June Pride Sale!

We’re excited to ring in Pride this June by spotlighting some of our favorite LGBTQ+ manga, and offering a fabulous discount to boot!

That’s right! Now you can take up to 50% off some of our most romantic, exciting, and hilarious LGBTQ-themed stories including the featured ballroom drama 10 Dance. For a musical coming-of-age lesbian romance look no further than Whisper Me A Love Song. If you still want your fantasy battle manga but gay, dive into Loveless. Or if you want a calm, cute & food-filled gay romance sample What Did You Eat Yesterday.

And though this story is not featured in the sale we still wanted to spotlight a truly amazing recent release perfect for Pride. Be sure to check out the fashion forward trans coming-of-age series, Boys Run the Riot, created by trans masculine mangaka Keito Gaku!

Click the cover to read the 1st chapter FREE!

Though the feeling of Pride is forever, this sale sale unfortunately is not. 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 June 1st to June 7th!

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Check out below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series, 10 Dance!

See What’s On Sale: Discover LGBTQ+ Manga

It’s no secret, you’ll save tons on this Double Life Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 3/23)

Have you ever held a secret in your heart? One so deep it was almost like it was being held by another you? You’re not alone! Whether it’s heroes or villains, all the protagonists in the Double Life Digital Manga Sale lead dual lives that force them to keep secrets – sometimes for good and sometimes for EVIL! Now you can follow the secret lives of heroes struggling to keep their powers hidden like in Gleipnir or Inuyashiki, lovers looking to keep their crushes and interests quiet like in Lovesick Ellie or Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otakuand even a villain or two trying to keep from getting caught like in Kasane. So many kinds of secrets can be revealed to you now at an amazing price!

Take up to 50% off all volume of the series listed below by visiting our participating digital partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale runs from March 17, until March 23.

 

~ Double Life Digital Manga Sale! ~
March 17-23
Click on the featured titles for more info or to read Chapter 1s FREE!

1122: For a Happy Marriage
A Kiss, For Real
Ajin: Demi-Human
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Arisa
Bloody Monday
Deathtopia
Devils’ Line
The Full Time Wife Escapist
Gleipnir
Guilty
Happiness
If I Could Reach You
Inuyashiki
Kasane
Kigurumi Guardians
Kiss Him, Not Me!
The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor
Liar x Liar
Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment
Lovesick Ellie
Mardock Scramble
My Boss’s Kitten
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Our Fake Marriage
Parasyte
Peach Heaven
The Prince’s Black Poison
The Prince in His Dark Days
Real Account
Saint Young Men
Sankarea
Shugo Chara!
The Dorm of Love and Secrets
Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus
Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode Omnibus
Vampire Dormitory
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

And be sure to check-out the debut of an ALL-NEW double life series
Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition By Kouji Kumeta

Read the first chapter FREE by clicking on the cover!

 

 

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

BL & Yuri Sale featuring If I Could Reach You: all digital up to 50% off! (ends 11/4)

It’s that dreamy autumn season again. What better time to fall in love with one of our exquisite BL and yuri titles? This week check out our expanding collection of BL and yuri with the BL & Yuri Digital Sale, with up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books,BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play,  Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends November 4th.

~ Kodansha Comics BL & Yuri Sale  ~
October 29- November 4
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Our BL and Yuri series available in digital or print:

And from our digital-first collection:

 

… and for those who like their manga in print, there’s more! Don’t forget to go to your local Books-A-Million bookstore this holiday season and fill in those holes in your manga collection or to just get that missing volume:

From now until December 30th, buy any 2 Kodansha Comics or Vertical manga, and you’ll get the 3rd manga FREE!  

 

Historical Manga Sale! 10+ digital series up to 50% off!

Yeah, maybe it wasn’t your strongest subject in school, but history in manga form is way more fun than in a textbook! Now that the summer is in the past (hah) grab some hot cider, curl up in your favorite reading nook, and enjoy this curated selection of historical manga titles, each up to 50% off!

This week 10+ of our historical manga series are now up to 50% off on digital at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends September 23!

Speaking of history … We’ve all got our romantic histories. Highs and lows, crushes, unrequited love … So what’s highschooler Uta to do when her first crush and childhood friend becomes her sister-in-law? Get the debut volume of the heart-wrenching yuri manga If I Could Reach You out September 17—TODAY!

Click on the cover and read Chapter 1 FREE!

~ Historical Manga Sale ~
September 17-24

Click on the cover or links to read Chapter 1s for FREE!

