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.

Where to Buy


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.

Where to Buy


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.

Where to Buy!


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.

Where to Buy


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.

Where to Buy


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.

Where to Buy


PREMIUM & OMNIBUS EDITIONS:

We also have a number of premium & omnibus editions for some of our fan-favorite series like Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin, Attack on Titan & more! These editions make for special gifts without breaking the bank.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition
By Shirow Masamune

Release Date: On Sale Now

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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!

Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Experience the Sailor Moon manga as never before in these extra-long editions (about 300 pages each).

Where to Buy


Attack on Titan Omnibus
By Hajime Isayama

Release Date: On Sale Now

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It’s never been easier to attack Attack on Titan than with these new, giant-sized 3-in-1 omnibus editions! If you’ve been waiting for the final anime season to check out the do-or-die shonen adventure that defined a decade, now’s your chance. These new books tuck almost 600 pages of manga behind a specially-embossed cover, all in a larger size than the regular version.

Where to Buy


Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN
By Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Release Date: On Sale Now

The biggest name in Japanese science fiction—Gundam—returns with one of its creators retelling its origins 25 years after the series debuted. Caught in the crossfire of a space civil war, teenager Amuro Ray accidentally finds a new mobile weapon—the RX-78 Gundam.

It is the year Universal Century 0079, in a space colony the Earth Federation is storing and testing a new piloted robot for use in the battle against the Principality of Zeon. The experimental RX-78 Gundam mobile suit is scheduled to be transported to Federation command in Jaburo, deep within the Brazilian jungles. Unfortunatley, before the transporter would arrive, the Federation would come under attack from Zeon. With few resources available against the Zeon’s most mobile mechs, Federation forces strike back using their new weapon, the mobile suit Gundam.

Caught in the crossfire is a young teen named Amuro Ray. Not willing to see innocent people die like this, Amuro crawls into the cockpit of the closest machine around him. Whether it be a tank, jeep or jet, he was going to use it to help stop this slaughter. And what he happened to slide into was another Gundam. Having never operated a machine like this, what are the chances he can do anything to repel an experienced squad of mech-piloting invaders?

Volume 1 includes an essay from Hideaki Anno, director of the hit anime Neon Genesis Evengelion.

Color pages from Yas.

And an essay from Kadokawa Publishing Executive Shinichiro Inoue.

Where to Buy


Saiyuki
By Hajime Isayama

Release Date: On Sale Now

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The boys are back, in 400-page hardcovers that are as pretty and badass as they are! This hit adventure—which blends mythology from around the world into a classic adventure story—has been out of print for years, and this collector’s edition is a fitting celebration of its return!

Genjo is a Buddhist priest in the city of Shangri-La, which is being ravaged by yokai spirits that have fallen out of balance with the natural order. His superiors send him on a journey far to the west to discover why this is happening and how to stop it. His companions are three yokai with human souls. But this is no day trip—the four will encounter many discoveries and horrors on the way, and on the road, Genjo will wonder … can he really trust his supernatural companions?

Where to Buy


Stay tuned for more Holiday Gift Guide Spotlights!

Get Started Here!

Whether you’re a complete manga newbie or a seasoned veteran we’re giving manga fans the opportunity to start a potential new favorite series during the Kodansha Manga Starter Pack sale!

That’s right we’re giving you up to 50% off the first 3 volumes of some of Kodansha’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed and fan-favorite series. Now is a great time to jump in head-long into the post-apocalyptic dark fantasy, Attack on Titan (now in it’s final anime season!), the multiple award-winning slice of life, A Silent Voice & magic fantasy saga Witch Hat Atelier, or even the shonen battle epic, The Seven Deadly Sins, all for an amazing price that makes it easy to buy in bulk!

But be sure to get your starter packs before time runs out! Visit your favorite digital vendor to save up to 50% off select titles from the series mentioned below: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from April 27th to May 3rd!

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Check out below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series,
Attack on Titan

And See below that for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
with links to read other chapter 1s FREE!

