New Release Books by Rumiko Takahashi

Rumiko Takahashi is the author of Mao, Vol. 4 (2022), Maison Ikkoku Collector's Edition, Vol. 8 (2022), Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 13 (2022), Came the Mirror & Other Tales (2022) and other 306 books.

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Mao, Vol. 4

release date: Mar 08, 2022
Mao, Vol. 4
Mao is confronted by former fellow apprentices who should have died of old age long ago. What is the connection between them and cat demon Byoki? After a major battle, Nanoka returns to the present upset that Mao doesn’t seem to care about her. Then, when someone steals the source of Mao’s life, can Nanoka save him from a natural death...? -- VIZ Media

Maison Ikkoku Collector's Edition, Vol. 8

release date: Jun 28, 2022
Maison Ikkoku Collector's Edition, Vol. 8
Acclaimed author Rumiko Takahashi’s classic romantic comedy about finding your path in life. Yusaku Godai didn’t get accepted into college on the first try, so he’s studying to retake the entrance exams. But living in a dilapidated building full of eccentric and noisy tenants is making it hard for him to achieve his goals. Now that a beautiful woman has moved in to become the new resident manager, Godai is driven to distraction! Yusaku Godai has started his first job out of college as a part-time helper at Sweet Acorn Nursery School. Unfortunately he’s not making enough money to pay rent, so he starts tutoring again. When Ibuki Yagami hears this, she decides it’s the perfect opportunity to get Godai to spend some time with her...

Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 13

release date: Feb 15, 2022
Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 13
Lum cultivates a dreamberry that will allow her to bring her dearest dreams to fruition. But Sakura mistakes it for a sleeping pill and finds herself stuck in a three-day nightmare with Lum’s idea of true romance! Later, Benten and Ryunosuke go head-to-head in a battle to see which one is the girliest! When fists can’t settle the score, they turn to feminine charm! -- VIZ Media

Came the Mirror & Other Tales

release date: Feb 15, 2022
Came the Mirror & Other Tales
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 possesses a human—warning, side effects may include partial transmogrification... And more! Plus, a rare behind-the-scenes autobiographical story about Takahashi’s lifelong love affair with manga (and friendship with manga creator Mitsuru Adachi)! -- VIZ Media

Mao, Vol. 3

release date: Jan 11, 2022
Mao, Vol. 3
The battle rages on as Byoki tries to take over Mao’s body. Nanoka witnesses the accident that orphaned her unfold, and suspicion falls on her present-day guardians. Can her beloved grandfather and Uozumi be trusted? What about Mao, who has no memories of what he does in his hybrid form? Then, a former fellow apprentice to Mao''s master attacks...with flaming heads! Was Mao really his master''s golden child—or something else? Meanwhile, back in town, young women are disappearing. Who is the prime suspect? -- VIZ Media

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 6

release date: Dec 21, 2021
Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 6
Yusaku Godai and apartment manager Kyoko Otonashi take Nozomu Nikaido under their wing when the 18-year-old student moves into Maison Ikkoku. After Nikaido falls victim to Mr. Yotsuya’s pranks, he is bent on revenge, but is Nikaido any match for the mysterious trickster? -- VIZ Media

Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 12

release date: Nov 16, 2021
Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 12
Lum tries to encourage a Tomobiki High student to stand up for herself against some bullies and ends up facing off in the ring against the head of the Butsumetsu High delinquents. Good thing Lum has hidden strength to draw upon! Later, Mendo is called upon to save a fair maiden—by going on a date with her! But the peril Asuka faces is her own boy-phobia, so Mendo just keeps making things worse! -- VIZ Media

Mao, Vol. 1

release date: Sep 14, 2021
Mao, Vol. 1
Nanoka passes through a portal into the Taisho era, where exorcist Mao reluctantly rescues her from the jaws of a grotesque yokai. When Nanoka gets back to the present, she discovers she has some new, incredible abilities. She returns to the past looking for answers, only to get caught up in Mao’s investigation of a series of gruesome murders. As her questions about herself multiply, Nanoka learns that Mao is cursed by a cat demon named Byoki—and so is his sword. If anyone but Mao attempts to wield it, they are doomed. But when Mao’s life is in jeopardy, Nanoka picks up his blade and swings! -- VIZ Media

Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 11

release date: Aug 17, 2021
Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 11
Once again, Lum has introduced a bizarre menace to Earth, causing her classmates to quake with fear—a judge who “vanishes” performers whose Hidden Talent Show acts are deemed subpar! Later, Mendo is shocked by the sudden announcement of his arranged marriage to a bride so secret even members of her own family don’t know her! -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 4

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 4
Back when Ranma’s father, Genma, and Akane’s father, Soun, were young martial artists, they learned the secrets of Anything-Goes Martial Arts from one of the greatest masters of all time. Unfortunately, he’s also someone they would do just about anything to get away from, and the entire Tendo household is about to find out why. Followed by a stirring rendition of Romeo and Juliet...and Juliet...and Romeo... -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 19

