Take a picture with Fire Force Company 8 at Anime Weekend Atlanta! (November 1-3)

So this year for Halloween yer gonna be ... a devil ... a witch ... a knight ... a cat in a swimsuit ... ? Well, if you're gonna be at Anime Weekend Atlanta for 'ween weekend (October 31-November 3), you may want to dress up as a fire fighter, you know, because Kodansha Comics is teaming up with our good friends at Funimation to host the Fire Force Photo Booth Come to Booth #204 for an epic photo op with the members of Special Fire Force Company 8! (Yes! You'll get to keep the photo evidence too!) Not only that, come EARLY, because the first 100 fans each day will get a [...]

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More MONOGATARI ebooks now available! 9 more titles added October 8

Last June, we announced 6 novels from NISIOISIN’s legendary MONOGATARI series from Vertical  (and featuring the awe-inspiring cover art and illustrations of Taiwanese illustrator VOFAN) were finally available as ebooks. And now we're here to announce we've got 9 more MONOGATARI novels available as ebooks starting today October 8! You can buy them from our digital retail partners Apple Books, BookWalker, Google Play, Kindle, and Kobo! If you know the MONOGATARI series from its anime, this is the one true way to dive deep into the original stories of the peculiar [...]

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Updates 10/4: Our announcements recap from NYCC 2019!

October 4 NYCC UPDATE! Kodansha Comics and Vertical made some exciting announcements about upcoming titles and events for 2019 and 2020! Plus, Hidemi Shiraki, the editor of Kodansha's Young Magazine, joined the panel to introduce Kodansha Comics's newest license announcement, The Witch and the Beast (scroll down below!), and the behind-the-scene process of making manga!

Announcements from Vertical!

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The epic team-up between NISIOISIN and Oh!great—BAKEMONOGATARI—is here! Volume 1 on sale October 1!

The ultimate writer-artist manga team-up is finally here—with Vertical's highly anticipated release of the BAKEMONOGATARI manga by Japan's #1 literary phenom NISIOISIN and manga giant Oh!great! Volume 1 goes on sale October 1 and represents a unique collaboration by the legendary novelist of the MONOGATARI series and the lauded artist of Air Gear and Tenjo Tenge. One of the most exciting young novelists in Japan today, NISIOISIN is best known in the West for his literary adaptation of the Death Note manga and his bestsellin [...]

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Manga Harvest Sale! 11+ digital series up to 50% off!

This year's seasonal harvest is in, and we’ve got some tasty treats for your reading pleasure! Whether you like cute cooking time, mouthwatering masterpieces or … wait is that human flesh??? For this week’s digital sale, we’re featuring 11 of our most savory hits, including Sweetness and Lightning and Crocodile Baron. The whole harvest of digital series are now up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: Apple Books, Read More »

Anime NYC 2019: Meet special guest VOFAN, MONOGATARI contest, panels & MORE!

We are super excited to be at Anime NYC this year,  because we're hosting a very special guest—VOFAN, star illustrator of NISIOISIN's MONOGATARI series, the bestselling light novels from Vertical! To celebrate his rare appearance in America, and also debut his new art book Colorful Dreams, we'll have a special art exhibit, autograph sessions, panels, and lots of fun activities! Here's the rundown of all things related to VOFAN at Anime NYC 2019:

Art Exhibit!

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Fine wine, fine manga: The Drops of God Volumes 1-11 now out from comiXology Originals!

The word's greatest wine manga continues! Kodansha Comics and ComiXology Originals are pleased to announce they're completing the internationally renowned wine manga The Drops of God in English for the very first time. Volumes 1-11 debut October 14 and can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content—available for purchase only on Kind [...]

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The Ghost in the Shell digital sale! All series up to 50% off

"It is the near future. The world has become highly information-intensive, with a vast corporate network covering the planet, electrons and light pulsing through it." But on the upside, you can plug into the classic cyberpunk sensation The Ghost in the Shell in digital! From now until October 14th, get up to 50% off on all The Ghost in the Shell series at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, Read More »

MONOGATARI Contest! Cosplay! Fan Art! Enter October 4-November 17!

Did you hear our announcement of MONOGATARI artist VOFAN’s visit to the U.S. during Anime NYC (November 15-17)? To help celebrate this rare appearance by the Taiwanese master illustrator and publication of his forthcoming Colorful Dreams artbook, we're hosting a special MONOGATARI Contest! And guess what?! None other than VOFAN himself will be the judge of the contest! Plus we've got some pretty sweet prizes, courtesy of our friends at Kinokuniya USA and XP-Pen! 

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