April 2019 Manga / Light Novel / Book Releases

Spring is finally here! And with spring comes one of Japan’s most famous images: that of the blooming cherry blossoms. Some sakura trees have been blooming for a while, and others are just starting to greet the spring sunshine. You know what else is blooming? New manga! (That doesn’t really work…) If you live near a botanical garden, see if there’s a cherry blossom festival! Bring along your new manga and comfortably read under the beautiful pink petals. Even if there aren’t any sakura trees where you live, you can always pick up a new manga volume and feel connected to Japan through that. Any excuse to buy more manga or light novels, right? Without further ado, here’s our list of the April 2019 manga/light novel/book releases!!

This month's release dates are the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 28th, and the 30th. 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!

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April 1

Viz Media Tube-San: The Melancholy of Deflation [ Free Edition ] By Kieru Tachibana

April 2

Seven Seas Entertainment Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor Vol. 6 By Hitsuji Tarou (Author), Tsunemi Aosa (Illustrator)
Viz Media Ao Haru Ride Vol. 4 By Io Sakisaka (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Arifureta Vol. 5 By Ryo Shirakome (Author), Takaya-ki (Illustrator) Light Novel
Vertical Comics BLAME! Movie Edition: The Electrofishers’ Escape By Tsutomu Nihei (Creator), Koutarou Sekine (Illustrator), TOHA Heavy Industries Cinematic Division (Draft Writer)
Kodansha Boarding School Juliet Vol. 5 By Yousuke Kaneda (Author)
Viz Media Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 29 By Yuto Tsukuda (Author), Shun Saeki (Illustrator)
Dark Horse Gantz G Vol. 3 By Hiroya Oku (Author), Keita Lizuka (Illustrator)
J-Novel Club How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Vol. 3 By Yukiya Murasaki (Author), Takahiro Tsurusaki (Illustrator), Garrison Denim (Translator) Light Novel
J-Novel Club If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Vol. 1 By CHIROLU (Author), Truffle (Illustrator), Matthew Warner (Translator) Light Novel
J-Novel Club If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord: Volume 2 By CHIROLU (Author), Kei (Illustrator), Matthew Warner (Translator) Light Novel
J-Novel Club In Another World With My Smartphone Vol. 3 By Patora Fuyuhara (Author), Eiji Usatsuka (Illustrator), Andrew Hodgson (Translator) Light Novel
Viz Media Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Vol. 4 By Akira Akatsuki Nisioisin (Author), Hikaru Nakamura (Designer), Nisioisin (Draft Writer)
Seven Seas Entertainment Lord Marksman and Vanadis Vol. 10 By Tsukasa Kawaguchi (Author), Nobuhiko Yanai (Illustrator)
J-Novel Club The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 1 By Gamei Hitsuji (Author), himesuz (Illustrator), Hikoki (Translator) Light Novel
J-Novel Club The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 2 By Gamei Hitsuji (Author), himesuz (Illustrator), Hikoki (Translator) Light Novel
Dark Horse Mob Psycho 100 Vol. 2 By ONE (Author, Illustrator), Kumar Sivasubramanian (Author)
Viz Media My Hero Academia Vol. 18 By Kohei Horikoshi (Author)
Viz Media My Hero Academia: School Briefs Vol. 1 By Anri Yoshi (Author), Kohei Horikoshi (Draft Writer)
Viz Media My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Vol. 4 By Hideyuki Furuhashi (Author), Betten Court (Illustrator), Kohei Horikoshi (Draft Writer)
Yen Press No Game No Life Vol. 8 By Yuu Kamiya (Author) Light Novel
Seven Seas Entertainment Non Non Biyori Vol. 11 By Atto (Author)
Udon Entertainment Persona 3 Vol. 9 By Atlus (Author), Shuji SOGABE (Artist)
Viz Media Platinum End Vol. 8 By Tsugumi Ohba (Author), Takeshi Obata (Illustrator)
Viz Media The Promised Neverland Vol. 9 By Kaiu Shirai (Author), Posuka Demizu (Illustrator)
Viz Media Takane & Hana Vol. 8 By Yuki Shiwasu (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Transparent Light Blue By Kiyoko Iwami (Author)
Viz Media The Water Dragon’s Bride Vol. 9 By Rei Toma (Author)
Viz Media We Never Learn Vol. 3 By Taishi Tsutsui (Author)
Viz Media Yona of the Dawn Vol. 17 By Mizuho Kusanagi (Author)

