Wayback Wednesday: No.6 – 99¢ for vol. 1 & 50% off select vols. (Ends 10/06)

Check out this classic Kodansha sci-fi manga at a discount!

Looking for a sci-fi story that contends with fighting against a highly systematized society? Oddly enough, all you need to do is look into the past! This Wayback Wednesday we’re spotlighting the dystopian utopia manga epic No. 6, with story by Atsuko Asano and art by Hinoki Kino!

No. 6, follows Shion, an elite student in the technologically sophisticated city No. 6, where life is carefully choreographed. School, study, and the occasional visit with his friend and classmate Safu. One fateful day, however, he takes a misstep, sheltering an injured boy his age from a typhoon. Known only as Rat, this boy is a VC— a fugitive living outside the computerized tapestry of city control — and helping him will throw Shion’s life into chaos and start him down a path to discovering the appalling secrets behind the superficial perfection of No. 6.

For a limited time you can start the No. 6 saga with volume 1 only 99¢,  then read the rest of the series with each volume up to 50% off! Visit our participating digital vendors to take advantage of this great discount: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from September 30, until October 6!

 

Interested but want to see more?

Read the first chapter FREE!

Defog those glasses & checkout our Simply Steam Digital Manga Sale (Ends 10/5)

It might be cooling down, but we’re turning up the heat!

Though those crisp fall days are upon us you can still get hot under the collar reading any of the spicy romance, adventure and comedy manga featured in our Simply Steam Digital Manga Sale! That’s right we’re dropping those prices, up to 50% off select titles, on fan-favorite spicy romance series like Domestic Girlfriend, and GE: Good Ending, as well as funny, fantastical, yet revealing series like Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, and Knight Cartoonist and her Orc Editorand don’t forget to sample some top tier yaoi spice like, Keeping His Whim in Check & Stray Bullet Baby!

Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to take up to 50% off select titles and lovingly stock your digital library with these Simply Steamy reading: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from September 29 to October 5!

 

~Simply Steam Digital Manga Sale! ~

September 29- October 5

See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links below to read chapter 1s FREE!

Featuring:

Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment (Vols. 1-3)

Sale also includes:

Basilisk (Vols. 1-3)
Domestic Girlfriend (Vols.1-13)
Fuuka (Vols. 1-10)
GE: Good Ending (Vols. 1-5)
Intertwining Lives (Vols. 1)
Keeping His Whim in Check (Vols. 1)
Key Ring Lock (Vols. 1)
Knight Cartoonist and her Orc Editor (Vols. 1-2)
My Pink is Overflowing (Vols. 1-2)

Peach Heaven (Vols. 1-7 )
Peach Mermaid (Vols. 1-2)
Stray Bullet Baby (Vols. 1)

Sweat and Soap (Vols. 1-2)
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (Vols. 1-11)

Shaman King & Spinoff Series On Sale Dates Revealed!

Kodansha USA Publishing & comiXology Originals Reveal New On Sale Dates for Shaman King & Spinoff Series 

All 35 volumes of the original series to debut October 6, 2020 via comiXology Originals

Spinoff series Shaman King ZeroShaman King: FlowersShaman King: Red Crimson, and Shaman King: Super Star set to debut digitally in October & December 2020

September 28, 2020 — New York, NY — After a brief production delay, Kodansha USA Publishing & comiXology Originals announced that they will digitally release all 35 volumes of the original Shaman King series on October 6, 2020, exclusively on comiXology & Kindle. This release of Shaman King will include the final three volumes never before published in English, completing this foundational shonen-action series in English for the first time ever and featuring brand-new cover art from the creator Hiroyuki Takei himself. These volumes will be available to read digitally, as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content. These titles can be read upon release at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime via their Prime Reading benefit, Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited, and will also be available for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.
 
“It’s been over 10 years since I’ve completed Shaman King. But finally –– at last –– I can deliver the true ending to the story to the fans in America,” says Shaman King creator Hiroyuki Takei. “It’s a message from my heart, and I think it’s a particularly important one in this day and age. I hope that it’ll reach the hearts of many comrades.”
 
