New digital-first manga revealed every other week this Holiday Season!

The holiday season is officially on, and we want to celebrate it with you! That's why starting this week, and for the whole month of December, Kodansha Comics will be introducing new digital-first titles every other Tuesday!

To keep up with the new title announcement, stay tuned our Twitter account (@KodanshaUSA), or check back on this page on 12/5, 12/19, and 12/26. We'll give you the first look of the new series, plus first dibs on the deals too! 

December 26 announcement 

My Boyfriend in Orange by Non Tamashima

Hot firemen, now in the world of shojo manga! High school student Moe has moved to a new town after the death of her father. Moe’s already having enough trouble fitting into her new class as it is, so she’s totally mortified when she ends up being “rescued” by local firefighter Kyosuke during a fire drill … in front of all the kids at school. But the embarrassing incident might be a blessing in disguise, because gruff-but-kind Kyosuke gives Moe the courage she needs to leap out of her comfort zone as she aims to leave her loner days behind. Not to mention she’s soon falling head over heels for him … !

 

Pitch-Black Ten by Kenshiro Sakamoto

The peaceful Land of the Rising Sun is suddenly attacked by disciples of the Lunar Religion called Missionaries. They preach that people can find happiness only through death as they begin their unholy holocaust. Meanwhile, in a small village, a girl named Momo works as a school teacher when a mysterious boy shows up at her feet one day. He doesn’t remember his own name or anything about his family, so Momo names him “Ten” and invites him into her home to live with her. But what will happen when the shadow of the Missionaries falls on her once peaceful village?

 

December 19 announcement

 

The Prince's Black Poison by Jun Yuzuki

Rizu's childhood friend Souta-kun has always been super cute but also just a little helpless, so she's taken it upon herself to take care of him. Little does she know, that Souta-kun is only a facade! No scheme is too extravagant—Souta-kun will stop at nothing to keep her to himself. From the creator of Gakuen Prince and Rose & Wolf, Jun Yuzuki's newest work: a love story about a cute but cunning childhood friend!
 

Living-Room Matsunaga-san by Keiko Iwashita

Forget the familiar: circumstances wrest high schooler Meeko from an ordinary family life to her uncle's boarding house, where she must learn to live with housework and … rather unusual adult housemates. What's more, the oldest of the bunch, Matsunaga-san, is a little scary … but also always looks out for her! Presenting the first volume of Keiko Iwashita's boarding-house love story!

 

December 5 announcement 

Ayanashi by Yukihiro Kajimoto

Humanity has been driven underground to live like moles, hiding from fearsome monsters which roam the surface. The monsters are impervious to every sort of weapon known to man. The only ones with the power to defeat them … are the Ayanashi.

One day, in one such underground city, a pair of siblings encounter a mysterious boy covered in wounds. The boy introduces himself as Holo, and in the following days slowly opens up to the pair … until a monster from the surface descends upon the city, laying waste to everything in its path. Holo stands to face the threat, brandishing a flaming short sword attached to his right arm. And so, the story of bringing light back to a world of everlasting darkness begins.

 

Drifting Dragons by Taku Kuwabara

The draking vessel Quin Zaza soars through the skies, hunting dragons that hide in the clouds. A single big catch means full coffers and all the meat they can eat, while failure means an empty wallet and an even emptier stomach. Join us as we log the crew’s grand adventures, chasing dreams of the sky, dragons, and gourmet cooking!
 

November 28 releases

Lovesick Ellie by Fujimomo

Eriko Ichimura spends her high school days in complete obscurity. Her sole hobby is staring at handsome, smooth-spoken Akira "Omi-kun" Ohmi, and tweeting her daily fantasies under the screen-name "Lovesick Ellie." One fateful day, she accidentally bears witness to Omi-kun's true self—and if that weren't enough, he sees her mortifying Twitter, too! Follow along with a plain, perverted girl, a two-faced boy, and their curious romance! 

