Welcome to our club! Didja know Kodansha Comics has launched dozens of new digital-first manga series, offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English than what’s available in print? Over the past year or so we’ve been pushing them out at a pretty rapid clip, so our Digital-first Manga Salethis week—with 60+ series on sale up to 50% off— is your perfect chance to go digital and catch up on what’s going on! Questions?—check out our new Digital-first Manga page to see what’s in store!
• Because some of these series are now—or soon will be—available in print as well, such as Grand Blue Dreaming, To Your Eternity, and Toppu GP. If it’s not in print yet, tell us what you like! • Because digital-first allows us to get some of these series to you faster, whether that’s to catch up to a recently animated series or as same-day-as-Japan simulpubs on Crunchyroll or comiXology. • Because it allows us to bring back some of our favorite out-of-print titles, like Rave Master, Suzuka, and Nodame Cantabile. • And because it allows us to try something we might not otherwise!
For this week only, all digital-first series are on sale up to 50% off on all our digital-platform partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends 2/5. It’s deep, deep library of more than 60 series, so check out the list below and why not try something new?
Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale (January 30-February 5) Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!
Have you been enjoying reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, the new sequel of the phenomenal magical shojo manga by CLAMP? Does it take you back to the good old days watching your favorite show with your friends? Well, it’s 2018, and Crunchyroll has taken it up a notch by hostingCardcaptor Sakura Movie Night for 3 nights only–– January 31, Feburuary 3, and February 4!
In Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card, Sakura and Syaoran are reunited at last — but as Sakura tries to come to terms with her feelings for Syaoran, the two must face off against the strongest Clow Card ever made!
In addition, don’t miss the exclusive showing of the prologue episode of the new Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card TV series!
Get there early to get an exclusive artcard while supply last!
There were so many amazing anime based on Kodansha Comics in 2017. In fact, some of those series (8, to be precise) are runners-up for this year's Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Whether you're a fan of the manga or the anime, your vote matters and counts towards the glory! So let's get together and root for these nominees!
Now that trailers for the Alita: Battle Angel movie have hit the internet,it’s your big chance to tell everyone what Alita is all about, right? But how much do you really know? Of course, as a manga snob, you already know the Alita movie is based on the manga Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro. B-but when your friend asks for more intel, here’s the cheat sheet you need to show off your true knowledge.
Alita: Battle Angel starring Rosa Salazar, directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, is set to be released December 2018.
Originally published in Japan in 1990 under the title “Gunmu” (銃夢 literal translation “gun dream”), it took Kishiro 5 years to establish the worldview and overarching stories in this 9-volume original series.
Synopsis: In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?
Print Edition:Volumes 1-2 are currently available in a 2-in-1 deluxe hardcover edition with all-new translation. More volumes coming soon! Digital Edition: Volumes 1-2 are now available on all digital platforms. The entire series (volumes 1-9) is already exclusively available on Kindle and ComiXology.
You thought you said “goodbye” to Alita by the end of the original series. Think again. This sequel series tells you how Alita and other characters survived even further into the future!
Synopsis: Alita wakes up alone in the sky city of Tiphares, her brain and body reconstructed by the mad scientist Desty Nova. There’s no time to wonder why Alita’s greatest enemy would resurrect her, though—the royal city has been thrown into chaos by Nova’s revelation that the Tiphareans have had their brains replaced by bio-chips! Everyone needs answers—and Alita will fight to get them!
Debuting on January 23, the latest story arc of the Battle Angel saga goes back into what Alita was looking for all along–– her childhood memories on Mars.
Synopsis: For centuries, war has raged on the dusty, red surface of Mars. This apocalyptic crucible will produce the solar system’s most fearsome warrior, Alita. But for now that warrior is just a little girl named Yoko. The future and past of the battle angel fan out across the reaches of space in the final chapter of one of the greatest sci-fi epics of all time!
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.
After 10+ years of shenanigans, Hiro Mashima's legendary fantasy manga Fairy Tail is coming to an end—withfinal volume 63 hitting stores January 23. But don’t say goodbye just yet! We're counting down to the conclusion of our beloved bestselling fantasy shonen series with an online celebration RIGHT HERE at Fairy Tail Hideout!
Click on the link for the debut of some special messages and one last interactive whirl with a few of your favorite Fairy Tail characters! And then party on with your fellow Fairy Tail friends IRL on #FairyTailDay January 27 at a participating bookstore!
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And here’s a special message from none other than the creator of Fairy Tail,Hiro Mashima!
Mark Your Calendar! #FairyTailDay on January 27!
What better way to celebrate the Fairy Tail Guild than by throwing a big party? So on Saturday, January 27, the week of the release of the final volume, come to your local bookstore for games, contests, photos, and free stuff!
