My Darling Next Door Vol. 1 FREE + 99¢ Vol. 1s

My Darling Next Door vol. 1 FREE for a limited time

Other select vol. 1s now 99¢ & up to 50% off additional volumes

Our month of Summer Reading suggestions and free volume 1 giveaways is coming to a close with the Summer Reading: Shojo to Josei digital manga sale – featuring a number of innocent and wholesome love as well as spicy and agonizing liaisons!

For one week we’re giving away FREE digital volume 1 of My Darling Next Door – the wholesome yearning crush romance. Not only that but we’re also discounting other select shojo & josei volume 1s to 99¢ & additional volumes up to 50% off! Right now you can let your shojo heart soar to far off lands with the fantasy romance, Nina the Starry Bride; the tsundere school-days love story, Defying Kurosaki-kun, and the hidden-gender slow burn, My Best (♀) Butler. And for more spicy, or mature dalliances check out the steamy crime courtship, Boss Wife; the supernatural revenge drama, Kasane, or even the beautifully esoteric battle manga, Land of the Lustrious. All these series and more start at only 99¢!

Dive into the summer of love with the Summer Reading: Shojo to Josei giving you My Darling Next Door, volume 1 for FREE, with all other volume 1s at 99¢ and subsequent volumes up to 50% off! To see where you can save, visit one of our participating digital vendors: Bookwalker, Kindle, Google Play, Kobo, Nook, izneo and MyAnimeList

Sale ends Monday, July 4th! 

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Read the first chapter of the wholesome romance manga, My Darling Next Door, FREE or click on any of the titles shown below to read a first chapter preview!


Love and Spice Sale

Add a spicy kick to your romantic manga collection with this Love and Spice Sale! 

It’s Valentine’s Week and we decided to crank up the heat a few degrees by featuring romance manga titles that are hotter and spicier (18+) than our usual offerings! 

Right now you can take up to 50% off featured spicy romance manga like Cosplay Animal, a romp about a Rika who is looking for love but afraid to share her ambition of cosplay. Also be sure to check out, Harem Marriage, about a woman who decides to marry a mysterious man to save her family – but ends up having to share him with his two wives in a poly marriage. You can even save on the spicy but well-adjusted office romance, Sweat and Soap – now with a live-action adaptation airing in Japan! It’s the perfect time to stock up and gift yourself some hot lovin’ this Valentines!

Not only that but remember that we’re still offering, FREE shojo romance-themed wallpapers for desktop & mobile, all month long, with new wallpapers revealed each week! This week’s wallpaper features our shirtless karate champ  and Akari from the series, Abe-kun’s Got Me Now!

Click the image above and head to our Wallpaper Giveaway post to get yours!

All the series mentioned plus 20+ others are now up to 50% off during the School of Love digital manga sale happening at select digital retailers including Bookwalker, comiXology, Kindle, Google Play, Nook, izneo and MyAnimeList

Sale ends Monday, February 21st! 

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Read the first chapter of our featured series Lovesick Ellie FREE or click on any of the titles shown below to read the first chapter free!

Prep your hearts for battle with the This Means Love & War Digital Manga Sale (Ends 12/14)

Check out the series that show love can be dangerous!

Like the song says, “love is a battlefield” but who are the soldiers, you ask? Well some of them can be found in the pages of the hilarious, heartwarming, and spicy manga on sale during the This Means Love & War digital manga sale!

That’s right, for a limited time you can take up to 50% off select titles from series featuring star-crossed lovers, like in Boarding School Juliet, and At Full Moon, truly deadly romances, like in DEATHTOPIA and Kasane, and even some funny flings, like in Kiss Him, Not Me! and Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro. Stock up your arsenal with these love stories and many more, at a price that won’t leave you defeated!

Take advantage of this extended deal by visit one of our participating digital vendors today: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from December 1 – 14th!

 

~This Means Love & War Digital Manga Sale ~

December 1 – 14th

See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links below to read chapter 1s FREE!

