Our Strange Love Sale

Haven’t had enough of love? Time to broaden your horizons with some supernaturally strange romance!

We’re officially beyond the designated day of love, but our celebration doesn’t stop there. Now we ask you to search your heart as well as the ocean, mystical forests, and even the grave to experience the wonderfully weird romances featured in the Our Strange Love digital manga sale!

Right now you can take up to 50% off such strange tales as the lycanthrope love fest of, That Wolf-Boy is Mine. If you’re more about Team Vampire, then you won’t want to miss the action-packed vampire bodyguard romance, The Honey-blood Beauty & Her Vampire. For love fresh from the sea check out the hilarious fish out of water series, Peach Mermaid. Now’s also your chance to dive deep into the newly completed monster battle romance of Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite!

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 the body-swapping duo Chika and Azu from Star⇄Crossed!!, as well as the handsomely beautiful couple from In the Clear Moonlit Dusk.

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 Our Strange Love digital manga sale happening at select digital retailers including Bookwalker, Kindle, Google Play, Nook, izneo and MyAnimeList

Sale ends Monday, February 28th! 

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

Suit up & Save during the Kodansha Costume Party digital manga sale! (Ends 11/02)

Spoopy good savings for the scariest season!

Are you missing the Halloween party scene this year? Well we’re throwing a costume party that’s to DIE for full of witches, vampires, werewolves and… students?! Some of your favorite manga heroes are suiting up (or changing skins in some cases) for the Kodansha Costume Party digital manga sale, where we’re making ALL volume 1st 99¢ and select title up to 50% off after that!

That’s right! Now you can mingle amongst the magic users of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, read the daring deeds of the plushy protectors in Kigurumi Guardians, howl at the moon and fall in love with the cuties from That Wolf-Boy Is Mine, walk amongst the children of the night in Vampire Dormitory, and even hide in plain sight with the recently released hidden identity series My Best (♀) Butler! There’s plenty of stories to try on and test the fit, all for a price that’s no trick, and all treat!

Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to sample every volume 1 for only 99¢ and up to 50% off select volumes after that: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from October 20 – November 2nd!

 

~Kodansha Costume Party Digital Manga Sale ~

October 20 – November 2nd

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:

Kigurumi Guardians (Vols. 1-2)

Sale also includes:

Beauty Bunny (Vols. 1-4)
Complex Age (Vols. 1-3)
Cosplay Animal (Vols. 1-7)
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Vols. 1-10)
Flying Witch (Vols. 1-4)
Kiss Him Not Me (Vols. 1-7)
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness (Vols. 1-2)
Liar X Liar (Vols. 1-5)
Our Fake Marriage (Vols. 1-2)
Kounodori: Dr. Stork (Vols. 1-9)
Kamikamikaeshi (Vols. 1-4)
Maga-tsuki (Vols. 1-7)
Magical Sempai (Vols. 1-3)
Men’s Life —Her Secret Life in The Boys’ Dormitory— (Vols. 1-2)
My Best (♀) Butler (Vols. 1)
My Boyfriend in Orange (Vols. 1-5)
Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice (Vols. 1-2)
Tokyo Mew Mew (Vols. 1-2)
To Your Eternity (Vols. 1-6)
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine! (Vols. 1-2)
The Dorm of Love and Secrets (Vols. 1-2)
The Prince in His Dark Days (Vols. 1-2)
The Wizard and His Fairy (Vols. 1)
Until the Full Moon (Vols. 1)
Vampire Dormitory (Vols. 1-2)
Yamada-Kun and The Seven Witches (Vols. 1-11)

Yozakura Quartet (Vols. 1-13)
Yuri is my Job (Vols. 1-3)

Add some magic in your life with the Magical Girls Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 7/20)

Save on magical manga including the 2020 Eisner Award-nominated Witch Hat Atelier 

Now more than ever we all could use a bit more magic in our lives! So to help we’ve decided to spotlight and offer a wonderful sampling of Kodansha Comics Magical Girl manga for up to 50% off!

That’s right, you too can add a bit of sparkle to your digital manga library with the Eisner Award-nominated fantasy adventure, Witch Hat Atelier, the steam-punk magical girl series Clockwork Planet, the adorable mahou shojo classic Tokyo Mew Mew, and even the anime-inspiring Yamada-kun and Seven Witches

Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to save up to 50% off select Magical Girl manga: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from July 14 to July 20!

