December 2018 Manga / Light Novels / Book Releases

It’s that time again! No, not the holiday season: our list of manga releases for the month! I know money is tight during this time of the year. It goes to presents, travel expenses, food, and everything else you regularly have to pay for each month. So, while you could buy some of the titles for friends or family, it’s still okay if you treat yourself, too. Alternatively, you can look at it this way: when you buy manga (or light novels or books), you’re really giving back to the creators. So, go ahead and be generous! Here’s our list of the December 2018 manga/light novel/book releases!

This month's release dates are the 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 26th, 30th, and the 31st. 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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December 3

J-Novel Club Invaders of the Rokujouma!? Vol. 18 [ Kindle Edition ] By Takehaya (Author), Poco (Illustrator), Warnis (Translator) Light Novel

December 4

Seven Seas Entertainment Accomplishments of the Duke’s Daughter Vol. 2 By Reia (Author), Suki Umemiya (Illustrator)
Viz Media Ao Haru Ride Vol. 2 By Io Sakisaka (Author)
Kodansha Are You Lost? Vol. 3 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Riri Sagara (Author, Illustrator), Kentaro Okamoto (Author) Digital Edition
Viz Media Astra Lost in Space Vol. 5 By Kenta Shinohara (Author)
Kodansha Attack on Titan Vol. 26 By Hajime Isayama (Author)
Kodansha Boarding School Juliet Vol. 3 By Yousuke Kaneda (Author)
Kodansha Can I Kiss You Every Day? Vol. 2 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By HATSUHARU (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 27 By Yuto Tsukuda (Author), Shun Saeki (Illustrator), Yuki Morisaki (Contributor)
Viz Media Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Vol. 2 By Akira Akatsuki (Author), Hikaru Nakamura (Designer), Nisioisin (Draft Writer)
Viz Media Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You Vol. 30 By Karuho Shiina (Author)
Kodansha Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Vol. 8 By Rin Mikimoto (Author)
Viz Media Kuroko’s Basketball Vol. 15 (Includes Vol. 29 & 30) By Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Lord Marksman and Vanadis Vol. 9 By Tsukasa Kawaguchi (Author), Nobuhiko Yanai (Illustrator)
Kodansha My Boy in Blue Vol. 5 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Maki MIYOSHI (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Viz Media My Hero Academia Vol. 16 By Kohei Horikoshi (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment New Game! Vol. 4 By Shotaro Tokuno (Author)
Viz Media One Piece Vol. 26 (Includes Vol. 76, 77 & 78) By Eiichiro Oda (Author)
Viz Media Platinum End Vol. 7 By Tsugumi Ohba (Author), Takeshi Obata (Illustrator)
Vertical Comics Pop Team Epic Second Season By Bkub Okawa (Author)
Viz Media The Promised Neverland Vol. 7 By Kaiu Shirai (Author)
Viz Media Queen’s Quality Vol. 6 By Kyousuke Motomi (Author)
Kodansha Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice Vol. 1 [ Kindle & comiXology ] By Sayaka Mogi (Author, Illustrator) Digital Edition
Kodansha The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Vol 2 By Mamoru Iwasa (Author), Nakaba Suzuki (Creator), You Kokikuji (Illustrator)
Viz Media Takane & Hana Vol. 6 By Yuki Shiwasu (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Tomo-chan is a Girl! Vol. 2 By Fumita Yanagida (Author)
Viz Media We Never Learn Vol. 1 By Taishi Tsutsui (Author)
Viz Media Yona of the Dawn Vol. 15 By Mizuho Kusanagi (Author)
Viz Media The Young Master’s Revenge Vol. 4 By Meca Tanaka (Author)

December 10

J-Novel Club How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Vol. 6 [ Kindle Edition ] By Yukiya Murasaki (Author), Takahiro Tsurusaki (Illustrator), ZackZeal (Translator) Light Novel

