Animal Land Final Volume Celebration! HUGE digital sale + special tribute comics by Hiro Mashima, Hajime Isayama, Yoshitoki Oima

From the hilarious hijinks to the heart-wrenching battles, Raiku Makoto’s Animal Land has painted a wondrous and fearsome world of humans and animals … along with chimeras and clones! As this story draws to a close in its final Volume 14 on October 30, we’d like to share the special moment with you with the Animal Land Final Volume Celebration

The biggest Animal Land Digital Sale EVER!
Starting October 23, for the week leading up with the release of the final volume, we are offering the best deal ever yet on Animal Land volume 1 for ONLY 99¢ and the additional volumes for $4.99 on all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. If you’ve been thinking about catching up to the series, now is your chance! (Sale ends October 29.) 

Special Tribute Comics featuring Hiro Mashima, Hajime Isayama, Yoshitoki Oima & MORE!
In Japan, Animal Land was first serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine’s debut issue, alongside many other titles like Attack on Titan and The Flowers of Evil to name a few. The following special tribute comics are by fellow authors from the monthly manga magazine—maybe you’ll recognize a few names, and even see some familiar characters!

To read more of these 4-panel comics, you can check out Animal Land volume 14, available October 30
th, 2018. Or read from the beginning and follow Taroza and his animal allies throughout their perilous journey filled with heart and tears!

Fantasy manga sale: Volume 1s 99¢ + additional digital volumes up to 50% off

Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, Land of the Lustrous … We here at Kodansha Comics think of ourselves as having one of the most diverse manga catalogs around, but if there’s a few genres we specialize in … well, one would think (besides science-fiction which we featured last week), fantasy is one of ’em!  Sooooo for this week only, we’re hosting a Fantasy Digital Manga Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

To start out with, volumes 1’s of all our fantasy 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!
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 14!

~ Kodansha Comics Fantasy Manga Sale  ~
May 8-14
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Cage of Eden
Drifting Dragons
Fairy Tail 
Fairy Girls
Fairy Tail Blue Mysteral
Fairy Tail Ice Trail
Fairy Tail S
Fire Force
Flying Witch
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Interview with Monster Girls
Kigurumi Guardians
Land of the Lustrous
Monster Soul
Negima Omnius
Peach Mermaid
Pitch-Black Ten
Princess Resurrection
Rave Master
The Seven Deadly Sins
Shugo Chara!
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
To Your Eternity
UQ Holder!
Witchcraft Works
That Wolf-Boy is Mine!
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Yozakura Quartet

Bundles on sale (comiXology only)

Fairy Tail Bundle
Rave Master Bundle
The Seven Deadly Sins Bundle
That Wolf-Boy is Mine! Bundle



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
Appleseed Alpha
Clockwork Planet
5 Centimeters per Second
From the New World
The Garden of Words
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Nemiga! Omnibus
Nodame Cantabille
School Rumble
A Silent Voice
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!
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
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly, I Could Die
Imperfect Girl
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Mysterious Girlfriend X

Horror Manga Sale: scary digital manga up to 50% off!

Candy … costumes … and everything scary … Gearing up for Halloween? We certainly are here at Kodansha Comics and this week, we're putting all the horror mangaincluding our 3 newly released October Horror reveals—on sale up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends November 6 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or for select stores, in local time. 

— Kodansha Comics Horror Manga Sale  —
October 24-November 6
Read Chapter 1s at the links! 

Ajin: Demi-Human
As the Gods Will: The Second Series
Cage of Eden
Devils' Line
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fort of Apocalypse​
Hozuki's Coolheadedness
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die 
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
The Ghost and the Lady
Neo Parasyte f
Princess Resurrection
Until Your Bones Rot
Witchcraft Works

We're revealing a new digital-first horror manga every week during Horror October! 

Manga Vacation Week #3: new 99-cent digital volume 1s this week Jan 10-Jan 16!

Have a Nice Manga Vacation!

This week, we're offering Sweetness and Lightning, Fire Force, Cells at Work, and other fresh Kodansha Comics digital volume 1s for only 99 cents! But hurry, this offer lasts only one week January 10 through January 16 at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Where do you want to go for your manga vacation?

What's on Sale This Week (January 10-January 16) 
(free previews at the links!)

Kiss Him, Not Me Volume 1
Sweetness and Lightning Volume 1
Complex Age Volume 1
Welcome to the Ballroom Volume 1
Happiness Volume 1
Cells at Work! Volume 1
The Ghost and the Lady Volume 1
Fire Force Volume 1 
Mysterious Girlfriend X Volume 1
Devil's LIne Volume 1
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Volume 1
That Wolf-Boy is Mine Volume 1
Livingstone Volume 1
Princess Jellyfish Volume 1

Our Manga Vacation sales list updates every Tuesday this winter. Check back next Tuesday January 17 at for more deals!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 5: Growing Up with Manga

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list!


Part V: Growing Up with Manga

There’s a certain type of manga craving we’ve come to notice from fans and friends alike. It’s not the desire for a tearjerker, per se, but it definitely involves wanting to connect deeply to feelings both positive and negative. It seems dismissive to call them “fans of the feels,” but that’s part of why people always return to moving and challenging stories about growing up. Here are some our best coming of age stories, from the painstakingly familiar to the paranormal.


Straight Up – Coming of age stories that hit hard, realistically


A Silent Voice (Age 13+)

What it’s about: Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can't hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target. But Shoya and his friends go so far that Shoko is forced to leave school, and Shoya carries the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late?

