GTO: Paradise Lost Vol. 1 99¢ + 50% off Other Vols.

Get vol. 1 for 99¢ and take up to 50% off subsequent volumes!

In celebration of the return of the original GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka in digital AND the digital debut of GTO: 14 Days in Shonan, we’re continuing the GTO celebration with a special sale discounting the latest ongoing Onizuka saga – GTO Paradise Lost!

As part of the Throwback Thursday digital manga sale you can now get the first volume of of the darkly funny GTO Paradise Lost, specially priced at 99¢, and also take up to 50% off select volumes after that! Sale starts now and ends Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

Learn about GTO Paradise Lost: Great Teacher Onizuka is back, and the next stage for his legend is … prison?! The trouble magnet of a teacher reveals that this stint behind bars is thanks to a certain incident with the class he became assistant homeroom teacher of half a year earlier: Kissho Academy’s new class for high school-aged celebrities! Does he regret the exploits that landed him in the slammer? Heck, no. In fact, he’s all too happy to calmly tell his fellow prisoners how the whole thing went down—if they’re willing to listen to his story from the very beginning …

To save big during the GTO: Paradise Lost Throwback Thursday spotlight sale just visit one of our participating digital vendors: Bookwalker, comiXology, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Nook, Kobo, izneo, MyAnimeList and more!

Curious but want to see more? Check out the FREE 1st chapter preview below!

And remember you can now read all 25 volumes of the original GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka series across all our participating digital vendors.

Checkout the FREE Ch 1. preview by clicking on the image below:

GTO Returns in Digital 02/01

All of GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka Debuts Digitally 02/01

Sequel Series GTO: 14 Days in Shonan to also debut all volumes same day

Both series will be available to purchase and read across digital vendors like
Bookwalker, Apple Books, Google Play & more

Celebrating 25 years since its original debut, Kodansha USA announced today that all 25 volumes of GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka – the award-winning manga about the best worst teacher, by master creator, Toru Fujisawa – returns in digital on Tuesday, February 1st. To coincide with this momentous return, Kodansha is also digitally debuting all 9 volumes of the follow-up series GTO: 14 Days in Shonan. New and existing fans will be able to purchase and read both series across all of Kodansha’s participating digital vendors, including Bookwalker, comiXology, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Nook, Kobo, izneo, MyAnimeList and more! Be on the lookout for GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka and GTO: 14 Days in Shonan pre-orders wherever you buy Kodansha digital manga!

“We’re excited to bring back such a fan-favorite manga digitally from the vault of Kodansha’s extensive catalog,” said Alvin Lu, president & CEO, Kodansha USA, “Equal parts dark comedy and action / adventure, GTO is sure to rekindle the love of manga for any fan who’s been out of the loop, and give new fans the chance to experience this classic senin series for the first time.”

GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka is the story of Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old virgin and ex-biker. He’s crude, foul-mouthed, and has a quick temper. His goal: to be the Greatest High School Teacher in the world! Onizuka may think he’s the toughest guy on campus, but when he meets his class full of bullies, blackmailers, and scheming sadists, he’ll have to prove it.

GTO: 14 Days in Shonan is the sequel series taking place immediately after the events of the original series. After guiding the infamous Tokyo Kissho Academy through a crash-course of his unique brand of life-lessons, a battered and bruised Eikichi Onizuka takes a well-deserved trip to his hometown, a typically quiet surfers paradise called Shonan. Unfortunately, with child neglect and abuse becoming a global phenomenon, the self-proclaimed GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) quickly finds himself back in the saddle for what he hopes is a painless two-week long field trip with some teens in need. And while Onizuka’s curriculum may not rely on the reading, writing and arithmetic that is common in most classrooms, he has more than a few good lessons in personal development, fisticuffs and fun to teach a new generation of troubled teens.

Along with the debut of both GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, and GTO: 14 Days in Shonan, Kodansha continues the celebration with a very special sale starting Thursday, February 3rd, discounting the ongoing sequel, GTO Paradise Lost, up to 50% off during their Throwback Thursday digital manga sale.

Manga fans can read free first chapter previews for GTO: Great Teacher OnizukaGTO: 14 Days in Shonan, and GTO Paradise Lost on kodansha.us.

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

Beach Bash Sale!

Pack those coolers, beach towels and flippy floppies, but don’t forget the MANGA! This week we’re celebrating summer by discounting plenty of sun and fun-themed manga series to include in season’s readings!

Right now you can take up to 50% off plenty of series like the cute and informative(?!) survival saga Are You Lost?. Looking for a fish out of water story full of lovable bastards in a sea-side town? Checkout Gran Blue Dreaming! Need a bit of summer romance in your life? Check out the hilariously spicy aquatic love story of Peach Mermaid! And don’t forget that even the poignant and beautiful supernatural adventure Weathering With You is on sale! With these series and more on sale, we’re making sure you have anything but a bummer summer.

But just like the season this sale won’t last forever, so be sure to visit your favorite digital vendor to save up to 50% off select titles from the series mentioned below: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from July 13th to July 19th!

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Check out below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series, Are You Lost?. Or click on any of the titles featured below to read their free 1st chapter preview.

Sun, Fun, and Manga: Discover Summer Reads

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 1: Ao-chan Can’t Study! + 50 series up to 50% off!

A few years ago when we started releasing digital-first manga series—with the aim of offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English than what’s available in print—we didn’t quite imagine it’d go so well … or that we’d be up to over 100 digital-first series by now! And while some digital-firsts have since gone on to become available in print, there’s still a ton of great reads in our lineup that are only available digitally.

To help get you into those series, for the next two weeks, we’re hosting our two-fisted Digital-first Manga Sale, where all volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 17.)

What are “digital-firsts”?

