Get over $1500 worth of award-winning Manga for $20 with this Humble Manga Bundle! (Ends 6/9)

Over $1500 Worth of Manga for ONLY $20!

What better way to celebrate the amazing stories that have won the prestigious Kodansha Manga Award for serialized manga than to create a Humble Bundle and share these incredible series with everyone for a staggeringly low price. That’s right at the highest tier of $20 you’ll receive over $1500 worth of manga which include the entirety of series like the modern coming of age tale Princess Jellyfish, the classic romantic comedy Love Hina, the indie rock’n’roll saga BECK, the body-horror alien invasion epic Parasyte. Not only that but you could also beef up your digital manga library with tons of volumes from ongoing series like the fantasy adventure To Your Eternity, and the grounded drama story Space Brothers. Hurry because this deal will not last, pay what you want and get the manga you want from now until June 10th!

Name your price: To can get ALL these award-winning titles in the $20 tier, you’d normally have to pay over $1500! But with this special Humble Manga Bundle, you choose the price and what tier you want to pay up to!

Read ’em anywhere: These manga 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. We know you’re excited to pad your pockets with digital manga, but did you know you’ll also be donating to great causes? Choose where the money goes—among Kodansha Comics’ preselected charities, The American Civil Liberties Union, and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund — or choose a charity of your preference 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.

Kodansha Comics Live Talks Humble Bundle: Looking for a rundown of everything you could get, complete with preview pages and commentary from our own Misaki Kido? You’re in luck our latest epsisode of Kodansha Comics Live does just that! Check out the video below for enlightneing details on this Humble Manga Bundle:


This special bundle ends Wednesday, June 10, 10:59:59am PT / 1:59:59am ET

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

Pay $1 or more
BECK volumes 1-5
Love Hina
Omnibus volume 1
Space Brothers
volumes 1-5

Pay $8 or more
BECK volumes 6-12
Descending Stories volumes 1-5
Love Hina
Omnibus volume 2
Parasyte volumes 1-2
To Your Eternity volumes 1-2

Pay $15 or more
BECK volumes 13-19
Descending Stories volumes 6-10
Love Hina
Omnibus volume 3
Parasyte volumes 3-4
Space Brothers volumes 6-15
To Your Eternity volumes 3-4
Your Lie in April volumes 1-2

Pay $18 or more
BECK volumes 20-26
Love Hina
Omnibus volume 4
Princess Jellyfish volumes 1-4
Parasyte volumes 5-6
Space Brothers volumes 16-25
To Your Eternity volumes 5-8
Your Lie in April volumes 3-5

Pay $20 or more
BECK volumes 27-34
Love Hina
Omnibus volume 5
Princess Jellyfish volumes 5-9
Parasyte volumes 7-8
Space Brothers volumes 26-34
To Your Eternity volumes 9-11
Your Lie in April volumes 6-11

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

Explore worlds from times past during the Blast from the Past Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 4/13)

Swords, Sorcery & Savings

Want to escape to a time of clashing swords, devastating magic and infinite wonder? Now you can in each of the titles featured during the Blast from the Past digital manga sale! Whether it’s losing yourself in the tumultuous war time of a fantasy reality with Altair: A Record of Battles, exploring a feline alternate history of Japan with Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai, or even just looking to read the manga of fan-favorite historical anime like Vinland Saga, Mushishi and Basilisk – the Blast from the Past digital manga sale has you covered without asking you to empty your purse of gold!

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 April 7, until April 13.


~Blast from the Past Digital Manga Sale! ~
April 7 – April 13
Click on the featured titles for more info or to read Chapter 1s FREE!

Altair: A Record of Battles
Blissful Land
Descending Stories
Frau Faust
The Ghost and the Lady
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Magus of the Library
Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
Pumpkin Scissors
Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice
The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Vinland Saga
The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls


And be sure to check out the debut of a an
ALL-NEW fantasy adventure manga
Orient By Shinobu Ohtaka
(Creator of Magi)


Award-Winning Manga Sale featuring A Silent Voice & more: all digital volumes up to 50% off! Ends 02/03

And the Award Goes to … ?