New Year, New Manga Sale Kicks-off 2021 with Largest Digital Manga Sale of the Year! (Ends 1/18)

Start the year with tons of manga at a great price until 1/18!

To celebrate the New Year, we’re discounting more than 3000 select digital manga titles up to 50% off at participating digital retailers Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo, during the New Year, New Manga sale!

Fans can take advantage of this line-wide sale to stock-up and read beyond the anime for series like Attack on Titan (now in its final season), Fire Force, Gleipnir, Drifting Dragons, Wave, Listen to Me! & more. Not only that but fans can also pick-up hit debuts from 2020 including Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun, A Sign of Affection, The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! and so much more.

But, be sure to take advantage of this sale, it won’t last long.  Sale runs from from January 5 – 18th!

 

Kodansha USA Partners with INKR Comics Streaming Service

Kodansha USA Announces Expanding Partnership with INKR Comics

Anime Inspiring manga series, Attack on Titan, A Silent Voice, Your Lie in April, among this week’s new additions, with even more debuting next week

Read over 400 volumes from Kodansha USA on the new manga, webtoons, manhua, and comics streaming service

December 17, 2020 – New York, NY –   Today, Kodansha USA, purveyors of some of the world’s most recognized manga properties, has expanded its partnership with INKR Comics, the immersive new comics reading and publishing app, to increase its existing library of fan-favorite manga to over 400 volumes. This week marks the debut of such popular series as Attack on Titan, To Your Eternity, A Silent Voice, Your Lie in April, and more. Also joining the INKR streaming service next week are a number of anime-inspiring manga series like Fire Force, FAIRY TAIL, and The Seven Deadly Sins.
 
Kodansha USA is among the highest profile publishers to be a part of the INKR Comics app launch on October 15, 2020, and has continued to add titles to the budding manga, webtoons, manhua, and comics streaming service. Fans who want to try the new platform can download the app for iOS and Android, here. Once in the app, users can read select chapters of manga for free, and even sample the INKR EXTRA streaming service with a 30-day free trial. At the end of the trial, fans pay only $4.99 a month to continue using the service.

INKR offers readers universal access to comics from around the world, including Japanese manga from Kodansha USA and Tokyopop, Korean webtoons from Mr. Blue and Toons Family, Chinese manhua from Weibo and FanFan, and American comics from publishers such as Image, an unparalleled catalog of diverse works available to read on one app.
 
For more information on this and other Kodansha USA Publishing titles please visit: https://kodansha.us/.

Check out these 99¢ vol. 1s during our (Not Just) Black Friday Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 11/30)

All the fun of Black Friday with none of the pushing and shoving!

We know your wallet might already be strained by all the crazy deals all over the internet BUT how many of them will open your eyes vast manga universes for just .99¢ a pop? Can’t think of one? Well we’re just THAT deal! Right now until Monday, November 30th, you can indulge in nearly 30 series ranging from sci-fi landscapes like in Battle Angel Alita, BLAME!  and EDENS ZERO, to magical realms like FAIRY TAIL, The Seven Deadly Sins, and To Your Eternity, and the even love-filled corridors of romance series like in Domestic Girlfriend, Moteki and O’ Maidens in Your Savage Season – each one, only .99¢ for volume 1s.

It’s a deal that won’t last long but, also won’t burden your wallet! Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to start any (or ALL) of these amazing series for just 99¢ each!: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from November 25 – 30th!