April 4

Seven Seas Entertainment Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 1 [ Kindle Edition ] By Rifujin na Magonote (Author), Shirotaka (Illustrator) Light Novel

April 5

Yen Press Dead Mount Death Play Chapter 28 [ Kindle Edition ] By Ryohgo Narita (Author) Digital Edition

April 9

Kodansha Attack on Titan Vol. 27 By Hajime Isayama (Author)
Viz Media Case Closed Vol. 70 By Gosho Aoyama (Author)
Kodansha Grand Blue Dreaming Vol. 5 By Kimitake Yoshioka (Author), Kenji Inoue (Creator)
Drawn and Quarterly Kitaro’s Yokai Battles By Shigeru Mizuki (Author), Zack Davisson (Translator)
Vertical Comics Knights of Sidonia (Master Edition) Vol 1 By Tsutomu Nihei (Author)
Kodansha Land of the Lustrous Vol. 8 By Haruko Ichikawa (Author)
Viz Media Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol. 35 By Shinobu Ohtaka (Author)
SuBLime Midnight Stranger Vol. 1 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Bohra Naono (Author) Digital Edition
SuBLime Midnight Stranger Vol. 2 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Bohra Naono (Author) Digital Edition
Viz Media NieR:Automata: Short Story Long By Jun Eishima (Author), Yoko Taro (Author)
J-Novel Club Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Vol. 4 [ Kindle Edition ] By Yuri Kitayama (Author), Riv (Illustrator), Mana Z. (Illustrator) Light Novel
Viz Media Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Vol. 6 By Kagiji Kumanomata (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Space Battleship Yamato: The Classic Collection [ Hardcover ] By Leiji Matsumoto (Author)
Kodansha Tokyo Tarareba Girls Vol. 6 By Akiko Higashimura (Author)
Kodansha Witch Hat Atelier Vol. 1 By Kamome Shirahama (Author)
SuBLime The World’s Greatest First Love Vol. 12 By Shungiku Nakamura (Author)

April 11

Seven Seas Entertainment Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! Vol. 6 [ Kindle Edition ] By FUNA (Author), Itsuki Akata (Illustrator) Light Novel

April 15

J-Novel Club Outbreak Company Vol. 8 [ Kindle Edition ] By Ichiro Sakaki (Author), Yuugen (Illustrator), Kevin Steinbach (Translator) Light Novel

April 16

Kodansha Aho-Girl Vol. 12 By Hiroyuki (Author)
Viz Media The Art of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind [ Hardcover ] By Hayao Miyazaki (Author) Artbook
Seven Seas Entertainment Clockwork Planet Vol. 4 By Yuu Kamiya (Author), Tsubaki Himana (Author), Sino (Illustrator) Light Novel
Viz Media Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Vol. 5 By Inio Asano (Author)
Viz Media Fire Punch Vol. 6 By Tatsuki Fujimoto (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Getter Robo Devolution Vol. 3 By Ken Ishikawa (Author), Eiichi Shimizu (Author), Go Nagai (Author), Tomohiro Shimoguchi (Illustrator)
Vertical Comics Go with the clouds, North-by-Northwest Vol. 1 By Aki Irie (Author)
Viz Media Golden Kamuy Vol. 9 By Satoru Noda (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Himouto! Umaru-chan Vol. 5 By Sankakuhead (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord Vol. 3 By Chirolu (Author), Hota (Illustrator)
Udon Entertainment Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu Vol. 3 By Natsuya Semikawa (Author), Virginia Nitouhei (Artist)
NETCOMICS Prince Bari Vol. 2 By Solanine (Author), Maki (Artist)
One Peace Books The Rising of the Shield Hero Vol. 10: The Manga Companion By Aneko Yusagi (Author)
Viz Media Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection [ Hardcover ] By Junji Ito (Author)
NETCOMICS To Take An Enemy’s Heart Vol. 3 By yusa (Author, Artist)
NETCOMICS To Take An Enemy’s Heart Vol. 4 By yusa (Author, Artist)
Viz Media Tokyo Ghoul: re Vol. 10 By Sui Ishida (Author)

