For the first time in English comes ATOM: The Beginning, the origin of Osamu Tezuka’s best-selling Astro Boy series! Five years after a strange catastrophe devastated Japan, engineering students Umataro and Hiroshi work together to create A106 (nicknamed ‘Six’) - an unassuming, mild-mannered robot who has insane super-strength! When their university’s lack of funding threatens to shut down Six forever, the trio enter the murky world of robot fighting to keep their dream alive! Buy Volume 1 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally. Buy Volume 2 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally. More volumes will be published in 2023, so stay tuned for updates! KAMEN RIDER KUUGA
Based on the hit Japanese tokusatsu show, comes Kamen Rider Kuuga, for the first time in English! A series of fiery murders rocks Tokyo, prompting detective Kaoru Ichijo to investigate. Meanwhile, researchers in Nagano discover an ancient casket, awakening the ancient evil that dwells within, just as young student Yusuke Godai returns to Japan, unaware that he’s the final piece of the puzzle that will see the return of the enigmatic spirit Kuuga! Buy Volume 1 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon and digitally. Pre-order Volume 2 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally. More volumes will be published in 2023, so stay tuned for updates! AFRO SAMURAI
Discover the new director’s cut edition of the classic manga, Afro Samurai, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the hit Afro Samurai anime starring Samuel L. Jackson! In a feudal, futuristic Japan, samurai battle to become No.1 and rule the world. But when his father, who holds the coveted position, is challenged and killed, the young Afro Samurai vows vengeance. Relentlessly pursued by murderous assassins, will he stay alive long enough to keep his promise? Buy Volume 1 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally. Buy Volume 2 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally. SHERLOCK
From the BBC’s hugely popular series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, these manga adaptions of fan favorite episodes are a must read! There have been four series to date: A Study in Pink, The Blind Banker, The Great Game, and A Scandal in Belgravia. The boxed set includes the first three volumes, plus three exclusive art cards. Buy today from Forbidden Planet, and Amazon. Explore the full range of books, including a pre-order for A Scandal In Belgravia Part 2, and all digital versions available in the UK and US. RYUKO
Eldo Yoshimizu’s Ryuko tells the action-packed story of a no-nonsense, tough and resourceful woman of the Yakuza. Appearing in English for the first time, the dynamic story explores Ryuko’s life as she has to deal with the consequences of her past. After a fierce battle with the military, Ryuko’s search for the truth about her mother leads her into even more dangerous situations. As deadly enemies attack, Ryuko has to make some shocking decisions… Buy Volume 1 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally. Buy Volume 2 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally. Buy the boxed set from Forbidden planet, and Amazon. GAMMA DRACONIS
Also from Eldo Yoshimizu is Gamma Draconis. Aiko Moriyama has a secret passion for the occult. But when several experts are mysteriously attacked, she finds herself at the centre of a conspiracy involving a sinister organisation hell-bent on releasing a demonic entity into our world. Determined to solve the enigma, Aiko must discover exactly how her family is involved, and why she is the only who can stop the dreaded Gamma Draconis…Buy from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally. ASSASSIN’S CREED: AWAKENING
Assassin’s Creed: Awakening is a manga adaptation of the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag video game. In 1715, pirates established a lawless republic in the Caribbean and ruled the land and the seas. These outlaws paralysed natives, halted international trade, and plundered vast fortunes. They threatened the power structures that ruled Europe, inspired the imaginations of millions, and left a legacy that still endures. Into this world sails a young, cocky, and fearsome captain named Edward Kenway. His skill with a sword and disdain for authority earn him the respect of pirate legends like Blackbeard, but thrust him into an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything the pirates have built. Buy Volume 1 from Amazon, and digitally. Buy Volume 2 from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally.