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 22 (chapters 205-215) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 216-254

Latest volume 4 (chapters 24-32) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 33-73

Latest volume 35 (chapters 285-293) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 294-334
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 294-329

Latest volume 33 (chapters 305-313) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 314-347
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 314-345

Latest volume 10 (chapters 85-94) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 95-116
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 95-114

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

Latest volume 13 (chapters 58-62) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 63-74
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 63-73

Latest volume 2 (chapters 4-9) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 10-33
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 10-32

Latest volume 29 (chapters 115-118) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 119-124
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 119-122

Latest volume 13 (chapters 63-66) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 67-69
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 67-69

Latest volume 5 (chapters 24-29) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 30-43
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 30-41

Latest volume 4 (chapters 12-15) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 16-42
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 16-41

Latest volume 9 (chapters 34-37) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 38-58
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 38-56

Latest volume 10 (chapters 80-88) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 89-97
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hapters now on comiXology Unlimited 89-97

Latest volume 11 (chapters 65-70) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 71-78
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 71-76

Latest volume 5 (chapters 22-26) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 27-35
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 27-34

Latest volume 4 (chapters 22-28) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 29-43
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 29-42

Latest volume 18 (chapters 149-152) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 153-167
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 153-165

Latest volume 3 (chapters 17-24) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 25-56
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 25-56

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.