Manga Academy in Session!

It’s that time again where pencils are sharpened, backpacks are packed, and the bell rings signaling the return to school! This semester how about you enroll in Kodansha’s Manga Academy digital sale!

Right now save up to 50% off tons of school life manga to get you in the mood to benkyou your heart out! Just like the featured spicy rom-com satire, Ao-chan Can’t Study!. For classic, comedic & anime-inspiring series look no further than School Rumble, Genshiken, and Your Lie in April. And if you’re looking for something new, and chart-topping be sure to check out the beautiful art-life series Blue Period. Try all these series and more for a price that will leave you with plenty of lunch money!

But much like love, this sale is fleeting, so be sure to visit one of our participating digital vendors to save – including BookwalkercomiXologyKindleGoogle PlayNook and izneo!

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Check out below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series, Ao-Chan Can’t Study. Or click on any of the titles featured below to read their free 1st chapter preview.

School is in Session: Manga to Study & Relax to

The BIG Back-to-School Manga Sale! 90+ digital series up to 50% off!

Sad summer’s over? Ready for school … ? You’re in good company! This week’s BIG digital sale features all kinds of your fellow students in every imaginable school setting! We’re not even sure how some of these characters have time to study! So tell your sensei and grab your senpai, cuz this massive list of academia-related titles is up to 50% off!

Whew, have we got a lot of manga set in school … That’s right, this week 90+ of our school-themed series are now up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends on September 16.

And to help celebrate our school-manga theme, here’s our digital-first debut of the week! What more embarrassment can you face after you accidentally confess your love to your crush? Learn more in our new digital-first title Queen Bee, which debuts September 10—TODAY!


Click on the cover and read Chapter 1
FREE!

And here’s the complete lineup!

~ The BIG Back-To-School Manga Sale ~
September 10-16
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Again!!
Aho-Girl
Air Gear
Ajin: Demi-Human
ALIVE
All Out!!
All-Rounder Meguru
Ao-chan Can’t Study!
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Arisa
Asahi-sempai’s Favorite
Attack on Titan: Junior High
Beauty Bunny
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Boarding School Juliet
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
Days
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Devils’ Line
Domestic Girlfriend
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Farewell, My Dear Cramer
The Flowers of Evil
Gakuen Prince
The Garden of Words
Genshiken Omnibus
Gleipnir
Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated!
Happiness
I Am Here!
I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Interviews with Monster Girls
Karate Heat
Kigurumi Guardians
Kira-kun Today
A Kiss, For Real
Kiss Him, Not Me
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight
Kitchen Princess Omnibus
LDK
Let’s Dance a Waltz
Liar x Liar
Living-Room Matsunaga-san
Love and Lies
Love in Focus
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Magical Sempai
Magus of the Library
Manga Dogs
MARS
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
Missions of Love
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother the Shut-In
My Little Monster
My Sweet Girl
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Negiho: Mahora Little Girls
Negima!
Nodame Cantabile
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Our Precious Conversations
Paradise Residence
Parasyte
Peach Girl
Peach Heaven
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Side: P4
The Prince’s Romance Gambit
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Ran the Peerless Beauty
Real Girl
Say I Love You.
Sayonara, Football
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Shojo Fight
Shugo Chara!
A Silent Voice
A Springtime with Ninjas
Sweetness and Lightning
Tsuredure Children
Vampire Dormitory
Waiting for Spring
The Walls Between Us
Welcome to the Ballroom
Witchcraft Works
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
You Got Me, Sempai!
Your Lie in April
Yuri Is My Job!

 

 

Binge-Reading Sale: 99¢ Volume 1s + 50% off all other volumes for 30+ completed series

Too hot to go out and do anything? Best buckle down with aircon blasting, an ice-cold drink, and an entire series of manga to read! This week, we’re hosting our first-ever Binge-Reading Sale featuring 30+ completed manga series—putting them up for a huge discount at our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook.

Here’s the deal

Wanna try something new? Digital Volumes 1’s of select completed manga series are only 99¢ ($1.99 for omnibus volumes)!

If you like what you’re reading, keep goin’—because all the other volumes are up to 50% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on July 29!

Here’s a few recommendations!

Wow! Big-time 2019 Eisner Award winner for “Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia” (just announced at San Diego Comic-Con!), Akiko Higashimura’s Tokyo Tarareba Girls, leads off our Binge-Reading Sale!


And here’s the complete lineup!

