May 2020 Manga / Light Novel / Book Releases

Here in the United States, the weather is already ramping up for Summer, which means hotter, longer days, and short, warm nights! Why not take a gander at the upcoming May 2020 manga, light novel, and book releases?

This month's release dates are the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 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!

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May 2

J-Novel Club Teogonia: Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Tsukasa Tanimai Light Novel

May 4

J-Novel Club Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash: Volume 14++ (NOOK Edition) By Ao Jyumonji Light Novel

May 5

Yen Press The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 2 By Usata Nonohara
Yen Press The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 2 (NOOK Edition) By Usata Nonohara Digital Edition
Kodansha International All-Rounder Meguru Volume 14 (NOOK Edition) By Hiroki Endo Digital Edition
Yen Press Aoharu X Machinegun, Vol. 17 By Naoe
Yen Press Aoharu X Machinegun, Vol. 17 (NOOK Edition) By Naoe Digital Edition
J-Novel Club An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride: Volume 5 By Fuminori Teshima Light Novel
VIZ Media LLC Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 6 By Mika Yamamori
VIZ Media LLC Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12 By Koyoharu Gotouge
VIZ Media LLC Dr. STONE, Vol. 11 By Riichiro Inagaki
Yen Press Éclair Blanche: A Girls’ Love Anthology That Resonates in Your Heart By ASCII Media Works
Yen Press Éclair Blanche: A Girls’ Love Anthology That Resonates in Your Heart (NOOK Edition) By ASCII Media Works Digital Edition
J-Novel Club The Greatest Magicmaster’s Retirement Plan: Volume 5 (NOOK Edition) By Izushiro Light Novel
VIZ Media LLC Haikyu!!, Vol. 38 By Haruichi Furudate
J-Novel Club Infinite Dendrogram: Volume 6 By Sakon Kaidou Light Novel
J-Novel Club JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World: Summer By Ko Hiratori Light Novel
VIZ Media LLC JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 5 (Hardcover) By Hirohiko Araki
VIZ Media LLC Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 14 By Aka Akasaka
J-Novel Club Lazy Dungeon Master: Volume 10 (NOOK Edition) By Supana Onikage Light Novel
Kodansha International LDK, Volume 15 (NOOK Edition) By Ayu Watanabe Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 2 By Io Sakisaka
Yen Press Murcielago, Vol. 14 By Yoshimurakana
Yen Press Murciélago, Vol. 14 (NOOK Edition) By Yoshimurakana Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vol. 4 By Hirofumi Neda
J-Novel Club My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Volume 1 By Satoru Yamaguchi Light Novel
VIZ Media LLC Not Your Idol, Vol. 1 By Aoi Makino
Kodansha International A Condition Called Love Volume 3 (NOOK Edition) By Megumi Morino Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC One Piece: Ace’s Story, Vol. 1 By Sho Hinata
Kodansha International Orient Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Shinobu Ohtaka Digital Edition
Yen Press Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, Vol. 2 By Kei Sazane
Yen Press Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, Vol. 2 (NOOK Edition) By Kei Sazane Digital Edition
Udon Entertainment The Rose of Versailles, Volume 2 (Hardcover) By Riyoko Ikeda
Ghost Ship Saki the Succubus Hungers Tonight, Vol. 2 By Mikokuno Homare
VIZ Media LLC Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru, Vol. 2 By Masashi Kishimoto
VIZ Media LLC Shortcake Cake, Vol. 8 By Suu Morishita
Yen Press Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, Vol. 4 By Honda
Yen Press Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, Vol. 4 (NOOK Edition) By Honda Digital Edition
Kodansha International Smile Down the Runway Volume 9 (NOOK Edition) By Kotoba Inoya Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 7 By Sorata Akiduki
Kodansha International To Be Next to You Volume 5 (NOOK Edition) By Atsuko Namba Digital Edition
Kodansha International To Your Eternity Volume 12 (NOOK Edition) By Yoshitoki Oima Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC Twin Star Exorcists, Vol. 18 By Yoshiaki Sukeno
Ghost Ship Yokai Girls, Vol. 10 By Kazuki Funatsu
Ghost Ship Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, Vol. 9 By Tadahiro Miura

May 10

J-Novel Club Cooking with Wild Game, Volume 7 (NOOK Edition) By EDA Light Novel

May 11

J-Novel Club Outer Ragna: Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Kasugamaru Light Novel