 

~(Not Just) Black Friday Digital Manga Sale ~

November 25 – 30th

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:
A Sign of Affection (Vol. 1)
A Silent Voice (Vol. 1)
Ajin Demi-Human (Vol. 1)
Attack on Titan (Vol. 1)
Battle Angel Alita (Vol. 1)
BECK (Vol. 1)
BLAME! (Vol. 1)
Cells At Work (Vol. 1)
Cells at Work: Code BLACK (Vol. 1)
Chi’s Sweet Home (Vol. 1)
Domestic Girlfriend (Vol. 1)
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Vol. 1)
EDENS ZERO (Vol. 1)
FAIRY TAIL (Vol. 1)
Fire Force (Vol. 1)
Gleipnir (Vol. 1)
Golosseum (Vol. 1)
Goodbye I’m Being Reincarnated (Vol. 1)
Heaven’s Design Team (Vol. 1)
Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition (Vol. 1)
Karate Heat (Vol. 1)
Mardock Scramble (Vol. 1)
Moteki (Vol. 1)
O’ Maidens in Your Savage Season (Vol. 1)
The Ghost in the Shell (Vol. 1)
The Golden Sheep (Vol. 1)
The Knight Cartoonist and her Orc Editor (Vol. 1)
The Seven Deadly Sins (Vol. 1)
To Your Eternity (Vol. 1)

 

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)

Fall in love with Manga during our Love Romance Sale! Ends 02/17

Love Romance Sale - up to 50% off

Swipe Right on a New Series!

Is online dating leaving your heart cold? This Valentine’s Day Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL want to help you fall in love with one of over 100 romantic digital manga titles during our Love Romance Sale! As they say, love may be temporary, but manga is forever. And with our expanding digital library, these titles will be with you wherever you go! (We definitely weren’t stood up and left alone or anything…)

Whether you’re into steamy and tawdry romances like in My Boss’s Kitten, absurd and whimsical romps like That Wolf-boy is Mine, or coming of age tales of learning to love like O Maidens In Your Savage Season, our Love Romance sale has doki doki stories of all kinds to make your heart burst (not your wallet)!

Save now up to 50% off more than 100 of our romantic digital manga titles at our partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook.

~ Kodansha Comics Love Romance Sale! ~
February 10-17
Click on the featured titles for more info or to read Chapter 1s FREE!

10 Dance
1122 for a Happy Marriage
A Kiss For Real
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Asahi-senpai’s Favorite
@Full Moon
Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-be
Beauty Bunny
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Boarding School Juliet
Can I Kiss you Every Day?
Chihayafuru
Cosplay Animal
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Drowning Love
Ex-Enshusiasts: Motokare Mania
Forget Me Not
The Full-time Wife Escapist
Gakuen Prince
Guilty
Hitorijime My Hero
Hotaru’s Way
House of the Sun
I Am Here!
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I could Die
If I Could Reach You
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Intertwining Lives
Kakafukaka
Kamikamikaeshi
Keeping His Whims in Check
Key Ring Lock
Kira-kun Today
A Kiss, For Real
Kiss Him, Not me
Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight
LDK
Let’s Dance a Waltz
Let’s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow
Liar x Liar
Living Room Matsunaga-san
Love and Lies
Love in Focus
Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Mabusasa
Manga Dogs
MARS
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
Missions of Love
Momo’s Iron Will
Moteki
My Boss’s Kitten
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother the Shut-in
My Little Monster
My Pink is Overflowing
My Sweet Girl
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Nodame Cantabile
O Maidens In Your Savage Season
Our Fake Marriage
Our Precious Conversations
Peach Girl
Peach Girl Next
Peach Heaven
Peach Mermaid
Perfect World
The Prince In His Dark Days
The Prince’s Black Poison
Prince’s Romance Gambit
Princess Jellyfish
Queen Bee
Quintessential Quintuplets
Ran the Peerless Beauty
Real Girl
Say I Love You
The Seven Deadly Sins Seven Days
A Silent Voice
A Springtime with Ninjas
Stray Bullet Baby
That Blue Summer
The Tales of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
Those Summer Days
To Be Next To You
To Write Your Words
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Trap in a Skirt
Tsuredure Children
Until The Full Moon
Vampire Dormitory
Waiting for Spring
Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
The Walls Between Us
The Wizard & His Fairy
That Wolf-boy is Mine
World’s End Apricot Jam
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
You Got Me Sempai!
Your Lie in April
You’re My Pet

Award-Winning Manga Sale featuring A Silent Voice & more: all digital volumes up to 50% off! Ends 02/03

And the Award Goes to … ?

