Read your favorite anime of the season during Winter 2021 Manga to Anime Digital Sale (Ends 02/22)

Loved the anime? Save on the manga!

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest Winter anime releases you know there’s TONS for anime fans to love right now. But if you’ve only seen the anime you’ve only experienced half the story!

Right now, during the Winter 2021 Manga to Anime Digital Sale you can take up to 50% off the manga that inspired some of this season’s fan-favorite anime – like the dark medical drama Cells at Work! CODE BLACK, the returning action packed isekai fantasy, The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, the multi-love rom-com, The Quintessential Quintuplets, and more!

But hurry, 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 9th to February 22nd!


~Winter 2021 Manga to Anime Digital Sale~

February 9th to February 22nd

See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links below to read chapter 1s FREE!


Cells at Work! (Vol. 1-3)

Sale also includes:

Cells at Work! CODE BLACK (Vol. 1-3)
Cells at Work and Friends! (Vol. 1-2)
Cells NOT at Work! (Vol. 1-2)
Cells at Work! Baby (Vol. 1)
Cells at Work: Platelets! (Vol. 1)
Cells at Work: Bacteria! (Vol. 1-3)
Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist (Vol. 1-2)
Heaven’s Design Team (Vol. 1-3)
I’m Standing on a Million Lives (Vol. 1-5)
With a Dog and a Cat, Every Day is Fun (Vol. 1)
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Vol. 1-7) 

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vol. 1-8)
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vol. 1-2)
That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime (Vol. 1)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest (Vol. 1)

New Year, New Manga Sale Kicks-off 2021 with Largest Digital Manga Sale of the Year! (Ends 1/18)

Start the year with tons of manga at a great price until 1/18!

To celebrate the New Year, we’re discounting more than 3000 select digital manga titles up to 50% off at participating digital retailers Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo, during the New Year, New Manga sale!

Fans can take advantage of this line-wide sale to stock-up and read beyond the anime for series like Attack on Titan (now in its final season), Fire Force, Gleipnir, Drifting Dragons, Wave, Listen to Me! & more. Not only that but fans can also pick-up hit debuts from 2020 including Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun, A Sign of Affection, The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! and so much more.

But, be sure to take advantage of this sale, it won’t last long.  Sale runs from from January 5 – 18th!


Check out these 99¢ vol. 1s during our (Not Just) Black Friday Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 11/30)

All the fun of Black Friday with none of the pushing and shoving!

We know your wallet might already be strained by all the crazy deals all over the internet BUT how many of them will open your eyes vast manga universes for just .99¢ a pop? Can’t think of one? Well we’re just THAT deal! Right now until Monday, November 30th, you can indulge in nearly 30 series ranging from sci-fi landscapes like in Battle Angel Alita, BLAME!  and EDENS ZERO, to magical realms like FAIRY TAIL, The Seven Deadly Sins, and To Your Eternity, and the even love-filled corridors of romance series like in Domestic Girlfriend, Moteki and O’ Maidens in Your Savage Season – each one, only .99¢ for volume 1s.

It’s a deal that won’t last long but, also won’t burden your wallet! Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to start any (or ALL) of these amazing series for just 99¢ each!: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from November 25 – 30th!


~(Not Just) Black Friday Digital Manga Sale ~

November 25 – 30th

See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links below to read chapter 1s FREE!

A Sign of Affection (Vol. 1)
A Silent Voice (Vol. 1)
Ajin Demi-Human (Vol. 1)
Attack on Titan (Vol. 1)
Battle Angel Alita (Vol. 1)
BECK (Vol. 1)
BLAME! (Vol. 1)
Cells At Work (Vol. 1)
Cells at Work: Code BLACK (Vol. 1)
Chi’s Sweet Home (Vol. 1)
Domestic Girlfriend (Vol. 1)
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Vol. 1)
Fire Force (Vol. 1)
Gleipnir (Vol. 1)
Golosseum (Vol. 1)
Goodbye I’m Being Reincarnated (Vol. 1)
Heaven’s Design Team (Vol. 1)
Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition (Vol. 1)
Karate Heat (Vol. 1)
Mardock Scramble (Vol. 1)
Moteki (Vol. 1)
O’ Maidens in Your Savage Season (Vol. 1)
The Ghost in the Shell (Vol. 1)
The Golden Sheep (Vol. 1)
The Knight Cartoonist and her Orc Editor (Vol. 1)
The Seven Deadly Sins (Vol. 1)
To Your Eternity (Vol. 1)


Digital-first debuts for September/October: Fairy Tail and Cells at Work spinoffs!

