Manga to Anime Summer!

An all-new season of anime is upon us! And of course, that includes some Kodansha manga turned anime as well. Whether you’ve been following along the manga series and eagerly awaited the anime OR have just discovered an anime you need to know everything about – we’re making it easy to dive into the manga that inspired some of this summer’s anime hits!

During the Manga to Anime Summer digital manga sale you can take up to 50% off fan favorite manga that’s made the cross-over to animation this summer like the hilarious dark fantasy, Peach Boy Riverside. Want to read manga series with premiering anime this season? Be sure to check out Mashima’s sci-fi space epic EDENS ZERO, and the multi-relationship rom-com Girlfriend, Girlfriend! If you’re already enjoying the fantasy saga of To Your Eternity, and the time-traveling delinquent drama of Tokyo Revengers, then now’s the best time to start the manga! All these series and more are at your fingertips and digitally available wherever you are!

But this sale won’t last long, 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 6th to July 12th!

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

From art to animation: Discover Manga Turned Anime

Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season Debuts!

Kodansha & Humble Bundle Kick-off the Latest Season of Anime with the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season

Over $900 worth of anime-inspiring manga for $30 including series like To Your Eternity, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, EDENS ZERO & more!

Just in time for the debut of some truly amazing spring anime, Kodansha and Humble Bundle have teamed up to launch the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season! Right now, fans can get 80 volumes totaling over $900 worth of manga that inspired the hotly anticipated Spring 2021 anime debuts including the heart-wrenching fantasy series, To Your Eternity, the school days soccer saga, Farewell My Dear Cramer, and even the Hiro Mashima sci-fi action / adventure, EDENS ZERO. But much like a season of exciting anime, this offer will not last – so be sure to get the jump into this Humble Manga Bundle before it ends, Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Read ’em anywhere: All the manga featured as part of the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season will be delivered digitally upon purchase 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!

Support charity: For this Humble Bundle, Kodansha will be leveraging the purchasing power of each bundle – whether it’s at the $1 tier or the $30 to donate a portion of the proceeds to worthy causes! Choose where the money goes among Kodansha and our preselected charity, the Stop AAPI Hate organization – or choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Below are the different tiers for the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season and what fans can expect to receive:

Pay $1 or more to get:
EDENS ZERO Vol. 1
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vol. 1
To Your Eternity Vol. 1
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Vol. 1
Tokyo Revengers Vol. 1

Pay $10 or more to get:
EDENS ZERO Vols. 2-3
Farewell, My Dear Cramer Vols. 1-3
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vols. 2-3
To Your Eternity Vols. 2-3
Shaman King: Zero Vol. 1
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 1

Pay $18 or more to get:
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Vols. 2-3
EDENS ZERO Vols. 4-6
Farewell, My Dear Cramer Vols. 4-6
Shaman King: Zero Vol. 2
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 2
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vols. 4-6
To Your Eternity Vols. 4-6
Tokyo Revengers Vols. 2-3

Pay $25 or more to get:
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Vols. 4-5
EDENS ZERO Vols. 7-10
Farewell, My Dear Cramer Vols 7-13
That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime Vols 1-2
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vols. 7-10
The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Vols 1-2
To Your Eternity Vols. 7-10

Pay $30 or more to get:
The Seven Deadly Sins Vols. 1-24

Read your favorite anime of the season during Winter 2021 Manga to Anime Digital Sale (Ends 02/22)

Loved the anime? Save on the manga!

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest Winter anime releases you know there’s TONS for anime fans to love right now. But if you’ve only seen the anime you’ve only experienced half the story!

Right now, during the Winter 2021 Manga to Anime Digital Sale you can take up to 50% off the manga that inspired some of this season’s fan-favorite anime – like the dark medical drama Cells at Work! CODE BLACK, the returning action packed isekai fantasy, The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, the multi-love rom-com, The Quintessential Quintuplets, and more!

But hurry, this sale won’t last long! Visit one of our participating digital vendors to take advantage of this special discount for a limited time: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from February 9th to February 22nd!

