New Year, New Manga Sale Kicks-off 2021 with Largest Digital Manga Sale of the Year! (Ends 1/18)

Start the year with tons of manga at a great price until 1/18!

To celebrate the New Year, we’re discounting more than 3000 select digital manga titles up to 50% off at participating digital retailers Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo, during the New Year, New Manga sale!

Fans can take advantage of this line-wide sale to stock-up and read beyond the anime for series like Attack on Titan (now in its final season), Fire Force, Gleipnir, Drifting Dragons, Wave, Listen to Me! & more. Not only that but fans can also pick-up hit debuts from 2020 including Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun, A Sign of Affection, The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! and so much more.

But, be sure to take advantage of this sale, it won’t last long.  Sale runs from from January 5 – 18th!

 

Dive into classics from years past during the Manga Revival Sale (Ends 9/14)

Get started on classic series for only 99¢ AND more!

At Kodansha Comics we’re not only manga publishers, but huge manga fans as well, and we remember the amazing series that have been released through the years.

Now, we’re lucky enough to be able to publish some of these modern classics and share them again with fans new and old! To celebrate all these amazing series from times past, we’re hosting a Manga Revival digital sale with tiered discounts to get you reading at a price that won’t hurt your wallet:  Vol 1s for 99¢, vol. 2s at $1.99, vol.3s at 2.99, Vol.4 at 3.99, Vol.5 at 4.99, and up to 50% off all volumes after that! 

So now you can save BIG on fan-favorites like the classic sci-fi battle manga Battle Angel Alita, the heart-pounding street racing saga Initial D, and the high-emotional-stakes romance MARS. Start these series and others with an amazing deal that means you can get 5 volumes for $15!

Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to take advantage of this tremendous sale on modern manga classics: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from September 8 to 14!

 

~Manga Revival Digital Sale! ~
September 8 – 14
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:

You’re My Pet (Vols. 1-7)

Sale also includes:

Battle Angel Alita (Vols. 1-5)
BECK (Vols. 1-17)
Dragon Head (Vols. 1-5)
Initial D (Vols. 1-24)
MARS (Vols. 1-8)
Rave Master (Vols. 1-18)
ALIVE (Vols. 1-11)
Yozakura Quartet (Vols. 1-13)
Nodame Cantabile (Vols. 1-13)
School Rumble (Vols. 1-11)
Gakuen Prince (Vols. 1-6)
Pumpkin Scissors (Vols. 1-12)
Peach Girl (Vols. 1-9)
Peach Girl NEXT (Vols. 1-4)

Join Hiro Mashima Session on ANN Connect! (9/15)

 

Did you hear? We’re teaming up with our friends at ANN Connect, to bring a special Q&A session with Hiro Mashima, the superstar creator from Kodansha Comics! Join us for in-depth discussion about FAIRY TAIL, EDENS ZERO, Rave Master & a whole lot more! 

ANN Connect: Hiro Mashima Session
When? September 15, 2020 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Where? Anime News Network’s official YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels!

Not only will Mashima-sensei be fielding questions from ANN Connect, but he will also be taking questions from YOU, the fans! 
Want to ask question? You can either submit them at the ANN forum here or on Twitter using the hashtag #askmashima (make sure to tag @anime).
But HURRY! The deadline to submit questions is 5PM EDT / 2 PM PDT on Friday, September 4th.

And be sure to stick around until the end of the September 15, ANN Connect Session for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 

For more details, stay tune to kodanshacomics.com!

 

Wanna win Special Prizes like FAIRY TAIL Box Set, EDENS ZERO, & MORE? 
Watch this episode of Kodansha Live and take the viewer’s survey (link in video description) 

 

 

October 17: Hiro Mashima Global Autograph Session! Here’s How You Can Enter.

Update October 15

Are you curious if you have been selected as one of the lucky winners to get a spot on Hiro Mashima Global Virtual Autograph Session? Join the event on livestream on October 17 at 7am ET / 4am PT on Shonen Magazine Official YouTube Channel

 

Updated September 15!