What’s goin’ on here?! Happy starring in his own series at last? Lucy now a … policewoman?! Those industrious erythroblasts in your body … slacking off? And the Squad Leader of the Killer T Cells looking for a personality makeover?!

Not a dream! Not an alternate reality (well, maybe)! With the recent debuts of Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest and Cells at Work! Code Black, just last week, it does seem like there’s no better time to dive yet even deeper into some of your favorite fantasy-manga series! That’s right, for our digital-first debuts in September/October we’ve got a new Fairy Tail or Cells at Work spinoff series debuting EVERY WEEK starting September 17! Here’s the lineup!

Fairy Tail: Happy’s Heroic Adventure By Hiro Mashima and Kenshiro Sakamoto Happy of Fairy Tail was summoned to another world and became a hero! And its inhabitants aren’t human … They’re animals, with ears and tails to match! Guided by a mysterious talking heart, Happy soars through the skies of this new world, helping the friends he’s making along the way, like a cute bunny, an alluring fox, and even a dog that scares him! What is this place? And will Happy ever make it back home to Natsu and the rest of Fairy Tail?! A new adventure begins through uncharted territory, with Happy as the star and artwork by Kenshiro Sakamoto, creator of Pitch-Black TenOn sale September 17! Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 free!

Fairy Tail: City Hero by Hiro Mashima and Ushio Ando A spinoff from the Fairy Tail universe—with Lucy now on assignment as a police officer—and lots of your old friends appearing in an unexpected new setting! Starts September 24!

Cells NOT at Work! By Moe Sugimoto Here comes a new Cells at Work! spinoff series—with laughs galore! Erythroblasts are cells raised by a Macrophage in order to become promising Red Blood Cells, but that doesn’t seem to be really the case here with these erythroblasts, who are on an indefinite moratorium—with no reason to work! Starts October 1!

Cells at Work and Friends! By Kanna Kurono and Mio Izumi The smash-hit anthropomorphic cell fantasy’s latest spinoff features a fearsome Killer T Cell as its protagonist! Killer T Cells are the assassins who destroy virus-infected cells and other foreign contaminants to keep things peaceful inside the body. The Squad Leader of the Killer T Cells is feared by all … but he wants to change his public persona! He wants friends! But he can’t just say so! Solo karaoke, hot pot parties, and smartphones … Cells using modern gadgets in their daily lives unexpectedly result in one hilarious situation after another! Starts October 8!

We got more digital-first debut announcements comin’—stay tuned!

Kodansha Comics at Crunchyroll Expo 2019! August 30-September 1

Going to Crunchyroll Expo this weekend? It’s happenin’ August 30 to September 1 at New Crunchy City a.k.a. San Jose Convention Center! and you can find us there at our “Kodansha Comics Got Weird Manga!” panel at 4:30 p.m. on August 30 (more deets, below)!

Plus there’s a whole plethora of Kodansha-related events! Junji Ito, of his own Junji Ito’s Cat Diary fame, will be there, in the flesh, so to speak, as the headliner of the show. But there’s also other related panels and screenings, including the world premiere of the new In/Spectre anime and Chihayafuru Season 3! Here’s a rundown of all things Kodansha Comics-related while you’re there!


Miho Okasaki: The Voice behind That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime‘s Rimuru Tempest
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Grand Station (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Meet the voice of Rimuru Tempest, Miho Okasaki, from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime! Come learn about her work in the anime industry and behind the scenes of one of the most recent popular shows.

Junji Ito: The Man Behind the Horror
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Grand Station (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Come join one of horror’s most celebrated manga creators, Junji Ito, as we take a look at some of the most memorable works throughout his career, from Uzumaki to Tomie, as well as a look ahead to what’s coming next!