 

My Brother the Shut-In by Kinoko Higurashi

Every family has its share of problems, be they big or small. Shino Tadokoro has the perfect high school life, full of romance and friendship. Her biggest problem is her shut-in brother Tamotsu. She stubbornly keeps his existence a secret, telling even her closest friends that she is an only child. Completely oblivious to Shino's concerns, Tamotsu suddenly declares that he is giving up the shut-in lifestyle. Is there still time? The curtain rises on a tale of family reconstruction!

 

Creator Spotlight: Interview with Inuyashiki’s Hiroya Oku

The protagonist of Inuyashiki is not a hot guy or girl. Ichiro Inuyashiki is 58 years old and often gets mistaken for his daughter’s grandfather. One day he encounters an unidentified flying object. His body destroyed, he awakens to realize he has a new mechanical body. That’s when Inuyashiki’s journey to find the meaning of life—by saving other people’s lives—begins. 

This unusual action hero series by Hiroya Oku (whose previous work was the megahit GANTZ) ends at Volume 10. (Volumes 1-9 are currently available from Kodansha Comics in print and digital; Volume 10 comes out soon—December 19.) But the story lives on: Inuyashiki’s been adapted into an anime, now streaming on Amazon Anime Strike, and will also be a live-action film in 2018. 

Oku-sensei shares his thoughts about the conclusion of Inuyashiki with two of his editors in this special interview that originally appeared online at Kodansha Comic Plus. It appears here in English for the first time.

Shiota (editor): Back when we started Inuyashiki in 2014 and I received the manuscript for the first chapter, I remember Oku-sensei saying, “If readers accept this manga, I think I’ll have succeeded in doing something new.” 

Hiroya Oku: While I was still working on GANTZ at Weekly Young Jump, you made me an offer to let me work on whatever I wanted for Evening magazine. The theory around then was the main character of a manga series always had to be good-looking, even if it’d be unlikely in its setting. So I thought, if I could draw whatever I want, I’d change this one aspect. Initially I was thinking about making a not-so-good-looking virgin kid the protagonist. But as I was drawing, something wasn’t quite right. That’s when I switched up and drew an old guy. That’s how the idea for Inuyashiki came about.

Shiota: In general a manga editor works with the artist chapter by chapter. We take steps to come up with the story concept, share a rough sketch of each chapter, then do rounds of feedback to get to the final chapter manuscript. But in the case of Inuyashiki, we didn’t go through any of those steps. Oku-sensei would just show up with a completed manuscript. It was the first time as an editor I’d experienced such a thing. Even if I asked Oku-sensei, “What’s going to happen next?”, he’d only say “Well, you’ll see … ” [laughs] I think all he wanted from an editor was to be a first-time reader. 

Oku: Maybe. I remember showing you Chapter 1 at the rough-sketch stage, and you told me “This is good.” But after that, I didn’t have to go through any consultations with editors. I was completely free, and I was really happy about that. 

Shiota: The climax scene of Chapter 1 already left me so surprised. 

Tamura (editor): That’s the scene where an unidentified object destroys Inuyashiki’s body, and in order to cover it up, they use a powerful machine, powerful enough to destroy Earth, to replace Inuyashiki’s body. The scene was so well drawn, I couldn’t keep my eyes of off it. 

Oku: It took me about five days to draw that scene. [laughs]

Tamura: That’s how Inuyashiki attains the power to fly. Those flying scenes are amazing too. 

Oku: I was obsessed with those flying scenes. 

Shiota: I remember you were collecting a lot of different references to draw those flying scenes. You even went and chartered a helicopter. The thing with a helicopter, though, is it’s hard to get a shot close to the ground. 

Oku: I really wanted to show the entire process of takeoff. So I asked around for a remote-control helicopter, and that’s when I found out about drones. Back then, drones weren’t as well-known or common, even as film-shooting technique. 

Shioda: For the scene where Inuyashiki and the good-looking villan, Hiro Shishigami, fight while flying over a freeway, we couldn’t possibly fly the drone over a freeway, so we chartered a double-decker shuttle bus, and we shot reference photos from the upper deck. 

Oku: I really appreciated your cooperation on that. 

Shiota: I remember you saying he enjoys drawing the wrinkles on old man Inuyashiki. 

