Cyber Monday Sale: Featuring 15+ cyborg-related digital manga series up to 50% off! (ends 12/2)

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…or as you humans might say, Cyber Monday Sale! All your favorite manga featuring human-machine hybrids up to 50% off! It’s almost enough to make a robot emotional!

This week only, over 15 series of our cyborg-themed series are now up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Rev your motors, though, sale ends December 2nd! 

~ Kodansha Comics Cyber Monday Sale ~
November 26- December 2
Click on the featured titles to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

A.I.C.O. Incarnation 

APOSIMZ 

Appleseed Alpha

BLAME! 

BLAME! : The Electrofishers’ Escape

BLAME! Academy and So On

Battle Angel Alita  

Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night 

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order  

Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicles 

Clockwork Planet 

EDENS ZERO 

The Ghost in the Shell  

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 

The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network 

Inuyashiki

Mardock Scramble 

NOiSE

Check out our bundles at the Right Stuf Holiday Sale! Ends 12/28

Didja know that Black Friday officially starts as “Black Friday Week” on November 24th? And something exciting’s happening every week at our pals’ at Right Stuf this holiday season!

Visit Right Stuf and find the latest hit titles from Kodansha Comics and Vertical sold in bundles at special prices!

Promotion ends on December 28th, 2019, though!

Happy winter reading!

 

 

UPDATE 11/22: Our Anime NYC 2019 recap w/ announcements + VOFAN highlights!

Our Anime NYC Recap Part 1: VOFAN!

This year at Anime NYC, Vertical was proud to welcome renowned Taiwanese artist VOFAN for his first trip to the largest city in America—New York City!  Know as the “Magician of Light from Taiwan,” VOFAN has drawn characters for game magazines, light novels, and is best known as the star illustrator of the MONOGATARI series novels written by NISIOISIN. To celebrate the launch of his newly remastered art book, Colorful Dreams, VOFAN participated in panels, autograph sessions, press interviews and more though out the weekend. 

Check out some highlights from VOFAN’s appearance at Anime NYC November 15-17! 

Team VOFAN preps before the events, pre-signing and stamping 200 copies of his new art book, Colorful Dreams. These were sold at the Kinokuniya booth and SOLD OUT by Saturday night!

All pre-signed books also came with the Anime NYC exclusive stamp featuring the cover girl of Colorful Dreams.

Booth prep started at the Javits Center from Thursday. We had an art gallery, product display, photo booth, autograph sessions and freebies all weekend.

Over 200 fans came to the live drawing panel on Saturday, November 16.  Post-panel photo with everyone … can you find VOFAN?

VOFAN commemorates his Anime NYC appearance by drawing  golden birds on an EVA Airlines model plane … maybe we will see this in the sky some day!

VOFAN drew detailed sketches for all fans who participated in the autograph session.

Press interviews with some interesting questions … “If you had to personify bubble tea, what would she look like?” Look forward to the answer to this question and more very soon!

The characters were off the page on Sunday for the MONOGATARI cosplay contest … we had 15 participants and many fans in the crowd cheering for their favorite character. VOFAN takes a photo with all the participants in our photo booth.

Congratulations to the winners of the contest!  VOFAN acted as an honorary judge!

And that’s the end!  Thank you to all who visited our booth and panels during Anime NYC!

Special thanks to all  of our partners and sponsors: Animate, EVA Airlines, Kinokuniya, XP-PEN,  and Anime NYC!

Our Anime NYC Recap Part 2: Panel announcements!

At our November 17 Sunday morning industry panel, Kodansha Comics and Vertical made some exciting announcements about upcoming titles and events for 2019 and 2020—check out the complete list below! We also had a special guest from Japan, Megumi Kitahara, editor of Kodansha’s Dessert magazine, join us to talk about the behind-the-scene process of making shojo manga! 

Announcements from Vertical!

