The Long Summer Reading Sale! Attack on Titan + 40 long-running series 99-cent Volume 1 + additional volumes 50% off

Enjoying summer? 😉 Schools out and the days are long. No better time to kick back and catch up on your favorite manga series—’specially those long-running series you’ve been holding off on reading like Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, and The Seven Deadly Sins

So we put together a list of must-read long-running series and put ’em up for a super discount during our Summer Reading Sale at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

Not sure where to start? Then pick up Volume 1s of any manga  seriesl isted below, since it’s on sale on digital for only 99¢! Yes, you heard that right.

And if you like it, well, keep going—because all other volumes are up to 50% off!

But you gotta hurry, because the sale ends July 1!

~ Kodansha Comics Summer Reading Sale  ~
June 25-July 1
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Air Gear

ALIVE
Animal Land
As the Gods Will The Second Series
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
BECK  — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
DAYS
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fairy Tail
Fire Force
Forest of Piano
Fuuka
Genshiken Omnibus
Genshiken Second Season
Giant Killing
House of the Sun
Initial D  — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Kasane
Kiss Him, Not Me
Knights of Sidonia
LDK
Missions of Love
Negima Omnibus
Nodame Cantabile
Noragami: Stray God
Peach Girl
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Say I Love You.
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Space Brothers
Suzuka
The Seven Deadly Sins
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Yozakura Quartet

 

What’s Happening at AX? Special guests, con exclusives, panels, activities, & MORE!

 

 

Heya! It’s me, Kacey the intern mascot at Kodansha Comics! Going to Anime Expo this year? Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics will be, on July 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, for lots of fun activities, big announcements for the upcoming year, and exciting chances to meet the living legends behind your favorite manga and anime! Sounds awesome, huh? I’ve been running around and around working on this crazy rundown of all things Kodansha at the biggest anime convention of the year. So, here ya go!

 

 

 

Special Guests!

Special Guest #1: Atsushi Ohkubo

Atsushi Ohkubo, creator of Fire Force and Soul Eater is the must-see guest at AX this year! He’s coming to join the Fire Force Anime Panel & Premiere by Funimation and making appearances at the autograph sessions and manga drawing panel co-hosted by Kodansha Comics! 

Atsushi Ohkubo Live Drawing Panel
When?
Thursday, July 4, 4:30-5:30 pm

Where? LP1 (Petree Hall)
Come see the creator of Soul Eater and Fire Force draw original illustrations—live! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of shonen manga’s top talents work up close. You’ll also have a chance to win prizes and ask your questions. …More Details

Fans who attend the panel will also receive a special paper Fire Force “helmet,” with a download code for a free digital Fire Force Volume 1 manga on the back!

 

Funimation Presents Fire Force Anime Panel & Premiere
When? Friday, July 5, 1:00-2:30 pm 
Where? LP3 (408AB) 
Funimation is coming in hot to Anime Expo with a Fire Force Panel and SimulDub premiere! Meet the original creator of Soul Eater and Fire Force, Atsushi Ohkubo, and Fire Force manga editor Megumu Tsuchiya, while they discuss the new anime adaptation. Also, experience the SimulDub™ Premiere and receive an exclusive giveaway item! …More Details

Atsushi Ohkubo / Fire Force Autograph Session
Come and get an autograph from Atsushi Ohkubo himself! It’ll be a high profile autograph session for sure, but there will three chances. Be there or (com)bust! 

Autograph Session 1
When?
 Thursday, July 4, 2:30-3:30 pm

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 1

Autograph Session 2
When? Friday, July 5, 3:10-4:10 pm

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 5

Autograph Session 3
When?
Saturday, July 6, 10:30-11:30 am

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 4

Stay tuned for more information about ticketing for the autograph sessions! 

 

Special Guest 2: Kanae Yumemiya 

Don’t miss your chance to be part of a group selfie—with Sailor Moon herself! Star of the Sailor Moon Super Live stage show, actress Kanae Yumemiya will attend our massive Sailor Moon panel on Saturday, July 6th, and we’re planning a BIG photo at the end that you won’t want to miss. 

