Monthly Archives: May 2020

Zac Bertschy in Memoriam

The Kodansha USA Publishing team was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing last week of Zac Bertschy, writer, podcast host, executive editor at Anime News Network, and longtime friend to us and to the manga industry. Over two decades at Anime News Network, Zac was a constant amid the anime and manga world's ebb and flow. At a time when there were very few ways to read reliable anime and manga news in the U.S., he raised standards, pounded the pavement at conventions, and wrote tirelessly, helping shape ANN into a daily must-read. As a critic, Zac's judgments were sharp, but he was not a cynic. He relished the joy of falling in love with a hidden gem and sharing it [...]

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Select Vol. 1s now 99¢ during the Manga for Any Age sale! (Ends 6/1)

Find adventures in manga for any age!

Have some ambitious young readers in your life and want to introduce them to the amazing world of Manga? During the Manga for Any Age digital manga sale, we're featuring 9 amazing series that range from very young readers to teen readers and beyond, for only 99¢ per volume 1! That's right from mischievous adventures of our favorite kitten in Chi's Sweet Home, to the silly slice of life story set in the animal run world of Crocodile Baron, and even the far flung fantasy saga of Read More »

Get over $1500 worth of award-winning Manga for $20 with this Humble Manga Bundle! (Ends 6/9)

Over $1500 Worth of Manga for ONLY $20!

What better way to celebrate the amazing stories that have won the prestigious Kodansha Manga Award for serialized manga than to create a Humble Bundle and share these incredible series with everyone for a staggeringly low price. That's right at the highest tier of $20 you'll receive over $1500 worth of manga which include the entirety of series like the modern coming of age tale Princess Jellyfish, the classic romantic comedy Love Hina, the indie rock'n'roll saga BECK, the body-horror al [...]

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Oh my! Discover your latest crush with the My Love Was a Manga One Spring sale! (Ends 5/25)

Find your new love today!

My my my, what a selection of amazing series we have lined-up for this very special digital manga sale – My Love Was a Manga One Spring! Featuring some of Kodansha Comics' funniest, shmoopiest, and steamiest series all in one sale that will keep your heart and wallet full. It's so easy to fall in love with the cute opposites attract saga of Hitorijime My Hero, the black-hearted romance of Can You Just Die, My Darkling?, the spicy office space power play of My Boss's [...]

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Save on all Kodansha titles at (Ends 5/23)

All Kodansha Titles on Sale for a limited time only!

Right now you can take advantage of the Right Stuf Anime sale pricing all Kodansha Comics titles up to 33% off! Whether you've been eying to buy a highly anticipated pre-order like The Ghost In The Shell The Human Algorithm Vol. 1, a big ticket item like the FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Set 1, or you just wanted to start reading the manga of fan-favorite anime like Gleipnir, and Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Parasyte. All digital volumes up 50% off! Ends 5/21

Read the manga AND watch the anime!

Just in time for the Netflix debut of Parasyte: The Maxim we're giving fans the opportunity to return to the classic sci-fi body horror manga Parasyte at a cost that leaves you with plenty extra cash to start building your alien invasion bunker! In this David Cronenberg-esque invasion story, Shinichi Izumi is your average high-schooler with, average problems like homework, and crushes. But when an alien attempting to hijack Shinichi's body only gets as far as his right hand, Shinichi and his new alien counterpart unwittingly become involved in an extraterrestrial plot to take over humanity from the inside out. Can man an alien work together to fight against forces that only want humanit [...]

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Journey beyond the manga & anime with the Manga to Novel spotlight!

Watched the anime? Read the Manga? NOW read the novel!

Did you know that some of your favorite manga and anime series began as novels? And did you also know some of those favorite series spun-off or shared amazing side-stories through the novel format? Oh you didn't know? Glad you asked somebody! This month we at Kodansha USA Publishing wanted to share some outstanding literary works that expand and give you a deeper look at fan-favorite series like Attack on Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins and Your Lie in April. Check out some of our favorites spotlighted below and a full list of other novels that will let you dive even deeper into some of your favorite manga st [...]

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The Drops of God Volumes 12-22 debut in English for the first time ever!

The Drops of God Volumes 12-22 Digitally Available Today

in English for the First Time from ComiXology Originals

May 6, 2020—New York, NY—Today, comiXology and Kodansha Comics released volumes 12-22 of the international bestseller The Drops of God manga series in English for the first time. These eleven volumes join the previously released volumes 1-11 and can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive cont [...]

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Find your next obsession during this Hidden Gems Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 5/11)

Dive deep into Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL's Hidden Gems

With so many movies, TV series, comics and, yes, even other manga series vying for your attention we know it's hard to jump on to something new! What if we told you we've curated a list of amazing Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL manga series that have unjustly flown under the radar, AND that we've also made it even easier to take a deep dive into these series without ruining your wallet! Now you can enter the ethereally beautiful and action-packed Land of Lustrous, the unexp [...]

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Join Kodansha Comics & Funimation Fridays for the Home Anime Club!

Chat with us online about the latest Anime with the Kodansha Comics Home Anime Club!

In case you missed the news, we're teaming-up with our friends at Funimation to host a series of weekly watch parties on Twitter spotlighting the latest and greatest Anime series adapted from Kodansha manga – we're calling it, the Kodansha Comics Home Anime Club! On Friday May 8, at 5pm PST / 7pm CST / 8pm PST, we'll kick-off our first online wat [...]

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