Our “Highlights of 2019” Digital Sale! Ends 12/30!

Highlights of 2019 Digital Sale: 20 Kodansha Comics and Vertical digital series up to 50% off!

5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … oh snap! Before we say sayonara to 2019, we wanted to relive some of our best memories from the past year … but so much to choose from, it was tough task! But! We managed to refine it down to 20 series that kinda summed up how special a year it was in ’19—with apologies to your favorite series that didn’t make the list. And you can relive the memories too (and get into series you’ve been meaning to get into, natch) with our Highlights of 2019 Digital Sale with up to 50% off all digital volumes from our featured series, at our digital partners BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends December 30th!

2019 Highlights from Kodansha Comics

Fire Force
Witch Hat Atelier
The Seven Deadly Sins
FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest
Battle Angel Alita
Quintessential Quintuplets
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Hitorijime My Hero
Vinland Saga

2019 Highlights from Vertical

The Golden Sheep
Kino’s Journey
Flying Witch
5 Centimeters Per Second
Chi’s Sweet Home
Chi’s Sweet Adventures
Colorful Dreams*
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro

(*discount available only on BookWalker, comiXology, and MyAnimeList)

From all of us as Kodansha Comics and Vertical … HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Cyber Monday Sale: Featuring 15+ cyborg-related digital manga series up to 50% off! (ends 12/2)

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…or as you humans might say, Cyber Monday Sale! All your favorite manga featuring human-machine hybrids up to 50% off! It’s almost enough to make a robot emotional!

This week only, over 15 series of our cyborg-themed series are now up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Rev your motors, though, sale ends December 2nd! 

~ Kodansha Comics Cyber Monday Sale ~
November 26- December 2
Click on the featured titles to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

A.I.C.O. Incarnation 


Appleseed Alpha


BLAME! : The Electrofishers’ Escape

BLAME! Academy and So On

Battle Angel Alita  

Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night 

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order  

Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicles 

Clockwork Planet 


The Ghost in the Shell  

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 

The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network 


Mardock Scramble 


10 Years of Kodansha Comics—June Spotlight: Hiro Mashima

10 years of Kodansha Comics!

The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. Please join us in celebration as we select
one classic Kodansha Comics series each month for exclusive content, promotions, and other surprises!


Fairy Tail Volumes 1-63 (complete series) and Edens Zero Volumes 1-3 are now available from Kodansha Comics!

Our June Spotlight is the one-and-only Hiro Mashima, the superstar manga creator of classic shonen sagas Fairy Tail and newcomer Edens Zero! So what kind of “special surprises” do we have waiting for you this month? Check these out …

Surprise 1: New Kodansha Comics mascot reveal!

Remember back in February, we’ve ask you all to vote for the best candidate for the new intern mascot, designed by Hiro Mashima? Well, here’s the moment of truth … Today, we’re happy to announce the new hire! Plus we’ve interviewed Mashima-sensei about his thought process of creating the new character! 



About Hiro Mashima

One of the world’s bestselling and most prolific comics artists, Hiro Mashima is the creator of the 63-volume magical epic Fairy Tail as well as its prequel Fairy Tail ZERO, fantasy series Rave Master, the game spinoff Monster Hunter Orage, and a variety of other manga series and short stories.
Then check out this Kodansha Comics’ exclusive interview with Hiro Mashima from 2016! 




Q. How did you come up with the different character sketches? Where did your ideas come from?
Hiro Mashima (HM): The inspiration came from a variety of characters from my past works.

Q. What is the standout feature of the Kodansha Comics mascot? What do you think the personality of the character is like?
HM: His most charming feature is the triangle fur patch on his tummy. I imagine he’s a bit of a prankster!

Q. Message to Kodansha Comics and US fans?
HM: Please enjoy what’s coming next for Fairy Tail and Edens Zero!

Surprise 2: Hiro Mashima Digital Sale

Already read all of Fairy Tail and all the spinoff series? But wait, whattabout every true manga lover’s favorite classic, Rave Master? For all ten years of Kodansha Comics’s existence, Hiro Mashima has been our one constant atop our manga artist roster, the one who keeps on knocking out one manga hit after the other! To showcase his works, this week, we’re hosting Hiro Mashima Creator Spotlight Sale where all volumes of his epic sagas, spinoffs, and one-shots are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 10.) …More Details  

Surprise 3: Fairy Tail and Edens Zero Survey Sweepstakes!

Wanting to check out Fairy Tail but unsure where to begin? Looking to jump into Edens Zero as Mashima-sensei’s new series just as it’s getting started? Well here’s your lucky chance: for the month of June only, ONE lucky winner will win a set of Fairy Tail manga Volumes 1-63, Fairy Tail S Volumes 1-2 the Fairy Tail Day Planner and Edens Zero Volumes 1-3. Not only that, you’ll get Blue-Ray/DVD combo of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, and Fairy Tail Zero, courtesy of our friends at Funimation! All you have to do is take this survey by June 30 to enter for a chance to win! Wow, what a bundle!

Surprise 4: Exclusive Happy and KC Mascot

Update June 7–– As a part of the 10 Years of Kodansha Comics project, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Rightstuf to bring you these awesome exclusive Happy from FAIRY TAIL and EDENS ZERO and new Kodansha Comics mascot pins!

Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of Hiro Mashima’s Manga and you’ll receive an exclusive pin for FREE! Available this month (June 2019) only or while supplies last.

The new Kodansha Comics mascot Kacey pins will be also available at Kodansha Comics convention appearances!  Come to our booth and collect this exclusive item!