May 12

Kodansha International Ace of the Diamond Volume 26 (NOOK Edition) By Yuji Terajima Digital Edition
Kodansha International Beyond the Clouds Volume 1 (NOOK Edition) By NICKE Digital Edition
Kodansha International Beyond the Clouds, Volume 2: Following Doctor’s Orders (NOOK Edition) By NICKE Digital Edition
Kodansha International CITY, Volume 8 By Keiichi Arawi
Kodansha International CITY, Volume 8 (NOOK Edition) By Keiichi Arawi Digital Edition
Kodansha International The Dorm of Love and Secrets, Volume 4 (NOOK Edition) By Nikki Asada Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition, Vol. 9 (Hardcover) By Hiromu Arakawa
Kodansha International Giant Killing, Volume 20 (NOOK Edition) By Masaya Tsunamoto and Tsujitomo Digital Edition
Kodansha International The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre Demon!” Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Shiroichi Amaui Digital Edition
Kodansha International Knight of the Ice, Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Yayoi Ogawa Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC Radiant, Vol. 11 By Tony Valente
VIZ Media LLC RIN-NE, Vol. 33 By Rumiko Takahashi
VIZ Media LLC A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 3 By Makoto Hagino
VIZ Media LLC Splatoon, Vol. 9 By Sankichi Hinodeya
Kodansha International Tokyo Revengers Volume 15 (NOOK Edition) By Ken Wakui Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC Transformers: The Manga, Vol. 2 (Hardcover) By Masumi Kaneda

May 17

J-Novel Club Banner of the Stars: Volume 3 (NOOK Edition) By Hiroyuki Morioka Light Novel

May 18

J-Novel Club Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill: Volume 6 (NOOK Edition) By Ren Eguchi Light Novel
Manga Planet Spirit Circle By Satoshi Mizukami Digital Edition

May 19

VIZ Media LLC BEASTARS, Vol. 6 By Paru Itagaki
Udon Entertainment Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works Hardcover (Hardcover) By Capcom Artbook
Kodansha International Cells at Work! CODE BLACK, Volume 5 (NOOK Edition) By Shigemitsu Harada Issei Hatsuyoshiya Akane Shimizu Digital Edition
Kodansha International Cosplay Animal, Volume 12 (NOOK Edition) By Watari Sakou Digital Edition
Kodansha International Dolly Kill Kill, Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Yukiaki Kurando and Yusuke Nomura Digital Edition
Kodansha International Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Volume 3 (NOOK Edition) By Nanashi Digital Edition
Kodansha International Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest, Volume 4 (NOOK Edition) By Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda Digital Edition
Kodansha International GE: Good Ending, Volume 5 (NOOK Edition) By Kei Sasuga Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 2 By Yuji Kaku
Kodansha International I’ll Win You Over, Sempai!, Volume 4 (NOOK Edition) By Shin Shinmoto Digital Edition
Kodansha International Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition, Volume 3 (NOOK Edition) By Kouji Kumeta Digital Edition
Manga Planet The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior By Ruri Miyahara Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC The Kingdom of the Gods By In-Wan Youn
VIZ Media LLC Levius/est, Vol. 4 By Haruhisa Nakata
Udon Entertainment Mega Man Star Force: Official Complete Works Hardcover (Hardcover) By Capcom Artbook
VIZ Media LLC No Guns Life, Vol. 5 By Tasuku Karasuma
Udon Entertainment Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu Volume 7 By Natsuya Semikawa
GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING Parasite A Graphic Novel In Storyboards (Hardcover) By Bong Joon Ho Book
VIZ Media LLC Ping Pong, Vol. 1 By Taiyo Matsumoto
VIZ Media LLC Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 7 By Aki Irie
One Peace Books, Incorporated The Reprise of the Spear Hero Volume 02: The Manga Companion By Aneko Yusagi
Kodansha International Saiyuki, Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Kazuya Minekura Digital Edition
Kodansha International The Seven Deadly Sins, Volume 38 (NOOK Edition) By Nakaba Suzuki Digital Edition
Kodansha International Something’s Wrong With Us, Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Natsumi Ando Digital Edition
Kodansha International Space Brothers, Volume 36 (NOOK Edition) By Chuya Koyama Digital Edition
Kodansha International That Blue Summer, Volume 5 (NOOK Edition) By Atsuko Namba Digital Edition
VIZ Media LLC Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 6 By Rumiko Takahashi
VIZ Media LLC The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 3 By Kousuke Oono
Kodansha International Yozakura Quartet, Volume 25 (NOOK Edition) By Suzuhito Yasuda Digital Edition

May 20

Manga Planet SoreMachi: And Yet the Town Moves By Masakazu Ishiguro Digital Edition

May 21

Manga Planet Sun-Ken Rock By Boichi Digital Edition

May 23

J-Novel Club Bibliophile Princess: Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Yui Light Novel