Official Sailor Moon Panel Presented by Kodansha Comics
When? Saturday, July 6, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where? LP2 (JW – Platinum Ballroom)

Join the original Sailor Moon editor himself, Fumio Osano (affectionately known to creator Naoko Takeuchi and to fans as “Osabu”), and staff from Kodansha Comics as they discuss the new Eternal Edition of the manga, followed by a very special guest: one of the stars of the new Sailor Moon Super Live show, which had its U.S. debut in Washington, DC and New York City this March! Freebies and prizes, too! …More Details

Special Guest 3: Katsuhiro Otomo

Wait, what!? Yes, Katsuhiro Otomo—legendary creator of Steamboy, Roujin Z, and, of course, Akira—will have a panel on Thursday, July 4th at 5:00 pm to discuss his latest projects. Find more details about the panel here.

We’re releasing a very limited quantity of our Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set, one last time, this summer. Be the first to order your set at Kodansha Comics booth #806 and get an exclusive pin button. And once these babies are gone, this two-time Eisner Award-winning collection is gone … forever! 

More panels and booth activities!

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Manga Panel
When? Saturday, July 6, 3:00-4:00 pm
Where? LP5
Come meet the folks behind the publishers of Sailor Moon, BAKEMONOGATARI, Attack on Titan, Chi’s Sweet Home, and many more, as they unveil brand-new manga releases for hte coming year and pull back the curtain on Japanese comics in general. Ask all your questions, get free stuff, win prizes, and more!

Come, play, buy at Booth #806

Attack on Titan and Fire Force Manuscript Replica Gallery
Big thanks to all who participated in our “You Decide AOT at AX” fan vote. Come see the manuscript replica you chose, hanging at our booth along with a variety of other bee-yoo-tiful selections from the Attack on Titan and Fire Force manga! Replicas of the posters on display will be available for purchase.

Attack on Titan game
Whoa! Come play the latest Attack on Titan videogame, set to launch July 5th from Koei Tecmo America!

Fire Force shooting game
Shoot the inferno and win a prize!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime photo-op and stamp rally
Take a photo with Rimuru at the Kodansha Comics booth, then collect stamps from the Bandai Namco, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press booths to receive a signed art card!

EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE!

Sailor Moon Official Store items
Attack on Titan poster set
Pop Team Epic items

BOOKS ON SALE!
These books are on sale at our booth—don’t miss ’em!

After the Rain
Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
— Reprint coming soon! Preorder at our booth!

Attack on Titan
Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition
— NEW!

Cells at Work!
Fire Force
KOYOMIMONOGATARI, Part 1
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Pop Team Epic
Sailor Moon Eternal Edition
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Vinland Saga
Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love/ Across the Stars — PRESTREET!

GIFT WITH PURCHASE!
Get an exclusive item when you purchase a manga at our booth!

Fire Force Company 8 iron-on patch
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime hot/cold gel pack

KATANAGATARI bookmark set #2
Pop Team Epic sticker sheet
AKIRA pin button
Sailor Moon pin button
Attack on Titan pin button
Kodansha Comics intern Kacey pin buttons

FREEBIES!

Come get a 200+ page Kodansha Comics manga sampler!
Sign up for our newsletter and get an EDENS ZERO pin button!

And here are the announcements from Anime Expo 2019!

 

 

 

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 2: Saint Young Men + 50 series up to 50% off!

As mentioned last week, Kodansha Comics has published over 100 digital-first series and to help get you into those manga gems in our digital library, we’re hosting our two-fisted Digital-first Manga Sale, where all volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 24.)

What are “digital-firsts”?

• First are the true “digital-firsts”—the ones that come out first digitally, then become available in print as well. Tokyo Tarareba Girls,The Quintessential Quintuplets,  Grand Blue Dreaming, and Boarding School Juliet all started out this way—and we’ve got several more exciting announcements to come in the months ahead!