Kodansha Comics Got Weird Manga!
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Classroom 2 (Lower Level), San Jose McEnery Convention
Do you consider yourself a savvy manga fan who’s no longer satisfied by certain formulaic, neverending manga? We got you covered! Kodansha Comics has been launching dozens of new digital-first manga like Are You Lost?, Magical Sempai, and Domestic Girlfriend, offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English to blow your mind! This panel is the perfect chance to find out what’s up and also add your two cents to what goes into our digital-first lineup. Ready to talk far-fetched manga? Come to our panel and participate in the Q&A for a chance to win special prizes!

Anime’s Best Cats with Junji Itoh
1:45 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.,
August 31 (Saturday)

Cinema 2 (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Proud cat dad and Master of Horror Junji Ito joins us to discuss the best cats featured anime and manga throughout history! We hear why Ito-sensei is so fond of felines, learn how his own pet inspired many of his chilling tales and share loads of cat memes!

WIT Studio Creative Perspective with President/CEO George Wada
3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m., August 31 (Saturday)

Classroom 1 (Lower Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
WIT Studio is behind many anime hits including Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, The Ancient Magus Bride and more. Come learn about the creative perspective behind an anime studio with president and CEO George Wada.

WIT Studio CEO, President George Wada Career Perspective
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., September 1 (Sunday)
Classroom 1 (Lower Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Ever wondered what it’s like to work on popular series like Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus Bride, Psycho Pass and more? Come join president and CEO George Wada as he shares his experience in the industry.

Find your Phobia with Junji Ito!
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.,
September 1 (Sunday)
Cinema 2 (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Ichthyophobia, gyrephobia, somniphobia and much much more! We review Ito-sensei’s most phobia-inducing manga panels, review the history behind them and dig into how he’s creepiest creations came to his pen!


Cells at Work! English Dub Screening
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Episode Room (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Enter the fascinating world inside your body with the brand new Cells at Work! English dub starring Cherami Leigh (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail), Billy Kametz (Fate/EXTRA Last Encore, Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU), Robbie Daymond (I want to eat your pancreas, Charlotte), and Laura Post (The Promised Neverland, March comes in like a lion) under the direction of English voice director Christian La Monte and adaptation by Blair Rowan of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episodes 1-5
4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Episode Room (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Corporate worker Mikami Satoru is stabbed by a random killer, and is reborn to an alternate world. But he turns out to be reborn a slime! Thrown into this new world with the name Rimuru, he begins his quest to create a world that’s welcoming to all races.

Chihayafuru Season 3 Premiere
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., August 31 (Saturday)Cinema 1 (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Join the producer of Chihayafuru Season 3, Toshio Nakatani, for an exclusive look at the upcoming new season. Be one of the first to watch the return of this series, coming to Crunchyroll this Fall!

In/Spectre: Episode 1-2 World Premiere & A Talk with Producer Tatsuya Ishiguro
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., August 31 (Saturday)
Cinema 1 (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
What do you get when you cross romance and mystery with the supernatural? You get In/Spectre! Join special guest Tatsuya Ishiguro as he brings you the latest behind Crunchyroll’s upcoming anime co-production, In/Spectre! Be one of the first to get an exclusive screening of the anime and learn more about the series before it simulcasts in January 2020.


Junji Ito Gallery
10:00-19:00, August 30-September 1
Junji Ito Gallery (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
We often learn more from fear, as it is one of the most compelling vehicles for storytelling. “Junji Ito: a master of horror,” will be gracing New Crunchy City with a gallery featuring an array of artwork—three of which are exclusive for Crunchyroll Expo 2019! Mr. Ito’s iconic stories like Uzumaki, Tomie, and Gyo have haunted generations through a concoction of thought-provoking themes and mesmerizing art. We hope this gallery will embed curiosity and awe in each and every one of you!

Manga Library
11:00 – 7:00 p.m., August 30-September 1

Manga Library (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Check out your favorite manga from Kodansha Comics in the Manga Library, located upstairs!

Anime Expo 2019 Digital Sale featuring Fire Force, Vinland Saga, SLIME and MORE!

Summer is gettin’ HOT with the biggest anime convention of the year AND the brand new anime season right around the corner! To get you ready for the epicness, this week, we’re hosting Anime Expo 2019 Digital Sale, where all volumes of the upcoming manga to anime series starting in July, as well as those series featured at Kodansha Comics booth at AX are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends July 8.)

