 1 - February 8, 2022
- Blackguard, Volume 1 - February 8, 2022
- Came The Mirror & Other Tales - February 15, 2022
- Classroom of The Elite, Volume 1 - February 22, 2022
- Ode to Kirihito Omnibus - February 22, 2022
- DARLING in the FRANXX Omnibus 1 - March 1, 2022
- Sensei’s Pious Lie, Volume 1 - March 1, 2022
- Ima Koi: Now I’m In Love, Volume 1 - March 1, 2022
- Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai, Volume 1 - March 1, 2022
- Alice in Borderland, Volume 1 - March 15, 2022
- Island in a Puddle, Volume 1 - March 15, 2022
- Orochi: The Perfect Edition - March 15, 2022
- Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection, Volume 1 - April 5, 2022
- Sakamoto Days, Volume 1 - April 5, 2022
- Links - April 12, 2022
- Apollo’s Song Omnibus - April 19, 2022
- Devil Ecstasy - April 26, 2022
- A Galaxy Next Door, Volume 1 - April 26, 2022
- Phantom of the Idol, Volume 1 - May 24, 2022
The following manga have been confirmed for 2022 release by their respective publishers, but have yet to receive a release date.
- Princess Knight Omnibus
- The Shining Sea
You can learn more about all of the new manga coming in 2022 below!
The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Manga
By Nakaba Suzuki (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Synopsis: Return to the magical and thrilling world of Britannia with this new adventure from the creator of The Seven Deadly Sins, the manga that inspired the No. 1 hit Netflix Original Anime! Four Knights of the Apocalypse is a new story in the world of The Seven Deadly Sins, but can be enjoyed totally on its own!
Percival has always lived with his grandfather on the idyllic, remote God’s Finger. And though Percival loves the simple life, he longs for adventure. That is, until adventure comes knocking at his door, tearing away everything he’s ever known and leaving him alone in the world. Now Percival has no choice but to go out into the world and see what it holds...after all, it’s his destiny!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Stories of Water and Flame Manga
By Ryoji Hirano (Teito Seihai Kitan: Fate/type Redline), Based on a story by Koyoharu Gotouge (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Synopsis: Savage demons devour unsuspecting humans in Taisho-era Japan. The Demon Slayer Corps wields special swords to end the devastation demons spread. Giyu Tomioka—the sole Water Hashira—and Kyojuro Rengoku—a high-ranking Kinoe—travel on missions to eliminate demons and prove their mettle as two of the fiercest Demon Slayers.
Giyu heads north toward an area where hunters have been killed. He and the Insect Hashira meet Yae, the daughter of a slain hunter. Yae believes a bear killed her father, but the truth is harder to endure. Kyojuro also receives his newest assignment and hopes completing it will prove he’s worthy of becoming the Flame Hashira, the title his father abandoned. An explosive battle unfolds as Kyojuro takes on a demon of the Twelve Kizuki with a grudge against Kyojuro’s father.
By Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Dororo)
Synopsis: Tetsu is a seemingly normal student, whose passionate love for his teacher turns violent in the most unexpected of ways when another suitor attempts to stand between them. Haunted by his family’s past, he must learn to navigate his desire and quell his rage if he hopes to find peace and solace in his relationships with others.
Osamu Tezuka’s masterful artwork and irrepressibly creative page layouts reach a feverish peak in depicting the manifestation of the tortured youth’s explosive angst. Thematically rich yet instinctively relatable, Bomba! deftly weaves an exploration of the complex nature of friendship and the lasting psychological ravages of war into its tale of love, jealousy, revenge, and redemption.
Record of Ragnarok Manga
By Shinya Umemura, Takumi Fukui, and Azychika
Synopsis: Once every millennium, the gods assemble to decide if humanity is worthy of its continued existence or if it should be destroyed! When the verdict is destruction, the final battle between the gods and mortal heroes will decide the survival or extinction of the human race—a battle known as Ragnarok!