 

 

OWARIMONOGATARI Part 2 NISIOISIN During October of his third year in high school,Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Kanbaru Suruga. Ougi tells Koyomi that she has something she wishes to consult with him. When she draws the map of Naoestu High School, she finds something peculiar on what she draws. This discovery reveals a tale that wasn’t meant to be told, and changes Koyomi’s high school life entirely. This is the story that brings to light “what” makes Koyomi Araragi. This is the story that reveals the “beginning” of everything. On sale February 2020!

ZOKU OWARIMONOGATARI by NISIOISIN Welcome to the end of the final season of the MONOGATARI novel series! On sale July 2020 with new artwork from VOFAN!

Bishōnen Tanteidan (Pretty Boy Detective Club) by NISIOISIN and Suzuka Oda Mayumi Doujima, a second-year student at Yubiwa Private Academy, is a girl on the hunt for a star that can only be seen once in every ten years. But it turns out that the “Pretty Boy Detectives Club”—a mysterious, non-profit organization that is rumored to secretly solve trouble on campus—has decided to help Mayumi search for the star. These five vivacious pretty boys send her reeling, and set the stage for days of risky adventure! Manga on sale Fall 2020!

Chi’s Sweet Home Complete Manga Box Set by Konami Kanata New York Times Best-Seller Chi’s Sweet Home is now compiled into a cute, collectible box set! Includes: 4 volumes + box set case + a cute Chi bonus item. On sale June 2020!

 

WEATHERING WITH YOU by Makoto Shinkai  and Wataru Kubota The summer of freshman year of high school. A boy named Hodaka runs away from his island home and goes to Tokyo, where he spends every day in loneness. Then, in a corner of the bustling city he meets a girl named Hina. But he soon finds out that she possesses a mysterious power. Manga on sale summer 2020! 

 

Digital-First Announcements!

To Write Your Words (Kuchiutsusu) by Aki Amasawa A pure-romance novelist is asked to try her hand at ghost-writing a popular steamy series. But when she injures said hand in a literal run in with her handsome dentist, she fears she’ll lose the job … until he offers to be her hands, as long as she needs … On sale December 3, 2019!

Ex-Enthusiasts: Motokare Mania by Yukari Takinami Yurika Nanba doesn’t need hobbies … not when she spends all of her free time thinking about her ex-boyfriend! Notwithstanding that they’ve been broken up for 5 years (and she hasn’t heard from him at all), Yurika proudly describes herself as a “Motokare Mania”—an Ex-Boyfriend Enthusiast. But just when a new love seems on the horizon, the company she works at makes a new hire … her ex! On sale December 10 (live-action drama announced in Japan)! 

Watari-kun’s ***** Is about to Collapse by Naru Narumi Naoto Watari has had his share of struggles: His parents died two years ago, and now he and his sister live at his aunt’s house. There, his desire to protect his sister earned him notoriety as “the guy with the sister complex,”—which never mattered to him, as his sister always came first. But when Satsuki, a childhood friend-turned-enemy, becomes his school mate, Naoto’s ordinary life is thrown into chaos … and Satsuki may just be the beginning. On sale December 17!

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Returns by Akiko Higashimura Rinko, Kaori and Koyuki swore they would get married by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics … Now they’re about to step into a new chapter of romance … but will they, should they, finally get married? On sale December 24!

To Be Next to You by Atsuko Nanba Nina is in love with her kind, handsome neighbor Kyosuke, and though he’s off to high school, she doesn’t see their friendly relationship changing much at all. But soon enough, Nina finds Kyosuke kissing another girl, his classmate. Will the one-year difference change them after all? Or can she work up the courage to confess and win him over once and for all? A sweet story of the joys and pains of first love. On sale December 31!

That Blue Summer by Atsuko Nanba Rio was looking forward to spending her summer vacation in Tokyo, meeting boys and going out with friends. But after a change of plans forces her to stay the (whole!!) summer with her grandmother in the countryside, she’s devastated … until she meets Ginzo, a handsome, mysterious guy with incredible talent and a hidden past … On sale January 7, 2020!

