Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If you liked ___, then check out ___!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If You Liked ___, Try ___!

There’s nothing like discovering a manga series that swiftly earns its place on your list of favorites. So when a series like that comes to an end, reading that last volume can be bittersweet and, when it’s all over, can make you think: 
So what am I supposed to read now?! If you’re like us and shed a tear at that last chapter of Fairy Tail or Princess Jellyfish, or if you’re—or someone you know is— looking to find a new series to add to your list of favorites, this week’s installment of our Holiday Gift Guide is sure to help you find just what you want to buy.

For the Fairy Tail Fan—Can’t get enough Fairy Tail? Have you been looking to read more manga from Hiro Mashima? If so, these three brand-new series and spin offs are perfect to add to your TBR pile!




NEW message from Hiro Mashima to the Fairy Tail fans! 

 


EDENS ZERO (Ages 13+)

It’s been not even a year since Fairy Tail ended, and shonen manga superstar Hiro Mashima is already back with a brand-new series that’s ready to become another fan favorite. If you loved the fist-pumping action, endearing cast of characters, and fantasy from Fairy Tail, EDENS ZERO offers all that and more—in space! EDENS ZERO revolves around Shiki, a boy who has lived his entire life among machines at Granbell Kingdom amusement park. One day, when his old homeland suddenly becomes too dangerous, Shiki joins a girl named Rebecca and her cat companion Happy on their spaceship, escaping into the boundless cosmos and beginning his epic journey to become an adventurer. So if you’re looking for an epic adventure, missed the heart-pounding guild action from Fairy Tail, or have been looking for a brand-new sci-fi manga that reaches for the stars (literally!), you won’t want to miss checking out EDENS ZERO. (Plus, if you look closely, you might be able to see some familiar Fairy Tail faces in the background!)

 

EDENS ZERO Volume 1 is available now and Volume 2 comes out in February 2019!
Wanna read ahead? EDENS ZERO simulpub is available on comiXology and Crunchyroll Manga

 

 

 

 


Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods (Ages 13+)

One of the most awesome things about Fairy Tail was Mashima’s ability to create not only a great, compelling story, but with its wide cast of characters, fans were guaranteed to find at least one character they loved. So if you want to stay in the world of Fairy Tail a little longer, or if you happen to be a Laxus fan, Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods is the spin-off for you. Taking place in the mysterious aftermath of the disbanding of Fairy Tail, Laxus takes his Raijin Tribe to Blue Pegasus, where they quickly become popular new wizards. But when Ichiya is kidnapped, the tribe gets drawn into an inter-guild grudge match. If you’ve read the other Fairy Tail spin-offs and have yet to complete your collection, this final electrifying spin-off featuring Laxus and the rest of the Raijin Tribe in their very own adventure is the perfect note to complete your collection on.

 

Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods is available now in a single, complete volume!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiro Mashima’s Playground (Ages 13+)

If you’ve been on a search for a treasure-trove of Hiro Mashima manga, look no further than Hiro Mashima’s Playground. This super-stuffed collection includes eight never-before-seen tales from the master of shonen manga—including the one shot that would later become the Fairy Tail we all know and love today! At almost 400 pages of new adventures, from stories about love and magicians to devils and heroes, Hiro Mashima’s Playground is one wild ride you won’t want to miss!

 

Hiro Mashima’s Playground is available now in a single extra-large, complete volume!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For fans of sweet spin-offs and The Seven Deadly Sins—If a mix of sweet and shonen is what you’re after, look no further than The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days!

 

 

The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days (Ages 16+)

Nakaba Suzuki, creator of The Seven Deadly Sins, is not only great at creating a series with exciting twists and turns at every corner, but amidst all the action and tension he also develops amazing, compelling characters and their respective romantic relationships and histories—making The Seven Deadly Sins a series you can’t wait to read more of. And now, while you’re pausing between episodes of the newest anime season, make sure to sate your own hunger for more Sins with The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days. The official prequel manga to The Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days focuses on the fated relationship between Ban, the Seven Deadly Sins’ Fox’s Sin of Greed, and Elaine, the Fairy King’s sister. When Ban, a young, opportunistic thief, is drawn to the Fairy King’s Forest by the rumor that it holds the Fountain of Life, he meets the Saint of the Fountain, a young Fairy named Elaine, and soon finds that the treasure he most desires may not be the one he originally came to seek.

