10 Years of Kodansha Comics—July Spotlight: Fire Force

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!

Fire Force Volumes 1-16 are available now from Kodansha Comics!

July Spotlight: Fire Force

Our July Spotlight title is Atsushi Ohkubo’s red-hot series Fire Force, set to debut as anime series this month! So what kind of “special surprises” do we have waiting for you? Check these out …

Surprise 1. Atsushi Ohkubo is coming to Anime Expo 2019 (July 4-7)!

ICYMI, Atsushi Ohkubo, legendary 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 autograph sessions and a manga drawing panel co-hosted by Kodansha Comics! …More Details

Surprise 2. AX 2019 Digital Sale featuring Fire Force + MORE!

To get you ready for the biggest anime convention of the year AND the summer anime season, this week, we’re hosting Anime Expo 2019 Digital Sale, where all volumes of the recent and upcoming manga to anime series starting in July like Fire Force, Vinland Saga, and To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends July 8.) …More Details

Surprise 3. Fire Force Survey Sweepstakes

For those of you wanted to meet Ohkubo-sensei, but weren’t at Anime Expo, here’s good news! Ohkubo-sensei created an autographed Fire Force shikishi for ONE lucky Kodansha Comics fan—and we’re giving it away, along with a complete set of Fire Force manga Volumes 1-16! All you have to do is take this survey before July 31 to enter for a chance to win this special Fire Force shikishi autographed by Atsushi Ohkubo himself!

Surprise 4. Fire Force Art Gallery

… aaaand to kick off of the new Fire Force anime, a handful of Kodansha Comics fan-favorite creators did their own Fire Force tribute illustrations, each in their own style! Contributions from the following knockout lineup of artists, in order of appearance:

Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Edens Zero)!
Miki Yoshikawa! (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches)
Nakaba Suzuki! (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Hiromu Arakawa! (The Heroic Legend of Arslan)
and Fire Force‘s own Atsushi Ohkubo!



Surprise 5. Exclusive Fire Force pins

Update July 11–– 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 Fire Force pins and new Kodansha Comics mascot Kacey pins!

Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of Fire Force manga and get an exclusive pin for FREE! Available this month (July 2019) only or while supplies last.



B-but WAIT! More surprises cometh for the month of July! 
Stay tuned at KodanshaComics.com!

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Be sure to check back again next month, when we’ll be throwing the spotlight onto yet another Kodansha classic!