Featuring:
Kiss Him, Not Me (Vol. 1-7)

Sale also includes:

Abe-Kun’s Got Me Now! (Vol. 1)
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
(Vol. 1-4)
Appleseed Alpha
(Vol. 1)
Are You Lost?
(Vol. 1-3)
At Full Moon
(Vol. 1)
Boarding School Juliet
(Vol. 1-8)
Can I Kiss You Every Day?
(Vol. 1-2)
Cage of Eden
(Vol. 1-11)
DEATHTOPIA
(Vol. 1-4)
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
(Vol. 1 )
Ex-Enthusiasts: MotoKare Mania
(Vol. 1-3)
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
(Vol. 1-5)
From the New World
(Vol. 1-4)
GE: Good Ending
(Vol. 1-6)
Grand Blue Dreaming
(Vol. 1-6)
Guilty
(Vol. 1-4)
Happiness
(Vol. 1-5)
Hotaru’s Way
(Vol. 1-8)
I’ll Win You Over Sempai!
(Vol. 1-3)
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
(Vol. 1-3)
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
(Vol. 1-3)
Kakafukaka
(Vol. 1-6)
Kasane
(Vol. 1-7)
Let’s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow
(Vol. 1-2)
Love Hina Omnibus
(Vol. 1-3)
Love and Lies
(Vol. 1-5)
Lovesick Ellie
(Vol. 1-6)
The Prince in His Dark Days
(Vol. 1-2)
Manga Dogs
(Vol. 1-2)
Moteki
(Vol. 1)
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
(Vol. 1-7)
My Little Monster
(Vol. 1-7)
Mysterious Girlfriend X
(Vol. 1-3)
Negima! Omnibus
(Vol. 1-7)
Negiho!: Mahora Little Girls
(Vol. 1)
A Springtime with Ninjas
(Vol. 1-2)
Tsuredure Children
(Vol. 1-6)
That Wolf-Boy in Mine!
(Vol. 1-2)
UQ Holder!
(Vol. 1-10)
Waiting for Spring
(Vol. 1-7)
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
(Vol. 1-2)
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
(Vol. 1-11)
Watari-Kun’s ****** is About to Collapse
(Vol. 1-4)

Fall in love with Manga during our Love Romance Sale! Ends 02/17

Love Romance Sale - up to 50% off

Swipe Right on a New Series!

Is online dating leaving your heart cold? This Valentine’s Day Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL want to help you fall in love with one of over 100 romantic digital manga titles during our Love Romance Sale! As they say, love may be temporary, but manga is forever. And with our expanding digital library, these titles will be with you wherever you go! (We definitely weren’t stood up and left alone or anything…)

Whether you’re into steamy and tawdry romances like in My Boss’s Kitten, absurd and whimsical romps like That Wolf-boy is Mine, or coming of age tales of learning to love like O Maidens In Your Savage Season, our Love Romance sale has doki doki stories of all kinds to make your heart burst (not your wallet)!

Save now up to 50% off more than 100 of our romantic digital manga titles at our partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook.

~ Kodansha Comics Love Romance Sale! ~
February 10-17
Click on the featured titles for more info or to read Chapter 1s FREE!

10 Dance
1122 for a Happy Marriage
A Kiss For Real
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Asahi-senpai’s Favorite
@Full Moon
Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-be
Beauty Bunny
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Boarding School Juliet
Can I Kiss you Every Day?
Chihayafuru
Cosplay Animal
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Drowning Love
Ex-Enshusiasts: Motokare Mania
Forget Me Not
The Full-time Wife Escapist
Gakuen Prince
Guilty
Hitorijime My Hero
Hotaru’s Way
House of the Sun
I Am Here!
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I could Die
If I Could Reach You
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Intertwining Lives
Kakafukaka
Kamikamikaeshi
Keeping His Whims in Check
Key Ring Lock
Kira-kun Today
A Kiss, For Real
Kiss Him, Not me
Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight
LDK
Let’s Dance a Waltz
Let’s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow
Liar x Liar
Living Room Matsunaga-san
Love and Lies
Love in Focus
Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Mabusasa
Manga Dogs
MARS
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
Missions of Love
Momo’s Iron Will
Moteki
My Boss’s Kitten
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother the Shut-in
My Little Monster
My Pink is Overflowing
My Sweet Girl
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Nodame Cantabile
O Maidens In Your Savage Season
Our Fake Marriage
Our Precious Conversations
Peach Girl
Peach Girl Next
Peach Heaven
Peach Mermaid
Perfect World
The Prince In His Dark Days
The Prince’s Black Poison
Prince’s Romance Gambit
Princess Jellyfish
Queen Bee
Quintessential Quintuplets
Ran the Peerless Beauty
Real Girl
Say I Love You
The Seven Deadly Sins Seven Days
A Silent Voice
A Springtime with Ninjas
Stray Bullet Baby
That Blue Summer
The Tales of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
Those Summer Days
To Be Next To You
To Write Your Words
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Trap in a Skirt
Tsuredure Children
Until The Full Moon
Vampire Dormitory
Waiting for Spring
Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
The Walls Between Us
The Wizard & His Fairy
That Wolf-boy is Mine
World’s End Apricot Jam
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
You Got Me Sempai!
Your Lie in April
You’re My Pet

Updates 10/4: Our announcements recap from NYCC 2019!