Kodansha Comics Anime Expo 2019 Sale
(June 2-8) 

Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

Are You Lost?
Cells at Work!
Fire Force
Magical Sempai
O Maidens in Your Savage Season

That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime
To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Vinland Saga





What’s Happening at AX? Special guests, con exclusives, panels, activities, & MORE!



Heya! It’s me, Kacey the intern mascot at Kodansha Comics! Going to Anime Expo this year? Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics will be, on July 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, for lots of fun activities, big announcements for the upcoming year, and exciting chances to meet the living legends behind your favorite manga and anime! Sounds awesome, huh? I’ve been running around and around working on this crazy rundown of all things Kodansha at the biggest anime convention of the year. So, here ya go!




Special Guests!

Special Guest #1: Atsushi Ohkubo

Atsushi Ohkubo, creator of Fire Force and Soul Eater is the must-see guest at AX this year! He’s coming to join the Fire Force Anime Panel & Premiere by Funimation and making appearances at the autograph sessions and manga drawing panel co-hosted by Kodansha Comics! 

Atsushi Ohkubo Live Drawing Panel
Thursday, July 4, 4:30-5:30 pm

Where? LP1 (Petree Hall)
Come see the creator of Soul Eater and Fire Force draw original illustrations—live! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of shonen manga’s top talents work up close. You’ll also have a chance to win prizes and ask your questions. …More Details

Fans who attend the panel will also receive a special paper Fire Force “helmet,” with a download code for a free digital Fire Force Volume 1 manga on the back!


Funimation Presents Fire Force Anime Panel & Premiere
When? Friday, July 5, 1:00-2:30 pm 
Where? LP3 (408AB) 
Funimation is coming in hot to Anime Expo with a Fire Force Panel and SimulDub premiere! Meet the original creator of Soul Eater and Fire Force, Atsushi Ohkubo, and Fire Force manga editor Megumu Tsuchiya, while they discuss the new anime adaptation. Also, experience the SimulDub™ Premiere and receive an exclusive giveaway item! …More Details

Atsushi Ohkubo / Fire Force Autograph Session
Come and get an autograph from Atsushi Ohkubo himself! It’ll be a high profile autograph session for sure, but there will three chances. Be there or (com)bust! 

Autograph Session 1
 Thursday, July 4, 2:30-3:30 pm

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 1

Autograph Session 2
When? Friday, July 5, 3:10-4:10 pm

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 5

Autograph Session 3
Saturday, July 6, 10:30-11:30 am

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 4

Stay tuned for more information about ticketing for the autograph sessions! 


Special Guest 2: Kanae Yumemiya 

Don’t miss your chance to be part of a group selfie—with Sailor Moon herself! Star of the Sailor Moon Super Live stage show, actress Kanae Yumemiya will attend our massive Sailor Moon panel on Saturday, July 6th, and we’re planning a BIG photo at the end that you won’t want to miss. 

Official Sailor Moon Panel Presented by Kodansha Comics
When? Saturday, July 6, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where? LP2 (JW – Platinum Ballroom)

Join the original Sailor Moon editor himself, Fumio Osano (affectionately known to creator Naoko Takeuchi and to fans as “Osabu”), and staff from Kodansha Comics as they discuss the new Eternal Edition of the manga, followed by a very special guest: one of the stars of the new Sailor Moon Super Live show, which had its U.S. debut in Washington, DC and New York City this March! Freebies and prizes, too! …More Details

Special Guest 3: Katsuhiro Otomo

Wait, what!? Yes, Katsuhiro Otomo—legendary creator of Steamboy, Roujin Z, and, of course, Akira—will have a panel on Thursday, July 4th at 5:00 pm to discuss his latest projects. Find more details about the panel here.

We’re releasing a very limited quantity of our Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set, one last time, this summer. Be the first to order your set at Kodansha Comics booth #806 and get an exclusive pin button. And once these babies are gone, this two-time Eisner Award-winning collection is gone … forever! 

More panels and booth activities!

