Our complete simulpubs guide: 8 new series on Crunchyroll March 1

~ 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 (needs Crunchyroll 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 version you read on Crunchyroll Manga 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 16 (chapters 146-155) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 156-192

Latest volume 6 (chapters 44-52) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 53-97

Latest volume 25 (chapters 198-206) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 207-258

Latest volume 31 (chapters 287-295) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 296-312

Latest volume 3 (chapters 14-24) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 25-59

Latest volume 13 (chapters 129-132) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 133-146

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

Latest volume 10 (chapters 44-47) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 48-56

Latest volume Volume 1 forthcoming Chapters now on Crunchyroll 1-12

Latest volume 23 (chapters 91-94) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 95-103

Latest volume 3 (chapters 12-17) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 18-22

Latest volume Volume 1 forthcoming Chapters now on Crunchyroll 1-22

Latest volume 7 (chapters 26-28) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 29-42

Latest volume 7 (chapters 41-46) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 47-57

Latest volume 2 (chapters 7-11) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 12-18

Latest volume 9 (chapters 40-44) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 45-52

Latest volume 2 (chapters 8-14) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 15-23

Latest volume 3 (chapters 17-24) Chapters now on Crunchyroll 25-38

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.