~ Kodansha Comics Binge-Reading Sale  ~
July 23-29
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Air Gear
ALIVE
Ao-Chan Can’t Study!
Animal Land
Aoba-kun’s Confession
Basilisk
BLAME!
Bloody Monday
Cage of Eden
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Chi’s Sweet Home
Complex Age
COPPELION
DEATHTOPIA
Dragon Head
Fairy Tail
Forget Me Not
Fort of Apocalypse
Fuuka
Genshiken
Genshiken Second Season
Inuyashiki
Karate Heat
Kasane
Knights of Sidonia
Love Hina
Mardock Scramble
My Little Monster
Nodame Cantabile
Parasyte
Peach Girl
Rave Master
A Silent Voice
Suzuka
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Until Your Bones Rot
The Walls Between Us
Your Lie in April
World End and Apricot Jam

The Long Summer Reading Sale! Attack on Titan + 40 long-running series 99-cent Volume 1 + additional volumes 50% off

Enjoying summer? 😉 Schools out and the days are long. No better time to kick back and catch up on your favorite manga series—’specially those long-running series you’ve been holding off on reading like Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, and The Seven Deadly Sins

So we put together a list of must-read long-running series and put ’em up for a super discount during our Summer Reading Sale at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

Not sure where to start? Then pick up Volume 1s of any manga  seriesl isted below, since it’s on sale on digital for only 99¢! Yes, you heard that right.

And if you like it, well, keep going—because all other volumes are up to 50% off!

But you gotta hurry, because the sale ends July 1!

~ Kodansha Comics Summer Reading Sale  ~
June 25-July 1
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Air Gear

ALIVE
Animal Land
As the Gods Will The Second Series
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
BECK  — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
DAYS
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fairy Tail
Fire Force
Forest of Piano
Fuuka
Genshiken Omnibus
Genshiken Second Season
Giant Killing
House of the Sun
Initial D  — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Kasane
Kiss Him, Not Me
Knights of Sidonia
LDK
Missions of Love
Negima Omnibus
Nodame Cantabile
Noragami: Stray God
Peach Girl
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Say I Love You.
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Space Brothers
Suzuka
The Seven Deadly Sins
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Yozakura Quartet

 

Jocks vs. Nerds Sale! 25+ manga series up to 50% off on digital!

Jocks vs. Nerds!

Ah. The timeless conflict within our society … or within ourselves … or what!? Why’s it gotta be so black and white when there’s no winning this particular game? That’s why this week we celebrate jocks into manga and nerds reading about jocks in manga by selecting 25+ nerdy/sporty manga and putting them at 50% off discount at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends March 18.)  So before you take a side, check out the teams! 

~ Jocks vs. Nerds Sale  ~
March 12-18
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Team Jocks

Ace of the Diamond
Again!!
All Out!!
All-Rounder Meguru
Boarding School Juliet
Cage of Eden
Days
Grand Blue Dreaming
Sayonara Football
School Rumble
Shojo Fight
Tokyo Revengers
Welcome to the Ballroom

Team Nerds

Alicia’s Diet Quest
Complex Age
Genshiken: Second Season
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Kasane
Kira-kun Today
Kiss Him, Not Me!
Magical Sempai
Manga Dogs
My Brother The Shut-In
Princess Jellyfish
Real Girl
Tsuredure Children

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

 

 

Otaku Manga Sale: Wotakoi & 12 digital manga up to 50% off! (ends 4/23)

We have met otaku … and they are us 

Do you find yourself reading manga, playing video games, and fantasizing about your favorite characters all day long? Feel like you’re not really being understood by the people around you, no matter how much you try to express your feelings—or not?  The struggle is real for so many people that now “otaku” isn’t just a term describing people into manga and anime—it’s its own manga and anime genre!

To celebrate all things otaku—and the debut of Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku  (volume 1 goes on sale April 17), this week only, Kodansha Comics is hosting our inaugural Otaku Manga Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

So what’s your otaku fandom? Check out the full list below: 


~ Kodansha Comics Otaku Manga Sale  ~
April 17-23
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Complex Age
Cage of Eden
Genshiken Omnibus
Genshiken: Second Season
Kiss Him, Not Me!
Manga Dogs
Magical Sempai
My Brother the Shut-In
Princess Jellyfish
Real Girl
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
The Flowers of Evil

KODANSHA COMICS TO LAUNCH EBOOKS PROGRAM

Over 100 titles included at launch, including New York Times’ bestsellers Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail

NEW YORK, July 6, 2013 – Kodansha Comics, one of the top manga publishers in America, is proud to announce the debut of their eBook program on multiple platforms, including Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook.

Series appearing on launch day include Fairy Tail, Genshiken, Missions of Love, and Kodansha’s newest megahit, Attack on Titan.

“As digital is becoming a key part of our manga publishing in Japan, we look forward to starting a program in America,” said Yasumasa Shimizu, president of Kodansha Comics. “Our partnership with Random House gives us access to the widest audience possible, and we look forward to providing our readers with some of the best manga in the world.”

“We’re incredibly excited to help Kodansha launch their eBook program in the United States,” said Jeff Abraham, president of Random House Publisher Services. “Kodansha has been leading the manga bestseller lists lately, and we look forward to seeing the same on the digital charts.”

While the full list debuts on July 16, eager readers can get a sneak peek by downloading two digital samplers on July 9. Titled Kodansha Comics Digital Sampler- REAL and Kodansha Comics Digital Sampler- UNREAL, the two eBooks include full first chapters of all series in the program and together comprise over 1000 pages of free manga, “making for a great introduction to manga for everyone,” added Shimizu.

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