Oku: A human body is not flat. There’s skin over the bones. I was happy to be able to draw how the skin and bone structure work together. [laughs] Usually I just want to draw naked girls, but in this series, I was always drawing a naked old man. 

Tamura: Did you want to draw Inuyashiki more heroically? 

Oku: Not really. Inuyashiki appears to be just a hunchbacked old man. It’s not about appearance or poses, but the actions of a person that makes them an awesome hero. I wanted to draw a true hero like that through the story of Inuyashiki. 

Shioda: I’ve always wanted to ask Oku-sensei: what does it mean to “draw a person” in manga? 

Oku: It is to draw a character that gives you the illusion that they could exist in real life. To the point that you can see a vision of “what this person would do in such-and-such situation.” To draw something like that, you have to have a really good sense for observation and go through lots of trial and error. 

Tamura: Even though Ichiro Inuyashiki is suppose to be a cyborg, he seems like a real human being from his expressions, actions, and even the subtle movements of his body. 

Why Inuyashiki

Tamura: Why did you name this series Inuyashiki

Oku: In Japan, there are people with the last name “Nekoyashiki [literally, “cat mansion”], but not “Inuyashiki” [“dog mansion”]. So my hope was this manga would come up first when someone searched for it on a search engine. Especially spelled out in hiragana, it’s hard to tell what this manga is about. I didn’t want to make an “obviously cool manga” right after doing GANTZ. I wanted to make it ambiguous, so people would wonder, “What’s this about?” Also I’m a huge dog lover. [laughs]

Shiota: Initially Oku-sensei speculated, “It’s unlikely there will be an anime adaptation offer for Inuyashiki because the main character is an old man.” But in reality, we got the offer rather early in the series for both the anime and live-action movie. 

Oku: Yes, I remember saying, “Don’t expect any offers for any kind of adaptations for this series.” [laughs] But surprisingly there was an offer for the anime at an earlier stage than there was for GANTZ

Tamura: I had a strong impression when I first met the production team for the Inuyashiki anime that they were really into reading the manga, that they each shared their own understanding of it and collaborated with each other in order to make the anime series. 

Oku: I’m looking forward to seeing both the anime and the live-action film that are coming out next year. 

Shiota: From the beginning Oku-sensei claimed “Inuyashiki will conclude in ten volumes.” And just as you’ve said, the final, tenth volume is coming out. [The English edition releases on December 19, 2017] 

Oku: The serialization went smoothly, so luckily I got it complete within ten volumes. 

Shiota: As Oku-sensei said, “These ten volumes will be the equivalent of one movie.” If you haven’t started reading the series yet, I’d recommend reading them all in one sitting! [laughs]



The final volume of Inuyashiki is coming soon on December 19, 2017. Pre-order now!

Watching movies every day

Shiota: Is it true you’ve watched movies every day ever since you were a teenager? 

Oku: Yes, I watch a movie every day still to this day. 

Tamura: What have you watched recently? 

Oku: The other day, I watch Alien: Covenant. It was pretty good. 

Shiota: It’s not even for the sake of making manga, you seem to simply just enjoy it. And if you don’t, you just fall asleep. [laughs]

Oku: It’s a way to relieve stress. I’m a movie addict. I’m not very energetic unless I’ve seen a good movie recently. 

Shiota: I remember Oku-sensei saying, “I want to convey my stories through manga.” Your art as well as production skill is amazing, but these are all just tools for storytelling. What do you consider a good story in a manga? 

Oku: Hm … It’s not about whether if it’s a “good story” or not, but rather about my own taste. I really like entertainment in general, so I like stories where the objective of the protagonist is apparent from the first episode. I like those stories that give me the anticipation for the main character to thrive in a fictional world, that makes me want to find out what happens next. 

Tamura: In Inuyashiki, you’ve portrayed the world of the internet rather realistically. 

Oku: A part of me has always wanted to portray whatever is happening in the world that I live in. I’ve been consistently endorsing reality and real-life events ever since I started working on GANTZ

Shiota: I used to work for a shonen manga magazine. To me, Oku-sensei seems like THE seinen manga artist. Oku-sensei, what is a seinen manga magazine to you? 

