Category Archives: New Product

Vote for the Kodansha Comics 10th Anniversary Mascot! (Created by the one-and-only Hiro Mashima!)

Gather round, Kodansha Comics fans! As you’ve heard, 2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Kodansha Comics, and to celebrate, each month of 2019 we’ll be featuring a different series as we celebrate some of the classic and most iconic Kodansha Comics series with exclusive contents, special deals, sweepstakes, and more. (ICYMIwe’ve already spotlighted AKIRA and Battle Angel Alita!). But special surprises and exclusive new content isn’t all we have in store—we’re also hiring an intern mascot, drawn by the one-and-only Hiro Mas [...]

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EDENS ZERO Global Pins! Exclusive designs revealed + special message from Hiro Mashima!

Hiro Mashima, creator of Fairy Tail and EDENS ZERO, just dropped some exciting news for his fans around the world!  To celebrate the release of EDENS ZERO Volume 1 in Japan—and in the rest of the world—we here at Kodansha are kicking off the EDENS ZERO Global Campaign, where fans from Japan, France, Korea, Thailand, and the United States can get a set of EDENS ZERO pins with unique national designs for each region! For more details on this campaign, check out this website

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Japan Crate x Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card for July Premium Crate

Kodansha Comics is teaming up with Japan Crate to present to you a magically delicious crate featuring Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card! To celebrate the new chapter in the saga of Cardcaptor Sakura, Japan Crate has created a delectable box of snacks and goodies perfect for enjoying as you follow Sakura’s adventures. With goodies every bit as adorable as Sakura herself, not even the famously ravenous Yukito is in danger of going hungry with them. Dig in as you dive into the latest volume of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card!Read More »

Announcing: April digital-first debuts!

Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative we started last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. Continuing our aggressive release schedule of debuting at least one new digital manga series every week, we've got 5 new manga series kicking off in April, with a decided bent toward high-school-set shoujo manga! Starting with Azusa Mase’s high-school drama You Got Me, Sempai! on April 3, April’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Here's the rundown:

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Makoto Shinkai Bundle: read the manga by the creator of Your Name.

Kodansha Comics' sibling publisher, Vertical Comics, has been publishing fine manga adaptations of the films of anime auteur Makoto Shinkai (of Your Name. fame) for some time now. And here's a great way to enter that special world in one fell swoop: we're launching the Makoto Shinkai Bundle, which includes 4 standalone manga based on Shinkai's films, including the latest, Voices of a Distant Star! The Makoto Shinkai Bundle is available on Read More »