Monthly Archives: November 2017

New digital-first manga revealed every other week this Holiday Season!

The holiday season is officially on, and we want to celebrate it with you! That's why starting this week, and for the whole month of December, Kodansha Comics will be introducing new digital-first titles every other Tuesday!

To keep up with the new title announcement, stay tuned our Twitter account (@KodanshaUSA), or check back on this page on 12/5, 12/19, and 12/26. We'll give you the first look of the new series, plus first dibs on the deals too! 

December 26 announcement 

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Creator Spotlight: Interview with Inuyashiki’s Hiroya Oku

The protagonist of Inuyashiki is not a hot guy or girl. Ichiro Inuyashiki is 58 years old and often gets mistaken for his daughter’s grandfather. One day he encounters an unidentified flying object. His body destroyed, he awakens to realize he has a new mechanical body. That’s when Inuyashiki’s journey to find the meaning of life—by saving other people’s lives—begins. 

This unusual action hero series by Hiroya Oku (whose previous work was the megahit GANTZ) ends at Volume 10. (Volumes 1-9 are currently available from Kodansha Comics in print and digital; Read More »

Creator Spotlight Sale: Ken Akamatsu’s UQ Holder!, Love Hina & more digital manga 50% off thru 11/20

Ken Akamatsu has been the king of rom-com shonen manga since the 2000s. You know his hit manga and anime Love Hina and his even bigger follow-up series Negmia! But Akamatsu-sensei's hit-manga-maker career doesn't stop there! His current series, UQ Holder, is a sequel to Negima!  and debuted as a new anime this season on Amazon Anime Strike!

To celebrate all things Akamatsu, we're [...]

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If your Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set arrived damaged

On Tuesday, October 31, the Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set was loosed upon the world. We’ve been thrilled to see how many people have enjoyed the set since its release, in online reviews, videos, social media posts, and more.
However, we have also heard from some of you who received boxes that had been damaged in shipping. We apologize to anyone who received the box damaged. We want every reader to have the best possible experience with this set for years to come, and that doesn’t include letting a torn or dented box sit on your shelf.
If your outer box containing the books arrived damaged in any way, we are offering a free replacement. Please send your full name, mailing address, and phot [...]

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Kodansha Comics at Anime NYC: license announcements updated 11/19

Going to Anime NYC? Kodansha Comics is exclited to join this new anime convention in our hometown!

Kodansha Comics Booth #416 
Come and check out pre-streets and new release books and exclusive products at the Kodansha Comics booth (#416)! 

Kodansha Comics Manga Announcement Panel
We've got a slew of reveals for new manga coming in 2018! Plus, a chance to ask your que [...]

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UQ HOLDER! Drawing Contest presented by Kodansha Comics x Wacom

Enter Kodansha Comics and Wacom’s UQ HOLDER! Drawing Contest for a chance to win a Wacom digital drawing tablet and UQ HOLDER! manga!

Get your pens, pencils, or drawing tablets ready—to celebrate the debut of the UQ HOLDER! anime, Kodansha Comics is teaming up with Wacom for a special drawing giveaway contest!

We want to see you get creative and show us what kind of original character you would create in the UQ HOLDER! universe. What kind of UQ HOLDER would they be? What kind of original powers or abilities would your character have? Are they strong enough to take on Tōta or Neji? [...]

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Fall 2017 Manga to Anime Guide: #KCAnimeClub

Long time no stream, KC Anime Clubbers! The fall anime season has kicked off in full swing, and this season offers a stellar line up of Kodansha Comics manga-turned-anime. To celebrate, this season’s KC Anime Club we’ll be live streaming not one, but three awesome titles! 

This season’s Kodansha Comics Anime Club titles are Inuyashiki, Land of the Lustrous, and UQ HOLDER!. Check out our streaming schedule below, then read how the stories started with Chapter 1 previews of all the manga at the cover links. And don’t forget—we also want you to watch the anime with us! Be sure to join us on Twitter and follow our livetweets at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, or share your own reactions to the episodes [...]

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Kodansha Comics Holiday 2017 manga box sets

Kodansha Comics Holiday 2017 manga box sets!
— Coming December 19, 2017 —

The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set
The original manga that became a legendary anime franchise, now in a complete collector’s box set.
Includes three large-sized hardcover volumes, plus a collectible lithograph by creator Shirow Masamune. Order from:

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