Monthly Archives: October 2019

Fine wine, fine manga: The Drops of God Volumes 1-11 now out from comiXology Originals!

The word's greatest wine manga continues! Kodansha Comics and ComiXology Originals are pleased to announce they're completing the internationally renowned wine manga The Drops of God in English for the very first time. Volumes 1-11 debut October 14 and can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content—available for purchase only on Kind [...]

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The Ghost in the Shell digital sale! All series up to 50% off

"It is the near future. The world has become highly information-intensive, with a vast corporate network covering the planet, electrons and light pulsing through it." But on the upside, you can plug into the classic cyberpunk sensation The Ghost in the Shell in digital! From now until October 14th, get up to 50% off on all The Ghost in the Shell series at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, Read More »

More MONOGATARI ebooks now available! 9 more titles added October 8

Last June, we announced 7 novels from NISIOISIN’s legendary MONOGATARI series from Vertical  (and featuring the awe-inspiring cover art and illustrations of Taiwanese illustrator VOFAN) were finally available as ebooks. And now we're here to announce we've got 9 more MONOGATARI novels available as ebooks starting today October 8! You can buy them from our digital retail partners Apple Books, BookWalker, Google Play, Kindle, and Kobo! If you know the MONOGATARI series from its anime, this is the one true way to dive deep into the original stories of the peculiar [...]

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MONOGATARI Contest! Cosplay! Fan Art! Enter October 4-November 17!

Did you hear our announcement of MONOGATARI artist VOFAN’s visit to the U.S. during Anime NYC (November 15-17)? To help celebrate this rare appearance by the Taiwanese master illustrator and publication of his forthcoming Colorful Dreams artbook, we're hosting a special MONOGATARI Contest! And guess what?! None other than VOFAN himself will be the judge of the contest! Plus we've got some pretty sweet prizes, courtesy of our friends at Kinokuniya USA and XP-Pen! 

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Updates 10/4: Our announcements recap from NYCC 2019!

October 4 NYCC UPDATE! Kodansha Comics and Vertical made some exciting announcements about upcoming titles and events for 2019 and 2020! Plus, Hidemi Shiraki, the editor of Kodansha's Young Magazine, joined the panel to introduce Kodansha Comics's newest license announcement, The Witch and the Beast (scroll down below!), and the behind-the-scene process of making manga!

Announcements from Vertical!

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Buy 2 Get 3rd manga free at Barnes & Noble college campus stores!

Live near, or in, a college town? Head over to your local Barnes & Noble college campus bookstore and pick up some extra manga! Here's the deal: buy any 2 books from the list below, and get the 3rd title FREE! You should see a display table featuring a Buy 2 Get 1 free sign ...

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NISIOISIN Sale! Digital manga and MONOGATARI novels up to 50% off—plus Halloween Comic Fest!

To commemorate in style the debut of our epic BAKEMONOGATARI manga team-up today, we've decided to hold a special week-long digital sale featuring Japan's biggest literary phenom (and palindromic pen-name) NISIOISIN! (It's also our first digital sale featuring novels!) If you're an ebook reader, here's a great chance to dive into some of the most original, daring fiction to appear on the Japanese literary scene in years. On sale is the "first season" of NISIOISIN's famous MONOGATARI Series, featuring your favorite characters Kiss-Shot, Senjogahara, and Hanekawa. In addition, you can also pick up the full set of NISIOISIN's thriller manga, Read More »