Digital-first manga up to 50% off thru February 5

Welcome to our club!
Didja know Kodansha Comics has launched dozens of new digital-first manga series, offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English than what’s available in print? Over the past year or so we’ve been pushing them out at a pretty rapid clip, so our Digital-first Manga Sale this week—with 60+ series on sale up to 50% off— is your perfect chance to go digital and catch up on what’s going on! Questions?—check out our new Digital-first Manga page to see what’s in store!

Why “digital-first”?

• Because some of these series are now—or soon will be—available in print as well, such as Grand Blue Dreaming, To Your Eternity, and Toppu GP. If it’s not in print yet, tell us what you like!
• Because digital-first allows us to get some of these series to you faster, whether that’s to catch up to a recently animated series or as same-day-as-Japan simulpubs on Crunchyroll or comiXology.
• Because it allows us to bring back some of our favorite out-of-print titles, like Rave MasterSuzukaand Nodame Cantabile.
• And because it allows us to try something we might not otherwise! 

For this week only, all digital-first series are on sale up to 50% off on all our digital-platform partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends 2/5. It’s deep, deep library of more than 60 series, so check out the list below and why not try something new?

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale (January 30-February 5) 
Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

As Seen as Anime
Ace of the Diamond
All Out!!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
Days
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fuuka
Giant Killing
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
​Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Mushishi
Nodame Cantabile
Pumpkin Scissors
Princess Resurrection
Rave Master
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Space Brothers
Suzuka
Tsuredure Children
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet

Action/Sports/Comedy
All-Rounder Meguru
Grand Blue Dreaming
GTO Paradise Lost
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Sayonara Football
Shojo Fight
Wave, Listen to Me!

Romance
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Beauty Bunny
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Drowning Love
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Gakuen Prince
Hotaru’s Way
House of the Sun
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly, I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Living-room Matsunaga-san
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother The Shut-In
Our Precious Conversations
The Prince’s Black Poison
Real Girl
A Springtime with Ninjas
Tokyo Tarareba Girls

Fantasy/Science-Fiction/Dark Fantasy
Alive
As the Gods Will The Second Series
Ayanashi
Drifting Dragons
Kasane
NOiSE
Pitch-Black Ten
PTSD Radio
Until Your Bones Rot

For Mature Audiences
Deathtopia
Cage of Eden
Cosplay Animal
Domestic Girlfriend
Magical Sempai
​Museum
Peach Heaven

Found your new favorite manga? Tell your friends about it and share the love! 

 

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
Aho-Girl
Air Gear
Air Gear Omnibus
Ajin
All Out!!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Appleseed Alpha
Attack on Titan
Basilisk
BLAME!
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
Chi’s Sweet Home
Clockwork Planet
Days
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fairy Tail
5 Centimeters per Second
Flying Witch
Fuuka
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
Inuyashiki
Kiss Him, Not Me
Knights of Sidonia
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Land of the Lustrous
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Mushishi
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Negima
Negima Omnibus
Ninja Slayer Kills
Nodame Cantabile
Noragami: Stray God
Parasyte
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
Suzuka
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!

Fall Anime Season Finale Sale—digital manga volumes up to 50% off! (ends 12/25)

Kodansha Comics brought some serious heat to the Fall 2017 anime season—in particular Welcome to the Ballroom, Inuyashiki, and Land of the Lustrous raised the bar of CGI anime, for one thing, and actualized the imaginative world of manga. 

This week's Fall Anime Season Finale Sale features those most recently anime-ated series and puts them at a 50% discount at all of our digital retail channelsBookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends December 25! 

2017 Summer Anime Season Finale Sale 
— Read free full Chapter 1s at the links —

Altair: A Record of Battle — watch the anime on Anime Strike 
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Hozuki's Coolheadedness — watch the anime on HIDIVE
Inuyashiki — watch the anime on Anime Strike 
Land of Lustrous — watch the anime on Anime Strike 
UQ Holder — watch the anime on Anime Strike 
Welcome to the Ballroom — watch the anime on Anime Strike 

Did you find your favorite anime here? Check out the manga to find out what happens next in the series! 

