Tag Archives: digital-first

Time for manga drama! All of MARS and You’re My Pet now out on comiXology Originals

The return of two all-time romance manga classics! Ready for some ... drama? ComiXology Originals and Kodansha Comics today revive a pair of all-time fan favorites: Fuyumi Soryo's high-school psychodrama MARS, featuring even more twists and turns then you probably remember, and Yayoi Ogawa's You're My Pet (first released as Tramps Like Us, but now back with its original title), fondly remembered for its sharp portrayal of one of the most remarkable female protagonists in manga history. As part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, all 15 volumes of MARS and all 14 volumes of You're My Pet feature new covers and are now ava [...]

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Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 1: Ao-chan Can’t Study! + 50 series up to 50% off!

A few years ago when we started releasing digital-first manga series—with the aim of offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English than what’s available in print—we didn't quite imagine it'd go so well ... or that we'd be up to over 100 digital-first series by now! And while some digital-firsts have since gone on to become available in print, there's still a ton of great reads in our lineup that are only available digitally. To help get you into those series, for the next two weeks, we're hosting our two-fisted Digital-first Manga Sale, where all volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalke [...]

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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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