Monthly Archives: March 2018

Battle Angel Alita x The Ghost in the Shell: classic manga in ONE bundle!

Battle Angel Alita and The Ghost in the Shell are some of the best know manga from Kodansha Comics. Maybe you recognize these titles from the the classic anime—or maybe from the hype around the new live-action movies. But maybe it's time to go back to the source? If you haven't got around to checking out the manga until now, consider yourself in luck, cos that means you've got some awesome reads ahead of you! Not only that, for this week only, comiXology is exclusively offering unique digital manga bundles and crazy di [...]

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Upcoming Events: Anime Boston, Anime Matsuri, Sakura-Con, and C2E2!

Time for a good old-fashioned American otaku road trip! In the coming weeks of March and April, Kodansha Comics and Vertical will be criss-crossing the country and could come to an anime/comics convention near you! Check the list of events and activities below to see if we'll see you there ... Can't go? Not close enough? Don't worry! You'll be able to catch what's happening at the shows—and all the new announcements we'll make—right here at KodanshaComics.com! Anime Boston (Boston, MA) March 30-April 1

Vertical Comics Industry Panel Friday, March 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Con [...]

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Real Girl sale! Digital manga up to 50% off until March 26

When there's an anime adaptation of our manga, it's a big deal for us! Especially if it's an anime of a good shojo manga! For the Spring 2018 anime season starting in April, look for Real Girl  (a.k.a. "3D Kanojo"), our hit digital-first series about a relationship between an otaku boy who's stuck in the 2-dimensional world, and his IRL "3D girlfriend"! Celebrating the upcoming anime, for one week only, we’re offering Real Girl volumes 1-12—which comprises the complete series—up to 50% off on all digital platforms: BookWalkerRead More »

Attack on Titan Manga app users!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for using the Attack on Titan Manga app! It’s been a great ride—and we still love our little app! Unfortunately, though, the app is being retired soon. That means it won’t be supported. If you delete the app from your device, you won’t be able to re-download it. If you keep the app on your device, you could continue to read content you’ve already downloaded, but you won’t be able to re-download it. Our recommendation: create a login account, if you haven’t already. With a login account, you can save all your purchases and continue to access them on the Madefire app.

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New digital-first series of the week: Starving Anonymous (+ Fort of Apocalypse sale!)

As we announced last month, starting March 13, Kodansha Comics will be debuting one new digital manga series every week for the forseeable future. Great news for you readers with an undying hunger (see below) and curiosity for new manga! First up is Starving Anonymous (debuting March 13)–– an intense dystopian horror thriller in the apocalyptic vein of Dragon Head and Attack on Titan, from the team that brought you zombie actioner Fort of Apocalypse.

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Announcing the Winners of the Kodansha Comics x Wacom UQ HOLDER! Drawing Contest!

To celebrate the release of the UQ HOLDER! anime, Kodansha Comics teamed with up Wacom in November for a special drawing giveaway contest! Contestants described what kind of original character they would create in the UQ HOLDER! universe, and the top entries were selected by UQ HOLDER! creator (and Wacom tablet user!) Ken Akamatsu himself.

Kodansha Comics and Wacom enjoyed all the great artwork submitted by the contestants, and offer our congratulations to the [...]

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Devils’ Line sale! Digital manga up to 50% off until March 19

When we hear there's a new anime adaptation of the manga we love, we get just as excited as you do! This is no exception for those cutting-edge manga from our sister company, Vertical Comics. For the Spring 2018 anime season in April, we have our eyes on Ryo Hanada's vampire-romance series, Devils' Line! Celebrating the upcoming anime, for one week only, we're offering Devils' Line, volume 1 at a special discount price of 99 cents, and volumes 2-9 up to 50% off on all digital platforms: BookWalkerRead More »

Our complete simulpubs guide

~ The Kodansha Comics Complete Simulpubs Guide ~

What's a simulpub? Besides graphic novels (collections of chapters), we also release our manga in English as single chapters—the same day they’re published in Japan! It's a great way to get ahead of the story and stay current with Japanese fans and fans the world over! How to read 'em? 

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