 

The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days is complete in two volumes—Volume 1 is available now, with Volume 2 coming December 2018!

 

 

 

For the Akiko Higashimura, josei, and geek girl fans—Whether you’re an Akiko Higashimura mega fan or have been searching for the next Kiss Him, Not Me! or Princess Jellyfish-esque series, these final two josei rom-coms are sure to have your manga neuroses working overtime.

 

 

Tokyo Tarareba Girls (Ages 16+)

If you ever wondered what Bridget Jones’s Diary or Sex and the City would have been like if adapted into a manga, Tokyo Tarareba Girls is your answer. This sharply funny, well-plotted, and empathic comedy follows struggling screenwriter Rinko and her two best friends as they fight to find true love. At 33, Rinko can’t help but lament over the fact that her career’s plateaued, she’s still painfully single, and she 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!

 

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Volumes 1 through 3 are available now in print, with Volume 4 coming December 2018! (And the complete 9-volume run is available digitally!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku (Ages 16+)

If you’re an otaku, gamer, nerd in love, or lover of nerds in love, Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku is the perfect read. ICYM the anime premiere back in April, this otaku love story between childhood friends Narumi, who’s a fujoshi, and Hirotaka, a hardcore gaming otaku, instantly became a fan favorite—and with generously sized 2-in-1 volumes, the manga contains even more hysterical, adorably awkward moments between the two characters. After having every boyfriend she’s ever had dump her once they find out she’s an otaku, Narumi decides to go to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, Narumi comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But Hirotaka comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn’t she just date him instead?

 

Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku Volumes 1 through 3 are available now!

 

 

 

Want to save big? Head on over to Books a Million for their Graphic Novels and Manga: Buy 2, Get 3rd Free Sale!

 

Stay tuned next week for the final installment of our gift guide, featuring our staff recommendation picks!

 

Fall 2018 Manga to Anime Guide: #KCAnimeClub

The weather’s getting colder, and there’s a whole new line up of Fall anime just waiting to be watched—including a few of your favorite Kodansha Comics manga-turned-anime! So grab a blanket, a copy of your favorite manga, and get comfortable and  ready to fill up your queue with this season’s list of KC Manga-to-Anime you should be watching now (if you haven’t started already!):

 

Boarding School Juliet

MANGA Volumes 1-6 available in digital now; Volume 1 available in print now; Volume 2 coming November 6, 2018!
ANIME Simulcast on Thursdays on Amazon Prime

The prestigious Dahlia Academy educates the elite of society from two countries: to the East is the Nation of Touwa; across the sea, the Principality of West. The nations, though, are fierce rivals, and their students are constantly feuding–which means Romio Inuzuka, head of Touwa’s first-year students, has a problem. He’s fallen for his counterpart from West, Juliet Persia, and when he can’t take it anymore, he confesses his feelings. Now Romio has two problems: a girlfriend, and a secret..

Boarding School Juliet anime episodes 1 through 7 covers Volumes 1 through 3 of the manga. See where the story all began in the Boarding School Juliet manga—Volumes 1 through 6 are available in digital now, and Volumes 1 and 2 are available in print now, with Volume 3 coming December 4, 2018! Read the first chapter of the manga here!

 

 

Fairy Tail

MANGA Volumes 1-63 available in print and digital now
ANIME Final season simulcast on Sundays on Crunchyroll, and Simuldub on FunimationNOW

Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero—he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?

Fairy Tail anime final season picks up where we left off at Fairy Tail manga volume 49. The complete manga series (volumes 1 through 63) are available in print and digital now. Read the first chapter of the manga here!