“We appreciate all the patience and support we’ve received from our fans while we worked to create the best possible manga experience for Shaman King,” said Kodansha USA Publishing President & CEO Alvin Lu. “This is the release Hiroyuki Takei‘s shonen manga classic deserves, and it will be accompanied by the whole compendium of its sequels and prequels. A lot here to thrill fans both new and old!”

It was also announced today, that the Shaman King spinoff series will also be making their English-language digital debut, following the re-release of the original Shaman King series. The first spinoff, Shaman King Zero will be available October 13, 2020, with Shaman King: Flowers available October 20, 2020Shaman King: Red Crimson, available October 27, 2020, and Shaman King: Super Star available December 8, 2020All Shaman King spinoff series will be available to purchase and read across Amazon KindleBookWalkercomiXology, Apple Books, Google PlayRakuten Kobo, Nook, and izneo

 

 

All images: Shaman King © Hiroyuki Takei/Kodansha Ltd.

As previously announced, plans for the original Shaman King series print editions are still scheduled for release between 2021 and 2022, with the first two volumes of the 600-page, 3-in-1 omnibus editions slated to debut February 2021. These print editions will be distributed by Penguin Random House.
 
Shaman King, and its subsequent series Shaman King Zero, Shaman King: Flowers, Shaman King: Red Crimson, and Shaman King: Super Star are all created and produced by mangaka Hiroyuki Takei. For more information on this and other Kodansha USA Publishing titles please visit: https://kodansha.us/.
 
And for more updates on comiXology Originals, check out http://comixologyoriginals.com.

About Shaman King
Shamans possess mysterious powers that allow them to commune with gods, spirits, and even the dead…and Manta Oyamada’s about to learn all about them, because his class just welcomed a new transfer student: Yoh Asakura, a boy from way off in Izumo…and a shaman in training!
 
About Shaman King Zero
Return to the world of Shaman King! Before the Shaman Fight, there were countless tales of heartache and worry as Yoh and the others worked their ways toward the tournament…
 
About Shaman King: Flowers
The action returns in this brand-new sequel to Shaman King! Hana Asakura finds that being the son of Yoh & Anna isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and his boredom has him itching for any kind of excitement. But when a fight comes straight to his doorstep, it’s from a place he least expects—his own family? The battle for Asakura supremacy begins!
 
Shaman King: Super Star
Can’t get enough Shaman King goodness? Then hitch a ride with Alumi, Death Zero and other Shaman King favorites in this action-packed spinoff, Shaman King: The Super Star!

Shaman King: Red Crimson
Tao Jun and Li Pairon are back in an all-new Shaman King adventure, but this time, they’re the stars! Join them and their battle against the Red Crimson!

About Shaman King Omnibus Print Editions

  • 3-IN-1 OMNIBUS EDITIONS
  • $19.99 US/$25.99 CAN
  • 600 PAGES EACH
  • VOLS. 1 & 2 SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE IN FEBRUARY 2021
  • ELEVEN OMNIBUS VOLUMES TOTAL COMING IN 2021 & 2022

Return to those school days during our (Not Quite) Back to School digital sale (Ends 9/28)

Get on the bus (Gus) & save on these school-themed stories!

These days there’s plenty of reasons why we wish we were back during the simpler days of school. But with so-much keeping us away from those hallways and lockers we’re here to help you with the next best thing and transport you back to school via Manga!

That’s right, during the (Note Quite) Back to School digital manga sale you too can fall in love in the hallways of stories like I’ll Win You Over, Sempai! and O Maidens In Your Savage Season. Or if you’re looking for an exciting twist to your school days like ninjas & time travel, try A Springtime with Ninjas or Again!!. And of course if you’re looking for laughs on the syllabus, we got you covered with series like Ao-chan Can’t Study! and Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei (from the creator of Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition).

Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to take up to 50% off select titles and fill your digital book back with (Not Quite) Back to School reading: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from September 15 to 28!

