MONSTER MANGA SALE! featuring Gleipnir + 40 series up to 50% off!

Grrr! Love monsters and all things terrifying? This week, we’re having a kaiju-size sale featuring 40 manga series including Gleipnir—a new, dark body-horror manga series from Kodansha Comics! All volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. But HURRY! Sale ends May 6!

Gleipnir by Sun Takeda

Click on the cover to read all of Chapter 1 for FREE! 

~ Monster Manga Sale  ~
April 30-May 6
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

A.I.C.O. Incarnation
Ajin: Demi-Human
Alicia’s Diet Quest
Devils’ Line
Drifting Dragons
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fort of Apocalypse
Frau Faust
The Ghost and the Lady
Good Dog, Cerberus!
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die
I’m Standing on A Million Lives
Interview with Monster Girls
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Knights of Sidonia
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection: Nightmare
Pumpkin Scissors
PTSD Radio
Real Account
Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice
Starving Anonymous
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Witchcraft Works
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet

Digital volume 1s by Yoshitoki Oima, Hiro Mashima, Tsutomu Nihei

Kodansha Comics is the home of awesome manga creators. Did you know we publish multiple manga by Yoshitoki Oima (critically acclaimed creator of A Silent Voice and To Your Eternity), Hiro Mashima (hit-machine creator of Fairy Tail and Rave Master), and Tsutomu Nihei (mad genius of BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia)?

As a continuation from last week, we’re hosting our second installment of  the Creator Spotlight Sale to showcase our amazing creators and their work at all of our digital retail partners:BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

First of all: all digital Volumes 1s of all series listed below only 99¢!
Next: if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to 50% off!
And to make it even easier for you, we’ve put some of the series available as a complete series bundles up to 60% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on May 28!

~ Kodansha Comics Creator Spotlight Sale Part 2  ~
May 22-28
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Yoshitoki Oima

Yoshitoki Oima became a global bestseller  with A Silent Voice, a realistic yet dramatic story of redemption about a boy who used to bully a hearing-impaired girl. But did you know that Oima worked on Mardock Scramblea 7-volume hard science-fiction epic, and To Your Eternity, her stunning current series that could be her biggest hit of all?

Check out this exclusive creator interview with Yoshitoki Oima! A Silent Voice, To Your Eternity, and Mardock Scramble volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Hiro Mashima
Needless to say, our most iconic shonen manga artist is Hiro Mashima and he’s just completed his long-running bestseller series Fairy Tail earlier this year! But don’t be sad! It’s  just been announced that Mashima will start a brand new series in June 2018. Plus, we’ve brought back his debut masterpiece, the groundbreaking Rave Master on digital, because it is too good to be left out!

Check out this creator spotlight video of Hiro Mashima! Fairy Tail and Rave Master volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Tsutomu Nihei 
Tsutomu Nihei has been the big star of our sibling publisher Vertical for quite some time. Some of you may recognize his works like BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia from their anime adaptations on Netflix. Since then, Nihei has been working nonstop on his newest series APOSIMZ, which is currently available as simulpub from Kodansha Comics.  This is where science-fiction manga begins and ends!

Check out this creator spotlight video of Tsutomu Nihei! BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Ken Akamatsu 
Ken Akamatsu has been the king of rom-com shonen manga since the 2000s. You know his hit manga and anime Love Hina and his even bigger follow-up series Negmia! But Akamatsu-sensei’s hit-manga-maker career doesn’t stop there! His current series, UQ Holder!, is a sequel to Negima!  and recently became an anime on Amazon Anime Strike!

Check out Ken Akamatsu’s Love Hina, Negima!, and UQ Holder! volume 1s for only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

MORE Creators!
Here are few more creators Kodansha Comics creators that you wanna check out during this Creator Spotlight Sale!

Yoshinobu Yamada
Wanna see some beauty, guts, and glory? Check out Cage of Eden and Deathtopia  by Yoshinobu Yamada! 

Yuu Kuraishi, Kazu Inabe
As you may know, the creator team of of Fort of Apocalypse and Starving Anonymous specialize in dark fantasy. But the storywriter Yuu Kuraishi had also worked on the screwball timeslip comedy My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san, which may give you an idea of how diverse their storytelling style could be. 

Mitsuru Hattori
Did you know the creator of  the zombie girl series Sankarea  also works on the manga adaptation of Imperfect Girl by NISIOISIN (creator of the Monogatari series), published by Vertical?

Check out all these series’ volume 1s for only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)


Upcoming Events: Anime Boston, Anime Matsuri, Sakura-Con, and C2E2!