GE—Good Ending by Kei Sasuga High school student Eiji is in love with Aki, the head of the tennis team, but he is unable to ask her out. Another student, Yuki, discovers his obsession with Aki, and promises to help him get closer to her … but Yuki’s help comes at a cost, and soon, the analytical, strategic Eiji finds himself deep in the messy turmoil of emotion … By the author of Domestic Girlfriend! On sale January 14!

MabuSasa by Nanase Akira Sasagawa is a typical high school girl: cute, bubbly … and completely obsessed with BL. One day, she spots her fellow classmate, Mabuchi-kun, at her favorite bookstore, in her favorite aisle, and her fervor is ignited: Could a rough-and-tumble, mean-eyed guy like him possibly love BL too? Her quest to find out leads her to a conclusion even she can’t believe, and their otaku romantic comedy of errors begins! On sale January 21!

And more romance titles are coming as digital-firsts in the month of February!

Let’s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow by Uri Sagata On sale February 4!

The Dorm of Love and Secrets by Nikki Asada On sale February 11!

I’ll Win You Over, Senpai! by Shin Shinmoto On sale February 18!

I Fell in Love after School by Haruki Mitsui On sale February 25!

Print Announcements!

Whisper Me a Love Song by Eku Takeshima Bubbly, energetic first-year high school student Himari falls head over heels for her senpai Yori after hearing her band perform on the first day of school. Himari tells Yori she just loves her, and, to Himari’s surprise, Yori says she loves Himari back! But when Himari realizes that she and her senpai are feeling two different kinds of love, she begins to ask herself what “love” really means … On sale Fall 2020!

Blue Period by Tsubasa Yamaguchi Yatora is the perfect high school student, with good grades and lots of friends. It’s an effortless performance, and, ultimately … a dull one. But he wanders into the art room one day, and a lone painting captures his eye, awakening him to a kind of beauty he never knew. Compelled and consumed, he dives in headfirst—and he’s about to learn how savage and unforgiving art can be! On sale Fall 2020!

Life Lessons of Uramichi-Oniisan by Gaku Kuze Uramichi is 31. Uramichi appears on children’s TV alongside two grown men dressed as forest creatures and a singing woman with a very short fuse. Uramichi leads little kids in exercises and answers their questions about life. But Uramichi’s life is pain. Uramichi just wants to be miserable in peace. But, in his words, “There are games that don’t end even after you forfeit. Like life, for example … ” On sale Fall 2020 (anime previously announced)!


Heaven’s Design Team by Hebi-Zou, Tsuta Suzuki, and TARAKO On the seventh day, God rested. But it turns out He started getting tired long before … In fact, when it came time to design the animals, God outsourced the whole thing to an agency … Heaven’s Design Team! They love their work—the giraffe, the koala, the ping-pong tree sponge(?!)—but their divine client’s demands are often vague, and the results are sometimes wild in more ways than one! Print edition on sale Fall 2020—digital editions on sale now!

Wow, that’s a whole lot of upcoming titles! Stay tuned for more news!

UPDATED 11/20: New simulpubs HERO’S and The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm!

Leave it to scientific advancements to save the day! Thanks to simulpub technology, we’re releasing the latest chapters of HERO’S—Hiro Mashima’s brand-new all-star manga crossover—and The Ghost in The Shell: The Human Algorithm the same day and time they hit newsstands in Japan!

HERO’S Chapter 1-6 are now available for purchase and download on comiXology and Kindle and BookWalker—for just 99-cents a chapter!

The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm gets started with Chapters 1-3 on the same platforms for $1.99 a chapter on November 20!

Get the jump on these while they’re coming out before the graphic-novel Volume 1s come out!

