Announcing: June digital-first debuts!

Continuing to launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week—we kick off 4 new manga series in June, with a diverse offering for the month, including a new girls’ fantasy series by best-selling shojo mangaka Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions), a sophisticated timeslip romance, an earnest boys’ junior high-school karate manga, and an outrageous “private tutor” comedy.

Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. Starting with Chika’s Those Summer Days on June 5, this month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook:


~ Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for free ~

Those Summer Days (debuting June 5), Chika’s timeslip romance about a legal secretary and a businessman who get a second chance when they travel back in time to that fateful summer day in high school (Japanese title: Ano natsu);

Kamikamikaeshi (debuting June 12), new fantasy manga by shojo hit-machine Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions), about Shinto gods living in one young girl’s … hair!?

Karate Heat (debuting June 19), Eiichi Kitano’s fun-filled saga of friendship and competition in the Kawasaki Ukishima Junior High School Karate Club! (Japanese title: Tenohira no netsu wo);

The Quintessential Quintuplets (debuting June 26), Negi Haruba’s screwball comedy about Futaro, a private tutor who gets stuck with five gorgeous, troublemaking quintuplets for students (Japanese title: Gotoubun no hanayome) ;

More information about Kodansha Comics’s “digital-first” initiative can be found here.

Media: Download the official press kit here

 

MISSION: Watch the “Lost Episodes” on Attack on Titan Special Editions

Summer’s just around the corner, which means we’re gearing up for Season 3 of everyone’s fan-favorite series, Attack on Titan! But while you’re waiting for Season 3, did you know that there’s a few episodes of Attack on Titan you probably haven’t seen yet?

That’s right! While you’re waiting for Season 3, make sure you don’t miss catching up on these special, OAD “lost episodes” of Attack on Titan—available ONLY in the limited editions of volumes 17, 18, 19, and 20 of the manga! These sets are only available in limited quantities though, so catch up on the manga and discover these epic, heart-pounding, never-before-seen episodes of Attack on Titan—before they’re gone forever!

Attack on Titan, Volume 17 Special Edition includes:

Attack on Titan volume 17 manga
An exclusive anime episode “Ilse’s Notebook” on DVD!
Collector’s box

Attack on Titan, Volume 18 Special Edition includes:

Attack on Titan volume 18 manga
An exclusive anime episode “No Regrets, Part 1”—the first part of the origin story of Captain Levi!—on DVD!
Original, special variant dust jacket by comics artist Cameron Stewart (Batgirl, Catwoman)!
Collector’s box

Attack on Titan, Volume 19 Special Edition includes:

 Attack on Titan volume 19 manga
 An exclusive anime episode “No Regrets, Part 2”—the exciting conclusion to the origin story of Captain Levi—on DVD!
 Original, special variant dust jacket by comics artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil, Spider-Man)!
Collector’s box

Attack on Titan, Volume 20 Special Edition includes:

Attack on Titan volume 20 manga
An exclusive anime episode “A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence” on DVD!
Original, special variant dust jacket by comics artist David Mack (Jessica Jones, Kabuki)!
Collector’s box

And don’t forget to get ready for the new season with our NEW Attack on Titan Season 1 & 2 manga box sets!

New Hiro Mashima manga Eden’s Zero debuts worldwide June 26!

There will only be one first time!

Eleven months after the finale of Fairy Tail, the new work from Hiro Mashima begins at last!

A new chapter, a great adventure beyond imagination … 

The worldwide-anticipated release starting from Chapter 1 will be available simultaneously in five languages:

Chinese, English, French, Korean, Thai

Eden’s Zero* by Hiro Mashima

Debuts June 26

English simulpubs will be available on Crunchyroll Manga, comiXology, and Kindle (other outlets to be announced) 

*Title Eden’s Zero is not yet final

And here’s a special message from Hiro Mashima to his overseas fans!

I’m bringing you my next series pretty soon!

I can assure you it’s going to be full of surprises and excitement.

Please look forward to it on June 26!

If you missed our previous announcement, with special sketches revealed, click here!

Digital volume 1s by Yoshitoki Oima, Hiro Mashima, Tsutomu Nihei

Kodansha Comics is the home of awesome manga creators. Did you know we publish multiple manga by Yoshitoki Oima (critically acclaimed creator of A Silent Voice and To Your Eternity), Hiro Mashima (hit-machine creator of Fairy Tail and Rave Master), and Tsutomu Nihei (mad genius of BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia)?

As a continuation from last week, we’re hosting our second installment of  the Creator Spotlight Sale to showcase our amazing creators and their work at all of our digital retail partners:BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

First of all: all digital Volumes 1s of all series listed below only 99¢!
Next: if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to 50% off!
And to make it even easier for you, we’ve put some of the series available as a complete series bundles up to 60% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on May 28!

~ Kodansha Comics Creator Spotlight Sale Part 2  ~
May 22-28
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!


