August 2018 Manga / Light Novels / Book Releases

August is here, and that means it’s time for back to school sales! While you’re out buying things (or just banking on the deals meant for students), why not pick up a few volumes of manga? There’s nothing like that new book smell, and if the end of summer has you feeling down, a new volume of your favorite manga (or even a totally new story) will lift your spirit right back up. So without further ado, check out our August 2018 manga / light novels / novel release roundup!

This month's release dates are the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, and the 28th. You can either click on one of the dates to be taken to that section, do a page search by publisher, or scroll ’til your heart’s content!

Want to see more? Check out our previous manga release articles!

Note: some covers may not be final.

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August 1

Dark Horse Fate/Zero Volume 6 [Kindle & comiXology] By Gen Urobuchi (Author) Digital Edition

August 3

J-Novel Club Invaders of the Rokujouma!?: Vol. 15 [Kindle Edition] By Takehaya (Author), Poco (Illustrator), Warnis (Translator) Light Novel

August 5

J-Novel Club Lazy Dungeon Master: Volume 1 [Kindle Edition] By Supana Onikage (Author), Youta (Illustrator), Quof (Translator) Light Novel

August 7

Seven Seas Entertainment Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter Vol. 1 By Reia (Author), Suki Umemiya (Illustrator)
J-Novel Club Ao Oni: Mutation [Kindle Edition] By Kenji Kuroda (Author), Karin Suzuragi (Illustrator), Alexander Keller-Nelson (Translator) Light Novel
Seven Seas Entertainment Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Vol. 3 By Ryo Shirakome (Author), Takaya-ki (Illustrator) Light Novel
Viz Media Black Clover Vol. 12 By Yuki Tabata (Author)
Viz Media Black Torch Vol. 1 By Tsuyoshi Takaki (Author)
Dark Horse Blood Blockade Battlefront Vol. 10 By Yasuhiro Nightow (Author)
Kodansha Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Vol. 8 By Haruko Kumota (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Devilman VS. Hades Vol. 2 By Go Nagai (Author), Team Moon (Illustrator)
Seven Seas Entertainment Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Vol. 2 By FUNA (Author), Itsuki Akata (Illustrator) Light Novel
Kodansha Fairy Tail Blue Mistral Vol. 4 By Hiro Mashima (Author), Rui Watanabe (Illustrator)
Viz Media Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 25 By Yuto Tsukuda (Author), Shun Saeki (Illustrator), Yuki Morisaki (Contributor)
Viz Media Haikyu!! Vol. 26 By Haruichi Furudate (Author)
Viz Media Hoshin Engi Vol. 19 [Kindle Edition] By Ryu Fujisaki (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3 Stardust Crusaders Vol. 8 By Hirohiko Araki (Author)
Viz Media Kaze Hikaru Vol. 26 By Taeko Watanabe (Author)
Viz Media Kuroko’s Basketball (2-in-1 Edition) Vol. 13 (Includes Vol. 25 & 26) By Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Author)
Viz Media My Hero Academia Vol. 14 By Kohei Horikoshi (Author)
Viz Media One Piece Vol. 87 By Eiichiro Oda (Author)
Viz Media Platinum End Vol. 6 By Tsugumi Ohba (Author), Takeshi Obata (Illustrator)
Viz Media The Promised Neverland Vol. 5 By Kaiu Shirai (Author), Posuka Demizu (Illustrator)
Viz Media Shortcake Cake Vol. 1 By Suu Morishita (Author)
Viz Media Takane & Hana Vol. 4 By Yuki Shiwasu (Author)
Kodansha Tokyo Tarareba Girls Vol. 2 By Akiko Higashimura (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Toradora! Vol. 2 By Yuyuko Takemiya (Author), Yasu (Illustrator) Light Novel
Viz Media Vampire Knight: Memories Vol. 2 By Matsuri Hino (Author)
Vertical Comics What Did You Eat Yesterday? Vol. 13 By Fumi Fumi Yoshinaga (Author)
Viz Media Yona of the Dawn Vol. 13 By Mizuho Kusanagi (Author)

August 9

J-Novel Club Me, a Genius? I Was Reborn into Another World and I Think They’ve Got the Wrong Idea! Vol.3 [Kindle Edition] By Nyun (Author), Sakana (Illustrator), Shaun Cook (Translator) Light Novel

August 11

J-Novel Club Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Vol. 7 [Kindle Edition] By Ryo Shirakome (Author), Takaya-ki (Illustrator), Ningen (Translator) Light Novel