April 18

Seven Seas Entertainment Restaurant to Another World Vol. 1 [ Kindle Edition ] By Junpei Inuzuka (Author), Katsumi Enami (Illustrator) Light Novel

April 20

J-Novel Club I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Vol. 13 [ Kindle Edition ] By Namekojirushi (Author), Nao Watanuki (Illustrator), Mana Z (Translator) Light Novel

April 23

Seven Seas Entertainment Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter Vol. 3 By Reia (Author), Suki Umemiya (Illustrator)
Kodansha Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol. 16 By Ryo Suzukaze (Author), Hajime Isayama (Creator), Satoshi Shiki (Illustrator)
Yen Press Baccano! Vol. 10 By Ryohgo Narita (Author), Katsumi Enami (Artist) Light Novel
Viz Media Banana Fish Vol. 1 [ Kindle Edition ] By Akimi Yoshida (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media Banana Fish Vol. 2 [ Kindle Edition ] By Akimi Yoshida (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media Banana Fish Vol. 3 [ Kindle Edition ] By Akimi Yoshida (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media Banana Fish Vol. 4 [ Kindle Edition ] By Akimi Yoshida (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media Banana Fish Vol. 5 [ Kindle Edition ] By Akimi Yoshida (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media Banana Fish Vol. 6 [ Kindle Edition ] By Akimi Yoshida (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media Banana Fish Vol. 7 [ Kindle Edition ] By Akimi Yoshida (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Seven Seas Entertainment Captain Harlock: Dimensional Voyage Vol. 8 By Leiji Matsumoto (Author), Kouiti Shimaboshi (Illustrator)
Yen Press The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Vol. 13 By Satoshi Wagahara (Author), 029 (Oniku) (Artist) Light Novel
Viz Media élDLIVE Vol. 9 [ Kindle Edition ] By Akira Amano (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 1 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 10 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 11 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 12 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 2 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 3 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 4 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 5 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 6 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 7 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 8 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Fruits Basket Collector’s Edition Vol. 9 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsuki Takaya (Author) Digital Edition
Kodansha The Heroic Legend of Arslan Vol. 10 By Yoshiki Tanaka (Author), Hiromu Arakawa (Illustrator)
Seven Seas Entertainment How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal Vol. 3 By Kaziya (Author)
Yen Press I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Vol. 4 By Kisetsu Morita (Author), Benio (Artist)
Yen Press Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 8 [Kindle Edition] By Natsume Akatsuki (Author) Light Novel
Kodansha O Maidens in Your Savage Season 1 By Mari Okada (Author), Nao Emoto (Illustrator)
Yen Press Penguin Highway By Tomihiko Morimi (Author)
Yen Press Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Ex, Vol. 3: The Love Ballad of the Sword Devil By Tappei Nagatsuki (Author), Shinichirou Otsuka (Artist) Light Novel
Kodansha Saint Young Men Vol. 1 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Hikaru Nakamura (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 11 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 12 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 13 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 14 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 16 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 17 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 18 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 19 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
NIHONBUNGEISHA SHOKU-KING Vol. 20 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
Seven Seas Entertainment Sorry for My Familiar Vol. 4 By Tekka Yaguraba (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Species Domain Vol. 6 By Noro Shunsuke (Author)
Yen Press That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 5 By Fuse (Author), Mitz Vah (Artist) Light Novel
Kodansha To Your Eternity Vol. 9 By Yoshitoki Oima (Author)

April 24

DENPA Books Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji Vol. 1 By Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Author)
Cross Infinite World Obsessions of an Otome Gamer Vol. 2 [ Kindle Edition ] By Natsu (Author), Shoyu (Illustrator), Charis Messier (Translator)

April 27

J-Novel Club An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Vol. 5 [ Kindle Edition ] By Fuminori Teshima (Author), Comta (Illustrator), Hikoki (Translator) Light Novel

April 28

J-Novel Club The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Vol. 4 [ Kindle Edition ] By Yu Okano (Author), Jaian (Illustrator), Shirley Yeung (Translator) Light Novel

