Go on Manga Vacation! Digital manga on sale for the holidays

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Any plans for this holiday season? Not really? Well, we got you covered.

Starting Black Friday, November 27, we are having a blowout 99¢ sale on Volume 1s of selected Digital Editions at all of our digital retail partners: comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Now—whether you're goin' on an exotic trip or an exotic staycation—you can be on a manga vacation! 

What’s on Sale Now (November 27-December 10):

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Attack on Titan Volume 1  for only 99¢

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Say I Love You Volume 1 for only 99¢

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The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 1 for only 99¢

Hurry! These are on sale for a limited time. Every two weeks, through January 21, we'll offer new sets of Volume 1s for sale. 

Check back on Friday, December 11 to see what new Volume 1s will be going for 99¢!

 

New science-fiction manga on Digital 12/1: Parasyte and COPPELION

Fans of longtime manga cult favorites Parasyte and COPPELION are going to see digital editions of these series, at last, in time for the holidays.

It's just the beginning, as digital bookstores will see a late-year surge of darker-edged manga from Kodansha Comics, starting Tuesday, December 1. Outlets will include our regular digital retail partners at comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

The Digital Edition of Volume 1 of the cult alien-invasion manga Parasyte—whose disturbing anime adaptation can currently be seen on Adult Swim—will go on sale December 1. New volumes will be made available weekly thereafter.

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Go here and read the complete 40-page Chapter 1 of Parasyte

Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki. Legendarily surreal manga about a right hand, people, and the world being taken over by parasitic aliens, source of the Adult Swim anime.

Also on December 1, we are digitally releasing Volumes 1-3 of the apocalyptic schoolgirls-in-radioactive-Tokyo saga COPPELION, which previously only saw release as a simultaneous streaming title on Crunchyroll. New volumes to come weekly thereafter.

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Go here and read the complete 38-page Chapter 1 of COPPELION

COPPELION by Tomonori Inoue. Controversial science-fiction series about nuclear-devastated Tokyo and 3 radiation-proof schoolgirls sent in to search for survivors. 

It's not all—more announcements on new Digital Editions, and the darker side of Kodansha Comics, are coming soon.

Media inquiries: please send to Kodansha Advanced Media kam@kamsf.com 

Announcing: Fairy Tail ZerØ!

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This is it: The Fairy Tail prequel fans have been waiting for! Series creator Hiro Mashima himself draws an all-new series that depicts the founding of the Fairy Tail guild.

Many years ago, Mavis Vermilion was a servant on Sirius Island, mistreated by a guild master and his daughter, Zera. But Mavis stayed positive, because her mother once told her that fairies never visit people who cry about their problems. When the guild came under attack, Mavis pulled Zera from the wreckage into the forest. Seven years went by, and the powerful wizards Warrod Sequen, Precht, and Yuri Dreyer arrived on the island, seeking a powerful jade gemstone. This journey would change the course of magical history …

Coming Summer 2016!

Read The Seven Deadly Sins Chapter X, the never-seen-before original manuscript

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Before he started serializing The Seven Deadly Sins, Nakaba Suzuki drew more than twenty versions of the pilot chapter. For the first time ever, we publish here one of the original 54-page manuscripts—a.k.a. “Chapter X“—in English translation, featuring earlier settings that are slightly different from what we know as the beginning of this manga. Can you spot the differences? 

Find out more about The Seven Deadly Sins manga series:

https://kodansha.us/series/seven-deadly-sins/# \

Vote Attack on Titan for the Goodreads Choice Awards!

Attack on Titan nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award!Attack on Titan is the only manga to be nominated for a 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Graphic Novel/Comic! Voting in this opening round is open until this Sunday to all Goodreads users, so head over and vote!

Our hit manga Attack on Titan has been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award! 

Attack on Titan is the only manga to be nominated for a 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Graphic Novel/Comic! Voting in this opening round is open until this Sunday (November 8) to all Goodreads users, so head over and vote!

