Kodansha ends it’s devilishly good month of haunting manga spotlights with the mysteries and thrillers that keep us awake at night piecing together the clues of conspiracy, intrigue and murder. Piece together the clues and get to the bottom of the Haunting Manga: Mysteries & Thrillers sale with select digital manga up to 50% off!
Find some spooky good savings and take up to 50% off digital manga featuring brain-teasing enigmas during the Haunting Manga: Mysteries & Thrillers digital sale! To see all the discounted series being offered right now, visit one of our participating digital vendors: Bookwalker, Amazon Kindle, Google Play, Kobo, Nook, izneo, MyAnimeList and more!
Sale Ends Monday, October 31th!
Curious about this sale but don’t know where to start? Try the FREE 1st chapter of the featured monster-in-disguise romance manga, PTSD Radio!
Still looking to browse more manga at a discount? See below for the full list of scary series on sale during the Haunting Manga: Mysteries & Thrillers digital sale!
We gave you all the clues…:Discover Mysterious & Thrilling Manga
Announced at this year’s Anime NYC, Kodansha USA has revealed their Fall 2022 line-up of upcoming print series debuts, box sets, new format editions, as well as a number digital-first series coming to print. See below for details on these announced titles.
NEW SERIES DEBUTS:
Wistoria: Wand and Sword Story by Fujino Omori, Art by Toshi Aoi
A new, magical dungeon-adventure fantasy series from the author of Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?! To fulfill the promise he made to his childhood friend, Will Selfault enters Regarden Magic Academy with the goal of making it to the top of the magical world. There’s just one problem—he doesn’t know how to use magic! Will the seemingly ordinary sword in his hand be the key to unlock his true potential?
Go, Go, Loser Ranger! By Negi Haruba
Attention Power Rangers fans! The heroes become the villains and the villains are…well, they’re still the villains in this action-comedy from Negi Haruba, creator of The Quintessential Quintuplets. Follow one plucky villain as he plots to take down the oppressive Rangers and finally fulfill his dream of taking over the world!
Run Away With Me, Girl By Battan
A wistful romance between two women about how, sometimes, you need to run away in order to find where you truly belong. Midori was Maki’s first love and high school sweetheart—that is, until Midori broke up with Maki at graduation, saying they were now “too old” to be “fooling around” dating girls. Ten years later, will running away be the key to lead the two women back into each other’s arms?
Shonen Note: Boy Soprano By Yuhki Kamatani
A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi has a talent few boys have: He can sing soprano. But when Yukata’s voice begins to change as he enters puberty, the journey ahead will be one of self-discovery and reflection for not only himself, but also for those around him.
As a Reincarnated Aristocrat, I’ll Use My Appraisal Skill to Rise in the World Story by Jinei Mirai , Art by Natsumi Inoue
A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi One day when leaving work, Ars Louvent dies and is reborn as a weak aristocrat in another world. Using his “Appraisal” skill, which lets him see the stats of others, he recruits the best people to his side in order to turn his country’s fortunes around. Based on a hit light novel with over 30 million online views in Japan!
Miss Miyazen Would Love to Get Closer to You By Taka Aki
A coming-of-age series equal parts moving and musical, from the creator of Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare! Yutaka Aoi Sakura Miyazen and Shota Matsubayashi are two classmates that are polar opposites: Miyazen, the high-class pretty girl, and Matsubayashi, the scary-looking delinquent guy. Oblivious to each other’s feelings, they actually want to get to know each other but can’t seem to communicate properly!
Avant-garde Yumeko By Shuzo Oshimi
I just want to see it! High schooler Yumeko is your ordinary high school girl except she’s obsessed with seeing the male body part in real life. Determined, Yumeko decides to join the art club at school.
An Older Guy’s VR First Love By Tomoko Boryoku
Naoki is an older guy, 40 years old to be exact, lives a mundane single life in the real world but enjoys venturing into the VR world as a female avatar. One day in the VR world he meets a young happy-go-lucky girl named Honami, whom he slowly becomes attracted to… But who is the real Honami and what will become of their relationship?
DIGITAL-FIRST TO PRINT DEBUTS:
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World Art by Norihito Sasaki, Story by Nana Mikoshiba, Original Character Design by Riko Korie
The Arnold Academy of Magic is a school for the elite…and Ray White is just your ordinary guy. In fact, he doesn’t seem particularly skilled with magic at all, and is a bit of a klutz. Which is why he has nothing to do with the rumor that one of the great magicians, the Iceblade Sorcerer, is a member of the incoming class…right?
Yoi Takiguchi has long legs, a deep voice, and a handsome face…in other words, Yoi is such a good-looking guy that most people don’t notice or care that she is, in fact, a girl. Indeed, she’s had the nickname “Prince” as long as she can remember. That is, until she met Ichimura-senpai…the only person who’s really seemed to see her for herself. To her surprise, she’s not sure how to handle this new relationship, especially when her newfound friend is a prince himself (and a guy prince, at that). The story of the two high school princes starts here!
