Category Archives: Manga New Licensing Announcement

New debuts Kasane, Real Girl + digital-first sale

"Every rose has its thorn," right? It's so true, and with that in mind, we celebrate manga this week that walk that fine line between beauty and danger, including our 2 newest digital debuts, the goth-thriller Kasane by Daruma Matsuura and the off-kilter romantic comedy Real Girl by Mao Nanami.  Volume 1s of both titles go on sale today May 30 at […]

Battle Angel Alita is back at last—now on comiXology Originals

She's back! The iconic science-fiction manga Battle Angel Alita is back at last in an all-new translation from Kodansha Comics and comiXology Originals. Long after being out of print, Yukito Kishiro’s iconic and popular manga series is available starting May 24 for the first time in nearly a decade, with a stunning new translation of […]

Wave, Listen to Me! volume 3 + simulpub on sale 4/24

Hey, listen to me! If you haven't gotten hip to one of the breakout digital manga series of the year so far—Wave, Listen to Me! the latest from manga legend Hiroaki Samura (Blade of the Immortal, Die Wergelder)—this is the perfect (as in simultaneous) time to do so! Not only does volume 3 go on sale […]

4/25 Digital-first debuts: Days and Tsuredure Children

  School life is awesome with new digital-first manga! The ramp-up of our very well-received line of digital-first manga continues with the highly anticipated debut of Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s school-soccer manga Days (the anime adaptation of which recently streamed to great acclaim on Crunchyroll) and Toshiya Wakabayashi’s surprising webcomic-turned-hit Tsuredure Children. Volume 1s of both titles are now available for preorder […]

Digital-firsts debuting 3/21: Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, Altair, Museum, BLAME! Academy

— More March digital debuts — After announcing Ace of the Diamond, All-Rounder Meguru, and Giant Killing at Emerald City Comic Con earlier this month, we've got more series making their Volume 1 digital-first debuts, keeping up our 2017 ramp-up of digital titles: Natsumi Eguchi's hellfire comedy Hozuki's Coolheadedness, Kotono Kato's alternate-history medieval war-drama Altair: A Record of Battles, Ryosuke Tomoe's […]

Live from Emerald City Comicon! Ghost in the Shell poster + anthology, Ace of Diamond, Giant Killing &more

Live from Seattle—lots of exciting announcements from our Emerald City Comicon panel today! Here's the recap: First off,  a couple major announcements for The Ghost in the Shell in anticipation of the motion picture release on March 31: The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network A new anthology project from Kodansha Comics in the vein of the groundbreaking […]

New digital manga: Nihei’s APOSIMZ, House of the Sun, Peach Heaven, and The Full-Time Wife Escapist

Kodansha Comics is proud to announce the debut of science-fiction manga master Tsutomu Nihei’s newest manga serial, the highly anticipated follow-up to his cult-hit Knights of Sidonia: APOSIMZ. You can read the opening prologue to APOSIMZ (previously only available as part of last January's Tsutomu Nihei’s Humble Bundle offering) for free, below! The first chapter of APOSIMZ will be available […]

New digital manga for Valentine’s Day: Akiko Higashimura’s Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Chihayafuru, and A Springtime with Ninjas

2017 marches on with more digital manga debuts! (See last month's big announcement.) On February 14th, rising manga star Akiko Higashimura follows up her best-selling Princess Jellyfish with the hilarious Tokyo Tarareba Girls, where Higashimura once again sharpens her razor wit on the lives of young women in the big city. This time she hones in on one single […]

Yoshitoki Oima’s To Your Eternity makes its debut in digital along with new Samura, Deathtopia

Kodansha Comics is proud to announce the debut of Yoshitoki Oima’s newest manga serial, the spiritual fantasy To Your Eternity. You can read the entirety of Chapter 1 for free, below! The first 10 chapters of To Your Eternity are available on January 24th as digital editions on comiXology and Kindle. January 24th is the same day Chapter 10 […]

New Manga Licensing Announcement: Otomo Tribute and Rakugo Shinju

Coming in Spring 2017! Kodansha Comics is excited to announce the two new titles for the Spring 2017 catalog!    OTOMO: A Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira OTOMO was originally published in France as a limited-edition book given at the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival, where Otomo was recipient of the Grand Prize in 2015. […]