The Valkyrie Brunhilde has convinced the gods to give humanity a chance at redemption through combat in the Valhalla arena. Seeking a quick end to the proceedings, the gods present their first fighter: Thor, the Norse god of thunder. Facing him is a warrior said to be the strongest in the history of mankind, the legendary general Lü Bu!
Under Ninja Manga
By Kengo Hanazawa (I Am a Hero)
Synopsis: A high school loner is given the part-time job of a lifetime as a modern day ninja tasked to perform international assassinations. After World War II, Allied Command in Japan developed a new agency to help manage terrorism and violence within the Pacific region.
The agency was staffed with ninja and they were initially tasked to handle domestic affairs. Eventually that program grew to its current form, managing 20,000 ninja across a range of domestic and international affairs. One of those ninja happens to be Kudo. The seventeen-year-old high school loser is now poised to be the next line of defense against a potential surge in foreign assassins invading Tokyo.
Deadpool Samurai Manga
By Sanshiro Kasama and Hikaru Uesugi
Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth is back! As a member of the newly formed Samurai Squad, Deadpool moves to Tokyo, where he soon runs afoul of some familiar faces. Whether he’s teaming up with new heroes, battling gods, attending concerts, or being repeatedly dismembered, Deadpool always brings chaos and his characteristic sense of humor along with him!
Deadpool lands in Tokyo with a bang! Several bangs in a row, actually. Plus a few slashes, a thud, a fwoosh or two, and finally, a huge kaboom! What could possibly go wrong when Iron Man invites Deadpool to the Samurai Squad of the Avengers? After all, Deadpool is just in it for the money and the trip to Japan. This is fine, right?
Came The Mirror & Other Tales Manga
By Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha)
Synopsis: Five intimate magical-realist tales from manga legend Rumiko Takahashi! A supernatural mirror compels a teenager to draw out and destroy the evil lurking within others. But will his duty destroy him? A has-been manga creator acquires the power to curse his competition. Is it worth it? A pet cat plays human matchmaker—warning, side effects may include partial transmogrification.
Plus, a rare, behind-the-scenes autobiographical story about Takahashi’s lifelong love affair with manga!
Banished From the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside Manga
By Zappon, Masahiro Ikeno and Yasumo
Publisher: Yen Press
Synopsis: Despite being the bearer of the powerful Divine Blessing of the Guide, Red has been banished from the Hero's party. Listless, he decides to head to the frontier and hatches a plan to spend his days working an easy apothecary job. Thus begins his new life!
Classroom of The Elite Manga
By Syougo Kinugasa and Yuyu Ichino
Publisher: Seven Seas
Synopsis: Students of the prestigious Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School are given remarkable freedom—if they can win, barter, or save enough points to work their way up the ranks! Ayanokouji Kiyotaka has landed at the bottom in the scorned Class D, where he meets Horikita Suzune, who’s determined to rise up the ladder to Class A. Can they beat the system in a school where cutthroat competition is the name of the game?
DARLING in the FRANXX Manga Omnibus
By Code:000 and Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat, To Love Ru)
Publisher: Ghost Ship
Synopsis: DARLING in the FRANXX is releasing in an omnibus format. Each omnibus collects two volumes of the series.
In a devastated post-apocalyptic future, Earth is a ruinous wasteland. Humanity's only remaining strongholds are mobile fortress cities called Plantations. Massive beasts known as klaxosaurs, the planet's new apex predators, have pushed mankind to the edge of extinction, and within the walls of the Plantations, things are no less dire.
Humans no longer love or reproduce–adults live on in sterile immortality while children are regarded as nothing more than parasites, artificially created to pair up and pilot the Plantations' giant defense robots known as Franxx. Former child whiz kid Hiro fails out of the piloting program after falling out of sync with his co-pilot, and a fateful decision to skip his group's graduation ceremony puts him on a collision course with a horned girl known as Zero Two, whose co-pilots always end up dead. She claims Hiro as her "darling," but what can that word even mean in such a loveless world?
Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection
By Naoko Takeuchi (Sailor Moon)
Synopsis: Sailor Moon Naoko Takeuchi Collection Manga Volume 1 features story and art by Naoko Takeuchi and features the updated translation and high page count of the Sailor Moon Eternal Edition in a more affordable, portable edition.
Perfect to go wherever you or the magical guardian in your life want to take it! Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon!
By Natsuki Kizu (Given)
Synopsis: An ensemble of interconnected romance stories from one of the hottest creators of yaoi manga. A collection of intertwining stories covering four not-quite lovers as they find what links them together.
Akiba plays the piano and reminisces about Yahiko, a friend with benefits he can’t quite bring himself to call his lover, despite how freely the man cares for him.
Despite their constant bickering, Sado and Nakajo appear close enough to be lovers. But Nakajo has convinced himself he can never have Sado, which leads him to stay by his side while simultaneously looking for ways to hate him.
Shibata is an overly friendly older man who rather insistently hits on Sekiya, a socially awkward radio DJ. Even with his DJ persona, Sekiya has a hard time expressing the roil of emotions within him.
Kameda and Ogikawa get to know each other thanks to a stray cat. The two spend lazy days together, eating, drinking, and playing with their cat, all without calling it love.
Pokémon Adventures X•Y Manga
By Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto
Synopsis: Awesome Pokémon adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon X and Y video games! X was a Pokémon Trainer child prodigy. He hated the shine of the spotlight, so he took to hiding in his room and avoiding everyone—including his best friend Y. But now a surprise attack has brought X out of hiding!
X, the champion of the Pokémon Battle Junior Tournament in the Kalar region, reluctantly ends his self-imposed exile when his hometown of Vanville is suddenly in big trouble. Can the reclusive X and the heroic Y help their friends ward off two Legendary Pokémon and the mysterious Team Flare?!
Daily Report About My Witch Senpai Manga
By Maka Mochida
Publisher: Seven Seas
Synopsis: Misono is an office drone with his own ups and downs at work, but thankfully, he has an ally: his senpai Shizuka, who happens to be a witch. Shizuka is always ready to lend a hand to those in need, but Misono thinks she should take better care of herself, since zipping around on a broomstick to run errands can be quite stressful.
Is Misono’s over-solicitous concern for Shizuka driven by mere respect for this flustered witch, or could it be more? Let this magical romantic comedy cast its spell on you!
By Ryo Hanada (Devils' Line)
Synopsis: The world is suddenly overrun by monsters called “shojo” and anyone who is bit by one is infected with a mysterious virus, which turns them into the same being. To defeat the shojo, humans live in “aerial cities” and formed units called “guards”. Nanao Minami, also known as the Blackguard, fights but without regard for his own life. What is his motivation and why does he want to die so readily?
Welcome Back, Alice Manga
By Shuzo Oshimi (Blood on the Tracks, The Flowers of Evil)
Synopsis: Yohei, Kei and Yui are childhood friends and things get complicated when Yohei witnesses Kei and Yui in an intimate moment. But when Kei unexpectedly moves away and returns a few years later to reunite in high school, he seems to be a bit different.
Ode to Kirihito Manga Omnibus
By Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Dororo)
Synopsis: A promising young doctor, Kirihito Osanai visits a remote Japanese mountain village to investigate the source of the latest medical mystery. While he ends up traveling the world to discover what it takes to be cured of such a disease, a conspiracy back home attempts to explain away his absence. Hinging upon his fate are those of his loved ones: an unstable childhood friend and colleague trapped between factions of the medical establishment that nurtured him; a fiancée emotionally transformed by Kirihito’s mysterious disappearance; and a stranger who becomes his guardian angel, a sensual circus-act performer with volatile psychological secrets.
From plutocratic Taipei and racially divided South Africa to backwater Arabia and modern Osaka, ambition and desire beckon “normal men” to behave uglier than any beast. Riveting our attention on deformity and its acceptance like The Elephant Man by David Lynch, Ode to Kirihito examines the true worth of human beings through and beyond appearances.
