June Pride Sale!

We’re excited to ring in Pride this June by spotlighting some of our favorite LGBTQ+ manga, and offering a fabulous discount to boot!

That’s right! Now you can take up to 50% off some of our most romantic, exciting, and hilarious LGBTQ-themed stories including the featured ballroom drama 10 Dance. For a musical coming-of-age lesbian romance look no further than Whisper Me A Love Song. If you still want your fantasy battle manga but gay, dive into Loveless. Or if you want a calm, cute & food-filled gay romance sample What Did You Eat Yesterday.

And though this story is not featured in the sale we still wanted to spotlight a truly amazing recent release perfect for Pride. Be sure to check out the fashion forward trans coming-of-age series, Boys Run the Riot, created by trans masculine mangaka Keito Gaku!

Click the cover to read the 1st chapter FREE!

Though the feeling of Pride is forever, this sale sale unfortunately is not. So be sure to visit your favorite digital vendor to save up to 50% off select titles from the series mentioned below: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from June 1st to June 7th!

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Check out below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series, 10 Dance!

See What’s On Sale: Discover LGBTQ+ Manga

Fall in love with Manga during our Love Romance Sale! Ends 02/17

Love Romance Sale - up to 50% off

Swipe Right on a New Series!

Is online dating leaving your heart cold? This Valentine’s Day Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL want to help you fall in love with one of over 100 romantic digital manga titles during our Love Romance Sale! As they say, love may be temporary, but manga is forever. And with our expanding digital library, these titles will be with you wherever you go! (We definitely weren’t stood up and left alone or anything…)

Whether you’re into steamy and tawdry romances like in My Boss’s Kitten, absurd and whimsical romps like That Wolf-boy is Mine, or coming of age tales of learning to love like O Maidens In Your Savage Season, our Love Romance sale has doki doki stories of all kinds to make your heart burst (not your wallet)!

Save now up to 50% off more than 100 of our romantic digital manga titles at our partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook.

~ Kodansha Comics Love Romance Sale! ~
February 10-17
Click on the featured titles for more info or to read Chapter 1s FREE!

10 Dance
1122 for a Happy Marriage
A Kiss For Real
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Asahi-senpai’s Favorite
@Full Moon
Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-be
Beauty Bunny
Beware the Kamiki Brothers!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Boarding School Juliet
Can I Kiss you Every Day?
Chihayafuru
Cosplay Animal
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Drowning Love
Ex-Enshusiasts: Motokare Mania
Forget Me Not
The Full-time Wife Escapist
Gakuen Prince
Guilty
Hitorijime My Hero
Hotaru’s Way
House of the Sun
I Am Here!
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I could Die
If I Could Reach You
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Intertwining Lives
Kakafukaka
Kamikamikaeshi
Keeping His Whims in Check
Key Ring Lock
Kira-kun Today
A Kiss, For Real
Kiss Him, Not me
Kiss me at the Stroke of Midnight
LDK
Let’s Dance a Waltz
Let’s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow
Liar x Liar
Living Room Matsunaga-san
Love and Lies
Love in Focus
Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment
Love’s Reach
Lovesick Ellie
Mabusasa
Manga Dogs
MARS
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
Missions of Love
Momo’s Iron Will
Moteki
My Boss’s Kitten
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother the Shut-in
My Little Monster
My Pink is Overflowing
My Sweet Girl
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Nodame Cantabile
O Maidens In Your Savage Season
Our Fake Marriage
Our Precious Conversations
Peach Girl
Peach Girl Next
Peach Heaven
Peach Mermaid
Perfect World
The Prince In His Dark Days
The Prince’s Black Poison
Prince’s Romance Gambit
Princess Jellyfish
Queen Bee
Quintessential Quintuplets
Ran the Peerless Beauty
Real Girl
Say I Love You
The Seven Deadly Sins Seven Days
A Silent Voice
A Springtime with Ninjas
Stray Bullet Baby
That Blue Summer
The Tales of Genji: Dreams at Dawn
Those Summer Days
To Be Next To You
To Write Your Words
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Trap in a Skirt
Tsuredure Children
Until The Full Moon
Vampire Dormitory
Waiting for Spring
Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
The Walls Between Us
The Wizard & His Fairy
That Wolf-boy is Mine
World’s End Apricot Jam
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
You Got Me Sempai!
Your Lie in April
You’re My Pet

BL & Yuri Sale featuring If I Could Reach You: all digital up to 50% off! (ends 11/4)

It’s that dreamy autumn season again. What better time to fall in love with one of our exquisite BL and yuri titles? This week check out our expanding collection of BL and yuri with the BL & Yuri Digital Sale, with up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books,BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play,  Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. Sale ends November 4th.