Check out #KCAnimeClub Manga to Anime Guide for more info ! 


 

Fall 2017 Manga to Anime Guide: #KCAnimeClub

Long time no stream, KC Anime Clubbers! The fall anime season has kicked off in full swing, and this season offers a stellar line up of Kodansha Comics manga-turned-anime. To celebrate, this season’s KC Anime Club we’ll be live streaming not one, but three awesome titles! 

This season’s Kodansha Comics Anime Club titles are Inuyashiki, Land of the Lustrous, and UQ HOLDER!. Check out our streaming schedule below, then read how the stories started with Chapter 1 previews of all the manga at the cover links. And don’t forget—we also want you to watch the anime with us! Be sure to join us on Twitter and follow our livetweets at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, or share your own reactions to the episodes using #KCAnimeClub.

INUYASHIKI

MANGA Volumes 1-9 available in print and digital now
ANIME new episode streaming on Anime Strike every Friday

ANIME RECAP: Inuyashiki: Last Hero episodes 1-4 First of all, we have to mention how awesome the opening animation this show is. Elaborate pinball-machine CG animation sequence set to hype music by MAN WITH A MISSION? SOLD. An all-time classic anime opening.

One of the signature styles about this show is Hiroya Oku's writing and portrayal of very realistic "average-Joe" type of people, such as the main character, Ichiro Inuyashiki . In contrast, there's the portrayal of delinquents, as you've seen in Oku's previous work, GANTZ. What's even scarier about his latest work is the presence of the second main character, Hiro Shishigami. He appears to be (again) an average high school student, who enjoys reading manga for fun and takes care of his shut-in friend. But gradually we find out how he really has no humanity left in him and therefore what he is capable of. 

Seeing all these things actualized in CG makes the series convincingly real. Hang tight to see what happens when the fighting and flying scenes happen. (Check out our Hiroya Oku's Interview about how he used a drone to draw the flying scene in Inuyashiki.)

The two main characters have only just met in the anime series. Catch up to see the buildup to the Inuyashiki vs. Shishigami's showdown! 

#KCAnimeClub for Inuyashiki meets Fridays at 4 p.m. EST!

Inuyashiki episodes 1 through 4 covers Volumes 1 through 3 of the manga. See where the story all began in the Inuyashiki manga—Volumes 1 through 9 are available in print and digital now.

 

LAND OF THE LUSTROUS

MANGA Volumes 1-3 available in print and digital now
ANIME new episode streaming on Anime Strike every Monday

ANIME RECAP: Land of the Lustrous episodes 1-5  In a world inhabited by crystalline lifeforms called The Lustrous, every unique gem must fight for their life against the threat of Lunarians, who long to capture the Lustrous and turn them into jewelry. Phosphophyllite, the most fragile and brittle of gems, longs to join the battle, but can barely stand their own against a strong gust of wind—let alone a Lunarian attack. 

So when Phos is instead assigned to complete a natural history of their world, it sounds like a dull and pointless task. But this new job brings Phos into contact with Cinnabar, a poisonous gem forced to live in isolation and fight by themselves at night. Despite Cinnabar’s desire to remain alone, Phos vows to find a more suitable job for them—and to finally allow them to live among the rest of the Lustrous. 

Through their research and their quest to help Cinnabar, Phos begins to learn more about not only the fellow members of the Lustrous, but the very Lunarians threatening to capture them. After a few dangerous encounters with the Lunarians, Phos shatters into pieces—and later, has their legs completely compromised. With their legs lost in the battle, along with some of their memories, Phos receives new legs made from some agate shards. With their new, more powerful legs, is Phos now ready to join the battle against the Lunarians, or will their new appendages bring them even more difficult challenges … ?

