NISIOISIN Humble Bundle is Here!

NISIOISIN-focused Humble Bundle Offers Manga, Light Novels & Audiobooks

Get over $400 worth of NISIOISIN titles from series like BAKEMONOGATARI, Pretty Boy Detective Club, KATANAGATARI & more starting at $1


Kodansha & Humble Bundle are teaming up once again to bring a massive, multimedia bundle featuring the works of fan-favorite author NISIOISIN – creator of the hit light novel series BAKEMONOGATARI, now with manga and anime adaptations. With the MONOGATARI RETURNS Humble Bundle fans can save big and receive over 40 NISIOISIN titles, including newly bundled digital manga, light novels, and audiobook content never before offered on Humble Bundle. This special bundle valued at over $400, comes just in time for the holidays and is available now until December 30, 2021.

Read ’em anywhere: All the light novels, manga & audiobooks featured as part of the MONOGATARI RETURNS Humble Bundle will be delivered digitally upon purchase in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, ePub, FLAC and MP3 so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices!

Support charity: For this Humble Bundle, Kodansha will be leveraging the purchasing power of each bundle – whether it’s at the $1 tier or the $30 to donate a portion of the proceeds to a worthy cause! Choose where the money goes among Kodansha and our preselected charity, the BINC, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation – an organization helping bookstore owners, booksellers, and comic store employees and owners with unforeseen emergency financial needs. Or you can also choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund.

See below for information on the different tiers – starting at $1 – detailing all the amazing books fans can expect as part of the MONOGATARI RETURNS Humble Bundle:

Pay $1 or more to get:
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 1
Imperfect Girl (manga) Vol. 1
KOYOMIMONOGATARI, Part 1
NISEMONOGATARI, Part 1

Pay $10 or more to get:
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 2
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 3
BAKEMONOGATARI, Part 1
BAKEMONOGATARI,Part 2
BAKEMONOGATARI, Part 3
Imperfect Girl (manga) Vol. 2
KATANAGATARI, Part 1
KIZUMONOGATARI
NISEMONOGATARI, 
Part 2
NEKOMONOGATARI (BLACK)
NEKOMONOGATARI (WHITE)

Pay $20 or more to get:
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 4
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 5
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 6
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 7
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 8
BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) Vol. 9
HANAMONOGATARI
Imperfect Girl (manga) Vol. 3 
– FINAL VOL. 
KABUKIMONOGATARI
KATANAGATARI, 
Part 2
KOIMONOGATARI
KOYOMIMONOGATARI, 
Part 2
ONIMONOGATARI
OTORIMONOGATARI
TSUKIMONOGATARI

Pay $30 or more to get:
DECAPITATION
KATANAGATARI, 
Part 3
KATANAGATARI, Part 4 – FINAL VOL.
KIZUMONOGATARI (full unabridged audiobook)
NEKOMONOGATARI (WHITE) (full unabridged audiobook)
​​OWARIMONOGATARI, Part 1
OWARIMONOGATARI, Part 2
OWARIMONOGATARI, Part 3
STRANGULATION
SUSPENSION
ZOKU OWARIMONOGATARI 
– FINAL VOL.
The Dark Star That Shines for You Alone
The Swindler, the Vanishing Man, and the Pretty Boys
The Pretty Boy in the Attic

For the full list of titles included in this Humble Bundle visit the MONOGATARI RETURNS Humble Bundle homepage.

Halloween Treats on Sale!

Treat yourself to horrifying tales of monster (girls), demons, curses & more!

It’s the week of Halloween when all the most horrifying creature of the night come out to play! And to join in on the spirit of this ghastly holiday we’re unearthing tons terrifying tales in a huge Halloween-themed digital manga sale, sure keep you up at night!