~ Kodansha Comics BL & Yuri Sale  ~
October 29- November 4
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Our BL and Yuri series available in digital or print:

And from our digital-first collection:

 

… and for those who like their manga in print, there’s more! Don’t forget to go to your local Books-A-Million bookstore this holiday season and fill in those holes in your manga collection or to just get that missing volume:

From now until December 30th, buy any 2 Kodansha Comics or Vertical manga, and you’ll get the 3rd manga FREE!  

 

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

BL and Yuri Sale! Featuring 10 Dance + more up to 50% off on digital!

It’s officially spring, and a new season of romance is here! Looking for a breath of fresh air? Because we may have what you are looking for. 😉 This week, we’re having a BL and Yuri Manga Sale, featuring BL and yuri series from Kodansha Comics and put them on discount up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. (Sale ends April 29.) 

~ BL and Yuri Digital Sale  ~
April 23-29
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

 

10 Dance
By Inouesatoh
Ages: 16+

Dip into your new obsession in this steamy gay ballroom romance! The beautifully detailed, lithe bodies of the two “kings of the ballroom” fly across the dance floor as rivals build a volatile bond in this red-hot romance!

Shinya Sugiki, the dashing lord of Standard Ballroom, and Shinya Suzuki, passionate king of Latin Dance: the two share more than just a first name and a love of the sport. They each want to become champion of the 10-Dance Competition, which means they’ll need to learn the other’s specialty dances, and who better to learn from than the best? But old rivalries die hard, and things get complicated even further when they realize there might be more between them than an uneasy partnership …

 

 

 

 

 


Yuri Is My Job!
By Miman
Ages: 13+

The new, hilarious yuri comedy! Hime gets roped into working at a weird café where the waitresses pretend to be students at an all-girl boarding school. She’s strangely taken with her partner Mitsuki, who’s so kind to her in front of the customers. There’s just one problem … Mitsuki really can’t stand her!

Hime is a picture-perfect high school princess—she’s admired by all and never trips up! So when she accidentally injures a café manager named Mai, she’s willing to cover some shifts to keep her facade intact. To Hime’s surprise, the café is themed after a private school where the all-female staff always puts on their best act for their loyal customers. However, under the guidance of the most graceful girl there, Hime can’t help but blush and blunder! Beneath all the frills and laughter, Hime feels tension brewing as she finds out more about her new job and her budding feelings …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hitorijime My Hero
By Memeco Arii
Ages: 16+

A BL romance between a good boy who didn’t know he was waiting for a hero, and a bad boy who comes to his rescue! Now a hit streaming anime!

Masahiro Setagawa doesn’t believe in heroes, but wishes he could: he’s found himself trapped in a gang of small-time street bullies, and with no prospects for a real future. But when high school teacher (and scourge of the streets) Kousuke Ohshiba comes to his rescue, he finds he may start believing after all … in heroes, and in his budding feelings, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stray Bullet Baby
By Kei Ichikawa
Ages: Mature

Chihiro Murakami works at a film advertising firm and looks up to Kiyoharu Honna, the stylish editor of the trendy magazine his company does business with. He’s cool, his smile is beautiful, and he’s good at his job. But Chihiro hasn’t had a chance yet to get close to him. However, one day he ends up looking after a dead-drunk Honna and goes home with him and … !? A selfish beauty and the man wrapped around his finger.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Intertwining Lives
By KAZU
Ages: Mature

Yoshiya thinks it’s fate when he’s reunited with his first love; however, he learns they can never be together … For middle-aged scriptwriter Makoto and beautiful actor-in-the-making Yuu, it’s a chance meeting in which admiration turns to love, and love turns to doubt …?! A young and heartrending adolescent love story and a bittersweet mature romance. The stories of a group of men who mingle, intertwine, and change.

 

 

Key Ring Lock
By ymz
Ages: Mature

Permanent part-timer Yui discovers a worn-out man fallen on the street. Unable to leave the strangely charming Toshiki alone, Yui helps him back home and then accepts Toshiki while being manipulated by him. However, when Yui gets up in the morning, he finds himself locked in and unable to leave. “Confinement is my hobby,” says a smiling Toshiki. Is this confinement, or is it … Their sensitive love flickers in the space between the normal and abnormal!

 

 

 

Keeping His Whim in Check
By Pi
Ages: Mature

Proclaimed handsome elite businessman, Yuto Shinonome, falls in love at first sight with Tamaki, a beauty who’s exactly his type. It hits him like a ton of bricks when he finds out Tamaki is actually a guy!! Nevertheless, Yuto still acts like a kid with a crush and teases Tamaki like there’s no tomorrow … How can perverse Yuto handle love!?