 

~(Not Quite) Back to School Digital Sale! ~
September 15 – 28
See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links below to read chapter 1s FREE!

 

Featuring:

I’ll Win You Over, Sempai! (Vols. 1-3)

Sale also includes:

A Condition Called Love (Vols. 1-3) 
A Kiss, For Real (Vols. 1-5)
A Silent Voice (Vols. 1-4)
A Springtime with Ninjas (Vols. 1-2)
Again!! (Vols. 1-6)
Ao-chan Can’t Study! (Vols. 1-4)
Are You Lost? (Vols. 1-3)
Arisa (Vols. 1-6)
Asahi-sempai’s Favorite (Vols. 1-4)
Beauty Bunny (Vols. 1-4)
Beware the Kamiki Brothers! (Vols. 1-3)
Boarding School Juliet (Vols. 1-8)
Chihayafuru (Vols. 1-11)
The Dorm of Love and Secrets (Vols. 1-2)
Genshiken Omnibus (Vols. 1-2)
Genshiken: Second Season (Vols. 1-6)
I Fell in Love After School (Vols. 1-4)
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World (Vols. 1-3)
Kigurumi Guardians (Vols. 1-2)
Kiss Him, Not Me (Vols. 1-7)
Kira-kun Today (Vols. 1-5)
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight (Vols. 1-5)
Lovesick Ellie (Vols. 1-5)
MabuSasa (Vols. 1-2)
My Brother the Shut-In (Vols. 1-2)
My Little Monster (Vols. 1-7)
My Sweet Girl (Vols. 1-5)
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san (Vols. 1-7)
O Maidens In Your Savage Season (Vols. 1-4)
Our Precious Conversations (Vols. 1-3)
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Vols. 1-7)
Ran the Peerless Beauty (Vols. 1-4)
Real Girl (Vols. 1-6)
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei (Vols. 1-7)

Shugo Chara! (Vols. 1-6)
Those Summer Days (Vols. 1-3)
Tsuredure Children (Vols. 1-6)
The Walls Between Us (Vols. 1-4)
You Got Me, Sempai! (Vols. 1-4)
Your Lie in April (Vols. 1-5)

Dive into classics from years past during the Manga Revival Sale (Ends 9/14)

Get started on classic series for only 99¢ AND more!

At Kodansha Comics we’re not only manga publishers, but huge manga fans as well, and we remember the amazing series that have been released through the years.

Now, we’re lucky enough to be able to publish some of these modern classics and share them again with fans new and old! To celebrate all these amazing series from times past, we’re hosting a Manga Revival digital sale with tiered discounts to get you reading at a price that won’t hurt your wallet:  Vol 1s for 99¢, vol. 2s at $1.99, vol.3s at 2.99, Vol.4 at 3.99, Vol.5 at 4.99, and up to 50% off all volumes after that! 

So now you can save BIG on fan-favorites like the classic sci-fi battle manga Battle Angel Alita, the heart-pounding street racing saga Initial D, and the high-emotional-stakes romance MARS. Start these series and others with an amazing deal that means you can get 5 volumes for $15!

Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to take advantage of this tremendous sale on modern manga classics: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from September 8 to 14!

 

~Manga Revival Digital Sale! ~
September 8 – 14
See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links below to read chapter 1s FREE!

Featuring:

You’re My Pet (Vols. 1-7)

Sale also includes:

Battle Angel Alita (Vols. 1-5)
BECK (Vols. 1-17)
Dragon Head (Vols. 1-5)
Initial D (Vols. 1-24)
MARS (Vols. 1-8)
Rave Master (Vols. 1-18)
ALIVE (Vols. 1-11)
Yozakura Quartet (Vols. 1-13)
Nodame Cantabile (Vols. 1-13)
School Rumble (Vols. 1-11)
Gakuen Prince (Vols. 1-6)
Pumpkin Scissors (Vols. 1-12)
Peach Girl (Vols. 1-9)
Peach Girl NEXT (Vols. 1-4)

Join Hiro Mashima Session on ANN Connect! (9/15)

 

Did you hear? We’re teaming up with our friends at ANN Connect, to bring a special Q&A session with Hiro Mashima, the superstar creator from Kodansha Comics! Join us for in-depth discussion about FAIRY TAIL, EDENS ZERO, Rave Master & a whole lot more! 