If it’s not in print yet, tell us what you like! You can fill out this form to give us your feedback. The road to getting a book licensed in print can be a long and winding one, and we can’t always reply to requests directly, but we are listening—and we really do love and appreciate your opinions, no matter how crazy! 

• Then, for those of you who gotta stay exactly up to date, there’s our simulpubs, which are chapters from selected series published the same day they come out in Japan: you can read simulpubs on Crunchyroll and comiXology.

• Finally, digital-firsts allows us to bring back some of our favorite out-of-print titles—like BECKInitial D, Rave MasterDragon Head, Peach Girl, MARS, and You’re My Pet—that might not otherwise be available!

Questions?—check out our Digital-first manga page to see what’s in store!

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 2: L-Z

For the second installment this week, we’re putting on sale all digital-first series with titles starting with the letters L-Z—which includes series like soon to be animated Magical Sempai, ’90s shojo megahit Peach Girl and its follow-up Peach Girl Next, and the most talked-about and highly anticipated comedy manga this decade, Saint Young Men! Check out the full list of series on sale below! 

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale
Part 2: L-Z (June 18-24) 

Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

Liar x Liar
Living-Room Matsunaga San
Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Magical Sempai
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
Momo’s Iron Will
Museum
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother The Shut-In
My Pink is Overflowing
My Sweet Girl
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Nodame Cantabille
NOiSE
Peach Girl
Peach Girl Next
Peach Heaven
Peach Mermaid
Perfect World
Pitch-Black Ten
The Prince’s Black Poison
Prince’s Romance Gambit
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection Nightmare
PTDS Radio
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Real Girl
Saint Young Men
Sayonara, Football
School Rumble
Seven Shakespeares— available only on comiXology and Kindle
Shojo Fight
Space Brothers
A Springtime with Ninjas
Starving Anonymous
Stray Bullet Baby
Suzuka
The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
Those Summer Days
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Revengers
Trap in a Skirt
Tsuredure Children
Unlimited Fafnir
Until Your Bones Rot
The Walls Between Us
Wave, Listen to Me!
The Wizard and His Fairy
World’s End and Apricot Jam
The Yagyu Ninja Scroll
You Got Me, Sempai!
Yozakura Quartet

Time for manga drama! All of MARS and You’re My Pet now out on comiXology Originals

The return of two all-time romance manga classics!

Ready for some … drama? ComiXology Originals and Kodansha Comics today revive a pair of all-time fan favorites: Fuyumi Soryo’s high-school psychodrama MARS, featuring even more twists and turns then you probably remember, and Yayoi Ogawa’s You’re My Pet (first released as Tramps Like Us, but now back with its original title), fondly remembered for its sharp portrayal of one of the most remarkable female protagonists in manga history.

As part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, all 15 volumes of MARS and all 14 volumes of You’re My Pet feature new covers and are now available to read digitally at no additional cost for Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited members. They’re also available for download purchase on Kindle and comiXology. Today’s double debut builds on the success that comiXology Originals and Kodansha Comics have had with bringing back and completing formerly out-of-print manga classics like Harold Sakuishi’s BECK and Shuichi’s Shigeno’s Initial D.

MARS by Fuyumi Soryo (15 volumes)
Back in the day Fuyumi Soryo’s beautifully illustrated shojo manga turned some young comics readers heads inside-out with hysterical plots revolving around the traumatic secret histories of its seemingly poised protagonists. Art class was never quite like this …

Superpopular motorcycle racer Rei and shy, neurotic art student Kira are worlds apart … until one fateful day brings them together. Rei stumbles upon Kira in the harassing hands of her sleazy art teacher and saves the quiet girl from his clutches. And when the resident school pretty boy plants a kiss on a statue of Mars in the studio, Kira finds herself drawn in and even summons up the nerve to ask him to model for her! MARS was adapted in 2016 into a popular live-action TV series (and then into a film) in Japan.