On October 17, superstar manga creator Hiro Mashima (FAIRY TAILEDENS ZERORAVE MASTER), along with Weekly Shonen Magazine in Japan, will host an exclusive global virtual autograph session! During this session, 80 lucky fans from North America (US & Canada), China, France, Italy,  and Japan will be able to request unique illustrations from Mashima-sensei himself! 

For your chance to be one of the lucky U.S. & Canada fans virtually meet Hiro Mashima, and get your own signed illustration, visit kodanshacomics.com/mashima and submit your entry today! Deadline to submit is September 30, 2020 JST.

Winners will be announced on Weekly Shonen Magazine’s official YouTube channel  at the start of the signing session, October 17, 2020 at 20:00 JT (4am PT / 7am ET). This event will also be open for anyone to view regardless of being a winner.

 

US & Canada Fans! 
Submit your entry for Hiro Mashima Virtual Autograph Session HERE!  

START FAIRY TAIL & EDENS ZERO FOR 99¢ EACH!

To help celebrate this great upcoming Hiro Mashima event we’re having a special sale on both FAIRY TAIL & EDENS ZERO! That’s right! If you’ve only seen the anime but have’t read the manga, we’re here to get you started with volume 1s priced at 99¢ and select volumes up to 50% off after that! So whether just starting or catching up, you won’t want to miss this sale!

Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to take up to 50% off these amazing Mashima series: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from September 15 to 30!

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! Wanna win awesome prizes like FAIRY TAIL Box Set, EDENS ZERO, & MORE? 
Watch this episode of Kodansha Live and take the viewer’s survey (link in video description) Offer extended until September 23, 2020. 

 

 

Did you hear? We’re teaming up with our friends at ANN Connect, to bring a special Q&A session with Hiro Mashima, the superstar creator from Kodansha Comics! Join us for in-depth discussion about FAIRY TAIL, EDENS ZERO, Rave Master & a whole lot more! 

ANN Connect: Hiro Mashima Session
When? September 15, 2020 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET
Where? Anime News Network’s official YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels!

Not only will Mashima-sensei be fielding questions from ANN Connect, but he will also be taking questions from YOU, the fans! 
Want to ask question? You can either submit them at the ANN forum here or on Twitter using the hashtag #askmashima (make sure to tag @anime).
But HURRY! The deadline to submit questions is 5PM EDT / 2 PM PDT on Friday, September 4th.

And be sure to stick around until the end of the September 15, ANN Connect Session for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 

For more exciting news about Hiro Mashima, stay tune to kodanshacomics.com!

 

Creator Spotlight: Hiro Mashima & Special Giveaway Sweepstakes with COPIC

Celebrating the Many Worlds of Hiro Mashima

Hiro Mashima – creator of fan-favorite series like EDENS ZERO, FAIRY TAIL (including it’s numerous spin-offs), RAVE MASTER, Monster Soul & more – has built an extended universe spanning several series, worlds and tons of amazing characters. To celebrate the recent release of both the FAIRY TAIL MANGA BOX SET 2 & EDENS ZERO volume 7 we want to offer fans and new readers alike a couple of very special offers:

Creator Spotlight Sale: Hiro Mashima

First, we’re we’re hosting a special sale making all Mashima series – more than 130 digital manga titles – up to 50% off! That’s right! In this sale you can catch up or complete your Mashima library, including the planet hopping sci-fi saga EDENS ZERO, the magic-filled adventure FAIRY TAIL, the world-saving scavenger hunt RAVE MASTER, and more.

And as a reminder, not only do we have these great series priced at up to 50% off, but we’ve extended our 99¢ Vol. 1 sale to let you explore even more of what Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL have to offer.

So give all these amazing Mashima series a try for 99¢ per volume 1, and then catch up on the rest for up to 50% off at all participating digital vendors including: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from April 21, until April 27. But this sale isn’t the only way we’re celebrating Hiro Mashima!

