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!

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!

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

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! 

 

New digital-first manga revealed every other week this Holiday Season!

The holiday season is officially on, and we want to celebrate it with you! That's why starting this week, and for the whole month of December, Kodansha Comics will be introducing new digital-first titles every other Tuesday!

To keep up with the new title announcement, stay tuned our Twitter account (@KodanshaUSA), or check back on this page on 12/5, 12/19, and 12/26. We'll give you the first look of the new series, plus first dibs on the deals too! 

December 26 announcement 

My Boyfriend in Orange by Non Tamashima

Hot firemen, now in the world of shojo manga! High school student Moe has moved to a new town after the death of her father. Moe’s already having enough trouble fitting into her new class as it is, so she’s totally mortified when she ends up being “rescued” by local firefighter Kyosuke during a fire drill … in front of all the kids at school. But the embarrassing incident might be a blessing in disguise, because gruff-but-kind Kyosuke gives Moe the courage she needs to leap out of her comfort zone as she aims to leave her loner days behind. Not to mention she’s soon falling head over heels for him … !

 

Pitch-Black Ten by Kenshiro Sakamoto

The peaceful Land of the Rising Sun is suddenly attacked by disciples of the Lunar Religion called Missionaries. They preach that people can find happiness only through death as they begin their unholy holocaust. Meanwhile, in a small village, a girl named Momo works as a school teacher when a mysterious boy shows up at her feet one day. He doesn’t remember his own name or anything about his family, so Momo names him “Ten” and invites him into her home to live with her. But what will happen when the shadow of the Missionaries falls on her once peaceful village?

 

December 19 announcement

 

The Prince's Black Poison by Jun Yuzuki

Rizu's childhood friend Souta-kun has always been super cute but also just a little helpless, so she's taken it upon herself to take care of him. Little does she know, that Souta-kun is only a facade! No scheme is too extravagant—Souta-kun will stop at nothing to keep her to himself. From the creator of Gakuen Prince and Rose & Wolf, Jun Yuzuki's newest work: a love story about a cute but cunning childhood friend!
 

Living-Room Matsunaga-san by Keiko Iwashita

Forget the familiar: circumstances wrest high schooler Meeko from an ordinary family life to her uncle's boarding house, where she must learn to live with housework and … rather unusual adult housemates. What's more, the oldest of the bunch, Matsunaga-san, is a little scary … but also always looks out for her! Presenting the first volume of Keiko Iwashita's boarding-house love story!

 

December 5 announcement 

Ayanashi by Yukihiro Kajimoto

Humanity has been driven underground to live like moles, hiding from fearsome monsters which roam the surface. The monsters are impervious to every sort of weapon known to man. The only ones with the power to defeat them … are the Ayanashi.

One day, in one such underground city, a pair of siblings encounter a mysterious boy covered in wounds. The boy introduces himself as Holo, and in the following days slowly opens up to the pair … until a monster from the surface descends upon the city, laying waste to everything in its path. Holo stands to face the threat, brandishing a flaming short sword attached to his right arm. And so, the story of bringing light back to a world of everlasting darkness begins.

 

Drifting Dragons by Taku Kuwabara

The draking vessel Quin Zaza soars through the skies, hunting dragons that hide in the clouds. A single big catch means full coffers and all the meat they can eat, while failure means an empty wallet and an even emptier stomach. Join us as we log the crew’s grand adventures, chasing dreams of the sky, dragons, and gourmet cooking!
 

November 28 releases

Lovesick Ellie by Fujimomo

Eriko Ichimura spends her high school days in complete obscurity. Her sole hobby is staring at handsome, smooth-spoken Akira "Omi-kun" Ohmi, and tweeting her daily fantasies under the screen-name "Lovesick Ellie." One fateful day, she accidentally bears witness to Omi-kun's true self—and if that weren't enough, he sees her mortifying Twitter, too! Follow along with a plain, perverted girl, a two-faced boy, and their curious romance! 

 

My Brother the Shut-In by Kinoko Higurashi

Every family has its share of problems, be they big or small. Shino Tadokoro has the perfect high school life, full of romance and friendship. Her biggest problem is her shut-in brother Tamotsu. She stubbornly keeps his existence a secret, telling even her closest friends that she is an only child. Completely oblivious to Shino's concerns, Tamotsu suddenly declares that he is giving up the shut-in lifestyle. Is there still time? The curtain rises on a tale of family reconstruction!

 

Kodansha Comics at Anime NYC: license announcements updated 11/19

Going to Anime NYC? Kodansha Comics is exclited to join this new anime convention in our hometown!