Hiro Mashima Creator Spotlight Sale! Fairy Tail, Rave Master, Edens Zero & more

Fairy Tail, Rave Master, Edens Zero … For all ten years of Kodansha Comics’s existence, Hiro Mashima has been the constant appearing at the top of our manga artist roster, the one who keeps knocking out one manga hit after another! This week, to showcase his works, we’re hosting the Hiro Mashima Creator Spotlight Sale where all volumes of his manga series, spinoffs, and one-shots are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 10.)

~ Hiro Mashima Creator Spotlight Sale  ~
June 4 ~ 10
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Edens ZeroHiro Mashima’s latest! Yes, it’s science-fiction!
Fairy Tail — the all-time bestselling shonen manga!
Rave Master — every true manga lovers’ favorite classic!
Hiro Mashima’s Playground — Mashima’s short stories collected in one volume!
Monster Soul — short ‘n’ sweet monster adventure!

Fairy Tail Spinoffs!

Love parody? Then check out … Fairy Tail S 
Love Wendy? Then check out … Fairy Tail Blue Mistral
Love Gray-sama? Then check out … Fairy Tail: Ice Trail
Love the ladies in Fairy Tail Guild? Then check out … Fairy Girls
Love Laxus? Then check out … Fairy Tail: Lightning God
Love Sabor Tooth Guild? Then check out … Fairy Tail: Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth
Love Gajeel x Levy? Then check out… Fairy Tail: Rhodonite
Love Mavis x Zeref? Then check out…Fairy Tail ZERO

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

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

One of the best things about manga is the community it creates: how it brings people together and allows you to bond with and make new friendships that last a lifetime, all the while giving you something to talk about that you’re incredible passionate about.

When working in manga, however, it’s not often that we get to speak face-to-face with our readers about our favorite series, so our third, and final, part of our Gift Guide is dedicated to all the amazing Kodansha Comics fans, and is a gift from us to you—our personal favorite staff picks! If you haven’t checked these series out already, we hope we can help you discover a new favorite series—and that you come to love them as much as we do!

Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets (Ages 16+)

Tiff Ferentini, Publishing Associate

It’s no secret in the Kodansha office (or to anyone I meet, really) that my favorite manga series of all time is Attack on Titan—so two of the things I was looking forward to the most this year was the premiere of Attack on Titan Season 3 and to the release of our Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets (and to rereading the manga before the new season premiere!).

One of the aspects that I love the most about Attack on Titan is that it never fails to surprise me, and that just when I think I have of an idea of what Isayama is planning, he throws another curve ball—to both his characters and his readers. Eren, especially, has faced some of the most difficult and interesting challenges and character developments as the story has progressed, and the arc covered in the Season 3 Manga Box Sets is one of my favorites of the series thus far. We not only get to see Eren get the same spark he had at the beginning of the series back, but we also get even more depth and development of Levi, Armin, Erwin, their relationships and interactions with one another, and more. This is also when we finally get a little closer to the truth about the Titans—and of the world Eren and his comrades live in—and were the chapters that had me most on the edge of my seat. Couple that with the Season 3 anime premiere this summer, and I couldn’t have been any more proud to be an Attack on Titan fan—it was not only great seeing the start of my favorite arc animated, but while the new season aired I couldn’t resist rereading the manga, which made me fall in love with the series all over again.

Not only did I think the timing couldn’t be any better for Titan fans, but the Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets were something I hoped both older and newer fans of Attack on Titan would come to enjoy. The design of the box sets themselves are not only super cool (and feature the Titan trio staring you down when you turn them on the side), making them great collector’s gifts for old and new fans alike, but they also feature exclusive bonus items—such as a wicked double-sided poster of Eren (in the Season 2 box set), and a bonus booklet of never-before-seen short stories (in the Season 3 Part 1 box set). If it’s one thing any Attack on Titan fan knows it’s that the Titans show no mercy when it comes to taking the lives of our favorite characters, so the short story collection is especially great because it allows us to see our favorite characters interacting in ways in which we haven’t had a chance to see in the manga—and gives even more depth to characters such as Eren, Levi, Armin, Jean, and more.

The Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets are something I loved both working on and enjoying as a fan, and are definitely sets I’ll keep coming back to as I wait for the return of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2.



Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets Season 1 Part 1 through Season 3 Part 1 are available now. Season 3 Part 2 box set coming Summer 2019! Need more Titan? The latest volume, Attack on Titan 26, is out now!


Want more recommendations? Tiff’s previous Attack on Titan-themed staff recommendations include Spoof on Titan—check out their review here!









Again!! (Ages 16+)

Tiff Ferentini, Publishing Associate

… ok, so it’s also no secret that another favorite Kodansha series of mine is Again!!, and between that and Attack on Titan, I couldn’t possibly choose between the two, and had to write about both of them.

While Again!!’s story couldn’t be any more different from Attack on Titan or Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (one of my previous staff picks), one of the main reasons why I love Again!!is for the same reasons that draw me to Attack on Titan and Descending Stories—it has a compelling story that leaves me wanting to read more and not sure what to expect next, starring characters whose genuine experiences and emotions hit me at my core, and whom I can’t help but relate to.

Again!!is the story about Kinichiro Imamura, who, on the last day of high school, realizes he had gone three years without joining any clubs or making any friends. He’s not exactly bittersweet about graduation, and would now much rather leave it all behind him, But a tumble down a flight of stairs soon sends him three years in the past—back to the first day of high school. Now, Kinichiro not only has the chance to do high school all over again, but he also gets wrapped up in saving his school’s ouendan cheering club from the brink of disbandment.

Right off the bat, there were so many things about this series that captivated me—the mystery regarding Kinichiro’s time travel (is this all a bad dream, or did he really go three years into the past?), his mixed feelings of preferring solitude but also feeling isolated and disregarding by his classmates, and the overarching thought—what would it be like to do things all over again? Again!! creator Mitsurou Kubo is nothing short of a storytelling genius, and crafts not only a gripping story, but also has a way of making Kinichiro’s experiences and feelings so incredibly sincere and candid. From his musings about what if he had done high school differently, regretting choices he did or did not make, or wondering if it even mattered if he was around or not, Kubo centers Kinichiro as not only an interesting, relatable protagonist, but also couples incredibly real, sometimes dark moments with natural humor, and an all-star cast of characters that are just as enjoyable to cheer on.

