Monthly Archives: February 2019

At last, all of BECK compleat! + 2 new volumes of Seven Shakespeares available now on comiXology and Kindle!

It's a great day for BECK fans, especially for those of us who've been following Koyuki and his band for the better part of the last decade! The legendary rock ‘n’ roll manga got rebooted as an comiXology Originals series last year from Kodansha Comics, and today—at last—all volumes of BECK just became available in English for the first time! Will the band's dream of bring people together through music come true? What happened to Koyuki and his love interest? Read it all to the weepy conclusion only on comiXology and Kindle—and you can also binge read the whole series totally FREE with comiXology Unlimited!

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Vote for the Kodansha Comics 10th Anniversary Mascot! (Created by the one-and-only Hiro Mashima!)

Gather round, Kodansha Comics fans! As you’ve heard, 2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Kodansha Comics, and to celebrate, each month of 2019 we’ll be featuring a different series as we celebrate some of the classic and most iconic Kodansha Comics series with exclusive contents, special deals, sweepstakes, and more. (ICYMIwe’ve already spotlighted AKIRA and Battle Angel Alita!). But special surprises and exclusive new content isn’t all we have in store—we’re also hiring an intern mascot, drawn by the one-and-only Hiro Mas [...]

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5 Kodansha Series Nominated for YALSA’s 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List!

Kodansha Comics is proud to announce that not one, not two, but five of our series have made the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list! If you’ve been searching for a new manga series to discover—or if you’ve been looking for the perfect new series to gift to a friend or teen family member —look no further than these five, fabulous series below!     Read More »

10 Years of Kodansha Comics: Monthly Spotlights & MORE! #KC10YRS

10 years of Kodansha Comics!  The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. Please join us in celebration as we select one classic Kodansha Comics series each month for exclusive content, promotions, and other surprises!

December Spotlight: Attack on Titan Our December Spotlight needs no introduction, and we’re sure many of you have already guessed which major series was yet to be featured. Witho [...]

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Post-Valentine’s Day! Love Is a Battlefield Sale! 60+ romance manga with a twist up to 50% off on digital

Post-Valentine's Day! Love Is a Battlefield Sale! Congratulations, you've survived Valentine's Day, again. But let's be real: romance doesn't begin or end on February 14, in real life—or in manga! In fact the so-called most romantic day of the year might just be the prelude to one wild emotional rollercoaster ride. And as well-read fans of Kodansha Comics's extensive romance-manga lineup know, love can be as tough as or tougher than any battle in shonen manga. So, to get you through to next year's Valentine's Day, at least as far as manga is concerned, this week we've selected a massive 60+ romance manga series with a twist, and put them at 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, Read More »

A manga classic returns: Waki Yamato’s Tale of Genji

They took a brief holiday, but our “digital-first” debuts are back! And 2019 kicks off with a trio of highly anticipated digital manga debuts by some of the most talented women creators working in the medium. The lineup includes two recent hit shojo romantic comedies in Rumi Ichinohe’s My Sweet Girl and Rila Kirishima’s World’s End and Apricot Jam, to be followed by the English-language debut of one of the most beautiful examples of the medium in Waki Yamato’s renowned adaptation of the literary classic, The Tale of Genji. 

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The World of Battle Angel Alita Sale, Part 1: The Original Manga Series

The World of Battle Angel Alita Sale, Part 1 Um, ready for Alita: Battle Angel to hit theaters February 14? We here at Kodansha Comics HQ  frankly can't wait to see Alita's world realized in a big Hollywood pic, but we're also gearin' up for the big debates and gushy emotions that get stirred up whenever there's a movie adaptation of a manga! So, whether you're a gnarly old school fan of Alita through the manga (or better yet, the OVA from the 90s) or a shiny new school fan who just found out about Alita through the movie, you have to know the original material to be ready for such battles! That's why, starting this week, we're having The World of Battle Angel Alita Sale, where Read More »