 

~Winter 2021 Manga to Anime Digital Sale~

February 9th to February 22nd

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:

Cells at Work! (Vol. 1-3)

Sale also includes:

Cells at Work! CODE BLACK (Vol. 1-3)
Cells at Work and Friends! (Vol. 1-2)
Cells NOT at Work! (Vol. 1-2)
Cells at Work! Baby (Vol. 1)
Cells at Work: Platelets! (Vol. 1)
Cells at Work: Bacteria! (Vol. 1-3)
Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist (Vol. 1-2)
Heaven’s Design Team (Vol. 1-3)
I’m Standing on a Million Lives (Vol. 1-5)
With a Dog and a Cat, Every Day is Fun (Vol. 1)
The Quintessential Quintuplets (Vol. 1-7) 

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vol. 1-8)
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vol. 1-2)
That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime (Vol. 1)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest (Vol. 1)

Bring some magical excitement into your life with the Action / Fantasy Digital Manga Sale (Ends 02/01)

When you can’t choose between action or fantasy, why not both?

Need a little more excitement AND magic in your life? Then the Action / Fantasy Digital Manga Sale is exactly what you need! Right now we’ve gathered some of our most EPIC action / fantasy titles full of intense battles, narrow escapes, and (literally) monstrous foes and have made them up to 50% off! That’s right jump into and save on a number of fantastical series like the dark action-thriller, To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, the hilariously violent Peach Boy Riverside, the beautifully tragic To Your Eternity , as well as anime inspiring series like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Drifting Dragons and FAIRY TAIL!

But this deal only lasts for a limited time before it magically disappears! So visit one of our participating digital vendors to see how you can save: Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from January 26th to February 1st!

And be sure to check out the print debut of action / fantasy epic Orient, available NOW!

To celebrate we have a special note from the author to our fans:

“I am very happy that people all over the world can now read Orient,” says Shinobu Ohtaka creator of Orient & Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. “Orient is continually getting more and more exciting, and with the recently announced anime adaptation news, I look forward to delivering even more of this excitement to you, the readers.”

About Shinobu Ohtaka:
Born in 1983. Known as the creator of Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and SUMOMOMO, MOMOMO. The latest series Orient is currently being serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.

 

 

~Action / Fantasy Digital Manga Sale~

January 26th to February 1st

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:

The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! (Vol. 1-3)

Sale also includes:

Altair: A Record of Battles (Vol. 1-12)
Ayanashi (Vol. 1-2)
Basilisk (Vol. 1-3)
Beyond the Clouds (Vol. 1-2)
Blissful Land (Vol. 1-3)
Drifting Dragons (Vol. 1-5)
FAIRY TAIL (Vol. 1-32)
FAIRY GIRLS (Vol. 1-2)
FAIRY TAIL Blue Mistral (Vol. 1-2)
FAIRY TAIL Ice Trail (Vol. 1)
The Heroic Legend of Arslan (Vol. 1-7)
The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon!  (Vol. 1-3)
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness (Vol. 1-2)
Interviews with Monster Girls (Vol. 1-4)
Magus of the Library (Vol. 1-2)
Peach Boy Riverside (Vol. 1-2)
Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice (Vol. 1-2)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vol. 1-8)
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts (Vol. 1-5)
To Your Eternity (Vol. 1-7)
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls (Vol. 1-6)
Witch Hat Atelier (Vol. 1-4)

 

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!

 

Slip into another world during our Dreaming of Isekai Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 12/21)

Transport yourself to other worlds, with discounted travel fees!

It’s no wonder that one of the hottest genres in manga is the isekai (or “other world”) genre. With many stories of average every day humans on Earth transported by magic (or by death!) to amazing and fantastical worlds, it’s easy to imagine yourself breaking free from your every day to join epic battles, gain magic powers, to save the day! So to add to your daydreaming we’re putting a number of our own isekai manga on deep discount during the Dreaming of Isekai digital manga sale!

That’s right! during this sale you can take up to 50% off select volumes from some of our hottest isekai series like the anime-inspiring That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, as well as hilarious genre bending Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated! and The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor, and even some unlikely isekai stories you may not have thought fit the mold like Saint Young Men, Battle Angel Alita, and Again!!.

Take advantage of this extended deal before they too go off to another world! Just visit one of our participating digital vendors today: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from December 15 – 21st!

 

A Brand New Isekai Series Debuts!

And be sure to also check out the latest isekai fantasy rom-com from Kodansha USA, I Guess I Became the Mother of the Great Demon King’s 10 Children in AnotherWorld! Read the first chapter FREE!