Right now you can save up to 50% off nearly all volumes of each select series part of this sale! Haven’t had a chance to check out the body horror battle manga, Gleipnir? Now you can read up to the latest volume at a deep discount! If you’re looking for a classic scare be sure to read all of the alien-invasion saga, Parasyte. Are you a NISIOISIN fan but haven’t read the BAKEMONOGATARI manga, now’s the perfect time to catchup. But if romance and slice-of-life are more your speed we definitely got you covered with the supernatural rom-com, That Wolf-Boy is Mine, and heartwarming scary school life series Interviews with Monster Girls.

But much like a terrifying nightmare, this sale will soon fade away! So, visit one of our participating digital vendors to save – including BookwalkercomiXologyKindleGoogle PlayNook and izneo! Sale ends Monday, November 1st.

Curious about this creepy sale but want to see more? See below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series, Gleipnir. Or click on any of the titles featured below to read their free 1st chapter preview.

All treats, no trick: Discover Terrifying Tales

Dive into mystery with the Danger, Demons & Donuts Digital Manga Sale (Ends 03/01)

Where Intrigue and Snacks Collide!

There’s a world of mystery out there! And there are those that take it upon themselves to unravel the unknown, which can sometimes be hungry work, just ask Shinobu Oshino from BAKEMONOGATARI and her insatiable appetite for donuts! But sleuths don’t run on donuts alone, they also strive to help other, seek revenge and sometimes just survive!

That’s why we’re discounting some of our best mystery manga for you to uncover the truth, at a price that’ll leave you with plenty to stock up on snacks! Right now save up to 50% off such whodunits as the monstrously thrilling manga BAKEMONOGATARI, as well as the terrifying alien thriller, Parasyte, the cute pet sleuth series Sherlock Bones, and more!

But it’s no mystery this sale won’t last long! Visit one of our participating digital vendors to take advantage of this special discount for a limited time: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from February 23rd to March 1st!

And be sure to continue the clues in the latest volume of the BAKEMONOGATARI manga.
On sale NOW in digital & print!

 

~Danger, Demons and Donuts Digital Manga Sale~

February 23rd to March 1st

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:

BAKEMONOGATARI (manga) (Vol. 1-3)

Sale also includes:

ARISA (Vol. 1-6)
As the Gods Will: The Second Series (Vol. 1-11)
Bloody Monday (Vol. 1-6)
Can You Just Die, My Darling? (Vol. 1-5)
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Vol. 1-10)
From the New World (Vol. 1-4)
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment (Vol. 1-4)
No. 6 (Vol. 1-5)
Parasyte (Vol. 1-4)
Sherlock Bones (Vol. 1-4)
Something’s Wrong With Us (Vol. 1-4)
Until Your Bones Rot (Vol. 1-4)

ZOKU OWARIMONOGATARI novel debuts!!! Plus box set news!

MONOGATARI fans! Are you ready for this moment?

After five years, three seasons, nineteen novels and a few audiobooks, the “end” has come… in a good way!

Today we are celebrating the release of the ZOKU OWARIMONOGATARI – End Tale (Cont.) novel by NISIOISIN in PRINT, featuring a brand new cover illustration by none other than VOFAN!

Get it from your favorite retailer:  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, RightStuf, Target and more!

ZOKU OWARIMONOGATARI
Written By NISIOISIN
Cover by VOFAN

Just when we thought the darkness menacing the town had been identified, named, and tamed, clear and unclear mysteries of seasons past looming or surfacing, then resolving, not without tears, not without bitter sweetness, of course, but satisfyingly, in a tripartite finale, all loose ends tied up into, or at least with, a bow…

The End Tale continues—if only for one last time, in a bonus stage for the ages, as our softie of a protagonist who wished for all parties involved, including himself, maturely enough, to end up happy, sees his reflected image freeze in a mirror and regretfully, regrettably, reaches for it to find himself through the looking glass.

In an alternate reality where bits of the world have been flipped around, the hero comes face to face with the hidden side(s) of familiar faces, along with author NISIOISIN, whose bravura attempt to reimagine character possibilities concludes, with signature flair, the MONOGATARI series proper—thank you for reading.