Time for a good old-fashioned American otaku road trip! In the coming weeks of March and April, Kodansha Comics and Vertical will be criss-crossing the country and could come to an anime/comics convention near you! Check the list of events and activities below to see if we’ll see you there …

Can’t go? Not close enough? Don’t worry! You’ll be able to catch what’s happening at the shows—and all the new announcements we’ll make—right here at!

Anime Boston (Boston, MA) March 30-April 1

Vertical Comics Industry Panel
Friday, March 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Constitution 2 (Sheraton)

From the publishers of BLAME!, Monogatari series, Devils’ Line, Ajin: Demi-Human, Pop Team Epic and more. Come join us as we talk about new and upcoming manga churning out of the Vertical factory. PLUS join us for the launch of a new series, CITY, from the creator of the hit manga series ‘nichijou’. There will be a special commemorative item for all that attend.

Celebrating the launch of CITY by Keiichi Arawi (creator of nichijou), Vertical Comics is giving away one of the CITY buttons at the Vertical Comics Industry Panel (Friday, March 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m.) The second buttons will be gift with purchase of CITY volume 1 at Comicopia Booth (#100) during Anime Boston!* 

*While supplies last. 

Again x Moteki Buttons Giveaway
From Mitsurou Kubo, one of the minds behind Yuri!!! on ICE, comes two brand new manga titles, Again!! (Kodansha Comics) and Moteki (Vertical Comics). For fans attending Anime Boston and Sakura-Con, we created special buttons which you can get FREE with purchase of Again!! or Moteki manga. Head over to Comicopia (booth #100) for Anime Boston and Kinokuniya (booth #905) for Sakura-Con to collect your buttons!!* 

*While supplies last. 

Sakura-Con (Seattle, WA) March 30-April 1

Celebrate Sakura’s Birthday! 

All weekend at Crunchyroll Booth (#635)

April 1 is the birthday of our favorite magical girl–– Sakura Kinomoto from Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card! Come and celebrate Sakura’s birthday with all the fans at Crunchyroll Booth (#635)!

Come and write your own special birthday message to Sakura on a giant 6-ft birthday card! You can also take a picture at the special photo op where you can become your own Clow Card!

Plus Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card newest volume 3 (in store April 10) will be available at the show as pre-street at Crunchyroll Booth (#635) and Kinokuniya Booth (#905)!

Again x Moteki Buttons Giveaway
Get your special buttons for FREE with purchase of Again!! or Moteki manga at Kinokuniya (booth #905) in Sakura-Con! 

Anime Matsuri (Houston, TX) March 29-April 1

Moon Castle: Official Sailor Moon Formal Party
Thursday, March 29, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Marriott Marquis Houston

Bond with fans from all over the world in this one of a kind, Official Sailor Moon Formal Party with Special Guests Fumio Osano and Chiaki Kon and many others. The Moon Castle awaits you in your most magical looks.

Dinner will be served. Formal attire or cosplay is required. See rules on the ticket page.


Official Sailor Moon Panel
Saturday, March 31, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at General Assembly (GRB Convention Center, 3F)

Join the Special Guests Fumio Osano (Japanese manga editor of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon) and Chiaki Kon (Director of anime Sailor Moon Crystal) for the official Sailor Moon Panel!

UPDATE March 31, 2018: It’s been announced that Sailor Moon Eternal Edition is coming soon in September 2018, along with the reveal of  the details of the new features:
・All-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi
・All-new translation
・A glittering holographic coating
・Extra-large, premium paper
・French flaps

Behold! Check out the new trailer of Sailor Moon Eternal Edition

Click here to pre-order Sailor Moon Eternal Edition (coming September 2018) NOW! 


C2E2 (Chicago, IL) April 6-9

Attack on Titan Publishing Panel with Quirk Books and Kodansha Comics
Friday, April 6, 6:45-7:45 p.m. in Room S403

With Attack on Titan anime season 3 coming this July, it’s an exciting time to be a Titan fan! Join Quirk Books for an exclusive peek at the new upcoming Attack on Titan story Garrison Girl, while Kodansha Comics will reveal the designs for the upcoming Attack on Titan manga box sets and more! The author of Garrison Girl, Rachel Aaron, will be on the panel to answer your questions, along with the editor of the English-language AoT manga. Plus, win free books and promo items straight from Japan!

Kodansha Comics Panel featuring Ghost in the Shell, Sailor Moon, and Again!!
Saturday, April 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Room S403

Join Japan’s biggest publisher for an exciting look at new manga for 2018 and 2019! Attendees will be the first to see completed art from the new comics anthology The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network, featuring Brenden Fletcher (Motor Crush), Alex de Campi (Mayday), Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet), and other talented creators. Plus, exciting announcements for fans awaiting the final volumes of Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition and Princess Jellyfish, and the chance to win free books and promo items from Japan!


Update April 7:  Kodansha Comics had made new licensing announcements at C2E2!