 

That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime

MANGA Volumes 1-8 available in print and digital now
ANIME Simulcast on Mondays on Crunchyroll, and Simuldub on FunimationNOW

Average, unexceptional, 37-year-old salaryman Satoru Mikami has found himself in a “gooey” situation. After getting killed while saving his coworkers’ lives, he gets a new lease on life–just not the life he was expecting. He has been reincarnated in a fantasy world as a magic-wielding slime creature. Under his new name “Rimuru Tempest”, this once-normal man will have to learn to survive in this strange, new world–and with his incredible wit, affable nature, and a few powerful allies, he’ll quickly ooze his way into the hearts and minds of everyone he encounters along his journey.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime anime episodes 1 through 8 covers Volumes 1 & 2 of the manga. See where the story all began in the That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime manga—Volumes 1 through 8 are available in print and digital now! Read the first chapter of the manga here!

 

ICYMI These series may be over for the season, but that just makes them all the better to binge on!

Attack on Titan Season 3, Part 1

MANGA Volumes 1-25 available in print and digital now
ANIME out now on Crunchyroll; Simuldub out on FunimationNOW

After least year’s epic revival of the Attack on Titan anime with the release of Season 2, Attack on Titan Season 3, Part 1 started off stronger than ever – with the stakes for Eren, Levi, Erwin, and the rest of the Survey Corps higher than ever. And with the Titans not being the only threat against humanity anymore, each episode will have you at the edge of your seat as the secrets of the Titans and the world around the Walls becomes more and more unravelled.

Haven’t watched it yet? Attack on Titan Season 3, Part 1 is now out on Crunchyroll and FunimationNOW!

Craving more Titan? Attack on Titan 26 is out December 4, 2018—and Season 3, Part 2 will be back April 2019! Or sate your hunger with the brand new Attack on Titan Manga Box Sets – Seasons 1 through Season 3 Part 1 are available now!

 

Cells at Work!

MANGA Volumes 1-5 available in print and digital now
ANIME out now on Crunchyroll

Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone … She’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets—everyone’s got to come together if they want to keep you healthy!

Cells at Work! anime episodes 1 through 12 covers Volume 1 through 4 of the manga. See where the story all began (and continue the adventure!) in the Cells at Work! manga—Volumes 1 through 5 are available in print and digital now! Read the first chapter of the manga here!

Devils’ Line

MANGA Volumes 1-11 available in print and digital now
ANIME out now on HiDive

Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued from an attack by a devil, one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai, her savior, is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. As Anzai continues to keep guard over Tsukasa, the two quickly forge a tentative bond—one that Anzai fears will test his iron-clad rule of never drinking human blood …

Devils’ Line anime episodes 1 through 12 covers Volume 1 through 11 of the manga. See where the story all began (and continue the adventure!) in the Devils’ Line manga—Volumes 1 through 11 are available in print and digital now! Read the first chapter of the manga here!

 

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season!

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time for manga gift-giving! But with so many series to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to start. But never fear—the Kodansha Comics Holiday Gift Guide is here! Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family—or to discover a new series for yourself—we’ve got you covered with curated selections to help you find the perfect series for everyone on your list!


Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide
If you’re looking to save big bucks this Black Friday on the latest and greatest manga sets, we’ve got you covered. From extravagant collector’s editions to limited edition box sets of your favorite classic series, whether you’re looking to complete your own manga collection, or to find a great set to gift someone special, you won’t want to miss stacking up on our top picks for Black Friday buys. Read More..

 

 

 

Part 2: If You Liked ___, Try ___!
There’s nothing like discovering a manga series that swiftly earns its place on your list of favorites. So when a series like that comes to an end, reading that last volume can be bittersweet and, when it’s all over, can make you think: So what am I supposed to read now?! If you’re like us and shed a tear at that last chapter of Fairy Tail or Princess Jellyfish, or if you’re—or someone you know is— looking to find a new series to add to your list of favorites, this week’s installment of ourHoliday Gift Guide is sure to help you find just what you want to buy. Read More …

 

 


Part 3: With Manga from Me to You 

One of the best things about manga is the community it creates, how it brings people together and allows you to bond with and make new friendships that last a lifetime, all the while giving you something to talk about that you’re incredible passionate about. When working in manga, however, it’s not often that we get to speak face-to-face with our readers about our favorite series, so our third, and final, part of our Gift Guide is dedicated to all the amazing Kodansha Comics fans, and is a gift from us to you—our personal favorite staff picks! If you haven’t checked these series out already, we hope we can help you discover a new favorite series—and that you come to love them as much as we do! Read More …

 

 

 

 

 

Want to save big? Head on over to Books a Million for their Graphic Novels and Manga: Buy 2, Get 3rd Free Sale!