August 13

J-Novel Club I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Vol. 9 [Kindle Edition] By Namekojirushi (Author), Nao Watanuki (Illustrator), Mana Z (Translator) Light Novel

August 14

Vertical Comics Arakawa Under the Bridge Vol. 4 By Hikaru Nakamura (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Bloom into You Vol. 5 By Nakatani Nio (Author)
Kodansha Fire Force Vol. 11 By Atsushi Ohkubo (Author)
Viz Media Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Vol. 2 By Hiromu Arakawa (Author)
Viz Media Hoshin Engi Vol. 20 [Kindle Edition] By Ryu Fujisaki (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Dark Horse I Am a Hero Omnibus Vol. 7 By Kengo Hanzawa (Author)
Kodansha In/Spectre Vol. 8 By Chasiba Katase (Author), Kyo Shirodaira (Creator)
Viz Media Magi Vol. 31 By Shinobu Ohtaka (Author)
Viz Media Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Vol. 2 By Kagiji Kumanomata (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Species Domain Vol. 5 By Noro Shunsuke (Author)
Viz Media That Blue Sky Feeling Vol. 1 By Okura (Author), Coma Hashii (Illustrator)
Kodansha Toppu GP Vol. 3 By Kosuke Fujishima (Author)
SuBLime A Strange and Mystifying Story Vol. 4 By Tsuta Suzuki (Author)

August 15

Dark Horse Blade of the Immortal Vol. 16 [Kindle & comiXology] By Hiroaki Samura (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Dark Horse Blade of the Immortal Vol. 17 [Kindle & comiXology] By Hiroaki Samura (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Dark Horse Blade of the Immortal Vol. 18 [Kindle & comiXology] By Hiroaki Samura (Author, Illustrator)
Dark Horse Blade of the Immortal Vol. 19 [Kindle & comiXology] By Hiroaki Samura (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Dark Horse Blade of the Immortal Vol. 20 [Kindle & comiXology] By Hiroaki Samura (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Dark Horse Blade of the Immortal Vol. 21 [Kindle & comiXology] By Hiroaki Samura (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Dark Horse Blade of the Immortal Vol. 29 [Kindle & comiXology] By Hiroaki Samura (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
J-Novel Club Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash: Vol. 10 [Kindle Edition] By Ao Jyumonji (Author), Eiri Shirai (Illustrator), Sean McCann (Translator) Light Novel

August 16

J-Novel Club The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 5 [Kindle Edition] By Gamei Hitsuji (Author), himesuz (Illustrator), Hikoki (Translator) Light Novel

August 18

J-Novel Club An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Vol. 1 [Kindle Edition] By Fuminori Teshima (Author), COMTA (Illustrator), Hikoki (Translator) Light Novel
One Peace Books The Rising of the Shield Hero Vol. 12 By Aneko Yusagi (Author)

August 20

J-Novel Club Infinite Stratos: Vol. 3 [Kindle Edition] By Izuru Yumizuru (Author), CHOCO (Illustrator), Mike Langwiser (Translator) Light Novel