Altair: A Record of Battles
Basilisk
Blissful Land
Frau Faust 
The Ghost and the Lady
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Magus of the Library
Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
Vinland Saga
The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls

… and for those of you who prefer your manga in print: From now until September 22, our friends at Indigo are hosting a historically great sale at their online store …  all physical Kodansha Comics titles 40% off!

Fall 2019 New Licensing Announcements from Kodansha Comics + Vertical

Let’s get right down to it: this Wednesday March 13, Kodansha Comics and Vertical Inc. are bringing you a fresh batch of announcements of the newly licensed titles for Fall 2019. Even better, you don’t have to go anywhere to get the scoop, because this time we’ll be breaking the news right here on KodanshaComics.com and our social media channels!

So tune in by following us on Twitter, going to our Facebook event page, or just checking back on this page on Wednesday, March 13 at Noon Pacific Time.

 

… and here’s the new licensing announcements for Fall 2019!

Coming this Fall from Vertical 

Bakemonogatari (manga) by NISIOISIN and Oh! Great
From the bestselling novel series by renowned author NISIOISIN, comes the manga adaptation of the MONOGATARI Series with fabulous artwork by manga legend Oh! Great, best known for his manga Tenjho Tenge and Air Gear, as well as the artwork for Biorg Trinity and character designs for Tekken 5, Tekken 6, and Soul Calibur IV. One day, high-school student Koyomi Araragi catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara when she trips. But—much to his surprise—she doesn’t weigh anything. At all. She says an encounter with a so-called “crab” took away all her weight … Monsters have been here since the beginning. Always. Everywhere. On sale October 2019!

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose Resurrection at Nineteen (novel) by Takaya Kagami
Guren Ichinose has sinned. He broke the taboo on human resurrection. He tried to bring back his fallen friends and family with the Seraph of the End experiment. Now humanity once again faces destruction. The only survivors are demons and children. With the human population less than a tenth of what it was, monsters multiply across the earth and vampires hunt humans as prey. But the humans that remain cling on to the hope that the world will be restored. Keeping the knowledge of his crime to himself, Guren Ichinose must take a step forward once more. On sale December 2019!

Hanging High School (Zaregoto Series book #3 novel) by NISIOISIN
The mission is: save the girl! The tragedy I saw at school: in order to get along well with someone you don’t know, there is one promise you have to keep. That is, you must have feelings of friendship towards the other person. In other words, it is not possible to get along well with someone you don’t know. No; to begin with, even the desire to get along with someone you don’t know is a bit off the beaten path, don’t you think?

This June, an honest person who doesn’t like pipe dreams, who physiologically simply cannot allow even one contradiction to stand—namely, me—was dragged by the Most Powerful Entrepreneur In the World, Jun Aikawa, to the renowned private all-girls Sumiyuri Academy. And there was no point in me protesting.

The incident happened at the academy. You could say I was dragged into it, or that I leapt into the whirlpool. Well, whatever you say, however you explain it, there definitely isn’t any meaning in it. Everything that happened, after all, is nothing but nonsense—

The 3rd volume in the popular Zaregoto series, continuing the adventures of “I,” the anonymous Nonsense User. On sale September 2019! 

Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love by Makoto Shinkai and Arata Kanoh
From award winning director Makoto Shinkai, comes a new novel of the romantic science-fiction tale Voices of a Distant Star.
This novel gives readers more insight into Mikako and Noboru’s relationship, seeing their true thoughts and intentions, filling in many gaps into things that were previously left unanswered in the manga. Fans of the original series will again be immersed in the beautiful world of Voices of a Distant Star. A must have for Shinkai fans! On sale July 2019! Preorder now! 

Colorful Dreams by VOFAN
From VOFAN, the star illustrator of the MONOGATARI Series (novels) written by NISIOISIN, comes a full color artbook of his best personal (noncommercial) works.
Previously only published in Taiwan, this new edition will be updated with a brand new cover art, new artwork added and an extended interview with VOFAN. On sale October 2019! Preorder now! 

Monogatari Series Box Set Season 2 by NISIOISIN
From the popular MONOGATARI series comes the second season of the novels in a beautiful new box set. The limited edition box set features brand new artwork from VOFAN and some extras. Books included in the special limited edition box set will be:

  1. Nekomonogatari White
  2. Kabukimonogatari
  3. Hanamonogatari
  4. Otorimonogatari
  5. Onimonogatari
  6. Koimonogatari

On sale December 2019!

