Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 1: Ao-chan Can’t Study! + 50 series up to 50% off!

A few years ago when we started releasing digital-first manga series—with the aim of offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English than what’s available in print—we didn’t quite imagine it’d go so well … or that we’d be up to over 100 digital-first series by now! And while some digital-firsts have since gone on to become available in print, there’s still a ton of great reads in our lineup that are only available digitally.

To help get you into those series, for the next two weeks, we’re hosting our two-fisted Digital-first Manga Sale, where all volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 17.)

What are “digital-firsts”?

• First are the true “digital-firsts”—the ones that come out first digitally, then become available in print as well. Tokyo Tarareba Girls, The Quintessential Quintuplets,  Grand Blue Dreaming, and Boarding School Juliet all started out this way—and we’ve got several more exciting announcements to come in the months ahead!

If it’s not in print yet, tell us what you like! You can fill out this form to give us your feedback. The road to getting a book licensed in print can be a long and winding one, and we can’t always reply to requests directly, but we are listening—and we really do love and appreciate your opinions, no matter how crazy! 

• Then, for those of you who gotta stay exactly up to date, there’s our simulpubs, which are chapters from selected series published the same day they come out in Japan: you can read simulpubs on Crunchyroll and comiXology.

• Finally, digital-firsts allows us to bring back some of our favorite out-of-print titles—like BECK, Initial D, Rave MasterDragon Head, and Peach Girl—that might not otherwise be available!

Questions?—check out our Digital-first manga page to see what’s in store!

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 1: A-K

For the first installment this week, we’re putting on sale all digital-first series with titles starting with the letters A-K. Check out the full list of series on sale, below. B-but what about series that start with L-Z? Yeah, you guessed it. Next week, series that start with L-Z go on sale! So stay tuned.

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale
Part 1: A-K (June 11-17) 

Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

Ace of the Diamond
A.I.C.O Incarnation
ALIVE
Ayanashi
All Out!!
All-Rounder Meguru
Altair: A Record of Battles
Ao-Chan Can’t Study
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Are You Lost?
As the God’s Will: The Second Series
Asahi-Sempai’s Favorite
Back Street Girls
Beauty Bunny

BECK — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
BLAME Academy and So On
Blissful Land
Can I Kiss You Every Day?
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
Cosplay Animal
Crocodile Baron
DAYS
Deathtopia
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Dragon Head
Drifting Dragons
Drowning Love
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fort of Apocalypse
Forest of Piano
Fuuka
Gakuen Prince
Giant Killing
Good Dog, Cerberus!
GTO Paradise Lost
Heaven’s Design Team

Hotaru’s Way
House of the Sun
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the
Initial D 
— available only on comiXology and Kindle

Intertwining Lives
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?
Kakafukaka
Kamikamikaeshi
Karate Heat
Kasane
Keeping His Whims in Check
Key Ring Lock
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
Kira-kun Today
A Kiss, For Real
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment

 Stay tuned for next week’s Digital-first Sale, Part 2: L to Z!

 

 

Spring Break Sale! Are You Lost? +15 series up to 50% off on digital!

SPRING BREAK! Exotic country? Remote island? Or a plain old staycation in your living room … a good manga could be your best buddy during your getaway! That’s why, for this week only, we’ve picked out manga with awesome travel destinations, and put them on 50% off discount during the Spring Break Sale at our digital retail partners:  BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook! (Sale ends April 8.

~ Spring Break Sale  ~
April 2-8
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Are You Lost?
Blissful Land
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
CITY
Complex Age

Flying Witch
Forest of Piano
The Garden of Words
Grand Blue Dreaming
Heaven’s Design Team
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?
Kino’s Journey
Mushishi

Space Brothers

Jocks vs. Nerds Sale! 25+ manga series up to 50% off on digital!

Jocks vs. Nerds!

Ah. The timeless conflict within our society … or within ourselves … or what!? Why’s it gotta be so black and white when there’s no winning this particular game? That’s why this week we celebrate jocks into manga and nerds reading about jocks in manga by selecting 25+ nerdy/sporty manga and putting them at 50% off discount at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends March 18.)  So before you take a side, check out the teams! 

~ Jocks vs. Nerds Sale  ~
March 12-18
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Team Jocks

Ace of the Diamond
Again!!
All Out!!
All-Rounder Meguru
Boarding School Juliet
Cage of Eden
Days
Grand Blue Dreaming
Sayonara Football
School Rumble
Shojo Fight
Tokyo Revengers
Welcome to the Ballroom

Team Nerds

Alicia’s Diet Quest
Complex Age
Genshiken: Second Season
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Kasane
Kira-kun Today
Kiss Him, Not Me!
Magical Sempai
Manga Dogs
My Brother The Shut-In
Princess Jellyfish
Real Girl
Tsuredure Children

“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

 

Heroes in Uniform Sale! Fire Force + 20 series up to 50% off

Hmm, maybe manga doesn’t quite have the same fetish for uniforms as certain other comicbook genres, but we know manga readers still love a cool hero in uniform! To celebrate our heroes in fictional and real life (and maybe just some peeps in cool outfits), this week, we’ve picked up 20+ manga series featuring Heroes in Uniform and put them on 50% off discount at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. (Sale ends October 1.)  

~ Heroes in Uniform Sale  ~
September 25 ~ October 1
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Again!!
A.I.C.O. Incarnation
All-Out!
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
Attack on Titan: No Regrets
Boarding School Juliet
BLAME! Academy and So On
Cage of Eden
Cells at Work!
Days
Drifting Dragons
Fire Force
Kigurumi Guardians
Knights of Sidonia
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
Land of the Lustrous
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Boy in Blue
Shojo Fight
Space Brothers

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)

 

Fantasy manga sale: Volume 1s 99¢ + additional digital volumes up to 50% off

Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, Land of the Lustrous … We here at Kodansha Comics think of ourselves as having one of the most diverse manga catalogs around, but if there’s a few genres we specialize in … well, one would think (besides science-fiction which we featured last week), fantasy is one of ’em!  Sooooo for this week only, we’re hosting a Fantasy Digital Manga Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

To start out with, volumes 1’s of all our fantasy manga on digital for only 99¢!
And 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 14!

~ Kodansha Comics Fantasy Manga Sale  ~
May 8-14
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Cage of Eden
Drifting Dragons
Fairy Tail 
Fairy Girls
Fairy Tail Blue Mysteral
Fairy Tail Ice Trail
Fairy Tail S
Fire Force
Flying Witch
Happiness
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
In/Spectre
Interview with Monster Girls
Kasane
Kigurumi Guardians
Land of the Lustrous
Maga-Tsuki
Monster Soul
Mushishi
Negima Omnius
Noragami
Peach Mermaid
Pitch-Black Ten
Princess Resurrection
Rave Master
The Seven Deadly Sins
Shugo Chara!
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
To Your Eternity
UQ Holder!
Witchcraft Works
That Wolf-Boy is Mine!
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Yozakura Quartet

Bundles on sale (comiXology only)

Fairy Tail Bundle
Rave Master Bundle
The Seven Deadly Sins Bundle
That Wolf-Boy is Mine! Bundle