Line-Wide Sale!

Start a New Favorite Series Today!

You heard correct! A special, line-wide digital manga sale is going on right now! Totaling more than 3000 titles, you can now take up to 50% off nearly ALL Kodansha digital manga, and save at one of our many participating digital vendors including: BookwalkercomiXologyKindleGoogle PlayNook, Kobo, My Anime List and izneo!

Fans taking advantage of this sale can dive into some of the summer season’s hottest manga turned anime like, EDENS ZERO, (now streaming on Netflix!), Peach Boy Riverside, Girlfriend, Girlfriend and more! Not only that but you can even save on recently releases and fan-favorites like Boys Run the Riot, Blue Period, Blue Lock, Sweat and Soap, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro & more! If you’ve been waiting to find your new favorite manga series now’s the time to start!

But be sure to visit your favorite digital manga vendor soon because sale ends Monday, September 27th!

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Check out below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series, EDENS ZERO. For a glimpse and FREE chapter 1 previews of most series offered in the line-wide sale, browse our manga series!

Boys Run the Riot Free Chapter 1 Preview!

Boys Run the Riot Debut Date Announced.
Free Chapter 1 Preview Available Now!

Volume 1 debuts in print & digital, May 25th, 2021
Volumes 2-4 to feature all-new cover art from series creator

Kodansha announced today that Boys Run the Riot, the heartfelt trans coming-of-age manga created by Keito Gaku, will debut in print and digital on May 25th, 2021. And in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Kodansha is making the entire first chapter – over 70 pages – of this much anticipated manga FREE to read on their website, starting today.

Also announced today, Boys Run the Riot volume 1 will debut with an alternate cover from the Japanese tankobon release, and volumes 2-4 will feature all-new cover art from series creator Keito Gaku, unique to the English-language editions.

Boys Run the Riot is a story about a transgender teen named Ryo finding an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a Japanese transgender manga creator is completely unique.

High schooler Ryo knows he’s transgender. But he doesn’t have anyone to confide in about the confusion he feels. He can’t tell his best friend, who he’s secretly got a crush on, and he can’t tell his mom, who’s constantly asking why Ryo “dresses like a boy.” He certainly can’t tell Jin, the new transfer student who looks like just another bully. The only time Ryo feels at ease is when he’s wearing his favorite clothes. Then, and only then, the world melts away, and he can be his true self. One day, while out shopping, Ryo sees an unexpected sight: Jin. The kid who looked so tough in class is shopping for the same clothes that Ryo loves. And Jin offers Ryo a proposal: to start their own brand and create apparel to help everyone feel comfortable in their skin. At last, Ryo has someone he can open up to–and the journey ahead might finally give him a way to express himself to everyone else.

First revealed during the Summer 2021 Licensing Announcement episode of Kodansha LiveBoys Run the Riot will debut as a softcover trade paperback manga priced at $12.99 US / $16.99 CAN on May 25th, 2021, and will be the first of four total volumes in the series. Each volume of Boys Run the Riot will also be available digitally upon release across all our participating digital vendors including BookwalkercomiXologyGoogle PlayKindle, Nook and izneo.

For a limited time, press and industry professionals can get access to read & review a digital ARC of Boys Run the Riot volume 1 via Netgalley.