 

AND we got a SPECIAL announcement for you today! 

 

UPDATE 1/13/21:

MONOGATARI Series Box Set Season 1 is now back in STOCK!

Check with your local retailer for availability here.

 

Due to popular demand of the MONOGATARI Series Box Set SEASON 1, is returning later THIS MONTH! If you missed out the first time or want to introduce this masterpiece novel series to friend, this month will be your chance to snag a copy. The first seven books of the series -KIZUMONOGATARI, BAKEMONOGATARI part 1, 2, 3,  NISEMONOGATARI part 1, 2, NEKOMONOGATARI (BLACK),  an exclusive art card and the beautiful casing designed by VOFAN are included.  Once it’s available, be sure to get this this beautiful collectors’ item before it runs out again! 

   

In addition to Season 1, MONOGATARI Box Set, Season 2 has been restocked just in time for the holidays! 
The six books from the Second Season – NEKOMONOGATARI (WHITE), KABUKIMONOGATARI, HANAMONOGATARI, OTORIMONOGATARI, ONIMONOGATARI, KOIMONOGATARI, exclusive art card and box casing designed by VOFAN. 

 

 

Also don’t forget to check out the BAKEMONOGATARI manga series!

The story that kicked it all off is adapted into a fantastic manga, with amazing artwork from Oh!great. Get up to volume 6 available in print and digital! Want to try this series? Check out a FREE chapter 1 preview here!

 

 

 

 

Watch the video of VOFAN’s special guest appearance at Anime NYC 2019!

 

Watch VOFAN drawing Senjougahara & Hanekawa from MONOGATARI series!

Need gift ideas for the manga fans in your life? Check out the Kodansha Comics Holiday Gift Guide 2020!

It’s time to get those gift ideas flowing, and we’re here to help!

Well, we (finally) made it to the 2020 Holiday Season, but if you haven’t had the time or energy, to figure out what to get, and who to get it for, you’re not along! It’s been a harrowing slide into the end of the year and so to help you become the excellent gift-giver we know you to be we’re spotlighting some of Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL’s finest offerings to get those brain bulbs blinking!

Featured Gift Ideas!

   

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Editions

Who will love it?: Created with young girls in mind (but really meant for any fan of the “Magical Girl” genre), Card Captor Sakura Collector’s Editions bring the exciting classic magical heroine adventure to your home in definitive hardcover collector’s editions, that even come with recreations of the Clow Cards, Sakura has been entrusted to track down! Created by the renown and award-winning artist collective, CLAMP – this story is as exiting as it is emotional and something amazing to share with younger readers!

What’s it about?: 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. The adventures of the plucky Sakura Kinomoto are as adorably thrilling as ever, as she tracks down the magical Clow Cards and plunges headlong into a world of sorcery beyond anything she could’ve imagined.

Where can you order?: Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

   

Chobits 20th Anniversary Editions

Who will love it?: This cute more-than-meets-the-eye sci-fi romance is perfect for thoughtful sci-movies like HER, full of heart and beautiful emotional imagery – as you would expect from the legendary creators CLAMP. These hardcover premium collector’s editions, of the classic shoujo manga feature a larger-than-normal manga size, premium paper, color pages, and more! A wonderful and beautiful addition to any bookshelf!

What’s it about?: After moving from the countryside into the big city, poor college student Hideki Motosuwa finds himself down on his luck. All he wants is a good job, a girlfriend, and his very own “persocom” – the latest and greatest in humanoid computer technology. Hideki’s luck changes one night when he finds Chi – an adorable, but seemingly broken, persocom thrown out in a pile of trash. After taking her home, Hideki discovers that Chi is more responsibility than he expected – and that there’s much more to his cute new persocom than meets the eye.

