Discover Tokyo Sale! + digital debut: Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?

Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Noragami, Chihayafuru … Did you know all these manga are set  in real-life locations in Tokyo? Identifying and visiting places that appear in manga and anime is called seichi junrei, or “pilgrimage to the sacred places,” and it’s an unique way to enjoy tourism in Japan. This week for our Discover Tokyo Sale, we’ve picked 22 manga that takes place in Tokyo, and put them on sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

Here’s the deal

To start out with, volumes 1’s of the selected manga on digital for only 99¢!
And if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to 50% off!
Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on July 30!

Where do I start?

A brand new josei manga debuts on digital today, called 
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? by MAKIHIROCHI. It’s about two real estate agents, who are twins (also heavy metal fans), who put the “real” in the “real estate” game and school you about the under-the-radar neighborhoods in Tokyo. If you are looking for a good new read that takes place in Tokyo, THIS IS IT.  Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? volume 1 debuts at 50% off cover price at $5.99. 

~ Kodansha Comics Fantasy Manga Sale  ~
July 24~30
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? 

Alive
Chihayafuru
City
Complex Age
COPPELION
Dragon Head
Fuuka
Genshiken
Inuyashiki
Liar x Liar
Moteki

Noragami: Stray God 
Princess Jellyfish
Real Girl
Suzuka
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Mewmew Omnibus 

Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Welcome to the Ballroom
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Your Lie in April

Yozakura Quartet

 

 

Read beyond the latest volume on comiXology Unlimited! 18 series up to 50% off

Ever gotten through the latest volume of a great manga series and then wanted to read more? You can, you know, if you’re a subscriber to comiXology Unlimited! We’re encouraging the readers of 18 Kodansha Comics series to READ BEYOND as we put up chapters that go past the latest available volume on comiXology Unlimited and add new chapters along the way!

It’s a great way to jump ahead on your favorite series—at no extra cost beyond the $5.99/month subscription fee. In fact, based on our math, all the chapters that are already up on Unlimited are alone worth more than the price of admission!

Which brings us to … more savings! To help get you up to speed, for this week only, we’re putting all graphic novels volumes of those 18 series for sale up to 50% off exclusively on comiXology and Kindle. It’s a great chance to catch up and then read beyond on comiXology Unlimited. Alas, this sale ends, as all sales must, on June 11.

~ READ BEYOND! ComiXology Unlimited Sale ~
June 5~11
Click on the banner to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Fuuka 
All graphics novels up to the latest volume 17 (chapters 156-165) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 166-194
New chapters every week! 

GTO Paradise Lost
All graphics novels up to the latest volume 8 (chapters 62-70) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 71-97
New chapters every week!

The Seven Deadly Sins
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 26 (chapters 207-213) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 214-263
New chapters every week!

Space Brothers
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 31 (chapters 287-295) 50% 0ff

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 296-315
New chapters every week!

To Your Eternity
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 4 (chapters 25-34) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 35-64
New chapters every week!

UQ Holder!
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 13 (chapters 129-132) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 133-147
New chapters every week! 

Ajin: Demi-Human
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 11 (chapters 49-53) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 54-57
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

APOSIMZ
Chapters available on comiXology Unlimited 1-14
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Attack on Titan
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 24 (chapters 95-98) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 99-104
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Devils’ Line
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 10 (chapters 48-52) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 53-59
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Drifting Dragons
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 3 (chapters 12-17) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 1
8-23
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Farewell, My Dear Cramer
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 1-23
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Grand Blue Dreaming
All graphic novels up to the latest volume latest volume 9 (chapters 34-37) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 38-43
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

The Heroic Legend of Arslan
All graphic novels up to the  latest volume 8 (chapters 47-52) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 53-58
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Our Precious Conversations
All graphic novels up to the latest volume Latest volume 2 (chapters 7-11) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 12-19
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Sweetness and Lighting
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 10 (chapters 45-49) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 50-53
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