December 11

Yen Press Accel World Vol. 8 By Reki Kawahara (Author), Hiroyuki Aigamo (Artist)
Viz Media After Hours Vol. 3 By Yuhta Nishio (Author)
Kodansha Again!! Vol. 6 By Mitsurou Kubo (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment The Ancient Magus’ Bride: The Golden Yarn Vol. 1 By Kore Yamazaki (Author) Light Novel
Yen Press As Miss Beelzebub Likes Vol. 4 By matoba (Author)
Yen Press The Asterisk War Vol. 8 By Yuu Miyazaki (Author), okiura (Artist) Light Novel
Yen Press The Boy and the Beast Vol. 4 By Mamoru Hosoda (Author), Renji Asai (Artist)
Yen Press Bungo Stray Dogs Vol. 9 By Kafka Asagiri (Author), Sango Harukawa (Artist)
Yen Press Dead Mount Death Play Vol. 1 By Ryohgo Narita (Author), Shinta Fujimoto (Artist)
Yen Press The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Vol. 12 By Satoshi Wagahara (Author), 029 (Oniku) (Artist) Light Novel
Viz Media Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition By Akira Toriyama (Author) Artbook
Yen Press A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School! Vol. 5 By Mai Tanaka (Author)
SuBLime Escape Journey Vol. 2 By Ogeretsu Tanaka (Author)
Yen Press Girls’ Last Tour Vol. 5 By Tsukumizu (Author)
Yen Press Goblin Slayer Side Story: Year One Vol. 1 By Kumo Kagyu (Author), Kento Sakaeda (Artist)
Yen Press Hakumei & Mikochi: Tiny Little Life in the Woods Vol. 3 By Takuto Kashiki (Author)
Yen Press Hatsu*Haru Vol. 4 By Shizuki Fujisawa (Author)
Yen Press The Honor Student at Magic High School Vol. 9 By Tsutomu Sato (Author), Yu Mori (Artist)
Yen Press Horimiya Vol. 12 By HERO (Author), Daisuke Hagiwara (Artist)
Yen Press I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Vol. 3 By Kisetsu Morita (Author), Benio (Artist) Light Novel
Yen Press Im: Great Priest Imhotep Vol. 10 [Kindle & comiXology] By Makoto Morishita (Author) Digital Edition
Udon Entertainment Infini-T Force Vol. 4 By Ukyou Kodachi (Author), Tatsuma Ejiri (Artist)
Yen Press The Isolator Vol. 4 By Reki Kawahara (Author), Naoki Koshimizu (Artist)
Yen Press Kagerou Daze Vol. 11 By Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) (Author), Mahiro Satou (Artist), Sidu (Designer), Wannyanpuu- (Designer)
Yen Press Konosuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! Vol. 7 By Natsume Akatsuki (Author), Kurone Mishima (Artist) Light Novel
Viz Media Magi Vol. 33: The Labyrinth of Magic By Shinobu Ohtaka (Author)
Yen Press My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected @ comic Vol. 9 By Wataru Watari (Author), Naomichi Io (Artist), Ponkan 8 (Artist)
Yen Press NE NE NE By Shizuku Totono (Author), Daisuke Hagiwara (Artist)
Kodansha Noragami: Stray God Vol. 19 By Adachitoka (Author)
Yen Press A Polar Bear in Love Vol. 4 By Koromo (Author)
Yen Press One Week Friends Vol. 5 By Matcha Hazuki (Author)
Udon Entertainment Persona 3 Vol. 8 By Atlus (Author), Shuji SOGABE (Artist)
Udon Entertainment Persona 4 Vol. 8 By Atlus (Author), Shuji SOGABE (Artist)
Viz Media Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You! By Ryo Takamisaki (Author)
Yen Press Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Vol. 6 By Ishio Yamagata (Author), Miyagi (Artist) Light Novel
Yen Press School of Horns Vol. 2 By Mita Aoi (Author)
Yen Press Silver Spoon Vol. 6 By Hiromu Arakawa (Author)
Viz Media Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Vol. 4 By Kagiji Kumanomata (Author)
Yen Press Spice and Wolf Vol. 16 By Isuna Hasekura (Author), Keito Koume (Artist)
Viz Media Splatoon Vol. 5 By Sankichi Hinodeya (Author)
Yen Press The Strange Creature at Kuroyuri Apartments Vol. 2 By Gao Yuzuki (Author)
Yen Press Sword Art Online Progressive Vol. 7 By Reki Kawahara (Author), Kiseki Himura (Artist)
Yen Press That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 4 By Fuse (Author), Mitz Vah (Artist) Light Novel
Yen Press your name. Another Side: Earthbound Vol. 1 By Makoto Shinkai (Creator), Jyunya Nakamura (Artist), Arata Kanoh (Original Author)
Yen Press Yowamushi Pedal Vol. 10 By Wataru Watanabe (Author)

December 12

J-Novel Club Lazy Dungeon Master: Vol. 3 [Kindle Edition] By Supana Onikage (Author), Youta (Illustrator), Quof (Translator) Light Novel

December 13

Seven Seas Entertainment Didn’t I Say To Make My Abilities Average In The Next Life?! Vol. 5 [Kindle Edition] By FUNA (Author), Itsuki Akata (Illustrator) Light Novel

December 14

J-Novel Club I Saved Too Many Girls and Caused the Apocalypse Vol. 11 [ Kindle Edition ] By Namekojirushi (Author), Nao Watanuki (Illustrator), Mana Z (Translator) Light Novel

December 16

J-Novel Club Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Vol. 12 [ Kindle Edition ] By Ao Jyumonji (Author), Eiri Shirai (Illustrator), Sean McCann (Translator) Light Novel