Where can you order?: Chobits 20th Anniversary Edition 1 // 2

   

CLOVER (Hardcover Collector’s Edition)

Who will love it?: More in the vein of a dystopian sci-fi story and another classic from CLAMP – CLOVER is said to be part AKIRA, part Metropolis with elements of intrigue, adventure, and even some romance. Going beyond the simple classification

What’s it about?: Su was born into a bleak future, where the military keeps tight control over the few children born with magical abilities — known as “Clovers.” The Clovers are forcibly tattooed with a symbol that indicates their potential power, and Su is the only four-leaf Clover in the world. Kept locked away in isolation her whole life, Su longs to find happiness in the outside world. An agent named Kazuhiko appears to help grant Su’s wish, but he soon realizes that there is more to the mysterious girl than meets the eye…

CLAMP’s most daring science-fiction work, CLOVER’s art-deco cyberpunk aesthetic is just as fresh and exciting today as it was twenty years ago. Featuring the entire story in a newly-revised translation; remastered art and lettering; a striking cover; and over 20 pages of color art, this is a great collectible for CLAMP fans, and the perfect way to get to know CLOVER for the first time.

Where can you order?: CLOVER (Hardcover Collector’s Edition)

   

Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Sets

Who will love it?: An originator in the genre Magic Knight Rayearth created an opening salvo to the “isekai” or “otherworld” storyline, while also throwing in some deeply beautiful and exciting “magical girl” elements combining into an action fantasy no anime or manga fan can resist. Not only that but the 25th Anniversary box sets volumes come with new translation, new designs, color art books, all at large-sized printing with gold foil.

What’s it about?:The tale of three Tokyo teenagers who cross through a magical portal and become the champions of another world is a modern manga classic. 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. A strictly limited edition, this will be gone in a flash!

Where can you order?: Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Set 1 // 2 (Box Set 2 Debuts December 15, 2020)

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MONOGATARI Series Box Sets

Who will love it?: What? You thought we only carried manga? These box sets are for the avid reader (not just manga) in your life. A wide reaching and ongoing series of books, the MONOGATARI series is an urban supernatural adventure, that’s as surprising and exciting as it is hilarious. This series has also spawned a hit anime, as well as an ongoing manga series, BAKEMONOGATARI. With stunning box and novel art by stellar artist VOFAN these box sets are an amazing way to start up a new literary love, that’s nearly coming to an end.

What’s it about?: There’s a girl at their school who is always ill. She routinely arrives late, leaves early, or doesn’t show up at all, and skips gym as a matter of course. She’s pretty, and the boys take to whispering that she’s a cloistered princess. As the self-described worst loser in her class soon finds out, they just don’t know what a monster she is.

So begins a tale of mysterious maladies that are supernatural in origin yet deeply revealing of the human psyche, a set of case files as given to unexpected feeling as it is to irreverent humor. So begins the legendary novel that kicked off the MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim.

MONOGATARI Series Box Set Season 2 contains NEKOMONOGATARI (White), KABUKIMONOGATARI, HANAMONOGATARI, OTORIMONOGATARI, ONIMONOGATARI, KOIMONOGATARI (Note: Box Set Season 1 is currently out of stock)

Where can you order?: MONOGATARI Series Box Set Season 2

More Gift Ideas from Kodansha Comics

AKIRA 35th Anniversary Box Set

Who will love it?: For fans of mind-bending sci-fi AKIRA is the gold standard artistic, yet thought provoking storytelling. From acclaimed mangaka / director / storyteller Katsuhiro Otomo, comes the multi-Eisner Award-winning modern manga classic presented in a stunning edition with hardcover editions of the series’ 6 volumes, as well as a hardcover of the AKIRA Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design!

What’s it about?: In 1982, Kodansha published the first chapter of Akira, a dystopian saga set in Neo-Tokyo, a city recovering from thermonuclear attack where the streets have been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the rich and powerful run dangerous experiments on destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control. In 1988, the manga was adapted into what was at the time the most expensive animated film ever made, which brought Akira’s influence out of the manga world and onto the global stage. Today, it remains a touchstone for artists, writers, filmmakers, and fans, retaining all the brutal impact and narrative intensity it had when Otomo first unleashed it onto the world.