About Fuyumi Soryo
After debuting as a manga artist in 1982, Fuyumi Soryo serialized her first series Onajigurai Ai (Same Amount of Love) in Bessatsu Shojo Comics (Shogakukan) in 1985. Her most renowned work include MARS and Boyfriend, which won the 33rd Annual Shogakukan Manga Award. In 2001, she serialized ES: Eternal Sabbath in Morning magazine (Kodansha.) Her current work, Cesare: The Creator of Destruction, is being serialized in Morning. To create a new interpretation of the Italian Renaissance hero Cesare Borgia, Soryo studied various historical records and artwork from the era and consulted with Italian Literature scholar Tomoaki Hara. The beautifully illustrated and historically accurate Italian cityscape of Cesare has been critically acclaimed by both historians and manga readers alike.

You’re My Pet by Yayoi Ogawa (14 volumes)
Far from a typical romance manga, You’re My Pet features one of the more memorable protagonists in manga history, putting an X-Ray to life as a single woman in the big city, with surprising nuance and edgy, sophisticated humor. Fans of Akiko Higashimura’s Tokyo Tarareba Girls will want to check out one of its great predecessors, which seems to have hardly dated at all.

Life was good for Sumire Iwaya … until the day she discovers her boyfriend is cheating on her. She gets demoted at work and her life spirals toward the dumps. Things take a turn for the better when she crosses paths with Momo, a handsome-but-homeless guy with a colorful past who puts a bounce in her step and a shake in her hips. It takes two to tango, but when Sumire’s first love reappears in her life, will this be the last waltz? You’re My Pet was adapted into a Japanese TV series in 2003 and then again in 2017.

About Yayoi Ogawa
Born December 1 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Yayoi Ogawa was nominated in 1994 for Kodansha’s mimi&Kiss Autumn Newcomer Manga Award. In December of the same year, she debuted as a manga artist with Sugao ni Kiss Shite (Kiss Me on My Bare Face) in Kodansha’s Kiss magazine. Her most renowned work is You’re My Pet, which sold 4 million copies in Japan and won the 27th Annual Kodansha Manga Award. It was also adapted into a live-action TV drama series in 2003 and again in 2017. Currently Ogawa is serializing two works simultaneously, Kiss & Never Cry in Kiss magazine and BAROQUE in Monthly Sirius magazine (both from Kodansha.)

About comiXology Originals
ComiXology Originals is comiXology’s exclusive comic book content line that is available across Amazon’s subscription services of Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited and are also available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.

Preorder: the Princess Jellyfish Complete Manga Box Set — with exclusive items!



You can now preorder the Princess Jellyfish Complete Manga Box Set — hitting stores June 25!

Calling all Princess Jellyfish fans! Not only is Akiko Higashimura’s masterwork being sold all together in this gorgeously produced new set with stunning wraparound box design, it also comes with some very cool exclusive items that will make your inner fangirl squee!

Super-cute Clara keychain
Carry Tsukimi’s adorable pet jellyfish Clara with you wherever you go, with this exclusive keychain!

Double-sided poster
Declare your allegiance to the Amars by putting their motto—”A Life with No Use for Men”—on your wall! This massive, 32-inch poster features English on one side and the original Japanese calligraphy by creator Akiko Higashimura on the other.

 

Bonus content Our special 2-in-1 editions include bonus interviews and color pages!

Pre-order today!

Like, before supplies disappear! Follow the link below from your retailer of choice. Amars can always use another member!

 

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 1: Ao-chan Can’t Study! + 50 series up to 50% off!

A few years ago when we started releasing digital-first manga series—with the aim of offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English than what’s available in print—we didn’t quite imagine it’d go so well … or that we’d be up to over 100 digital-first series by now! And while some digital-firsts have since gone on to become available in print, there’s still a ton of great reads in our lineup that are only available digitally.

To help get you into those series, for the next two weeks, we’re hosting our two-fisted Digital-first Manga Sale, where all volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 17.)

What are “digital-firsts”?

