Save on some silly stories featuring our favorite fools
Don’t let the name fool you because this sale is no Joke! Right now we’re making a slew of hilarious weird, dangerously funny, and off the wall series on sale celebrating our favorite fools during the April Fool’s Manga Sale!
This sale won’t last long so be sure to visit your favorite digital vendor to save on all the titles above and below up to 50% off: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from March 30th to April 5th!
~April Fool’s Manga Sale~ See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale, and click on the links to read chapter 1s FREE!
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!
Want more? Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to save up to 50% off VERTICAL Hot Picks titles listed below: Bookwalker, comiXology, 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!
Everyone could you a few more laughs in their life right now and to help we’re making some of our most foolish characters and stories part of an amazing April Fools-themed event – the Our Fools in April Digital Manga Sale!
But don’t stop there, we still have our 99¢ Vol. 1 sale happening right now letting you explore even more of what Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL have to offer.
So give all these amazing series a try for 99¢ a volume, and then catch up on the rest for up to 50% off at all participating digital vendors including: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from March 31, until April 6.
~Our Fools in April Digital Manga Sale! ~ March 31 – April 6 Click on the featured titles for more info or to read Chapter 1s FREE!
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!
KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages! As we’ve announced at AnimeNYC 2018, Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALLstarting November 20, where we’ll be releasing 4 new and unique digital-first manga that we’d recommend to readers of any age—because they are too funny, too epic, and just too good! (See the full roster below.)
To kick off the campaign, we’ve handpicked 16 manga series for just anybody who loves comics and put them on discount up to 50% off during the KC 4 ALL Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. (Sale ends November 26.)
~ KC 4 ALL Sale ~ November 20 ~ November 26 Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!
Debuts November 20! Good Dog, Cerberus! by Moha Arimura Cerberus—the guard dog of the underworld—is a clumsy puppy who can’t do his job. Although Cerberus is constantly causing trouble for his master, Hades, he is always forgiven for being just so darn cute. So goes this wonderfully fluffy tale of life in the underworld. This heartwarming full-color comic is a must-see for all the dog-lovers out there!
Good Dog, Cerberus!on sale at debut during the KC 4 ALL Sale (ends November 26.)
Check out free chapter 1 preview here!
Debuts November 27! Blissful Landby Ichimon Izumi Khang Zhipa is a 13-year-old doctor’s apprentice living in a mountain village in 18th-century Tibet. One day, when he gets back from collecting medicinal herbs, he finds a bride-to-be and her wedding party will be resting at his home for the night. The bride’s name is Moshi Rati and it turns out she’s actually Khang Zhipa’s fiancee from another land, here to stay! Enjoy this heartwarming slice-of-life tale woven by a kind-hearted boy and his mysterious bride.
Debuts December 4! Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice by Ichimon Izumi In this richly imagined forest-world, peopled by beasts, humans, and hunters, the legendary red-haired hunter, nicknamed “Red Riding Hood,” encounters a strange girl, half-human, half-beast. Despite being barely able to communicate, the two forge a bond and Red Riding Hood takes on a new apprentice. Join them on their journey as they overcome the walls between them, despite belonging to different species, and learn to survive in a sometimes scary, always magical fantasy universe.
Debuts December 11! Crocodile Baronby Takuya Okada His name is Alfred J. Donson, novelist and crocodile. Together with his very good friend (who is a rabbit), he undertakes gentlemanly adventures in culinary excellence throughout Japan, encountering other intriguing denizens of the animal kingdom along the way. With delightfully drawn talking-animal characters, Crocodile Baron demonstrates the absolute importance of good taste and that sometimes it takes an animal to show us how to be truly civilized!
Found a new manga series that you like? Recommend it to your friends and siblings too!
Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Noragami, Chihayafuru … Did you know all these manga are set in real-life locations in Tokyo? Identifying and visiting places that appear in manga and anime is called seichi junrei, or “pilgrimage to the sacred places,” and it’s an unique way to enjoy tourism in Japan. This week for our Discover Tokyo Sale, we’ve picked 22 manga that takes place in Tokyo, and put them on sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.
Here’s the deal
To start out with, volumes 1’s of the selected manga on digital for only 99¢! And if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to50% off! Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on July 30!
Where do I start?
A brand new josei manga debuts on digital today, called Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?by MAKIHIROCHI. It’s about two real estate agents, who are twins (also heavy metal fans), who put the “real” in the “real estate” game and school you about the under-the-radar neighborhoods in Tokyo. If you are looking for a good new read that takes place in Tokyo, THIS IS IT. Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?volume 1 debuts at 50% off cover price at $5.99.
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 KodanshaComics.com!
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 Motekimanga 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!
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!
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.
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.