Oku: Seinen manga magazines, as the name suggests, are for mature audiences. So they’re a platform on which I can draw what I enjoy as an adult. It’s targeting adults, not children. There’s a wider range of freedom for what I can express. 

Tamura: I’ll be looking forward to see your next work! And I’ll be looking forward to work with you again.

Get Inuyashiki digital volumes 1-9 on sale right now during the Kodansha Comics Cyber Monday & Beyond Sale! (ends December 4) 

Creator Spotlight Sale: Ken Akamatsu’s UQ Holder!, Love Hina & more digital manga 50% off thru 11/20

Ken Akamatsu has been the king of rom-com shonen manga since the 2000s. You know his hit manga and anime Love Hina and his even bigger follow-up series Negmia! But Akamatsu-sensei's hit-manga-maker career doesn't stop there! His current series, UQ Holder, is a sequel to Negima!  and debuted as a new anime this season on Amazon Anime Strike!

To celebrate all things Akamatsu, we're showcasing all of this manga master's works, with every digital volume up to 50% off at all our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through November 20. 

— Ken Akamatsu digital sale —
all volumes and chapters up to 50% off through November 20

Love Hina Omnibus volumes 1-5
Ken Akamatsu's classic rom-com manga! 
Negima! Omnibus volumes 1-9
Negima volumes 1-27 in omnibus format! 
Negima! volumes 28-38 
The climax and conclusion of Negima! 
Negiho!: Mahora Little Girls
Negima! spinoff 
UQ Holder! volumes 1-12 
The sequel to Negima! It's just getting better! 

Check out the trailer of the anime UQ Holder! 
Simulcast available on Amazon Anime Strike! 

Are you an artist? Enter the UQ Holder! Drawing Contest!
Entries accepted through November 26!

If your Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set arrived damaged

On Tuesday, October 31, the Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set was loosed upon the world. We’ve been thrilled to see how many people have enjoyed the set since its release, in online reviews, videos, social media posts, and more.
 
However, we have also heard from some of you who received boxes that had been damaged in shipping. We apologize to anyone who received the box damaged. We want every reader to have the best possible experience with this set for years to come, and that doesn’t include letting a torn or dented box sit on your shelf.
 
If your outer box containing the books arrived damaged in any way, we are offering a free replacement. Please send your full name, mailing address, and photo(s) of any damage on the box to Penguin Random House Customer Service at

customerservice@penguinrandomhouse.com

and we will send you a new box free of charge in the next 6-8 weeks. (We are requesting photos so that we can see exactly how the box was damaged and hopefully prevent similar problems in the future.)
 
Our thanks go out to each of you who ordered this new edition of one of the greatest comics of all time.
 
Sincerely,
Kodansha Comics

 

Kodansha Comics at Anime NYC: license announcements updated 11/19

Going to Anime NYC? Kodansha Comics is exclited to join this new anime convention in our hometown!

Kodansha Comics Booth #416 
Come and check out pre-streets and new release books and exclusive products at the Kodansha Comics booth (#416)! 

Kodansha Comics Manga Announcement Panel
We've got a slew of reveals for new manga coming in 2018! Plus, a chance to ask your questions to our editorial and publishing team and free books, art cards, and other goodies straight from Japan!

Date Saturday, November 18
Time 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Location Panel Room 1

Vertical Comics Industry Panel
The publisher that brings you the Monogatari series, Chi’s Sweet Home, and nichijou will be making special announcements and reveal brand-new titles for 2018! Plus Q&A andsome special giveaways!

Date Sunday, November 19
Time Noon- 12:45 p.m.
Location Panel Room 3

Can't make it to the show? 
Don't worry! Check back on this page for the updates on our panel announcements! 

See you there!

 

Update 11/18: Kodansha Comics made new announcements at Anime NYC today!

