Throwback Thursday: Parasyte. All digital volumes up 50% off! Ends 5/21

Read the manga AND watch the anime!

Just in time for the Netflix debut of Parasyte: The Maxim we’re giving fans the opportunity to return to the classic sci-fi body horror manga Parasyte at a cost that leaves you with plenty extra cash to start building your alien invasion bunker!

In this David Cronenberg-esque invasion story, Shinichi Izumi is your average high-schooler with, average problems like homework, and crushes. But when an alien attempting to hijack Shinichi’s body only gets as far as his right hand, Shinichi and his new alien counterpart unwittingly become involved in an extraterrestrial plot to take over humanity from the inside out. Can man an alien work together to fight against forces that only want humanity as a food source? Find out in this taught 8-volume series filled with intense fights, horrific humanoid monsters, and staggering emotional stakes.

Visit our participating digital vendors to save up to 50% off on all 8 volumes of the epic Parasyte series: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from May 14, until May 20!


Parasyte, Volume 1: SILENT INVASION
By Hitoshi Iwaaki

They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade—and take control of—a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret—except an ordinary high school student. Shin is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?

“Gives the phrase ‘talk to the hand’ a whole new meaning. Alien spores roughly the size of tennis balls fall to earth one night; from within crawl sluglike creatures that burrow their way into the brains of humans, effectively killing them and taking over their bodies … Violence is graphic and often shocking, depicted in a style reminiscent of western comics and H.R. Giger. The ordinary nature of the rest of the illustration gives the whole book an unsettling edge, a sort of subliminal ‘it could happen anywhere’ vibe. A cult favorite manga.” —Publishers Weekly





Curious to explore more of this terrifying world? Be sure to also check out the two shojo and shonen-themed anthology tribute series Neo-Parasyte:


By Ema Toyama, Hikaru Suruga, Renjuro Kindaichi, Lalako Kojima, Hitoshi Iwaaki, Asumiko Nakamura, Miki Rinno, Kaori Yuki, Banko Kuze, Yuuki Obata, Kashio, Yui Kuroe, Asia Watanabe, Mikimaki, Hajime Shinjo, and Yuri Narushimai

Parasites: shape-shifting aliens whose only purpose is to assimilate with and consume the human race… but do these monsters have a different side? A parasite becomes a prince to save his romance-obsessed female host from a dangerous stalker. Another hosts a cooking show, in which the real monsters are revealed. These and 13 more stories, from some of the greatest shojo manga artists alive today, together make up a chilling, funny, and entertaining tribute to one of manga’s horror classics!









Neo-Parasyte, Volume m: OF PARASITES AND MEN
By Hiroki Endo, Hiro Mashima, Riichi Ueshiba, Moto Hagio, Akira Hiramoto, Peach Pit, Ryouji Minagawa, Takayuki Takeya, Yasushi Nirasawa, and Moare Ohta

Featuring stories from prominent shonen and seinin mangaka like FAIRY TAIL’s Hiro Mashima!

Parasites: shape-shifting aliens whose only purpose is to assimilate with and consume the human race… but do these monsters have a different side? A parasite becomes a prince to save his romance-obsessed female host from a dangerous stalker. Another hosts a cooking show, in which the real monsters are revealed. These and 13 more stories, from some of the greatest shojo manga artists alive today, together make up a chilling, funny, and entertaining tribute to one of manga’s horror classics!




Scary Manga digital sale: 30+ manga series that creep … for up to 50% off! Ends 10/28

Things getting weird this fall? We’re certainly ready here at Kodansha Comics ‘cos we’re putting a whoppin’ 30+ digital series on sale that’ll creep your pants off! That’s right, this week all scary manga are up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends Monday October 28, though! 

— Kodansha Comics Scary Manga Sale  —
October 22- 28
Read FREE Chapter 1 previews in the links below! 

As the Gods Will: Second Series
Attack on Titan Before the Fall
Attack on Titan No Regrets
Attack on Titan Lost girls
Attack on Titan Anthology
Cage of Eden
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Cells At Work CODE BLACK
Devils’ Line
Dragon Head
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
The Flowers of Evil
Fort of Apocalypse
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment
Imperfect Girl
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
Junjij Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon and Mu
The Ghost and the Lady
Neo Parasyte
Princess Resurrection
PTSD Radio
Starving Anonymous
Until Your Bones Rot
Witchcraft Works


There’s more! It is that time of year, isn’t it … ? This Saturday, October 26, we celebrate Halloween Comic Fest!