Yoshitoki Oima

Yoshitoki Oima became a global bestseller  with A Silent Voice, a realistic yet dramatic story of redemption about a boy who used to bully a hearing-impaired girl. But did you know that Oima worked on Mardock Scramblea 7-volume hard science-fiction epic, and To Your Eternity, her stunning current series that could be her biggest hit of all?

Check out this exclusive creator interview with Yoshitoki Oima! A Silent Voice, To Your Eternity, and Mardock Scramble volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Hiro Mashima
Needless to say, our most iconic shonen manga artist is Hiro Mashima and he’s just completed his long-running bestseller series Fairy Tail earlier this year! But don’t be sad! It’s  just been announced that Mashima will start a brand new series in June 2018. Plus, we’ve brought back his debut masterpiece, the groundbreaking Rave Master on digital, because it is too good to be left out!

Check out this creator spotlight video of Hiro Mashima! Fairy Tail and Rave Master volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Tsutomu Nihei 
Tsutomu Nihei has been the big star of our sibling publisher Vertical for quite some time. Some of you may recognize his works like BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia from their anime adaptations on Netflix. Since then, Nihei has been working nonstop on his newest series APOSIMZ, which is currently available as simulpub from Kodansha Comics.  This is where science-fiction manga begins and ends!


Check out this creator spotlight video of Tsutomu Nihei! BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Ken Akamatsu 
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 recently became an anime on Amazon Anime Strike!

Check out Ken Akamatsu’s Love Hina, Negima!, and UQ Holder! volume 1s for only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

MORE Creators!
Here are few more creators Kodansha Comics creators that you wanna check out during this Creator Spotlight Sale!

Yoshinobu Yamada
Wanna see some beauty, guts, and glory? Check out Cage of Eden and Deathtopia  by Yoshinobu Yamada! 

Yuu Kuraishi, Kazu Inabe
As you may know, the creator team of of Fort of Apocalypse and Starving Anonymous specialize in dark fantasy. But the storywriter Yuu Kuraishi had also worked on the screwball timeslip comedy My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san, which may give you an idea of how diverse their storytelling style could be. 

Mitsuru Hattori
Did you know the creator of  the zombie girl series Sankarea  also works on the manga adaptation of Imperfect Girl by NISIOISIN (creator of the Monogatari series), published by Vertical?

Check out all these series’ volume 1s for only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

 

Attack on Titan Choose Your Path Adventure 2 Twitter Contest

Do you think you have what it takes to stand against the Titans as part of the Survey Corps? We’re giving you (and a few hundred of your peers online) a chance to find out with a week of Attack on Titan Choose Your Path Adventure 2: The Hunt for the Female Titan!

To celebrate the release of this second Attack on Titan Choose Your Path Adventure book, every day this week, starting today May 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, we’ll be simulating the scenarios in the book with a community event on Twitter. All you have to do is follow @KodanshaUSA or the hashtag #TwitterPlaysTitan, read the questions, and reply to us with what you think will give us the best chance of survival. One reply will be randomly chosen to help take us further along in the story every 30 minutes—or until the community meets a tragic end …

Of course, you’re always welcome to follow along in your own copy of the book.
Click here for full info on Attack on Titan Choose Your Path Adventure 2, available now!

Books-A-Million Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale (ends 7/2)

Got a Books-A-Million or 2nd and Charles store near you? Then you’re in luck! Visit between now and July 2 and buy a selected Kodansha Comics book to get 50% off a second! Find your nearest participating store here

Books-A-Million or 2nd and Charles
Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale
Ends July 2

Again!!, volumes 1-2
A Silent Voice, volumes 1-2
Attack on Titan, volumes 1-6
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, volumes 1-3
Fairy Tail, volumes 1-4
Land of the Lustrous, volume 1-2
Noragami: Stray God, volumes 1-2
Sailor Moon, volumes 1-4
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, volumes 1-2
The Seven Deadly Sins, volumes 1-2
To Your Eternity, volumes 1-2
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, volume 1

Digital volume 1s by Akiko Higashimura, Mitsurou Kubo, Makoto Shinkai

Kodansha Comics is the home of awesome manga creators. Did you know we publish multiple manga by Mitsurou Kubo (one of the minds behind YURI!!! on ICE) and Makoto Shinkai (of Your Name. fame)? Are you familiar with all the works of shojo manga maestro Akiko Higashimura (Princess Jellyfish, Tokyo Tarareba Girls) or up-and-coming best-sellers like Taamo (House of the Sun, I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World)? 

To showcase our amazing creators and their work, we’re hosting our first installment of  the Creator Spotlight Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

First of all: all digital Volumes 1s of all series listed below only 99¢!
Next: if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to 50% off!
And to make it even easier for you, we’ve put some of the series available as a complete series bundles up to 60% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on May 21!