• First are the true “digital-firsts”—the ones that come out first digitally, then become available in print as well. Tokyo Tarareba Girls, The Quintessential Quintuplets,  Grand Blue Dreaming, and Boarding School Juliet all started out this way—and we’ve got several more exciting announcements to come in the months ahead!

If it’s not in print yet, tell us what you like! You can fill out this form to give us your feedback. The road to getting a book licensed in print can be a long and winding one, and we can’t always reply to requests directly, but we are listening—and we really do love and appreciate your opinions, no matter how crazy! 

• Then, for those of you who gotta stay exactly up to date, there’s our simulpubs, which are chapters from selected series published the same day they come out in Japan: you can read simulpubs on Crunchyroll and comiXology.

• Finally, digital-firsts allows us to bring back some of our favorite out-of-print titles—like BECK, Initial D, Rave MasterDragon Head, and Peach Girl—that might not otherwise be available!

Questions?—check out our Digital-first manga page to see what’s in store!

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 1: A-K

For the first installment this week, we’re putting on sale all digital-first series with titles starting with the letters A-K. Check out the full list of series on sale, below. B-but what about series that start with L-Z? Yeah, you guessed it. Next week, series that start with L-Z go on sale! So stay tuned.

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale
Part 1: A-K (June 11-17) 

Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

Ace of the Diamond
A.I.C.O Incarnation
ALIVE
Ayanashi
All Out!!
All-Rounder Meguru
Altair: A Record of Battles
Ao-Chan Can’t Study
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Are You Lost?
As the God’s Will: The Second Series
Asahi-Sempai’s Favorite
Back Street Girls
Beauty Bunny

BECK — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
BLAME Academy and So On
Blissful Land
Can I Kiss You Every Day?
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
Cosplay Animal
Crocodile Baron
DAYS
Deathtopia
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Dragon Head
Drifting Dragons
Drowning Love
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fort of Apocalypse
Forest of Piano
Fuuka
Gakuen Prince
Giant Killing
Good Dog, Cerberus!
GTO Paradise Lost
Heaven’s Design Team

Hotaru’s Way
House of the Sun
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the
Initial D 
— available only on comiXology and Kindle

Intertwining Lives
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?
Kakafukaka
Kamikamikaeshi
Karate Heat
Kasane
Keeping His Whims in Check
Key Ring Lock
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
Kira-kun Today
A Kiss, For Real
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment

 Stay tuned for next week’s Digital-first Sale, Part 2: L to Z!

 

 

Kodansha Comics Manga 2 Anime Humble Bundle (Ends 06/24)

Attack on Titan, The Quintessential Quintuplets, Fire Force … A big new wave of Kodansha Comics manga-turned-anime-powerhouses have been coming out of our pages to your screen!

Starting Monday June 10, Kodansha Comics and Humble Bundle team up again to present you our BIGGEST manga bundle yet, Humble Manga Bundle: Manga 2 Anime! That’s $1000+ worth of digital manga including  Attack on Titan and its spin-off Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Cells at Work!, The Quintessential Quintuplets, and Domestic Girlfriend.  If you are a fan of BLAME! (as seen as anime on Netflix), you may also want to check out BLAME! Movie Edition: The Electrofishers’ Escape and APOSIMZ from the same creator: Tsutomu Nihei. You can also get a taste of the upcoming animated titles like Fire Force and Vinland Saga. If you’re a serious collector type, we’ve got you covered! Get the exclusive art book that’s only available with this bundle,  featuring never-before-seen artwork from those manga-to-anime series! So how does it work? 

Name your price. Together, the books in this bundle usually cost as much as $1000. 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 our preselected charity American Civil Liberties Union and  The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund—or, if you 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.

