Historical Manga Sale! 10+ digital series up to 50% off!

Yeah, maybe it wasn’t your strongest subject in school, but history in manga form is way more fun than in a textbook! Now that the summer is in the past (hah) grab some hot cider, curl up in your favorite reading nook, and enjoy this curated selection of historical manga titles, each up to 50% off!

This week 10+ of our historical manga series are now up to 50% off on digital at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends September 23!

Speaking of history … We’ve all got our romantic histories. Highs and lows, crushes, unrequited love … So what’s highschooler Uta to do when her first crush and childhood friend becomes her sister-in-law? Get the debut volume of the heart-wrenching yuri manga If I Could Reach You out September 17—TODAY!

Click on the cover and read Chapter 1 FREE!

~ Historical Manga Sale ~
September 17-24

Click on the cover or links to read Chapter 1s for FREE!

Altair: A Record of Battles
Basilisk
Blissful Land
Frau Faust 
The Ghost and the Lady
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Magus of the Library
Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
Vinland Saga
The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls

… and for those of you who prefer your manga in print: From now until September 22, our friends at Indigo are hosting a historically great sale at their online store …  all physical Kodansha Comics titles 40% off!

“Other Worlds” Manga Sale! Alicia’s Diet Quest digital debut +15 fantasy series up to 50% off on digital

Welcome to “The Other World!”
Isekai means “the other world” in Japanese. And thanks to recent hits like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and the fact everyone more or less wonders what’s it like to be transported to the world of fantasy, it’s been a manga genre on the rise!

This week take a trip to the Other Worlds of manga—isekai and beyond— with the “Other Worlds” Manga Sale with 15+ fantasy series at 50% off discount on all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. (Sale ends November 19.)  

Th-that’s not all! Today we’re also introducing you a brand-new isekai series … with a twist! Check out Alicia’s Diet Quest––a comedic RPG adventure with a beautiful-yet-somehow-clumsy priestess who’ll try just about anything and everything in her struggle to … lose weight? Volume 1 now available on all digital platforms at 50% off! (Sale ends November 19.)  


Check out free chapter 1 preview of Alicia’s Diet Quest!

Whether you’re on the isekai bandwagon or not, check out the FULL list of manga on sale! These worlds of fantasy may go beyond even your imagination!

~ “Other Worlds” Manga Sale  ~
November 13 ~ 19
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!
Alicia’s Diet Quest — DIGITAL DEBUT!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Animal Land
Basilisk
Cage of Eden
Cells at Work!
Drifting Dragons
Heaven’s Design Team
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
I’m Standing on a Million Lives
Mushishi
Noragami
Pumpkin Scissors
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To Your Eternity

 

Read beyond the latest volume on comiXology Unlimited! 18 series up to 50% off

Ever gotten through the latest volume of a great manga series and then wanted to read more? You can, you know, if you’re a subscriber to comiXology Unlimited! We’re encouraging the readers of 18 Kodansha Comics series to READ BEYOND as we put up chapters that go past the latest available volume on comiXology Unlimited and add new chapters along the way!

It’s a great way to jump ahead on your favorite series—at no extra cost beyond the $5.99/month subscription fee. In fact, based on our math, all the chapters that are already up on Unlimited are alone worth more than the price of admission!

Which brings us to … more savings! To help get you up to speed, for this week only, we’re putting all graphic novels volumes of those 18 series for sale up to 50% off exclusively on comiXology and Kindle. It’s a great chance to catch up and then read beyond on comiXology Unlimited. Alas, this sale ends, as all sales must, on June 11.

~ READ BEYOND! ComiXology Unlimited Sale ~
June 5~11
Click on the banner to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Fuuka 
All graphics novels up to the latest volume 17 (chapters 156-165) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 166-194
New chapters every week! 

GTO Paradise Lost
All graphics novels up to the latest volume 8 (chapters 62-70) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 71-97
New chapters every week!

The Seven Deadly Sins
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 26 (chapters 207-213) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 214-263
New chapters every week!

Space Brothers
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 31 (chapters 287-295) 50% 0ff

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 296-315
New chapters every week!

To Your Eternity
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 4 (chapters 25-34) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 35-64
New chapters every week!

UQ Holder!
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 13 (chapters 129-132) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 133-147
New chapters every week! 