Last year was a big year for Kodansha Comics manga! Winners of the prestigious Kodansha Manga Awards this year include our Perfect World, The Quintessential Quintuplets, What Did You Eat Yesterday?, and To Your Eternity! And add to that list 2019 Eisner Industry Award Winner Tokyo Tarareba Girls!

… but that’s not all! To celebrate, we’re putting all of our past-and-present award winners on sale! Each series is up to 50% off at our digital partners BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends February 3rd!

~ Kodansha Comics Award-Winning Manga Sale ~
January 28-February 3
Click on the featured titles to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Giant Killing
Attack on Titan
Space Brothers
Missions of Love
Vinland Saga
Animal Land
Your Lie in April
House of the Sun
Descending Stories
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Kiss Him, Not Me
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
Perfect World
Knights of Sidonia
Altair: A Record of Battles
My Boy in Blue
Quintessential Quintuplets
What Did You Eat Yesterday?
To Your Eternity
Saint Young Men

A Silent Voice
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Chi’s Sweet Home
Flying Witch
Princess Jellyfish
Love in Focus
Witch Hat Atelier
Frau Faust
Waiting for Spring
That Wolf-boy Is Mine!
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary Yon & Mu
No. 6


Crunchyroll Anime Awards: Kodansha Comics Nominees

Vote for Kodansha Comics! 

There were so many amazing anime based on Kodansha Comics in 2017. In fact, some of those series (8, to be precise) are runners-up for this year's Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Whether you're a fan of the manga or the anime, your vote matters and counts towards the glory! So let's get together and root for these nominees! 


Land of the Lustrous 
Based on the manga by Haruko Ichikawa

 Best Animation
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

Best Ending
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

Best CGI
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

 Best Action
Voting period: January 29th – February 4th

Anime of the Year 
Voting period: February 5th – February 11th


Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Season 2
Based on the manga by Haruko Kumota

Best Opening
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

★ Anime of the Year
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

 Manga of the Year
Voting period: February 5th – February 11th

 Best Drama
Voting period: January 29th – February 4th

 Best Boy (Yakumo Yuurakutei)
Voting period: February 5th – February 11th






Attack on Titan
Based on the manga by Hajime Isayama

 Best Opening
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

Best CGI
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

Best Action
Voting period: January 29th – February 4th









A Silent Voice
Based on the manga by Yoshitoki Oima 

Best Animation
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

 Best Film
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th











Based on the manga by Hiroya Oku

  Villain of the Year
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th

  Best CGI
Voting period: January 22th – January 28th












Interviews with Monster Girls
Based on the manga by PETOS

   Best Slice of Life
Voting period: January 29th – February 4th













All Out!!
Based on the manga by Shiori Amase

  Best Continuing Series
Voting period: January 29th – February 4th













Tsuredure Children
Based on the manga by Toshiya Wakabayashi

 ★ Best Comedy
Voting period: January 29th – February 4th

All-Time Manga-to-Anime Sale! Your favorite anime’s original story up to 50% off

Attack on Titan, The Ghost in the Shell, The Seven Deadly Sins and more … You may have seen these anime, but didja know they're all based on manga from Kodansha Comics?

For one week only, we're showcasing series that were originally a manga then adapted into an anime during The All-Time Manga-to-Anime Sale! Check out the list of series that's 50% off at all our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through January 22!

—All-Time Manga-to-Anime Sale — 
all volumes up to 50% off through January 22!