If you’re looking for a step up from your ordinary high school manga, or for a new series that blends excellent characters with both reality and humor, you’ll definitely want to give Again!! a read.

Again!! Volumes 1 through 5 are available now. Volume 6 coming December 13, 2018! Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!

Want more recommendations? Tiff’s previous staff recommendations include Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju—check out their review here, and read a first chapter preview here!



EDENS ZERO (Ages 13+)

Haruko Hashimoto, Associate Editor

This sci-fi/fantasy series features two kids taking on the vast, mysterious cosmos: Rebecca, a social media girl (think avid Youtuber) piloting her spaceship to shoot her next viral video, along with Shiki, a clueless boy with ancient and rare robotic powers. And of course, there’s Happy, their cute cat companion … weapon? Yes, that’s right—our beloved Happy starts whirring and spinning and transforms mid-battle! This is what’s so exciting about EDENS ZERO. Mashima leans in to all the grand, science-y, mechanical ideas that couldn’t fit in to the lore and tone of his earlier series, Fairy Tail and Rave Master. Back when Fairy Tail was wrapping up its final story arc (and even during its origin story in Fairy Tail ZERO), it seemed as if Mashima wanted to go bigger and badder with each reveal. EDENS ZERO does just that, right from Chapter One.

He’s clearly built up EDENS ZERO as a masterful shonen adventure. I love to imagine new readers and younger readers experiencing Mashima’s world for the first time through EDENS ZERO. It showcases all the polished skills (both art and story-wise) that the author has gained over his two decades of making hit manga. How lucky you get to experience that from the beginning, at the height of his craft! Rave Master was the first series I ever bought with my own allowance, and I’ve worked on so many of Mashima’s English releases, so when I read EDENS ZERO, I read it from my heart, and in awe of how he just keeps improving. And for fellow returning Mashima readers, let yourself be swept off your feet too! From a holographic space goddess, to space pirates, to mechanic space dragons, EDENS ZERO hints at both fun and tragic back stories to come. But while we await Volume 2, you can catch me flipping through EDENS ZERO just to count every Plue and every Fairy Tail member sketched in the crowd scenes.

EDENS ZERO is a fresh new start for a creator who clearly has so many ideas churning in his mind at all times. If you’re feeling nostalgic, or want a good laugh, or are curious to look inside Mashima’s brain a bit more, you can also check out his short story compilation, Hiro Mashima’s Playground.

EDENS ZERO Volume 1 is available now. Volume 2 coming February 2019! Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!

Want more recommendations? Haruko’s previous staff recommendations include Animal Land and Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty – check out her reviews for those series here and here!



Toppu GP (Ages 16+)

Paul Starr, Editor

You might know Kosuke Fujishima as the creator of the long-running magical romantic comedy Ah My Goddess. What you might not know is that all of his manga—even Ah My Goddess!—tend to feature cars, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles with a remarkable frequency. Fujishima-sensei is a major gear-head, and with his latest title, Toppu GP, he goes full-throttle on his love of motorcycles. Toppu GP follows the career of Toppu Uno. We learn in the first volume’s opening pages that he’s destined to make it to MotoGP, the highest level of motorcycle road racing—but then we’re immediately taken to his days as a tween racer in Japan, just starting out on his journey to the top. In typical Fujishima style, the motorcycles and racing action are depicted with meticulous precision, and the comedic interludes between races are a delight. The young Toppu has a crush on Myne, an older girl who also races, and getting to watch her outrace the boys in her class is just as thrilling as Toppu’s races. This is this a great gift for any Ah My Goddess fan, but thanks to its mechanical accuracy and dynamic racing art, it’s perfect for the motorsports maniac in your life. If they’re not a manga fan, they will be once they finish Toppu GP!

Want more recommendations? Paul’s previous staff recommendation was Welcome to the Ballroom —check out his review here, and read a first chapter preview here!



Want to save big?
Head on over to Books a Million for their Graphic Novels and Manga: Buy 2, Get 3rd Free Sale!

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!

Did you check out the KC Gift Guide Part 1 & 2? Click here!

All of us at Kodansha Comics wish you a safe and happy holiday. Thank you for helping us make 2018 a great year to read manga—we can’t wait to give you more in the New Year!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If you liked ___, then check out ___!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If You Liked ___, Try ___!

There’s nothing like discovering a manga series that swiftly earns its place on your list of favorites. So when a series like that comes to an end, reading that last volume can be bittersweet and, when it’s all over, can make you think: 
So what am I supposed to read now?! If you’re like us and shed a tear at that last chapter of Fairy Tail or Princess Jellyfish, or if you’re—or someone you know is— looking to find a new series to add to your list of favorites, this week’s installment of our Holiday Gift Guide is sure to help you find just what you want to buy.

For the Fairy Tail Fan—Can’t get enough Fairy Tail? Have you been looking to read more manga from Hiro Mashima? If so, these three brand-new series and spin offs are perfect to add to your TBR pile!

NEW message from Hiro Mashima to the Fairy Tail fans! 


