Beach Bash Sale!

Pack those coolers, beach towels and flippy floppies, but don’t forget the MANGA! This week we’re celebrating summer by discounting plenty of sun and fun-themed manga series to include in season’s readings!

Right now you can take up to 50% off plenty of series like the cute and informative(?!) survival saga Are You Lost?. Looking for a fish out of water story full of lovable bastards in a sea-side town? Checkout Gran Blue Dreaming! Need a bit of summer romance in your life? Check out the hilariously spicy aquatic love story of Peach Mermaid! And don’t forget that even the poignant and beautiful supernatural adventure Weathering With You is on sale! With these series and more on sale, we’re making sure you have anything but a bummer summer.

But just like the season this sale won’t last forever, 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 July 13th to July 19th!

Curious about this sale but want to see more? Check out below to read the FREE 1st chapter of our featured series, Are You Lost?. Or click on any of the titles featured below to read their free 1st chapter preview.

Sun, Fun, and Manga: Discover Summer Reads

Fill your hearts during the Our True Loves Digital Manga Sale (Ends 02/08)

Shining a love light on tons of dove-y love stories 

We know it’s early but it’s never a bad time to think about L-O-V-E, and to help celebrate that most wondrous feeling we’ve put together a tremendous selection of some of our most heartfelt, hilarious and exciting love stories for the Our True Loves Digital Manga Sale!

Right now you can save up to 50% off select volumes and series like the fated reunion romance Perfect World , the hilarious “careful what you wish for” romp, Kiss Him, Not Me, the historical love for the ages The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn, and many more!

Be sure to keep your calendars free because this sale won’t last long! So, visit one of our participating digital vendors to see how you can take advantage of this sale that will keep your heart and your wallet full!: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from February 2nd to February 8th!

 

~Our True Loves Digital Manga Sale~

February 2nd to February 8th

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:

Perfect World (Vol. 1-5)

Sale also includes:

A Kiss, For Real (Vol.1-5)
Aoba-kun’s Confessions (Vol.1-4)
Asahi-sempai’s Favorite (Vol.1-4)
Atsumori-kun’s Bride-to-Be (Vol.1-3)
Beauty Bunny (Vol.1-4)
Black Panther and Sweet 16 (Vol.1-6)
Boarding School Juliet (Vol.1-8)
The Full-Time Wife Escapist (Vol.1-5)
Gakuen Prince (Vol.1-6)
Hotaru’s Way (Vol.1-8)
House of the Sun (Vol.1-7)
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World (Vol.1-3)
Kiss Him, Not Me (Vol.1-7)
Living-Room Matsunaga-san (Vol.1-4)
Love and Lies (Vol.1-5)
Love’s Reach (Vol.1-5)
Lovesick Ellie (Vol.1-6)
MARS (Vol.1-8)
Missions of Love (Vol.1-10)
Our Precious Conversations (Vol.1-4)
Peach Girl (Vol.1-9)
Peach Girl Next (Vol.1-4)
Peach Heaven (Vol.1-7)
Perfect World (Vol.1-5)
Real Girl  (Vol.1-6)
Say I Love You. (Vol.1-9)
That Blue Summer (Vol.1-4)
The Tale of Genji: Dreams at Dawn (Vol.1-5)
Those Summer Days (Vol.1-3)
To Be Next To You (Vol.1-5)
Tokyo Alice (Vol.1-8)
The Walls Between Us (Vol.1-4)
World’s End Apricot Jam (Vol.1-3)
You Got Me, Sempai! (Vol.1-5)
You’re My Pet (Vol.1-7)

 

What can we say except… GOODBYE 2020! Save big with this digital manga sale (Ends 01/05)

We made it to the end of 2020, and how else could we celebrate but with manga!

We’ve done it! Well… maybe not quiet yet, but we’re just about to the end of 2020 and there’s really only one way we could imagine celebrating this momentous occasion – with manga! So won’t you join us in saying GOODBYE 2020?

At Kodansha USA we saw the conclusion to some of our wonderful series like O’ Maidens in Your Savage Season, and My Boss’s Kitten, and also saw the future of manga with great new debuts like My Roomie is a Dino, Orient, and Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro. On top of that we were thrilled to see some manga series make their amazing anime debut like Gleipnir, Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition, and Wave, Listen to Me!. So to help celebrate a tough year of hard-won accomplishments we’re spotlighting all these wonderful series by making these and more select volumes up to 50% off!