Ace of the Diamond
Air Gear
Air Gear Omnibus
All Out!!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Appleseed Alpha
Attack on Titan
Cage of Eden
Chi’s Sweet Home
Clockwork Planet
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fairy Tail
5 Centimeters per Second
Flying Witch
The Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Giant Killing
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Interview with Monster Girls
Kiss Him, Not Me
Knights of Sidonia
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Land of the Lustrous
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Negima Omnibus
Ninja Slayer Kills
Nodame Cantabile
Noragami: Stray God
Princess Jellyfish
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei
School Rumble
The Seven Deadly Sins
She and her Cat
A Silent Voice
Space Brothers
Spoof on Titan
Sweetness and Lightning
Tsuredure Children
Unlimited Fafnir
UQ Holder
Welcome to the Ballroom
Witchcraft Works
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Your Lie in April
Yozakura Quartet

Wanna know about the latest manga-to-anime series?
Check out the Winter 2018 Manga to Anime Guide!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide 2017 Part 3: Manga from Me to You

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide 2017

Are  you  looking  for  the  perfect  gift  for  your  manga  loving  friends  and  family  this  holiday  season? Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect series for someone who’s new to manga? With so many series to choose  from –from  shonen  to  shojo,  from  action-packed  series  to  drama-driven  ones,  from  series  for younger  readers  to  the  experienced fan –it  can  be hard to  choose  just  one  title  in  what  seems  like  an overwhelming sea of stories.

But never fear – Kodansha Comics’s got your back! Our Gift Guide is in full swing once again this year, and from classic tales to new fan favorites, we’ll help guide you to the perfect manga that’s sure to put a smile on someone’s –or your own –face!


Part 3: Manga from Me to You

There’s nothing quite like getting an amazing manga recommendation from someone – and then being able to bond with or make new friends when you discover you like the same series. But what could be better than getting a manga recommendation from the folks who help bring it to you? Our third, and final, part of our Gift Guide is a gift from us to you – our personal favorite staff picks! If you haven’t checked these series out already, we hope you come to love them as much as we do!

Aho-Girl (Ages 16+)

Emi Lotto, Assistant Production Manager

Life in 2017 is hard. We live in a world where none of us know what to believe, and you might think conscious engagement and critical thinking are for chumps. Well, you may be right. Let clueless high schooler Yoshiko Hanabatake offer you a master class in the life-changing magic of tidying up all those pesky thoughts that are stressing you out. You’ll learn to concern yourself with the important things, like where your next banana is coming from, or perfecting your sweet dance moves for the summer festival, or how to get your stick-in-the-mud crush to stop studying already and just come hit the beach with you. So grab a banana, turn on some Cutie Cure, and leave the rest to take care of itself. The unexamined life may be the only one worth living.

Aho-Girl Volumes 1 – 4 are available now!


Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (Ages 16+)

Tiff Ferentini, Publishing Associate

I have manga to thank for cultivating a lifelong love and passion for many of my interests today – one of which is my love for Japanese history and culture. So naturally, with its dash of history, plot rooted in rakugo, and cast of incredibly compelling characters, I knew from the start that Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju would earn its place on my list of all-time favorite manga.

There’s so much going on in Descending Stories that it’s hard to pinpoint one single factor that draws me to the series. Haruko Kumota’s elegant art style and masterful story telling skills – which introduced me to an entertaining world engrained in Japanese culture like none I had discovered before – certainly were among the first things that caught my attention. But as the series progresses, I find myself more and more captivated by Rakugo’s diverse and deeply developed cast of characters – particularly Kikuhiko, and his complicated relationship with Sukeroku and Miyokichi.  Discovering your passion, your identity, who it is you exactly are, what it is that drives you, how you can live a life that is originally and uniquely your own – we see Kikuhiko grapple with and confront these challenges and more throughout the course of his life – a life which, thanks to Kumota, we get to see come full circle: starting from childhood, to his early days as a rakugo artist struggling with his craft, all the way to him being a well-established, seasoned veteran. It’s the kind of storytelling, character development, and relatability I’ve never quite seen before in a manga, and Kumota leaves me spellbound, constantly yearning for more – eager to turn the page, to grab the next volume, to dive deeper and deeper into Kiku’s story.   Take that, add some arguable, underlying commentary on gender and sexuality, and you have the ingredients to what kind of manga captivates me the most – an enchanting story driven by a real, complex protagonist; that tackles what it means to discover and drive oneself, and what it means to be human.

