Category Archives: Manga New Licensing Announcement

Announcing: February 2019 digital-first debuts!

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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New year, new yuri & BL! Featuring Yuri is My Job! Plus interview with Comic Yuri Hime’s Editor-in-Chief!

It’s a brand-new year, with all-new manga! But this year Kodansha Comics doesn’t just have brand-new manga for you—we’re excited to be making our BL and yuri debut with not one, not two, but three series today—available in both print & digital editions! Read on to learn all about our debut yuri and BL series—and read a first chapter preview by clicking on the covers—and to learn a little bit about the history of yuri manga through an exclusive interview with Comic Yuri Hime magazine and Yuri Is My Job Editor-in-Chief Kanako Umezawa and a yuri essay excerpt from Eric [...]

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KC 4 ALL SALE: Debuting Good Dog, Cerberus! + 15 manga for all ages

KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages! As we've announced at AnimeNYC 2018, Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALL starting November 20, where we’ll be releasing 4 new and unique digital-first manga that we’d recommend to readers of any age—because they are too funny, too epic, and just too good! (See the full roster below.)

To kick off the campaign, we've handpicked 16 manga series for just anybody who loves comics and put them on discount up to 50% off during the KC 4 ALL Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, Read More »

Announcing: November 2018 digital-first debuts!

Autumn's here, and we're keepin' ourselves warm working hard on releasing at least one new "digital-first" manga series every week. In the month of November, we are kicking off 4 new manga series, with childhood-crush romance, an RPG series with a twist, and a couple of unique manga for all ages!  Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. This month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook:

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Announcing: October 2018 digital-first debuts!

More debuts for fall! The campaign continues as we launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week, and this month we kick off  6 new manga series, with desert-island survival tactics, a couple of next-door-neighbor romances, vengeance through time, a royal resurrection, and a powerful dose of musical magic—all for October! Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. This month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook:

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Announcing: September 2018 digital-first debuts!

The campaign continues as we launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week, and in September we kick off 3 new manga series, with an exciting new update on a classic shojo manga, a fresh new romantic comedy about old childhood neighbors, and the tale of one girl's disastrous travails to get some studying done! Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. This month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook:

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Announcing: August 2018 digital-first debuts!

The campaign continues as we launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week, and in August we kick off 8 new manga series, with some new and classic shojo manga, a manga-to-anime yakuza-to-idol comedy, and 5 (yes) digital-first yaoi manga! Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. This month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, and nook:

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AX2018 Recap: a summary of all our new licensing announcements and more!

Gotta say we had quite a blast at Anime Expo this year! We hosted several major events, made lots of announcements about new manga and projects (see below!), and had a great time with all of you who stopped by our biggest and baddest ever Anime Expo booth! Here's a day-by day recap of what went down at America's premier anime con in 2018: July 5 (Thursday) BECK and Seven Shakespeares digital debut! In which we debuted not one but two new manga by Harold Sakui [...]

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BECK and Seven Shakespeares: 2 x Harold Sakuishi debut July 5!

Creator Spotlight: Harold Sakuishi It's been a long time since he rock and rolled (in English), but Harold Sakuishi is back—and beyond! Today, July 5, we debut not one but two new manga by the creator of the all-time rock 'n' roll manga BECKAnd not only do we go beyond where that manga last left off in English, we bring you Sakuishi-sensei's latest: Seven ShakespearesAnd it all comes to you in one massive drop in one day of 18 volumes of manga courtesy of Read More »