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 19
The outrageous, entertaining and beloved stories of Ranma and the gang come to a conclusion! Will Ranma break his gender-flipping curse? Will anybody find a way to reverse the effects of the legendary cursed springs? Will Mousse get Shampoo? Will Kuno finally get his little redheaded pigtailed girl? Will the panty-stealing Happosai pilfer enough undergarments to complete his collection? And the ultimate question—will Ranma and Akane get married?! -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 7

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 7
Ranma learns what being a loser feels like for once when Happosai applies a strength-sapping technique that leaves him weak as a baby! The humiliation continues for our emasculated hero when the only way Ryoga can rid himself of the “Mark of the Gods” (actually nothing more than a martial arts calligraphy doodle on his stomach) is by losing a fight to Ranma. Fox-Fu...Cat-Fu...Flat-Frog Fu...nothing seems to work against Ryoga! Has Ranma lost his edge for good? -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 8

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 8
Ranma wants it; four martial artist pork buns from China want it; Genma especially wants it... Described by a reluctant Ranma as the “seal” that keeps something terrible from happening, what is the “Dragon’s Whisker”? Once that plot’s tied up, the whole gang heads to a hot springs obstacle course. And then, a martial arts eating contest guaranteed to flip your stomach! -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 17

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 17
Ryoga and Ranma will stay forever young unless they eat a special mushroom at just the right time. But will they survive their squabbling over not wanting to share, or are they two shiitakes out of luck? Then, Akane’s got a secret—a brand-new and bigger bra, waiting to be tried on. But when Ranma suggests that Akane’s chest size may be shrinking, Akane goes from upset to enraged, and the arrival of Ranma’s mother, Nodoka, only adds fuel to the developing battle of the busts, and bust-ups. -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 10

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 10
Ten years ago, Ukyo made a special okonomiyaki sauce—which Ranma secretly ruined. Unaware of what Ranma had done, Ukyo to this day can’t quite understand why Ranma’s being extra nice to her despite the phenomenal failure of her special sauce. Akane’s onto Ranma, though, and one way or another he’s going to pay. -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 12

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 12
Pantyhose Taro’s back, and he’s got a thirst for vengeance that can only be quenched by dunking Happosai in water from Drowned Man Spring. But the water might actually result in more trouble than he anticipated—in fact, double the trouble. Then, a zesty trio in search of a particular treasure inspires Ryoga, Mousse and Ranma to form a truce. But is their temporary alliance a recipe for disaster? -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 6

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 6
Furinkan High gets a new principal with some very radical ideas about student discipline and a rather unexpected relationship with blustering upperclassman Kuno. Then, poor lovesick Ryoga finally gets a break when a magical bar of soap cures his porcine transformations. If it’s not too good to be true, then it won’t all come out in the wash. -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 11

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 11
Pantyhose Taro''s back, and so is his thirst for vengeance! Hoping to get his name changed to something less embarrassing, he plans to dunk Happosai in some water from the "Spring of the Drowned Pious Man." Unfortunately, that water isn''t the water he thinks it is, it''s worse...twice as worse! One Happosai is bad enough—is the world ready for two?! Later, Ranma meets his next nemesis: Herb of the legendary Musk Dynasty, a Chinese warrior tribe with the powers of animals. Herb and his companions, Lime and Mint, have come to Japan in search of a particular treasure—but they have to go through Ranma, Ryoga and Mousse first! -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 15

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 15
The Egg of the Phoenix is a legendary treasure and pounding headache for Ranma. Unless Ranma can force-feed the bird into maturity (and thus free himself from its attacks), he’ll be on the bottom of the pecking order for the next 100 years. Will the bird, bird, bird have the final word? Elsewhere, Ryoga makes a potential love connection with a breeder of sumo-wrestling pigs, but will his alter ego P-chan cause a misunderstanding with dire consequences? -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 3

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 3
Chinese Amazon warrior Shampoo hasn’t given up on Ranma yet—only instead of killing him, she now wants to marry him! There are just a few obstacles in the way of their future happiness, though, starting with a childhood phobia of Ranma’s and followed by Shampoo’s suitor, Mousse, martial arts master of hidden weapons. Can Ranma escape Shampoo’s soap opera? Or a better question might be, does he even want to? -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 5

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 5
Ranma’s latest rival is Ukyo Kuonji, a chef in the art of cooking okonomiyaki, Japanese pizza. But the latest fight is more than just a rivalry with a fellow martial artist—Ukyo’s issues with Ranma go all the way back to childhood and a certain promise he once made. Though just because there’s a new rival doesn’t mean the others have gone away, as Mousse returns to kidnap Akane! -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 18

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 18
Girl-type Ranma uncovers a cursed mirror that makes a love-hungry copy of her who kisses everyone she can get her hands on, including boy-type Ranma! A magical compact can capture the kooky copy, but then Ranma and Akane get trapped inside the compact! Later, Akane wins an enchanted bathing suit that finally enables her to swim. In return for the suit, she must enter a swimming competition. She takes the lead in the race, but a dangerous surprise awaits her at the finish line! -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 14