 

Hiro Mashima Sweepstakes from Kodansha Comics + COPIC

 

We’re also looking to give something back to fans with a very special Hiro Mashima Sweepstakes, created in part with our friends at COPIC. Let’s start with the good stuff: For this special sweepstakes we’re giving away the FAIRY TAIL MANGA BOX SET 1, FAIRY TAIL MANGA BOX SET 2, EDENS ZERO volumes 1-7 and from COPIC, a 24-piece marker set! But how can you enter you ask?

From now, April 21 until May 4 take our Hiro Mashima Quiz by clicking the banner or here! Answer all the quiz questions correctly and you will automatically be entered to win the amazing prizes detailed above. Go ahead enter today for your chance to win!

For more information on COPIC markers please visit their website here. And for a special look at how Hiro Mashima himself uses COPIC markers you can see him in action in the video below:

 

~Creator Spotlight: Hiro Mashima Digital Manga Sale! ~
April 21 – April 27
See below for the full list of titles being offered during the Creator Spotlight: Hiro Mashima sale. Also, you can click titles below to read Chapter 1s FREE!

EDENS ZERO
Fairy Girls
FAIRY TAIL
FAIRY TAIL Blue Mistral
FAIRY TAIL Ice Trail
FAIRY TAIL S
FAIRY TAIL ZERO
FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest
FAIRY TAIL: City Hero
FAIRY TAIL: Happy’s Heroic Adventure
FAIRY TAIL: Lightning Gods
FAIRY TAIL: Rhodonite
FAIRY TAIL: Twin Dragons of Saber Tooth
Hiro Mashima’s Playground
Monster Soul
RAVE MASTER

 

About Hiro Mashima

One of the world’s bestselling and most prolific comics artists, Hiro Mashima is the creator of the 63-volume magical epic FAIRY TAIL as well as its prequel FAIRY TAIL ZERO, fantasy series RAVE MASTER, the game spinoff Monster Hunter Orage, and a variety of other manga series and short stories.

 

Hiro Mashima Humble Bundle begins! Pay what you want for over 100 titles worth over $1000 (Ends 03/25)

Have you ever wanted to step into the grand worlds of FAIRY TAIL, EDENS ZERO, & other Hiro Mashima-created stories? Now’s the perfect chance to jump in headlong with the Hiro Mashima Humble Bundle brought to you by Kodansha Comics and Humble Book Bundle! With this bundle you can instantly own all of  FAIRY TAIL, RAVE MASTER, MONSTER SOUL, and get completely caught up with EDENS ZERO – including chapters not yet collected! But this deal won’t last forever. Hurry and stock your manga library with over a 100 Hiro Mashima titles at a low low price before this Humble Bundle ends, Wednesday, March 25th!

Name your price: To get all the awesome Hiro Mashima titles included at the $20 tier you’d normally have to pay over $1000! But at Humble Bundle, you choose the price and what tier you want to pay up to!

Read ’em anywhere: These comics 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. Not only will you be immersing yourself in the exciting worlds of Hiro Mashima but you’ll also be donating to great causes! Choose where the money goes—among Kodansha Comics and our preselected charities, The American Civil Liberties Union, and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund — 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.

This special bundle ends WEDNESDAY, March 25, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME
____________


PAY WHAT YOU WANT! Here’s what you’ll get with each tier:

Pay $1 or more
MONSTER SOUL, FAIRY TAIL S, & EDENS ZERO volume 1s
FAIRY TAIL, Box Set 1 RightStuff discount code

Pay $8 or more
MONSTER SOUL, FAIRY TAIL S, & EDENS ZERO volume 2s
FAIRY TAIL ZERO
FAIRY TAIL volumes 1-20

Pay $10 or more
HIRO MASHIMA’S PLAYGROUND
FAIRY TAIL volumes 21-45

Pay $15 or more
RAVE MASTER volumes 1 – 20
EDENS ZERO volumes 3 – 6

Pay $18 or more
RAVE MASTER volumes 21 – 35
FAIRY TAIL volumes 46 – 63

Pay $20 or more
EDENS ZERO chapters 51 – 59
Catch up on the latest chapters!


Pay what you want. Support charity. Get awesome manga! 

