Summer Anime Season Finale Sale—digital manga volumes up to 50% off!

What anime have you been watching this summer? Did you know some of the biggest fan faves from the summer anime season are based on Kodansha Comics? That means, while the anime left you hanging in the season finale, you can pick up and continue the story—in manga! 

This week's Summer Anime Season Finale Sale features those most recently anime-ated series and puts them on 50% discount at all of our digital retail channels: BookWalkercomiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends September 25! 

2017 Summer Anime Season Finale Sale 
— Read free full Chapter 1s at the links —
Aho-Girl 
— watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Altair: A Record of Battle — watch the anime on Anime Strike 
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Love and Lies— watch the anime on Anime Strike 
Tsuredure Children— watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Welcome to the Ballroom — watch the anime on Anime Strike 

 

 

Events: Kodansha editors 7/25-7/30 in New York City!

Wherever you go around the world, comics are comics—but how they get made can be quite different. The process of creating a manga is uniquely Japanese, and American readers don’t get many opportunities to learn about this difficult behind-the-scenes work. So we’re especially thrilled to host not one, but two events this month with manga editors from Kodansha Japan! This is an amazing chance to meet the people who’ve helped guide your favorite series from idea to ink on paper, hear insider stories, and ask them your questions! 


Princess Jellyfish creator Akiko Higashimura (left) with her editor, Yumi Sukemune (right)

Meet Princess Jellyfish editor Yumi Sukemune at NYPL
Bronx Library Center
July 25th 3:30 p.m.

In 2016, uber-talented artist Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish was named one of New York Public Library’s “50 Best Books for Teens.” As a special thank-you, Princess Jellyfish's editor Yumi Sukemune will make a brief appearance at NYPL’s Bronx Library Center on July 25 in New York City to take you behind the scenes of what went into making this series so special. Learn about creator Akiko Higashimura’s process, how shojo and josei manga work in Japan, and get a chance to ask Sukemune-san a few questions!

Conversation with Princess Jellyfish editor Yumi Sukemune
Barnes & Noble Tribeca
July 28th 6:00 p.m.

This year, Princess Jellyfish became the first josei (“women’s”) manga ever nominated for an Eisner Award, America’s top honor in comics—and just a few days after the ceremony, Akiko Higashimura’s editor, Yuki Sukemune, will make an appearance July 28 at the Barnes & Noble store in Tribeca, New York City.

In addition to her hilarious and stylish characters, Higashimura-sensei is famous for working simultaneously on multiple series. Sukemune-san will provide a step-by-step look at her process, including some of Higashimura-sensei’s original drafts! Sukemune-san will also discuss the world of shojo manga in Japan and Higashimura’s current josei series, the much talked-about Tokyo Tarareba Girls

About Yumi Sukemune
Yumi Sukemune first joined Kodansha in 2006. Since that time, she's been an editor for the women’s manga magazine Kiss and is currently working with Akiko Higashimura on the Eisner Award-nominated Princess Jellyfish and Tokyo Tarareba Girls, as well as with Mari Ozawa on Silver Spoon, which was adapted into a live-action drama in 2015. She also curated an exhibition of Akiko Higashimura’s work that was displayed at venues across Japan including the Yokote Masuda Manga Museum, Meiji University, and the Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures.


Shukan Shonen Magazine 2017 No. 31 (July) Issue, Kodansha Ltd.

Four Hundred Pages of Manga, Every! Single! Week!
A Round Table Discussion with the Editors of Weekly Shonen Magazine
Kinokuniya NYC (across the street from Bryant Park)
July 30th 2:00 p.m.

Each and every week, the editors at Weekly Shonen Magazine oversee the creation of over 400 pages of brand-new manga. It’s often hectic, sometimes frustrating, but always rewarding work. So it’s remarkably good luck that five of Weekly Shonen Magazine’s editors were able to take time out of their brimming schedules all at the same time and come to the United States to meet with fans!

On July 30th at the Kinokuniya NYC store, they’ll explain how monthly and weekly manga serialization actually work, before the chapters get compiled into paperback form. Bring your questions for the team that delivers, on time every week, the magazine that’s home to hits like Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, A Silent Voice, and many more! Plus, the editors directly responsible for Aho-Girl, Fire Force, and The Heroic Legend of Arslan will be on hand to share stories, sketches, and process art from those series.

