The epic team-up between NISIOISIN and Oh!great—BAKEMONOGATARI—is here! Volume 1 on sale October 1!

The ultimate writer-artist manga team-up is finally here—with Vertical’s highly anticipated release of the BAKEMONOGATARI manga by Japan’s #1 literary phenom NISIOISIN and manga giant Oh!great!

Volume 1 goes on sale October 1 and represents a unique collaboration by the legendary novelist of the MONOGATARI series and the lauded artist of Air Gear and Tenjo Tenge.

One of the most exciting young novelists in Japan today, NISIOISIN is best known in the West for his literary adaptation of the Death Note manga and his bestselling MONOGATARI novels, the latter all published by Vertical. MONOGATARI is a uniquely imagined serial blend of noir and fantasy that has gone on to pop-culture prominence in the form of hit anime series, video games, merchandise, and now … manga. Oh!great, of course, is a longtime manga legend, famed for his incredibly polished style.

The BAKEMONOGATARI manga represents a unique collaboration between these giants in their fields. It opens with the story of high school student Koyomi Araragi, who catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara as she falls, but—much to his surprise—she doesn’t weigh anything … at all. Koyomi is about to learn the truth that monsters have been here since the beginning. Always. Everywhere.

Read the entire 75+ page Chapter 1 right here!

About NISIOISIN
Born in 1981, NISIOISIN dropped out of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, to pursue a career in storytelling. Initially he had ambitions to be a comic artist, but he began to focus on his writing, eventually winning the 23rd Mephisto Prize for Kubikiri Cycle (Del Rey), recognizing his talents as a mystery writer, at the age of 20. Since his debut in 2002, NISIOISIN has penned more than fifty novels and a number of comics. And he has quickly become one of Japan’s top selling authors in recent memory with more than 5 million units sold since 2009. Many of his works have been adapted into animated television series and films. His best known works are the MONOGATARI series and KATANAGATARI

About Oh!great
Oh!great is most notable for his manga series Tenjo Tenge and Air Gear. He has worked on other projects such as Biorg Trinity and character designs in video games such as Tekken 5, Tekken 6, and Soul Calibur IV.

 

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!


Click on the cover and read Chapter 1
FREE!

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!

 

 

Binge-Reading Sale: 99¢ Volume 1s + 50% off all other volumes for 30+ completed series

Too hot to go out and do anything? Best buckle down with aircon blasting, an ice-cold drink, and an entire series of manga to read! This week, we’re hosting our first-ever Binge-Reading Sale featuring 30+ completed manga series—putting them up for a huge discount at our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook.

Here’s the deal

Wanna try something new? Digital Volumes 1’s of select completed manga series are only 99¢ ($1.99 for omnibus volumes)!

If you like what you’re reading, keep goin’—because all the other volumes are up to 50% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on July 29!

Here’s a few recommendations!

Wow! Big-time 2019 Eisner Award winner for “Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia” (just announced at San Diego Comic-Con!), Akiko Higashimura’s Tokyo Tarareba Girls, leads off our Binge-Reading Sale!


And here’s the complete lineup!

~ Kodansha Comics Binge-Reading Sale  ~
July 23-29
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Air Gear
ALIVE
Ao-Chan Can’t Study!
Animal Land
Aoba-kun’s Confession
Basilisk
BLAME!
Bloody Monday
Cage of Eden
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Chi’s Sweet Home
Complex Age
COPPELION
DEATHTOPIA
Dragon Head
Fairy Tail
Forget Me Not
Fort of Apocalypse
Fuuka
Genshiken
Genshiken Second Season
Inuyashiki
Karate Heat
Kasane
Knights of Sidonia
Love Hina
Mardock Scramble
My Little Monster
Nodame Cantabile
Parasyte
Peach Girl
Rave Master
A Silent Voice
Suzuka
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Until Your Bones Rot
The Walls Between Us
Your Lie in April
World End and Apricot Jam

The Long Summer Reading Sale! Attack on Titan + 40 long-running series 99-cent Volume 1 + additional volumes 50% off

Enjoying summer? 😉 Schools out and the days are long. No better time to kick back and catch up on your favorite manga series—’specially those long-running series you’ve been holding off on reading like Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, and The Seven Deadly Sins

So we put together a list of must-read long-running series and put ’em up for a super discount during our Summer Reading Sale at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

Not sure where to start? Then pick up Volume 1s of any manga  seriesl isted below, since it’s on sale on digital for only 99¢! Yes, you heard that right.