This special bundle ends Monday, June 24, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME
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PAY WHAT YOU WANT! Here’s what you’ll get with each tier:

Pay $1 or more
Cells at Work! Volumes 1-5


Pay $8 or more

The Quintessential Quintuplets Volumes 1-3
Vinland Saga 1-5


Pay $10 or more

Fire Force Volumes 1-15
Vinland Saga Volumes 6-10
Domestic Girlfriend Volumes 1-10

Pay $15 or more
Attack on Titan Volumes 1-10
BLAME! Volumes 1-6
Domestic Girlfriend Volumes 11-18

Pay $18 or more
Attack on Titan Volumes 11-20
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volumes 1-16


Pay $20 or more

BLAME! Movie Edition: The Electrofishers’ Escape
APOSIMZ Volumes 1-2


PLUS!
Humble Bundle x Kodansha Comics Exclusive Art Book featuring:
Attack on Titan 
Cells at Work!
Domestic Girlfriend
Fire Force
The Quintessential Quintuplets

Pay what you want. Support charity. Get awesome manga! 

MONOGATARI novels—now available on digital! Get ’em for 50% off, BookWalker exclusive wallpaper & MORE!

Looking for great summer eBook reads? Look no further …
Starting June 5,  NISIOISIN’s legendary MONOGATARI novel series from Vertical Inc., featuring beautiful artwork by illustrator VOFAN, is available as eBooks! If you’re familiar with the MONOGATARI series from its anime adaptations, and want a great way to get into the original stories, this is the perfect chance.

For this week only, the entire “first season” eBooks (that’s the first 7 volumes of the series) are debuting at 50% off on our eBook partner platforms: BookWalker, iBooks, Kindle, and Google Play. But hurry! The sale lasts for 1 week only until June 11

So what are they about?

 

BAKEMONOGATARI, Parts 1-3

The legendary trilogy of novels that kicked off the MONOGATARI series! 

There’s a girl at their school who is always ill. She routinely arrives late, leaves early, or doesn’t show up at all, and skips gym as a matter of course. She’s pretty, and the boys take to whispering that she’s a cloistered princess. As the self-described worst loser in her class soon finds out, they just don’t know what a monster she is. So begins a tale of mysterious maladies that are supernatural in origin yet deeply revealing of the human psyche, a set of case files as given to unexpected feeling as it is to irreverent humor. …MORE DETAILS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KIZUMONOGATARI 

The hit prequel to BAKEMONOGATARI!

Around midnight, under a lonely street lamp in a provincial town in Japan, lies a white woman, a blonde, alone, robbed of all four limbs, yet undead. Indeed, a rumor’s been circulating among the local girls that a vampire has come to their backwater, of all places. Koyomi Araragi, who prefers to avoid having friends because they’d lower his “intensity as a human,” is naturally skeptical. Yet it is to him that the bloodsucking demon, a concept “dated twice over,” beckons on the first day of spring break as he makes his way home with a fresh loot of morally compromising periodicals. …MORE DETAILS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NISEMONOGATARI, Parts 1-2

The immediate sequel to the legendary BAKEMONOGATARI!

Unlike ne’er-do-well former vampire Araragi, his two younger sisters Karen and Tsukihi, who attend a private junior high, are little balls of energy and charisma that their peers look up to. That the “ka” in Karen and “hi” in Tsukihi are both written with the character for “fire” isn’t the only reason they’ve come to be known as the Fire Sisters. Karen is the brawn and Tsukihi the brains of a vigilantism that the pair sees not merely as defending justice but as justice itself. They can’t encounter a harmful fad without trying to hunt down a specific source that had a motive for spreading it. In their big brother’s humble opinion, there is something fake and precarious about it all. …MORE DETAILS

 

 

 

 

 

 NEKOMONOGATARI: BLACK 

Another prequel to BAKEMONOGATARI and closing out of the “First Season”!

Following up on the high note of family ties on which the previous installment concluded, but preceding it chronologically, we find Araragi and his little sister Tsukihi, the heroine of the last volume, in full sibling rivalry mode as they bicker about love. The conversation that cannot end unfolds in its unabashed original glory herein. …MORE DETAILS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wait, there’s more … !