April 30

Kodansha Again!! Vol. 8 By Mitsurou Kubo (Author)
Yen Press Akame ga KILL! ZERO Vol. 9 By Takahiro (Author), Kei Toru (Artist)
Yen Press Angels of Death Vol. 6 By Makoto Sanada (Author), Kudan Naduka (Artist)
Yen Press Aoharu X Machinegun Vol. 15 By Naoe (Author)
Vertical Comics Arakawa Under the Bridge Vol. 6 By Hikaru Nakamura (Author)
DC Comics Batman and the Justice League Vol. 2 By Shiori Teshirogi (Author)
Kodansha Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle Vol. 6 By Yukito Kishiro (Author)
Dark Horse Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight By Kentaro Miura (Author), Makoto Fukami (Author)
Yen Press Corpse Princess Vol. 22 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Yoshiichi Akahito (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
Yen Press Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Vol. 7 By Hiro Ainana (Author), Ayamegumu (Artist)
Yen Press DIVE!! Vol. 2 By Eto Mori (Author), Ruzuru Akashiba (Artist)
Yen Press The Elder Sister-Like One Vol. 3 By Pochi Iida (Author)
Yen Press A Certain Magical Index Vol. 17 By Kazuma Kamachi (Author), Chuya Kogino (Artist)
Yen Press Final Fantasy XIII: Episode Zero: Promise By Jun Eishima (Author), Motomu Toriyama (Author), Daisuke Watanabe (Author)
Kodansha Fire Force Vol. 15 By Atsushi Ohkubo (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Generation Witch Vol. 4 By Isaki Uta (Author)
Yen Press Goblin Slayer Vol. 5 By Kumo Kagyu (Author), Kousuke Kurose (Artist), Noboru Kannatuki (Designer)
Yen Press Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods Vol. 5 By Takuto Kashiki (Author)
Yen Press Hatsu*Haru Vol. 6 By Shizuki Fujisawa (Author)
Yen Press High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World! Vol. 3 By Riku Misora (Author), Kotaro Yamada (Artist), Sacraneco (Artist)
J-Novel Club Infinite Stratos Vol. 7 [ Kindle Edition ] By Izuru Yumizuru (Author), CHOCO (Illustrator), Mike Langwiser (Translator) Light Novel
Yen Press Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side: Sword Oratoria Vol. 7 By Fujino Omori (Author), Takashi Yagi (Artist), Kiyotaka Haimura (Artist), Suzuhito Yasuda (Artist)
Yen Press Kagerou Daze Vol. 12 By Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) (Author), Mahiro Satou (Artist), Sidu (Designer), Wannyanpuu- (Designer)
Yen Press Konosuba Vol. 8 By Natsume Akatsuki (Author), Masahito Watari (Artist)
Yen Press Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Vol. 10 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Izumi Tsubaki (Author, Artist) Digital Edition
Yen Press Murciélago Vol. 10 By Yoshimurakana (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Mushoku Tensei: Roxy Gets Serious Vol. 1 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Rifujin na Magonote (Author), Shoko Iwami (Illustrator, Artist) Digital Edition
Viz Media Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Picture Book [ Hardcover ] By Hayao Miyazaki (Author) Artbook
Yen Press Nyankees Vol. 2 By Atsushi Okada (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Plus-Sized Elf Vol. 2 By Synecdoche (Author)
Yen Press The Royal Tutor Vol. 11 By Higasa Akai (Author)
Yen Press Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts Vol. 5 By Yu Tomofuji (Author)
Yen Press The Saga of Tanya the Evil Vol. 6 By Carlo Zen (Author), Chika Tojo (Artist), Shinobu Shinotsuki (Artist)
Yen Press Sekirei Vol. 8 By Sakurako Gokurakuin (Author)
Yen Press Silver Spoon Vol. 8 By Hiromu Arakawa (Author)
Yen Press Teasing Master Takagi-san Vol. 4 By Soichiro Yamamoto (Author)
Yen Press Today’s Cerberus Vol. 12 By Ato Sakurai (Author)
Kodansha Toppu GP Vol. 4 By Kosuke Fujishima (Author)
Yen Press Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 8: Twilight of the Golden Witch, Vol. 1 By Ryukishi07 (Author), Kei Natsumi (Artist)
Ghost Ship Yokai Girls Vol. 7 By Kazuki Funatsu (Author, Artist)
Yen Press Yowamushi Pedal Vol. 11 By Wataru Watanabe (Author)
Yen Press Zo Zo Zombie Vol. 3 By Yasunari Nagatoshi (Author)
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