And if you like it, well, keep going—because all other volumes are up to 50% off!

But you gotta hurry, because the sale ends July 1!

~ Kodansha Comics Summer Reading Sale  ~
June 25-July 1
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Air Gear

ALIVE
Animal Land
As the Gods Will The Second Series
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
BECK  — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
DAYS
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fairy Tail
Fire Force
Forest of Piano
Fuuka
Genshiken Omnibus
Genshiken Second Season
Giant Killing
House of the Sun
Initial D  — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Kasane
Kiss Him, Not Me
Knights of Sidonia
LDK
Missions of Love
Negima Omnibus
Nodame Cantabile
Noragami: Stray God
Peach Girl
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Say I Love You.
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Space Brothers
Suzuka
The Seven Deadly Sins
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Yozakura Quartet

 

Blast from the past! Resurrection Sale! Princess Resurrection + 20 digital series up to 50% off!

BLAST FROM THE PAST!

What’s your favorite manga from back in the day? The legends of manga are legion, but due to the ups-and-downs and unavoidable realities of print publishing, some all-time classic series have gone out of print or have been otherwise unavailable for years 😱

Enter Kodansha Comics digital editions: we’ve been resurrecting a slew of classic series as part of our digital-first lineup—and in some cases continuing series like BECK that never concluded in English translation—so that you and new generations of manga fans can dig deep into one of the richest manga catalogs around. And to showcase those titles this week, we’re hosting our Resurrection Sale, with 20+ “blast from the past” manga series discounted up to 50% off  at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. (Sale ends April 22.)

— Kodansha Comics Resurrection Sale! — 
April 15 – 22
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Air Gear 
BECK–exclusively on comiXolgy and Kindle
Dragon Head
Gakuen Prince

Mushishi
Nodame Cantabile
NOiSE
Parasyte
Neo-Parasyte f
Neo-Parasyte m
Love Hina
Negima
Peach Girl
Peach Girl NEXT — a new sequel!
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection Nightmare  — a new sequel!
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Suzuka

Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet
Voices of A Distant Star

 

Sports manga sale! 15 digital series up to 50% off until April 9!

Time for spring training—an exciting season, as everybody knows, for sports fans AND manga fans, because this week only, we’re hosting the Kodansha Comics Sports Manga Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

Y’know, you’d be surprised by all the different types of sports (are they sports?) that’ve been manga-ized by Kodansha Comics! Check out the full roster below:

~ Kodansha Comics Sports Manga Sale  ~
April 3-9
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!


Ace of the Diamond
by Yuji Terajima 

Eijun Sawamura had his heart set on the middle-school national baseball championships. But his team is eliminated thanks to a wild pitch thrown by Eijun himself. He’s planning to go to high school with his teammates and try again next year when he’s scouted by the famous Seido High School baseball team. When he goes for a campus visit, he finds himself on the receiving end of a baptism by fire! His experience forming a battery with up-and-coming catcher Miyuki rekindles his passion for baseball!!

 


Again!! by Mitsurou Kubo

From superstar creator Mitsurou Kubo (original concept and character designs for Yuri!!! on Ice) comes a dramatic, funny, time-traveling high school story about what it means to cheer on a friend! What would you do if you had the chance to do everything… again?

Kinichiro isn’t even that bad. It’s just that on the first day of high school, his eyes made him look shifty, so people assumed he was trouble. Now it’s graduation, and he’s looking back on three years with no friends. He never even joined a club. But after a bloody collision and an accidental fall, he wakes up a high school freshman, with the chance to try it all over… AGAIN!!


Air Gear
by Oh!Great

Ikki Minami is a junior high school student with a dream—to become the best Air Trek rider in town. It won’t be easy, as he faces a lot of competition from boys and girls alike. What is Air Trek? Just the latest craze that involves taking a two-wheel inline skate and adding a motor, suspension, and a shock absorber to enable the wearer to execute the wildest, wackiest, most aggressive moves you can imagine. Ikki has a lot to learn as he fights his way to the top in this wild, sexy manga from the creator of Tenjho Tenge!


