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More Than 400 Kodansha Comics’ Manga Joins The izneo Premium Subscription Scheme

June 25, 2020 — Paris, France / New York, NY – 3 months after the arrival of Kodansha comics in its catalog, izneo, the global online comics platform offering Comic books, European Comics, Mangas and Webtoons, is proud to announce that more than 400 manga titles will join the 1800 digital comics already available in the izneo Premium subscription scheme. The reader community will discover unmissable shonen series like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, FAIRY TAIL, LDK, The Seven Deadly Sins, Space Brothers, UQ Holder and a lot more. Shojo fans will also be fulfilled by (re)discovering best-s [...]

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Deals for HIDIVE fans! Up to 50% Off select titles (Ends 6/29)

 Deals for manga that inspired fan-favorite anime!

If you're a fan of the anime streaming service HIDIVE and have been using them for your anime needs have we got a deal for you! For a limited time we're featuring Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL manga that inspired some of HIDIVE's fan-favorite anime in one great sale no manga or anime fan can miss. That's right until 6/29 you can take up to 50% off such manga series as the coming of age romantic comedy O' Maidens in Your Savage Youth, the slice of life astronaut drama Space Brothers, the steamy love-triangle saga Domesti [...]

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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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The Drops of God Volumes 12-22 debut in English for the first time ever!

The Drops of God Volumes 12-22 Digitally Available Today

in English for the First Time from ComiXology Originals

May 6, 2020—New York, NY—Today, comiXology and Kodansha Comics released volumes 12-22 of the international bestseller The Drops of God manga series in English for the first time. These eleven volumes join the previously released volumes 1-11 and can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive cont [...]

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Save on cyberpunk classics in The Ghost in the Shell Universe Sale (Ends 7/6).

Save on stories from The Ghost in the Shell Universe!

We're making it easier than ever to dive into Shirow Masamune's seminal cyberpunk saga The Ghost in the Shell with a special sale encapsulating select titles from the entire universe all up to 50% off, for a limited time. If you've never downloaded into the world of techno crime and enhanced enforcers then you must start at the beginning with The Ghost in the Shellfollowed by the more procedural and enigmatic crime saga of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and [...]

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Fire Force Countdown! Fire Up for Anime Season 2 with Virtual Photo Wall, Autograph Giveaway, Coloring Contest & MORE!


Are You Ready for Fire Force?!

Can't wait until the new season of Fire Force anime to start? Oh yes, we know how you feel!
Fire Force anime Season 2 is starting on July 3 at 12:55pm CT / 10:55am PT on Funimation & Crunchyroll, and there's no doubt that it is going to be the HOTTEST anime this summer! 

That's why, for the next 10 days, we'll be counting days (literally!) and uniting the fans to celebrate our favorite heroes in uniforms with a special event called Fire Force Countdown

So how can you be a [...]

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Spring 2021 New Licensing Announcements for Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL

In case you didn't catch these announcements during the Kodansha Live, today Wednesday June 17, Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL, announced some new licenses that are coming to our ever expanding library of manga in2021! We announced all-new additions as well as some familiar series that are getting the print treatment after starting out Digital-first! So, without further ado here's a look at what's to come for Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL:

Kodansha Live

Coming 2021 from Kodansha Comics 

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Exclusive deals for comiXology & Kindle in a special showcase sale! (Ends 6/22)

Save big exclusively on comiXology & Kindle

Are you a fan of reading digital manga, AND do you use comiXology or Kindle to fulfill your manga desires? Have we got a deal for you! For a limited time we're offering comiXology & Kindle readers up to 50% off select titles, so you can add to or start building your digital library! From manga that inspired fan-favorite anime like Fire Force and Ajin: Demi-Human, to excit [...]

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BookWalker readers get exclusive sale in this digital manga showcase (Ends 6/22)

Check out this exclusive deal on BookWalker

Are you a fan of reading digital manga, AND are you a fan of BookWalker for all of your manga needs? Well you're in luck! For a limited time we're offering BookWalker readers up to 50% off select titles, so you can start a new series or get the next volume at a steep discount. From manga that inspired fan-favorite anime like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and School Rumble, long omnibus reads like Air Gear and GenshikenRead More »

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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Zac Bertschy in Memoriam

The Kodansha USA Publishing team was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing last week of Zac Bertschy, writer, podcast host, executive editor at Anime News Network, and longtime friend to us and to the manga industry. Over two decades at Anime News Network, Zac was a constant amid the anime and manga world's ebb and flow. At a time when there were very few ways to read reliable anime and manga news in the U.S., he raised standards, pounded the pavement at conventions, and wrote tirelessly, helping shape ANN into a daily must-read. As a critic, Zac's judgments were sharp, but he was not a cynic. He relished the joy of falling in love with a hidden gem and sharing it [...]

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