The panelists
Kiichiro Sugawara Editor-in-Chief, Shukan Shonen Magazine
Testuya Fujikawa editor of Aho-Girl and Tsuredure Children
Megumu Tsuchiya editor of Fire Force and The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Summer 2017 Manga to Anime Guide #KCAnimeClub

Summer 2017 Anime Guide

Whether you’re on vacation or looking to escape for an episode or two, this summer is full of great anime based on Kodansha Comics manga. Whether you’re in the mood for romance, dancing, or side-splitting comedy, we’ve got you covered!

We’re also inviting you to watch anime with us! This season’s Kodansha Comics Anime Club title is Aho-Girl. All you have to do is unpeel a banana, jump on Twitter every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Eastern Time and follow our livetweet or share your own reactions to the episode using #KCAnimeClub!

And here's a great chance to check out the manga of any this season's anime: our Manga-to-Anime digital sale is going on now (hurry though! ends July 17)!

 


Aho-Girl

MANGA Volume 1 available now
ANIME new episode on Crunchyroll every Tuesday

Yoshiko is a hopelessly clueless high school girl. She gets zeroes on every test, and her only ambitions are to have as much fun and eat as many bananas as possible! To keep her in line and out of trouble, her dour childhood friend A-kun must look after her at all times. Aho-Girl is bound to satisfy anyone with a craving for silly, absurd, and subversive comedies in the tradition of Nichijou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Love and Lies

MANGA Volume 1 coming in August! Pre-order now!
ANIME new episode on Anime Strike every Monday 

Yukari lives in a society where love is forbidden. When you turn 16, the government will assign your marriage partner. Yukari is an average student who doesn’t even stand out enough to be bullied. He’s in love with Misaki, the most popular girl in school. There’s just one problem: He’s 15, one year away from receiving his government-assigned marriage partner. He normally wouldn’t have the courage to defy the law, but his sickly classmate Ririna still believes in love, and won’t stop goading him into confessing his feelings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome to the Ballroom

MANGA Volumes 1-6 available now
ANIME new episode on Anime Strike every Friday

Aimless high school student Tatara Fujita longs for a place to excel and belong, but his life feels painfully average. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku’s not the neighborhood watch, though. He’s a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same. You don’t want to miss the dynamic action of Welcome the Ballroom on screen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Altair: A Record of Battles

MANGA Volume 1 available now
ANIME new episode on Anime Strike every Friday

For generations the Turkiye Devleti and the Balt-Rhein Empire have stood in stern opposition to each other. Then one night, when an imperial minister is found assassinated, the two nations are plunged into a potentially explosive situation. As the generals of Turkiye's council cry for war, Mahmut comes to discover the devious truth behind the assassination. Thus the young pasha's battle for his country, peace, and trust in his fellow man begins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tsuredure Children

MANGA Volume 1 available now!
ANIME new episode on Crunchyroll every Tuesday

To those of you out there who never could say "I love you" … This story is about ordinary highschoolers and how love makes them fired up, shaken, laugh, cry, and hurt. Whether things go well or not, this story of adolescence and romance will show you how they spend their precious youth. Every character is the main character here, and you're sure to find one you can sympathize with. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Summer anime season sale—digital manga volumes over 45% off

The summer anime season is here: find out where to watch the anime of your favorite Kodansha Comics below and catch up on those series—or jump ahead—by reading the manga that inspired 'em all! With this week's Manga-to-Anime Sale putting some digital manga volumes at more than 50% off, you can't go wrong.

Look for the manga of these recently anime-ated series at all of our digital retail partners—BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends July 17th!

Summer Season Manga-to-Anime Sale
— Read free full Chapter 1s at the links —

Altair: A Record of Battles — watch the anime on Anime Strike
Tsuredure Children — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Welcome to the Ballroom — watch the anime on Anime Strike

also watch for these manga debuts coming in July-August: preorders available now!
Aho-Girl — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Love and Lies — watch the anime on Anime Strike