One thing avid manga readers all know: for whatever reason, school and manga go together like no other pairing in the world—to demonstrate, our celebration of this classic couple this week yielded up 48 manga series all with something to do with school!
And what are we doing with 'em? Why, we're running our Back to School Digital Sale August 29-September 4 at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends September 4 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or for select stores, in local time.
So bone up on your manga studies, kids: here's 48 series constituting 380 volumes all up to 50% off for one week only!
— Kodansha Comics Back to School digital manga sale — August 29-September 4 Read Chapter 1s at the links!
The ballyhooed return of iconic science-fiction manga Battle Angel Alita continues with the release of all-new translations of Volumes 4 through 6 today August 23 from Kodansha Comics and comiXology Originals!
Long after being out of print, Yukito Kishiro’s iconic and popular manga series is available again for the first time in nearly a decade, with a stunning new translation of the first 6 volumes now available exclusively as a digital release from Kodansha Comics via comiXology Originals.
Kishiro’s post-apocalyptic science-fiction story about an amnesiac cyborg named Alita has thrilled international audiences since it was originally published in 1990. James Cameron is currently producing a live-action adaptation of the acclaimed title.
“Thank you for waiting,” wrote Battle Angel Alita’s legendary creator, Yukito Kishiro. “With the new translation, Battle Angel Alita is updated to be as authentic as it is in the original Japanese edition. Please enjoy!”
Read all of Chapter 1 right here:
The digital exclusive release of Battle Angel Alita volumes 1-6 is available for free with a comiXology Unlimited membership, or for $10.99 per volume on comiXology or Kindle. Each volume is available in comiXology’s Guided View, allowing fans to cinematically read from panel-to-panel at their own pace. The entire series will be released as part of the comiXology Originals program this year, with the concluding volumes 7-9 appearing in October.
Although the new translations of Battle Angel Alita are only available as digital editions for now, readers looking for print editions of the new versions can look forward to Kodansha Comics releasing premium hardcover Deluxe Editions starting November 2017.
About Yukito Kishiro
Regarded as one of the finest action illustrators in global comics, Yukito Kishiro is best known for creating the cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita. When he was only 17, Kishiro was nominated for Japanese publisher Shogakukan’s Best New Comic award. Creator of other popular manga titles, Kishiro is known for his strong characters, original settings, and intricate, lifelike artwork.
Kodansha Comics is happy to anounce two new digital-first series debuting on August 15: Mari Yoshino's Beauty Bunny, a makeover Cinderalla tale by the creator of surprise digital-first hit Peach Heaven, and Watari Sakou's Cosplay Animal, a saucy comedy of manners and uniforms! Check out previews at the links (with Beauty Bunny preview below as well).
Both volume 1s go on sale August 15 on all of Kodansha’s digital retail channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.
Beauty BunnyMari Yoshino's follow-up work after Peach Heaven is a “makeover Cinderella love story” about a girl transforming in the hands of rich boy who can do makeup like a pro.
Cosplay Animalis all about someone who has the hots for uniforms … The ones that go on yourself and on hot guys. Not exactly sure what that means? Check out our free preview (at the cover link)!
Ah, is there anything better than the quality time you spend with your cat and your favorite manga?
For those of you who are cat lovers out there, we've hand picked the most awesome cats in the world of manga from Kodansha Comics and Vertical just for you–– because CATS. And right now, all of these cuties (?) are on sale up to 50% off on all all our digital book channels: BookWalker,comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends 8/14.
Kodansha Comics Cat Manga Digital Sale (August 8-14) What kind of cat do you like? Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!
“It was the start of spring. It was raining. That was the day that she brought me home.”
This is the story of Miyu, a woman who lives alone with her cat, Chobi. As Miyu navigates the world of adulthood, she discovers both the freedom and loneliness that come with living independently, and Chobi learns of the outside world through her actions. Time drifts slowly for Miyu and her cat, but the harsh realities of the world soon catch up …
Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Overcome with loneliness, she breaks into tears in a large park meadow, where she is rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The little kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada apartment … where pets are strictly not permitted.
Watch Chi's newest CG anime, Chi's Sweet Adventures on Amazon Anime Strike!
A new manga from Hiroyuki Takei, the creator of Shaman King!
In medieval Japan, it’s a hard life for a stray cat. Every day is filled with struggles and prejudice, from oppression by fellow cats working for cruel masters to extortion by catnip druglords. But being a stray also means incredible pride and independence. The wandering samurai Norachiyo has no master, though he still wears the telltale bell of a cat who has a “person.” This rogue warrior travels across Japan, protecting the weak and cutting down those who have forgotten the virtues of being a stray—all with unrivaled swordsmanship. Although Norachiyo leaves little trace but his fearsome reputation, this enigmatic warrior has made plenty of enemies who are more than willing to get their claws on his head. Will Norachiyo’s past catch up with him, or can he spend his nine lives in freedom?
Hell-o-kitty! Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new house and has invited his financée, A-ko, to live with him. Little did he know … his blushing bride-to-be has some unexpected company in tow—Yon, a ghastly-looking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat. Despite being a dog person, J-kun finds himself purrsuaded by their odd cuteness and thus begins his comedic struggle to gain the affection of his new feline friends.