Say you get hit by a truck and die. You come back to life. Good or bad?
For high schooler Kei—and for at least forty-six others—immortality comes as the nastiest surprise ever.
Sadly for Kei, but refreshingly for the reader, such a feat doesn’t make him a superhero. In the eyes of both the general public and governments, he’s a rare specimen who needs to be hunted down and handed over to scientists to be experimented on for life—a demi-human who must die a thousand deaths for the benefit of humanity.
Smart, fast-paced, and wrenching, Ajin: Demi-Human is a thriller that just keeps on getting better and deeper. Soon to be animated as a three-part theatrical feature and animated television series.
"The art is detailed and captivating. There is a real tangibility to the way characters are drawn and the world around them. The action panels are beautiful to look at, and most importantly, it’s all very clear and easy to follow. Some of the panels are incredibly violent—many showing the dismemberment of some of the characters—but it never comes across as exploitative or gratuitous … If you’re in search of a supernatural thriller, there’s a good chance that Ajin will leave you satisfied and hungry for more.” —Joseph Jammer Medina
"When I learned that the manga was at least in part about immortals in addition to being fairly dark in tone, I knew that I wanted to read it … Sakurai’s illustrations are what really give Ajin its effectively dark atmosphere.” —Experiments in Manga
This would be a good time to good time to check out what's flying over at Vertical Comics, our sister manga company with a distinctively styled lineup of manga titles from the very fresh Flying Witch and Devils' Line to immaculately presented classics like BLAME! and Chi's Sweet Home. As the digital distributor of many of Vertical's titles, we here at Kodansha Comics thought we'd […]
Have a Nice Manga Vacation! This week, we're offering Fairy Tail, Parasyte, and other classic Kodansha Comics digital volume 1s for only 99 cents! But hurry! This offer lasts December 27 through January 3 at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Where do you want to go for your manga vacation? […]
click on the above image to go to comiXology's sale page We're making a host of Vertical Comics titles available for first time digitally: the list (below, with Chapter 1 previews at the links) includes Ryo Hanada's best-selling vampires-among-us epic Devils' Line, MAYBE's Civil War-monster-fantasy To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, and Riichi Ueshiba's drool-inducing romantic comedy Mysterious Girlfriend X. The […]
The Fall Anime Season is here! To celebrate all you anime-watchers and manga-readers out there, we're holding the Kodansha Comics Manga to Anime Sale, where we put on sale every manga volume that's been adapted into a recent or new anime series! Look for volumes from these recently anime-ated series to be marked up to 50% off at our digital retail partners—comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, […]
Update: ONLY TWO MORE DAYS for the first-ever Humble Manga Bundle! Kodansha Comics has teamed up with our good pals at Humble Bundle, the phenomenal pay-what-you-want digital book bundler, on the first volumes of 10 digital manga series. THIS SPECIAL BUNDLE ENDS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME. While manga has appeared in previous Humble Bundle book bundles, this […]
Announcement! Starting April 12, Ajin: Demi-Human the anime starts streaming on Netflix as a Netflix Original series. The anime is based on the dark science-fiction manga by Gamon Sakurai, published by Vertical (digital edition available from Kodansha Comics). The animation production is by Polygon Pictures, the same people who brought you Knights of Sidonia, based on the manga by Tsutomu Nihei, also published […]
As we announced last December, we're thrilled now to be working with the wild bunch at Vertical Comics, releasing new Digital Editions from the Vertical catalog. Now we invite you to get into some of these mind-blowing series with a special sale on digital-edition Volume 1s starting from 99-cents. It's going on at every one of our digital retail […]
Look for a surge of darker-edged manga coming to digital bookstores early this month. At last, as announced last week, Digital Editions of the surreal alien-invasion classic (and now anime on Adult Swim) Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki and the apocalyptic schoolgirls-in-radioactive-Tokyo saga COPPELION by Tomonori Inoue go on sale today. Previously Parasyte was only available in print and COPPELION was only available as a simultaneous […]