Kodansha Comics Digital-Only Editions: 5 new series

Announcing: the new Kodansha Comics Digital-Only Editions line of graphic novels are on sale, as of November 3. The first titles in this line are being made available to our digital-bookstore partners at comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook

This first group of titles will be familiar to our Crunchyroll Manga streaming readers. Volumes 1 & 2 of each of these series will be available today. After that, a new volume will be come out every Tuesday until we’re caught up with the Japanese release schedule (or reached the final volume). 

Click on any link below for release info, purchase links, and Chapter 1 previews:

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• zombie-thriller Fort of Apocalypse by Yuu Kuraishi and Kazu Inabe

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• survival-battle-actioner As the Gods Will: The Second Series by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura

 

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• timeslip-comedy My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san by Yuu Kuraishi and Keishi Nishikida

 

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• high-schooler drama Fuuka by Kouji Seo

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• and astronaut epic Space Brothers by Chuya Koyama

This is only the beginning: look for more announcements on our Digital-Only Editions line, and other new ventures, in the coming weeks!

Media inquiries: please send to Kodansha Advanced Media kam@kamsf.com

5 Best Couples in The Seven Deadly Sins

The relationships between the characters in The Seven Deadly Sins are not so simple to say the least. That said, who are the best couples in this story so far? Here's a bonus article in our series of character profiles of the main cast of The Seven Deadly Sins by Nakaba Suzuki

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1. Meliodas ♡ Elizabeth

This coupling involves the “hero and heroine” of our story, and is the most frequently visited one throughout the series. There are a lot of instances of Meliodas sexually harassing Elizabeth in a number of ways and as the serialization has gone on, it’s gotten even more and more risqué, but at the same time, Elizabeth is also demonstrating a tolerance for it. In serious scenes where you can feel just how deep their trust and bond to each other is, you can glimpse their relationship as one between a princess and her knight.

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2. Meliodas ♡ Diane
Despite the fact that she (Diane) is the one most proactively trying to make herself appealing in the entire series, as things stand now, this coupling unfortunately doesn’t look like it will pan out. Even her wish to have children with him in her “Matrona” size is a miserable flop. Whether or not he’s aware of the praiseworthy and obedient Diane’s feelings, it’s frustrating how Meliodas doesn’t show any signs at all of giving in.

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3. King ♡ Diane

Since Diane is ever loyal to Meliodas, the way King only kindly watches over her makes for yet another “one-way street” in love. The chapter where we witness the memories they shared and the birth of their bond conjures up warm feelings as well as frustration about their situation. Will Diane ever remember “Harlequin” or will time go on with nothing changing? Please watch out for future developments in this realm.

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4. Meliodas ♡ Liz

We don’t know the details yet, but this is the only scene in which Meliodas sheds a tear in the entire series. What did losing the one he loves do to Meliodas? It seems to have something to do with the demise of Danafor.

They were lovers that used to know each other inside out but were separated when an unexplained death took Liz away. Judging by the expressions on Meliodas face in his flashbacks, we can see that Liz meant a whole lot to him. Including his relationship to Elizabeth who bears a striking resemblance to her, this coupling still has a lot of mysteries surrounding it.

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5. Ban ♡ Elaine

Ever since drawing the bonus story “Bandit Ban” where the two’s meeting and tryst in the Fairy King’s Forest is depicted, and which received a great response from the readership, it’s still the most popular coupling in the story. Ban wishes to bring Elaine back after she sacrificed her own life for him, and even as a deceased soul Elaine loves Ban more than ever before. Will the two ever be reunited again?

Want to learn more about these characters? Check out our The Seven Deadly Sins Character Profiles :

The Seven Deadly Sins Character Profiles Part 1
The Seven Deadly Sins Character Profiles Part 2
The Seven Deadly Sins Character Profiles Part 3

This content originally ran in The Seven Deadly Sins: Official Fan Book "Kaitai-Shin-Sho".

Find out more about The Seven Deadly Sins manga series:

https://kodansha.us/series/seven-deadly-sins/#