Creator Spotlight: Hiro Mashima & Special Giveaway Sweepstakes with COPIC

Celebrating the Many Worlds of Hiro Mashima

Hiro Mashima – creator of fan-favorite series like EDENS ZERO, FAIRY TAIL (including it’s numerous spin-offs), RAVE MASTER, Monster Soul & more – has built an extended universe spanning several series, worlds and tons of amazing characters. To celebrate the recent release of both the FAIRY TAIL MANGA BOX SET 2 & EDENS ZERO volume 7 we want to offer fans and new readers alike a couple of very special offers:

Creator Spotlight Sale: Hiro Mashima

First, we’re we’re hosting a special sale making all Mashima series – more than 130 digital manga titles – up to 50% off! That’s right! In this sale you can catch up or complete your Mashima library, including the planet hopping sci-fi saga EDENS ZERO, the magic-filled adventure FAIRY TAIL, the world-saving scavenger hunt RAVE MASTER, and more.

And as a reminder, not only do we have these great series priced at up to 50% off, but we’ve extended our 99¢ Vol. 1 sale to let you explore even more of what Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL have to offer.

So give all these amazing Mashima series a try for 99¢ per volume 1, 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 21, until April 27. But this sale isn’t the only way we’re celebrating Hiro Mashima!

 

Hiro Mashima Sweepstakes from Kodansha Comics + COPIC

 

We’re also looking to give something back to fans with a very special Hiro Mashima Sweepstakes, created in part with our friends at COPIC. Let’s start with the good stuff: For this special sweepstakes we’re giving away the FAIRY TAIL MANGA BOX SET 1, FAIRY TAIL MANGA BOX SET 2, EDENS ZERO volumes 1-7 and from COPIC, a 24-piece marker set! But how can you enter you ask?

From now, April 21 until May 4 take our Hiro Mashima Quiz by clicking the banner or here! Answer all the quiz questions correctly and you will automatically be entered to win the amazing prizes detailed above. Go ahead enter today for your chance to win!

For more information on COPIC markers please visit their website here. And for a special look at how Hiro Mashima himself uses COPIC markers you can see him in action in the video below:

 

~Creator Spotlight: Hiro Mashima Digital Manga Sale! ~
April 21 – April 27
See below for the full list of titles being offered during the Creator Spotlight: Hiro Mashima sale. Also, you can click titles below to read Chapter 1s FREE!

EDENS ZERO
Fairy Girls
FAIRY TAIL
FAIRY TAIL Blue Mistral
FAIRY TAIL Ice Trail
FAIRY TAIL S
FAIRY TAIL ZERO
FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest
FAIRY TAIL: City Hero
FAIRY TAIL: Happy’s Heroic Adventure
FAIRY TAIL: Lightning Gods
FAIRY TAIL: Rhodonite
FAIRY TAIL: Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth
Hiro Mashima’s Playground
Monster Soul
RAVE MASTER

 

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.

 

Dive deeper into your favorite series & save with this amazing Spin-off Sale! Ends 02/10

Spin-Off Manga Sale - up to 50% off

There’s nothing sadder than when a favorite series ends. That point when the villain is defeated, love is found and everyone lives happily ever after … BORING! Don’t you wish you could spend more time in the amazing worlds of manga and with the characters you love?! Now you can, and at a great price! 

With this sale you can explore the dark & diseased bodily workings of Cells At Work: CODE BLACK, continue the magical fantasy adventure with FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest, jump 70 years into the past when Titans were an even bigger threat in Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, and more!

Save up to 50% off on more than 30 spin-off titles at our digital partners BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends February 10th!

~ Kodansha Comics Spin-off  Manga Sale! ~
February 4-10
Click on the featured titles for more info or to read Chapter 1s FREE!

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (manga)
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (novel) 
Attack on Titan: A Harsh Mistress (novel)
Attack on Titan: No Regrets
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Attack on Titan: Choose Your Path Adventure
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (manga)
Spoof on Titan 
Battle Angel Alita : Holy Night & Other Stories
Battle Angel Alita : Last Order
Battle Angel Alita : Mars Chronicle
BLAME! Academy and So On
BLAME! The Electofisher’s Escape
Cells at Work! and Friends
Cells Not at Work! 
Cells at Work! CODE BLACK
Chi’s Sweet Adventures
FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest Vol. 1-2
FAIRY TAIL: Blue Mistral 
Fairy Girls
FAIRY TAIL: City Hero 
FAIRY TAIL: Happy’s Heroic Adventure
FAIRY TAIL: Ice Trail
FAIRY TAIL: Lighting Gods 
FAIRY TAIL: Rhodonite
FAIRY TAIL: Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth 
FAIRY TAIL: ZERO 
The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days
The Slime Diaries
Tokyo Tarareba Girls Returns 

Fairy Tail Universe Sale! All original + spinoff series up to 50% off on digital!

