All digital-only volume 1s now 99 cents—ends September 20!


Welcome back to School Rumblewe mean it! We're putting 17 digital volume 1s—not just School Rumble—on sale for 99 cents each! 

Get into any of our digital-only series, including the exciting "Kodansha Resurrection" titles we're bring back from out of print. Visit our digital retail partners—at comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook—through September 20 (11pm Eastern Time) to get started.

Here's the complete list of our digital-only Volume 1s, which are now on sale (full Chapter 1s at the links):

As the Gods Will: The Second Series
Fort of Apocalypse
Gakuen Prince
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Nodame Cantabile
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors
Sayonara, Football
School Rumble
Space Brothers
Unlimited Fafnir
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet

December 15 New Releases: Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE + more


And now, a deluge of new manga releases for the holidays. Let's take a look at what's new to both brick+mortar and digital bookshelves:


At last, Volume 17 of manga phenomenon, Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama, is finally here. You can have it 2 (or 3) ways: in our regular print or digital editions—or also as the Attack on Titan 17 Special Edition, featuring an exclusive DVD containing an Attack on Titan anime episode never before released in the U.S.

The half-hour episode "Ilse’s Notebook" is the first time a side story from the manga has been animated. It's by the the same producers and voice actors as the hit anime series and was previously only available as part of a limited-edition manga package in Japan. The Attack on Titan 17 Special Edition is the only way this episode will be available in English.


Fantasy overload! It's Volume 51 from the long-running hit by Hiro Mashima, Fairy Tail. At the same time, we've got the long-awaited sequel to all-time bestseller Tsubasa by CLAMP, Tsubasa WoRLD CHRoNiCLE. Free Chapter 1 preview at the cover-image link.


As many mangaphiles already know, Kodansha Comics publishes some of the best shojo comics aroundSay I Love You. by Kanae Hazuki has been a recent breakout hit, but LDK by Ayu Watanabe, now just on its second volume, has gotten off to a strong start.


We've been making waves in the world of digital comics as of late, rapidly expanding our selection through digital channels like comiXology and Kobo. This week on the digital front, new volumes from a pair of "dark" science-fiction thrillers: Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki, the basis of the hit Adult Swim anime, and the post-apocalyptic-Tokyo-story COPPELION by Tomonori Inoue. 


Finally, we have new volumes in our accelerated weekly digital-only series: Space Brothers, My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san, As the Gods Will: The Second Series, and Fort of Apocalypse. (Look for Fuuka to come back into the rotation in February.) Along with COPPELION, these series are currently only available as Digital Editions—as part of our accelerated publishing program to offer a broader selection of our titles in English translation. It's been a great experiment, so far. And while there's no plans for print releases yet, you never know!


Kodansha Comics Digital-Only Editions: 5 new series

Announcing: the new Kodansha Comics Digital-Only Editions line of graphic novels are on sale, as of November 3. The first titles in this line are being made available to our digital-bookstore partners at comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook

This first group of titles will be familiar to our Crunchyroll Manga streaming readers. Volumes 1 & 2 of each of these series will be available today. After that, a new volume will be come out every Tuesday until we’re caught up with the Japanese release schedule (or reached the final volume). 

Click on any link below for release info, purchase links, and Chapter 1 previews:

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• zombie-thriller Fort of Apocalypse by Yuu Kuraishi and Kazu Inabe

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• survival-battle-actioner As the Gods Will: The Second Series by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura


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• timeslip-comedy My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san by Yuu Kuraishi and Keishi Nishikida


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• high-schooler drama Fuuka by Kouji Seo

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• and astronaut epic Space Brothers by Chuya Koyama

This is only the beginning: look for more announcements on our Digital-Only Editions line, and other new ventures, in the coming weeks!

Media inquiries: please send to Kodansha Advanced Media