Stay tuned next week for our next installment of our gift guide, featuring the latest series and spin offs from fan favorite manga creators!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide

If you’re looking to save big bucks this Black Friday on the latest and greatest manga sets, we’ve got you covered. From extravagant collector’s editions to limited edition box sets of your favorite classic series, whether you’re looking to complete your own manga collection, or to find a great set to gift someone special, you won’t want to miss stacking up on our top picks for Black Friday buys.


Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set

If you missed your chance to snag your copy of the Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set when it crashed into stores last year, you’ll definitely want to put this box set on the top of your “To Buy” list. After winning not one, but two Eisner Awards this year (Best Publication Design and Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books), we’ve brought the behemoth box set back—but not for long. Not only is the set a limited edition, but it’s also the only way to experience Akira as the author originally intended. With the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format preserved, along with Otomo’s hand-drawn sound effects, this limited edition box set houses all six-volumes of Akira, plus the Akira Club artbook, in beautifully bound hardcover editions in a premium collector’s box—and also includes a limited-edition patch with the Akira iconic pill design. Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of Akira, or have just been waiting for the right time to delve into this classic series, this is one box set you don’t want to miss. (And you’ll be sure to save big if you make it a Black Friday buy!).

Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets 

The only thing more fun that binge-watching Attack on Titan is binge-reading Attack on Titan to get hyped for a brand new season—and our brand new manga “season” box sets are not only great for playing catch up, but also make the perfect gift for the Attack on Titan die-hard fan in your life. Not only do they look terrifying when lined up next to each other, but each box set also contains exclusive bonus items— from tech sticker sheets, to an epic double-sided poster, and short story collections—that can’t be found anywhere else. The Attack on Titan Season 1 Part 1 through Season 3 Part 1 Manga Box Sets are available now—collect them all before the Season 3 Part 2 anime season returns in April 2019!

Want to stack up even more Titan? The colossal epic continues in the Attack on Titan Colossal Editions – Volumes 1 through 4 available now! 


A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set 

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who’s brand new to manga—or you’re searching for a new series to tug on the heartstrings—look no further than the A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set.This emotional drama, about a girl who can’t hear and the boy who strives to make amends after bullying her, has become one of the most critically-acclaimed manga of the decade—earning an Eisner nomination and accolades from teachers and the American Library Association—and is perfect for manga readers young and old. Housed in a beautiful box featuring gorgeous color artwork from creator Yoshitoki Oima, this box set includes all seven volumes of A Silent Voice, plus an exclusive, double-sided 10-by-15-inch poster, a replica of Shoko’s communication notebook, and a preview of Yoshitoki Oima’s latest series, To Your Eternity.

 

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition Box Set

ICYM grabbing the individual Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Editions this year, this box set is the perfect way to complete your Alita collection – or to introduce a friend to the sci-fi cyberpunk classic in a beautiful, deluxe edition box set. Not only does this box set bring the original Alita back bigger and better than ever—with glorious 400-page, 2-in-1 hardcover deluxe editions featuring an all-new translation and color pages—but it also includes Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night and Other Stories, an all-new Alita short story collection, plus three holographic, premium art prints signed by Alita creator Yukito Kishiro exclusively for this set. Catch up—or discover—Alita now before Alita: Battle Angel hits theaters in February 2019!

 

 

 

 The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Edition Box Set

The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Editions gave international The Ghost in the Shell fans the opportunity to read the series in its original, right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects for the first time ever, and now those beautiful hardcover, definitive editions are available in one complete set. If you missed out on getting your Deluxe Editions before, don’t miss your chance to get this complete collector’s box set—which includes a collectible lithograph by creator Shirow Masamune.

 

 

 

 

 


Need more
The Ghost in the Shell? Be sure to check out The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network—a historic collaboration by some of the world’s most innovative comics writers and artists featuring four brand new stories inspired by The Ghost in the Shell universe.