~ Kodansha Comics Creator Spotlight Sale Part 1  ~
May 15-21
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Akiko Higashimura
Akiko Higashimura is HILARIOUS. Princess Jellyfish, her award-winning first work published in English, is the rollicking saga of fangirls taking on Tokyo. In her follow up series, Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Higashimura once again sharpens her razor wit on the lives of young women in the big city. This time she hones in on one single thirtysomething and her dystopian dating problems—”One day I woke up and I was 33”!

Check out this exclusive creator interview with Akiko Higashimura! Princess Jellyfish and Tokyo Tarareba Girls volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)


Ema Toyama
Psst … do you like secrets? Ema Toyama’s works are full of attractive girls and boys who are bounded by the power of secrets! In her first long running breakthrough series, Missions of Love, the high school girl with the heart of an “ice queen” appoints 
the ever-popular, yet black-hearted student body president to be her sim-boyfriend … all for the sake of research for her novel! Toyama’s latest work, Aoba-kun’s Confessions is about a very shy girl who just started a peculiar job at a “Listening House” and ends up getting the basketball star from her school as her first client!

Missions of Love and Aoba-kun’s Confession volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

Mitsurou Kubo
You may have heard of her name as the original concept/character designer of the hit iceskating anime series Yuri!!! on ICE . And she’s also the latest rising superstar manga creator from Kodansha Comics! Her first two manga to appear in English are Again!!a dramatic, funny, time-traveling high school story about what it means to cheer on a friend—and  Moteki (from Vertical Comics) a romantic comedy about love, coming of age, and hope … at age 30! 

Again!! and Moteki volume 1’s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

Mari Yoshino
The talented Mari Yoshino comes up with something spicier than your typical shojo manga with Peach Heaven, the story of a seemingly average high school girl—who’s a famous erotica author in disguise. All goes well until her supermodel classmate—and the biggest playboy in school—learns about her secret! Mari Yoshino’s follow-up work isn’t quite so salacious: Beauty Bunny is a modern day Cinderella story about a spunky protagonist and the rich boy makeup artist she gets mixed up with!

Peach Heaven and Beauty Bunny volume 1’s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

Taamo
Taamo is just one of the many “hidden gem” creators fans are discovering through our digital-first program. Her first work, House of the Sun, is the moving account of a young woman who reconnects with a childhood friend as she puts together the pieces of her life following her parents’ broken marriage. Her follow up work I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World is about a girl who’s always seen herself as the negative to her twin sister’s beautiful photograph, and the handsome boy who just won’t give up on her. Not too many creators tackles the subtle yet complex relationships around a family like Taamo does. If you’ve liked one of her works, you’ll probably like the other one too!

House of the Sun and  I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World volume 1’s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)


Makoto Shinkai
Kodansha Comics’ sibling publisher, Vertical Comics, has been publishing fine manga adaptations of the films of anime auteur Makoto Shinkai (the director of Your Name.) for some time now. Four standalone manga based on Shinkai’s films—Voice of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat, Garden of Words, and 5 Centimeter Per Secons are ALL only 99¢ during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

Kouji Seo
Kouji Seo is a master of “boy-meets-girl” stories—some of you may recognize Fuuka from the recent anime adaptation. But did you know that SuzukaSeo’s previous work, is a prequel and about the parents of  Fuuka? Find out more connections between Suzuka and Fuuka, while both series are on sale! 

Suzuka and Fuuka volume 1’s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

 

 

Fantasy manga sale: Volume 1s 99¢ + additional digital volumes up to 50% off

Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, Land of the Lustrous … We here at Kodansha Comics think of ourselves as having one of the most diverse manga catalogs around, but if there’s a few genres we specialize in … well, one would think (besides science-fiction which we featured last week), fantasy is one of ’em!  Sooooo for this week only, we’re hosting a Fantasy Digital Manga Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

To start out with, volumes 1’s of all our fantasy manga on digital for only 99¢!
And if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to 50% off!
And to make it even easier for you, we’ve put some of the series available as a complete series bundles up to 60% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on May 14!

~ Kodansha Comics Fantasy Manga Sale  ~
May 8-14
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Cage of Eden
Drifting Dragons
Fairy Tail 
Fairy Girls
Fairy Tail Blue Mysteral
Fairy Tail Ice Trail
Fairy Tail S
Fire Force
Flying Witch
Happiness
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
In/Spectre
Interview with Monster Girls
Kasane
Kigurumi Guardians
Land of the Lustrous
Maga-Tsuki
Monster Soul
Mushishi
Negima Omnius
Noragami
Peach Mermaid
Pitch-Black Ten
Princess Resurrection
Rave Master
The Seven Deadly Sins
Shugo Chara!
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
To Your Eternity
UQ Holder!
Witchcraft Works
That Wolf-Boy is Mine!
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Yozakura Quartet

Bundles on sale (comiXology only)

Fairy Tail Bundle
Rave Master Bundle
The Seven Deadly Sins Bundle
That Wolf-Boy is Mine! Bundle