Garrison Girl cover revealed!

This August, Quirk Books will publish the first-ever English-language original Attack on Titan prose novel, Garrison Girl: An Attack on Titan Novel (Quirk Books; August 7, 2018) by Rachel Aaron, author of the Heartstrikers series.













For more info on Garrison Girl, visit Quirk Books’ website!


Attack on Titan Manga Box Sets with new designs and bonuses!

Attack on Titan Season 1 Part 1

Contains volumes 1-4, plus two exclusive sticker sheets! On sale April 24!


Attack on Titan Season 1 Part 2

Contains volumes 5-8, plus two exclusive sticker sheets! On sale June 12!

Attack on Titan Season 2

Contains volumes 9-12, plus a large-sized, exclusive poster! On sale July 31! 

Click here for more info on Attack on Titan Manga Box Sets! 


Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night and Other Stories

The book fans have been waiting for! The short stories in this collection were published in Japanese from 1997 to 2006, but have never been collected in English until now!

Nearly 300 pages of never-before-seen Alita stories, hardcover, plus exclusive extras!  On sale October 2018!

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Box Set

The entire original Battle Angel Alita series in beautiful hardcover, plus the Holy Night short story collection, AND a box design and exclusive premium art print featuring new, original art by creator Yukito Kishiro, to be revealed soon!  On sale November 2018!

The Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set returns this July!

The Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set gives English-language readers, for the first-time, the opportunity to experience Akira as the author originally intended. With the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format preserved, along with Otomo’s hand-drawn sound effects, this limited-edition boxset houses all six-volumes of Akira, plus the Akira Club artbook, in beautifully bound hardcover editions. Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of Akira, or have just been waiting for the right time to delve into this classic series, this is one boxset you don’t want to miss.


The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network

Original stories based on the landmark manga by:

Max Gladstone & David López

Alex de Campi & Giannis Milonogiannis

Brenden Fletcher & LRNZ

Genevieve Valentine & Khoi Pham

pinup art by Becky Cloonan

covers by Dustin Nguyen & Stéphanie Hans

Get the early EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE COMIC—one full, 48-page story—at your local comic shop on Free Comic Book Day, May 5!




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
Air Gear
Air Gear Omnibus
All Out!!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Appleseed Alpha
Attack on Titan
Cage of Eden
Chi’s Sweet Home
Clockwork Planet
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fairy Tail
5 Centimeters per Second
Flying Witch
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
Kiss Him, Not Me
Knights of Sidonia
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Land of the Lustrous
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Negima Omnibus
Ninja Slayer Kills
Nodame Cantabile
Noragami: Stray God
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
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!

“Bundle Up” for Winter Sale! New digital manga bundles

Keep yourself warm with these digital manga bundles! 

Brrrr … It's COLD outside! There's never been a more perfect time to stay cozy indoors and catch up on some manga!

Starting January 9, Kodansha Comics has launched 17 new digital manga bundles (all completed series or a anime-season equivalent) on comiXology!

That means: you can now binge-read a full manga series, for around 30% off what you'd pay if you'd bought those volumes individually, with one click of a button (how dangerous)!

And to get this year and these bundles started off right, for this week only, we're taking an additional 20% off! Whaddya say?

— "Bundle Up for Winter" Sale! — 
 New Digital Manga Bundle Deals + Additional 20% off Discount
through January 15

Attack on Titan Anime Season 2 Bundle 
Volumes 9-12
Regular Price: $43.99 → Bundle Price: $29.99
+Additional Discount: $21.99

Basilisk Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-5
Regular Price: $54.99 → Bundle Price: $38.99
+Additional Discount: $27.99

BLAME! Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-6
Plus a spinoff BLAME! Academy and So On and prequel NOiSE
Regular Price: $141.99 → Bundle Price: $99.99
+Additional Discount: $69.99

Chi's Sweet Home Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-12
Regular Price: $95.99 → Bundle Price: $67.99?
+Additional Discount: $47.99

COPPELION Complete Bundle
Volume 1 through 26
Regular Price: $284.99 → Bundle Price: $199.99
+Additional Discount: $139.99

House of the Sun Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-13
Regular Price: $141.99→ Bundle Price: $99.99
+Additional Discount: $69.99

Inuyashiki Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-10
Regular Price: $109.99→ Bundle Price: $79.99
+Additional Discount: $54.99

Knights of Sidonia Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-15
Regular Price: $118.99→ Bundle Price: $83.99
+Additional Discount: $59.99

Negima! Complete Bundle
Omunibus Volumes 1-9, plus 11 individual volumes
Regular Price: $298.99→ Bundle Price: $199.99
+Additional Discount: $149.99

My Little Monster Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-13
Regular Price: $141.99→ Bundle Price: $99.99
+Additional Discount: $69.99