Second-year high school student Rakuro Hizutome is interested in one thing only: finding “shitty games” and beating the crap out of them. His gaming skills are second to none, and no game is too bad for him to enjoy. So when he’s introduced to the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, he does what he does best—min-maxes and skips the prologue to jump straight into the action. But can even an expert gamer like Rakuro discover all the secrets that Shangri-La Frontier hides…?
I Was Reincarnated as the 7th Prince, So I’ll Take My Time Perfecting My Magical Ability Art by Yosuke Kokuzawa, Story by Kenkyo na Circle, Character design by Meru
Prince Lloyd wasn’t always a prince…in fact, his previous life is one he remembers perfectly: he was a sorcerer, of sorts. So when he was forced to reincarnate, he decided to continue his studies, prince of the realm or no! But his new life has its own sets of challenges…including being a 10-year-old! What’s the 7th prince/sorcerer to do?!
From giving a lock of hair as a token to a loved one to shaving one’s head as an act of penitence, hair is a powerful symbol across the world. This is the thread that connects the chilling tales in this horror anthology that follows the victims of Ogushi-sama — a sinister god that carries away the dead.
Dark science-fiction set in the BLAME! universe. As detective Musubi Susono investigates a series of child kidnappings, her own partner is viciously murdered. But when the investigation takes a brutal turn, she is suddenly confronted by the killer—and his sadistic silicon creature …
Now in paperback form! From the pen of the author of the legendary MONOGATARI novels! The basis of an animated series, KATANAGATARI brings to life a swordless “swordsman” and a self-described “schemer” who embark on a quest to obtain twelve peculiar masterpiece blades.
In a very special Halloween-themed Humble Manga Bundle we’re bringing you some of the scariest, creepiest, most disturbing manga Kodansha Comics has to offer – all for a price that won’t kill your wallet! Right now you can jump into the Terrifying Tales Humble Manga Bundle to take big bloody bites or chilling series like the doppelgänger drama Kasane, the action packed monster hunting saga To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts, or take a trip into the terrifying world of curses and spirits with PTSD Radio.
Not only that, but for $20 you can even snatch up the digital debut of Junji Ito’s high school horror classic Dissolving Classroom – and STILL get over $1500 worth of other blood curdling Kodansha Comics manga! But hurry this special Humble Manga Bundle will only be available for a limited time!
Name your price: To get ALL these creep-tastic titles in the $20 tier, you’d normally have to pay over $1400! But with this special (and scary!) Humble Manga Bundle, you choose the price and what tier you want to pay up to! Nothing to fear!
Read ’em anywhere: These manga are available in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here.
Support charity. We know you’re excited to pad your pockets with digital manga, but did you know you’ll also be donating to great causes? Choose where the money goes—among Kodansha Comics’ preselected charities, The American Civil Liberties Union, and Doctors Without Borders — or choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund. For details on how this works, click here. If you like this bundle or like what Humble Bundle does, you can leave a Humble Tip too.
PAY WHAT YOU WANT! Here’s what you’ll get with each tier:
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 mangaareup to 50% offat 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!
And from Vertical, a sampler of NISIOISIN’s hit-novel-series-turned-manga, BAKEMONOGATARI—with 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 halloweencomicfest.com
As mentioned last week, Kodansha Comics has published over 100 digital-first series and to help get you into those manga gems in our digital library, 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 24.)
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.
For the second installment this week, we’re putting on sale all digital-first series with titles starting with the letters L-Z—which includes series like soon to be animated Magical Sempai, ’90s shojo megahit Peach Girl and its follow-up Peach Girl Next, and the most talked-about and highly anticipated comedy manga this decade, Saint Young Men! Check out the full list of series on sale below!
Kodansha Comics Digital-First Manga Sale
Part 2: L-Z (June 18-24) Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!
Grrr! Love monsters and all things terrifying? This week, we’re having a kaiju-size sale featuring 40 manga series including Gleipnir—a new, dark body-horror manga series from Kodansha Comics! All volumes of selected series are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. But HURRY! Sale ends May 6!
Gleipnir by Sun Takeda Click on the cover to read all of Chapter 1 for FREE!
~ Monster Manga Sale ~ April 30-May 6 Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!
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 Salethis 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!
• 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 Master, Suzuka, and 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!
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”
Just as ol' Lovecraft would have wanted, for our month-long Horror October Reveal celebration we here at Kodansha Comics fully intend to bring you that fear of the unknown—of unknown new digital manga licenses, that is!
All month long we have terrified you each Tuesday by revealing a new horror manga series available at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Crunchyroll, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook!
And for our final reveal, debuting Halloween October 31, is Masaaki Nakayama's traumatizing short manga: PTSD Radio.
Summary…ha…ir……hand hand hand…. han..d……fire………be…hin…d……blood……u……sh…shadow………ahh……ow……ow…w……co……bo…box……chil…dren……straw………shears……s…sss……sever…GROooOHH……rah……O…gu…shi…sa……………This is AERN-BBC, PTSD Radio. No tuning…necessary.
Check out all the new digital-first manga revealed during Horror October!