HERO’S
Discover HERO’S, the ultimate crossover in the Hiro Mashima universe, featuring your favorite characters from Mashima-sensei’s past megahits Rave Master, Fairy Tail, and Edens Zero! Yup, it’s true! The Fairy Tail guild are enjoying a well-deserved rest on True Island—an island known to contain all the truth of the secrets of the world—when Natsu gets drawn into the jungle by the smell of delicious fruit. There he encounters Shiki, a young boy who’s also after that same fruit, and the two get entangled! Will our heroes become friends—or enemies? Find out as all your old faves from three manga classics come together for the first time in this brand-new adventure!

Togusa, Batou, and the rest of Public Security Section 9 are back in The Ghost in The Shell: Human Algorithm, a new story set after the events of The Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human Error Processer! With the Major missing, Section 9 continues along, solving cases with the help of their newest recruit, Tsunagi!

Want more simulpub action so you’re at the cutting-edge of the manga world?

Check out our other simulpub titles here—all of which you can find streaming on Crunchyroll or comiXology Unlimited

Or available for download on comiXology, Kindle, and BookWalker!

Animal Manga Sale! featuring Chi’s Sweet Adventures: 15+ digital manga up to 50% off!! (ends 11/25)

We’ve got chibi cats, drifting dragons, wolf boys and everything in between! 

This week 15+ of our animal-themed digital series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Gobble this one up before Thanksgiving though—sale ends November 25th!

~ Kodansha Comics Animal Manga Sale ~
November 19- 25
Click on the featured titles to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Animal Land
Chi’s Sweet Adventures 
Chi’s Sweet Home 
Crocodile Baron 
Drifting Dragons 
Fuku Fuku Kitten Tales
Good Dog, Cerberus! 
Fairy Tail Happy’s Heroic Adventure 
Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
Heaven’s Design Team
Kigurumi Guardians
Princess Jellyfish 
Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice 
She and Her Cat 
Sherlock Bones 
Tokyo Mew Mew 
Tokyo Mew Mew A La Mode
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine  
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary Yon & Mu

Big comiXology Originals Sale! Save up to 70% on Drops of God, Initial D, BECK, MARS + more! Ends 12/5

It’s been all fun—and profit!—with our pals at comiXology Originals, as we continue to drop one digital manga hit after another—in most cases putting out an entire series run at once so you can binge-read ’em! All of the illustrious titles below are available for purchase only on Kindle and comiXology and streaming on Amazon Prime ReadingKindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited.

But now, you know what? Now we’re putting them all on sale—a lot! Check out these deep deals. You can buy individual digital volumes for as little as $4.99 (that 55% off the regular price) and/or do it in style with even bigger savings with bundles! 

This is an incredible catalog of manga at the best prices you’ll see in a long time—sale ends December 5, though!

Here’s the Murderer’s Row of Manga now on sale:

MONOGATARI Humble Bundle—pay what you want for NISIOSIN digital novels, manga, art & audiobooks until Dec 4!

This is it! The MONOGATARI Humble Bundle is definitely our longest-running Humble Book Bundle ever, running for an epic 3 weeks—but it’s also our most multidimensional: at its core, an up-to-minute collection of the mind-bending light novels of Japan’s hottest literary phenomenon, NISIOISIN, rounded out into multisensory glory with feasts for the eyes (with manga by Mitsuru Hattori and Oh!great and an artbook by VOFAN) and ears (with two audiobooks featuring the talents of your favorite anime voice actors)!

And you pay what you want for it—helping out charity while you’re at it! What could be better?

It’s the ultimate NISIOISIN digital package of light novels, manga, art, and audiobooks—and a perfect gateway to a brand-new world. (And if you’re at Anime NYC November 15-17—let the star illustrator of all those beautiful MONOGATARI covers and Colorful Dreams artbook, VOFAN, know you supported his Humble Bundle!) Ready? So how does it work?

