Kodansha 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

When you’re looking for the perfect manga & book gifts to give to others… or yourself!

Think it’s too early to think about holiday gift giving? Think again! Any time is a great time to give the gift of manga and books, and we’re here to help you pick the best Kodansha has to offer with the Kodansha 2021 Holiday Gift Guide!

Even if your gift giving list consists of only on person – you – you’ll want to take a look at all the amazing box sets, premium editions, as well as the print & digital releases we’ll be spotlighting from now until the end of the year! See below for our list of items sure to make you the best gift giver of the year!

PREMIUM BOX SETS:

Give the gift of elegance with a variety of Kodansha premium box sets. Perfect for voracious readers and people who love to show off their bookshelf!

nichijou 15th anniversary box set
By Keiichi Arawi 

Release Date: November 23, 2021

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First serialized in 2006, Keiichi Arawi’s nichijou went on to become a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

This fall, we’ll celebrate the series with a 15th Anniversary Box Set with all ten of the original volumes in an extraordinary package with an exclusive bonus sticker sheet!


Join Mio, Yuuko, Mai and the rest of the cast of colorful characters of nichijou in this slice-of-surreal-life comedy series that explores every facet of their anything-but-ordinary lives…

In this just-surreal enough take on the “school genre” of manga, a group of friends grapple with all sorts of unexpected situations in their daily lives as high schoolers.

The gags, jokes, puns, and haiku keep this series off-kilter even as the cast grow and change. Check it out and meet the new ordinary.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets Manga Box Set Part 1
By Negi Haruba

Release Date: Coming this Winter 

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Fandom’s favorite fivesome now come bundled together in two seven-volume box sets! This deluxe, collectible set includes two huge, exclusive, double-sided posters depicting four of the rambunctious quints. Collect them all, as the popular anime series returns in 2021!

Five girls who want to do anything but study, and their tutor: A high school boy who’s got book smarts and not much else. Futaro Uesugi took the tutoring gig because he was desperate for cash, but when his students–the five beautiful daughters of a wealthy businessman–find five times the excuses to slack off, what can he do?! At this rate, the sisters won’t graduate, so if he wants to get paid, Futaro must think of a plan to suit each of them… Which feels hopeless when five out of five of them think he’s a loser!

This set includes Vol. 1-7 of The Quintessential Quintuplets manga series.

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A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set
By Yoshitoki Oima

Release Date: On Sale Now 

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The acclaimed, bestselling 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.

The acclaimed, bestselling 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.

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FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Sets
By Hiro Mashima

Release Date: On Sale Now

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Your instant FAIRY TAIL manga collection! Stylish boxes of the magical shonen adventure that became an anime megahit!

Lucy is a young, rebellious celestial wizard with a dream: to join Fairy Tail, the world’s most rambunctious and powerful magical guild! When she happens to meet one of Fairy Tail’s top wizards, he turns out to be not quite what she expected: a slob traveling with a flying cat. But the promise of adventure is real, and together they escape from pirates and a devious magician! Their next task: to steal a book from the evil wizard-killing Duke Everlue, and outsmart his death trap. Eccentric new friends join along the way in this lushly-drawn modern classic!

• Box Set 1 includes volumes 1-11, plus an exclusive bonus sticker sheet.
• Box Set 2 includes volumes 12-22, plus an exclusive bonus sticker sheet.
• Box Set 3 includes volumes 23-33.
• Box Set 4 includes volumes 34-43.
• Box Set 5 includes volumes 44-53.

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The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Box Set
By Konami Kanata

Release Date: On Sale Now

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Chi’s Sweet Home, a multiple New York Times Best Seller, now bundled up in a purrfect box set which includes all 4 volumes of the series! And no Chi box set would be complete without sweet bonus items inside! Bring this cute set home today!

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Separated from the warmth and protection of her mother, she feels distraught. Overcome with loneliness she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow, when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment…where pets are strictly not permitted.

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The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set
By Shirow Masamune

Release Date: On Sale Now

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The original manga that became a legendary anime franchise, now in a complete collector’s box set. Includes three large-sized hardcover volumes, plus a collectible lithograph by creator Shirow Masamune.

From Shirow Masamune, the award-winning creator of Appleseed and Dominion, comes The Ghost in the Shell, the definitive cyberpunk manga that inspired the internationally acclaimed animated film. An epic dystopian tale of politics, technology, and metaphysics, The Ghost in the Shell has been hailed worldwide as an unparalleled visionary work of graphic fiction.

Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers” who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interfance and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down.

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Stay tuned for more Holiday Gift Guide Spotlights!