Where can you order?: AKIRA 35th Anniversary Box Set (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, RightStuf Anime)

Attack on Titan: Season 1 – 3 Season Manga Box Sets

Who will love it?: For fans of heart-breaking post-apocalyptic stories, Attack on Titan this is the saga of humanity at the brink with brave soldiers trying to fight against the destructive forces of colossal cannibals. The different sets available make it easy for fans of the hit Anime to know exactly which volumes correspond to each season. Catch up to the most recent season and get ready for the FINAL season beginning in December! These sets even come with exclusive sticker sheets and extras!

What’s it about?: Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, which are 10 to 20 meters tall. But the sudden appearance of of an immense Titan is about to change everything.

Attack on Titan: Season 1 (Part 1) contains vols. 1-4, (Part 2) contains vols. 5-8, Season 2 contains vols. 9-12, Season 3 (Part 1) contains vols. 13-17, (Part 2) contains vols. 18-22.

Where can you order?: Attack on Titan: Season 1 (Part 1 // Part 2), Season 2, Season 3, (Part 1 // Part 2)

   

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set

Who will love it?: For fans of sci-fi / action films comes another classic cyberpunk manga that is now a major motion picture from director Robert Rodrigues & James Cameron! This unique box set collects the entire Battle Angel Alita saga – not seen in print, until recently, in over a decade. This set also collects a series of short stories set in the trash future sci-fi world of Battle Angel Alita, as well as special prints with metallic coding and more!

What’s it about?: In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?

Where can you order?: Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set

FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Sets

Who will love it?: For the fantasy fan in your life the FAIRY TAIL box sets are a beautiful way to display 33 volumes of the anime-inspiring fantasy battle manga. This series also has a number of spinoffs like Fairy Girls, Fairy Tail S, Fairy Tail Zero, and more, to expand the world and give you even more of the story!  Created by Hiro Mashima – the storied creator of Monster Soul, Rave Master, and EDENS ZEROFAIRY TAIL is a pivotal story in the Hiro Mashima universe, and these handsome box sets are a great way to jump in head first!

What’s it about?: 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!

FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Set 1 contains Vol. 1-11, Box Set 2 contains Vol. 12-22, Box Set 3 contains Vol. 23-33

Where can you order?: FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Set 1, Box Set 2, Box Set 3

   

The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set

Who will love it?: The evergreen cyberpunk manga that visually inspired such films as The Matrix, and even garnering its own animated AND live-action film adaptation – The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set is for the completionism sci-fi fan. Rendered in stunning oversized hardcover, this edition collects not only the original The Ghost in the Shell, but also the sequels by Shirow Masamune and even a collectable lithograph print from the creator!

What’s it about?: Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been 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 interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends.

Where can you order?: The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set

Princess Jellyfish Complete Manga Box Set

Who will love it?: One part late-bloomer coming of age tale, one part rom com, and all heart, Princess Jellyfish is for anyone who ever considered themselves a freak or a geek. Not only does this box set collect the entire hilarious and touching romantic comedy but also includes an exclusive series keychain and poster!

What’s it about?: 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. Experience the full story that became the hit anime and made Akiko Higashimura the patron saint of modern josei manga!

Where can you order?: Princess Jellyfish Complete Manga Box Set

   

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition

Who will love it?: Another staple in the anime / manga lexicon the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Editions are THE definitive versions of Naoko Takeuchi ground breaking magical girl series that’s spawned animated series, movies, live-action adaptations of film and stage, and countless cultural reverberations we might not even know about! A perfect series for the anime / manga newbie in your life, Sailor Moon is the template so many have and continue to follow. And these over-sized hardcover editions, with a glittering holographic coating, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation, make it the BEST way to display the series in your home if you’re a long-time fan!

What’s it about?: 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 can you order?: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Even MORE Gift Ideas from VERTICAL.

