My Waifu Sale + 2 new digita-first series: Magical Sempai and Grand Blue Dreaming

Who's your dream manga girl? Yeah, yeah, kinda hard to pick a favorite from all those intriguing Kodansha Comics leads—and so many with more than meets the eye! A classic dillemma for the dedicated manga reader. 

That's okay, tho, cuz this week only, we have on sale 21 series featuring your "waifu" (or your future waifu) up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partnersBookWalkercomiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends September 18 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or for select stores, in local time. 

Now show your love for your waifu by supporting these series, or just tell your friends about it! 

— Who's your favorite manga girl?  —
"My Waifu" Sale
September 12-18

Read Chapter 1s at the links! 

Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
BLAME! Academy and So On
Clockwork Planet
Deathtopia
Domestic Girlfriend
Fairy Girls
Flying Witch
Forget Me Not
From the New World
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Fuuka
Grand Blue Dreaming
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Magical Sempai
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
School Rumble
Suzuka
Unlimited Fafnir
Witchcraft Works
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

 

Plus! We've got 2 new digital-first manga debut today––Magical Sempai and Grand Blue Dreaming, and they're on sale too! 
Curious about what the gals in these manga are about? Click on the covers to check out free previews!

New debuts Kasane, Real Girl + digital-first sale

"Every rose has its thorn," right? It's so true, and with that in mind, we celebrate manga this week that walk that fine line between beauty and danger, including our 2 newest digital debuts, the goth-thriller Kasane by Daruma Matsuura and the off-kilter romantic comedy Real Girl by Mao Nanami. 

Volume 1s of both titles go on sale today May 30 at up to 50% regular price on all of Kodansha’s digital retail channels—our incentive to you to try something new!

We're also offering every volume of 14 other digital-first series at the same discount. See the entire carefully curated list below! Sale starts now at all our digital retail channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends June 5. 

Kodansha Comics "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" Digital-First Manga Sale (May 30-June 5)—every volume up to 50% off 
Click on the covers for Chapter 1 previews, descriptions and purchase links

      

Kodansha Comics has recently launched around two dozen new digital-first and digitally re-released manga series, offering a more diverse and robust library of manga in English. If you haven't kept up with our announcements, here's a great way to get caught up. And there's more to come! We've got more digital-first manga announcements right around the corner. So stay tuned.

 

 

Digital-first manga up to 50% off thru 4/17; Domestic Girlfriend, GTO releasing 4/11

Update April 11: Kodansha Comics announced today it is continuing to expand its growing list of well-received digital-first manga titles with the series debuts of GTO Paradise Lost, Toru Fujisawa’s sequel to his beloved manga classic Great Teacher Onizuka, and Domestic Girlfriend (Japanese title Domestic na kanojo), Kei Sasuga’s love-triangle romancer that’s a top requested title by Western fans—and a bestseller in Japan. Volume 1s of both titles go on sale today April 11 on all of Kodansha’s digital retail channels.

 

Media: read our press release here.

Did you know? In the past few months Kodansha Comics has launched over a dozen new digital-first manga series in order to offer a more diverse and robust library of manga in English. If you haven't kept up with our announcements, here's a great way to get started and explore!

Now we're offering our full list of digital-first series on sale up to 45% off across all Kodansha Comics digital book channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends 4/17. 

Digital publishing provides us a way to publish official translations of titles from underrepresented genres or that lack a major anime adaptation—it's a way for us to explore, too. So we're definitely interested in what you like and don't like—let us know either way! 

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale (April 4-17) 

Sports Manga
Ace of Diamond volume 1
All-Rounder Meguru volume 1
Giant Killing volume 1

Shojo/Slice of Life Manga
A Springtime with Ninjas volume 1, 2
Chihayafuru volume 1
Descending Stories volume 1
The Full-Time Wife Escapist volume 1
House of the Sun volumes 1 and 2
Peach Heaven volume 1
Tokyo Tarareba Girls volume 1
Wave, Listen to Me! volumes 1 and 2

Fantasy/Science-Fiction/Dark Fantasy Manga
Altair: A Record of Battles volume 1
BLAME! Academy and So On (stand alone volume)
Deathtopia volume 1
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness volume 1
Museum volume 1

Click on the cover for a Chapter 1 preview

                

There's more to come! We've got more digital-first manga announcements right around the corner. So stay tuned to kodanshacomics.com!

Yoshitoki Oima’s To Your Eternity makes its debut in digital along with new Samura, Deathtopia

Kodansha Comics is proud to announce the debut of Yoshitoki Oima’s newest manga serial, the spiritual fantasy To Your Eternity. You can read the entirety of Chapter 1 for free, below!

The first 10 chapters of To Your Eternity are available on January 24th as digital editions on comiXology and Kindle. January 24th is the same day Chapter 10 appears in Japan; new chapters will follow every week in simultaneous timing  thereafter. Chapters will be priced at 99 cents each.

Following the critically acclaimed A Silent Voice—which was nominated for an Eisner and named one of 2016’s “Great Graphic Novels for Teens” by the American Library Association—Oima goes in a completely new direction with this compelling tale of an abandoned native boy journeying alone in the frozen north with only a mysterious wolf for a companion. Read our interview with Yoshitoki Oima here.

 

That's not all! January sees the beginning of an aggressive ramp-up in new digital manga series from Kodansha Comics, and we've got the hot new title by legendary manga-ka Hiroaki Samura (Blade of the Immortal, Die Wergelder), Wave, Listen to Me! also debuting January 24th. Something of a departure for the action-oriented Samura, Wave turns its attention to modern life in the big city, as a despondent, hard-drinkin' young woman inadvertently finds herself the host of a hit talk-radio show. 

 

Also on the 24th we release Deathtopia, the latest gonzo thriller from Cage of Eden’s Yoshinobu Yamada, about a young man who gains supernatural powers from an accident but then finds himself embroiled with a serial killer with a disturbing fondness for eyeballs and a band of intriguing beauties in hot pursuit.

 

 

This month also saw the digital release of Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju. The Descending Stories anime was the surprise fan and critical fave of 2016—with Season 2 now simulcasting on Crunchyroll. Now you can read Haruko Kumota's multi-generational epic that delves deep into the world of rakugo, a rich form of Japanese storytelling theater. We announced the print edition of Descending Stories for May 2017, but digital readers can jump into Volume 1 right now—at a steep discount, as part of our current weeklong "Manga to Anime" sale!
 

 

Volume 1s of Descending Stories, Wave, Listen to Me!, and Deathtopia are available for purchase or preorder across all Kodansha Comics digital book channels: BookWalker, comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

Media: read our press release here.