Kodansha Comics Booth #416 
Come and check out pre-streets and new release books and exclusive products at the Kodansha Comics booth (#416)! 

Kodansha Comics Manga Announcement Panel
We've got a slew of reveals for new manga coming in 2018! Plus, a chance to ask your questions to our editorial and publishing team and free books, art cards, and other goodies straight from Japan!

Date Saturday, November 18
Time 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Location Panel Room 1

Vertical Comics Industry Panel
The publisher that brings you the Monogatari series, Chi’s Sweet Home, and nichijou will be making special announcements and reveal brand-new titles for 2018! Plus Q&A andsome special giveaways!

Date Sunday, November 19
Time Noon- 12:45 p.m.
Location Panel Room 3

Can't make it to the show? 
Don't worry! Check back on this page for the updates on our panel announcements! 

See you there!

 

Update 11/18: Kodansha Comics made new announcements at Anime NYC today!

Attack on Titan Season 1: Part 1 and Part 2 manga box sets
coming April 2018
four volumes each
includes exclusive bonus items


Golosseum by Yasushi Baba
Coming Spring 2018
Scientists discover a new material that renders people immune to all existing weapons. But these “peacemakers” instead transform world war into a martial-arts free-for-all! Rasputin plots with Russian President Putinov to control the global supply. Opposing them are the unstoppable Axe Bogan under American President Billary Quintone and a slew of other muscular heroes!

Two shojo digital-firsts debuting November 28!

Lovesick Ellie by Fujimomo
Eriko Ichimura spends her high school days in complete obscurity. Her sole hobby is staring at handsome, smooth-spoken Akira "Omi-kun" Ohmi, and tweeting her daily fantasies under the screen-name "Lovesick Ellie." One fateful day, she accidentally bears witness to Omi-kun's true self—and if that weren't enough, he sees her mortifying Twitter, too! Follow along with a plain, perverted girl, a two-faced boy, and their curious romance!

My Brother the Shut-In by Kinoko Higure
Every family has its share of problems, be they big or small. Shino Tadokoro has the perfect high school life, full of romance and friendship. Her biggest problem is her shut-in brother Tamotsu. She stubbornly keeps his existence a secret, telling even her closest friends that she is an only child. Completely oblivious to Shino's concerns, Tamotsu suddenly declares that he is giving up the shut-in lifestyle. Is there still time? The curtain rises on a tale of family reconstruction!

 

Update 11/19: Vertical Comics made new announcements at Anime NYC today!

APOSIMZ by Tsutomu Nihei
From acclaimed master mangaka Tsutomu Nihei, the creator behind BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia, comes his newest science-fiiction epic, APOSIMZ. The 200,000 KM diameter artificial celestial body of APOSIMZ: most of its volume is its core space, which is covered by a superstructural shell. Fifty centuries ago, the people who lost a war against the core lost their right to reside legitimately in APOSIMZ and were left behind on the extremely cold surface. They face the spreading Frame disease and aggressive automatons which appear frequently on the ruins level. Even so, somehow people survive.


Print edition releasing Fall 2018!
Ongoing series now available as simulpub on comiXology and Kindle!

 

Updates 11/20: Here's the recap of Kodansha Comics Spring-Summer 2018 new licensing announcements from NYCC 2017: 


Again!! by Mitsurou Kubo 
Coming February 2018 
Kinichiro Imamura isn’t a bad guy, really, but on the first day of high school his narrow eyes and bleached blonde hair made him look so shifty that his classmates assumed the worst.  Three years later, without any friends or fond memories, he isn’t exactly feeling bittersweet about graduation. But after an accidental fall down a flight of stairs, Kinichiro wakes up three years in the past… on the first day of high school! Has he really gone back in time, or is this just a crazy dream? An encounter with an awkwardly eccentric fellow student might give Kinichiro the chance to live a different version of his dull high school life – if he can just bring himself to seize the chance…
From the co-creator of Yuri!!! on Ice!


Tokyo Tarareba Girls by Akiko Higashimura
Available now digital-first & Coming in print June 2018
Rinko has done everything right. She’s hustled her whole life, got a job right out of college, and is doing everything she can to make it as a screenwriter. Everything should all have gone according to plan… So at 33, she can’t help but lament over the fact that her career’s plateaued, she’s still painfully single, and spends most of her nights drinking with her two best friends in their favorite pub. One night, in a booze-fueled delusion, Rinko swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020. But finding a man – or love – may be a cutthroat, dirty job for a romantic at heart!
A sharp new comedy about female friendship from the creator of Princess Jellyfish!


Grand Blue Dreaming by Kenji Inoue & Kimitake Yoshioka
Available now digital-first & coming July 2018
After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!