Ajin: Demi-Human
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 11 (chapters 49-53) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 54-57
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

APOSIMZ
Chapters available on comiXology Unlimited 1-14
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Attack on Titan
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 24 (chapters 95-98) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 99-104
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Devils’ Line
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 10 (chapters 48-52) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 53-59
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Drifting Dragons
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 3 (chapters 12-17) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 1
8-23
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Farewell, My Dear Cramer
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 1-23
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Grand Blue Dreaming
All graphic novels up to the latest volume latest volume 9 (chapters 34-37) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 38-43
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

The Heroic Legend of Arslan
All graphic novels up to the  latest volume 8 (chapters 47-52) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 53-58
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Our Precious Conversations
All graphic novels up to the latest volume Latest volume 2 (chapters 7-11) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 12-19
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Sweetness and Lighting
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 10 (chapters 45-49) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 50-53
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

TOPPU GP
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 2 (chapters 8-14) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 15-25
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Wave, Listen to Me!
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 3 (chapters 17-24) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 25-39
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

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!

Fantasy Manga Sale! + 2 digital debuts: Ayanashi and Drifting Dragons

We love Fantasy Manga!
An awesome supernatural power? Check. Steampunk technology? Check. Mythological creatures that tries to eat you? Check! Yes, we all love the world of fantasy where anything and everything goes!

This week, as a part of Kodansha Comics' holiday surprise, we are launching two brand-new fantasy manga: Ayanashi and Drifting Dragons! 

 
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1!

And to celebrate further, we're opening up the vault and unleashing a host of Kodansha Comics' best fantasy series with our I Love Fantasy digital manga sale—where you get up to 50% offf at all our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through December 11!

— I Love Fantasy Sale — 
all volumes up to 50% off through December 11

Drifting Dragons 
Ayanashi 
Fairy Tail
Fairy Girls
Fairy Tail Blue Mistral
Fairy Tail Ice Trail
Fairy Tail Rhodonite
Fairy Tail Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth
Fairy Tail Zero
Fairy Tail S
Monster Soul
Rave Master
UQ Holder!
Negima! Omnibus
Negmia!
Negiho
Altair: A Record of Battles
Amefurashi
Animal Land
Cage of Eden
Clockwork Planet
Frau Faust
Fire Force
The Ghost and the Lady
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Kigurumi Guardians
Land of the Lustrous
Livingstone
Magatsuki
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara Chan!
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts
To Your Eternity
Tokyo Mewmew Omnibus
Tokyo Mewmew A La Mode
Unlimited Fafnir
Vinland Saga
Witchcraft Works
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

Did you find the fantasy manga that interests you? Try it out on digital first, and see if you like it! 

 

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

Manga Vacation Week #2: new 99-cent digital volume 1s this week Dec 27-Jan 3!

Have a Nice Manga Vacation!

This week, we're offering Fairy Tail, Parasyte, and other classic Kodansha Comics digital volume 1s for only 99 cents! But hurry! This offer lasts December 27 through January 3 at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Where do you want to go for your manga vacation?

What's on Sale This Week (December 27-January 3) 
(free previews at the links!)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan volume 1
Ajin: Demi-Human volume 1
Fairy Tail volume 1
Noragami volume 1
LDK volume 1
Your Lie in April volume 1
Say I Love You. volume 1
My Little Monster volume 1
Parasyte volume 1
The Seven Deadly Sins volume 1
A SIlent Voice volume 1
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches volume 1

The Manga Vacation sale list updates every Tuesday from December 20 to January 17.
Check back every Tuesday at KodanshaComics.com for more deals!

Humble Manga Bundle: name your price to support charity—BUNDLE ENDS MAY 18

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Update: ONLY TWO MORE DAYS for the first-ever Humble Manga Bundle! Kodansha Comics has teamed up with our good pals at Humble Bundle, the phenomenal pay-what-you-want digital book bundler, on the first volumes of 10 digital manga series.

THIS SPECIAL BUNDLE ENDS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME.

While manga has appeared in previous Humble Bundle book bundles, this is Humble Bundle's first entirely manga bundle. For this first Humble Bundle offering, we've put together a collection of our best science-fiction and fantasy series:

Pay what you want for Space Brothers Volume 1, Vinland Saga Volume 1, Inuyashiki Volume 1, Parasyte Volume 1, and Attack on Titan Volume 1.

Pay more than the average price to also receive The Heroic Legend of Arslan Volume 1, Ajin: Demi-Human Volume 1, Inuyashiki Volume 2, Parasyte Volume 2, and Attack on Titan Volume 2.

Pay $17 or more for all of that, plus the just-released (as of yesterday) Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus Volume 1, The Seven Deadly Sins Volume 1, Knights of Sidonia Volume 1, Ajin: Demi-Human Volume 2, and Attack on Titan Volume 3.

Name your price. Together, the books in this bundle usually cost as much as $177. At Humble Bundle, though, you choose the price!

Read them anywhere. These comics are available in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here.

Support charity. Choose where the money goes—between Kodansha Comics, three charities (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Worldreader, and Mental Health Foundation), and, if you'd like, a fourth charity of your choice via the PayPal Giving Fund. For details on how this works, click here. If you like this bundle or like what Humble Bundle does, you can leave a Humble Tip too.