Animal Manga Sale! featuring Chi’s Sweet Adventures: 15+ digital manga up to 50% off!! (ends 11/25)

We’ve got chibi cats, drifting dragons, wolf boys and everything in between! 

This week 15+ of our animal-themed digital series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Gobble this one up before Thanksgiving though—sale ends November 25th!

~ Kodansha Comics Animal Manga Sale ~
November 19- 25
Click on the featured titles to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Animal Land
Chi’s Sweet Adventures 
Chi’s Sweet Home 
Crocodile Baron 
Drifting Dragons 
Fuku Fuku Kitten Tales
Good Dog, Cerberus! 
Fairy Tail Happy’s Heroic Adventure 
Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
Heaven’s Design Team
Kigurumi Guardians
Princess Jellyfish 
Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice 
She and Her Cat 
Sherlock Bones 
Tokyo Mew Mew 
Tokyo Mew Mew A La Mode
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine  
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary Yon & Mu

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
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!

Battle Manga Sale featuring I’m Standing on A Million Lives + 35 manga series up to 50% off

What’s your weapon of your choice? Superpowers? Martial arts? Mobile suits? Or an entire army?! When it comes to manga with epic battles, you can never be too sure! This week, we’re featuring 35+ manga series with the best fight scenes and put them on discount up to 50% off during the Battle Manga Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 3.)

Wanna see … Battles x Fantasy? 

Wanna see … Battles x Science-Fiction? 

Wanna see … Battles x Martial Arts?

Wanna see … Battles x Romance?

Wanna see Battles x Full-blown War? 

~ Battle Manga Sale  ~
May 28 ~ June 3
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

A.I.C.O Incarnated
All-Rounder Meguru

Ajin: Demi-Human
Boarding School Juliet
Cage of Eden
Devil Survivor
Devils’ Line
Drifting Dragons
Fire Force
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
I’m Standing on A Million Lives
Karate Heat
Kigurumi Guardians
Knights of Sidonia
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Land of the Lustrous
Monster Soul
Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
Ninja Girls
Ninja Slayer Kills!
Pitch-Black Ten
Pumpkin Scissors
Real Account
Tokyo Revengers
UQ Holder!
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Vinland Saga

Manga for Cat Lovers on sale now thru 8/14

Ah, is there anything better than the quality time you spend with your cat and your favorite manga? 

For those of you who are cat lovers out there, we've hand picked the most awesome cats in the world of manga from Kodansha Comics and Vertical just for you–– because CATS. And right now, all of these cuties (?) are on sale up to 50% off on all all our digital book channels: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale ends 8/14. 

Kodansha Comics Cat Manga Digital Sale (August 8-14) 
What kind of cat do you like? Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

She and Her Cat
Chi's Sweet Home
FukuFuku Kitten Tales
Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
Junji Ito's Cat Diary: Yon & Mu


She and Her Cat
By Makoto Shinkai, Tsubasa Yamaguchi

The manga adaptation of anime wizard Makoto Shinkai's (Your Name) short film about a woman who lives alone with her cat—now also an anime television series.

“It was the start of spring. It was raining. That was the day that she brought me home.”

This is the story of Miyu, a woman who lives alone with her cat, Chobi. As Miyu navigates the world of adulthood, she discovers both the freedom and loneliness that come with living independently, and Chobi learns of the outside world through her actions. Time drifts slowly for Miyu and her cat, but the harsh realities of the world soon catch up …

Watch She and Her Cat, the original shortfilm by Makoto Shinkai


Chi's Sweet Home
By Konami Kanata

Chi is a mischievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Overcome with loneliness, she breaks into tears in a large park meadow, where she is rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The little kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada apartment … where pets are strictly not permitted.
Watch Chi's newest CG anime, Chi's Sweet Adventures on Amazon Anime Strike! 



FukuFuku: Kitten Tales 

By Konami Kanata

Konami Kanata's follow up series after Chi's Sweet HomeIt's vignettes in the life of a kitten named Fukufuku and her doting owner, wherein even the most mundane things appear exciting and fresh.









Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai

By Hiroyuki Takei

A new manga from Hiroyuki Takei, the creator of Shaman King!

In medieval Japan, it’s a hard life for a stray cat. Every day is filled with struggles and prejudice, from oppression by fellow cats working for cruel masters to extortion by catnip druglords. But being a stray also means incredible pride and independence. The wandering samurai Norachiyo has no master, though he still wears the telltale bell of a cat who has a “person.” This rogue warrior travels across Japan, protecting the weak and cutting down those who have forgotten the virtues of being a stray—all with unrivaled swordsmanship. Although Norachiyo leaves little trace but his fearsome reputation, this enigmatic warrior has made plenty of enemies who are more than willing to get their claws on his head. Will Norachiyo’s past catch up with him, or can he spend his nine lives in freedom?


Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu

By Junji Ito

Hell-o-kitty! Master of Japanese horror manga Junji Ito presents a series of hissterical tales chronicling his real-life trials and tribulations of becoming a cat owner. Junji Ito, as J-kun, has recently built a new house and has invited his financée, A-ko, to live with him. Little did he know … his blushing bride-to-be has some unexpected company in tow—Yon, a ghastly-looking family cat, and Mu, an adorable Norwegian forest cat. Despite being a dog person, J-kun finds himself purrsuaded by their odd cuteness and thus begins his comedic struggle to gain the affection of his new feline friends.








Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 4: Your New Favorite Shonen

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 IV: Your New Favorite Shonen

Shonen – action filled, fist-pumping adventures full of friendship, fighting, and fun – are almost the daily bread of manga. Even strangers to the otaku world probably have some familiarity with powerhouses like Dragonball. These series can go on…and on, which is amazing for fans, but can leave a huge hole when they do end! Do you have a friend mourning the end of Naruto or Bleach? Do you have a reader in your life who yearns to go on an epic journey? Look no further!


Fire Force (Age 13+)

What’s it about: In an alternate Tokyo, the population lives in fear of a horrifying and seemingly arbitrary phenomenon: spontaneous combustion! When people become “infernals,” the hope of combating the outbreak are firefighters with supernatural gifts, including one rookie, Shinra, with a mysterious power.

Why is it good? If you know a fan of author Atsushi Ohkubo’s breakout hit, Souleater, then Fire Force is a no-brainer. It has the mix of charm, humor, and dark fantasy that made his prior work a new shonen classic. But beyond that, Fire Force is one of the most exciting new shonen titles on the market. Its steampunk-infused world is drawn in stunning detail, and there’s a lot to love, from the quirky dynamics of the firefighting team to learning the secrets of the (very creepy) infernals.

Fire Force volume 1 is available from Kodansha Comics!


Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai (Age 13+)

What’s it about: In medieval Japan, a bell hanging on the collar is a sign that a cat has a master. Norachiyo's bell hangs from his katana sheath, but he is nonetheless a stray – a ronin. This one-eyed cat samurai travels across a dishonest world, cutting through pretense and deception with his blade.

Why is it good? Nekogahara is a fresh take on the classic samurai action genre from Shaman King’s Hiroyuki Takei. Fans of Rurouni Kenshin and wandering warrior stories will feel right at home with Norachiyo…he just happens to be a cat! The feline world of the series adds flair and humor to the story, but it never takes away from the gritty action rendered in a beautiful, brushwork style (including some gorgeous color pages). Nekogahara is perfect for your favorite samurai lover.

Nekogahara volume 1 is available from Kodansha Comics!


UQ Holder! (Age 16+)

What’s it about: Tota Konoe, a normal teenager, is turned into an immortal vampire by his guardian after he is wounding saving her life. She introduces him to UQ Holder, a team of powerful immortals who aim to save the world from a dangerous power.

Why is it good? UQ Holder!, set in the same universe of Ken Akamatsu’s previous hit, Negima!, brings back many of the universe’s lovable characters, and cranks up the action! Akamatsu’s clean design and attention to detail is there, but UQ Holder! pulls out all the stops of a shonen battle manga. It’s a sure bet for fans of Akamatsu and supernatural action, and your lucky giftee will want to devour this series before the anime adaption hits!

UQ Holder! volumes 1-9 are available from Kodansha Comics!


The Seven Deadly Sins (Age 13+)

What’s it about: In the medieval world of Britannia, there is a legend about a group of powerful knights named the Seven Deadly Sins who were defeated years ago. Following rumors that they may be alive, the princess Elizabeth sets out to find these warriors and enlist their help in taking back her kingdom from the corrupt Holy Knights.

Why is it good? The Seven Deadly Sins is one of the best options for someone looking for a new, long-running adventure to sink into. The series puts a spin on Arthurian fantasy with its group of rowdy, smart talking knights who don’t act like your average hero. The camaraderie between protagonist Meliodas and his gang provides plenty of humor on top an epic story full of drama, betrayal, romance, and magic.

Seven Deadly Sins volumes 1-17 are available from Kodansha Comics!


Fairy Tail Master’s Editions (Age 13+)

What’s it about: Teenage wizard Lucy wants to join the most famous (or infamous) guild in the Kingdom of Fiore: Fairy Tail. But this rambunctious and unconventional group may be more than she bargained for! Join Lucy, hot-headed fire wizard Natsu, stoic knight Erza, and a huge cast of eccentric characters as they deal with magical problems their own way.

Why is it good? Fairy Tail has held its place in the shonen pantheon for 10 years now, racking up almost 60 volumes, a hit anime, and plenty of spin-offs. It’s a wildly fun and satisfying series for any adventure and fantasy lover, but it can be intimidating to jump into such a big pool! That’s why we have a big book that makes the perfect starting point and gift: the Fairy Tail Master’s Edition contains five volumes in one large omnibus – at a small price.

Fairy Tail Master’s Edition volumes 1-3 are available now. Individual volumes 1-57 also available from Kodansha Comics!



Now that you have plenty of magical ideas to send your friends and family on new adventures, what do get for the reader who prefers a little more real-life drama? Next week, we’ll share titles about love, life, and coming-of-age that will satisfy anyone in need of some feels. You might want to give a tissue box alongside some of these!

Next week will be the last installment of Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for this year!