Monthly Archives: March 2017

The net is vast: Ghost in the Shell digital manga sale on comiXology and Kindle thru April 3

Shirow Masamune's generation-defining cyberpunk manga masterpiece The Ghost in the Shellpresciently set in a networked world where the virtual and physical universes collide—is now finally a major motion picture, in theaters March 31!


To celebrate, we've got all The Ghost in the Shell manga digital editions on sale up to 50% off on comiXology and [...]

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Yu Kinutani interview on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

The Ghost in the Shell all started as a manga by Shirow Masamune nearly two decades ago. It's since gone on to inspire the internationally acclaimed animated film, a spinoff TV series and manga, and now a major Hollywood motion picture, debuting on March 31.

Yu Kinutani, the artist behind the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex manga, gave us his insights to working in the inner world of GITS and his thoughts on the GITS global phenomenon—and also shared some exciting concept sketches from behind the scenes of Stand Alone Complex (see below)!

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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 CoolheadednessKotono Kato's alternate-history medieval war-drama Altair: A Record of BattlesRyosuke Tomoe's disturbing serial-killer thriller Museumand a surprising parody-sidestory set in the Read More »

Winter Anime Season Finale Sale—digital manga volumes up to 50% off!

The Winter 2017 anime season is reaching its exciting conclusion this month! Find out where to watch the anime versions of your favorite Kodansha Comics below and catch up on those series—or jump ahead—by reading the manga that inspired 'em all! With this week's Anime Season Finale Sale putting some digital manga volumes up to 50% off, you can't go wrong.

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The Ghost in the Shell: Mondo x Kodansha Comics Collaboration Project

In collaboration with high-end collectibles brand Mondo, Kodansha Comics is proud to present The Ghost in the Shell exclusive poster, illustrated by the extremely talented Becky Cloonan. Limited to 275 standard and 150 glow-in-dark variant editions, these screen-printed posters will be available on March 14. Check out the preview of the poster design on

Follow @MondoNews and @KodanshaUSA for on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at random time on Tuesday, March 1 [...]

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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 SidoniaAPOSIMZYou 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 on February 24th as a digit [...]

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Kodansha Comics at Emerald City Comicon 2017

Going to be in Seattle this weekend? Come and join us at the Kodansha Comics panel at Emerald City Comicon on Saturday, March 4!

We'll have some exciting announcements regarding The Ghost in the Shell, this month's exciting digital-first manga releases, and more! 

Event   Emerald City Comicon 2017 at Washington State Convention Center
Panel   Kodansha Comics Presents Ghost in the Shell (And More Manga)
When   Saturday, March 4 at 4:15-5:15PM
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