Attack on Titan Season 1: Part 1 and Part 2 manga box sets
coming April 2018
four volumes each
includes exclusive bonus items


Golosseum by Yasushi Baba
Coming Spring 2018
Scientists discover a new material that renders people immune to all existing weapons. But these “peacemakers” instead transform world war into a martial-arts free-for-all! Rasputin plots with Russian President Putinov to control the global supply. Opposing them are the unstoppable Axe Bogan under American President Billary Quintone and a slew of other muscular heroes!

Two shojo digital-firsts debuting November 28!

Lovesick Ellie by Fujimomo
Eriko Ichimura spends her high school days in complete obscurity. Her sole hobby is staring at handsome, smooth-spoken Akira "Omi-kun" Ohmi, and tweeting her daily fantasies under the screen-name "Lovesick Ellie." One fateful day, she accidentally bears witness to Omi-kun's true self—and if that weren't enough, he sees her mortifying Twitter, too! Follow along with a plain, perverted girl, a two-faced boy, and their curious romance!

My Brother the Shut-In by Kinoko Higure
Every family has its share of problems, be they big or small. Shino Tadokoro has the perfect high school life, full of romance and friendship. Her biggest problem is her shut-in brother Tamotsu. She stubbornly keeps his existence a secret, telling even her closest friends that she is an only child. Completely oblivious to Shino's concerns, Tamotsu suddenly declares that he is giving up the shut-in lifestyle. Is there still time? The curtain rises on a tale of family reconstruction!

 

Update 11/19: Vertical Comics made new announcements at Anime NYC today!

APOSIMZ by Tsutomu Nihei
From acclaimed master mangaka Tsutomu Nihei, the creator behind BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia, comes his newest science-fiiction epic, APOSIMZ. The 200,000 KM diameter artificial celestial body of APOSIMZ: most of its volume is its core space, which is covered by a superstructural shell. Fifty centuries ago, the people who lost a war against the core lost their right to reside legitimately in APOSIMZ and were left behind on the extremely cold surface. They face the spreading Frame disease and aggressive automatons which appear frequently on the ruins level. Even so, somehow people survive.


Print edition releasing Fall 2018!
Ongoing series now available as simulpub on comiXology and Kindle!

 

Updates 11/20: Here's the recap of Kodansha Comics Spring-Summer 2018 new licensing announcements from NYCC 2017: 


Again!! by Mitsurou Kubo 
Coming February 2018 
Kinichiro Imamura isn’t a bad guy, really, but on the first day of high school his narrow eyes and bleached blonde hair made him look so shifty that his classmates assumed the worst.  Three years later, without any friends or fond memories, he isn’t exactly feeling bittersweet about graduation. But after an accidental fall down a flight of stairs, Kinichiro wakes up three years in the past… on the first day of high school! Has he really gone back in time, or is this just a crazy dream? An encounter with an awkwardly eccentric fellow student might give Kinichiro the chance to live a different version of his dull high school life – if he can just bring himself to seize the chance…
From the co-creator of Yuri!!! on Ice!


Tokyo Tarareba Girls by Akiko Higashimura
Available now digital-first & Coming in print June 2018
Rinko has done everything right. She’s hustled her whole life, got a job right out of college, and is doing everything she can to make it as a screenwriter. Everything should all have gone according to plan… So at 33, she can’t help but lament over the fact that her career’s plateaued, she’s still painfully single, and spends most of her nights drinking with her two best friends in their favorite pub. One night, in a booze-fueled delusion, Rinko swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020. But finding a man – or love – may be a cutthroat, dirty job for a romantic at heart!
A sharp new comedy about female friendship from the creator of Princess Jellyfish!


Grand Blue Dreaming by Kenji Inoue & Kimitake Yoshioka
Available now digital-first & coming July 2018
After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!

 

 

UQ HOLDER! Drawing Contest presented by Kodansha Comics x Wacom

Enter Kodansha Comics and Wacom’s UQ HOLDER! Drawing Contest for a chance to win a Wacom digital drawing tablet and UQ HOLDER! manga!

Get your pens, pencils, or drawing tablets ready—to celebrate the debut of the UQ HOLDER! anime, Kodansha Comics is teaming up with Wacom for a special drawing giveaway contest!