Name your price. All together, the light novels, manga, artbook, and audiobooks in this bundle would usually set you back more than $265. 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 publisher Vertical 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 Wednesday, December 4, 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
BAKEMONOGATARI Parts 1-3

+ 10% off RightStuf Anime discount code for any print MONOGATARI novel


Pay $8 or more
KIZUMONOGATARI
NISEMONOGATARI Parts 1-2

Pay $15 or more
NEKOMONOGATARI (Black & White)
KABUKIMONOGATARI
HANAMONOGATARI

Pay $18 or more
OTORIMONOGATARI
ONIMONOGATARI
KOIMONOGATARI
Imperfect Girl 
Volumes 1-3 — manga by Mitsuru Hattori


Pay $20 or more
KOYOMIMONOGATARI Parts 1-2
TSUKIMONOGATARI
KIZUMONOGATARI
audiobook
NEKOMONOGATARI (White)
audiobook
BAKEMONOGATARI
Volume 1 — manga by Oh!great
Colorful Dreams
— full-color artbook by VOFAN

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

10 Years of Kodansha Comics—November Spotlight: CLAMP

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!

Our November Spotlight is on the critically acclaimed manga team CLAMP and their expansive interconnected world including series like Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa, xxxHOLiC, and the newly minted Magic Knight Rayearth Box Set! So what kind of “special surprises” do we have to whisk you away this month? Check these out!

Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition Volumes 1-2, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volumes 1-6, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE Volumes 1-3, Tsubasa Omnibus Volumes 1-10, xxxHOLiC Omnibus Volumes 1-7, and xxxHOLiC Rei Volumes 1-4 are all available NOW. Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Set 1 is available for preorder and goes on sale November 26!

Surprise 1: Exclusive Kero and Soel Pins!

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 Kero and Soel pins!

Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of CLAMP’s manga and you’ll receive an exclusive pin set for FREE! Your order will also come with our new Kodansha Comics mascot Kacey pins! Available this month (November 2019) only or while supplies last.

Surprise 2: CLAMP digital sale!

Some of the most memorable moments in manga history are now on sale digitally! That’s right, for the first time ever, all of our digital series by manga supergroup CLAMP are on sale! From now until November 11th, get up to 40% off on CLAMP titles at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook.

Surprise 3: CLAMP Survey Sweepstakes!

Wanting to get into the world of CLAMP? Already collected all of the Clow Cards? Wondering what an omnibus looks like (hint: it’s not a vehicle)? For the month of November only, ONE lucky winner will win xxxHOLiC Omnibus 1-10, xxxHOLiC Rei 1-4, Tsubasa Omnibus 1-6, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE 1-3, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 1-6, Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition 1-2, and the soon-to-be-released Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Set 1! All you have to do is take this survey by November 30 to enter for a chance to win!

Surprise 4: The latest chapters of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card are now available—before they get collected into graphic novels!

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card latest Chapters 38 and 39 are now available the same month they came out in Japan—Download ’em for only $1.99 each on comiXology and Kindle! (And coming soon to BookWalker!) You don’t have to wait for the print or digital graphic-novel release to find out what happens next in this magical journey!

Celebrate 10 Years of Kodansha Comics with us all year long by following us on KodanshaComics.com!

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

Our first-ever CLAMP digital sale! Selected CLAMP series up to 40% off!

Some of the most memorable moments in manga history are now on sale digitally! That’s right, for the first time ever, all of our digital series by manga supergroup CLAMP are on sale! From now until November 11th, get up to 40% off on CLAMP titles at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook.

With the long-awaited Magic Knight Rayearth Box Set incoming, it’s no better time to indulge in a little CLAMP nostalgia and round out your reading of some absolute cornerstones to any manga collection!

~ CLAMP Digital Sale  ~
November 5- 11
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition Volumes 1-2, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volumes 1-6, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE Volumes 1-3, Tsubasa Omnibus Volumes 1-10, xxxHOLiC Omnibus Volumes 1-7, and xxxHOLiC Rei Volumes 1-4 are up to 40% off!

… aaaand don’t forget to check out the special surprises this month with CLAMP as our 10th Anniversary Spotlight Creator for November!