 

~Dreaming of Isekai Digital Manga Sale ~

December 15 – 21st

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:

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vols. 1-8)

Sale also includes:

Again!! (Vols. 1-6)
Alicia’s Diet Quest (Vols. 1-2)
Animal Land (Vols. 1-7)
Battle Angel Alita (Vols. (Vols. 1-5)
Devil Survivor (Vols. 1-4)
Dolly Kill Kill (Vols. 1-5)
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life (Vols. 1-10)
Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated! (Vols. 1-2)
Golosseum (Vols. 1-3)
The Great Cleric (Vols. 1-3)
The Hero Life of a Self-Proclaimed Mediocre Demon (Vols. 1-2)
The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor (Vols. 1-2)
I’m Standing on a Million Lives (Vols. 1-5)
Real Account (Vols. 1-7)
Saint Young Men (Vols. 1-4)
Sherlock Bones (Vols. 1-4)
Starving Anonymous (Vols. 1-4)
That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime (Vol. 1)
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Vols. 1-2)
Unlimited Fafnir (Vols. 1-2)

BookWalker readers get exclusive sale in this digital manga showcase (Ends 6/22)

Check out this exclusive deal on BookWalker

Are you a fan of reading digital manga, AND are you a fan of BookWalker for all of your manga needs? Well you’re in luck! For a limited time we’re offering BookWalker readers up to 50% off select titles, so you can start a new series or get the next volume at a steep discount.

From manga that inspired fan-favorite anime like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and School Rumble, long omnibus reads like Air Gear and Genshiken, and even dark dramas like Flowers of Evil and Starving Anonymous, we’ve got a great mix of amazing manga titles to build up your digital manga library!

Take advantage of this exclusive BookWalker sale while you can! Sale runs from June 16, until June 22!

Like what you see but think you want even more digital manga? Check out the exclusive deals also happening at comiXology & Kindle!

~ BookWalker Exclusive: Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL Digital Manga Showcase! ~
June 16 – 22
See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links below to read chapter 1s FREE!

Again!!
Air Gear Omnibus
Back Street Girls
Complex Age
Flowers of Evil
Fuuka
Genshiken Omnibus
Genshiken 2nd Season
I’m Standing on a Million Lives
School Rumble
Starving Anonymous
Sweetness and Lightning
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Tokyo Revengers
Tsuredure Children

Kodansha Comics at Crunchyroll Expo 2019! August 30-September 1

Going to Crunchyroll Expo this weekend? It’s happenin’ August 30 to September 1 at New Crunchy City a.k.a. San Jose Convention Center! and you can find us there at our “Kodansha Comics Got Weird Manga!” panel at 4:30 p.m. on August 30 (more deets, below)!

Plus there’s a whole plethora of Kodansha-related events! Junji Ito, of his own Junji Ito’s Cat Diary fame, will be there, in the flesh, so to speak, as the headliner of the show. But there’s also other related panels and screenings, including the world premiere of the new In/Spectre anime and Chihayafuru Season 3! Here’s a rundown of all things Kodansha Comics-related while you’re there!

PANELS!

Miho Okasaki: The Voice behind That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime‘s Rimuru Tempest
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Grand Station (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Meet the voice of Rimuru Tempest, Miho Okasaki, from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime! Come learn about her work in the anime industry and behind the scenes of one of the most recent popular shows.

Junji Ito: The Man Behind the Horror
3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Grand Station (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Come join one of horror’s most celebrated manga creators, Junji Ito, as we take a look at some of the most memorable works throughout his career, from Uzumaki to Tomie, as well as a look ahead to what’s coming next!

Kodansha Comics Got Weird Manga!
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Classroom 2 (Lower Level), San Jose McEnery Convention
Do you consider yourself a savvy manga fan who’s no longer satisfied by certain formulaic, neverending manga? We got you covered! Kodansha Comics has been launching dozens of new digital-first manga like Are You Lost?, Magical Sempai, and Domestic Girlfriend, offering an even more diverse and robust library of manga officially in English to blow your mind! This panel is the perfect chance to find out what’s up and also add your two cents to what goes into our digital-first lineup. Ready to talk far-fetched manga? Come to our panel and participate in the Q&A for a chance to win special prizes!

Anime’s Best Cats with Junji Itoh
1:45 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.,
August 31 (Saturday)

Cinema 2 (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Proud cat dad and Master of Horror Junji Ito joins us to discuss the best cats featured anime and manga throughout history! We hear why Ito-sensei is so fond of felines, learn how his own pet inspired many of his chilling tales and share loads of cat memes!

WIT Studio Creative Perspective with President/CEO George Wada
3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m., August 31 (Saturday)

Classroom 1 (Lower Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
WIT Studio is behind many anime hits including Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, The Ancient Magus Bride and more. Come learn about the creative perspective behind an anime studio with president and CEO George Wada.