TOPPU GP
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 2 (chapters 8-14) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 15-25
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Wave, Listen to Me!
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 3 (chapters 17-24) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 25-39
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Digital volume 1s by Akiko Higashimura, Mitsurou Kubo, Makoto Shinkai

Kodansha Comics is the home of awesome manga creators. Did you know we publish multiple manga by Mitsurou Kubo (one of the minds behind YURI!!! on ICE) and Makoto Shinkai (of Your Name. fame)? Are you familiar with all the works of shojo manga maestro Akiko Higashimura (Princess Jellyfish, Tokyo Tarareba Girls) or up-and-coming best-sellers like Taamo (House of the Sun, I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World)? 

To showcase our amazing creators and their work, we’re hosting our first installment of  the Creator Spotlight Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

First of all: all digital Volumes 1s of all series listed below only 99¢!
Next: if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to 50% off!
And to make it even easier for you, we’ve put some of the series available as a complete series bundles up to 60% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on May 21!

~ Kodansha Comics Creator Spotlight Sale Part 1  ~
May 15-21
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Akiko Higashimura
Akiko Higashimura is HILARIOUS. Princess Jellyfish, her award-winning first work published in English, is the rollicking saga of fangirls taking on Tokyo. In her follow up series, Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Higashimura once again sharpens her razor wit on the lives of young women in the big city. This time she hones in on one single thirtysomething and her dystopian dating problems—”One day I woke up and I was 33”!

Check out this exclusive creator interview with Akiko Higashimura! Princess Jellyfish and Tokyo Tarareba Girls volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)


Ema Toyama
Psst … do you like secrets? Ema Toyama’s works are full of attractive girls and boys who are 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 ever-popular, yet black-hearted student body president to be her sim-boyfriend … all for the sake of research for her novel! Toyama’s latest work, Aoba-kun’s Confessions is about a very shy girl who just started a peculiar job at a “Listening House” and ends up getting the basketball star from her school as her first client!

Missions of Love and Aoba-kun’s Confession volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

Mitsurou Kubo
You may have heard of her name as the original concept/character designer of the hit iceskating anime series Yuri!!! on ICE . And she’s also the latest rising superstar manga creator from Kodansha Comics! Her first two manga to appear in English are Again!!a dramatic, funny, time-traveling high school story about what it means to cheer on a friend—and  Moteki (from Vertical Comics) a romantic comedy about love, coming of age, and hope … at age 30! 

Again!! and Moteki volume 1’s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

Mari Yoshino
The talented Mari Yoshino comes up with something spicier than your typical shojo manga with Peach Heaven, the story of a seemingly average high school girl—who’s a famous erotica author in disguise. All goes well until her supermodel classmate—and the biggest playboy in school—learns about her secret! Mari Yoshino’s follow-up work isn’t quite so salacious: Beauty Bunny is a modern day Cinderella story about a spunky protagonist and the rich boy makeup artist she gets mixed up with!

Peach Heaven and Beauty Bunny volume 1’s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

Taamo
Taamo is just one of the many “hidden gem” creators fans are discovering through our digital-first program. 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!

House of the Sun and  I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World volume 1’s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)


Makoto Shinkai
Kodansha Comics’ sibling publisher, Vertical Comics, has been publishing fine manga adaptations of the films of anime auteur Makoto Shinkai (the director of Your Name.) for some time now. Four standalone manga based on Shinkai’s films—Voice of a Distant Star, She and Her Cat, Garden of Words, and 5 Centimeter Per Secons are ALL only 99¢ during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

Kouji Seo
Kouji Seo is a master of “boy-meets-girl” stories—some of you may recognize Fuuka from the recent anime adaptation. But did you know that SuzukaSeo’s previous work, is a prequel and about the parents of  Fuuka? Find out more connections between Suzuka and Fuuka, while both series are on sale! 

Suzuka and Fuuka volume 1’s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/21)

 

 

Romance is in the air: digital manga up to 50% off thru Feb 19!