Get an Exclusive Shinobu Bookshelf from BookWalker

Thinking about starting an eBook collection? If you purchase  Volume 1 of BAKEMONOGATARI on BookWalker, you’ll get an exclusive bookshelf skin featuring a beautiful illustration of Shinobu Oshino, illustrated by VOFAN! Imaging collecting all the volumes of the MONOGATARI series on this bookshelf … Yeah, it’ll be awesome!

 

10 Years of Kodansha Comics—June Spotlight: Hiro Mashima

10 years of Kodansha Comics!

The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. Please join us in celebration as we select
one classic Kodansha Comics series each month for exclusive content, promotions, and other surprises!

 

Fairy Tail Volumes 1-63 (complete series) and Edens Zero Volumes 1-3 are now available from Kodansha Comics!

Our June Spotlight is the one-and-only Hiro Mashima, the superstar manga creator of classic shonen sagas Fairy Tail and newcomer Edens Zero! So what kind of “special surprises” do we have waiting for you this month? Check these out …

Surprise 1: New Kodansha Comics mascot reveal!

Remember back in February, we’ve ask you all to vote for the best candidate for the new intern mascot, designed by Hiro Mashima? Well, here’s the moment of truth … Today, we’re happy to announce the new hire! Plus we’ve interviewed Mashima-sensei about his thought process of creating the new character! 

 

 

About Hiro Mashima

One of the world’s bestselling and most prolific comics artists, Hiro Mashima is the creator of the 63-volume magical epic Fairy Tail as well as its prequel Fairy Tail ZERO, fantasy series Rave Master, the game spinoff Monster Hunter Orage, and a variety of other manga series and short stories.
Then check out this Kodansha Comics’ exclusive interview with Hiro Mashima from 2016! 

 

 

 

Q. How did you come up with the different character sketches? Where did your ideas come from?
Hiro Mashima (HM): The inspiration came from a variety of characters from my past works.

Q. What is the standout feature of the Kodansha Comics mascot? What do you think the personality of the character is like?
HM: His most charming feature is the triangle fur patch on his tummy. I imagine he’s a bit of a prankster!

Q. Message to Kodansha Comics and US fans?
HM: Please enjoy what’s coming next for Fairy Tail and Edens Zero!

Surprise 2: Hiro Mashima Digital Sale

Already read all of Fairy Tail and all the spinoff series? But wait, whattabout every true manga lover’s favorite classic, Rave Master? For all ten years of Kodansha Comics’s existence, Hiro Mashima has been our one constant atop our manga artist roster, the one who keeps on knocking out one manga hit after the other! To showcase his works, this week, we’re hosting Hiro Mashima Creator Spotlight Sale where all volumes of his epic sagas, spinoffs, and one-shots are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 10.) …More Details  

Surprise 3: Fairy Tail and Edens Zero Survey Sweepstakes!

Wanting to check out Fairy Tail but unsure where to begin? Looking to jump into Edens Zero as Mashima-sensei’s new series just as it’s getting started? Well here’s your lucky chance: for the month of June only, ONE lucky winner will win a set of Fairy Tail manga Volumes 1-63, Fairy Tail S Volumes 1-2 the Fairy Tail Day Planner and Edens Zero Volumes 1-3. Not only that, you’ll get Blue-Ray/DVD combo of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, and Fairy Tail Zero, courtesy of our friends at Funimation! All you have to do is take this survey by June 30 to enter for a chance to win! Wow, what a bundle!


Surprise 4: Exclusive Happy and KC Mascot
pin!

Update June 7–– As a part of the 10 Years of Kodansha Comics project, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Rightstuf to bring you these awesome exclusive Happy from FAIRY TAIL and EDENS ZERO and new Kodansha Comics mascot pins!

Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of Hiro Mashima’s Manga and you’ll receive an exclusive pin for FREE! Available this month (June 2019) only or while supplies last.

The new Kodansha Comics mascot Kacey pins will be also available at Kodansha Comics convention appearances!  Come to our booth and collect this exclusive item!