Tag Archives: Princess Jellyfish

Romance is in the air: digital manga up to 50% off thru Feb 19!

What kind of love are you looking for? 
Romance season is ON! Looking for that special someone? Trying to plan a surprise for your sweetie? Or maybe you're just looking for something more than plain ol' "romance" per se ... Hey, why don't you get a clue from some manga ;) 

Starting February 6, Kodansha Comics is offering a whopping 67 romantic manga from all genres for up to 50% off at all of our digital-partner platf [...]

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Events: Kodansha editors 7/25-7/30 in New York City!

Wherever you go around the world, comics are comics—but how they get made can be quite different. The process of creating a manga is uniquely Japanese, and American readers don’t get many opportunities to learn about this difficult behind-the-scenes work. So we’re especially thrilled to host not one, but two events this month with manga editors from Kodansha Japan! This is an amazing chance to meet the people who’ve helped guide your favorite series from idea to ink on paper, hear insider stories, and ask them your questions! 

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SDCC: exclusives, freebies, events

Hey, what's that out by the water? It's San Diego Comic-Con! Come see us at the Kodansha Comics / Vertical Booth #1631 in the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. 

CON EXCLUSIVES! 

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Shojo Manga February Week 3: Princess Jellyfish, Kiss Him, Not Me, Prince in His Dark Days digital up to 50% off

Our Valentines' Day edition of February's weekly shojo manga sales is here!

Throughout the entire month of February, Kodansha Comics is offering up some of our most popular shojo manga series (yes, entire series!) for sale—up to 50% off on digital editions at our e-book retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. 

What's on Sale This Week (February 14-February 20) 
(free previews at the links!) 

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Manga Vacation Week #3: new 99-cent digital volume 1s this week Jan 10-Jan 16!

Have a Nice Manga Vacation!

This week, we're offering Sweetness and Lightning, Fire Force, Cells at Work, and other fresh Kodansha Comics digital volume 1s for only 99 cents! But hurry, this offer lasts only one week January 10 through January 16 at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Where do you want to go for your mang [...]

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Princess Jellyfish named one of “50 Best Books for Teens” by NY Public Library

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UPDATE (November 28): Princess of 2016! More kudos from the worlds of officialdom for Akiko Higashimura's rollicking saga of fangirls taking on Tokyo! 

Princess Jellyfish has been named one of 2016's "50 BEST BOOKS FOR TEENS" by the New York Public Library. Explaining the pick, Chantelle Uzan, an NYPL librarian, called Princess Jellyfish a “great introduction to manga, and wonderful for reluctant readers!” Her colleague Katrina Ortega added, “The characters are so unique and not characters th [...]

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Not Just Another Romance Manga Sale (June 14-28)

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Have you read any good shojo manga recently? Or do you just shy away from the whole genre because you think it's "just another romance manga"? Well, think again! We've cherry-picked some unique and incredible shojo manga from Kodansha Comics for you to try. 

Starting Tuesday, June 14, we are having a big sale on volume 1's of selected manga series on all digital retailer. 

What's on sale now (June 14-June 28): 

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Creator Interview: Akiko Higashimura on Princess Jellyfish

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Princess Jellyfish is one of the rare series that started to get published from Kodansha Comics due to high demand from the fans, even before it was published! So what’s the hype all about? Part of it is the comedic and accurate portrayal of the lives of otaku girls, and part of it seems to be the name value of Akiko Higashimura, a charismatic shojo manga artist who adores shojo manga herself, and continues to make shojo manga for shojo manga fans.

Only weeks before the release of Princess Jellyfish vol.2, we had a chance to interview Higashimura for the first time in English.

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