What kind of love are you looking for? 
Romance season is ON! Looking for that special someone? Trying to plan a surprise for your sweetie? Or maybe you’re just looking for something more than plain ol’ “romance” per se … Hey, why don’t you get a clue from some manga 😉 

Starting February 6, Kodansha Comics is offering a whopping 67 romantic manga from all genres for up to 50% off at all of our digital-partner platforms: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. This offer will last for 2 weeks (ends February 19)!

Been away from romance … or romance manga? We’ve picked up some of our recent favorites by powerhouse creators like Akiko Higashimura, Ema Toyama and Mari Yoshino. Check out the Chapter 1 previews and see if there’s something you like! 

Kodansha Comics Romance Manga Sale (February 6-February 19)
Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

manga by Akiko Higashimura
Princess Jellyfish
Tokyo Tarareba Girls

manga by Ema Toyama
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
I Am Here!
Missions of Love

manga by Mari Yoshino
Beauty Bunny
Peach Heaven

manga by Taamo
House of the Sun
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World

manga by Robico
My Little Monster
Our Precious Conversations

manga by Rin Mikimoto
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight
Love’s Reach

manga by Jun Yuzuki 
Gakuen Prince
The Prince’s Black Poison

As seen as Anime
Aho-Girl
Appleseed Alpha
Clockwork Planet
5 Centimeters per Second
From the New World
Fuuka
The Garden of Words
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Negima!
Nemiga! Omnibus
Nodame Cantabille
School Rumble
A Silent Voice
Suzuka
The Gods Lie.
Tsuredure Children
Unlimited Fafnir
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Your Lie in April

Shojo / Josei Romance
A Springtime with Ninjas
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Cosplay Animal
Drowning Love
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Hotaru’s Way
Kigurumi Guardians
Kiss Him, Not Me!
LDK
Let’s Dance a Waltz
Living-Room Matsunaga-san
Lovesick Ellie
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother The Shut-In
The Prince in His Dark Days
Real Girl
Say I Love You.
Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
That Wolf-Boy is Mine!

Shonen / Seinen Romance
Cage of Eden
Devils’ Line
Domestic Girlfriend
The Flowers of Evil
Forget Me Not
Happiness
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly, I Could Die
Imperfect Girl
Magatsuki
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Mysterious Girlfriend X

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!

My Waifu Sale + 2 new digita-first series: Magical Sempai and Grand Blue Dreaming

Who's your dream manga girl? Yeah, yeah, kinda hard to pick a favorite from all those intriguing Kodansha Comics leads—and so many with more than meets the eye! A classic dillemma for the dedicated manga reader. 

That's okay, tho, cuz this week only, we have on sale 21 series featuring your "waifu" (or your future waifu) up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partnersBookWalkercomiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends September 18 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or for select stores, in local time. 

Now show your love for your waifu by supporting these series, or just tell your friends about it! 

— Who's your favorite manga girl?  —
"My Waifu" Sale
September 12-18

Read Chapter 1s at the links! 

Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
BLAME! Academy and So On
Clockwork Planet
Deathtopia
Domestic Girlfriend
Fairy Girls
Flying Witch
Forget Me Not
From the New World
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Fuuka
Grand Blue Dreaming
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Magical Sempai
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
School Rumble
Suzuka
Unlimited Fafnir
Witchcraft Works
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

 

Plus! We've got 2 new digital-first manga debut today––Magical Sempai and Grand Blue Dreaming, and they're on sale too! 
Curious about what the gals in these manga are about? Click on the covers to check out free previews!

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

The Winter 2017 anime season is reaching its exciting conclusion this month! Find out where to watch the anime versions of your favorite Kodansha Comics below and catch up on those series—or jump ahead—by reading the manga that inspired 'em all! With this week's Anime Season Finale Sale putting some digital manga volumes up to 50% off, you can't go wrong.