WIT Studio CEO, President George Wada Career Perspective
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., September 1 (Sunday)
Classroom 1 (Lower Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Ever wondered what it’s like to work on popular series like Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus Bride, Psycho Pass and more? Come join president and CEO George Wada as he shares his experience in the industry.

Find your Phobia with Junji Ito!
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.,
September 1 (Sunday)
Cinema 2 (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Ichthyophobia, gyrephobia, somniphobia and much much more! We review Ito-sensei’s most phobia-inducing manga panels, review the history behind them and dig into how he’s creepiest creations came to his pen!

SCREENINGS!

Cells at Work! English Dub Screening
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Episode Room (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Enter the fascinating world inside your body with the brand new Cells at Work! English dub starring Cherami Leigh (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail), Billy Kametz (Fate/EXTRA Last Encore, Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU), Robbie Daymond (I want to eat your pancreas, Charlotte), and Laura Post (The Promised Neverland, March comes in like a lion) under the direction of English voice director Christian La Monte and adaptation by Blair Rowan of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episodes 1-5
4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m., August 30 (Friday)
Episode Room (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Corporate worker Mikami Satoru is stabbed by a random killer, and is reborn to an alternate world. But he turns out to be reborn a slime! Thrown into this new world with the name Rimuru, he begins his quest to create a world that’s welcoming to all races.

Chihayafuru Season 3 Premiere
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., August 31 (Saturday)Cinema 1 (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Join the producer of Chihayafuru Season 3, Toshio Nakatani, for an exclusive look at the upcoming new season. Be one of the first to watch the return of this series, coming to Crunchyroll this Fall!

In/Spectre: Episode 1-2 World Premiere & A Talk with Producer Tatsuya Ishiguro
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., August 31 (Saturday)
Cinema 1 (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
What do you get when you cross romance and mystery with the supernatural? You get In/Spectre! Join special guest Tatsuya Ishiguro as he brings you the latest behind Crunchyroll’s upcoming anime co-production, In/Spectre! Be one of the first to get an exclusive screening of the anime and learn more about the series before it simulcasts in January 2020.

ALL WEEKEND!

Junji Ito Gallery
10:00-19:00, August 30-September 1
Junji Ito Gallery (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
We often learn more from fear, as it is one of the most compelling vehicles for storytelling. “Junji Ito: a master of horror,” will be gracing New Crunchy City with a gallery featuring an array of artwork—three of which are exclusive for Crunchyroll Expo 2019! Mr. Ito’s iconic stories like Uzumaki, Tomie, and Gyo have haunted generations through a concoction of thought-provoking themes and mesmerizing art. We hope this gallery will embed curiosity and awe in each and every one of you!

Manga Library
11:00 – 7:00 p.m., August 30-September 1

Manga Library (Upper Level), San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Check out your favorite manga from Kodansha Comics in the Manga Library, located upstairs!

Isekai Manga Sale! Reincarnated as a Slime + 6 otherworldly manga up to 50% off on digital!

‘Tis the dog days of summer, and maybe yer tired of this world and ready to jump into another one? Well you’re in luck, kind of, because now you escape to some new worlds—at a discount up to 50% off—with our first-ever Isekai Manga Sale!

For this week’s digital sale we’re featuring some our most popular hits, including That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and I’m Standing on a Million Lives. Plus we’re putting on sale a quartet of BRAND-NEW isekai titles that we started releasing just this past month: Slime spinoff The Slime Diaries, The Great Cleric, Goodbye I’m Being Reincarnated!, and our wacky new take on manga-about-manga that debuts TODAYThe Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor

All of our select isekai series are now up to 50% off on digital at our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo MyAnimeList, and nook. But hurry! Sale ends August 19! 

~ Kodansha Comics Isekai Sale  ~
August 13-19

Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
I’m Standing on a Million Lives
Alicia’s Diet Quest
The Great Cleric 
The Slime Diaries
Goodbye! I’m Being Reincarnated!
The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor

 

 

Anime Expo 2019 Digital Sale featuring Fire Force, Vinland Saga, SLIME and MORE!

Summer is gettin’ HOT with the biggest anime convention of the year AND the brand new anime season right around the corner! To get you ready for the epicness, this week, we’re hosting Anime Expo 2019 Digital Sale, where all volumes of the upcoming manga to anime series starting in July, as well as those series featured at Kodansha Comics booth at AX are up to 50% off at our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, and nook. (Sale ends July 8.)

Kodansha Comics Anime Expo 2019 Sale
(June 2-8) 

Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

Are You Lost?
Cells at Work!
Fire Force
Magical Sempai
O Maidens in Your Savage Season

That Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime
To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Vinland Saga