We want to see you get creative and show us what kind of original character you would create in the UQ HOLDER! universe. What kind of UQ HOLDER would they be? What kind of original powers or abilities would your character have? Are they strong enough to take on Tōta or Neji? Show us your original drawing for a chance to win a Wacom graphic tablet and UQ HOLDER! manga and also a chance to have your drawing printed inside volume 13 of UQ HOLDER!to be released March 2018 from Kodansha Comics.

Entry Period Entries will be accepted between November 6, 2017 and November 26, 2017.

How to Enter Email us your submission with a brief description about your original character (Name, abilities, etc.) to contest@kodanshacomics.com or post your entry to Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to tag us and include the hashtag #UQHOLDERContest to make sure we see your entry!

(Attending Anime NYC? You can always stop by our booth and hand in your entry there!)

Prize Details
Grand Prize
 Wacom Intuos Pro Paper Tablet ($399.95 retail value) + one set (Volumes 1 through 12) of UQ HOLDER! manga published by Kodansha Comics

Second Prize Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Tablet ($349.95 retail value) + Volumes 1 through 6 of UQ HOLDER! manga published by Kodansha Comics

Third Prize Wacom Intuos Comic Small Tablet ($99.95 retail value) + Volume 1 of UQ HOLDER! manga published by Kodansha Comics

And don’t forget to join us for #KCAnimeClub as we watch UQ HOLDER! on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. EST! Anime streaming now on Anime Strike!

Fall 2017 Manga to Anime Guide: #KCAnimeClub

Long time no stream, KC Anime Clubbers! The fall anime season has kicked off in full swing, and this season offers a stellar line up of Kodansha Comics manga-turned-anime. To celebrate, this season’s KC Anime Club we’ll be live streaming not one, but three awesome titles! 

This season’s Kodansha Comics Anime Club titles are Inuyashiki, Land of the Lustrous, and UQ HOLDER!. Check out our streaming schedule below, then read how the stories started with Chapter 1 previews of all the manga at the cover links. And don’t forget—we also want you to watch the anime with us! Be sure to join us on Twitter and follow our livetweets at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, or share your own reactions to the episodes using #KCAnimeClub.

INUYASHIKI

MANGA Volumes 1-9 available in print and digital now
ANIME new episode streaming on Anime Strike every Friday

ANIME RECAP: Inuyashiki: Last Hero episodes 1-4 First of all, we have to mention how awesome the opening animation this show is. Elaborate pinball-machine CG animation sequence set to hype music by MAN WITH A MISSION? SOLD. An all-time classic anime opening.

One of the signature styles about this show is Hiroya Oku's writing and portrayal of very realistic "average-Joe" type of people, such as the main character, Ichiro Inuyashiki . In contrast, there's the portrayal of delinquents, as you've seen in Oku's previous work, GANTZ. What's even scarier about his latest work is the presence of the second main character, Hiro Shishigami. He appears to be (again) an average high school student, who enjoys reading manga for fun and takes care of his shut-in friend. But gradually we find out how he really has no humanity left in him and therefore what he is capable of. 

Seeing all these things actualized in CG makes the series convincingly real. Hang tight to see what happens when the fighting and flying scenes happen. (Check out our Hiroya Oku's Interview about how he used a drone to draw the flying scene in Inuyashiki.)

The two main characters have only just met in the anime series. Catch up to see the buildup to the Inuyashiki vs. Shishigami's showdown! 

#KCAnimeClub for Inuyashiki meets Fridays at 4 p.m. EST!

Inuyashiki episodes 1 through 4 covers Volumes 1 through 3 of the manga. See where the story all began in the Inuyashiki manga—Volumes 1 through 9 are available in print and digital now.

 

LAND OF THE LUSTROUS

MANGA Volumes 1-3 available in print and digital now
ANIME new episode streaming on Anime Strike every Monday

ANIME RECAP: Land of the Lustrous episodes 1-5  In a world inhabited by crystalline lifeforms called The Lustrous, every unique gem must fight for their life against the threat of Lunarians, who long to capture the Lustrous and turn them into jewelry. Phosphophyllite, the most fragile and brittle of gems, longs to join the battle, but can barely stand their own against a strong gust of wind—let alone a Lunarian attack. 