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Volumes 1 – 4 are available now!


Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant (Ages 13+)

Stephen Pakula, Senior Production Manager

Out of all the manga we’ve had the pleasure of publishing in 2017, for me, personally, Ichi-F has been the most memorable project – as both a reader and a publisher. Kazuto Tatsuta’s humble, honest account of the clean-up efforts at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake is both fascinating and informative – offering truth and light on a topic often shrouded in fear and mystery. The English-language version of Ichi-F has also been adapted to read in a left-to-right reading format, allowing those who may be unfamiliar with manga, but who still want to read and learn more about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the accessibility to dive into Tatsuta’s story – of the challenging work, of the trials faced by the local citizens, and of the unique camaraderie that built up between the workers as they faced the invisible threat of radiation on a daily basis. 

Whether you’re looking to discover a new graphic memoir for yourself, long to read more nonfiction manga, or know someone who’s wanted to hear an authentic, candid, first-hand account of the aftermath at Fukushima, you’ll not want to miss checking out Ichi-F.

Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power is available now in one single, complete volume!


Kigurumi Guardians (Ages 13+)

Lauren Scanlan. Editor 

My taste in manga has always been pretty divided — I love a good romance just as much as I enjoy a wacky adventure story. So when Kigurumi Guardians came into my life, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. Fourteen-year-old Hakka is a fun, plucky protagonist, whose belief in her friends and in the goodness of all people makes me hope that she and her friends succeed against their evil adversaries. Her sassy kigurumi partner, Ginger, is a good foil to Hakka’s enthusiasm, protecting her from others and her own insecurities, when the need arises. The fact that he and the other kigurumi happen to turn into attractive men doesn’t hurt, either! Hoshino-sensei’s past as a BL-artist shines through in Kigurumi, with a host of good-looking men and women who straddle the line between sweet and sexy, though the plot keeps things fairly tame (so far!).

All in all, Kigurumi Guardians is a love letter to shojo manga, a goofy but earnest take on a adolescence, good vs. evil, and the magic of a kiss.

Kigurumi Guardians Volumes 1 – 3 are available now!


To Your Eternity (Ages 13+)

Ben Applegate, Publishing Director

There’s no other way to put it, so why beat around the bush: To Your Eternity is the best new manga of the year. It begins with a dying wolf pulling itself, bleeding and desperate, across a bleak Arctic landscape, but where it will end no one knows but Yoshitoki Oima, its creator. Only two volumes in, we’ve met and left behind characters, landscapes, entire villages. Oima is recognized as a brilliant artist and writer for her moving seven-volume series A Silent Voice, about a girl who can’t hear and the boy who bullied her. On its surface, To Your Eternity is as different from A Silent Voice as it could possibly be: With its spiritual (even theological) themes, unusual protagonist, and invented language, it is the very definition of “high concept.” But this is no dry treatise, nor is it some avant-garde experiment. This is a manga about things we all experience: survival, friendship, loneliness, loyalty, grief, growing up. And it’s on this level – the level of “feels” – that fans of A Silent Voice will love To Your Eternity. It is both epic and intimate in a way that’s highly reminiscent of the work of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka, who was also fond of reincarnation as a device to take the reader on a journey and show how humanity is united by our capacity for struggle and love. It’s a message we all need to hear.

To Your Eternity Volumes 1 – 2 are available now!


Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty (Ages 16+)

Haruko Hashimoto, Editor

A love story isn't complete without a ghost. I stand by that. But first, this manga immediately drew me in with its impeccable, polished art. Morino captures the character’s emotions so well in their expressions and eyes, whether it’s fear, ambivalence, compassion, or anger. It's my favorite take on shojo art styles right now. Her covers and color pages just stopped me in my tracks—they look like high-quality movie stills.


