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.
The World of Battle Angel Alita Sale, Part 1 Um, ready for Alita: Battle Angel to hit theaters February 14? We here at Kodansha Comics HQ frankly can't wait to see Alita's world realized in a big Hollywood pic, but we're also gearin' up for the big debates and gushy emotions that get stirred up whenever there's a movie adaptation of a manga! So, whether you're a gnarly old school fan of Alita through the manga (or better yet, the OVA from the 90s) or a shiny new school fan who just found out about Alita through the movie, you have to know the original material to be ready for such battles! That's why, starting this week, we're having The World of Battle Angel Alita Sale, where
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Battle Angel Alita, Noragami, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ... Kodansha Comics are, first and foremost, about worlds of fantasy! That's why, starting Wednesday January 30, we're teaming up with Humble Bundle once again to bring you our BIGGEST manga bundle yet, Humble Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Fantasy Manga! That's up to $1000 worth of digital manga including our current hottest titles like Cells at Work! and Land of the Lustrous, as well as introduce you to both new and classic titl [...]
Have you heard of The Quintessential Quintuplets? We launched Negi Haruba's manga (Japanese title: Gotoubun no Hanayome) as a digital-first last year, and it's now the hottest anime on Crunchyroll! It's about the five sisters—each with unique quirks and complex personality—and they're all terrible students! So is this just a another harem story? Well, not quite. Our protagonist is just a brainy but broke high school student who takes the job to tutor these girls to help them graduate. If they don't, he doesn't get paid! And it's a big challenge, since the sisters seem to only care for each other and anything but studying! Through his eyes, you'll get to know each and one of them—and there's more to them than meets the eye ... Get the jump on these [...]
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: All manga volumes 50% on digital! Monsters ... magic ... adventures ... with an all powerful, all knowing SLIME?! (Ain't slime usually the most basic monster in RPG games? Well, not in this case.) If you're into anime, you may already be enjoying That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, the story that originally started as a web light novel by Fuse with charming illustrations by Mits Vah (the English version of the light novels are available from Yen Press). It's since been adapted into a manga by Taiki Kawakami with volumes 1-8 available from none other than yours truly, Kodansha Comics, and now it's turned into the bi [...]
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 [...]
Hey! Are you enjoying the newest and final season of Fairy Tail anime courtesy of Funimation? It sure is nice to see Natsu, Lucy, and Happy all powered up and being together after a long break! (Actually, can you believe it's been almost three years since the end of Season 2 for some of us?) As they go on a quest to find the ex-Fairy Tail members to bring back the disbanded guild, they soon realize the mission ain't that easy ... Not only have some of the ex-members moved on with their lives, there's a black magic cult is causing shady commotions. Meanwhile, the Magic Council is on the move. What is the book of E.N.D. that they're all looking for? And just who really is Zeref? And what's his relation to the first guild master of Fairy Tail, Mavis? All the mysteries of the world o [...]
Here's a good manga for you. Pause that show you've already seen on your streaming service and binge-read this beautiful and suspenseful drama series from Kodansha Comics––Kasane! Because to celebrate the release of the final Volume 14 on January 8, we are having Kasane Series Finale Sale where Volume 1 is only 99 cents and all remaining volumes are OVER 50% off at all of our digital-partner platforms: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. (Sale ends 1/14) Kasane's not your typical happy-go-lucky kind of manga/anime girl ... In fact she's the ultimate underdog. She was born the daughter of the grea [...]
10 years of Kodansha Comics! The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. Please join us in celebration as we select one classic Kodansha Comics series each month for exclusive content, promotions, and other surprises!