Monthly Archives: June 2018

Announcing: July digital-first debuts!

The campaign continues as we launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week, and in July we kick off 5 new manga series, with a shonen RPG actioner, different looks at romance in a trio of shojo/josei titles, and even a Tokyo cool neighborhood guide in manga form! Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. This month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, and nook:

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Edens Zero: Chapter 1 of Hiro Mashima’s new manga—read it now

Eleven months after the grand finale of Fairy Tail, master mangaka Hiro Mashima is back with a great adventure beyond imagination! All the steadfast friendship, crazy fighting, and blue cats you've come to expect... IN SPACE!

Read it now The worldwide-anticipated release of Chapter 1 of Edens Zero is available the same day as Japan in five languages: Chinese, English, French, Korean, and Thai!

Read it in English streaming on Crunchyroll Manga—or as [...]

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What’s Happening at AX2018? Con exclusives, panels, activities & MORE!

July 7 update: all of our major licensing announcements from our Saturday industry panel!

Time for the biggest otaku party of the year—and we’re going bigger than ever before! Come visit Kodansha Comics and Vertical at this year’s Anime Expo, July 5-8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and meet the stars and people behind your favorite manga and anime, get exclusive convention merchandise and free stuff, pick up pre-release books, and be the first in the world to hear about our massive plans for 2019 and beyond! We’re hosting and participating in five panels this year, our most ever: our re [...]

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Kodansha Comics Summer Linewide Sale!—1600+ digital manga up to 50% off (ends 6/25)

Schools' Out: Read Manga! Summer's here (basically) and that means we all have just that much more time to read manga, right? Any manga that you've been holding off of reading because you simply didn't have the time? Well, this is the time to get on it, because Kodansha Comics and Vertical are putting (almost) every single digital book that we publish (that's 1600+ volumes of manga!) up to 50% off at all of our digital-partner platforms: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Not only that, this offer will last for 2 weeks (ends June 25)! And don't forget to check out our [...]

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Read beyond the latest volume on comiXology Unlimited! 18 series up to 50% off

Ever gotten through the latest volume of a great manga series and then wanted to read more? You can, you know, if you're a subscriber to comiXology Unlimited! We're encouraging the readers of 18 Kodansha Comics series to READ BEYOND as we put up chapters that go past the latest available volume on comiXology Unlimited and add new chapters along the way! It's a great way to jump ahead on your favorite series—at no extra cost beyond the $5.99/month subscription fee. In fact, based on our math, all the chapters that are already up on Unlimited are alone worth more than the price of admission! Which brings us to ... more savings! To help [...]

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