That’s right, for a limited time take advantage great deal by visiting one of our participating digital vendors: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from December 22 to January 4th!

 

~GOODBYE 2020 Digital Manga Sale ~

December 22 to January 4th

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:

Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition (Vol. 1-5)

Sale also includes:

Ace of the Diamond (Vol. 1-15)
All-Out! (Vol. 1-9)
Chihayafuru (Vol. 1-12)
Cosplay Animal (Vol. 1-7)
Domestic Girlfriend (Vol. 1-14)
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Vol. 1-2)
Drifting Dragons (Vol. 1-4)
Fairy Tail: City Hero (Vol. 1-2)
Fire Force (Vol. 1-10)
Gleipnir (Vol. 1-4)
Grand Blue Dreaming (Vol. 1-6)
Hotaru’s Way (Vol. 1-8)
In/Spectre (Vol. 1-6)
Loveless (Vol. 1-7)
Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment (Vol. 1-4)
Men’s Life —Her Secret Life in The Boys’ Dormitory— (Vol. 1-2)
My Boss’ Kitten (Vol. 1-4)
My Roomie is a Dino (Vol. 1-2)
O’ Maidens in Your Savage Season (Vol. 1-4)
Orient (Vol. 1-5)
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Vol. 1-7)

The Seven Deadly Sins (Vol. 1-21)
Smile Down the Runway (Vol. 1-8)
Sweat and Soap (Vol. 1-3)
That Blue Summer (Vol. 1-4)
To Be Next to You (Vol. 1-5)
Wave, Listen to Me! (Vol. 1-2)
What Did You Eat Yesterday (Vol. 1-7)
When We Shout For Love (Vol. 1-2)
Witch Hat Atelier (Vol. 1-3)

Grab some hot deals during the Manga Matsuri Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 8/10)

Beat the heat by staying indoors with tons of manga!

We might not be able to walk the food stalls, or fan ourselves while we look up at the firework-lit sky, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate summer with an amazing sale on digital manga! That’s right we’re having our own Manga Matsuri with a fantastic selection of titles you’ll want to stock up on to stay cool indoors and read a good book.

For a special extended period of time you can save up to 50% off exciting and fun-in-the-sun-themed titles like the featured supernatural epic Fire Force, the hilarious sea-side seinin series Grand Blue Dreaming , the deserted island survival saga Cage of Eden, and even a bit of time traveling summer love with Those Summer Days.

Want more? Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to save up to 50% off select Manga Matsuri titles listed below: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from July 28 to August 10!

 

~Manga Matsuri Digital Sale! ~
July 28 – August 10
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:

Fire Force (vols. 1-10)

Sale also includes:

Ace of the Diamond (vols.1-13)
Are You Lost? (vols. 1-3)
Cage of Eden (vols. 1-11)
DAYS (vols.1-9)
Grand Blue Dreaming (vols.1-6)
House of the Sun (vols.1-7)
Liar x Liar (vols.1-5)
MabuSasa (vols. 1-2)
NO.6 (vols.1-5)
Noragami (vols.1-11)
Peach Heaven (vols. 1-7)
Suzuka (vols.1-9)
That Blue Summer (vols.1-4)
Those Summer Days (vols.1-3)
UQ HOLDER! (vols. 1-10)
Your Lie in April (vols.1-6)

 

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

UPDATE 11/22: Our Anime NYC 2019 recap w/ announcements + VOFAN highlights!

Our Anime NYC Recap Part 1: VOFAN!

This year at Anime NYC, Vertical was proud to welcome renowned Taiwanese artist VOFAN for his first trip to the largest city in America—New York City!  Know as the “Magician of Light from Taiwan,” VOFAN has drawn characters for game magazines, light novels, and is best known as the star illustrator of the MONOGATARI series novels written by NISIOISIN. To celebrate the launch of his newly remastered art book, Colorful Dreams, VOFAN participated in panels, autograph sessions, press interviews and more though out the weekend. 

Check out some highlights from VOFAN’s appearance at Anime NYC November 15-17! 

Team VOFAN preps before the events, pre-signing and stamping 200 copies of his new art book, Colorful Dreams. These were sold at the Kinokuniya booth and SOLD OUT by Saturday night!

All pre-signed books also came with the Anime NYC exclusive stamp featuring the cover girl of Colorful Dreams.

