Throwback Thursday: Fairy Tail Volume 1 for 99-cents + all other volumes 50% off! Ends 1/1


10 years of Kodansha Comics! 

The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. To highlight some of the best manga from the past decade, every week on Thursdays—and for one week only, we’ll bring you a special deal called Throwback Thursday Sale where all  volumes are over 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! ! Wanna read some nostalgic manga? Or perhaps you are just looking for some good new reads. Then this is a perfect deal for you! 

What’s on sale on the week of December 25th?

Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima

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?

All volumes of Fairy Tail are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners until until January 1!

 

Announcing: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card early simulpub debuting 12/26!

For the first time ever, we’re releasing the latest chapter of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card BEFORE Nakayoshi magazine hits newsstands in Japan!

The latest installment of Sakura’s adventure (Chapter #40) is now available for purchase and download on comiXology and Kindle for only $1.99 a chapter! This new early simulpub technology is the best way to get ahead of the story. It’s like reading manga in a time machine!

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volumes 1-6 and Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition Volumes 1-2 are available in both print and digital.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

Guided by the Key of Dreams, Sakura embarks on a new adventure! With over 15 million copies in print in Japan alone, plus translations in over a dozen languages, the original Cardcaptor Sakura is an international phenomenon you can’t miss! And now, the long-awaited new chapter begins!

It is spring, with cherry trees in full blossom, and Sakura is just entering middle school. Her beloved Syaoran has returned from Hong Kong, and life couldn’t be better. But when she awakens from a strange dream to find her Sakura Cards powerless, how can she protect Tomoeda from disaster?!

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition

Cardcaptor Sakura brought a generation of readers to manga, and now it’s back in a definitive collector’s edition!

Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the all-time classics of the magical-girl genre, and the Collector’s Edition will be the definitive version of the story, for both long-time fans and readers new to the story. The adventures of the plucky Sakura Kinomoto are as adorably thrilling as ever, as she tracks down the magical Clow Cards and plunges headlong into a world of sorcery beyond anything she could’ve imagined.

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!

Our “Highlights of 2019” Digital Sale! Ends 12/30!

Highlights of 2019 Digital Sale: 20 Kodansha Comics and Vertical digital series up to 50% off!

5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … oh snap! Before we say sayonara to 2019, we wanted to relive some of our best memories from the past year … but so much to choose from, it was tough task! But! We managed to refine it down to 20 series that kinda summed up how special a year it was in ’19—with apologies to your favorite series that didn’t make the list. And you can relive the memories too (and get into series you’ve been meaning to get into, natch) with our Highlights of 2019 Digital Sale with up to 50% off all digital volumes from our featured series, at our digital partners BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends December 30th!

2019 Highlights from Kodansha Comics

Fire Force
Witch Hat Atelier
The Seven Deadly Sins
EDENS ZERO
FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest
Battle Angel Alita
Quintessential Quintuplets
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Hitorijime My Hero
Vinland Saga

2019 Highlights from Vertical

BAKEMONOGATARI (manga)
The Golden Sheep
Kino’s Journey
Flying Witch
5 Centimeters Per Second
Chi’s Sweet Home
Chi’s Sweet Adventures
Colorful Dreams*
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
TSUKIMONOGATARI

(*discount available only on BookWalker, comiXology, and MyAnimeList)

From all of us as Kodansha Comics and Vertical … HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

Throwback Thursday: Yagyu Ninja Scolls Volume 1 for 99-cents + all other volumes 50% off! Ends 12/25

10 years of Kodansha Comics! 

The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. To highlight some of the best manga from the past decade, every week on Thursdays—and for one week only, we’ll bring you a special deal called Throwback Thursday Sale where all  volumes are over 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! ! Wanna read some nostalgic manga? Or perhaps you are just looking for some good new reads. Then this is a perfect deal for you! 

What’s on sale on the week of December 19?

Yagyu Ninja Scrolls by Masaki Segawa and Futarjo Yamada

From the creators of Basilisk! Seventeenth-century Japan: A rebellion in the Aizu territory has been brutally crushed, leaving twenty-one brave warriors dead and most of the nuns of the local convent slaughtered. Now the surviving nuns have sworn to seek revenge.

All volumes of Yagyu Ninja Scrolls are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners until until December 25!

 

Satoshi Kon’s manga Tropic of the Sea and Dream Fossil—now digital!

Two classic manga titles from renowned anime director Satoshi Kon are now available digitally!

Tropic of Sea and Dream Fossil—the manga that kicked off the career of legendary anime director Satoshi Kon—were originally released in print in English in 2013 and 2015 respectively by Vertical—and now for the first time they’re available as digital editionst!

Satoshi Kon, known as a director, writer, and animator, debuted as a manga artist early in his career and was a runner-up in the 10th Annual Tetsuya Chiba Awards held by Kodansha’s Young Magazine. Best known for his feature animated films like Perfect Blue and Paprika, Kon’s work is still incredibly influential across the world.