All Out!! by Shiori Amase

Kenji Gion has always had a complex about his height. On his first day of high school, he meets the giant Iwashimizu and a certain ball game: rugby. This classic shonen manga of youth and high school rugby starts now!

 

 

All-Rounder Meguru by Hiroki Endo

A smashing MMA manga from the critically acclaimed creator of Eden: It’s a Endless World!

High schooler and budding Shooto mixed martial arts fighter, Meguru Takayanagi, reunites with his old friend from grade school, Takashi Segawa, in the ring for the first time in seven years. However, while the two used to be good friends, due to the difference in their upbringings, Takashi now sees Meguru as an enemy. Without a moment of joy to commemorate their reunion, the old friends’ match begins … Eden: It’s an Endless World!‘s Hiroki Endo brings you a new tale of Shooto, MMA, and youth!


Chihayafuru
by Yuki Suetsugu

Chihaya is a girl in the sixth grade, still not old enough to even know the meaning of the word zeal. But one day, she meets Arata, a transfer student from rural Fukui prefecture. Though docile and quiet, he has an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game.

Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the game, along with his ability to pick out the right card and swipe it away before any of his opponents. However, Arata is transfixed by her as well, all because of her unbelievable natural talent for the game. Don’t miss this story of adolescent lives and emotions playing out in the most dramatic of ways!

 

DAYS by Tsuyoshi Yasuda 

From Tsuyoshi Yasuda (Over Drive) comes the most exciting soccer manga in the world!

During his last spring break before starting high school, Tsukushi Tsukamoto meets Jin Kazama, who invites him to a pick-up soccer game. Their chance meeting, and his first-ever experience with soccer, move kind-hearted, timid Tsukushi to enroll in his new high school’s soccer club, which is among the strongest in all of Japan. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, there’s something amazing hidden inside Tsukushi’s heart … and through his trials and tribulations in the soccer club, it’s beginning to blossom!


Giant Killing
by Masaya Tsunamoto, Tsujitomo

A truly great coach makes the game of soccer interesting! Tatsumi Takeshi is 35 and has spent the last few years coaching in England before being brought back to Japan to coach his old team. His favorite pastime? Causing giant upsets—aka Giant Killing!

 

 

 


Grand Blue Dreaming
by Kenji Inoue, Kimitake Yoshioka

After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!


Sayonara, Football
by Naoshi Arakawa 

Before Farewell, My Dear Cramer (Arakawa’s current series) and Your Lie in April,  there was … Sayonara, Football, Naoshi Arakawa’s breakthrough soccer manga!

14-year-old Nozomi Onda has only one thing on her mind: playing beautiful soccer. There’s just one problem: no matter how much she longs to participate in official matches, she’d have physically superior boys as opponents. But when a boy from her past confronts her on the street, she decides she can’t wait any longer.


School Rumble
by Jin Kobayashi


She … is a second-year high school student with a single all-consuming question: Will the boy she likes ever really notice her? He … is the school’s most notorious juvenile delinquent and he’s suddenly come to a shocking realization: He’s got a huge crush, and now he must tell her how he feels. Life-changing obsessions, colossal foul-ups, grand schemes, deep-seated anxieties, and raging hormones—School Rumble portrays high school as it really is: over-the-top comedy!

 

Shojo Fight by Yoko Nihonbashi

Ever since that day, Neri Oishi’s resolved not to make friends. She’s fifteen years old and plays volleyball at Hakuunzan Private Academy Middle School, which is known for producing top players of the sport. Neri’s doing everything she can to hold herself back, including hiding that she was the captain of a team that took second place in a national tournament when she was in elementary school. While she’s immersed in this team sport, why should Neri have to kill herself? What keeps her from quitting volleyball in spite of that? Get ready for an ensemble volleyball drama!