August 21

Yen Press ACCA 13-Territory Inspection Department Vol. 4 By Natsume Ono (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor Vol. 4 By Hitsuji Tarou (Author), Tsunemi Aosa (Illustrator)
Yen Press Angels of Death Vol. 4 By Makoto Sanada (Author)
Yen Press Aoharu X Machinegun Vol. 12 By Naoe (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Arpeggio of Blue Steel Vol. 13 By Ark Performance (Author)
Kodansha Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 14 By Ryo Suzukaze (Author), Hajime Isayama (Creator), Satoshi Shiki (Illustrator)
Kodansha Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition 4 By Hajime Isayama (Author)
Yen Press Black Butler Vol. 26 By Yana Toboso (Author)
Yen Press BTOOOM! Vol. 22 By Junya Inoue (Creator)
Yen Press The Case Study of Vanitas Vol. 4 By Jun Mochizuki (Author)
Yen Press Chio’s School Road Vol. 1 By Tadataka Kawasaki (Author)
Yen Press Defeating the Demon Lord’s a Cinch (If You’ve Got a Ringer) Vol. 1 By Tsukikage (Author) Light Novel
Vertical Comics Devils’ Line Vol. 11 By Ryo Hanada (Author)
Yen Press Dimension W Vol. 11 By Yuji Iwahara (Author)
Yen Press Forbidden Scrollery Vol. 4 By Moe Harukawa (Author), ZUN (Artist)
Yen Press Hatsu*Haru Vol. 2 By Shizuki Fujisawa (Author)
Viz Media Hoshin Engi Vol. 21: HISTORY’S Guidepost Part 1 [Kindle Edition] By Ryu Fujisaki (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Haikasoru Legend of the Galactic Heroes Vol. 7: Tempest By Yoshiki Tanaka (Author), Daniel Huddleston (Translator)
Kodansha Love and Lies Vol. 7 By Musawo (Author)
Viz Media Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 8 By Yasuo Ohtagaki (Author), Hajime Yatate (Draft Writer), Yoshiyuki Tomino (Draft Writer)
Yen Press Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 3: Truth of Zero Vol. 4 By Tappei Nagatsuki (Author), Shinichirou Otsuka (Artist), Daichi Matsuse (Artist)
Dark Horse RG Veda Omnibus Vol. 3 By Clamp (Author, Illustrator)
Viz Media RWBY: Official Manga Anthology Vol. 2: Mirror Mirror By Various (Author), Monty Oum (Draft Writer), Rooster Teeth Productions (Draft Writer)
Seven Seas Entertainment Saint Seiya: Saintia Sho Vol. 3 By Masami Kurumada (Author), Chimaki Kuori (Illustrator)
Yen Press Scum’s Wish Vol. 8 By Mengo Yokoyari (Author)
Yen Press Silver Spoon Vol. 4 By Hiromu Arakawa (Author)
Yen Press Tales of Wedding Rings Vol. 3 By Maybe (Author)
Kodansha That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 7 By Fuse (Author), Taiki Kawakami (Illustrator)
Kodansha To Your Eternity Vol. 6 By Yoshitoki Oima (Author)
Yen Press Today’s Cerberus Vol. 10 By Ato Sakurai (Author)
Viz Media Tokyo Ghoul: re Vol. 6 By Sui Ishida (Author)
Yen Press Trinity Seven Vol. 14: The Seven Magicians By Kenji Saito (Author), Akinari Nao (Artist)
Yen Press Yowamushi Pedal Vol. 9 By Wataru Watanabe (Author)

August 22

J-Novel Club Kokoro Connect: Hito Random [Kindle Edition] By Sadanatsu Anda (Author), Shiromizakana (Illustrator), Molly Lee (Translator) Digital Edition

August 26

J-Novel Club Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey Volume 1 [Kindle Edition] By Yoshinobu Akita (Author), Yuuya Kusaka (Illustrator), Andrew Hodgson (Translator) Digital Edition

August 28

Kodansha Aho-Girl 8: A Clueless Girl By Hiroyuki (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Alice & Zoroku Vol. 4 By Tetsuya Imai (Author, Illustrator)
Kodansha Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle 4 By Yukito Kishiro (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage Vol. 5 By Leiji Matsumoto (Author), Kouiti Shimaboshi (Illustrator)
Vertical Comics Chi’s Sweet Adventures Vol. 2 By Kinoko Natsume (Adapter), Konami Kanata (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Citrus Vol. 8 By Saburouta (Author)
Yen Press Corpse Princess Vol. 18 [Kindle Edition] By Yoshiichi Akahito (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Seven Seas Entertainment Cutie Honey: The Classic Collection By Go Nagai (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment D-Frag! Vol. 12 By Tomoya Haruno (Author)
Yen Press Final Fantasy Lost Stranger Vol. 1 By Hazuki Minase (Author), Itsuki Kameya (Artist)
Seven Seas Entertainment Holy Corpse Rising Vol. 5 By Hosana Tanaka (Author)
Viz Media Hoshin Engi Vol. 22: HISTORY’S Guidepost Part 2 [Kindle Edition] By Ryu Fujisaki (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Seven Seas Entertainment How to Build a Dungeon: Book of the Demon King Vol. 4 By Yakan Warau (Author), Toshimasa Komiya (Illustrator)
Yen Press Im: Great Priest Imhotep Vol. 8 [Kindle Edition] By Makoto Morishita (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Seven Seas Entertainment Magical Girl Apocalypse Vol. 15 By Kentaro Sato (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Monster Girl Doctor (Light Novel) Vol. 3 By Yoshino Origuchi (Author), z-ton (Illustrator) Light Novel
Seven Seas Entertainment My Monster Secret Vol. 12 By Eiji Masuda (Author)
New York Review Comics Slum Wolf By Tadao Tsuge (Author), Ryan Holmberg (Editor, Translator, Afterword)
Yen Press Toilet-bound Hanako-kun Vol. 7 [Kindle Edition] By AidaIro (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Seven Seas Entertainment Ultra Kaiju Humanization Project feat.POP Comic code Vol. 1 By POP (Author), Shun Kazakami (Author)
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