EDENS ZERO (Ages 13+)

It’s been not even a year since Fairy Tail ended, and shonen manga superstar Hiro Mashima is already back with a brand-new series that’s ready to become another fan favorite. If you loved the fist-pumping action, endearing cast of characters, and fantasy from Fairy Tail, EDENS ZERO offers all that and more—in space! EDENS ZERO revolves around Shiki, a boy who has lived his entire life among machines at Granbell Kingdom amusement park. One day, when his old homeland suddenly becomes too dangerous, Shiki joins a girl named Rebecca and her cat companion Happy on their spaceship, escaping into the boundless cosmos and beginning his epic journey to become an adventurer. So if you’re looking for an epic adventure, missed the heart-pounding guild action from Fairy Tail, or have been looking for a brand-new sci-fi manga that reaches for the stars (literally!), you won’t want to miss checking out EDENS ZERO. (Plus, if you look closely, you might be able to see some familiar Fairy Tail faces in the background!)


EDENS ZERO Volume 1 is available now and Volume 2 comes out in February 2019!
Wanna read ahead? EDENS ZERO simulpub is available on comiXology and Crunchyroll Manga





Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods (Ages 13+)

One of the most awesome things about Fairy Tail was Mashima’s ability to create not only a great, compelling story, but with its wide cast of characters, fans were guaranteed to find at least one character they loved. So if you want to stay in the world of Fairy Tail a little longer, or if you happen to be a Laxus fan, Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods is the spin-off for you. Taking place in the mysterious aftermath of the disbanding of Fairy Tail, Laxus takes his Raijin Tribe to Blue Pegasus, where they quickly become popular new wizards. But when Ichiya is kidnapped, the tribe gets drawn into an inter-guild grudge match. If you’ve read the other Fairy Tail spin-offs and have yet to complete your collection, this final electrifying spin-off featuring Laxus and the rest of the Raijin Tribe in their very own adventure is the perfect note to complete your collection on.


Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods is available now in a single, complete volume!







Hiro Mashima’s Playground (Ages 13+)

If you’ve been on a search for a treasure-trove of Hiro Mashima manga, look no further than Hiro Mashima’s Playground. This super-stuffed collection includes eight never-before-seen tales from the master of shonen manga—including the one shot that would later become the Fairy Tail we all know and love today! At almost 400 pages of new adventures, from stories about love and magicians to devils and heroes, Hiro Mashima’s Playground is one wild ride you won’t want to miss!


Hiro Mashima’s Playground is available now in a single extra-large, complete volume!







For fans of sweet spin-offs and The Seven Deadly Sins—If a mix of sweet and shonen is what you’re after, look no further than The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days!



The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days (Ages 16+)

Nakaba Suzuki, creator of The Seven Deadly Sins, is not only great at creating a series with exciting twists and turns at every corner, but amidst all the action and tension he also develops amazing, compelling characters and their respective romantic relationships and histories—making The Seven Deadly Sins a series you can’t wait to read more of. And now, while you’re pausing between episodes of the newest anime season, make sure to sate your own hunger for more Sins with The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days. The official prequel manga to The Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days focuses on the fated relationship between Ban, the Seven Deadly Sins’ Fox’s Sin of Greed, and Elaine, the Fairy King’s sister. When Ban, a young, opportunistic thief, is drawn to the Fairy King’s Forest by the rumor that it holds the Fountain of Life, he meets the Saint of the Fountain, a young Fairy named Elaine, and soon finds that the treasure he most desires may not be the one he originally came to seek.


The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days is complete in two volumes—Volume 1 is available now, with Volume 2 coming December 2018!




For the Akiko Higashimura, josei, and geek girl fans—Whether you’re an Akiko Higashimura mega fan or have been searching for the next Kiss Him, Not Me! or Princess Jellyfish-esque series, these final two josei rom-coms are sure to have your manga neuroses working overtime.



Tokyo Tarareba Girls (Ages 16+)

If you ever wondered what Bridget Jones’s Diary or Sex and the City would have been like if adapted into a manga, Tokyo Tarareba Girls is your answer. This sharply funny, well-plotted, and empathic comedy follows struggling screenwriter Rinko and her two best friends as they fight to find true love. At 33, Rinko can’t help but lament over the fact that her career’s plateaued, she’s still painfully single, and she spends most of her nights drinking with her two best friends in their favorite pub. One night, in a booze-fueled delusion, Rinko swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020. But finding a man—or love—may be a cutthroat, dirty job for a romantic at heart!


Tokyo Tarareba Girls Volumes 1 through 3 are available now in print, with Volume 4 coming December 2018! (And the complete 9-volume run is available digitally!)







Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku (Ages 16+)

If you’re an otaku, gamer, nerd in love, or lover of nerds in love, Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku is the perfect read. ICYM the anime premiere back in April, this otaku love story between childhood friends Narumi, who’s a fujoshi, and Hirotaka, a hardcore gaming otaku, instantly became a fan favorite—and with generously sized 2-in-1 volumes, the manga contains even more hysterical, adorably awkward moments between the two characters. After having every boyfriend she’s ever had dump her once they find out she’s an otaku, Narumi decides to go to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, Narumi comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But Hirotaka comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn’t she just date him instead?


Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku Volumes 1 through 3 are available now!




Want to save big? Head on over to Books a Million for their Graphic Novels and Manga: Buy 2, Get 3rd Free Sale!


Stay tuned next week for the final installment of our gift guide, featuring our staff recommendation picks!


Announcements from AnimeNYC 2018!

UPDATE — November 17!

Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics made some new licensing announcements today at our industry panel!

KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages
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 like to recommend to the audience of any age.

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!

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!



10 Years of Kodansha Comics
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Kodansha Comics, we will be launching a new project that each month starting January 2019, we’ll feature some of the classic and most iconic Kodansha Comics series by having exclusive contents, special deals, and sweepstakes.

Also, the first three focus titles for the campaign was announced!
January 2019: AKIRA
February 2019: Battle Angel Alita
March 2019: Sailor Moon

More details on the 10th anniversary project is coming soon! Stay tuned at KodanshaComics.com for more details.