Last year was a big year for Kodansha Comics manga! Winners of the prestigious Kodansha Manga Awards this year include our Perfect World, The Quintessential Quintuplets, What Did You Eat Yesterday?, and To Your Eternity! And add to that list 2019 Eisner Industry Award Winner Tokyo Tarareba Girls!

… but that’s not all! To celebrate, we’re putting all of our past-and-present award winners on sale! Each series is up to 50% off at our digital partners BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends February 3rd!

~ Kodansha Comics Award-Winning Manga Sale ~
January 28-February 3
Click on the featured titles to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Giant Killing
Attack on Titan
Chihayafuru
Space Brothers
Missions of Love
Vinland Saga
Animal Land
Your Lie in April
House of the Sun
Descending Stories
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Kiss Him, Not Me
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
DAYS
Perfect World
Knights of Sidonia
Altair: A Record of Battles
My Boy in Blue
Quintessential Quintuplets
What Did You Eat Yesterday?
To Your Eternity
Saint Young Men
Negima!

A Silent Voice
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Chi’s Sweet Home
Flying Witch
Princess Jellyfish
Ajin
Love in Focus
Witch Hat Atelier
Again!!
Frau Faust
Waiting for Spring
Happiness
That Wolf-boy Is Mine!
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary Yon & Mu
No. 6

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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The BIG Back-to-School Manga Sale! 90+ digital series up to 50% off!

Sad summer’s over? Ready for school … ? You’re in good company! This week’s BIG digital sale features all kinds of your fellow students in every imaginable school setting! We’re not even sure how some of these characters have time to study! So tell your sensei and grab your senpai, cuz this massive list of academia-related titles is up to 50% off!

Whew, have we got a lot of manga set in school … That’s right, this week 90+ of our school-themed series are now up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends on September 16.

And to help celebrate our school-manga theme, here’s our digital-first debut of the week! What more embarrassment can you face after you accidentally confess your love to your crush? Learn more in our new digital-first title Queen Bee, which debuts September 10—TODAY!


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And here’s the complete lineup!

~ The BIG Back-To-School Manga Sale ~
September 10-16
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Again!!
Aho-Girl
Air Gear
Ajin: Demi-Human
ALIVE
All Out!!
All-Rounder Meguru
Ao-chan Can’t Study!
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Arisa
Asahi-sempai’s Favorite
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Beauty Bunny
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Boarding School Juliet
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
Days
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Devils’ Line
Domestic Girlfriend
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Farewell, My Dear Cramer
The Flowers of Evil
Gakuen Prince
The Garden of Words
Genshiken Omnibus
Gleipnir
Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated!
Happiness
I Am Here!
I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Interviews with Monster Girls
Karate Heat
Kigurumi Guardians
Kira-kun Today
A Kiss, For Real
Kiss Him, Not Me
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight
Kitchen Princess Omnibus
LDK
Let’s Dance a Waltz
Liar x Liar
Living-Room Matsunaga-san
Love and Lies
Love in Focus
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Magical Sempai
Magus of the Library
Manga Dogs
MARS
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
Missions of Love
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother the Shut-In
My Little Monster
My Sweet Girl
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Negiho: Mahora Little Girls
Negima!
Nodame Cantabile
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Our Precious Conversations
Paradise Residence
Parasyte
Peach Girl
Peach Heaven
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Side: P4
The Prince’s Romance Gambit
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Ran the Peerless Beauty
Real Girl
Say I Love You.
Sayonara, Football
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Shojo Fight
Shugo Chara!
A Silent Voice
A Springtime with Ninjas
Sweetness and Lightning
Tsuredure Children
Vampire Dormitory
Waiting for Spring
The Walls Between Us
Welcome to the Ballroom
Witchcraft Works
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
You Got Me, Sempai!
Your Lie in April
Yuri Is My Job!