   

The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Box Set

Who will love it?: A tremendously cute and touching work for readers of ANY age, The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Box Set, collects the entire furry feline series in a cutely designed box set that’s purrrfect for the younger readers in your life! Come for the hilarious and heart-warming stories and stay for the sweet bonus items inside!

What’s it about?:Chi is a michievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Seperated from the warmth and protection of her mother, 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 can you order?: The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Box Set

Spotlighting the very best from VERTICAL in this Hot Picks Digital Sale (Ends 8/24)

Don’t toy with these sizzling hot manga deals!

This summer where do you think you’ll find the most fun? Stuck the sand? Swimming the surf? Tanning under the sun? Think again! It’s with the VERTICAL Hot Picks digital manga sale! That’s right for an extended period of time you can take up to 50% on a number of VERTICAL fan-favorites and critically acclaimed manga!

Take advantage of this great summer sale to sample select digital manga at a price that won’t sink your wallet – including the tsundere romantic comedy – and soon to be an anime – Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, or the Tsutomu Nihei sci-fi epics APOSIMZ, BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia, the heart pounding psychological thriller The Flowers of Evil, and even the scrumptious slice-of-life What Did You Eat Yesterday?.

Want more? Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to save up to 50% off VERTICAL Hot Picks titles listed below: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from August 10 to 24!

 

~VERTICAL Hot Picks Digital Sale! ~
August 10 – 24
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:

Bakemonogatari (manga) (Vols. 1-3)

Sale also includes:

Ajin: Demi Human (Vols. 1-7)
APOSIMZ (Vols. 1-3)
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Vols. 1-2)

BLAME! (Vols. 1-3)
CITY (Vols. 1-5)
Devils’ Line (Vols. 1-7)
From the New World (Vols. 1-4)
The Golden Sheep (Vols. 1-2)
Kino’s Journey- The Beautiful World (Vols. 1-3)
Knights of Sidonia (Vols. 1-8)
Imperfect Girl (Vols. 1-2)
Moteki (Vol. 1)
Mysterious Girlfriend X (Vols. 1-3)
The Flowers of Evil (Vols. 1-6)
What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Vols. 1-7)

Journey beyond the manga & anime with the Manga to Novel spotlight!

Watched the anime? Read the Manga? NOW read the novel!

Did you know that some of your favorite manga and anime series began as novels? And did you also know some of those favorite series spun-off or shared amazing side-stories through the novel format? Oh you didn’t know? Glad you asked somebody! This month we at Kodansha USA Publishing wanted to share some outstanding literary works that expand and give you a deeper look at fan-favorite series like Attack on Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins and Your Lie in April. Check out some of our favorites spotlighted below and a full list of other novels that will let you dive even deeper into some of your favorite manga stories!

Most of these books are in both print/digital and can be purchased online from our retail partners including: Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Bookshop.org, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target, Walmart, Amazon.

 

Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City, Part 1
By Ryo Kawakami, Created by Hajime Isayama

An Attack on Titan side story in light-novel form—detailing in two volumes the fate of the Quinta District after Wall Maria is breached.

With Wall Maria breeched, communities within the Quinta district have been cut off from each other creating famine and chaos. A young field commander named Rita is tasked with a mission to reconnect transit across the massive district while putting her troops and residence right in the vanguard as Titans descend on her town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAKEMONOGATARI : Monster Tale, Part 1
By NISIOISIN

There’s a girl at their school who is always ill. She routinely arrives late, leaves early, or doesn’t show up at all, and skips gym as a matter of course. She’s pretty, and the boys take to whispering that she’s a cloistered princess. As the self-described worst loser in her class soon finds out, they just don’t know what a monster she is.

So begins a tale of mysterious maladies that are supernatural in origin yet deeply revealing of the human psyche, a set of case files as given to unexpected feeling as it is to irreverent humor. So begins the legendary novel that kicked off the MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim.

This first of three parts introduces Senjogahara and Hachikuji, and fans of the blockbuster prequel KIZUMONOGATARI will be delighted to meet their favorite crazies again: the weirdly reliable narrator Araragi, class president among class presidents Hanekawa, shady problem-solver Oshino, and a certain pale, blonde former vampire.