So when Phos is instead assigned to complete a natural history of their world, it sounds like a dull and pointless task. But this new job brings Phos into contact with Cinnabar, a poisonous gem forced to live in isolation and fight by themselves at night. Despite Cinnabar’s desire to remain alone, Phos vows to find a more suitable job for them—and to finally allow them to live among the rest of the Lustrous. 

Through their research and their quest to help Cinnabar, Phos begins to learn more about not only the fellow members of the Lustrous, but the very Lunarians threatening to capture them. After a few dangerous encounters with the Lunarians, Phos shatters into pieces—and later, has their legs completely compromised. With their legs lost in the battle, along with some of their memories, Phos receives new legs made from some agate shards. With their new, more powerful legs, is Phos now ready to join the battle against the Lunarians, or will their new appendages bring them even more difficult challenges … ?

#KCAnimeClub for Land of the Lustrous meets Mondays at 4 p.m. EST!

Land of the Lustrous episodes 1 through 5 covers Volumes 1 and 2 of the manga. See where the story all began in the Land of the Lustrous manga—Volumes 1 through 3 are available in print and digital now.

 

UQ HOLDER!

MANGA Volumes 1-12 available in print and digital now
ANIME new episode streaming on Anime Strike every Tuesday

ANIME RECAP: episodes 1-5 Tōta Konoe dreams of going to the big city to make his mark on the world. But before he can set off on his journey, the village elder has given Tōta the task of defeating Yukihime, the master mage who raised him. But after an attack from a bounty hunter leaves Tōta mortally wounded, Yukihime reveals her true identity as an immortal vampire, and saves Tōta’s life by transforming him into one of her kind! Tōta then discovers that Yukihime is none other than the legendary vampire and magician Evangeline A.K. McDowell, and joins her covenant of immortal beings—the secret society known as "UQ HOLDER".

Through his travels with Yukihime, Tōta meets Kurōmaru, an immortal hunter, as well as other members of UQ HOLDER, such as Karin, one of Yukihime’s most devote followers.  But after being sent on a mission to protect some innocent townsfolk, Tōta, Kurōmaru, and Karin come under fierce attack by powerful enemies who specialize in hunting down and killing immortals. After taking a nasty blow, the odds seem to be against Tōta and Kurōmaru … until a mysterious, dark power suddenly awakens in Tōta …

#KCAnimeClub for UQ HOLDERmeets Tuesdays at 4 p.m. EST!

UQ HOLDER! episodes 1 through 5 covers Volume 1 through 3 of the manga. See where the story all began in the UQ HOLDER! manga—Volumes 1 through 12 are available in print and digital now.

 


There's MORE KC Anime!
— continued from the previous season —

WELCOME TO THE BALLROOM 
MANGA Volumes 1-7 available in print and digital
ANIME streaming on AnimeStrike every Wednesday 

 

ELEGANT YOKAI APARTMENT LIFE 
MANGA Volumes 1-2 available in digital
ANIME streaming on Crunchyroll every Monday 

 

ALTAIR: A RECORD OF BATTLES 
MANGA Volumes 1-5 available in digital
ANIME streaming on Anime Strike every Tuesday

Kodansha Comics Holiday 2017 manga box sets

Kodansha Comics Holiday 2017 manga box sets!
— Coming December 19, 2017 —

The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set
The original manga that became a legendary anime franchise, now in a complete collector’s box set.
Includes three large-sized hardcover volumes, plus a collectible lithograph by creator Shirow Masamune. Order from:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million!
Rightstuf
your Local Comics Shop!

A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set
The acclaimed, bestselling manga about a girl who can’t hear and the boy who bullied her, from start to finish, in a premium, collectible box set.
Includes all seven volumes, plus an exclusive, double-sided 10-by-15-inch poster and a replica of Shoko’s communication notebook. Order from:

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