Category Archives: Creator Spotlight

Creator Spotlight: NISIOSIN! Rare Digital Novel Sale (Ends 9/07)

More NISIOISIN novels now available in digital! 

To celebrate the debut of new NISIOISIN novels in digital– including, OWARIMONOGATARI part 1 & 2, KATANAGATARI, DECAPITATION,STRANGULATION, & SUSPENSION – we're pulling out all the stops for a rare Creator Spotlight sale to fill your digital library with all things NISIOISIN! Think there are too many new NISIOISIN titles to get them all? Think again! For this special event we're discounting these great debuting novels up to 30% off. And if you haven't had a chance to jump into the world of NISIOISIN, we're discounting backlist titles up to 50% off. Experience all the mysteries, urban fantasies, and supernatural excitement of the digita [...]

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Creator Spotlight: CLAMP! Rare Digital Manga Sale (Ends 6/15)

A rare sale celebrating all things CLAMP

To celebrate the debut of Chobits 20th Anniversary Edition, the new and improved re-release of the cyberpunk romance series, we're having a very rare sale in the form of the Creator Spotlight: CLAMP digital manga sales event! That's right, for a limited time the entire Kodansha Comics CLAMP back catalog is up to 40% off! This includes the iconic magical girl series Cardcaptor Sakura and Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card< [...]

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Creator Interview: Reiji Miyajima on Rent-A-Girlfriend

Celebrating the print & digital debut of Reiji Miyahima's newest series Rent-A-Girlfriend with a spotlight interview!

Reiji Miyajima's newest Kodansha Comic print & digital debut is Rent-A-Girlfriend – a series that begs the question: You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? A boy rents girl rom-com for the 21st century, Rent-A-Girlfriend follows the romantically hapless Kazuya, as he tries to get over a staggering break-up by enlisting the services of seemingly polite and beautiful Chizuru Mizuhara  to be his rental paramour. But soon Kazuya realizes he bit off more than he could chew with hilariously cute consequences. We asked series mangaka Reiji Miyajima a few questions about his latest series and what ma [...]

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Creator Spotlight: Konami Kanata Sale! Chi’s Sweet Home & other Manga up to 50% Off! (Ends 5/4)

Cute Feline Adventures for the Whole Family

Creator of consistently cute stories, Konami Kanata, brought to life the curious world of Chi's Sweet Home, Chi's Sweet Adventures, and FukuFuku Kitten Tales, letting readers view life through the eyes of some very feisty feline friends. To celebrate this purrfect creator we're making it even easier to pounce on all of her amazing stories by making all of Konami Kanata's VERTICAL manga up to 50% off! That's right! Be [...]

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Mitsurou Kubo’s manga are here at last!

Superstar creator Mitsurou Kubo (original concept and character designs for Yuri!!! on ICE) has two new manga from Kodansha Comics and Vertical!—a dramatic, funny, time-traveling high school story about what it means to cheer on a friend and a romantic comedy about love, coming of age, and hope ... at age 30! Scroll down, or click on the cover, to read Chapter 1 of Moteki for free!  Read More »

Creator Spotlight: Interview with Inuyashiki’s Hiroya Oku

The protagonist of Inuyashiki is not a hot guy or girl. Ichiro Inuyashiki is 58 years old and often gets mistaken for his daughter’s grandfather. One day he encounters an unidentified flying object. His body destroyed, he awakens to realize he has a new mechanical body. That’s when Inuyashiki’s journey to find the meaning of life—by saving other people’s lives—begins. 

This unusual action hero series by Hiroya Oku (whose previous work was the megahit GANTZ) ends at Volume 10. (Volumes 1-9 are currently available from Kodansha Comics in print and digital; Read More »

Creator Spotlight Sale: Ken Akamatsu’s UQ Holder!, Love Hina & more digital manga 50% off thru 11/20

Ken Akamatsu has been the king of rom-com shonen manga since the 2000s. You know his hit manga and anime Love Hina and his even bigger follow-up series Negmia! But Akamatsu-sensei's hit-manga-maker career doesn't stop there! His current series, UQ Holder, is a sequel to Negima!  and debuted as a new anime this season on Amazon Anime Strike!

To celebrate all things Akamatsu, we're [...]

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Your Guide to Hiro Mashima events in NYC, October 5-8

— UPDATED September 27: 10/6 KINOKUNIYA EVENT ADDED —

With Fairy Tail, one of North America's (and the world's!) all-time best-selling manga, nearing the end of its historic run, it's the perfect time to celebrate and reflect on Hiro Mashima’s accomplishments with the man himself and all his fans in New York City October 5 through 8! Back in July we announced Mashima-sensei was going to be a Guest of Ho [...]

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