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Manga Panel
When? Saturday, July 6, 3:00-4:00 pm
Where? LP5
Come meet the folks behind the publishers of Sailor Moon, BAKEMONOGATARI, Attack on Titan, Chi’s Sweet Home, and many more, as they unveil brand-new manga releases for hte coming year and pull back the curtain on Japanese comics in general. Ask all your questions, get free stuff, win prizes, and more!

Come, play, buy at Booth #806

Attack on Titan and Fire Force Manuscript Replica Gallery
Big thanks to all who participated in our “You Decide AOT at AX” fan vote. Come see the manuscript replica you chose, hanging at our booth along with a variety of other bee-yoo-tiful selections from the Attack on Titan and Fire Force manga! Replicas of the posters on display will be available for purchase.

Attack on Titan game
Whoa! Come play the latest Attack on Titan videogame, set to launch July 5th from Koei Tecmo America!

Fire Force shooting game
Shoot the inferno and win a prize!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime photo-op and stamp rally
Take a photo with Rimuru at the Kodansha Comics booth, then collect stamps from the Bandai Namco, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press booths to receive a signed art card!


Sailor Moon Official Store items
Attack on Titan poster set
Pop Team Epic items

These books are on sale at our booth—don’t miss ’em!

After the Rain
Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
— Reprint coming soon! Preorder at our booth!

Attack on Titan
Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition
— NEW!

Cells at Work!
Fire Force
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Pop Team Epic
Sailor Moon Eternal Edition
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Vinland Saga
Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love/ Across the Stars — PRESTREET!

Get an exclusive item when you purchase a manga at our booth!

Fire Force Company 8 iron-on patch
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime hot/cold gel pack

KATANAGATARI bookmark set #2
Pop Team Epic sticker sheet
AKIRA pin button
Sailor Moon pin button
Attack on Titan pin button
Kodansha Comics intern Kacey pin buttons


Come get a 200+ page Kodansha Comics manga sampler!
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And here are the announcements from Anime Expo 2019!




Kodansha Comics Manga 2 Anime Humble Bundle (Ends 06/24)

Attack on Titan, The Quintessential Quintuplets, Fire Force … A big new wave of Kodansha Comics manga-turned-anime-powerhouses have been coming out of our pages to your screen!

Starting Monday June 10, Kodansha Comics and Humble Bundle team up again to present you our BIGGEST manga bundle yet, Humble Manga Bundle: Manga 2 Anime! That’s $1000+ worth of digital manga including  Attack on Titan and its spin-off Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Cells at Work!, The Quintessential Quintuplets, and Domestic Girlfriend.  If you are a fan of BLAME! (as seen as anime on Netflix), you may also want to check out BLAME! Movie Edition: The Electrofishers’ Escape and APOSIMZ from the same creator: Tsutomu Nihei. You can also get a taste of the upcoming animated titles like Fire Force and Vinland Saga. If you’re a serious collector type, we’ve got you covered! Get the exclusive art book that’s only available with this bundle,  featuring never-before-seen artwork from those manga-to-anime series! So how does it work? 

Name your price. Together, the books in this bundle usually cost as much as $1000. At Humble Bundle, though, you choose the price!

Read ’em 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—among Kodansha Comics and our preselected charity American Civil Liberties Union and  The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund—or, if you like, a 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.

This special bundle ends Monday, June 24, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME

PAY WHAT YOU WANT! Here’s what you’ll get with each tier:

Pay $1 or more
Cells at Work! Volumes 1-5

Pay $8 or more

The Quintessential Quintuplets Volumes 1-3
Vinland Saga 1-5

Pay $10 or more

Fire Force Volumes 1-15
Vinland Saga Volumes 6-10
Domestic Girlfriend Volumes 1-10

Pay $15 or more
Attack on Titan Volumes 1-10
BLAME! Volumes 1-6
Domestic Girlfriend Volumes 11-18

Pay $18 or more
Attack on Titan Volumes 11-20
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volumes 1-16

Pay $20 or more

BLAME! Movie Edition: The Electrofishers’ Escape
APOSIMZ Volumes 1-2

Humble Bundle x Kodansha Comics Exclusive Art Book featuring:
Attack on Titan 
Cells at Work!
Domestic Girlfriend
Fire Force
The Quintessential Quintuplets

Pay what you want. Support charity. Get awesome manga!