Sensei’s Pious Lie Manga
By Akane Torikai
Synopsis: Misuzu Hara is a 24-year-old high school teacher. Her peaceful days of instructing her students begin to change with the advent of her friend Minako’s fiancé, Hayafuji. What happened between them?
Ima Koi: Now I’m In Love Manga
By Ayuko Hatta
Synopsis: After missing out on love and dating because she was too shy to confess her feelings, high school student Satomi blurts out how she feels the next time she gets a crush—and it’s to her impossibly handsome schoolmate Yagyu!
To her surprise, he agrees to date her. Now that Satomi’s suddenly in a relationship, what next? Even though she can hardly believe it, Satomi is dating Yagyu. Being in love as part of a couple is now Satomi’s everyday reality. With how fast everything has gone and with Satomi still clueless about how dating is supposed to work, can she actually enjoy being in love?
Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Manga
By Riku Sanjo and Koji Inada
Synopsis: Dai lives on Dermline Island, where he dreams of being a hero. One day, when a group of heroes visits the island, Dai finally gets a chance to prove himself! But these visitors are not what they seem, and soon Dai finds himself fighting to protect the Golden Metal Slime these so-called heroes have come to abduct.
Alice in Borderland Manga
By Haro Aso (Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, Hyde & Closer)
Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Ryohei Arisu is sick of his life. School sucks, his love life is a joke, and his future weighs on him like impending doom. As he struggles to exist in a world that can’t be bothered with him, Ryohei feels like everything would be better if he were anywhere else.
When a strange fireworks show transports him and his friends to a parallel world, Ryohei thinks all his wishes have come true. But this new world isn’t an empty paradise, it’s a vicious game. And the only way to survive is to play. The first game starts with a bang, but Ryohei manages to beat the clock and save his friends. It’s a short-lived victory, however, as they discover that winning only earns them a visa worth a few days’ grace period. If they want to get home, they’re going to have to start playing a lot harder.
Island in a Puddle Manga
By Kei Sanbe (Erased, For the Kid I Saw in My Dreams)
Synopsis: The tiny apartment where Minato lives may as well be an isolated island in the middle of the ocean. Despite still being in elementary school, it falls on his shoulders to care for his little sister Nagisa, who never stops asking when their mother will make one of her infrequent visits home.
On one of those visits, their mother takes them to an amusement park, only to give Minato some cash and leave them on a Ferris wheel… but as the wheel reaches the top, lightning strikes, and, instead of his sister, Minato sees the corpse of a woman… and, reflected in the glass looking back at him, an unfamiliar and menacing face!
Orochi Manga The Perfect Edition
By Kazuo Umezz (The Drifting Classroom)
Synopsis: A deluxe edition of Orochi, featuring all nine of the classic interconnected short stories by horror master Kazuo Umezz, the creator of The Drifting Classroom! These are hardcover releases.
In these intertwined short stories by horror master Kazuo Umezz, a mysterious young woman slithers her way into the lives of unsuspecting people like the legendary multitailed serpent for which she is named—Orochi.
Umezz’s classic horror manga opens with “Sisters,” in which Orochi affects the lives of two wealthy siblings who couldn't be more alike…or more different. Next, in “Bones,” Orochi helps a man come back to life after a terrible accident, but resurrection can be a deadly business…
Sakamoto Days Manga
By Yuto Suzuki
Synopsis: Taro Sakamoto was once a legendary hit man considered the greatest of all time. Bad guys feared him! Assassins revered him! But then one day he quit, got married, and had a baby. He’s now living the quiet life as the owner of a neighborhood store, but how long can Sakamoto enjoy his days of retirement before his past catches up to him?!
Time has passed peacefully for Sakamoto since he left the underworld. He’s running a neighborhood store with his lovely wife and child and has gotten a bit…out of shape. But then one day a figure from his past pays him a visit with an offer he can’t refuse: return to the assassin world or die!
Apollo's Song Manga Omnibus
By Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Dororo)
Synopsis: Apollo’s Song follows the tragic journey of Shogo, a young man whose abusive childhood has instilled in him a loathing for love so profound he finds himself compelled to acts of violence when he is witness to any act of intimacy or affection whether by human or beast. His hate is such that the gods intervene, cursing Shogo to experience love throughout the ages ultimately to have it ripped from his heart every time.