Why is it good? It’s rare to find a manga that we can wholeheartedly say everyone should read, but A Silent Voice is one of them. This isn’t just a great coming of age story, it’s a masterwork on friendship, forgiveness, and the different paths people take to find genuine human connection. Yoshitoki Oima also handles the issues of disabilities and the effects of bullying – for both sides – with nuance and insight. A Silent Voice has won the hearts of readers, libraries, and was even nominated for an Eisner award, so rest assured that you’re giving the gift of a moving and unforgettable experience.

A Silent Voice is complete in 7 volumes, available from Kodansha Comics!


Say I Love You. (Age 16+)

What it’s about: High school loner Mei Tachibana doesn’t trust others, and thinks she doesn’t need friends after a childhood betrayal. Popular and handsome Yamato Kurosawa has more attention than he knows what to do with. When Yamato takes notice of the blunt and individualistic Mei, these two very different people realize they may be able to understand each other.

Why is it good? For the person on your list who’s an expert in the romance genre, Say I Love You. is the perfect choice to give them something fresh. “Outcast meets school prince” is a pretty common setup in shojo manga, but what sets Kanae Hazuki’s series apart is the rawness that makes the characters seem like people you could know. Mei is an endearing protagonist, aloof and biting but with an empathy for others than shines through. The journey she and her loved ones takes through high school and college is a treat for anyone looking for humor, compassion, and honesty in their romance manga.

Say I Love You. 1-16 are available from Kodansha Comics.



Your Lie in April (Age 13+)

What it’s about: Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his cruel taskmaster of a mother died suddenly, changing his life forever. Kosei’s lives in a monotonous, colorless world until he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to music, and back to life?

Why is it good? If you DO have someone who enjoys a good tearjerker (or just needs some catharsis), look no further. Perhaps you’ve heard of this series by its nickname, Your Cry in April. It can be heart-wrenching, but Kosei’s journey to rediscover his passion for music and life has plenty of uplifting moments. The universal appeal of love and loss also make Your Lie in April a great choice for newer manga readers. As a bonus, if you have a musician in your life, each volume includes information on the classical music referenced in the story!

Your Lie in April 1-10 are available from Kodansha Comics. The final volume is coming in January!


With a Twist – Coming of age stories that hit hard, realistically and metaphorically


Happiness (Age 16+)

What it’s about: First-year high schooler Makoto Ozaki’s life is a series of humiliations and disappointment. But one night, a pale, thin girl knocks him to the ground in an alley and offers him a choice. Afterwards, Ozaki is consumed by a terrible thirst. Now he must deal with two horrors: the truth of his awful craving and high school itself.

Why is it good? Happiness is a tour de force that fits a few specific manga needs: your vampire friend, your friend who devours anything Shuzo Oshimi writes, and your friend looking for “not just another high school manga.” This could very well be the same person all at once. Fans of Oshimi-sensei know to expect cringingly compelling portrayals of adolescence like in his earlier Flowers of Evil, and that’s out in full force here. But Happiness also stands as an excellent entry in the vampire canon. What’s most impressive is that the series seamlessly blends both together in a thrilling story that makes it hard to choose which is scariest: vampirism or being a teen.

Happiness 1-2  are available from Kodansha Comics, with volume 3 coming in January!


Interviews with Monster Girls (Age 13+) 

What it’s about: In the not too distant future, humans live alongside demi-humans, and Biology teacher Tetsuo Takahashi has always wanted to meet and learn about them. He gets his chance when he ends up with four “demis” in his own school, including a vampire, a dullahan, and a succubus!

Why is it good? To oversimplify things, Interviews with Monster Girls is almost the lighthearted flipside of Happiness. Each “demi,” from lively vampire Hikari to shy dullahan Kyoko, has issues unique to their supernatural makeup, but they’re also going through the ups and downs of normal high school life. The series tackles both sides with humor and heart, making it a charming mix of slice of life and “everything you ever wanted to know about monster girls but were afraid to ask.” And if you know a lot of manga fans, trust me, you have at least one monster girl lover in your circle!

Interviews with Monster Girls 1 is available from Kodansha Comics. Look out for volume 2 in January!


That wraps it up for our gift guide series, and we hope you have plenty of ideas for what to wrap up for your loved ones. All of us at Kodansha Comics wish you a happy and safe holiday, and thank you for helping us make 2016 a great year to read manga!


Check out the whole lists of Kodansha Comics Gift Guide!

Series debuts 9/27: Welcome to the Ballroom, Happiness, The Prince in His Dark Days

It's a special new-release Tuesday, as we've got 3 new series that break the mold making their debuts today (September 27)!

Read the entire first chapter of these new series at the links.


Welcome to the Ballroom by Tomo Takeuchi

Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku’s not the neighborhood watch, though. He’s a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same


Happiness by Shuzo Oshimi

Shuzo Oshimi's (The Flowers of Evil) latest descent into the darkest corridors of teenage dread—with vampires. Nothing interesting in happening in Makoto Ozaki’s first year of high school. HIs life is a series of quiet humiliations: low-grade bullies, unreliable friends, and the constant frustration of his adolescent lust. But one night, a pale, thin girl knocks him to the ground in an alley and offers him a choice. Now everything is different. Daylight is searingly bright. Food tastes awful. And worse than anything is the terrible, consuming thirst. The tiny shames of his old life have been replaced by two towering horrors: the truth of what will slake his awful craving and high school itself.


The Prince in His Dark Days by Hiko Yamanaka

A heartrending modern love story. A drunkard for a father, a household of poverty … For 17-year-old Atsuko, misfortune is all she knows and believes in. Until one day, a chance encounter with Itaru—the wealthy heir of a huge corporation—changes everything. The two look identical, uncannily so. When Itaru curiously goes missing, Atsuko is roped into being his stand-in. There, in his shoes, Atsuko must parade like a prince in a palace. She encounters many new experiences, but at what cost … ?