 

 

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition

There’s no better way to enjoy the greatest magical girl manga of all time than in a definitive, premium edition—fit for a moon princess (or prince!)! Sailor Moon Eternal Edition is perfect for Sailor Moon fans old and new alike, and features a brand-new translation, a glittery holographic cover, an enlarged trim size, and—for the first time ever in English—includes all original color pages. Whether you want to help complete a lifelong Sailor Moon fan’s collection—or inspire a magical someone by introducing them to the series – the Sailor Moon Eternal Edition is a must-have.

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Volumes 1 & 2 are available now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to save big before Black Friday? Have some other series you need to pick up? Head on over to Books a Million for their Graphic Novels and Manga: Buy 2, Get 3rd Free Sale!

Stay tuned next week for our next installment of our gift guide, featuring the latest series and spin offs from fan favorite manga creators!

Click here for MORE KC Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season!

KC 4 ALL SALE: Debuting Good Dog, Cerberus! + 15 manga for all ages

KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages!
As we’ve announced at AnimeNYC 2018, Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALL 
starting November 20, where we’ll be releasing 4 new and unique digital-first manga that we’d recommend to readers of any age—because they are too funny, too epic, and just too good! (See the full roster below.)

To kick off the campaign, we’ve handpicked 16 manga series for just anybody who loves comics and put them on discount up to 50% off during the KC 4 ALL Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. (Sale ends November 26.)  


~ KC 4 ALL Sale  ~
November 20 ~ November 26
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Good Dog, Cerberus! — DEBUT!
A Silent Voice
Chi’s Sweet Home

Chi’s Sweet Adventure
CITY

Drifting Dragons
Flying Witch
Fukufuku Kitten Tales

Heaven’s Design Team
Karate Heat
Kamikamikaeshi
Sharlock Bones
Shugo Chara
To Your Eternity
Tokyo Mewmew
Your Lie in April


Debuts November 20! Good Dog, Cerberus! by Moha Arimura

Cerberus—the guard dog of the underworld—is a clumsy puppy who can’t do his job. Although Cerberus is constantly causing trouble for his master, Hades, he is always forgiven for being just so darn cute. So goes this wonderfully fluffy tale of life in the underworld. This heartwarming full-color comic is a must-see for all the dog-lovers out there!

Good Dog, Cerberus! on sale at debut during the KC 4 ALL Sale (ends November 26.)
Check out free chapter 1 preview here

 

 


Debuts November 27! Blissful Land by Ichimon Izumi
Khang Zhipa is a 13-year-old doctor’s apprentice living in a mountain village in 18th-century Tibet. One day, when he gets back from collecting medicinal herbs, he finds a bride-to-be and her wedding party will be resting at his home for the night. The bride’s name is Moshi Rati and it turns out she’s actually Khang Zhipa’s fiancee from another land, here to stay! Enjoy this heartwarming slice-of-life tale woven by a kind-hearted boy and his mysterious bride.

 

 

 

 


Debuts December 4! Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice by Ichimon Izumi
In this richly imagined forest-world, peopled by beasts, humans, and hunters, the legendary red-haired hunter, nicknamed “Red Riding Hood,” encounters a strange girl, half-human, half-beast. Despite being barely able to communicate, the two forge a bond and Red Riding Hood takes on a new apprentice. Join them on their journey as they overcome the walls between them, despite belonging to different species, and learn to survive in a sometimes scary, always magical fantasy universe.

 

 

 



Debuts December 11! Crocodile Baron by Takuya Okada
His name is Alfred J. Donson, novelist and crocodile. Together with his very good friend (who is a rabbit), he undertakes gentlemanly adventures in culinary excellence throughout Japan, encountering other intriguing denizens of the animal kingdom along the way. With delightfully drawn talking-animal characters, Crocodile Baron demonstrates the absolute importance of good taste and that sometimes it takes an animal to show us how to be truly civilized!

 

 

 

 

 

Found a new manga series that you like? Recommend it to your friends and siblings too! 

 

“Other Worlds” Manga Sale! Alicia’s Diet Quest digital debut +15 fantasy series up to 50% off on digital

Welcome to “The Other World!”
Isekai means “the other world” in Japanese. And thanks to recent hits like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and the fact everyone more or less wonders what’s it like to be transported to the world of fantasy, it’s been a manga genre on the rise!

