Monthly Archives: July 2017

Digital-first manga up to 50% off thru 7/31

Hey buddy, didja know? All year Kodansha Comics has been launching more than two dozen new digital-first manga series so as to offer a more diverse and robust library of manga in English. If you haven't kept up with our fast 'n' furious announcements, here's a great way to find out what's up!

We're offering every digital-first series launched this year on sale up to 50% off across all our digital book channels: BookWalker, Read More »

Events: Kodansha editors 7/25-7/30 in New York City!

Wherever you go around the world, comics are comics—but how they get made can be quite different. The process of creating a manga is uniquely Japanese, and American readers don’t get many opportunities to learn about this difficult behind-the-scenes work. So we’re especially thrilled to host not one, but two events this month with manga editors from Kodansha Japan! This is an amazing chance to meet the people who’ve helped guide your favorite series from idea to ink on paper, hear insider stories, and ask them your questions! 

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Learn about jobs by reading manga—18 digital series up to 50% off thru July 24

'Tis the season for summer internships, but did you know one of the best ways of exploring new career opportunities is by ... reading manga?!

Well, we had no idea either, until we took a closer look at our vast library of digital manga releases and noticed ... Hey, there's a lot of weird and interesting jobs out there. So we came up with this week's Career Opportunities digital manga sale—with all volumes of featured series up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and [...]

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Summer 2017 Manga to Anime Guide #KCAnimeClub

Summer 2017 Anime Guide

Whether you’re on vacation or looking to escape for an episode or two, this summer is full of great anime based on Kodansha Comics manga. Whether you’re in the mood for romance, dancing, or side-splitting comedy, we’ve got you covered!

We’re also inviting you to watch anime with us! This season’s Kodansha Comics Anime Club title is Aho-Girl. All you have to do is unpeel a banana, jump on Twitter every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Eastern Time and follow our livetweet or share your own reactions to the episode using #KCAnimeClub!

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#MyClockworkPlanet contest winners!

A big congratulations to the #MyClockworkPlanet contest winners!
Kodansha Comics is happy to announce the winners of our #MyClockworkPlanet Contest, held in conjunction with Yen Press! The Japanese editorial team of Clockwork Planet selected the following submissions based upon how well they felt it expressed the world of Clockwork Planet.
Kodansha Comics Choice Award: Angel’s Gravity Ring submitted by Twitter user @_anothernote_ (Prize: Volumes 1-3 of Clockwork Planet)

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SDCC: exclusives, freebies, events

Hey, what's that out by the water? It's San Diego Comic-Con! Come see us at the Kodansha Comics / Vertical Booth #1631 in the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. 


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Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set convention exclusive: preorder instructions  

Step 1 Go to
Step 2 Add the item to your cart
Step 3 Enter your code in the "Promo Code" field
Step 4 Your total should now be $0
Step 5 Proceed to checkout. Enter your shipping information, submit your order, then wait for this glorious 35th anniversary box set to arrive!

Please direct all questions and customer support requests to Right Stuf at or (800) 338-6827.
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Summer anime season sale—digital manga volumes over 45% off

The summer anime season is here: find out where to watch the anime 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 Manga-to-Anime Sale putting some digital manga volumes at more than 50% off, you can't go wrong.

Look for the manga of these recently anime-ated series at all of our digital retail partners—BookWalker, Read More »