Suzuka
by Kouji Seo

Yamato is ready for a fresh start. So when his aunt invites him to stay rent-free in her big-city boarding house in hustling, bustling Tokyo, Yamato jumps at the chance. There’s just one teensy-weensy catch: it’s an all-girl housing complex and spa! Things get even more nerve-racking when Yamato meets his neighbor Suzuka, a beautiful track-and-field star. She’s not just the cutest girl Yamato’s ever met, she’s also the coolest, the smartest, and the most intimidating. Can an ordinary guy like Yamato ever hope to win over a girl like Suzuka?


Toppu GP by Kosuke Fujishima

The new racing thrill ride from the creator of Oh! My Goddess and Paradise Residence!

Toppu Uno never wanted to race motorcycles. He was perfectly content watching his sister ride—with his eagle eyes, he knew her lap times before the the stopwatch did. When he’s convinced to take a ride on a minibike for the first time, his hours of observation translate into instant skill on the track. But turning a quick lap and winning a race are two very different things, and Toppu’s got a long way to go before he’s ready for the big leagues: MotoGP, the highest level of two-wheeled road racing.


Welcome to the Ballroom
by Tomo Takeuchi

An action-packed battle manga … with ballroom dance?! Enter the thrilling (no really!) world of Dancesport! 

Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. 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 Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same!

Sale ends 4/9/2018 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or for selected stores, in local time. 

All-Time Manga-to-Anime Sale! Your favorite anime’s original story up to 50% off

Attack on Titan, The Ghost in the Shell, The Seven Deadly Sins and more … You may have seen these anime, but didja know they're all based on manga from Kodansha Comics?

For one week only, we're showcasing series that were originally a manga then adapted into an anime during The All-Time Manga-to-Anime Sale! Check out the list of series that's 50% off at all our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through January 22!

—All-Time Manga-to-Anime Sale — 
all volumes up to 50% off through January 22!

Ace of the Diamond
Aho-Girl
Air Gear
Air Gear Omnibus
Ajin
All Out!!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Appleseed Alpha
Attack on Titan
Basilisk
BLAME!
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
Chi’s Sweet Home
Clockwork Planet
Days
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fairy Tail
5 Centimeters per Second
Flying Witch
Fuuka
The Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Giant Killing
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Interview with Monster Girls
Inuyashiki
Kiss Him, Not Me
Knights of Sidonia
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Land of the Lustrous
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Mushishi
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Negima
Negima Omnibus
Ninja Slayer Kills
Nodame Cantabile
Noragami: Stray God
Parasyte
Princess Jellyfish
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei
School Rumble
The Seven Deadly Sins
She and her Cat
A Silent Voice
Space Brothers
Spoof on Titan
Suzuka
Sweetness and Lightning
Tsuredure Children
Unlimited Fafnir
UQ Holder
Welcome to the Ballroom
Witchcraft Works
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Your Lie in April
Yozakura Quartet

Wanna know about the latest manga-to-anime series?
Check out the Winter 2018 Manga to Anime Guide!

Kodansha Comics to the Rescue Sale! Digital manga 50% off (ends 12/18)

“Rescues”—formerly out-of-print titles 
It happens, but sometimes printed titles are no longer available: they go “out of print.” As part of our digital-first lineup, Kodansha Comics is starting to bring those title back—as digital “rescues” so they can be discovered by new generations of manga fans.

This week, we're putting those rescued manga up for adoption … or better yet, up to 50% off at all our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through December 18! 

— Kodansha Comics to the Rescue Sale! — 
all volumes up to 50% off through December 18

Air Gear
Air Gear Omnibus
Gakuen Prince
Mushishi
Nodame Cantabile
NOiSE
Parasyte
Neo-Parasyte f

Neo-Parasyte m
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors

Rave Master
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Suzuka
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet

Feeling nostalgia for a rescue title? Give one a try as a refresher! 

 

 

 

 

The Air Gear digital bomb has dropped

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If you've been waiting for Oh!great's inline-skating epic Air Gear to make its way to digital, have we got the news for you: the Air Gear digital bomb has dropped—

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—with all 6 omnibus editions (covering volumes 1 through 17 of the original single-volume releases) and

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volumes 18 through 33 of the single-editions!

That's 33-volumes worth of Air Gear all out now on Kindle, nook, Kobo, iBooks, and comiXology!

And look for Volume 34 (in both print and digital) to come out this April!