This week take a trip to the Other Worlds of manga—isekai and beyond— with the “Other Worlds” Manga Sale with 15+ fantasy series at 50% off discount on all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. (Sale ends November 19.)  

Th-that’s not all! Today we’re also introducing you a brand-new isekai series … with a twist! Check out Alicia’s Diet Quest––a comedic RPG adventure with a beautiful-yet-somehow-clumsy priestess who’ll try just about anything and everything in her struggle to … lose weight? Volume 1 now available on all digital platforms at 50% off! (Sale ends November 19.)  


Check out free chapter 1 preview of Alicia’s Diet Quest!

Whether you’re on the isekai bandwagon or not, check out the FULL list of manga on sale! These worlds of fantasy may go beyond even your imagination!

~ “Other Worlds” Manga Sale  ~
November 13 ~ 19
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!
Alicia’s Diet Quest — DIGITAL DEBUT!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Animal Land
Basilisk
Cage of Eden
Cells at Work!
Drifting Dragons
Heaven’s Design Team
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
I’m Standing on a Million Lives
Mushishi
Noragami
Pumpkin Scissors
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To Your Eternity

 

Digital-first Manga Sale! Quintessential Quintuplets + 100 series up to 50% off! (ends 11/12)

Celebrating 100+ series of Digital-first manga!

For the past year, 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. Now that we’ve released 100+ digital-first series, it’s time to celebrate with a HUGE Digital-first Manga Sale with 800+ volumes of manga on sale up to 50% off! This is your perfect chance to go digital and catch up on what’s going on! Questions?—check out our Digital-first manga page to see what’s in store!

Why “digital-first”?

• Because some of these series are now—or soon will be—available in print as well, such as The Quintessential Quintuplets,  Grand Blue Dreaming, and Boarding School Juliet. 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, Dragon Head, and Peach Girl!
• 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 11/12. 

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale (November 6-12) 
Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

As Seen as Anime
A.I.C.O. Incarnation
Ace of the Diamond
All-Out!!
Altair: A Record of Battles 
Back Street Girls
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
DAYS
Forest of Piano
Fuuka
Giant Killing
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Mushishi
Nodame Cantabile
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection Nightmare
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Real Girl
Suzuka
School Rumble
Space Brothers
Tsuredure Children
Unlimited Fafnir
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet

Action/Sports/Comedy
All-Rounder Meguru
Ao-chan Can’t Study!
Are You Lost?
GTO Paradise Lost
Heaven’s Design Team
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?
Karate Heat
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Peach Mermaid
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Sayonara, Football
Shojo Fight

Romance
A Kiss, For Real
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
A Springtime with Ninjas
Beauty Bunny
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Can I Kiss You Every Day?
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Gakuen Prince
Hotaru’s Way 
House of the Sun
Kakafukaka
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World 
Liar X Liar 
Living-Room Matsunaga-san
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Boy in Blue
Peach Girl
Peach Girl NEXT
The Prince’s Black Poison
The Prince’s Romance Gambit
Tokyo Alice
The Walls Between Us
Those Summer Days
You Got Me, Sempai!

Drama
Drowning Love
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
My Brother the Shut-In
Our Precious Conversations
Perfect World
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Tokyo Revengers
Wave, Listen to Me!

Fantasy/Science-Fiction/Dark Fantasy
ALIVE
As the Gods Will The Second Series
Ayanashi
BLAME! Academy and So On
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Dragon Head
Fort of Apocalypse
I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
I’m Standing on a Million Lives
Kamikamikaeshi
Kasane
NOiSE
Pitch-Black Ten
PTSD Radio
Starving Anonymous
The Wizard and His Fairy
Until Your Bones Rot

For Mature Readers
Cosplay Animal
Domestic Girlfriend
DEATHTOPIA
Intertwining Lives
Keeping His Whims in Check
Key Ring Lock
Magical Sempai 
Museum
Peach Heaven
Stray Bullet Baby
Trap in a Skirt

Discover MORE!
Check out the digital-first catalog & calendar here!

 

Announcements from AnimeNYC 2018!