New licensing announcements—Kodansha Comics

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition- Coming Summer 2019
The new release of the classic graphic novel series from revered creators CLAMP, featuring a newly-revised translation, high-quality art and lettering, and all the color pages from the original Japanese run. Each hardcover will also include new cover art by CLAMP and a  “clow card,” and Kodansha teased that readers who collect all nine volumes are in for a special treat!

Tales of Berseria: Coming Summer 2019
A four-volume adaptation of popular RPG Tales of Berseria, by artist Nobu Aonagi. Bandai Namco Entertainment released Tales of Berseria on the Playstation 4 and PC in North American in January 2017

Fate: Grand/Order: Coming Summer 2019
A two-volume series based on Type-Moon’s popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order, titled Fate/Grand Order -mortalis:stella, by creator Shiramine. Fate/Grand Order has been available on mobile platforms iOS and Android in English since June 2017.

Princess Jellyfish Box Set coming Summer 2019
A collector’s box set of their hit story about geek girls in Tokyo, Princess Jellyfish. The complete series box set will feature all nine paperback volumes of Akiko Higashimura’s acclaimed series, which was adapted into an anime in 2010 before becoming an English-language bestseller in 2016.

New licensing announcements—Vertical

Masquerade and the Nameless Woman: Coming Jan 2019
Formerly titled “Serial Killer Detective”
Rising-star detective Yuri meets her match when a trusted police confidante, a brilliant psychoanalyst, slightly botches a murder and refuses to claim it for his serial-killer persona. The victim, an enigmatic young woman, turns out to have been no slouch, either.

Katanagatari vol 2 – coming May 2019
Long ago the masterful swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki crafted 1000 blades, though his twelve final works, the legendary deviant blades were prime among the rest. All with uniquely defined traits, these swords are among the greatest in Japan.

Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan – coming May, 2019
Sherlock Holmes travels to Japan where he teams up with the first Prime Minister of Japan, Hirobumi Ito to solve an international mystery.

Nekomonogatari White audio book – coming early 2019







Colorful Dreams by VOFAN – Oct 2019
Appraised by the fans around the world as “The Magician of Light from Taiwan”, VOFAN is famously known for using vibrant art style with unique camera techniques in his artworks.
Main illustrator for NISIOISIN’s novel series for over a decade including the Monogatari Series.
Color Dreams complies his best personal works into this artbook.
Brand NEW cover for U.S. version and photographs


“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live is going to New York City & Washington, D.C.!

We are pleased to announce that “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live will premiere in New York City and Washington, D.C. in March 2019!
Please stay tuned on our website and Instagram for upcoming news!

★The Super Live Official Instagram

★The Super Live Information


A new video message from Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)!
We’ve revealed the new video message from Hiro Mashima (the creator of Fairy Tail) to the Fairy Tail fans about the final season of the anime!





Con season ain’t over yet! On November 16-18, Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics team up again to go to AnimeNYC (Javits Center, New York) to deliver you more manga, manga, and MANGA! Come visit us at booth #627 to get your hands on new & pre-street books, sweet con exclusives, deals, and gifts-with-purchase! 

Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Booth #627!


Attack on Titan Volume 26
Boarding School Juliet Volume 2
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 5
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku Volume 3
Katanagatari Volume 1
MONOGATARI Series Box Set Limited Edition
Summer Wars Complete Edition


Devils’ Line manuscript replica set
Attack on Titan poster set
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime acrylic keyholder set
Monogatari Series poster set
Pop Team Epic merchandise
APOSIMZ poster set


EDENS ZERO global pin (USA Edition) with Kodansha Comics newsletter sign up! …Details
Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Manga Gallery
SharingBox Photo Booth


Kodansha Comics is also teaming up with our pals at Yen Press to bring you a special booth dedicated to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime manga and light novels! There will be lots of fun activities and con-exclusive deals including:

  • Sign up for the Yen Press and/or Kodansha Comics newsletters and receive a manga/novel poster
  • Buy 1 manga and 1 novel as a set and get a Rimuru handwarmer
  • Draw your own slime wall 
  • Photo contest & MORE!


Saturday, November 17

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Present Manga … of the FUTURE
Two of the world’s top English-language manga publishers, behind hits like Sailor Moon, Chi’s Sweet Home, Attack on Titan, and Gundam: The Origin, join forces to take you on a journey into the future of manga! See what Kodansha and Vertical have lined up for their print and digital programs in 2019, ask your questions to the people who make the manga you love, and win cool prizes and books from your favorite series.

Date Saturday November 17
Time 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Location Panel Room 2

Vertical presents KATANAGATARI launch event
Come join Vertical Inc as we talk about our latest NISIOISIN novel, KATANAGATARI, with special guest and award winning translator Sam Bett.
Date Saturday November 17

Time 1:45PM-2:30PM
Location Panel Room 3

Funimation Presents: Fairy Tail Final Season Panel & SimulDub™ Episode Premiere
Meet the voices of Natsu, Lucy, and Happy as well as the ADR Director for the entire Fairy Tail series. Join us for an exciting panel with voice actors Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Tia Ballard, and Director Tyler Walker and a chance to see the newest SimulDub™ episode from Fairy Tail’s Final Season before it’s available anywhere else. Plus, Q&A and free Fairy Tail promo items! A must-go panel for all the Fairy Tail fans!
Date Saturday November 17
Time 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location Main Stage

Announcements from New York Comic Con 2018!

UPDATE — October 6!

Hey! We just made some cool announcements yesterday at our industry panel— where, besides the new licensing announcements recapped below, we had a special guest from Japan, Yohei Takami, the editor-in-chief of Monthly Shonen Magazine and founding editor of Noragami, to talk about his experience of working with Harold Sakuishi, who received this year’s International Spotlight Award at the Harvey Awards for his groundbreaking music manga BECK

Digital-first announcements

Debuts October 2nd! Are You Lost? by Kentaro Okamoto and Riri Sagara
Because of a plane crash … starting today, we’re spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There’s nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high-school-girl survival story of courage and knowledge. We’re actually doing pretty well! Volume 1 includes: how to eat cicadas, how to build traps, a simple allergy test, how to eat hermit crabs, etc. (original Japanese title: Sounan desuka?)