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 14
Home is where the heart is, except when it’s invaded by unwanted guests. Ranma’s teacher Miss Hinako falls in love with Akane’s father and moves into the Tendo Dojo. But when Ranma tries to drive her out, Miss Hinako gives Ranma a run for his money! Later, a Ranma imposter takes up residence in the heart of Nodoka, Ranma’s mother. It doesn’t take long for the two “Ranmas” to begin fighting, and not just over their true identities. -- VIZ Media

Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2

release date: Jul 27, 2021
Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2
Being a martial artist, Ranma just can’t resist the call to combat and takes on one opponent after another: Ryoga, a lone-wolf fighter with no sense of direction; Shampoo, a Chinese Amazon who has pledged to kill him; and finally Shampoo’s suitor Mousse, a martial arts master of hidden weapons. Is there such a thing as TOO much fighting spirit? -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 40

release date: Jul 13, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 40
Rinne wins a day trip in an Afterlife lottery and asks Sakura Mamiya to join him. After some unfortunate surprises, the trip ends on a high note with matching bracelets for the pair...but those same bracelets will lead to a series of mishaps that neither of them could have anticipated! -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 31

release date: Jun 22, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 31
Renge comes across a lost shinigami license and passes it off as her own, hoping to make a good impression on her crush, Kain. When Rinne discovers the truth, Renge promises a reward in exchange for his silence...but he has no idea how hard it’ll be to protect her secret! -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 29

release date: May 25, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 29
After Rinne and Rokumon see a poster about a lost kitten in the Afterlife, Kain’s black cat goes missing too. The plot thickens when Rokumon goes after the missing cats and disappears as well! Can Rinne figure out the mystery of the vanishing black cats?! -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 30

release date: May 25, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 30
In the summer season of restless spirits, Rinne and the gang head to a beach house to confront a supernatural spirit who’s obsessed with braids. Sakura’s trademark hairstyle makes her a target of the ghost’s mad desire... Can Rinne figure out how to send the spirit away, ASAP?! -- VIZ Media

Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 10

release date: May 18, 2021
Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 10
There’s never a dull moment on the beach in summer, especially when Ataru and Mendo encounter a beautiful woman looking for her lost child on the bottom of the ocean. Could this be Ryunosuke’s missing mother? Later, Ataru and Ten’s ongoing battle for dominance creates some serious collateral damage when Lum gets hit point-blank with a projectile rice cooker. Will she ever talk to them again?! -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 39

release date: May 11, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 39
Rinne''s Black Cat Rokumon spreads the rumor that Afterlife administrator Kain is interviewing for an arranged marriage. But it''s fake news! Renge, who has a huge crush on Kain, hears the rumor and gets desperate! -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 28

release date: Apr 27, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 28
Unable to afford a school uniform, Rinne always wears the same tracksuit to school. One day, a school uniform miraculously appears! Having always dreamed of having a uniform of his own, Rinne slips his arms through the sleeves...and what happens next just goes to show that nothing comes easy for poor Rinne. -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 27

release date: Apr 27, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 27
The Elite Shinigami High School is holding its traditional haunted house. Its one rule is never to look back...but Rinne likes to do things his own way. Will Rinne and friends find out the terrible consequences of breaking the haunted house rule? -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 26

release date: Mar 23, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 26
The haunted hijinks continue as spooky summer days turn to fall. Masato, everyone’s favorite demon, accidentally wins the favor of an angel and ends up with wings and a knack for good deeds, no matter how hard he tries to be bad! Can Rinne revert him to his normal self? -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 25

release date: Mar 23, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 25
Sabato Rokudo—Rinne’s deadbeat dad—is the president of the Afterlife’s evil Damashigami Company. In a shocking turn of events, it’s revealed that he’s also got a Shinigami Gold License! How can sneaky Sabato be the recipient of the shinigami world’s highest honor? Rinne and Sakura get to work solving another ghostly mystery! -- VIZ Media

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 3

release date: Mar 16, 2021
Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 3
Yusaku Godai is suffering while Maison Ikkoku’s lovely resident manager, Kyoko Otonashi,gives him the cold shoulder. He’s been dating Kozue Nanao, and as a starving college student Yusaku enjoys the free dinner her family provides him twice a week. Yusaku knows he needs to end things with Kozue if he ever hopes to get back into Kyoko’s good graces... -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 38

release date: Mar 09, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 38
Anju finally musters the courage to get close to her crush, Matsugo (who’s got a not-so-secret thing for Rinne). Hoping to rid himself of the clingy Matsugo, Rinne conspires with Anju to turn their friendship into romance... But as usual, things don’t go as planned, and Rinne’s left to clean up the mess! -- VIZ Media

RIN-NE, Vol. 24

release date: Feb 23, 2021
RIN-NE, Vol. 24
Rinne and Sakura’s homeroom teacher starts receiving some very strange messages from her fortune-telling Peeking Ball. Then a ghost scythe attaches itself to Sakura, and she must exorcise seven souls to get rid of it! -- VIZ Media

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 8

release date: Jun 28, 2022
Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 8
Yusaku Godai has started his first job out of college as a teacher at Sweet Acorn Nursery School. Unfortunately he’s not making enough money to pay rent, so he starts tutoring again. When Ibuki Yagami finds out, she decides it’s the perfect opportunity to get to spend some time with Godai... -- VIZ Media
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