Save up to 35% on Pre-Orders with Barnes & Noble

Jan 24, 2024
Save up to 35% on Pre-Orders with Barnes & Noble

Pre-Order & save at Barnes & Noble for a limited time!

For a limited time manga fans can save BIG with Barnes & Noble during their Pre-Order sale happening now until Thursday, 1/26/23. Barnes & Noble Premium & Rewards Members save 25% off pre-order books by using the code PREORDER25 at checkout. Premium members get an additional 10% discount, for a total of 35% off!

Barnes & Noble Pre-Order Sale Ends 1/26/24!

This means any Kodansha manga available for pre-order is eligible for this deep discount. So, if you've been waiting to pre-order the stunning Vinland Saga Deluxe, oversized, hardbound edition; upcoming series debuts like A Kingdom of Quartz and BLOOD BLADE; multi-volume omnibus editions of A Sign of Affection, and The Fable; or just the latest volumes of fan-favorite series like Blue Lock and Shangri-La Frontier, now's your chance to save! Fans who read on Nook can also save by pre-ordering digital volumes and even box sets!

See below for recommendations, previews & links to pre-order excellent Kodansha manga during the Barnes & Noble Pre-order sale!:


Vinland Saga Deluxe

By Makoto Yukimura

As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band’s leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery…the land Leif called Vinland.

This premium, hardcover edition presents the acclaimed action epic in hardcover, at a bigger size than ever before (7 by 10 inches), wrapped in a red leather-patterned cover with logo stamping. This new edition features all the content of the original release, plus new and exclusive bonus illustrations, interviews, and behind-the-scenes details never before translated.

Includes volumes 1-3 of the Japanese edition of Vinland Saga and the following bonus content:
• Exclusive color art never before published in English
• Creator Makoto Yukimura opens up about the pivotal moments of the story.
• Faux leather covers featuring historical Viking runes
• Original endpapers with a beautiful, color map
• Larger size than ever before
• Maps, concept art, and behind-the-scenes details

Price before Discount: $54.99
Debuts: February 6, 2024

Rated: 16+

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A Sign of Affection Omnibus

By suu Morishita

The best-selling shojo romance manga from the creator of Shortcake Cake gets a new, large-sized omnibus edition! Yuki is a typical college student—it's just that she can't hear. A chance encounter on a train leads to a serious crush…but will he give her a chance? Includes Vol. 1-3.

Yuki, who's always been deaf, is used to communicating with sign language and her phone. But she's not used to English, so when a tourist from overseas asks for directions, she nearly panics…until a handsome stranger steps in to help. His name is Itsuomi, and it turns out he's a friend of a friend. A charismatic globetrotter, Itsuomi speaks three languages, but he's never had a deaf friend. The two feel drawn to each other and plan a date on a romantic winter's night, but Yuki's friend is afraid that she might be setting herself up to get hurt. Could this be something real? Or will these feelings melt away with the snow?

Price before Discount: $22.99
Debuts: April 30, 2024

Rated: 16+

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The Fable
By Katsuhisa Minami

One hitman is feared above all in Japan: the killing machine known as "The Fable." But is he really a tough guy or more of a…weirdo? After a particularly lucrative spree necessitates a break from his life of crime, the Fable faces his hardest assignment ever: living as a normal guy, with a cover story, an apartment, and a pet parrot! Omnibus edition includes Vol. 1-2. Anime coming soon!

The man called The Fable is a self-proclaimed "genius at killing." The mention of his codename strikes fear into the hearts of every yakuza in Japan. His talent has brought him everything he could want: money, respect, purpose. But this is no legend. He's just a man—a rather irritating man who loves stupid jokes and bad TV.

After a bloody period of gang enforcement in Tokyo, the Fable's boss advises him to lie low and enjoy his earnings for a while. So begins the Fable's toughest mission yet: a full year living a normal life, at the other end of the bullet train, in Osaka. It's a mission he takes on with his usual professionalism and rigor. But can the Osaka mob let this legend rest? Or will they be unable to resist pulling him back into the underworld?