Here’s how it works: Visit your Local Comic Shop and pick up a free Kodansha Comics sampler of our new video-game-related manga featuring Tales of Berseria, Granblue Fantasy and Fate/Grand Order!

And from Vertical, a sampler of NISIOISIN’s hit-novel-series-turned-manga, BAKEMONOGATARIwith special tribute artwork inside, so check that out!


About Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween ComicFest (HCF) is the comic book industry’s premier fall event—a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away specially published comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. Find your local participating comic book shop at

Blast from the past! Resurrection Sale! Princess Resurrection + 20 digital series up to 50% off!


What’s your favorite manga from back in the day? The legends of manga are legion, but due to the ups-and-downs and unavoidable realities of print publishing, some all-time classic series have gone out of print or have been otherwise unavailable for years 😱

Enter Kodansha Comics digital editions: we’ve been resurrecting a slew of classic series as part of our digital-first lineup—and in some cases continuing series like BECK that never concluded in English translation—so that you and new generations of manga fans can dig deep into one of the richest manga catalogs around. And to showcase those titles this week, we’re hosting our Resurrection Sale, with 20+ “blast from the past” manga series discounted up to 50% off  at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. (Sale ends April 22.)

— Kodansha Comics Resurrection Sale! — 
April 15 – 22
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Air Gear 
BECK–exclusively on comiXolgy and Kindle
Dragon Head
Gakuen Prince

Nodame Cantabile
Neo-Parasyte f
Neo-Parasyte m
Love Hina
Peach Girl
Peach Girl NEXT — a new sequel!
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection Nightmare  — a new sequel!
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble

Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet
Voices of A Distant Star


Kodansha Comics to the Rescue Sale! Digital manga 50% off (ends 12/18)

“Rescues”—formerly out-of-print titles 
It happens, but sometimes printed titles are no longer available: they go “out of print.” As part of our digital-first lineup, Kodansha Comics is starting to bring those title back—as digital “rescues” so they can be discovered by new generations of manga fans.

This week, we're putting those rescued manga up for adoption … or better yet, up to 50% off at all our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs through December 18! 

— Kodansha Comics to the Rescue Sale! — 
all volumes up to 50% off through December 18

Air Gear
Air Gear Omnibus
Gakuen Prince
Nodame Cantabile
Neo-Parasyte f

Neo-Parasyte m
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors

Rave Master
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yozakura Quartet

Feeling nostalgia for a rescue title? Give one a try as a refresher! 





Kodansha Comics Gift Guide 2017 Part 1: Classic Crusaders

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide 2017

Are  you  looking  for  the  perfect  gift  for  your  manga  loving  friends  and  family  this  holiday  season? Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect series for someone who’s new to manga? With so many series to choose  from –from  shonen  to  shojo,  from  action-packed  series  to  drama-driven  ones,  from  series  for younger  readers  to  the  experienced fan –it  can  be hard to  choose  just  one  title  in  what  seems  like  an overwhelming sea of stories.

But never fear – Kodansha Comics’s got your back! Our Gift Guide is in full swing once again this year, and from classic tales to new fan favorites, we’ll help guide you to the perfect manga that’s sure to put a smile on someone’s –or your own –face!

Part 1: Classic Crusaders
The first part of our Gift Guide is: Classic Crusaders! Wherever your favorite manga genre or series may lie, it’s hard to go wrong with a good classic. Complete your classic manga collection or find a great gift for a friend who’s a first time manga reader with these five definitive series!


Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set

What’s it About? In a not-so distant future, Tokyo has been annihilated by a blast of unknown origin that triggered World War III, and the city has been rebuilt as Neo-Tokyo. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, making him a target for a shadowy agency that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like the one that leveled Tokyo. At the core of the agency’s motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira.

Why’s it Good? Akira has become a definitive, cult manga classic for readers in both Japan and abroad – and for good reason. When the series was first released in English, the pages were presented in a flipped, left-to-right reading format and fully colored to appeal to an American, comics-reading audience – introducing manga to the foreign reader in ways in which no one had seen before. The stunning science fiction masterpiece has since become to be considered the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, and the animated film version is regarded worldwide as a classic.

The Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set gives English-language readers, for the first-time, the opportunity to experience Akira as the author originally intended. With the original Japanese art and right-to-left reading format preserved, along with Otomo’s hand-drawn sound effects, this limited edition boxset houses all six-volumes of Akira, plus the Akira Club artbook, in beautifully bound hardcover editions. Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of Akira, or have just been waiting for the right time to delve into this classic series, this is one boxset you don’t want to miss.

The Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set is available now!



Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition

What’s it About? Far beneath the shimmering space-city of Zalem lie the trash-heaps of The Scrapyard. Here, cyber-doctor and bounty hunter Daisuke Ido finds the head and torso of an amnesiac cyborg girl. He names her Alita and vows to fill her life with beauty, but in a moment of desperation, a fragment of Alita’s mysterious past awakens in her. She discovers that she possesses uncanny prowess in the legendary martial art known as panzerkunst. With her newfound skills, Alita decides to become a hunter-warrior – tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity in the dark and gritty world of The Scrapyard?

Why’s it Good? Renowned as a cyberpunk classic, Battle Angel Alita made waves when it was first released in English over ten years ago (Brendan Fletcher, creator of Motor Crush, writes the introduction for Volume 1, and even discusses the pivotal role Alita and Yukito Kishiro played in influencing his career).  After more than a decade out of print, this action classic returns in glorious 400-page, 2-in-1 hardcover deluxe editions, featuring an all-new translation, color pages, an extended trim size, and new cover designs. Whether you want to revisit or complete your collection for the first time, or if you’re looking for an epic sci-fi series for a friend, Battle Angel Alita will give you a unique science fiction world you’ll want to explore.

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe 1 is available now! Be sure to collect all volumes before the theatrical movie release next summer!




Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

What’s it About? Sakura Kinomoto’s about to start middle school, and everything’s coming up cherry blossoms. Not only has she managed to recapture the scattered Clow Cards and make them her own Sakura Cards, but her sweetheart Syaoran Li has moved from Hong Kong to Tokyo and is going to be in her class! But her joy is interrupted by a troubling dream in which the cards turn transparent, and when Sakura awakens to discover her dream has become reality, it’s clear that her magical adventures are far from over…

Why’s it Good? If you got into manga reading in the 90s, chances are you read CLAMP’s classic Cardcaptor Sakura. The series had a little bit of everything – fantasy, action, adventure, romance, and was praised by Anime News Network for “taking what had become an incredibly stale and repetitive genre and turned it on its ear, providing something fun, clever, beautifully animated, touching and exciting all at once.” Clear Card picks up exactly where Cardcaptor Sakura left off, and naturally reintroduces us back into the series and its beloved characters. If you’re looking for some nostalgia this holiday season, you’ll definitely want to revisit this sweet, magical classic.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 1 is out December 19 – preorder your copy today!




Ghost in the Shell READ ME: 1995 –2017

What’s it About? The definitive history of the most influential cyberpunk anime of all time! This beautiful, color hardcover guide begins with the seminal feature that inspired The Matrix and many other films, comics, and novels, and ends with the live-action Hollywood adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson. Follow the franchise that made manga master Shirow Masamune, legendary director Mamoru Oshii, and the studio Production I.G the legends they are today.

Why’s it Good? If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a Ghost in the Shell fan, then look no further than Ghost in the Shell READ ME. Featuring In-depth interviews, stunning concept art, and tales of behind-the-scenes triumphs and near-tragedies from the 22-year history of The Ghost in the Shell, README covers everything from the original anime through the award-winning sequel Innocence and the global smash hit TV adaptation Stand Alone Complex, all the way up to 2017, with the release of the new live-action film from Paramount Pictures.

Ghost in the Shell READ ME: 1995 –2017 is available now!






Neo Parasyte m

What’s it About? They look like us. They feed on us. They’re parasites – alien creatures with one directive: take human form via a host and destroy the human race from within. First seen in Hiroshi Iwaaki’s classic science fiction horror manga Parasyte, these terrifying creatures are revisited and reinvented in 12 brand-new stories drawn by some of today’s greatest shonen and seinen manga artists. But no matter who they choose as their hosts—from militia men to the seemingly sweet elderly—one thing is for certain: no one is safe from the parasites …

Why’s it Good? Whether you’re a veteran fan of Hiroshi Iwaaki’s original manga, or you’re just looking for an exciting, new manga anthology to dive into, Neo Parasyte m is the perfect fit. The collection starts out strong with a piece by classic manga artist Moto Hagio, and features Kodansha Comics fan favorite artists such as Hiro Mashima, PEACH-PIT, Hiroki Endo, and more. Neo Parasyte m provides a fantastic introduction to the world of the parasites, even for first time fans, and is a collection you won’t be able to help sinking your teeth into.

Neo Parasyte m is available now!





Kodansha Comics Gift Guide will update every Friday until the end of holiday season!