These two classic titles will give you a retrospective on Kon’s unique storytelling and art that can be seen in his later works. Tropic of Sea and Dream Fossil are definitely a must for any Satoshi Kon fan!


Tropic of the Sea is a rare look at revered anime auteur Satoshi Kon’s first book-length manga.

This edition includes a dozen black-and-white art plates from its original serialization, along with an essay written by Kon in 1999 detailing his transition from the manga industry to the animation business.

Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 manga short stories by Satoshi Kon.

The stories were serialized in a variety of magazines in the 1980s and provide a rare glimpse into the early stages of Kon’s uniquely compelling style of storytelling. Buds of dreamlike themes and imaginative worldviews that would blossom in Kon’s later animated works are readily apparent in flights of fancy anchored by knowing, empathetic portrayals of human nature.

 

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

Looking to be a manga Santa this year? Or maybe you’re looking to give yourself a nice treat to curl up with!

To help out with your gift-hunting, we here at Kodansha Comics thought of the two most important parts of any present: who’s it for and what’s inside? So the following curated selection of manga features information about what you’re getting and who might want to get it!

Nothing feels better than checking off those names from the list (… well, besides seeing them open their gift of course!) Happy Holiday gift hunting!

Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Set 1

For: CLAMP fans, folks interested in a series with a classic art-style, anyone interested in a magical adventure series with female leads

What’s inside:  This box set includes three volumes of manga covering the entire first series of Magic Knight Rayearth, plus the series’s super-rare full-color art book companion, all printed at a larger size than ever before, on premium paper featuring a newly revised translation and lettering, and exquisite foil-stamped covers.

Get it here

FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Set 1 

For: Any Fairy Tail die-hards and newcomers looking to get into the series now that it’s complete

What’s inside:  Stylish box includes Volumes 1-11 of the magical shonen adventure that became an anime megahit, plus an exclusive bonus sticker sheet!

Get it here

Colorful Dreams 

For:  Anyone. Great gift for any daydreamer, perfect coffee-table art book

What’s inside: a remastered art book by VOFAN, based on his original Taiwan release.

This version features an U.S. exclusive cover,  updated art pieces, table of contents page, a brand new story (dream) and an extended interview with VOFAN! 

Get it here

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set 

For: For any fan looking for an entry point into one of the building blocks of science-fiction manga

What’s inside: This box set includes all five volumes of Battle Angel Alita plus a brand new book of short stories—more than 2,000 pages of manga—in a collector’s box set with special extras.

Get it here

 

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition 1+2 

For: Cardcaptor Sakura brought a generation of readers to manga, and now it’s back in a definitive collector’s edition! Any fans of CLAMP, budding shojo readers, and collectors will love this gift!

What’s inside: Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the all-time classics of the magical-girl genre, and the Collector’s Edition will be the definitive version of the story, for both long-time fans and readers new to the story. Each volume comes with a bonus collectible Clow Card!

Get it here

Saint Young Men Volume 1 

For: Anyone interested in a quirky, philosophical manga about friendship and finding a place in the world.

What’s inside: What manga could be more appropriate for Christmas than one featuring Jesus … with his roommate Buddha in a flat in western Tokyo!?  This highly anticipated print release of one of the most talked about series comes with an extra-large 2-in-1 premium hardcover!

Get it here

MONOGATARI Series Box Set, Season 2 

For:  MONOGATARI fans! 

What’s inside: With the overwhelming popularity of the first box set of NISIOISIN’s MONOGATARI Series, we now present to you this beautiful new box set featuring all the novels of Season 2! 

VOFAN has created new artwork exclusively for the project, which wraps around the package. Plus a beautiful art card included as a bonus item showcasing the Season 2 characters!

Get it here

Paradise Kiss 20th Anniversary Edition 

For:  Ai Yazawa fans and fashionable people! 

What’s inside:  A beautiful omnibus edition of Paradise Kiss celebrating 20 years since the serialization began in Japan. 

This 3-in-1 package features a new cover, color inserts and more! 

Get it here

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition

For: It’s the best way to read the series, it’s easy to read, and made with the power of love (and high quality printing.) Any fan of Sailor Moon would be THRILLED to get these!

What’s inside: The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation!

Get it here

 

Attack on Titan Season 3 Manga Box Set + Attack on Titan Anthology

For: Perfect for any anime fan looking to jump into the manga series. Also great for the new fan wanting to know what the hype is all about.

What’s inside: It might be bad that humanity is boxed in, but it’s good that these books are! You can buy Attack on Titan manga in accordance with the anime, which makes both platforms all the more enjoyable!

Get it here

The Ghost In The Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set + The Ghost In The Shell: Global Neural Network

For: Fans of science-fiction worldbuilding and timeless art. Folks intrigued by the movie and who might enjoy the source material. A beautiful set of books to display or to give as a gift!

What’s inside: Includes three large-sized hardcover volumes, plus a collectible lithograph by creator Shirow Masamune!

Get it here

Princess Jellyfish Complete Box Set

For: Anyone dealing with the struggles of moving into a place on your own and not feeling good enough. A great present for a recent college grad!