Debuts October 9th! Kira-kun Today by Rin Mikimoto  
For one short year, haplessly awkward, cockatiel-toting Nino has to keep watch over class joker and nextdoor neighbor, Kira-kun. Can Kira-kun—who harbors a terrible secret—find it in himself to open up and learn something new from Nino, or will she be consumed by his world? Find out in this touching tale of two fates that intertwine to become the “closest love to Heaven”—the latest from Rin Mikimoto (Kiss Me at the Stroke of MidnightLove’s Reach)!  (original Japanese title: Kyou no Kira-kun)

Debuts October 16th! Tokyo Revengers by Ken Wakui
Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he’s a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang!!

Debuts October 23rd! Forest of Piano by Makoto Isshiki
This is a story about a piano, pitifully abandoned in the woods, and a young boy, Kai, who grew up playing it as his favorite toy. While Kai cannot even read sheet music, one day, he meets Shuhei Amamiya, an aspiring child pianist who transfers schools from Tokyo, and their music teacher, Sosuke Ajino. Ajino was also once a gifted pianist, until a tragic accident stole his promising future from him forever. Each from a different background, the trio’s personalities gravitate to one another and rebound. All the while, the piano sits patiently, awaiting a hand to play it.

Also debuts October 23rd! Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love by Hiro Aikawa
Without a single boyfriend in sixteen years, Natsume has zero relationship experience … and it’s all thanks to her super overprotective neighbor—high school teacher, Mikami-sensei!! Whether at home or at school, Natsume is always being manipulated by his strangely overbearing affections. But while it may have seemed like sibling love at first, their relationship soon takes an unexpected turn … ! (original Japanese title: Mikami-sensei no aishikata)

Debuts October 3oth! Princess Resurrection Nightmare by Yasunori Mitsunaga
With her flowing black dress, roaring chainsaw, and android, werewolf, vampire, and blood warrior at her service … the Princess of Monsters is back! Yasunori Mitsunaga’s masterpiece, Princess Resurrection, is hereby resurrected for a new series!

New licensing announcements—Kodansha Comics

I’m Standing on A Million Lives by Akinari Nao and Naoki Yamakawa
Releases in print May 2019. Volumes 1-3 currently available on digital. Check out free chapter 1 preview.  The digital-first hit comes to print! A teenage loner boy gets transported into a fantasy world with his two scary female classmates. The girls find themselves as a wizard and a warrior, but he’s woken up as … a farmer?! How will be become a hero now? 
An original fantasy-action adventure manga for fans of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Magus of the Library by Mitsu Izumi
Releases July 2019. An all-ages story about one boy and the (literal) magic of reading set in a lushly-detailed Arabian Nights-inspired fantasy world! The whole villages mocks the poor little elf boy, calling him “Knife-Ears.” His only solace is in sneaking into the small branch library to read. Then one day, he meets Sedona, a librarian at the magical central library, who will sweep him away into a world of new knowledge and adventures! 

O Maidens in Your Savage Season by Mari Okada and Nao Emoto
Releases April 2019. Legendary anime creator Mari Okada (anohana, Maquia, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) makes her manga series debut with a moving, funny, so-true-it’s-embarrassing story of high school girls coming of age together. 
The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, “What’s one thing you want to do before you die?” One of the girls blurts out, “Sex.” Little do they know, the whirlwind unleashed by that word pushes each of these girls, with different backgrounds and personalities, onto their own clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths toward adulthood.

New licensing announcements—Vertical Comics

The Golden Sheep by Kaori Ozaki
Releases September 2019. From the creator of Gods LieTsugu-chan is separated from her friends (Sora, Yuushin and Asari) when she moves away. After a few years, she finally returns and is happy to be reunited with them. Tsugu-chan believes that her friends didn’t change, but that doesn’t turn out to be the case.  Themes of changes in life, friendship and bullying.

Don’t Mess with Me, Nagatoro by Nanashi
Releases November 2019. Mischievous Nagatoro-san always bugs Senpai to get a reaction out of him. What is her motivation? Does she just want to create misery for Senpai? Or maybe she secretly likes him?

Voices of a Distant Star (Novel) Original story by Makoto Shinkai, adapted by Arata Kanoh
Releases July 2019. Great novel for Makoto Shinkai and Voices of a Distant Star fans! The manga adaptation of Voices of a Distant Star is currently available in print and digitalThis story narrates the story from a tangent. It also fills in a lot of the gaps and answers many questions present in the manga/OVA. 

Harvey Awards 2018

Congratulations to Harold Sakuishi (creator of BECK, Seven Shakespeares) for receiving this year’s International Creator Spotlight Award at the Harvey Awards for his achievements in creating the groundbreaking music manga, BECK!

Harold Sakuishi (BECK) meets Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) at the Harvey Awards 2018. 


New York Comic Con is just around the corner, and that means another NYCC of epic new panels, news announcements, con-exclusive goods, and more from Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics! In New York October 4 through 7? Look for our Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics booth (#2109) and events at New York Comic Con and Anime Fest, featuring The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network, Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, APOSIMZ, BECK creator Harold Sakuishi, and more!


Harold Sakuishi It’s been announced that Harold Sakuishi (BECK, Seven Shakespeares) is receiving the International Spotlight Award from the Harvey Awards this year. He will also be making appearances at New York Comic Con as a ComiXology Originals guest—doing signings at the comiXology booth (Artists Alley #1B5), appearing at the  International Creator Spotlight panel, and meeting you in person! For more details on Harold Sakuishi’s rare Stateside appearance, click here


Kodansha Comics’s BECK and Seven Shakespeares are now both available exclusively as comiXology Originals!

