Tag Archives: digital-first

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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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 »

Our first annual Daylight Savings Sale! Selected digital manga series up to 50% off!

Spring forward Yup. It's almost that time of the year when we move our clocks forward one hour. But ... ! Daylight is not the only thing you are saving this year. Because this week only, Kodansha Comics is putting a massive amount of digital manga series on sale up to 50% off across at our e-book retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook.  What's on sale? Hop over to your favorite eBook retailer site and find out for yourself! The Daylight Saving Sale is one week only from March 5 to 11–– that's until one day after the summer timezone kicks in... just in case you forget to change the time and oversleep on the deal! [...]

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At last, all of BECK compleat! + 2 new volumes of Seven Shakespeares available now on comiXology and Kindle!

It's a great day for BECK fans, especially for those of us who've been following Koyuki and his band for the better part of the last decade! The legendary rock ‘n’ roll manga got rebooted as an comiXology Originals series last year from Kodansha Comics, and today—at last—all volumes of BECK just became available in English for the first time! Will the band's dream of bring people together through music come true? What happened to Koyuki and his love interest? Read it all to the weepy conclusion only on comiXology and Kindle—and you can also binge read the whole series totally FREE with comiXology Unlimited!

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A manga classic returns: Waki Yamato’s Tale of Genji

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. 

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Kodansha Comics holiday linewide sale! SAVE BIG on 1800+ digital manga thru Jan 2

Happy Holidays from Kodansha Comics and Vertical! With gift cards, new devices, and/or back-to-back days off you know the holidays are the best time to stock up on manga! To give you that extra boost, Kodansha Comics and Vertical are putting (almost) every single digital book we publish up to 50% off at all of our digital-partner platforms: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, and nook. That's 1800+ volumes of manga that you can save big on! (Sale ends Janu [...]

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Digital-first Manga Sale! Quintessential Quintuplets + 100 series up to 50% off! (ends 11/12)

Celebrating 100+ series of Digital-first manga! For the past year, Kodansha Comics has launched dozens of new digital-first manga series, offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English than what’s available in print. Now that we've released 100+ digital-first series, it's time to celebrate with a HUGE Digital-first Manga Sale with 800+ volumes of manga on sale up to 50% off! This is your perfect chance to go digital and catch up on what’s going on! Questions?—check out our Digital-first manga page to see what’s in store! Why “digital-first”? • Because some of these series are now—or soon will be—available in print as well, such as Read More »