What I stayed for, is the earnestness of the characters, particularly our protagonist: a teenager named Tetsu. The story opens with him working really hard as a part-time housekeeper at a huge estate, taking care of his two little sisters, and quitting his beloved soccer team to focus on making ends meet. When he meets Shizu, the daughter of his wealthy employers, she is secreted away in a secluded building, and he realizes something isn’t right. Shizu doesn’t remember much, and never feels like she’s all there.

This story is about two kids trying their best to be honest with their fears and shortcomings. They grow on their own terms, and while it can be brutal, there are truly heartwarming moments. At times, it is also heartbreaking to see how much emotional labor Tetsu takes on and processes. Though, it is refreshing to see a male protagonist in a shojo manga finally do that, while also balancing loads of domestic labor. Of course, this story’s also about ghosts. And honestly, some of the ghosts are doing the best they can.


While there’s a good sprinkling of hijinks and light-hearted humor, this story is still grounded well in reality, which is why I got so invested. For one, Morino takes the difficult question of Shizu’s mental health status and adds a filter of the supernatural around it. While Morino writes a seemingly hollow character in Shizu (who comes in and out of consciousness as separate personalities), the author is explicit about how wrong it is to exploit someone who may often be very uncertain of themselves—a relatable trait which Tetsu shares. Throughout the series, Shizu grows immensely, maintaining her own agency in powerful moments. Tetsu is an encourager and a witness to that, while also confronting his own inner demons. Morino’s ability to write intimate, interior moments so genuinely is my favorite part of this story. It’s the reason why I read manga at all.

If you checked out last year’s staff picks, you probably already know how I describe my favorites. And it’s true for Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty as well: This got some real certified emotional tears from me. I’ve cried at several key scenes. Read it and guess which parts!!! It’s short and sweet at only 6-volumes (like my other ugly cry faves: A Silent Voice and That Wolf-Boy is Mine!).

Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty Volume 1 is available now!


This wraps it up for our Gift Guide series this year! We hope we’ve given you plenty of ideas for what to wrap up for your loved ones – and put on your own wish list!

All of us at Kodansha Comics wish you a safe and happy holiday. Thank you for helping us make 2017 a great year to read manga – we can’t wait to give you more in the New Year!

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!

Winter Anime Season Finale Sale—digital manga volumes up to 50% off!

The Winter 2017 anime season is reaching its exciting conclusion this month! Find out where to watch the anime versions of your favorite Kodansha Comics below and catch up on those series—or jump ahead—by reading the manga that inspired 'em all! With this week's Anime Season Finale Sale putting some digital manga volumes up to 50% off, you can't go wrong.

Look for volumes from these recently anime-ated series at all of our digital retail partners—BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends March 20th!

Winter Anime Season Finale Sale
— Read free full Chapter 1s at the links —

Chi's Sweet Home — watch the anime on Anime Strike
Descending Stories: Showa genroku Rakugo Shinju — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Fuuka — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Interviews with Monster Girls watch the anime on Crunchyroll
The Seven Deadly Sins — watch the anime on Netflix
Suzuka read the backstory to Fuuka, also by creator Kouji Seo

Winter 2017 Manga to Anime Digital Sale!

Winter 2017 anime season just kicked off with some exciting new shows! Do you have a favorite series yet? 
To showcase the Kodansha manga that was adapted into an anime, we're having a Manga to Anime Sale
Look for volumes from these recently anime-ated series to be marked up to 50% off at our digital retail partners—BookWalker, comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends January 24th! (Read the full Chapter 1s at the links.)

Manga to Anime Winter 2017! 

Interview with Monster Girls 
Descending Stories: Showa genroku Rakugo Shinju

Coming Soon in 2017!
Welcome to the Ballroom – Summer 2017
Inuyashiki – Fall 2017



The Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju anime was the surprise fan and critical fave of 2016—with Season 2 now simulcasting on Crunchyroll. Read the manga of this multi-generational epic that dives 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 on January 17th, when it releases across all digital book channels (BookWalker, comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, nook)!

Do you want to know where to watch these anime? Check out the Manga to Anime Gude! 

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.