Price before Discount: $22.99
Debuts: April 9, 2024

Rated: 18+

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Initial D Omnibus

By Shuichi Shigeno

Remember me? Relive Takumi Fujiwara's journey from tofu delivery boy to street-racing legend in an all-new, large-sized, 2-in-1 print edition of the series that made Japanese street racing into a worldwide phenomenon. Contains a new translation of Initial D Vol. 1-2. This edition is still running in the '90s but features a refreshed translation and lettering for the 2020s, as well as a special large size.

Takumi Fujiwara spends a lot of time behind the wheel. His tofu delivery job sends him racing down the treacherous roads of Mount Akina, and without even realizing it, Takumi has mastered racing techniques that take most drivers a lifetime to learn. Of course, none of his friends realize this. They're all too busy watching the Akina Speed Stars, the local street racing team. When the legendary Red Suns show up to challenge the Speed Stars, the rival team obsesses over a phantom car, the Trueno Eight-Six, seen racing through the mountain roads. Who is the driver, and will they take on the dangerous challenge?

Price before Discount: $22.99
Debuts: March 19, 2024

Rated: 18+

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A Kingdom of Quartz

By Bomhat

In a world where angels protect the people against demons, a young orphan with pitch-black wings may hold the key to the kingdom’s fate. An exquisitely drawn, dark fantasy manga for fans of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Made in Abyss, and Witch Hat Atelier.

An orphaned girl named Blue has always dreamed of joining the ranks of the noble Angels, servants of the floating palace who protect the Quartz Kingdom against demons. Yet, Blue is not like the other children at the orphanage. Where their fledgling angel wings are downy white, Blue’s are pitch black, giving rise to whispers that she is cursed.

One day, the orphanage comes under attack by a host of demons. Angels swoop down from the palace to drive the demons back, but Blue watches in horror as they are cut down one after another. Just when all seems lost, Blue feels a dark power welling up inside of her. It may be enough to avenge her friends…but will the cost prove too great?

Price before Discount: $13.99
Debuts: February 20, 2024

Rated: 16+

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By Oma Sei

Count Dracula is reborn as a katana-wielding young vampiress in a new, never-seen-before action manga set in a gritty, alternate-history Europe. Fans of cinematic, gory, supernatural alternate histories, like Vampire Hunter D, Hellsing, and Dance in the Vampire Bund, will want to sink their fangs into BLOOD BLADE.

Having fallen in battle long ago, Count Vlad Dracula is reborn as a katana-wielding young vampiress in an alternate-history Europe. After the reincarnated Dracula rescues a girl named Clara from a mysterious stranger, Clara explains that she is the creation of a certain Victor Frankenstein. She also reveals that she is fleeing from an organization called Cerberus, which seeks to capture and study "monsters" such as herself in order to create an army of human-monster hybrids. Clara begs the vampiress to flee with her to an island of monsters where the two of them will be safe…but as they set out for Monster Island, the sinister forces of Cerberus are in hot pursuit.

Price before Discount: $12.99
Debuts: February 20, 2024

Rated: 18+

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Blue Lock, Volume 11

By Muneyuki Kaneshiro & Yusuke Nomura

With seconds left on the clock, Isagi manages to weave a masterful play—until Rin Itoshi and what seems like a stroke of bad luck deal the definitive blow. But what role does luck really play in a soccer match? Ego is eager to impart his wisdom on the advancing players, with the unknowns of the Third Selection looming just ahead…

Price before Discount: $12.99
Debuts: February 27, 2024

Rated: 16+

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Shangri-La Frontier, Volume 10

By Ryosuke Fuji and Katarina

Sunraku has plunged into a rematch against Lycaon the Nightslayer, one of the Seven Colossi! In order to defeat this wolf that melts into the night itself, he must turn the “Attack Master” Psyger-0 and his most powerful of weapons. In a pitch-black battlefield where a moment’s indecision spells doom, ancient ruins pierce into the sky—as a silent shadow stalks the earth. The all-powerful lupine overlord of the night must be defeated!

Price before Discount: $12.99
Debuts: February 27, 2024

Rated: 16+

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