What’s inside:  The complete story of Tsukimi, a girl obsessed with jellyfish, and her geeky friends. This massive set includes a bonus “Clara” jellyfish keychain and a huge poster with the Amars’ motto, “A Life With No Use for Men,” in English on one side and Japanese on the other. The box contains all nine volumes of the Princess Jellyfish manga, including a full-color illustration gallery, author interviews, extensive cultural annotations, and a look inside the creator’s studio.

Get it here

A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set

For: This YALSA award winning series is great for any teen. Fantastic gift for fans of the movie or newcomers!

What’s inside:  The acclaimed, best selling manga about a girl who can’t hear and the boy who bullied her, from start to finish, in a premium, collectible box set. Includes all seven volumes, plus an exclusive, double-sided 10-by-15-inch poster and a replica of Shoko’s communication notebook.

Get it here

10 Years of Kodansha Comics—December Spotlight: Attack on Titan

10 years of Kodansha Comics!

The year 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comic published in English! Thank you for celebrating with us all year long as we head into the next exciting decade.

Our December Spotlight needs no introduction, and we’re sure many of you have already guessed which major series was yet to be featured. Without further ado, we’re thrilled to feature Hajime Isayama’s worldwide sensation Attack on Titan! It’s also just in time for the series latest entry, Volume 29! So what are the final “special surprises” that we have in humanity’s darkest hour? Check these out!

Newest Volume 29 is out today! Attack on Titan Volumes 1-29 are available now from Kodansha Comics! 

Surprise 1: Exclusive Attack on Titan pin!

As a part of the 10 Years of Kodansha Comics project, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Rightstuf to bring you this awesome Attack on Titan Pin!

Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of Attack on Titan or the series’ spin-offs and you’ll receive an exclusive pin for FREE! Your order will also come with our new Kodansha Comics mascot Kacey pinsAvailable this month (December 2019) only or while supplies last.

Surprise 2:  Attack on Titan digital sale!

Don’t miss your chance to survey some of these amazing deals on Attack on Titan and its related materials! Approved by Marco Bott, all of our digital series related to Attack on Titan are on sale! From now until December 9th, get up to 50% off on Attack on Titan and its spinoff series at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook.

Surprise 3: Attack on Titan survey sweepstakes!

For the month of December only, ONE lucky winner will win a set of this entire haul!!!

Attack on Titan Season 1 Part 1 Manga Box Set
Attack on Titan Season 1 Part 2 Manga Box Set
Attack on Titan Season 2 Manga Box Set
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 Manga Box Set
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 Manga Box Set
Attack on Titan Volumes 22-29
Spoof on Titan Volumes 1-2
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volumes 1-17
Attack on Titan: Junior High Volumes 1-5
Attack on Titan: No Regrets Complete Color Edition
Attack on Titan Choose Your Path Adventure Volumes 1-2
Attack on Titan Anthology
Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia
Attack on Titan Adult Coloring Book
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (manga) Volumes 1-2
Attack on Titan: The Anime Guide
The Science of Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan Guidebook: INSIDE & OUTSIDE
Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition Volumes 1-4
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (novel)
Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound (novel)
Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City Parts 1-2
Attack on Titan: End of the World (novel)

All you have to do is take this survey by December 31 to enter for a chance to win!

Surprise 4: A Colossal Video!

In case you didn’t hear the news (or the screams) you can still find a massive Attack on Titan mural produced by Colossal Media near Madison Square Garden, on 31st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues!

Kodansha Comics—along with our pals at Anime NYCFunimation, and Kinokuniya—are hosting a photo contest until December 15th, 2019. Here’s what to do:

Just take a photo in front of the mural, tag us #AOTinNYC and #AnimeNYC! Winners will get awesome prizes from all of us!

Check out how the fans have been reacting to the mural so far!

 

Thank you again for celebrating  10 Years of Kodansha Comics with us all year long!

Follow us on KodanshaComics.com for exciting news next year!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqLZf-ggsAk

Attack on Titan Digital Sale! Main series and all spinoffs up to 50% off! (ends 12/9)

Don’t miss your chance to survey some of these amazing deals on our biggest, baddest megahit—Attack on Titan and its related materials! Approved by Marco Bott, all of our digital series related to Attack on Titan are on sale! From now until December 9th, get up to 50% off on Attack on Titan and its spinoff series at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook.

~ Attack on Titan Digital Sale  ~
November 3-9
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Attack on Titan Volumes 1-28
Spoof on Titan
Volumes 1-2
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
Volumes 1-17
Attack on Titan: Junior High
 Volumes 1-5
Attack on Titan: No Regrets
 Volumes 1-2
Attack on Titan Anthology
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
 (manga) Volumes 1-2
Attack on Titan Guidebook
Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
 (novel)
Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound
 (novel)
Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City
 Parts 1-2

… aaaand don’t forget to check out the special surprises this month with Attack on Titan as our last 10th Anniversary Spotlight!