 

 

 

The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind
By Shuka Matsuda, Created by Nakaba Suzuki

The Seven Deadly Sins—a legendary order that once served the Kingdom of Liones as the mightiest of its Holy Knights—stand accused of treason and have fled the realm. Princess Margaret and young Gilthunder, the slain commander Zaratras’ son, know the terrible truth about the betrayal but dare not speak of it, not even to each other.

The aftermath of the event that shook Britannia comes to life in seven prose chapters that provide a superb introduction to the rich world of the original comic and satisfy longtime fans’ craving for more. Illustrated in a classic, warm style by the creator himself, Seven Scars They Left Behind walks the royal road of fantasy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voices of a Distant Star : Words of Love/ Across the Stars
Story By Makoto Shinkai, Adapted by Arata Kanoh

Award-winning director and author Makoto Shinkai offers a romantic sci-fi tale about young love and space adventure, based on his animated film. This new novel gives readers more insight into Mikako and Noboru’s relationship. Fans of the original series will again be immersed in the beautiful world of Shinkai.

It’s the year 2046. Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Terao are middle school classmates, tentatively sharing an unspoken first love—but unbeknownst to him, Mikako has been recruited into the UN Space Force, and instead of going on to high school, will join the spacecraft Lysithea to search for alien Tarsians. As she travels further and further to the outer reaches of the solar system, the time it takes for a text message to reach the Earth grows longer and longer. Back on Earth, time passes normally for Noboru, but as the years pass he still can’t forget the voice on the other side of the cell phone…

Steeped in nostalgia and memory, Arata Kanoh brings to the page the award-winning OVA by acclaimed filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, director of Garden of Words, 5 Centimeters per Second, and the highest-grossing anime film of all time, Your Name. Arata Kanoh is a writer who has produced novelizations of Makoto Shinkai’s other works, including 5 Centimeters Per Second (also available from Vertical).

 

Your Lie in April : A Six-Person Etude
By Yui Tokiumi, Created by Naoshi Arakawa

THE POPULAR MANGA AND ANIME DRAMA COMES TO LIFE IN WORDS!

There’s not a competition that piano prodigy Arima hasn’t won since he started playing. His renditions are matchless in their precision. When he’s only eleven, however, his peerless fingers fall silent—right up there on stage.

Exploring the shock of the incident and its aftermath from his friends and rivals’ perspectives, A Six-Person Etude accompanies the boy’s halting efforts to pick himself up as an adolescent. Based on the hit series, these prose chapters expand on the original but form a coherent and hard-hitting tale of its own.

 

 

 

 

 

Need even more novels to add to your read pile, check out these other Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL novelizations!

5 Centimeter Per Second: one more side
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (Novel)
Attack on Titan: End of the World
Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City, Part 1
Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City, Part 2
BAKEMONOGATARI : Monster Tale, Part 1
BAKEMONOGATARI : Monster Tale, Part 2
BAKEMONOGATARI : Monster Tale, Part 3
HANAMONOGATARI : Flower Tale
KABUKIMONOGATARI : Dandy Tale
KIZUMONOGATARI : Wound Tale
KOYOMIMONOGATARI : Calendar Tale, Part 1
KOYOMIMONOGATARI : Calendar Tale, Part 2
KOIMONOGATARI : Love Tale
NEKOMONOGATARI (WHITE) : Cat Tale
NEKOMONOGATARI (BLACK) : Cat Tale
NISEMONOGATARI : Fake Tale, Part 1
NISEMONOGATARI : Fake Tale, Part 2
OTORIMONOGATARI : Decoy Tale
ONIMONOGATARI : Demon Tale
OWARIMONOGATARI, Part 1
OWARIMONOGATARI, Part 2
TSUKIMONOGATARI : Possession Tale
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose, Resurrection at Nineteen, 1
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose, Resurrection at Nineteen, 2
The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind
The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven-Colored Recollections
Voices of a Distant Star : Words of Love/ Across the Stars
Your Lie in April: A six-person etude

Buy 2 get a 3rd Kodansha Comics and/or VERTICAL manga FREE during this Indigo sale! Ends 03/30

BUY 2 GET A THIRD MANGA FREE.