The first 50 fans to show up will receive an exclusive, full-color, 48-page, comic-book version of the final chapter of Fairy Tail, plus two free 200-page paperbacks packed with the latest manga. This will be the only way to get this Fairy Tail Day-exclusive chapter in color, so don’t miss it!
Come in cosplay, and you’ll be eligible to win a free enamel pin. If you’re a creative type too shy to dress up, don’t worry—you’ll also have a shot at a pin in the “Design Your Own Guild Mark” contest. All attendees will be able to take photos in front of an exclusive Fairy Tail Day photo backdrop. Show us who’s in your guild with the hashtag #FairyTailDay on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and you might get a surprise!
See below for participating locations, and be sure to check with your local store for the start time.
With sensational art style and riveting story set in a world of man-eating Titans threatening humankind, Hajime Isayama’s dark fantasy Attack on Titanhas touched a nerve in our own time of historical uncertainty—and its popularity has only grown with the hit anime now on the cusp of Season 3 … but the story doesn’t stop there!
Starting Wednesday January 17 Kodansha Comics and Humble Bundle team up once again to present you our most ambitious manga bundle yet: the Humble Manga Bundle: Attack on Titan Universe. That's $500+ worth of digital manga—or 44 complete volumes—including the first 22 volumes of Hajime Isayama’s masterwork, plus all volumes of the Lost Girls, No Regrets, Before the Fall, Junior High, and Spoof on Titan spinoff series! That's a serious download of content that takes you well beyond the second season of the anime series and dives deep into all the side stories of your favorite characters. How does it work?
Name your price. Together, the books in this bundle usually cost as much as $517. At Humble Bundle, though, you choose the price!
Read ’em anywhere. These comics are available in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here.
Support charity. Choose where the money goes—among Kodansha Comics and two preselected charities or if you'd like, a charity of your choice via the PayPal Giving Fund. For details on how this works, click here. If you like this bundle or like what Humble Bundle does, you can leave a Humble Tip too.
Pay $18 or more
All of the above + Attack on Titan volumes 21-22 and the spinoff series: Spoof on Titan volumes 1-2 Attack on Titan Guidebook: Inside & Outside
+ The Humble Bundle exclusive never-before-released Attack on Titan Exclusive Artbook
including rarely seen illustrations by Hajime Isayama and a global
lineup of comics greats inspired by Attack on Titan
About Hajime Isayama
Born in 1986 in Oita Prefecture. In 2009, Hajime Isayama started his first series, Attack on Titan, in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. It went on to become a global phenomenon as both a bestselling manga and popular anime series.
For one week only, we're showcasing series that were originally a manga then adapted into an anime during The All-Time Manga-to-Anime Sale! Check out the list of series that's 50% off at all our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through January 22!
—All-Time Manga-to-Anime Sale — all volumes up to 50% off through January 22!
There’s nothing more exciting than anticipating next season’s anime blockbusters—especially if it’s one of your favorite manga that’s making its anime debut! This season, Kodansha Comics has three great manga turned anime series for your viewing pleasure: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Basilisk, andKokkoku: Moment by Moment! Check out the streaming schedule below to find out when and where you can catch these great series, and don’t forget to see where the stories all began and catch up on all the manga before the anime airs!
Sakura Kinomoto’s about to start middle school, and everything’s coming up cherry blossoms. Not only has she managed to recapture the scattered Clow Cards and make them her own Sakura Cards, but her sweetheart Syaoran Li has moved from Hong Kong to Tokyo and is going to be in her class! But her joy is interrupted by a troubling dream in which the cards turn transparent, and when Sakura awakens to discover her dream has become reality, it’s clear that her magical adventures are far from over…
MANGAVolumes 1-5 available in digital now! ANIMEStreaming on Crunchyroll every Monday!
The Iga clan and the Kouga clan have been sworn enemies for more than four hundred years. Only the Hanzo Hattori truce has kept the two families from all-out war. Now, under the order of Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, the truce has finally been dissolved. Ten ninja from each clan must fight to the death in order to determine who will be the next Tokugawa Shogun. The surviving clan will rule for the next thousand years. But not all the clan members are in agreement. Oboro of the Iga clan and Gennosuke of the Kouga clan have fallen deeply in love. Now these star-crossed lovers have been pitted against each other. Can their romance conquer a centuries-old rivalry? Or is their love destined to end in death?
MANGAVolumes 1-4 available in digital now! ANIMEStreaming on Amazon Prime every Sunday!
In order to save her brother and nephew, who have been kidnapped by a mysterious religious group known as the Genuine Love Society, Juri and her family cast a spell using a stone hidden by her grandfather to enter the world of stopped-time known as Stasis. However, when they infiltrate the kidnapper’s base, they’re met by other people who can also move about freely. With grotesque creatures lurking about, will they be able to escape the parallel world and return to their normal lives?!