October 4 NYCC UPDATE!

Kodansha Comics and Vertical made some exciting announcements about upcoming titles and events for 2019 and 2020! Plus, Hidemi Shiraki, the editor of Kodansha’s Young Magazine, joined the panel to introduce Kodansha Comics’s newest license announcement, The Witch and the Beast (scroll down below!), and the behind-the-scene process of making manga!

Announcements from Vertical!

KATANAGATARI Volume 3 cover reveal! On sale November 26!

MONOGATARI Box Set Season 2 artwork by VOFAN reveal! On sale December 19!

VOFAN coming to ANIME NYC!
Preorder a copy of VOFAN’s new artbook Colorful Dreams on Anime NYC’s website and get an exclusive enamel pin and ticket to the autograph session! More information on preorders coming soon!

Join the MONOGATARI Contest between October 4-November 17!
Submit your fan art and cosplay photo online!

OR
Going to Anime NYC?

Cosplay as one of MONOGATARI characters and swing by the Vertical booth (Booth#1617) on Sunday, November 17 at 12:00 p.m.!
We’ll have VOFAN as an honorary judge—plus we’ll have special prizes for the contest winners onsite!

… more details

Halloween Comic Fest!
Both Kodansha Comics and Vertical will be part of the festivities and this year! Check out the Halloween Comic Fest website to find a participating retailer near you.

… more details

Digital-First Announcements!

My Boss’s Kitten by Yumi Hisawa Aya was deserted right before her marriage and was left without a place to live. One day, she finds herself wandering back into the house she was supposed to own after her wedding. To her surprise, the cold-blooded boss she hates from work had moved in as the new owner! A dangerous love ignites under one roof between the girl who lost love and her sadistic boss! Coming October 15! Read Chapter 1 right here!

1122: For a Happy Marriage by Peko Watanabe Wife: Ichiko Aihara. Husband: Otoya Aihara. Married for seven years, they get along well, but sexless and without children, they agree to see other people. Otoya has an affair with Mitsuki, and Ichiko is aware of it. Looking at Otoya in a state of bliss with Mitsuki, Ichiko begins to change, too … Peko Watanabe tells a story of lies and truth—whether or not you ever want to get married, the real life of this thirtysomething couple might give you some second thoughts about that institution we call marriage! Coming October 22! 

Guilty by Ai Okaue Affection, betrayal, desperation—love between grown-ups is never a rational thing. Sayaka, age 35, has lived with the perfect husband for ten years. Perfect, that is, except for his disinterest in raising a child—she wants one badly, but just can’t come clean to him about it. Instead she unloads her frustrations on her younger friend Rui at their favorite bar. They trust each other enough to talk about almost anything—but Rui has a secret she can’t even let Sayaka know about! Coming October 29! 

Our Fake Marriage by Kiui Tokina An ordinary girl, Yae, loses her home and job at age 29 and has nowhere to turn. But when she runs into a childhood friend, Takumi, he “proposes” she live with him in a high-rise condominium in the city, acting as his fake spouse … A tale of deceit … involving a handsome architect! Coming November 5! 

Print Announcement!

Special guest Hidemi Shiraki (editor for Young Magazine) revealed  The Witch and the Beast will be coming in print in 2020!

Ashaf and Guideau know one thing: “Wherever a witch goes, only curses and disasters follow.” But they have scores to settle, and they won’t hesitate to remove anyone in their way.

Artist Kousuke Satake makes a suave and explosive manga debut with a story of vengeance set in a stylish, art-deco urban wonderland that’s one part Fullmetal Alchemist and one part Cowboy Bebop.

Well, that’s it, for now!

September 23

The biggest pop-culture party in the Big Apple is happening October 3-6 at Javits Convention Center, and we here at Kodansha Comics will be there represent ourselves at the hometown show! 

Join us at our panel (see below) to celebrate 10 Years of Kodansha Comics! Participate in Q&A and maybe you’ll win some awesome prizes!

Plus we’ll have exciting news and announcements to share with you—to be updated on this page soon after. So stay tuned! 

10 Years of Manga from Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics 

When? 1:30-2:30 p.m., October 4 (Friday)
Where? Room 1A24

The publisher of Sailor Moon, Attack on Titan, Akira, and many more celebrate our 10th year releasing manga in English, with new and upcoming Kodansha and Vertical releases, free samplers, prizes, and Q&A with the people behind all your favorites. Get insider info straight from Japan! 

See you there!