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? 

Streaming on Crunchyroll Manga (requires Crunchyroll premium subscription) or comiXology Unlimited (requires comiXology Unlimited subscription).

Purchase + download on comiXology or Kindle, where they’re priced affordably at around $1-$2 a chapter. 

Are these authorized Kodansha Comics translations? Yup, the versions you read on Crunchyroll Manga or comiXology Unlimited are produced and published by Kodansha Comics so they’re the same as the ones you’d buy on Kindle or comiXology. Since the simulpubs are produced rapidly, a bit of editing goes into them before they’re collected for our graphic-novel editions.

What’s simulpubbin’ and how often? Most manga have new chapters come out once a week or once a month. Here’s a comprehensive list of all the simulpubs we currently produce:

~ New chapters every week ~
Click on the banner for series info and to read Chapter 1 free!

Latest volume 17 (chapters 155-164) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 165-211

Latest volume 1 (chapters 1-4) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 5-22

Latest volume 19 (chapters 176-185) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 186-195
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 186-195

Latest volume 9 (chapters 71-79) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 80-97
hapters now on comiXology Unlimited 80-97

Latest volume 29 (chapters 232-240) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 241-291
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 241-284

Latest volume 32 (chapters 296-304) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 305-327
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 305-324

Latest volume 7 (chapters 55-64) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 65-86
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 65-81

Latest volume 14 (chapters 133-136) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 137-154
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 137-152

~ New chapters every month ~
Click on the banner for series info and to read Chapter 1 free!

Latest volume 11 (chapters 49-53) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 54-63
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 54-62

Latest volume 1 (chapters 1-3) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 4-21
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 4-19

Latest volume 25 (chapters 99-102) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 103-111
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 103-109

Latest volume 11 (chapters 53-57) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 58-65
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 58-64

Latest volume 3 (chapters 12-17) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 18-30
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 18-28

Latest volume Volume 1 forthcoming Chapters now on Crunchyroll 1-30
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 1-28

Latest volume 9 (chapters 34-37) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 38-49
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 38-48

Latest volume 9 (chapters 53-58) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 59-65
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 59-63

Latest volume 2 (chapters 7-11) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 12-26
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 12-24

Latest volume 10 (chapters 45-49) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 50-56
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 50-56

Latest volume 3 (chapters 15-21) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 22-32
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 22-30

Latest volume 3 (chapters 17-24) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 25-46
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 25-44

April 2, 2018 update: Crunchyroll has just announced they’ve added the hit manga Devils’ Line to their simulpub lineup! Subscribers to Crunchyroll can now read the latest chapters of Ryo Hanada’s urban-vampire thriller at the same time they’re published in Japan. Devils’ Line has new chapters coming out once a month: Chapter 59 is scheduled to appear the same day it appears in Japan on April 21.

March 1, 2018 update: We’ve just announced that we’ve added 8 new manga series to Crunchyroll Manga, bringing your favorite manga publisher’s total manga on the streaming service to 18. Subscribers to Crunchyroll can now read the latest chapters at the same time they’re published in Japan from even more Kodansha Comics manga series than ever before!  

Media: download the PDF of the full press release here.