#KCAnimeClub for Land of the Lustrous meets Mondays at 4 p.m. EST!

Land of the Lustrous episodes 1 through 5 covers Volumes 1 and 2 of the manga. See where the story all began in the Land of the Lustrous manga—Volumes 1 through 3 are available in print and digital now.

 

UQ HOLDER!

MANGA Volumes 1-12 available in print and digital now
ANIME new episode streaming on Anime Strike every Tuesday

ANIME RECAP: episodes 1-5 Tōta Konoe dreams of going to the big city to make his mark on the world. But before he can set off on his journey, the village elder has given Tōta the task of defeating Yukihime, the master mage who raised him. But after an attack from a bounty hunter leaves Tōta mortally wounded, Yukihime reveals her true identity as an immortal vampire, and saves Tōta’s life by transforming him into one of her kind! Tōta then discovers that Yukihime is none other than the legendary vampire and magician Evangeline A.K. McDowell, and joins her covenant of immortal beings—the secret society known as "UQ HOLDER".

Through his travels with Yukihime, Tōta meets Kurōmaru, an immortal hunter, as well as other members of UQ HOLDER, such as Karin, one of Yukihime’s most devote followers.  But after being sent on a mission to protect some innocent townsfolk, Tōta, Kurōmaru, and Karin come under fierce attack by powerful enemies who specialize in hunting down and killing immortals. After taking a nasty blow, the odds seem to be against Tōta and Kurōmaru … until a mysterious, dark power suddenly awakens in Tōta …

#KCAnimeClub for UQ HOLDERmeets Tuesdays at 4 p.m. EST!

UQ HOLDER! episodes 1 through 5 covers Volume 1 through 3 of the manga. See where the story all began in the UQ HOLDER! manga—Volumes 1 through 12 are available in print and digital now.

 


There's MORE KC Anime!
— continued from the previous season —

WELCOME TO THE BALLROOM 
MANGA Volumes 1-7 available in print and digital
ANIME streaming on AnimeStrike every Wednesday 

 

ELEGANT YOKAI APARTMENT LIFE 
MANGA Volumes 1-2 available in digital
ANIME streaming on Crunchyroll every Monday 

 

ALTAIR: A RECORD OF BATTLES 
MANGA Volumes 1-5 available in digital
ANIME streaming on Anime Strike every Tuesday

Horror Manga Sale: scary digital manga up to 50% off!

Candy … costumes … and everything scary … Gearing up for Halloween? We certainly are here at Kodansha Comics and this week, we're putting all the horror mangaincluding our 3 newly released October Horror reveals—on sale up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends November 6 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or for select stores, in local time. 

— Kodansha Comics Horror Manga Sale  —
October 24-November 6
Read Chapter 1s at the links! 

ALIVE
Ajin: Demi-Human
As the Gods Will: The Second Series
Cage of Eden
Deathtopia
Devils' Line
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fort of Apocalypse​
Happiness
Hozuki's Coolheadedness
Kasane
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die 
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
Livingstone
The Ghost and the Lady
Neo Parasyte f
Museum
Mushishi
Parasyte
Princess Resurrection
Sankarea
Until Your Bones Rot
Witchcraft Works


We're revealing a new digital-first horror manga every week during Horror October! 

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

What anime have you been watching this summer? Did you know some of the biggest fan faves from the summer anime season are based on Kodansha Comics? That means, while the anime left you hanging in the season finale, you can pick up and continue the story—in manga! 

This week's Summer Anime Season Finale Sale features those most recently anime-ated series and puts them on 50% discount at all of our digital retail channels: BookWalkercomiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends September 25! 

2017 Summer Anime Season Finale Sale 
— Read free full Chapter 1s at the links —
Aho-Girl 
— watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Altair: A Record of Battle — watch the anime on Anime Strike 
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Love and Lies— watch the anime on Anime Strike 
Tsuredure Children— watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Welcome to the Ballroom — watch the anime on Anime Strike