 

Coming this Fall from Kodansha Comics

Cells at Work! Code Black by Shigemitsu Harada and Issei Hatsuyoshiya, based on the manga series by Akane Shimizu
In this new spinoff of the hit manga, a newbie Red Blood Cell is one of 37 trillion working to keep this body running. But something’s wrong! Stress hormones keep yelling at him to go faster. The blood vessels are crusted over with cholesterol. Ulcers, fatty liver, trouble (ahem) downstairs … It’s hard for a cell to keep working when every day is a CODE BLACK! The manga and anime Cells at Work! showed you what happens when a young, healthy body gets in trouble … but what if the body wasn’t so young and was never very healthy? This new take stars a fresh-faced Red Blood Cell and his friend, the buxom White Blood Cell, as they struggle to keep themselves and their world together through alcoholism, smoking, erectile dysfunction, athlete’s foot, gout … it’s literal body horror! Surgeon General’s warning: only for cells 18 years and up! On sale Summer 2019!

Drifting Dragons by Taku Kuwabara
The digital-first hit comes to print! Take to the skies with the scrappy crew of the airship Quin Zaza, as they hunt the fantastical giants that rule the skies of their world … DRAGONS! The daily routine aboard an airborne draking vessel springs to vivid life in this exquisitely crafted tale in the tradition of the lush, transporting fantasy of Hayao Miyazaki. Part travelogue, part imaginary cookbook, and part otherworldly slice of life, Drifting Dragons tells the stories of the Quin Zaza and the colorful band of misfits that makes up her crew. On sale Holiday 2019!

Granblue Fantasy by cocho and Makoto Fuugetsu; created by Cygame
The manga based on the acclaimed RPG, from the designers of gaming classics Final Fantasy V/VI/IX. Don’t wait for Granblue Fantasy: Relink to return to the world of Granblue! Ever since his father ran off in search of the mystical island in the sky, Estalucia, Gran has lived alone. Until one day, a girl named Lyria makes a daring escape from the army, ending in an airship falling off a cliff, and squashing Gran! When he comes to, he’s back in one piece, but he’s forced to join Lyria on the run. The entire world seems to be after the mysterious powers she used to revive him! On sale Fall 2019!

If I Could Reach You by tMnR
In this heartwrenching new yuri manga, a teenage girl comes to terms with her own sexuality through her crush on her brother’s wife. Kodansha Comics’s followup to our first yuri title that started in January, Yuri Is My Job! Hopelessly in love, high schooler Uta must navigate living with her brother and Kaoru, her crush … and sister-in-law. Desperate to get over her unrequited feelings, Uta pulls away, but when the cracks in her brother’s marriage begin to show, Kaoru begins to confide in her new teenage sister, which just makes matters worse! On sale Fall 2019!

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest by Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda
A wizard’s job is never done! Get fired up for the official sequel to Fairy Tail, with story and layouts by original creator Hiro Mashima himself. Natsu, Lucy, Happy, Erza, and the whole Fairy Tail guild are back in action! And they’ve decided to tackle the “100 Years Quest”—a job no one’s dared take on since the founding of the guild more than a century ago. A mysterious town, a baffling spirit, a ghastly new enemy … and a brand-new continent to explore. When you’re with real friends, the adventures never stop! On sale Summer 2019! 

 

Fairy Tail Box Sets by Hiro Mashima
Your instant Fairy Tail manga collection! Stylish box includes Volumes 1-11 of the magical shonen adventure that became an anime megahit, plus a special bonus item. Two more sets will follow each year! Lucy is a young, rebellious celestial wizard with a dream: to join Fairy Tail, the world’s most rambunctious and powerful magical guild! When she happens to meet one of Fairy Tail’s top wizards, he turns out to be not quite what she expected: a slob traveling with a flying cat. But the promise of adventure is real, and together they escape from pirates and a devious magician! Their next task: to steal a book from the evil wizard-killing Duke Everlue, and outsmart his death trap. Eccentric new friends join along the way in this lushly-drawn modern classic! Box Set 1 goes on sale Fall 2019!

 

Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Edition by CLAMP
This limited-edition hardcover box set contains the complete first arc of CLAMP’s classic Magic Knight Rayearth, with a new translation, new designs, and a color art book, all at a super-large size, with a stunning three-way lenticular print. The centerpiece of any CLAMP collection! The tale of three Tokyo teenagers who cross through a magical portal and become the champions of another world is a modern manga classic. This box set includes three volumes of manga covering the entire first series of Magic Knight Rayearth, plus the series’s super-rare full-color art book companion, all printed at a larger size than ever before, on premium paper featuring a newly-revised translation and lettering, and exquisite foil-stamped covers. A strictly limited edition, this will be gone in a flash! Box Set 1 goes on sale Holiday 2019!

 

That wraps up our Fall 2019 announcements! 
If you have friends who love manga, make sure to share the news with them!