December 18

Viz Media 20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition Vol. 2 By Naoki Urasawa (Author)
Viz Media Abara (Complete Deluxe Edition) By Tsutomu Nihei (Author)
Yen Press Accel World Vol. 16 By Reki Kawahara (Author) Light Novel
Vertical Comics After the Rain Vol. 2 By Jun Mayuzuki (Author)
J-Novel Club An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Vol. 3 [ Kindle Edition ] By Fuminori Teshima (Author), COMTA (Illustrator), Hikoki (Translator) Light Novel
Seven Seas Entertainment Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Vol. 4 By Ryo Shirakome (Author), Takaya-ki (Illustrator) Light Novel
Yen Press Baccano! Vol. 9 By Ryohgo Narita (Author), Katsumi Enami (Artist) Light Novel
Kodansha Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set By Yukito Kishiro (Author)
Yen Press Demon from Afar Vol. 1 [Kindle Edition] By Kaori Yuki (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Demon from Afar Vol. 2 [Kindle Edition] By Kaori Yuki (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press Demon from Afar Vol. 3 [Kindle Edition] By Kaori Yuki (Author) Digital Edition
Dark Horse Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Vol. 2 By Square Enix (Author) Artbook
Yen Press First Love Monster Vol. 1 [Kindle & comiXology] By Akira Hiyoshimaru (Author) Digital Edition
Yen Press First Love Monster Vol. 2 [Kindle & comiXology] By Akira Hiyoshimaru (Author) Digital Edition
Viz Media Golden Kamuy Vol. 7 By Satoru Noda (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends Vol. 16 By Yomi Hirasaka (Author), Itachi (Illustrator)
Yen Press The Irregular at Magic High School Vol. 10 By Tsutomu Sato (Author), Kana Ishida (Artist) Light Novel
Yen Press Kagerou Daze Vol. 8 By Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) (Author), Sidu (Artist) Light Novel
Viz Media Legend of the Galactic Heroes Vol. 8 By Yoshiki Tanaka (Author), Matt Treyvaud (Translator)
Seven Seas Entertainment Monster Musume Vol. 14 By OKAYADO (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Vol. 8 By Rifujin na Magonote (Author), Yuka Fujikawa (Illustrator)
Seven Seas Entertainment My Monster Secret Vol. 14 By Eiji Masuda (Author)
Yen Press Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon Vol. 3 By Hirukuma (Author), Ituwa Kato (Artist) Light Novel
One Peace Books The Rising of the Shield Hero Vol. 13 By Aneko Yusagi (Author)
Yen Press Sword Art Online Vol. 15 By Reki Kawahara (Author) Light Novel
Ghost Ship To Love Ru Darkness Vol. 8 By Saki Hasemi (Author), Kentaro Yabuki (Artist)
Vertical Comics To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Vol. 7 By Maybe (Author)
Kodansha To Your Eternity Vol. 8 By Yoshitoki Oima (Author)
Viz Media Tokyo Ghoul: re Vol. 8 By Sui Ishida (Author)

December 19

DENPA Books futurelog By Range Murata (Author) Book
DENPA Books An Invitation from a Crab By panpanya (Author) Book

December 20

J-Novel Club The Magic in this Other World is Too Far Behind! Vol. 8 [ Kindle Edition ] By Gamei Hitsuji (Author), Ao Nekonabe (Illustrator), Hikoki (Translator) Light Novel

December 24

Dark Horse Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair Vol. 1 By Spike Chunsoft (Author), Suga Kyousuke (Author, Illustrator), Jackie McClure (Translator)
Seven Seas Entertainment Didn’t I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?! Vol. 2 By FUNA (Author), Nekomint (Illustrator)
Seven Seas Entertainment Dragon Half Omnibus Vol. 3 By Ryusuke Mita (Author)
Kodansha Fire Force Vol. 13 By Atsushi Ohkubo (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Giant Spider & Me: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale Vol. 3 By Kikori Morino (Author)
J-Novel Club Infinite Stratos Vol. 5 [ Kindle Edition ] By Izuru Yumizuru (Author), CHOCO (Illustrator), Mike Langwiser (Translator) Light Novel
Seven Seas Entertainment NTR – Netsuzou Trap Vol. 6 By Kodama Naoko (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Ojojojo Vol. 1-2 By coolkyousinnjya (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Slumbering Beauty Vol. 2 By Yumi Unita (Author)

December 26

J-Novel Club Kokoro Connect Vol. 3 [ Kindle Edition ] By Sadanatsu Anda (Author), Shiromizakana (Illustrator), Molly Lee (Translator) Light Novel

December 30

J-Novel Club Sorcerous Stabber Orphen: The Wayward Journey Vol. 3 [ Kindle Edition ] By Yoshinobu Akita (Author), Yuuya Kusaka (Illustrator), Andrew Hodgson (Translator) Light Novel

December 31

Seven Seas Entertainment Devilman Grimoire Vol. 5 By Go Nagai (Author), Rui Takatou (Illustrator)
Seven Seas Entertainment A Certain Scientific Accelerator Vol. 8 By Kazuma Kamachi (Author), Arata Yamaji (Illustrator)
Dark Horse Gantz Omnibus Vol. 2 By Hiroya Oku (Author), Richard Pini (Illustrator)
Seven Seas Entertainment High-Rise Invasion Vol. 5-6 By Tsuina Miura (Author), Takahiro Oba (Illustrator)
Seven Seas Entertainment Hungry for You: Endo Yasuko Stalks the Night Vol. 2 By Flowerchild (Author)
Seven Seas Entertainment Magika Swordsman and Summoner Vol. 10 By Mitsuki Mihara (Author), MonRin (Illustrator)
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