 

~Magical Girls Digital Manga Sales! ~
July 14 – 20
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:
2020 Eisner Award-Nominated


Witch Hat Atelier (Vols. 1-5)

Sale also includes:
Amefurashi (Vols. 1-2)
Clockwork Planet (Vols. 1-10)
FAIRY TAIL Blue Mistral (Vols. 1-4)
Interview with the Monster Girls (Vols. 1-7)
Kamikamikaeshi (Vols. 1-8)
Magatsuki (Vols. 1-13)
Magical Sempai (Vols.1-6)
Peach Mermaid (Vols.1-3)
Tokyo Mew Mew (Omnibus  1-3)
Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode (Omnibus 1
Unlimited Fafnir (Vols. 1-3)
Yamada-kun and Seven Witches (Vols. 1-11)

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

Creator Spotlight Sale! Ema Toyama & Taamo titles up to 50% off on digital!

This week we’re celebrating our “new shojo manga every week” digital-firsts and the debut of our two newest series, Vampire Dormitory (whose Volume 1 debuted last week) and Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-Be (which debuts TODAY), with a dual Creator Spotlight Sale! That’s right, we’re putting all the other series created by the awesome Ema Toyama and Taamo on sale! The promo is happening at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends on September 2.


Two great new shojo manga, Vampire Dormitory and Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-Be, just debuted as digital-firsts! Click on the covers and read Chapter 1 free!

Kodansha Comics Creator Spotlight Sale! 
August 27~September 2

Ema Toyama works featured in this sale:

 

Taamo titles featured in this sale:

Ema Toyama is an award-winning manga creator whose works are full of attractive girls and boys, bounded by the power of secrets! In her first long-running breakthrough series, Missions of Love, the high school girl with the heart of an “ice queen” appoints the popular, yet black-hearted student body president to be her sim-boyfriend … all for the sake of research for her novel! If you are into complicated love stories check out more of her works!

Taamo is just one of the many “hidden gem” creators. Her first work, House of the Sun, is the moving account of a young woman who reconnects with a childhood friend as she puts together the pieces of her life following her parents’ broken marriage. Her follow up work, I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World, is about a girl who’s always seen herself as the negative to her twin sister’s beautiful photograph, and the handsome boy who just won’t give up on her. Not too many creators tackles the subtle yet complex relationships around a family like Taamo does. If you’ve liked one of her works, you’ll probably like the other one too!

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!

 

 

Post-Valentine’s Day! Love Is a Battlefield Sale! 60+ romance manga with a twist up to 50% off on digital

Post-Valentine’s Day! Love Is a Battlefield Sale!
Congratulations, you’ve survived Valentine’s Day, again. But let’s be real: romance doesn’t begin or end on February 14, in real life—or in manga! In fact the so-called most romantic day of the year might just be the prelude to one wild emotional rollercoaster ride. And as well-read fans of Kodansha Comics’s extensive romance-manga lineup know, love can be as tough as or tougher than any battle in shonen manga.

So, to get you through to next year’s Valentine’s Day, at least as far as manga is concerned, this week we’ve selected a massive 60+ romance manga series with a twist, and put them at 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. (Sale ends February 25.)

~ Love Is A Battlefield Sale  ~
February 19-25
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

FUNNY!
Aho-Girl
Boarding School Juliet
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Hotaru’s Way
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
Kiss Him, Not Me
Lovesick Ellie
Magical Sempai
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Princess Jellyfish
The Prince’s Romance Gambit
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Tsuredure Children
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

CUTE!
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Beauty Bunny
Can I Kiss You Every Day?
Kigurumi Guardians
A Kiss, For Real
Kamikamikaeshi
Love and Lies
Love’s Reach
Our Precious Conversations
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
Waiting for Spring

That Wolf-Boy in Mine!
You Got Me, Sempai

TEARJERKER!
House of the Sun
Drowning Love
Kira-kun Today
Perfect World
Real Girl
Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
Your Lie in April
A Silent Voice
I Am Here!

TROUBLESOME (BUT HANDSOME)!
Beware the Kamiki Brothers
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight
LDK
Living Room Matsunaga-san
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
My Little Monster
Peach Girl
Peach Girl Next
The Prince’s Black Poison
Say I Love You.
A Springtime with Ninjas
The Walls Between Us
Liar x Liar

SAUCY!
Ao-chan Can’t Study!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Cosplay Animal
Domestic Girlfriend
Gakuen Prince
Kakafukaka
Missions of Love
Moteki
Peach Heaven
Peach Mermaid
 

Happily ever after … ? Hope ya found the kind of love you were looking for!

