Monthly Archives: July 2018

Announcing: August 2018 digital-first debuts!

The campaign continues as we launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week, and in August we kick off 8 new manga series, with some new and classic shojo manga, a manga-to-anime yakuza-to-idol comedy, and 5 (yes) digital-first yaoi manga! 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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Discover Tokyo Sale! + digital debut: Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?

Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Noragami, Chihayafuru ... Did you know all these manga are set  in real-life locations in Tokyo? Identifying and visiting places that appear in manga and anime is called seichi junrei, or "pilgrimage to the sacred places," and it's an unique way to enjoy tourism in Japan. This week for our Discover Tokyo Sale, we've picked 22 manga that takes place in Tokyo, and put them on sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, [...]

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Attack on Titan Season 3 Sale! Volume 1 for 99¢

It's the Attack on Titan "Road to Season 3" Digital Sale!  Hey, when the  Attack on Titan anime Season 3 finally starts on July 21, can you honestly say you are ready? If you really want to increase your chances of survival in a world filled with man-eating titans and human betrayal, you may want to refresh your memory and perhaps get ahead on the rapid-fire twists-and-turns and plot machinations by reading up on the manga! That's why, for this week only, Kodansha Comics is hosting the Attack on Titan: Road to Season 3 Digital Sale (ends July 23) at all of our digital retail partners: Read More »

Announcements from San Diego Comic Con (July 19-22)!

Psssst! Going to San Diego Comic Con July 19-22?  We're going to have some exciting new announcements for Battle Angel Alita and The Ghost in the Shell—as well as other new licensing announcements for 2018 and beyond!. Plus, join the Q&A for a chance to win special giveaway items! So come check out the Kodansha Comics panel on Saturday July 21, 2018 at 11:30am-12:30pm in Room 8! "Do I have to be there?" For giveaways and fun—yes! But for the info, just check back here at for breaking updates on our panel announcements!

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Soccer Manga Sale! Volume 1s 99¢ + additional digital volumes up to 50% off

As the number of still-competing soccer teams dwindles in a certain high-profile tournament, we here at Kodansha Comics have been cheering on our favorite team ... IN MANGA! Did you know that we publish not one, not two, not three, but four soccer manga series? This week, we're hosting our inaugural Soccer Manga Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Here’s the deal First of all: all digita [...]

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AX2018 Recap: a summary of all our new licensing announcements and more!

Gotta say we had quite a blast at Anime Expo this year! We hosted several major events, made lots of announcements about new manga and projects (see below!), and had a great time with all of you who stopped by our biggest and baddest ever Anime Expo booth! Here's a day-by day recap of what went down at America's premier anime con in 2018: July 5 (Thursday) BECK and Seven Shakespeares digital debut! In which we debuted not one but two new manga by Harold Sakui [...]

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Attack on Titan: Road to Season 3 Sweepstakes July 7-August 7

Season 3 of the Attack on Titan anime kicks off July 21! If you’re keeping up with the manga by Hajime Isayama, you know this is  going to be the most exciting season yet! Counting down the days until the first anime episode airs? Then join us for the Attack on Titan: Road to Season 3 Sweepstakes, hosted by Kodansha Comics and Funimation, with a chance to win some very cool Attack on Titan manga and anime prizes!  Attack on Titan: Road to Season 3 Sweepstakes!  When July 7-August 7, 2 [...]

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Anime Expo sale on comiXology: everything 50% off 7/5-7/9

Anime Expo goers! We know that you're all about the bargains and rare treasure hunting! But lugging around all the goodies that you bought could slow your actions on the show floor. Luckily, some things are much easier to take home when it's on digital–– namely lots and lots of awesome manga from Kodansha Comics!  During Anime Expo (July 5 thru July 9), comiXology is having a massive 50% off sale on (almost) entire collection of manga from Kodansha Comics and Vertical Inc*. All you have to do is use the code "manga" at the cart page during the check out.  *Read More »

BECK and Seven Shakespeares: 2 x Harold Sakuishi debut July 5!

Creator Spotlight: Harold Sakuishi It's been a long time since he rock and rolled (in English), but Harold Sakuishi is back—and beyond! Today, July 5, we debut not one but two new manga by the creator of the all-time rock 'n' roll manga BECKAnd not only do we go beyond where that manga last left off in English, we bring you Sakuishi-sensei's latest: Seven ShakespearesAnd it all comes to you in one massive drop in one day of 18 volumes of manga courtesy of Read More »

Japan Crate x Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card for July Premium Crate

Kodansha Comics is teaming up with Japan Crate to present to you a magically delicious crate featuring Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card! To celebrate the new chapter in the saga of Cardcaptor Sakura, Japan Crate has created a delectable box of snacks and goodies perfect for enjoying as you follow Sakura’s adventures. With goodies every bit as adorable as Sakura herself, not even the famously ravenous Yukito is in danger of going hungry with them. Dig in as you dive into the latest volume of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card!Read More »