Binge-Reading Sale: 99¢ Volume 1s + 50% off all other volumes for 30+ completed series

Too hot to go out and do anything? Best buckle down with aircon blasting, an ice-cold drink, and an entire series of manga to read! This week, we’re hosting our first-ever Binge-Reading Sale featuring 30+ completed manga series—putting them up for a huge discount at our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook.

Here’s the deal

Wanna try something new? Digital Volumes 1’s of select completed manga series are only 99¢ ($1.99 for omnibus volumes)!

If you like what you’re reading, keep goin’—because all the other volumes are up to 50% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on July 29!

Here’s a few recommendations!

Wow! Big-time 2019 Eisner Award winner for “Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia” (just announced at San Diego Comic-Con!), Akiko Higashimura’s Tokyo Tarareba Girls, leads off our Binge-Reading Sale!


And here’s the complete lineup!

~ Kodansha Comics Binge-Reading Sale  ~
July 23-29
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Air Gear
ALIVE
Ao-Chan Can’t Study!
Animal Land
Aoba-kun’s Confession
Basilisk
BLAME!
Bloody Monday
Cage of Eden
Can You Just Die, My Darling?
Chi’s Sweet Home
Complex Age
COPPELION
DEATHTOPIA
Dragon Head
Fairy Tail
Forget Me Not
Fort of Apocalypse
Fuuka
Genshiken
Genshiken Second Season
Inuyashiki
Karate Heat
Kasane
Knights of Sidonia
Love Hina
Mardock Scramble
My Little Monster
Nodame Cantabile
Parasyte
Peach Girl
Rave Master
A Silent Voice
Suzuka
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Until Your Bones Rot
The Walls Between Us
Your Lie in April
World End and Apricot Jam

The Long Summer Reading Sale! Attack on Titan + 40 long-running series 99-cent Volume 1 + additional volumes 50% off

Enjoying summer? 😉 Schools out and the days are long. No better time to kick back and catch up on your favorite manga series—’specially those long-running series you’ve been holding off on reading like Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, and The Seven Deadly Sins

So we put together a list of must-read long-running series and put ’em up for a super discount during our Summer Reading Sale at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

Not sure where to start? Then pick up Volume 1s of any manga  seriesl isted below, since it’s on sale on digital for only 99¢! Yes, you heard that right.

And if you like it, well, keep going—because all other volumes are up to 50% off!

But you gotta hurry, because the sale ends July 1!

~ Kodansha Comics Summer Reading Sale  ~
June 25-July 1
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Air Gear

ALIVE
Animal Land
As the Gods Will The Second Series
Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
BECK  — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Cage of Eden
Chihayafuru
COPPELION
DAYS
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Fairy Tail
Fire Force
Forest of Piano
Fuuka
Genshiken Omnibus
Genshiken Second Season
Giant Killing
House of the Sun
Initial D  — available only on comiXology and Kindle
Kasane
Kiss Him, Not Me
Knights of Sidonia
LDK
Missions of Love
Negima Omnibus
Nodame Cantabile
Noragami: Stray God
Peach Girl
Princess Resurrection
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Say I Love You.
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
School Rumble
Space Brothers
Suzuka
The Seven Deadly Sins
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Yozakura Quartet

 

Digital-first Manga Sale, Part 2: Saint Young Men + 50 series up to 50% off!

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: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 24.)

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 BECKInitial D, Rave MasterDragon Head, Peach Girl, MARS, and You’re My Pet—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 2: L-Z

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!

Liar x Liar
Living-Room Matsunaga San
Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Magical Sempai
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
Momo’s Iron Will
Museum
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother The Shut-In
My Pink is Overflowing
My Sweet Girl
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Nodame Cantabille
NOiSE
Peach Girl
Peach Girl Next
Peach Heaven
Peach Mermaid
Perfect World
Pitch-Black Ten
The Prince’s Black Poison
Prince’s Romance Gambit
Princess Resurrection
Princess Resurrection Nightmare
PTDS Radio
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Real Girl
Saint Young Men
Sayonara, Football
School Rumble
Seven Shakespeares— available only on comiXology and Kindle
Shojo Fight
Space Brothers
A Springtime with Ninjas
Starving Anonymous
Stray Bullet Baby
Suzuka
The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
Those Summer Days
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Revengers
Trap in a Skirt
Tsuredure Children
Unlimited Fafnir
Until Your Bones Rot
The Walls Between Us
Wave, Listen to Me!
The Wizard and His Fairy
World’s End and Apricot Jam
The Yagyu Ninja Scroll
You Got Me, Sempai!
Yozakura Quartet

10 Years of Kodansha Comics—June Spotlight: Hiro Mashima

10 years of Kodansha Comics!

