This April Fool’s Sale is no joke!

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!

That’s right! You can take up to 50% off select titles from such manga series as the silly school days saga of Aho-Girl : A Clueless Girl, or try the oddball slice-of-life CITY. You can even save on anime-inspiring series like Magical Sempai, Saint Young Men, and Interviews with Monster Girls. There’s no trick to this sale, but it’s definitely one that would be foolish to pass up!

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!


Peach Boy Riverside
The Dorm of Love and Secrets
Saint Young Men
Our Fake Marriage
Ao-chan Can’t Study
The Prince’s Romance Gambit
Liar x Liar
Lovesick Ellie
Magical Sempai
Love and Lies
Aho-Girl : A Clueless Girl
Tsuredure Children
Interviews with Monster Girls
Nodame Cantabile
Kiss Him, Not Me
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Genshiken Omnibus

Spotlighting the very best from VERTICAL in this Hot Picks Digital Sale (Ends 8/24)

Don’t toy with these sizzling hot manga deals!

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!

Take advantage of this great summer sale to sample select digital manga at a price that won’t sink your wallet – including the tsundere romantic comedy – and soon to be an anime – Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, or the Tsutomu Nihei sci-fi epics APOSIMZ, BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia, the heart pounding psychological thriller The Flowers of Evil, and even the scrumptious slice-of-life What Did You Eat Yesterday?.

Want more? Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to save up to 50% off VERTICAL Hot Picks titles listed below: BookwalkercomiXology, 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!


Bakemonogatari (manga) (Vols. 1-3)

Sale also includes:

Ajin: Demi Human (Vols. 1-7)
APOSIMZ (Vols. 1-3)
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Vols. 1-2)

BLAME! (Vols. 1-3)
CITY (Vols. 1-5)
Devils’ Line (Vols. 1-7)
From the New World (Vols. 1-4)
The Golden Sheep (Vols. 1-2)
Kino’s Journey- The Beautiful World (Vols. 1-3)
Knights of Sidonia (Vols. 1-8)
Imperfect Girl (Vols. 1-2)
Moteki (Vol. 1)
Mysterious Girlfriend X (Vols. 1-3)
The Flowers of Evil (Vols. 1-6)
What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Vols. 1-7)

Need laughter in your life? Checkout the Our Fools In April Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 4/6)

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!

From silly and outlandish slice of life laughs from series like CITY, and Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu, to fantastical comedies like Crocodile Baron and The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor, and even a few rom-coms like Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, this sale will have you laughing your cares away at a price that won’t bring you down.

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!

Alicia’s Diet Quest
Ao-chan Can’t Study!
Cells NOT at Work!
Crocodile Baron
Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro
Ex-Enthusiasts: MotoKare Mania
Good Dog, Cerberus!
Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated!
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
Kiss Him, Not Me
The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor
Magical Sempai
My Roomie Is a Dino
Saint Young Men
The Dorm of Love and Secrets
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku

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
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

Space Brothers

KC 4 ALL SALE: Debuting Good Dog, Cerberus! + 15 manga for all ages

KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages!
As we’ve announced at AnimeNYC 2018, Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALL 
starting 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!

Good Dog, Cerberus! — DEBUT!
A Silent Voice
Chi’s Sweet Home

Chi’s Sweet Adventure

Drifting Dragons
Flying Witch
Fukufuku Kitten Tales

Heaven’s Design Team
Karate Heat
Sharlock Bones
Shugo Chara
To Your Eternity
Tokyo Mewmew
Your Lie in April

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 Land by 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 Baron by 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! 


Discover Tokyo Sale! + digital debut: Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?

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 to 50% 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. 

~ Kodansha Comics Fantasy Manga Sale  ~
July 24~30
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? 

Complex Age
Dragon Head
Liar x Liar

Noragami: Stray God 
Princess Jellyfish
Real Girl
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Mewmew Omnibus 

Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Welcome to the Ballroom
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Your Lie in April

Yozakura Quartet



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!