From the Nazi atrocities of World War II to a dystopian future of human cloning, Shogo loses his heart, in so doing, healing the psychological scars of his childhood hatred. Master storyteller Osamu Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song is a lyrical tour-de-force on the human spirit, the destruction of hate, and the triumph of love.
Devil Ecstasy Manga
By Shuzo Oshimi (Blood on the Tracks, The Flowers of Evil)
Synopsis: Noboru Kusakabe is an 18-year-old virgin college student who developed a trauma for big breasts. Desperately wanting to lose his virginity, Noboru and his friend discover a mysterious brothel called “Devil Ecstasy”. Although he was nervous about his first experience, Noboru is thrilled by a beautiful girl with small breasts named Meruru who holds a scary secret about the brothel!
A Galaxy Next Door Manga
By Gido Amagakure (Sweetness & Lightning)
Synopsis: Since his parents died, manga artist Ichiro has barely scraped by, forced to support his two younger siblings on just a middle school education. He doesn’t even have time to learn how to use a computer, which forces him to keep wrestling with pen and paper. When his art assistants quit to strike out on their own, on top of juggling deadlines, family, and the constant fear of losing his job, Ichiro feel close to a total breakdown.
But then a new assistant pops into Ichiro’s life, and his prospects immediately start to brighten! She’s an incredible artist, she always finishes on time, and she’s beautiful, to boot! But she also seems to know an awful lot about him, and, soon, she makes a confession that bends Ichiro’s mind beyond the confines of Earth.
Phantom of the Idol Manga
By Hijiki Isoflavone
Synopsis: Yuuya, one half of the boy pop duo ZINGS, may be the laziest performer in the Japanese music industry. His partner is out there giving 110% every night (and, thankfully, he’s quite popular), but Yuuya’s half-assed, sloppy dancing, and his frankly hostile attitude toward the audience, has the fans hating him and his agent looking for any excuse to cut him loose. The career of a pop idol just isn’t the path of easy leisure and adulation Yuuya expected.
After a particularly lifeless concert appearance, Yuuya meets a girl backstage. She’s dressed to the nines in a colorful outfit, she’s full of vim and vigor, and all she wants from life is to perform. There’s just one problem: She’s been dead for a year. This is the ghost of Asahi Mogami, the beloved singer whose time on the stage was tragically cut short, unless... If ghosts are real, is spirit possession really that much of a stretch?
From the Red Fog Manga
By Mosae Nohara (Disney Twisted-Wonderland Anthology Comic)
Publisher: Yen Press
Synopsis: England at the end of the 19th century. A string of gruesome incidents all lead back to a single boy who was born into a world where chaos and order, and wealth and poverty are deeply intertwined. Guided by a deep solitude, what fate awaits him in the end?
Assassin's Creed Dynasty Manga
By Xu Xian Zhe
Synopsis: In the 14th year of the Tianbao Era (CE 755) An Lushan, a military governor with ties to the Knights Templar, leads his elite corps to rebel against the Tang Dynasty, and the ill-prepared Tang empire falters under the threat.
The two capitals Luoyang and Chang’an fall and China falls under the oppression of the cruel An Lushan. As the Tang dynasty starts to crumble, Li E, a shady Assassin trained by the Hidden Ones in the far West, teams up with Tang loyalists to turn the tide and save both the dynasty and the country from this crisis.
By Ayako Noda
Synopsis: Scatterbrained Takara Takarada is an undiscovered genius actor who fully embodies every character he's cast as, delivering unforgettable performance after performance onstage. But this genius can only be brought forth by his best friend and fellow actor, Yuuji Kamojima, who cares for Takara even as he envies him for his innate talent.
When it takes the two of them together to bring a character to life, what will happen when Takara is scouted away from their small-time theater troupe and thrust into the new world of television instead? Can Takara survive without Yuuji's guidance--and how does Yuuji respond to being left behind?