Category Archives: Manga New Licensing Announcement

Time for manga drama! All of MARS and You’re My Pet now out on comiXology Originals

The return of two all-time romance manga classics! Ready for some ... drama? ComiXology Originals and Kodansha Comics today revive a pair of all-time fan favorites: Fuyumi Soryo's high-school psychodrama MARS, featuring even more twists and turns then you probably remember, and Yayoi Ogawa's You're My Pet (first released as Tramps Like Us, but now back with its original title), fondly remembered for its sharp portrayal of one of the most remarkable female protagonists in manga history. As part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, all 15 volumes of MARS and all 14 volumes of You're My Pet feature new covers and are now ava [...]

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MONOGATARI novels—now available on digital! Get ’em for 50% off, BookWalker exclusive wallpaper & MORE!

Looking for great summer eBook reads? Look no further ... Starting June 5,  NISIOISIN's legendary MONOGATARI novel series from Vertical Inc., featuring beautiful artwork by illustrator VOFAN, is available as eBooks! If you're familiar with the MONOGATARI series from its anime adaptations, and want a great way to get into the original stories, this is the perfect chance. For this week only, the entire "first season" eBooks (that's the first 7 volumes of the series) are debuting at 50% off on our eBook partner platforms: BookWalker, iBooks, Kindle, and Google Play. But hurry! The sale lasts for 1 week only until June [...]

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Bootsleg: Free Chapter 1 of the new manga from the creator of Yozakura Quartet!

Read this new manga from Suzuhito Yasuda, creator of Yozakura Quartet, the same day it comes out in Japan!  Here's something cool. Suzuhito Yasuda, the wildly imaginative creator of fan-fave Yozakura Quartet, just launched a brand-new manga series in Japan called Bootsleg—today! And because we're a swell bunch of people, we're super-excited to give you a sneak peek of it on the same day it debuts in Japan — in English! So here it is, the full Chapter 1 for the very first time! Read on ...  [reader chapter_id="28546"]

Well, that was crazy and beautiful, wasn't it?  Stay tuned for more Bootsleg updates on KodanshaComics.com! 

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Read the essay: “Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men Power”—Volume 1 on sale now

The most talked-about and highly anticipated manga of recent years, Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men—is finally here in English. Volume 1 goes on sale as a digital edition on April 23 at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. Nakamura’s sly comedy documents the everyday life of two not-so-ordinary young men sharing an apartment in modern-day Tokyo: Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha. Published in 16 volumes (and still ongoing) under the Japanese title Seinto oniisanRead More »

Drift into this: Initial D Volumes 1-38 now on out on comiXology Originals

Relive the legend of how Tak Fujiwara went from tofu delivery boy to street-racing god Yep, the rumors are true: Initial D is back—and it's gone beyond! First published by Tokypop in the early 00s, the English translation was never completed. Now, not only are Kodansha Comics and our pals at comiXology Originals digitally reissuing all 33 volumes previously released by Tokyopop, we're going beyond to complete the whole freakin' 48-volume run for the very first time! As of today Volumes 1-38 of Initial D, Shuichi's Shigeno's all-time classic of Japanese street racing, are [...]

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Digital-first announcement: Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men debuts April 23

“Digital-first” debuts are back—and this April will see the debut of one of the most talked-about and highly anticipated manga of recent years, Hikaru Nakamura’s Saint Young Men. Nakamura’s sly comedy documents the everyday life of two not-so-ordinary young men sharing an apartment in modern-day Tokyo: Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha. Long rumored for an official English-language release, the wait is now over: Saint Young Men is finally here in English.

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Fall 2019 New Licensing Announcements from Kodansha Comics + Vertical

Let's get right down to it: this Wednesday March 13, Kodansha Comics and Vertical Inc. are bringing you a fresh batch of announcements of the newly licensed titles for Fall 2019. Even better, you don’t have to go anywhere to get the scoop, because this time we’ll be breaking the news right here on KodanshaComics.com and our social media channels!

So tune in by following us on Twitter, going to our Facebook event page, or just checking back on this page on Wednesday, March 13 at Noon Pacific Time.

  ... and here's the new licensing announcements for Fall 2019!

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Announcing: March 2019 digital-first debuts (and two for April)!

“Digital-first” debuts are back! And with spring in the air (not that far off!), we've more romance-oriented goodness, including a new lower-priced format for those of ya looking for walks on josei's wilder side ... Our “digital-firsts” have gotten the jump on everything from the new-and-improved translation of Battle Angel Alita to new volumes of never-finished classics like BECK to the first appearance of current hits like Read More »