The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network Creators The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network is debuting at this year’s NYCC (on-sale date: October 21,) the minds behind this brand-new original comics anthology will be sharing the process behind the making of this project. Plus they will be doing signings at the Kodansha Comics booth (#2109) several times throughout the NYCC weekend. Here are the list of guests: 

Alejandro Arbona –– Editor, Black Magick, Old Guard
David Lopez –– Artist, Mystic, New Mutants
Brenden Fletcher –– Writer, Batgirl, Motor Crush
Genevieve Valentine ––Writer, Mechanique, Catwoman
Alex de Campi ––Writer, Smoke, No Mercy

SIGNINGS at the Kodansha Comics Booth (#2109)
Come and get your fresh copy of The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network signed by the creators!
Friday, October 5, 5-6 pm
Saturday, October 6, 5:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, October 7, 11:00-12:00pm

Make sure to grab a copy of The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network debuting at NYCC, or preorder now


Thursday, October 4

Sailor Moon Presented by Kodansha Comics
The original Sailor Moon manga returns this year in a beautiful, definitive Eternal Edition, and this is your chance to see what’s in store! Come see new cover illustrations, color pages that have never been printed in any English edition, and details and videos about Sailor Moon live shows and concerts. Plus, ask some of the Sailor Moon Eternal Edition localization team your questions and win fabulous prizes straight from Japan!
Date Thursday, October 4
Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location  Anime Fest – Main Stage

Friday, October 5

The Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics Big 2019 Mangastravaganza
The publishers of classics like Akira, Sailor Moon, and Battle Angel Alita, as well as new hits like Attack on Titan, APOSIMZ, Pop Team Epic, and Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, reveal their exciting slate of titles for 2019 for the first time. Don’t miss this chance to be the first to see where manga in the US is headed next! Talk to the editors and publishers of your favorite series, get free manga samplers, and win fun, exclusive prizes straight from Japan.
Date Friday, October 5
Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location Javits Center, Room 1A24

Saturday, October 6

Making Manga: From Mind to Magazine to Your Bookshelf
A team of manga professionals presents a unique inside look at how your favorite Japanese comics are created. Learn about the differences between American comics and manga, then experience a live demonstration featuring the translation, design, and lettering of an English-language manga. Ask a question and you could win a free book! Presented by Kodansha Comics.
Date Saturday, October 6
Time 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location  Anime Fest – Mirai Stage

Master manga creator Harold Sakuishi has built a storied decades-long career with his kinetic style and award-winning manga, like the musically charged BECK and historical drama Seven Shakespeares—both available via ComiXology Originals. Join comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing in this rare chance to hear from renowned mangaka Harold Sakuishi in an intimate and wide-reaching conversation, along with Sakuishi’s editor at Kodansha, Yohei Takami, and Kodansha USA’s Misaki Kido—it’s a panel no manga fan can miss!
Date Saturday, October 6
Time 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Location Javits Center, Room 1A02

The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network Creator Panel
Meet the minds behind this brand-new original comics anthology, supervised by The Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune, including Alex de Campi (Twisted Romance), Brenden Fletcher (Motor Crush, Batgirl), David López (All-New Wolverine), and Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman). Speak with the writers and editors about their contributions to the Ghost in the Shell world, and see the future of Section 9!
Date Saturday, October 6
Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location Javits Center, Room 1A24

Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Booth #2109!



APOSIMZ, volume 1
Battle Angel Alita, Deluxe Edition volume 5

Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night and Other Stories
The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network


Attack on Titan Poster Set
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Enamel Pin Set
Cells at Work! Acrylic Keychain Set
Devils’ Line Manuscript Replica
Pop Team Epic Chara Dice

Pop Team Epic Selfie Sticks
Pop Team Epic Acrylic Stamps


EDENS ZEROglobal pin (the US Edition) with Kodansha Comics newsletter sign up! …Details
 Kodansha Comics x Vertical Comics con exclusive tote bagwith gift with purchase of $25 or more
The Seven Deadly Sins, Devils’ Line, or Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Cardmini shikishi free with purchase
Pop Team Epic keychain with purchase of Pop Team Epic volume 1
*while supplies last.

Visit Kodansha Comics at NYCC Javits Center Booth #2109 to pick up a Sailor Moon discount flyer couponand exclusive Sailor Moon merchandise straight from Japan, such as Moon Stick, original illustration hand towel, handkerchief, and more!

Sailor MoonEternal Edition is available now from Kodansha Comics!

EDENS ZERO Global Pins! Exclusive designs revealed + special message from Hiro Mashima!

Hiro Mashima, creator of Fairy Tail and EDENS ZERO, just dropped some exciting news for his fans around the world! 

To celebrate the release of EDENS ZERO Volume 1 in Japan—and in the rest of the world—we here at Kodansha are kicking off the EDENS ZERO Global Campaign, where fans from Japan, France, Korea, Thailand, and the United States can get a set of EDENS ZERO pins with unique national designs for each region! For more details on this campaign, check out this website

“Thanks for reading EDENS ZERO!” —Hiro Mashima

For you fans in the United States of Amurrica, the first chance of getting the USA version of EDENS ZERO pins is gonna be, naturally, at the Great American comic convention in America’s biggest city, i.e., New York Comic Con!

Going to NYCC 2018 (October 4 – 7)?
To get the EDENS ZERO pins, visit Kodansha Comics booth (#2109) at NYCC Javits Center and sign up for the Kodansha Comics newsletter!
Or, if you are already a subscriber, all you have to do is show our booth staff that you’ve received the Kodansha Comics newsletter in your inbox.
We’ll get you your pins*!
*while supplies last. 

