New Digital Editions: Vertical Comics library, Parasyte, COPPELION


Look for a surge of darker-edged manga coming to digital bookstores early this month.


At last, as announced last week, Digital Editions of the surreal alien-invasion classic (and now anime on Adult SwimParasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki and the apocalyptic schoolgirls-in-radioactive-Tokyo saga COPPELION by Tomonori Inoue go on sale today. Previously Parasyte was only available in print and COPPELION was only available as a simultaneous streaming title on Crunchyroll Manga. New volumes will be released weekly. Check out full Chapter 1 previews at the cover links above.

We're also very, very happy to announce we're now working with the estimable gang at Vertical Comics to release new Digital Editions, starting with Ajin: Demi-Human, The Flowers of Evil, and Witchcraft Works. Every available volume from these 3 series goes on sale next week, December 8th—that's 24 volumes of manga previously unavailable on digital on sale in one day. Like Parasyte and COPPELION, these series will be available at digital retail partners comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

Finally look for every volume of another trio of Vertical hits, Chi’s Sweet Home, Knights of Sidonia, and The Drops of God, to be available for the first time on comiXology, also on December 8.

For media inquiries, contact or Click here for a PDF of the joint Kodansha-Vertical press release.

Click on the cover-links for release info and full Chapter 1 previews:


Ajin: Demi-Human volumes 1-6. By Gamon Sakurai. The dark supernatural cult hit about a high school boy who attains immortality—and all the problems that go along with it. To be released as a Netflix anime series in 2016.


The Flowers of Evil volumes 1-11. By Shuzo Oshimi. The acclaimed, and oddly moving, manga series about a bizarre love triangle among perfectly normal (?) high school kids seeking decadence in a small town.


Witchcraft Works volume 1-7. By Ryu Mizunagi. The manga comedy about supernatural wars in an unusual Japanese high school and the poor guy caught in the middle, adapted into the anime series, now streaming on Crunchyroll.


Chi’s Sweet Home volumes 1-12. By Konami Kanata. The award-winning, bestselling all-ages manga about the adventures of a mischievous, and painfully cute, stray kitten adopted by a human family.


The Drops of God volumes 1-4 (plus “New World” volume). By Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto. The acclaimed wine manga that changed the way people drink wine and perceive manga around the world.


Knights of Sidonia volumes 1-14. by Tsutomu Nihei. The manga that became a hit anime on Netflix, by manga science-fiction legend Tsutomu Nihei, set in the coldest reaches of outer space.