May 26

Yen Press The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 3 By Usata Nonohara Light Novel
Yen Press The Alchemist Who Survived Now Dreams of a Quiet City Life, Vol. 3 (NOOK Edition) By Usata Nonohara Light Novel
Kodansha International Altair: A Record of Battles, Volume 18 (NOOK Edition) By Kotono Kato Digital Edition
Yen Press The Asterisk War, Vol. 13: The Steps of Glory By Yuu Miyazaki Light Novel
Yen Press The Asterisk War, Vol. 13: The Steps of Glory (NOOK Edition) By Yuu Miyazaki Light Novel
Kodansha International BAKEMONOGATARI, Volume 4 (NOOK Edition) By NISIOISIN and Oh! Great Digital Edition
Kodansha International DAYS, Volume 18 (NOOK Edition) By Tsuyoshi Yasuda Digital Edition
Yen Press Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 11 By Hiro Ainana Light Novel
Yen Press Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 11 (NOOK Edition) By Hiro Ainana Light Novel
Yen Press Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 9 By Hiro Ainana
Yen Press Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 9 (NOOK Edition) By Hiro Ainana Digital Edition
Ghost Ship Destiny Lovers, Vol. 3 By Kazutaka
DENPA LLC The Girl with the Sanpaku Eyes, Volume 1 By Shunsuke Sorato
Yen Press Happy Sugar Life, Vol. 5 By Tomiyaki Kagisora
Yen Press Happy Sugar Life, Vol. 5 (NOOK Edition) By Tomiyaki Kagisora Digital Edition
Kodansha International I Fell in Love After School, Volume 4 (NOOK Edition) By Haruka Mitsui Digital Edition
Yen Press I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Vol. 2 By Kisetsu Morita
Yen Press I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Vol. 2 (NOOK Edition) By Kisetsu Morita Digital Edition
Yen Press Im: Great Priest Imhotep, Vol. 3 By Makoto Morishita
Yen Press Kakegurui Twin, Vol. 6 By Homura Kawamoto
Yen Press Kakegurui Twin, Vol. 6 (NOOK Edition) By Homura Kawamoto Digital Edition
Yen Press Karneval, Vol. 10 By Touya Mikanagi
Yen Press Karneval, Vol. 10 (NOOK Edition) By Touya Mikanagi
Yen Press Kingdom Hearts III, Chapter 10 (NOOK Edition) By Shiro Amano Digital Edition
Yen Press The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, Vol. 12 By Nagaru Tanigawa
Yen Press The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan, Vol. 12 (NOOK Edition) By Nagaru Tanigawa Digital Edition
One Peace Books, Incorporated The New Gate Volume 2 By Yoshiyuki Miwa
Yen Press Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector’s Edition, Vol. 1 By Svetlana Chmakova
Yen Press Nightschool: The Weirn Books Collector’s Edition, Vol. 2 By Svetlana Chmakova
Yen Press Nyankees, Vol. 6 By Atsushi Okada
Yen Press Nyankees, Vol. 6 (NOOK Edition) By Atsushi Okada Digital Edition
Yen Press Overlord, Vol. 12 By Kugane Maruyama
Yen Press Overlord, Vol. 12 By Kugane Maruyama
Yen Press Saki, Vol. 20 (NOOK Edition) By Ritz Kobayashi Digital Edition
Udon Entertainment Sandra on the Rocks Volume 2 By David Lumsdon
Udon Entertainment Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopedia – Arcade Edition HC (Hardcover) By Matt Moylan Book
Yen Press Strike the Blood, Vol. 15: A War of Primogenitors By Gakuto Mikumo Light Novel
Yen Press Strike the Blood, Vol. 15: A War of Primogenitors (NOOK Edition) By Gakuto Mikumo Light Novel
Yen Press Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Vol. 2 By Toshio Satou Light Novel
Yen Press Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town, Vol. 2 (NOOK Edition) By Toshio Satou Light Novel
DENPA LLC Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family, Volume 4 By TYPE-MOON
Yen Press Toilet-bound Hanako-kun Vol. 3 By AidaIro
Yen Press Trinity Seven, Vol. 20: The Seven Magicians By Kenji Saito
Yen Press Trinity Seven, Vol. 20: The Seven Magicians (NOOK Edition) By Kenji Saito Digital Edition
Kodansha International Watari-kun’s ****** Is about to Collapse, Volume 6 (NOOK Edition) By Naru Narumi Digital Edition
Kodansha International Wave, Listen to Me! 1 By Hiroaki Samura
Kodansha International Wave, Listen to Me! Volume 2 By Hiroaki Samura
Yen Press Woof Woof Story: I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir! Vol. 2 By Inumajin
Yen Press Woof Woof Story: I Told You to Turn Me Into a Pampered Pooch, Not Fenrir!, Vol. 2 (NOOK Edition) By Inumajin Digital Edition
Yen Press A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga, Vol. 1 By Kisetsu Morita Light Novel
Yen Press A Mysterious Job Called Oda Nobunaga, Vol. 1 (NOOK Edition) By Kisetsu Morita Light Novel
Kodansha International Yuzu the Pet Vet, Volume 2 (NOOK Edition) By Mingo Ito Digital Edition

May 31

J-Novel Club By the Grace of the Gods: Volume 3 (NOOK Edition) By Roy Light Novel
FAKKU Books Half-Ripe Cherry By utu
FAKKU Books Mogudan Illust Works Art Book By Mogudan Artbook
FAKKU Books A Fragrance Called Love By Aduma Ren
J-Novel Club Record of Wortenia War: Volume 6 (NOOK Edition) By Ryota Hori Light Novel
FAKKU Books Tits! Tits! Tits! By Okumoto Yuta
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