Creator Spotlight Sale! Ema Toyama & Taamo titles up to 50% off on digital!

This week we’re celebrating our “new shojo manga every week” digital-firsts and the debut of our two newest series, Vampire Dormitory (whose Volume 1 debuted last week) and Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-Be (which debuts TODAY), with a dual Creator Spotlight Sale! That’s right, we’re putting all the other series created by the awesome Ema Toyama and Taamo on sale! The promo is happening at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends on September 2.

Two great new shojo manga, Vampire Dormitory and Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-Be, just debuted as digital-firsts! Click on the covers and read Chapter 1 free!

Kodansha Comics Creator Spotlight Sale! 
August 27~September 2

Ema Toyama works featured in this sale:


Taamo titles featured in this sale:

Ema Toyama is an award-winning manga creator whose works are full of attractive girls and boys, bounded by the power of secrets! In her first long-running breakthrough series, Missions of Love, the high school girl with the heart of an “ice queen” appoints the popular, yet black-hearted student body president to be her sim-boyfriend … all for the sake of research for her novel! If you are into complicated love stories check out more of her works!

Taamo is just one of the many “hidden gem” creators. Her first work, House of the Sun, is the moving account of a young woman who reconnects with a childhood friend as she puts together the pieces of her life following her parents’ broken marriage. Her follow up work, I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World, is about a girl who’s always seen herself as the negative to her twin sister’s beautiful photograph, and the handsome boy who just won’t give up on her. Not too many creators tackles the subtle yet complex relationships around a family like Taamo does. If you’ve liked one of her works, you’ll probably like the other one too!

Announcing: June digital-first debuts!

Continuing to launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week—we kick off 4 new manga series in June, with a diverse offering for the month, including a new girls’ fantasy series by best-selling shojo mangaka Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions), a sophisticated timeslip romance, an earnest boys’ junior high-school karate manga, and an outrageous “private tutor” comedy.

Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. Starting with Chika’s Those Summer Days on June 5, this month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook:

~ Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for free ~

Those Summer Days (debuting June 5), Chika’s timeslip romance about a legal secretary and a businessman who get a second chance when they travel back in time to that fateful summer day in high school (Japanese title: Ano natsu);

Kamikamikaeshi (debuting June 12), new fantasy manga by shojo hit-machine Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions), about Shinto gods living in one young girl’s … hair!?

Karate Heat (debuting June 19), Eiichi Kitano’s fun-filled saga of friendship and competition in the Kawasaki Ukishima Junior High School Karate Club! (Japanese title: Tenohira no netsu wo);

The Quintessential Quintuplets (debuting June 26), Negi Haruba’s screwball comedy about Futaro, a private tutor who gets stuck with five gorgeous, troublemaking quintuplets for students (Japanese title: Gotoubun no hanayome) ;

More information about Kodansha Comics’s “digital-first” initiative can be found here.

Media: Download the official press kit here