Booth prep started at the Javits Center from Thursday. We had an art gallery, product display, photo booth, autograph sessions and freebies all weekend.

Over 200 fans came to the live drawing panel on Saturday, November 16.  Post-panel photo with everyone … can you find VOFAN?

VOFAN commemorates his Anime NYC appearance by drawing  golden birds on an EVA Airlines model plane … maybe we will see this in the sky some day!

VOFAN drew detailed sketches for all fans who participated in the autograph session.

Press interviews with some interesting questions … “If you had to personify bubble tea, what would she look like?” Look forward to the answer to this question and more very soon!

The characters were off the page on Sunday for the MONOGATARI cosplay contest … we had 15 participants and many fans in the crowd cheering for their favorite character. VOFAN takes a photo with all the participants in our photo booth.

Congratulations to the winners of the contest!  VOFAN acted as an honorary judge!

And that’s the end!  Thank you to all who visited our booth and panels during Anime NYC!

Special thanks to all  of our partners and sponsors: Animate, EVA Airlines, Kinokuniya, XP-PEN,  and Anime NYC!

Our Anime NYC Recap Part 2: Panel announcements!

At our November 17 Sunday morning industry panel, Kodansha Comics and Vertical made some exciting announcements about upcoming titles and events for 2019 and 2020—check out the complete list below! We also had a special guest from Japan, Megumi Kitahara, editor of Kodansha’s Dessert magazine, join us to talk about the behind-the-scene process of making shojo manga! 

Announcements from Vertical!

 

 

OWARIMONOGATARI Part 2 NISIOISIN During October of his third year in high school,Koyomi Araragi is introduced to a transfer student named Ougi Oshino by his underclassman Kanbaru Suruga. Ougi tells Koyomi that she has something she wishes to consult with him. When she draws the map of Naoestu High School, she finds something peculiar on what she draws. This discovery reveals a tale that wasn’t meant to be told, and changes Koyomi’s high school life entirely. This is the story that brings to light “what” makes Koyomi Araragi. This is the story that reveals the “beginning” of everything. On sale February 2020!

ZOKU OWARIMONOGATARI by NISIOISIN Welcome to the end of the final season of the MONOGATARI novel series! On sale July 2020 with new artwork from VOFAN!

Bishōnen Tanteidan (Pretty Boy Detective Club) by NISIOISIN and Suzuka Oda Mayumi Doujima, a second-year student at Yubiwa Private Academy, is a girl on the hunt for a star that can only be seen once in every ten years. But it turns out that the “Pretty Boy Detectives Club”—a mysterious, non-profit organization that is rumored to secretly solve trouble on campus—has decided to help Mayumi search for the star. These five vivacious pretty boys send her reeling, and set the stage for days of risky adventure! Manga on sale Fall 2020!

Chi’s Sweet Home Complete Manga Box Set by Konami Kanata New York Times Best-Seller Chi’s Sweet Home is now compiled into a cute, collectible box set! Includes: 4 volumes + box set case + a cute Chi bonus item. On sale June 2020!

 

WEATHERING WITH YOU by Makoto Shinkai  and Wataru Kubota The summer of freshman year of high school. A boy named Hodaka runs away from his island home and goes to Tokyo, where he spends every day in loneness. Then, in a corner of the bustling city he meets a girl named Hina. But he soon finds out that she possesses a mysterious power. Manga on sale summer 2020! 

 

Digital-First Announcements!

To Write Your Words (Kuchiutsusu) by Aki Amasawa A pure-romance novelist is asked to try her hand at ghost-writing a popular steamy series. But when she injures said hand in a literal run in with her handsome dentist, she fears she’ll lose the job … until he offers to be her hands, as long as she needs … On sale December 3, 2019!

Ex-Enthusiasts: Motokare Mania by Yukari Takinami Yurika Nanba doesn’t need hobbies … not when she spends all of her free time thinking about her ex-boyfriend! Notwithstanding that they’ve been broken up for 5 years (and she hasn’t heard from him at all), Yurika proudly describes herself as a “Motokare Mania”—an Ex-Boyfriend Enthusiast. But just when a new love seems on the horizon, the company she works at makes a new hire … her ex! On sale December 10 (live-action drama announced in Japan)! 