UPDATE — November 17!

Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics made some new licensing announcements today at our industry panel!

KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages
Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALL starting November 20, where we’ll be releasing 4 new and unique digital-first manga that we’d like to recommend to the audience of any age.


Debuts November 20! Good Dog, Cerberus! by Moha Arimura
Cerberus—the guard dog of the underworld—is a clumsy puppy who can’t do his job. Although Cerberus is constantly causing trouble for his master, Hades, he is always forgiven for being just so darn cute. So goes this wonderfully fluffy tale of life in the underworld. This heartwarming full-color comic is a must-see for all the dog-lovers out there!

Debuts November 27! Blissful Land by Ichimon Izumi
Khang Zhipa is a 13-year-old doctor’s apprentice living in a mountain village in 18th-century Tibet. One day, when he gets back from collecting medicinal herbs, he finds a bride-to-be and her wedding party will be resting at his home for the night. The bride’s name is Moshi Rati and it turns out she’s actually Khang Zhipa’s fiancee from another land, here to stay! Enjoy this heartwarming slice-of-life tale woven by a kind-hearted boy and his mysterious bride.


Debuts December 4! Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice by Ichimon Izumi
In this richly imagined forest-world, peopled by beasts, humans, and hunters, the legendary red-haired hunter, nicknamed “Red Riding Hood,” encounters a strange girl, half-human, half-beast. Despite being barely able to communicate, the two forge a bond and Red Riding Hood takes on a new apprentice. Join them on their journey as they overcome the walls between them, despite belonging to different species, and learn to survive in a sometimes scary, always magical fantasy universe.


Debuts December 11! Crocodile Baron by Takuya Okada
His name is Alfred J. Donson, novelist and crocodile. Together with his very good friend (who is a rabbit), he undertakes gentlemanly adventures in culinary excellence throughout Japan, encountering other intriguing denizens of the animal kingdom along the way. With delightfully drawn talking-animal characters, Crocodile Baron demonstrates the absolute importance of good taste and that sometimes it takes an animal to show us how to be truly civilized!


 

 

10 Years of Kodansha Comics
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Kodansha Comics, we will be launching a new project that each month starting January 2019, we’ll feature some of the classic and most iconic Kodansha Comics series by having exclusive contents, special deals, and sweepstakes.

Also, the first three focus titles for the campaign was announced!
January 2019: AKIRA
February 2019: Battle Angel Alita
March 2019: Sailor Moon

More details on the 10th anniversary project is coming soon! Stay tuned at KodanshaComics.com for more details.

New licensing announcements—Kodansha Comics

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition- Coming Summer 2019
The new release of the classic graphic novel series from revered creators CLAMP, featuring a newly-revised translation, high-quality art and lettering, and all the color pages from the original Japanese run. Each hardcover will also include new cover art by CLAMP and a  “clow card,” and Kodansha teased that readers who collect all nine volumes are in for a special treat!


Tales of Berseria: Coming Summer 2019
A four-volume adaptation of popular RPG Tales of Berseria, by artist Nobu Aonagi. Bandai Namco Entertainment released Tales of Berseria on the Playstation 4 and PC in North American in January 2017


Fate: Grand/Order: Coming Summer 2019
A two-volume series based on Type-Moon’s popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order, titled Fate/Grand Order -mortalis:stella, by creator Shiramine. Fate/Grand Order has been available on mobile platforms iOS and Android in English since June 2017.


Princess Jellyfish Box Set coming Summer 2019
A collector’s box set of their hit story about geek girls in Tokyo, Princess Jellyfish. The complete series box set will feature all nine paperback volumes of Akiko Higashimura’s acclaimed series, which was adapted into an anime in 2010 before becoming an English-language bestseller in 2016.


New licensing announcements—Vertical

Masquerade and the Nameless Woman: Coming Jan 2019
Formerly titled “Serial Killer Detective”
Rising-star detective Yuri meets her match when a trusted police confidante, a brilliant psychoanalyst, slightly botches a murder and refuses to claim it for his serial-killer persona. The victim, an enigmatic young woman, turns out to have been no slouch, either.