YUP, IT’S THAT EASY!

Starting today, Monday, March 2nd, Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL are teaming up with Indigo for a very special sale all throughout March! Every time you buy any 2 Kodansha Comics or VERTICAL manga in-store or online  you’ll get a 3rd manga FREE! It’s that easy to discover new manga to fall in love with or catch up with a favorite series! This sale will end before you know, so make sure to get your Manga before Tuesday, March 30th!

 

Our “Highlights of 2019” Digital Sale! Ends 12/30!

Highlights of 2019 Digital Sale: 20 Kodansha Comics and Vertical digital series up to 50% off!

5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … oh snap! Before we say sayonara to 2019, we wanted to relive some of our best memories from the past year … but so much to choose from, it was tough task! But! We managed to refine it down to 20 series that kinda summed up how special a year it was in ’19—with apologies to your favorite series that didn’t make the list. And you can relive the memories too (and get into series you’ve been meaning to get into, natch) with our Highlights of 2019 Digital Sale with up to 50% off all digital volumes from our featured series, at our digital partners BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends December 30th!

2019 Highlights from Kodansha Comics

Fire Force
Witch Hat Atelier
The Seven Deadly Sins
EDENS ZERO
FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest
Battle Angel Alita
Quintessential Quintuplets
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Hitorijime My Hero
Vinland Saga

2019 Highlights from Vertical

BAKEMONOGATARI (manga)
The Golden Sheep
Kino’s Journey
Flying Witch
5 Centimeters Per Second
Chi’s Sweet Home
Chi’s Sweet Adventures
Colorful Dreams*
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
TSUKIMONOGATARI

(*discount available only on BookWalker, comiXology, and MyAnimeList)

From all of us as Kodansha Comics and Vertical … HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

Scary Manga digital sale: 30+ manga series that creep … for up to 50% off! Ends 10/28

Things getting weird this fall? We’re certainly ready here at Kodansha Comics ‘cos we’re putting a whoppin’ 30+ digital series on sale that’ll creep your pants off! That’s right, this week all scary manga are up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends Monday October 28, though! 

— Kodansha Comics Scary Manga Sale  —
October 22- 28
Read FREE Chapter 1 previews in the links below! 

ALIVE
AJIN
As the Gods Will: Second Series
Attack on Titan Before the Fall
Attack on Titan No Regrets
Attack on Titan Lost girls
Attack on Titan Anthology
Cage of Eden
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Cells At Work CODE BLACK
Deathtopia
Devils’ Line
Dragon Head
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
The Flowers of Evil
Fort of Apocalypse
Gleipnir
Happiness
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Kasane
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Imperfect Girl
In/Spectre
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
Junjij Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon and Mu
Livingstone
The Ghost and the Lady
Neo Parasyte
Museum
Mushishi
Parasyte
Princess Resurrection
PTSD Radio
Sankarea
Starving Anonymous
Until Your Bones Rot
Witchcraft Works

 

There’s more! It is that time of year, isn’t it … ? This Saturday, October 26, we celebrate Halloween Comic Fest!

Here’s how it works: Visit your Local Comic Shop and pick up a free Kodansha Comics sampler of our new video-game-related manga featuring Tales of Berseria, Granblue Fantasy and Fate/Grand Order!

And from Vertical, a sampler of NISIOISIN’s hit-novel-series-turned-manga, BAKEMONOGATARIwith special tribute artwork inside, so check that out!

         

About Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween ComicFest (HCF) is the comic book industry’s premier fall event—a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away specially published comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Find your local participating comic book shop at halloweencomicfest.com