ANN Connect: Hiro Mashima Session
When? September 15, 2020 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Where? Anime News Network’s official YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels!

Not only will Mashima-sensei be fielding questions from ANN Connect, but he will also be taking questions from YOU, the fans! 
Want to ask question? You can either submit them at the ANN forum here or on Twitter using the hashtag #askmashima (make sure to tag @anime).
But HURRY! The deadline to submit questions is 5PM EDT / 2 PM PDT on Friday, September 4th.

And be sure to stick around until the end of the September 15, ANN Connect Session for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 

For more details, stay tune to kodanshacomics.com!

 

Wanna win Special Prizes like FAIRY TAIL Box Set, EDENS ZERO, & MORE? 
Watch this episode of Kodansha Live and take the viewer’s survey (link in video description) 

 

 

October 17: Hiro Mashima Global Autograph Session! Here’s How You Can Enter.

Update October 15

Are you curious if you have been selected as one of the lucky winners to get a spot on Hiro Mashima Global Virtual Autograph Session? Join the event on livestream on October 17 at 7am ET / 4am PT on Shonen Magazine Official YouTube Channel

 

Updated September 15!

On October 17, superstar manga creator Hiro Mashima (FAIRY TAILEDENS ZERORAVE MASTER), along with Weekly Shonen Magazine in Japan, will host an exclusive global virtual autograph session! During this session, 80 lucky fans from North America (US & Canada), China, France, Italy,  and Japan will be able to request unique illustrations from Mashima-sensei himself! 

For your chance to be one of the lucky U.S. & Canada fans virtually meet Hiro Mashima, and get your own signed illustration, visit kodanshacomics.com/mashima and submit your entry today! Deadline to submit is September 30, 2020 JST.

Winners will be announced on Weekly Shonen Magazine’s official YouTube channel  at the start of the signing session, October 17, 2020 at 20:00 JT (4am PT / 7am ET). This event will also be open for anyone to view regardless of being a winner.

 

US & Canada Fans! 
Submit your entry for Hiro Mashima Virtual Autograph Session HERE!  

START FAIRY TAIL & EDENS ZERO FOR 99¢ EACH!

To help celebrate this great upcoming Hiro Mashima event we’re having a special sale on both FAIRY TAIL & EDENS ZERO! That’s right! If you’ve only seen the anime but have’t read the manga, we’re here to get you started with volume 1s priced at 99¢ and select volumes up to 50% off after that! So whether just starting or catching up, you won’t want to miss this sale!

Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to take up to 50% off these amazing Mashima series: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from September 15 to 30!

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! Wanna win awesome prizes like FAIRY TAIL Box Set, EDENS ZERO, & MORE? 
Watch this episode of Kodansha Live and take the viewer’s survey (link in video description) Offer extended until September 23, 2020. 

 

 

Did you hear? We’re teaming up with our friends at ANN Connect, to bring a special Q&A session with Hiro Mashima, the superstar creator from Kodansha Comics! Join us for in-depth discussion about FAIRY TAIL, EDENS ZERO, Rave Master & a whole lot more! 

ANN Connect: Hiro Mashima Session
When? September 15, 2020 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Where? Anime News Network’s official YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels!

Not only will Mashima-sensei be fielding questions from ANN Connect, but he will also be taking questions from YOU, the fans! 
Want to ask question? You can either submit them at the ANN forum here or on Twitter using the hashtag #askmashima (make sure to tag @anime).
But HURRY! The deadline to submit questions is 5PM EDT / 2 PM PDT on Friday, September 4th.

And be sure to stick around until the end of the September 15, ANN Connect Session for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 

For more exciting news about Hiro Mashima, stay tune to kodanshacomics.com!