Nodame Cantabile Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-25
Regular Price: $274.99→ Bundle Price: $189.99
+Additional Discount: $134.99

Parasyte Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-12
Regular Price: $95.99→ Bundle Price: $60.99
+Additional Discount: $47.99

The Prince in His Dark Days Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-4
Regular Price: $51.99→ Bundle Price: $36.99
+Additional Discount: $25.99

Say I Love You. Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-18
Regular Price: $197.99→ Bundle Price: $136.99
+Additional Discount: $99.99

A Silent Voice Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-7
Regular Price: $76.99→ Bundle Price: $53.99
+Additional Discount: $37.99

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-9
Regular Price: $98.99→ Bundle Price: $69.99
+Additional Discount: $49.99

That Wolf-Boy Is Mine! Complete Bundle
Volumes 1-4
Regular Price: $43.99→ Bundle Price: $29.99
+Additional Discount: $21.99

Creator Spotlight Sale: Tsutomu Nihei thru 6/12

Did you know Killy, the protagonist in Nihei's breakout science-fiction manga series BLAME!, makes a cameo appearance in his later masterwork, Knights of Sidonia? Or that APOSIMZ, Nihei's latest series (simulpubbing on comiXology and Kindle), is briefly mentioned as a name of a spaceship in Knights of Sidonia? Well, here's a good chance to dig deeper into the weirdly connected universe of this generation's representative science-fiction manga artist.

And if you're new to worlds of Nihei—maybe having recently encountered the BLAME! or Knights of Sidonia anime on Netflix—here's a great way to get in.

This week only, we're showcasing all the works of Tsutomu Nihei, with every digital volume up to 50% off at all our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through June 12. 

Works of Tsutomu Nihei digital sale — all volumes and chapters up to 50% off through June 12

Knights of Sidonia volumes 1-15
NOiSE — short-story collection set in the universe of BLAME!
BLAME! volumes 1-3
BLAME! Academy and So On —a standalone volume spinoff of BLAME!
APOSIMZ chapters 1-5 — Nihei's latest work currently simulpubbing on comiXology and Kindle

The stories behind the Netflix anime. The Knights of Sidonia manga, with print editions available from Vertical Comics, was adapted into a groundbreaking full-CG anime by Polygon Pictures, which became  one of the first Netflix Original anime series. And little did we know that this would lead to the return of Nihei's classic BLAME! as a 100+ minute theatrical feature, which debuted May 20 on Netflix. Here's the trailer:


Watch this video of Tsutomu Nihei talking about BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia becoming CG anime:

Watch this interview shot during Tsutomu Nihei's rare appearance at San Diego Comic Con 2016, previously only seen as exclusive content from last year's Tsutomu Nihei Humble Bundle offering:


About Tsutomu Nihei
Born in 1971 in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, Tsutomu Nihei has been drawing comics professionally since the mid 1990s. In 1995 he was awarded the Jiro Taniguchi Special Prize in that year's Afternoon Magazine Four Seasons Awards for his submission, Blame. After working as an assistant to veteran comic artist Tsutomu Takahashi, Nihei went on to launch his debut series BLAME! in Afternoon Magazine in 1998. Following the success of BLAME! he next penned BioMega (published in English by Viz Media) and Wolverine SNIKT (Marvel). In 2009 Nihei returned to Afternoon to launch his most recent series, Knights of Sidonia. In 2015 he won the Kodansha Manga Award in the General Comics category for his work on Knights of Sidonia. Nihei has revealed that he is currently working on a new series, to be called APOSIMZ


Also, Creator Spotlight Sale for Akiko Higashimura is happening this week (6/6-6/12)!

For more deals, stay tuned on!

New debuts Kasane, Real Girl + digital-first sale

"Every rose has its thorn," right? It's so true, and with that in mind, we celebrate manga this week that walk that fine line between beauty and danger, including our 2 newest digital debuts, the goth-thriller Kasane by Daruma Matsuura and the off-kilter romantic comedy Real Girl by Mao Nanami. 

Volume 1s of both titles go on sale today May 30 at up to 50% regular price on all of Kodansha’s digital retail channels—our incentive to you to try something new!

We're also offering every volume of 14 other digital-first series at the same discount. See the entire carefully curated list below! Sale starts now at all our digital retail channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends June 5. 

Kodansha Comics "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" Digital-First Manga Sale (May 30-June 5)—every volume up to 50% off 
Click on the covers for Chapter 1 previews, descriptions and purchase links


Kodansha Comics has recently launched around two dozen new digital-first and digitally re-released manga series, offering a more diverse and robust library of manga in English. If you haven't kept up with our announcements, here's a great way to get caught up. And there's more to come! We've got more digital-first manga announcements right around the corner. So stay tuned.