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Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: With Manga from Me to You

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The Kodansha Comics Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list!

Part II: With Manga from Me to You

Working in manga, we often get asked for our staff recommendations. It turns out, we are a lot like readers in general—extremely different when it comes to what we like! But if you’re lost and need a push in the right direction, or just want to say that your gifts are Manga Professional Approved, here are our personal favorites.

 

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Humble Manga Bundle: name your price to support charity—BUNDLE ENDS MAY 18

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Update: ONLY TWO MORE DAYS for the first-ever Humble Manga Bundle! Kodansha Comics has teamed up with our good pals at Humble Bundle, the phenomenal pay-what-you-want digital book bundler, on the first volumes of 10 digital manga series.

THIS SPECIAL BUNDLE ENDS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME.

While manga has appeared in previous Humble Bundle book bundles, this is Humble Bundle's first entirely manga bundle. For this first Humble Bundle offering, we've put together a collection of our best science-fiction and fantasy series:

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Vinland Saga contest: Round 2 of YOUR battles!

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Round 2 of the Vinland Saga contest begins today on our Tumblr! After some clever wins, brutal beatings, and epic fights in Round 1… we can’t wait to see what Round 2 will hold!
 
For those who missed Round 1, we’re currently holding a contest to win original art by Vinland Saga creator Makoto Yukimura! We asked fans to create their own Vinland Saga character, and now we’re pitting them against each other in a tournament.  We’re down from 12 contestants to 6 in Round 2, so be sure to check out the excellent battles the fans are creating.

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Vinland Saga Contest – Win Original Art

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Let's cut to the chase: We have three pieces of signed original art by "Vinland Saga" creator Makoto Yukimura.

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They depict three characters from the series, Thorfinn, Thorkell, and Askeladd, and bear Mr. Yukimura's signature, seal, and a personal message to his American readers. As incredible as this sounds, we are giving these away.

But to win one, you'll first have to battle your way into a place among Askeladd's elite Viking warriors!

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Vinland Saga 1 Has Arrived!

It’s here! Finally! Vinland Saga 1 by Makoto Yukimura
Out digitally and in print on October 8th, 2013!

FOR HONOR AND VENGEANCE

As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Throfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery…the land Leif called Vinland.

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KODANSHA COMICS TO LAUNCH EBOOKS PROGRAM

Over 100 titles included at launch, including New York Times’ bestsellers Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail

NEW YORK, July 6, 2013 – Kodansha Comics, one of the top manga publishers in America, is proud to announce the debut of their eBook program on multiple platforms, including Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook. Series appearing on launch day include Fairy Tail, Genshiken, Missions of Love, and Kodansha’s newest megahit, Attack on Titan. “As digital is becoming a key part of our manga publishing in Japan, we look forward to starting a program in America,” said Yasumasa Shimizu, president of Kodansha Comics. “Our partnership with Random House gives us access to the widest audience possible, and we look forward to providing our readers with some of the best manga in the world.” “We’re incredibly excited to help Kodansha launch their eBook program in the United States,” said Jeff Abraham, president of Random House Publisher Services. “Kodansha has been leading the manga bestseller lists lately, and we look forward to seeing the same o [...]

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Vinland Saga extras!

Vinland_Saga As some of you may know, this October we're releasing Book One of Vinland Saga, the historical action manga by Makoto Yukimura, the artist of Planetes. If you're not familiar with it, it's set in medieval England during the Viking invasions, and it follows a band of Viking warriors through an epic story of vengeance, blood, tragedy, royal intrigue and more blood. A lot of people have been looking forward to this series for a long time (including us), and we intend to do it right. This release is going to mark many firsts for us, and as promised it's going to be packed to the brim with extras. Let me get straight to the details!
  1. Two volumes in one. 460+ pages including extras.
  2. The first Kodansha Comics hardcover release.
  3. Larger trim size of about 8 inches by 5.5 inches (for [...]

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