Calling all Fairy Tail fans! The original series may be over, but the adventure continues for the guild members. Whether your ultimate favorite was Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Erza, Gray, Gajeel, Juvia or Wendy, with all these spinoff titles added to the Fairy Tail universe, you can continue your adventure with them by completing all the series!

And the saga continues for the whole Fairy Tail Guild, as they tackle the “100 Years Quest”, a job no one has dared to take on! The new Fairy Tail series Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest debuts August 20—TODAY!


Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 of Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest FREE!

And to celebrate the new quest, all of our select Fairy Tail titles, including 63 volumes of the original series and spinoffs, are now up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends August 26!

~ Fairy Tail Universe Sale ~
August 20-26

Click on the links to read Chapter 1s for FREE!

Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail S
Fairy Tail ZERO
Fairy Tail Ice Trail
Fairy Tail Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth
Fairy Tail Rhodonite
Fairy Tail Lightning Gods
Fairy Tail Blue Mistral
Fairy Girls

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

Fantasy Manga Sale! + 2 digital debuts: Ayanashi and Drifting Dragons

We love Fantasy Manga!
An awesome supernatural power? Check. Steampunk technology? Check. Mythological creatures that tries to eat you? Check! Yes, we all love the world of fantasy where anything and everything goes!

This week, as a part of Kodansha Comics' holiday surprise, we are launching two brand-new fantasy manga: Ayanashi and Drifting Dragons! 

 
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1!

And to celebrate further, we're opening up the vault and unleashing a host of Kodansha Comics' best fantasy series with our I Love Fantasy digital manga sale—where you get up to 50% offf at all our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through December 11!

— I Love Fantasy Sale — 
all volumes up to 50% off through December 11

Drifting Dragons 
Ayanashi 
Fairy Tail
Fairy Girls
Fairy Tail Blue Mistral
Fairy Tail Ice Trail
Fairy Tail Rhodonite
Fairy Tail Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth
Fairy Tail Zero
Fairy Tail S
Monster Soul
Rave Master
UQ Holder!
Negima! Omnibus
Negmia!
Negiho
Altair: A Record of Battles
Amefurashi
Animal Land
Cage of Eden
Clockwork Planet
Frau Faust
Fire Force
The Ghost and the Lady
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Kigurumi Guardians
Land of the Lustrous
Livingstone
Magatsuki
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara Chan!
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts
To Your Eternity
Tokyo Mewmew Omnibus
Tokyo Mewmew A La Mode
Unlimited Fafnir
Vinland Saga
Witchcraft Works
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

Did you find the fantasy manga that interests you? Try it out on digital first, and see if you like it! 

 

Report from Waku Waku +NYC: new release announcements!

NYCGO

Breaking news from Waku Waku +NYC —the new Japanese pop culture festival that launched August 29-30 in New York City: 

On the convention floor, at the Kodansha Comics booth, we gave away posters, tattoos, and buttons, and had early copies for sale of

LDK 1
Kiss Him, Not Me 1
Ninja Slayer Kills 1
Devil Survivor 1

At our panel Saturday (8/29) afternoon, we did a live translation and lettering of one of our upcoming series! It was a great chance for everybody to see behind-the-scenes of manga publishing. We also made the following new release announcements:

icetrail

Fairy Tail: Ice Trail is a spinoff by Yuusuke Shirato of Hiro Mashima’s perennial hit series about an irrepressible wizard guild, which has been adapted into a long-running, popular anime. The new spinoff depicts fan-favorite character Gray Fullbuster’s journey from losing his teacher to becoming a member of the Fairy Tail guild. Fairy Tail Ice Trail, titled Tale of Fairy Tail Ice Trail in Japan, will debut during the 2015 holiday season!

shuishu

Noragami: Stray Stories, known as Noragami: Shuishu in Japan, is a collection of more lighthearted short stories from Noragami creator Adachitoka, featuring all the characters fans have come to love and root for. Stray Stories hits stores November 2015, just as the second season of the hit anime will be in full swing!

Due out in spring 2016, Fairy Tail: Master’s Edition 2 will collect volumes six through ten of the hit manga in an enormous 7-by-10.5-inch size on high-quality paper, in the vein of the Attack on Titan: Colossal Edition. The first Master’s Edition is coming to stores this October, and both the first and second Master’s Editions will retail for $39.99.