Watari-kun’s ***** Is about to Collapse by Naru Narumi Naoto Watari has had his share of struggles: His parents died two years ago, and now he and his sister live at his aunt’s house. There, his desire to protect his sister earned him notoriety as “the guy with the sister complex,”—which never mattered to him, as his sister always came first. But when Satsuki, a childhood friend-turned-enemy, becomes his school mate, Naoto’s ordinary life is thrown into chaos … and Satsuki may just be the beginning. On sale December 17!

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Returns by Akiko Higashimura Rinko, Kaori and Koyuki swore they would get married by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics … Now they’re about to step into a new chapter of romance … but will they, should they, finally get married? On sale December 24!

To Be Next to You by Atsuko Nanba Nina is in love with her kind, handsome neighbor Kyosuke, and though he’s off to high school, she doesn’t see their friendly relationship changing much at all. But soon enough, Nina finds Kyosuke kissing another girl, his classmate. Will the one-year difference change them after all? Or can she work up the courage to confess and win him over once and for all? A sweet story of the joys and pains of first love. On sale December 31!

That Blue Summer by Atsuko Nanba Rio was looking forward to spending her summer vacation in Tokyo, meeting boys and going out with friends. But after a change of plans forces her to stay the (whole!!) summer with her grandmother in the countryside, she’s devastated … until she meets Ginzo, a handsome, mysterious guy with incredible talent and a hidden past … On sale January 7, 2020!

GE—Good Ending by Kei Sasuga High school student Eiji is in love with Aki, the head of the tennis team, but he is unable to ask her out. Another student, Yuki, discovers his obsession with Aki, and promises to help him get closer to her … but Yuki’s help comes at a cost, and soon, the analytical, strategic Eiji finds himself deep in the messy turmoil of emotion … By the author of Domestic Girlfriend! On sale January 14!

MabuSasa by Nanase Akira Sasagawa is a typical high school girl: cute, bubbly … and completely obsessed with BL. One day, she spots her fellow classmate, Mabuchi-kun, at her favorite bookstore, in her favorite aisle, and her fervor is ignited: Could a rough-and-tumble, mean-eyed guy like him possibly love BL too? Her quest to find out leads her to a conclusion even she can’t believe, and their otaku romantic comedy of errors begins! On sale January 21!

And more romance titles are coming as digital-firsts in the month of February!

Let’s Kiss in Secret Tomorrow by Uri Sagata On sale February 4!

The Dorm of Love and Secrets by Nikki Asada On sale February 11!

I’ll Win You Over, Senpai! by Shin Shinmoto On sale February 18!

I Fell in Love after School by Haruki Mitsui On sale February 25!

Print Announcements!

Whisper Me a Love Song by Eku Takeshima Bubbly, energetic first-year high school student Himari falls head over heels for her senpai Yori after hearing her band perform on the first day of school. Himari tells Yori she just loves her, and, to Himari’s surprise, Yori says she loves Himari back! But when Himari realizes that she and her senpai are feeling two different kinds of love, she begins to ask herself what “love” really means … On sale Fall 2020!

Blue Period by Tsubasa Yamaguchi Yatora is the perfect high school student, with good grades and lots of friends. It’s an effortless performance, and, ultimately … a dull one. But he wanders into the art room one day, and a lone painting captures his eye, awakening him to a kind of beauty he never knew. Compelled and consumed, he dives in headfirst—and he’s about to learn how savage and unforgiving art can be! On sale Fall 2020!

Life Lessons of Uramichi-Oniisan by Gaku Kuze Uramichi is 31. Uramichi appears on children’s TV alongside two grown men dressed as forest creatures and a singing woman with a very short fuse. Uramichi leads little kids in exercises and answers their questions about life. But Uramichi’s life is pain. Uramichi just wants to be miserable in peace. But, in his words, “There are games that don’t end even after you forfeit. Like life, for example … ” On sale Fall 2020 (anime previously announced)!


Heaven’s Design Team by Hebi-Zou, Tsuta Suzuki, and TARAKO On the seventh day, God rested. But it turns out He started getting tired long before … In fact, when it came time to design the animals, God outsourced the whole thing to an agency … Heaven’s Design Team! They love their work—the giraffe, the koala, the ping-pong tree sponge(?!)—but their divine client’s demands are often vague, and the results are sometimes wild in more ways than one! Print edition on sale Fall 2020—digital editions on sale now!

Wow, that’s a whole lot of upcoming titles! Stay tuned for more news!