NOT going to NYCC?
Don’t fret—there will be more chances for you to get your hands on these EDENS ZERO pins (aka superfan badge of honor) as we get closer to the release date of the English edition Edens Zero Volume 1 in November 2018. 

And announcing … The EDENS ZERO Survey Sweepstakes! 

Take this survey for a chance to win an EDENS ZERO global pin set!
Every Friday during the sweepstakes, 10 lucky winners will be selected to receive the US edition of EDENS ZERO Volume 1 + the global pin set (a set of 3.)
Sweepstakes duration: October 2 through November 30, 2018.

Behold! The U.S. EDENS ZERO pins! 


All chapters of EDENS ZERO now available on comiXology and Crunchyroll

AX2018 Recap: a summary of all our new licensing announcements and more!

Gotta say we had quite a blast at Anime Expo this year! We hosted several major events, made lots of announcements about new manga and projects (see below!), and had a great time with all of you who stopped by our biggest and baddest ever Anime Expo booth! Here’s a day-by day recap of what went down at America’s premier anime con in 2018:

July 5 (Thursday) BECK and Seven Shakespeares digital debut! In which we debuted not one but two new manga by Harold Sakuishi, the creator of all-time rock ‘n’ roll manga BECKNot only did we announce that we’d go beyond where that manga last left off in English, we announced Sakuishi-sensei’s latest too: Seven ShakespearesIt all came in one massive drop on July 5 of 18 volumes of manga courtesy of comiXology Originals!

July 6 (Friday) The Seven Deadly Sins Panel In which Yuki Kaji and Bryce Papenbrook, the Japanese and American voice-actor stars of the hit anime The Seven Deadly Sins, did a manga live reading and terrific Q&A with the audience. Check out our live tweet highlights here

July 7 (Saturday) Kodansha Comics/Vertical Panel And last but not least, here’s a big breakdown of a bevy of major new licensing announcements we made for for Fall 2018 new titles at our industry panel! 

Hiro Mashima’s Playground
by Hiro Mashima
A new collection of short stories by Hiro Mashima, creator of Fairy Tail and Rave Master! Read some of Mashima’s never-before-seen debut stories, including the first appearance of the Fairy Tail guild!
Coming October 2018!

Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods
by Kyouta Shibano and created by Hiro Mashima
The final Fairy Tail spinoff manga, following the volatile and handsome lightning wizard, Laxus! Complete your collection that began with Fairy Tail: Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth and Fairy Tail: Rhodonite.
Coming November 2018! 

Edens Zero
by Hiro Mashima
It’s here! The creator of Fairy Tail, manga superstar Hiro Mashima, is back with a high-flying space adventure! All the steadfast friendship, crazy fighting, and blue cats you’ve come to expect … IN SPACE!
Simulpub available now on Crunchryoll, comiXology, and Kindle
Volume 1 simultaneous global print release in October 2018!

The Seven Deadly Sins: 7 Days
by You Kokikuji and Mamoru Iwasa, created by Nakaba Suzuki

A new, two-volume adventure in the world of the hit manga and Netflix Original Series The Seven Deadly Sins! Seven Days follows fan-favorite character Ban in a romance caught between eternal life and unconquerable death …
Volume 1 coming October 2018, Volume 2 coming November 2018!

Boarding School Juliet
by Yousuke Kaneda

The Romeo and Juliet high school rom-com that inspired the upcoming anime! Rival dorms on an extravagant island campus fight a schoolyard war, but can two star-crossed lovers keep their budding relationship a secret?
Digital-to-Print debut in October 2018!

The Quintessential Quintuplets
by Negi Haruba

A high school romantic comedy with five times the cute girls! A high school boy must work part-time to help five sisters study so they can graduate, but the only thing these quintuplets have in common is that they all hate studying!
Coming in January 2018!

by Sun Takeda

Dark, disturbing, sexy, and shameful, this new science-fiction action manga stars a dominating teenage girl searching for a sister who became a monster, and a submissive boy with the strange power to turn into a ragged but powerful beast, with a zipper down his back and a compartment on the inside just big enough to hold a human body. It’s like one of those cute kid’s monster manga, but with a dose of S&M!
Coming March 2019!

Love In Focus
by Yoko Nogiri

From the creator of New York Times bestselling manga That Wolf-Boy Is Mine! comes a feel-good romance about a teenage girl whose passion for photography leads her to a new school, a new dorm, and a new love triangle!
Coming March 2019!

Witch Hat Atelier
by Kamome Shirahama

A beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that, on the inside, she already is what she wishes she could be. Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli, this lushly-drawn story was voted one of the top 10 manga of the year in 2018 by the Japanese manga industry.
Coming March 2019! 

10 Dance
by Satoh Inoue

Yaoi fans, dip into your new obsession! The beautifully-detailed, lithe bodies of the two “kings of the ballroom” fly across the dance floor as rivals build a volatile bond in this red-hot romance!
Coming January 2019!

Hitorijime My Hero
by Memeko Arii

A yaoi romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Now a hit anime on Amazon Prime!
Coming January 2019!

Yuri Is My Job!
by Miman

The new, hilarious yuri comedy! Hime gets roped into working at a weird café where the waitresses pretend to be students at an all-girl boarding school. She’s strangely taken with her partner Mitsuki, who’s so kind to her in front of the customers. There’s just one problem … Mitsuki really can’t stand her!
Coming January 2019!

Attack on Titan: Road to Season 3 Sweepstakes
… and to help gear you up for the new season of the Attack on Titan anime, Kodansha Comics and Funimation are teaming up to host the Attack on Titan Survey Sweepstakes. To enter a chance to win these massive manga and anime prizes, take this survey, and tell us how you feel about Attack on Titan