KC 4 ALL SALE: Debuting Good Dog, Cerberus! + 15 manga for all ages

KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages!
As we’ve announced at AnimeNYC 2018, Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALL 
starting November 20, where we’ll be releasing 4 new and unique digital-first manga that we’d recommend to readers of any age—because they are too funny, too epic, and just too good! (See the full roster below.)

To kick off the campaign, we’ve handpicked 16 manga series for just anybody who loves comics and put them on discount up to 50% off during the KC 4 ALL Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. (Sale ends November 26.)  


~ KC 4 ALL Sale  ~
November 20 ~ November 26
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Good Dog, Cerberus! — DEBUT!
A Silent Voice
Chi’s Sweet Home

Chi’s Sweet Adventure
CITY

Drifting Dragons
Flying Witch
Fukufuku Kitten Tales

Heaven’s Design Team
Karate Heat
Kamikamikaeshi
Sharlock Bones
Shugo Chara
To Your Eternity
Tokyo Mewmew
Your Lie in April


Debuts November 20! Good Dog, Cerberus! by Moha Arimura

Cerberus—the guard dog of the underworld—is a clumsy puppy who can’t do his job. Although Cerberus is constantly causing trouble for his master, Hades, he is always forgiven for being just so darn cute. So goes this wonderfully fluffy tale of life in the underworld. This heartwarming full-color comic is a must-see for all the dog-lovers out there!

Good Dog, Cerberus! on sale at debut during the KC 4 ALL Sale (ends November 26.)
Check out free chapter 1 preview here

 

 


Debuts November 27! Blissful Land by Ichimon Izumi
Khang Zhipa is a 13-year-old doctor’s apprentice living in a mountain village in 18th-century Tibet. One day, when he gets back from collecting medicinal herbs, he finds a bride-to-be and her wedding party will be resting at his home for the night. The bride’s name is Moshi Rati and it turns out she’s actually Khang Zhipa’s fiancee from another land, here to stay! Enjoy this heartwarming slice-of-life tale woven by a kind-hearted boy and his mysterious bride.

 

 

 

 


Debuts December 4! Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice by Ichimon Izumi
In this richly imagined forest-world, peopled by beasts, humans, and hunters, the legendary red-haired hunter, nicknamed “Red Riding Hood,” encounters a strange girl, half-human, half-beast. Despite being barely able to communicate, the two forge a bond and Red Riding Hood takes on a new apprentice. Join them on their journey as they overcome the walls between them, despite belonging to different species, and learn to survive in a sometimes scary, always magical fantasy universe.

 

 

 



Debuts December 11! Crocodile Baron by Takuya Okada
His name is Alfred J. Donson, novelist and crocodile. Together with his very good friend (who is a rabbit), he undertakes gentlemanly adventures in culinary excellence throughout Japan, encountering other intriguing denizens of the animal kingdom along the way. With delightfully drawn talking-animal characters, Crocodile Baron demonstrates the absolute importance of good taste and that sometimes it takes an animal to show us how to be truly civilized!

 

 

 

 

 

Found a new manga series that you like? Recommend it to your friends and siblings too! 

 

Announcing: June digital-first debuts!

Continuing to launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week—we kick off 4 new manga series in June, with a diverse offering for the month, including a new girls’ fantasy series by best-selling shojo mangaka Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions), a sophisticated timeslip romance, an earnest boys’ junior high-school karate manga, and an outrageous “private tutor” comedy.

Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. Starting with Chika’s Those Summer Days on June 5, this month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook:


~ Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for free ~

Those Summer Days (debuting June 5), Chika’s timeslip romance about a legal secretary and a businessman who get a second chance when they travel back in time to that fateful summer day in high school (Japanese title: Ano natsu);

Kamikamikaeshi (debuting June 12), new fantasy manga by shojo hit-machine Ema Toyama (Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions), about Shinto gods living in one young girl’s … hair!?

Karate Heat (debuting June 19), Eiichi Kitano’s fun-filled saga of friendship and competition in the Kawasaki Ukishima Junior High School Karate Club! (Japanese title: Tenohira no netsu wo);

The Quintessential Quintuplets (debuting June 26), Negi Haruba’s screwball comedy about Futaro, a private tutor who gets stuck with five gorgeous, troublemaking quintuplets for students (Japanese title: Gotoubun no hanayome) ;

More information about Kodansha Comics’s “digital-first” initiative can be found here.

Media: Download the official press kit here