Look for volumes from these recently anime-ated series at all of our digital retail partners—BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends March 20th!

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

Chi's Sweet Home — watch the anime on Anime Strike
Descending Stories: Showa genroku Rakugo Shinju — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Fuuka — watch the anime on Crunchyroll
Interviews with Monster Girls watch the anime on Crunchyroll
The Seven Deadly Sins — watch the anime on Netflix
Suzuka read the backstory to Fuuka, also by creator Kouji Seo

Winter 2017 Manga to Anime Digital Sale!

Winter 2017 anime season just kicked off with some exciting new shows! Do you have a favorite series yet? 
To showcase the Kodansha manga that was adapted into an anime, we're having a Manga to Anime Sale
Look for volumes from these recently anime-ated series to be marked up to 50% off at our digital retail partners—BookWalker, comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends January 24th! (Read the full Chapter 1s at the links.)


Manga to Anime Winter 2017! 

Interview with Monster Girls 
Fuuka
Descending Stories: Showa genroku Rakugo Shinju

Coming Soon in 2017!
Welcome to the Ballroom – Summer 2017
Inuyashiki – Fall 2017


 

 

The Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju anime was the surprise fan and critical fave of 2016—with Season 2 now simulcasting on Crunchyroll. Read the manga of this multi-generational epic that dives deep into the world of rakugo, a rich form of Japanese storytelling theater. We announced the print edition of Descending Stories for May 2017, but digital readers can jump into Volume 1 on January 17th, when it releases across all digital book channels (BookWalker, comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, nook)!


Do you want to know where to watch these anime? Check out the Manga to Anime Gude! 

#KCAnimeClub: Winter 2017 Anime Guide!

Winter 2017 Anime Guide

The year in anime has gotten off to an exciting start—and this season features anime adaptations of some of your favorite Kodansha Comics manga! Here’s your cheat sheet for what and where to watch this season.

We also invite you to watch anime with us! This season’s Kodansha Comics Anime Club title is Interviews with Monster Girls. All you have to do is jump on Twitter every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET and follow our livetweet or share your own reactions to the episode using #KCAnimeClub.


© Kouji Seo,KODANSHA/Fuuka Partners. All Rights Reserved.


Fuuka 
MANGA Volumes 1-11 available (digital only)
ANIME Streaming on Crunchyroll every Friday

Fated meetings can happen suddenly. When awkward, social media obsessed loner Yuu Haruna moves into a new town, he meets a strange girl who doesn't even have a cell phone. The girl, Fuuka, seems to have a strange allure that draws people to her, very much like a summer breeze. Looks like Yuu has been caught up in one wild, musically inspired love story!

 
 

 

 

 


© Petos, KODANSHA/Demichan Production Committee. All Rights Reserved.


 

Interviews with Monster Girls
MANGA Volumes 1-2 available (digital and print)
ANIME Streaming on Crunchyroll every Saturday

High school Biology teacher Tetsuo Takahashi has always wanted to meet a “demi-human.” These supernatural citizens live, work, and study among normal people, but each has their own unique difficulties. Tetsuo is in over his head when he finds himself teaching at a school with four “demi” girls: a vampire, a dullahan, a snow woman, and a succubus! Now they have the chance to learn from each other, but getting through high school may prove to be a monstrous task for these spirited girls!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 © Haruko Kumota, KODANSHA/Rakugo Shinju Production Committee

Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
MANGA Volume 1 available (digital only), May 2017 (print)
ANIME Streaming on Crunchyroll every Friday

Descending Stories Season 2 picks up some years after the first season (also on Crunchyroll) of Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju’s ending. The hapless but hardworking Yotaro has finally been promoted to the master level of rakugo performing, but still struggles to understand and carry on the legacy of his ineffable teacher, Yakumo Yurakutei VIII. He’s also concerned with helping Konatsu, the daughter of Yakumo’s late rival and friend, raise her infant son. The fate of the rakugo legacy is on the shoulders of this unlikely family!