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Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: With Manga from Me to You

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: With Manga from Me to You One of the best things about manga is the community it creates: how it brings people together and allows you to bond with and make new friendships that last a lifetime, all the while giving you something to talk about that you’re incredible passionate about. When working in manga, however, it’s not often that we get to speak face-to-face with our readers about our favorite series, so our third, and final, part of our Gift Guide is dedicated to all the amazing Kodansha Comics fans, and is a gift from us to you—our personal favorite staff picks! If you haven’t checked these series out already, we hope we can help yo [...]

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Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If you liked ___, then check out ___!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If You Liked ___, Try ___! There’s nothing like discovering a manga series that swiftly earns its place on your list of favorites. So when a series like that comes to an end, reading that last volume can be bittersweet and, when it’s all over, can make you think: So what am I supposed to read now?! If you’re like us and shed a tear at that last chapter of Fairy Tail or Princess Jellyfish, or if you’re—or someone you know is— looking to find a new series to add to your list of favorites, this week’s installment of our Read More »

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season! The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's the perfect time for manga gift-giving! But with so many series to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to start. But never fear—the Kodansha Comics Holiday Gift Guide is here! Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family—or to discover a new series for yourself—we’ve got you covered with curated selections to help you find the perfect series for everyone on your list!

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Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide If you’re looking to save big bucks this Black Friday on the latest and greatest manga sets, we’ve got you covered. From extravagant collector’s editions to limited edition box sets of your favorite classic series, whether you’re looking to complete your own manga collection, or to find a great set to gift someone special, you won’t want to miss stacking up on our top picks for Black Friday buys. Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set Read More »

Attack on Titan Manga app users!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for using the Attack on Titan Manga app! It’s been a great ride—and we still love our little app! Unfortunately, though, the app is being retired soon. That means it won’t be supported. If you delete the app from your device, you won’t be able to re-download it. If you keep the app on your device, you could continue to read content you’ve already downloaded, but you won’t be able to re-download it. Our recommendation: create a login account, if you haven’t already. With a login account, you can save all your purchases and continue to access them on the Madefire app.

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Announcing the Winners of the Kodansha Comics x Wacom UQ HOLDER! Drawing Contest!

To celebrate the release of the UQ HOLDER! anime, Kodansha Comics teamed with up Wacom in November for a special drawing giveaway contest! Contestants described what kind of original character they would create in the UQ HOLDER! universe, and the top entries were selected by UQ HOLDER! creator (and Wacom tablet user!) Ken Akamatsu himself.

Kodansha Comics and Wacom enjoyed all the great artwork submitted by the contestants, and offer our congratulations to the [...]

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Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Movie Night by Crunchyroll

Have you been enjoying reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, the new sequel of the phenomenal magical shojo manga by CLAMP? Does it take you back to the good old days watching your favorite show with your friends? Well, it's 2018, and Crunchyroll has taken it up a notch by hosting Cardcaptor Sakura Movie Night for 3 nights only–– January 31, Feburuary 3, and February 4!

Find the theater near you and buy tickets HERE!

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Crunchyroll Anime Awards: Kodansha Comics Nominees

Vote for Kodansha Comics! 

There were so many amazing anime based on Kodansha Comics in 2017. In fact, some of those series (8, to be precise) are runners-up for this year's Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Whether you're a fan of the manga or the anime, your vote matters and counts towards the glory! So let's get together and root for these nominees! 

 

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How to read Battle Angel Alita: a guide to the 3-part epic saga

Now that trailers for the Alita: Battle Angel movie have hit the internet, it's your big chance to tell everyone what Alita is all about, right? But how much do you really know? Of course, as a manga snob, you already know the Alita movie is based on the manga Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro. B-but when your friend asks for more intel, here's the cheat sheet you need to show off your true knowledge. 

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The Fairy Tail Final Volume Celebration starts now! + #FairyTailDay on 1/27! 

After 10+ years of shenanigans, Hiro Mashima's legendary fantasy manga Fairy Tail is coming to an end—with final volume 63 hitting stores January 23. But don’t say goodbye just yet! We're counting down to the conclusion of our beloved bestselling fantasy shonen series with an online celebration RIGHT HERE at Fairy Tail Hideout! 

Click on the link for the debut of some special messages and one last interactive whirl with a few of your favorite Fairy Tail characters! And then party on with your fellow Fairy Tail friends IRL on #FairyTailD [...]

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