Katanagatari vol 2 – coming May 2019
Long ago the masterful swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki crafted 1000 blades, though his twelve final works, the legendary deviant blades were prime among the rest. All with uniquely defined traits, these swords are among the greatest in Japan.

Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan – coming May, 2019
Sherlock Holmes travels to Japan where he teams up with the first Prime Minister of Japan, Hirobumi Ito to solve an international mystery.

Nekomonogatari White audio book – coming early 2019


 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorful Dreams by VOFAN – Oct 2019
Appraised by the fans around the world as “The Magician of Light from Taiwan”, VOFAN is famously known for using vibrant art style with unique camera techniques in his artworks.
Main illustrator for NISIOISIN’s novel series for over a decade including the Monogatari Series.
Color Dreams complies his best personal works into this artbook.
Brand NEW cover for U.S. version and photographs

 

“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live is going to New York City & Washington, D.C.!

We are pleased to announce that “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live will premiere in New York City and Washington, D.C. in March 2019!
Please stay tuned on our website and Instagram for upcoming news!

★The Super Live Official Instagram
@sailormoon_thesuperlive

★The Super Live Information
http://sailormoon-official.com/stage/superlive/

 

A new video message from Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)!
We’ve revealed the new video message from Hiro Mashima (the creator of Fairy Tail) to the Fairy Tail fans about the final season of the anime!

 

 

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Con season ain’t over yet! On November 16-18, Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics team up again to go to AnimeNYC (Javits Center, New York) to deliver you more manga, manga, and MANGA! Come visit us at booth #627 to get your hands on new & pre-street books, sweet con exclusives, deals, and gifts-with-purchase! 

Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Booth #627!


PRESTREETS & NEW RELEASES!

Attack on Titan Volume 26
Boarding School Juliet Volume 2
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 5
EDENS ZERO Volume 1
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku Volume 3
Katanagatari Volume 1
MONOGATARI Series Box Set Limited Edition
Summer Wars Complete Edition

CON EXCLUSIVE MERCH!

Devils’ Line manuscript replica set
Attack on Titan poster set
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime acrylic keyholder set
Monogatari Series poster set
Pop Team Epic merchandise
APOSIMZ poster set

BOOTH ACTIVITIES!

EDENS ZERO global pin (USA Edition) with Kodansha Comics newsletter sign up! …Details
Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Manga Gallery
SharingBox Photo Booth
& MORE!

PLUS – DON’T MISS OUR THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME BOOTH #623!

Kodansha Comics is also teaming up with our pals at Yen Press to bring you a special booth dedicated to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime manga and light novels! There will be lots of fun activities and con-exclusive deals including:

  • Sign up for the Yen Press and/or Kodansha Comics newsletters and receive a manga/novel poster
  • Buy 1 manga and 1 novel as a set and get a Rimuru handwarmer
  • Draw your own slime wall 
  • Photo contest & MORE!


PANELS!

Saturday, November 17

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Present Manga … of the FUTURE
Two of the world’s top English-language manga publishers, behind hits like Sailor Moon, Chi’s Sweet Home, Attack on Titan, and Gundam: The Origin, join forces to take you on a journey into the future of manga! See what Kodansha and Vertical have lined up for their print and digital programs in 2019, ask your questions to the people who make the manga you love, and win cool prizes and books from your favorite series.

Date Saturday November 17
Time 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Location Panel Room 2

Vertical presents KATANAGATARI launch event
Come join Vertical Inc as we talk about our latest NISIOISIN novel, KATANAGATARI, with special guest and award winning translator Sam Bett.
Date Saturday November 17

Time 1:45PM-2:30PM
Location Panel Room 3

Funimation Presents: Fairy Tail Final Season Panel & SimulDub™ Episode Premiere
Meet the voices of Natsu, Lucy, and Happy as well as the ADR Director for the entire Fairy Tail series. Join us for an exciting panel with voice actors Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Tia Ballard, and Director Tyler Walker and a chance to see the newest SimulDub™ episode from Fairy Tail’s Final Season before it’s available anywhere else. Plus, Q&A and free Fairy Tail promo items! A must-go panel for all the Fairy Tail fans!
Date Saturday November 17
Time 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location Main Stage