• First are the true “digital-firsts”—the ones that come out first digitally, then become available in print as well. Tokyo Tarareba Girls, The Quintessential Quintuplets,  Grand Blue Dreaming, and Boarding School Juliet all started out this way—and we’ve got several more exciting announcements to come in the months ahead!

If it’s not in print yet, tell us what you like! You can fill out this form to give us your feedback. The road to getting a book licensed in print can be a long and winding one, and we can’t always reply to requests directly, but we are listening—and we really do love and appreciate your opinions, no matter how crazy! 

• Then, for those of you who gotta stay exactly up to date, there’s our simulpubs, which are chapters from selected series published the same day they come out in Japan: you can read simulpubs on Crunchyroll and comiXology.

• Finally, digital-firsts allows us to bring back some of our favorite out-of-print titles—like BECK, Initial D, Rave MasterDragon Head, and Peach Girl—that might not otherwise be available!

Questions?—check out our Digital-first manga page to see what’s in store!

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 1: A-K

For the first installment this week, we’re putting on sale all digital-first series with titles starting with the letters A-K. Check out the full list of series on sale, below. B-but what about series that start with L-Z? Yeah, you guessed it. Next week, series that start with L-Z go on sale! So stay tuned.

Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale
Part 1: A-K (June 11-17) 

Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

Ace of the Diamond
A.I.C.O Incarnation
ALIVE
Ayanashi
All Out!!
All-Rounder Meguru
Altair: A Record of Battles
Ao-Chan Can’t Study
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Are You Lost?
As the God’s Will: The Second Series
Asahi-Sempai’s Favorite
Back Street Girls
Beauty Bunny

BECK — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
BLAME Academy and So On
Blissful Land
Can I Kiss You Every Day?
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
Cosplay Animal
Crocodile Baron
DAYS
Deathtopia
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Dragon Head
Drifting Dragons
Drowning Love
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fort of Apocalypse
Forest of Piano
Fuuka
Gakuen Prince
Giant Killing
Good Dog, Cerberus!
GTO Paradise Lost
Heaven’s Design Team

Hotaru’s Way
House of the Sun
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the
Initial D 
— available only on comiXology and Kindle

Intertwining Lives
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?
Kakafukaka
Kamikamikaeshi
Karate Heat
Kasane
Keeping His Whims in Check
Key Ring Lock
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
Kira-kun Today
A Kiss, For Real
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment

 Stay tuned for next week’s Digital-first Sale, Part 2: L to Z!

 

 

Back to School Bad Boys Sale: Grand Blue Dreaming + 14 series up to 50% off on digital! (ends 9/10)

So ya don’t wanna go back to school!? B-but think of all the next-level adventures and shenanigans you’ll be having in the new school year!

And now, as Part 2 of our Back to School Sale, this week we’ve handpicked 15 manga series featuring trickster and troublemaker guys and put them on sale discounted up to 50% off for our Back to School: Bad Boys Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook! (Sale ends September 10.)

Wanna see … good old fashioned bad bros comedy?

Check out Grand Blue Dreaming and GTO Paradise Lost!

Wanna see … pretty boys’ dark sides? 

Check out
The Price’s Black Poison
Defying Kurosaki-kun
and
Lovesick Ellie

Whatever the kind of bad boys manga you might be into … we got ’em! 
Check out the full list of manga on sale below:

~ Back to School! Bad Boys Sale  ~
September 4~September 10

Beauty Bunny
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Boarding School Juliet
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Devils’ Line
GTO Paradise Lost
Grand Blue Dreaming
Living-room Matsunoaga-san
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
My Little Monster
The Prince’s Black Poison
Tsuredure Children
Say I Love You.
You Got Me, Sempai!

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-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! 

 

4/25 Digital-first debuts: Days and Tsuredure Children

 

School life is awesome with new digital-first manga! The ramp-up of our very well-received line of digital-first manga continues with the highly anticipated debut of Tsuyoshi Yasuda’s school-soccer manga Days (the anime adaptation of which recently streamed to great acclaim on Crunchyroll) and Toshiya Wakabayashi’s surprising webcomic-turned-hit Tsuredure Children.

Volume 1s of both titles are now available for preorder and go on sale Tuesday April 25 at all of Kodansha’s digital retail channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Free Chapter 1 previews at the cover-links:

Days by Tsuyoshi Yasuda From Tsuyoshi Yasuda (Over Drive) comes the most exciting soccer manga in the world! During his last spring break before starting high school, Tsukushi Tsukamoto meets Jin Kazama, who invites him to a pick-up soccer game. Their chance meeting, and his first-ever experience with soccer, move kind-hearted, timid Tsukushi to enroll in his new high school's soccer club, which is among the strongest in all of Japan. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, there's something amazing hidden inside Tsukushi's heart … and through his trials and tribulations in the soccer club, it's beginning to blossom!

Tsuredure Children by Toshiya Wakabayashi This manga is for those of you who just can't seem to say, "I love you." Toshiya Wakabayashi's acclaimed school-romance is jam-packed with frustration, embarrassment, and awkwardness! Heavily revised and with never-before-seen chapters, this omnibus edition of the popular 4-panel web comic offers an experience you can't find in the online version!

And don't forget to check out our April 11 digital-first debuts (if you haven't already):

Domestic Girlfriend Kei Sasuga’s racy romancer is a breakout hit in Japan about a high schooler with a bad teacher-crush whose home life gets rather complicated when his dad gets remarried and he finds out who his new step-siblings are!

GTO Paradise Lost Toru Fujisawa brings us up-to-date on the latest adventures of Great Teacher Onizuka, the classic manga character who took the world by storm when he gave up his gang life for a new one as a classroom legend. The newest chapter starts off with Onizuka’s life … in prison!

Media: Read the official press release here.