The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. Please join us in celebration as we select
one classic Kodansha Comics series each month for exclusive content, promotions, and other surprises!

 

Fairy Tail Volumes 1-63 (complete series) and Edens Zero Volumes 1-3 are now available from Kodansha Comics!

Our June Spotlight is the one-and-only Hiro Mashima, the superstar manga creator of classic shonen sagas Fairy Tail and newcomer Edens Zero! So what kind of “special surprises” do we have waiting for you this month? Check these out …

Surprise 1: New Kodansha Comics mascot reveal!

Remember back in February, we’ve ask you all to vote for the best candidate for the new intern mascot, designed by Hiro Mashima? Well, here’s the moment of truth … Today, we’re happy to announce the new hire! Plus we’ve interviewed Mashima-sensei about his thought process of creating the new character! 

 

 

About Hiro Mashima

One of the world’s bestselling and most prolific comics artists, Hiro Mashima is the creator of the 63-volume magical epic Fairy Tail as well as its prequel Fairy Tail ZERO, fantasy series Rave Master, the game spinoff Monster Hunter Orage, and a variety of other manga series and short stories.
Then check out this Kodansha Comics’ exclusive interview with Hiro Mashima from 2016! 

 

 

 

Q. How did you come up with the different character sketches? Where did your ideas come from?
Hiro Mashima (HM): The inspiration came from a variety of characters from my past works.

Q. What is the standout feature of the Kodansha Comics mascot? What do you think the personality of the character is like?
HM: His most charming feature is the triangle fur patch on his tummy. I imagine he’s a bit of a prankster!

Q. Message to Kodansha Comics and US fans?
HM: Please enjoy what’s coming next for Fairy Tail and Edens Zero!

Surprise 2: Hiro Mashima Digital Sale

Already read all of Fairy Tail and all the spinoff series? But wait, whattabout every true manga lover’s favorite classic, Rave Master? For all ten years of Kodansha Comics’s existence, Hiro Mashima has been our one constant atop our manga artist roster, the one who keeps on knocking out one manga hit after the other! To showcase his works, this week, we’re hosting Hiro Mashima Creator Spotlight Sale where all volumes of his epic sagas, spinoffs, and one-shots are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends June 10.) …More Details  

Surprise 3: Fairy Tail and Edens Zero Survey Sweepstakes!

Wanting to check out Fairy Tail but unsure where to begin? Looking to jump into Edens Zero as Mashima-sensei’s new series just as it’s getting started? Well here’s your lucky chance: for the month of June only, ONE lucky winner will win a set of Fairy Tail manga Volumes 1-63, Fairy Tail S Volumes 1-2 the Fairy Tail Day Planner and Edens Zero Volumes 1-3. Not only that, you’ll get Blue-Ray/DVD combo of Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess, and Fairy Tail Zero, courtesy of our friends at Funimation! All you have to do is take this survey by June 30 to enter for a chance to win! Wow, what a bundle!


Surprise 4: Exclusive Happy and KC Mascot
pin!

Update June 7–– As a part of the 10 Years of Kodansha Comics project, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Rightstuf to bring you these awesome exclusive Happy from FAIRY TAIL and EDENS ZERO and new Kodansha Comics mascot pins!

Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of Hiro Mashima’s Manga and you’ll receive an exclusive pin for FREE! Available this month (June 2019) only or while supplies last.

The new Kodansha Comics mascot Kacey pins will be also available at Kodansha Comics convention appearances!  Come to our booth and collect this exclusive item!