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Whether you’re a complete manga newbie or a seasoned veteran we’re giving manga fans the opportunity to start a potential new favorite series during the Kodansha Manga Starter Pack sale!

That’s right we’re giving you up to 50% off the first 3 volumes of some of Kodansha’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed and fan-favorite series. Now is a great time to jump in head-long into the post-apocalyptic dark fantasy, Attack on Titan (now in it’s final anime season!), the multiple award-winning slice of life, A Silent Voice & magic fantasy saga Witch Hat Atelier, or even the shonen battle epic, The Seven Deadly Sins, all for an amazing price that makes it easy to buy in bulk!

But be sure to get your starter packs before time runs out! 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 April 27th to May 3rd!

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

And See below that for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
with links to read other chapter 1s FREE!

Wayback Wednesday: The Seven Deadly Sins – 99¢ for vol. 1 & 50% off select vols. (Ends 03/02)

Dive back into the action fantasy adventure from start to finish!

Hot off the heals of The Seven Deadly Sins finale, and the debut of the new Four Knights of the Apocalypse spinoff – we’re bringing you the opportunity to dive deep into this amazing action fantasy adventure by featuring the series as this month’s Wayback Wednesday spotlight. And if you’ve only had the chance to experience this saga via the anime on Netflix, now’s the best time to jump in with this tremendous sale discounting volume 1 to only 99¢ and every other volume up to 50% off!

When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth—the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights—too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated … ? Prepare to get swept away by an epic fantasy story and colorful cast of characters that will rewrite the history of manga as we know it!

This deal is no fantasy – but it will disappear soon! Try The Seven Deadly Sins volume 1 for only 99¢,  then read the rest of the 41-volume series for up to 50% off each volume! Just visit our participating digital vendors to take advantage of this great discount: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from February 24, until March 2!

Be sure to catch the latest in The Seven Deadly Sins universe with chapters releasing every week same-day-as-Japan via BookwalkercomiXologyKindle & Crunchyroll!

Four Knights of the Apocalypse is a new story in the world of The Seven Deadly Sins, but can be enjoyed totally on its own! Perfect for fantasy fans the world over.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse Debuts Today!

The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse

Debuts Chapters Same-Day-As-Japan

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – New York, NY – Today marks the debut of The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse from master mangaka Nakaba Suzuki, with new chapters released weekly same-day-as-Japan. To celebrate the latest adventure in The Seven Deadly Sins universe, the first five chapters of this new series are now available via BookwalkercomiXologyKindle & Crunchyroll!

The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse © Nakaba Suzuki/Kodansha Ltd.

In the world of The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, Percival has always lived with his grandfather on the idyllic, remote God’s Finger. And though Percival loves the simple life, he longs for adventure. That is, until adventure comes knocking at his door, tearing away everything he’s ever known and leaving him alone in the world. Now Percival has no choice but to go out into the world and see what it holds…after all, it’s his destiny!

Four Knights of the Apocalypse is a new story in the world of The Seven Deadly Sins, but can be enjoyed totally on its own! Perfect for fantasy fans the world over.

The long-running adventure fantasy, shonen manga, The Seven Deadly Sins, originally debuted in Japan October 2012 in the pages of Weekly Shonen Magazine. The English adaptation saw its debut from Kodansha Comics, March 2014, and recently ended in January 2021 with the release of the series’ 41st volume. Fans of the series can also stream The Seven Deadly Sins anime via Netflix, with four seasons now available.

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)

Kodansha USA Partners with INKR Comics Streaming Service

Kodansha USA Announces Expanding Partnership with INKR Comics

Anime Inspiring manga series, Attack on Titan, A Silent Voice, Your Lie in April, among this week’s new additions, with even more debuting next week

Read over 400 volumes from Kodansha USA on the new manga, webtoons, manhua, and comics streaming service

December 17, 2020 – New York, NY –   Today, Kodansha USA, purveyors of some of the world’s most recognized manga properties, has expanded its partnership with INKR Comics, the immersive new comics reading and publishing app, to increase its existing library of fan-favorite manga to over 400 volumes. This week marks the debut of such popular series as Attack on Titan, To Your Eternity, A Silent Voice, Your Lie in April, and more. Also joining the INKR streaming service next week are a number of anime-inspiring manga series like Fire Force, FAIRY TAIL, and The Seven Deadly Sins.
 
Kodansha USA is among the highest profile publishers to be a part of the INKR Comics app launch on October 15, 2020, and has continued to add titles to the budding manga, webtoons, manhua, and comics streaming service. Fans who want to try the new platform can download the app for iOS and Android, here. Once in the app, users can read select chapters of manga for free, and even sample the INKR EXTRA streaming service with a 30-day free trial. At the end of the trial, fans pay only $4.99 a month to continue using the service.

INKR offers readers universal access to comics from around the world, including Japanese manga from Kodansha USA and Tokyopop, Korean webtoons from Mr. Blue and Toons Family, Chinese manhua from Weibo and FanFan, and American comics from publishers such as Image, an unparalleled catalog of diverse works available to read on one app.
 
For more information on this and other Kodansha USA Publishing titles please visit: https://kodansha.us/.

Check out these 99¢ vol. 1s during our (Not Just) Black Friday Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 11/30)

All the fun of Black Friday with none of the pushing and shoving!

We know your wallet might already be strained by all the crazy deals all over the internet BUT how many of them will open your eyes vast manga universes for just .99¢ a pop? Can’t think of one? Well we’re just THAT deal! Right now until Monday, November 30th, you can indulge in nearly 30 series ranging from sci-fi landscapes like in Battle Angel Alita, BLAME!  and EDENS ZERO, to magical realms like FAIRY TAIL, The Seven Deadly Sins, and To Your Eternity, and the even love-filled corridors of romance series like in Domestic Girlfriend, Moteki and O’ Maidens in Your Savage Season – each one, only .99¢ for volume 1s.

It’s a deal that won’t last long but, also won’t burden your wallet! Just visit one of our participating digital vendors to start any (or ALL) of these amazing series for just 99¢ each!: BookwalkercomiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from November 25 – 30th!

 

~(Not Just) Black Friday Digital Manga Sale ~

November 25 – 30th

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:
A Sign of Affection (Vol. 1)
A Silent Voice (Vol. 1)
Ajin Demi-Human (Vol. 1)
Attack on Titan (Vol. 1)
Battle Angel Alita (Vol. 1)
BECK (Vol. 1)
BLAME! (Vol. 1)
Cells At Work (Vol. 1)
Cells at Work: Code BLACK (Vol. 1)
Chi’s Sweet Home (Vol. 1)
Domestic Girlfriend (Vol. 1)
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro (Vol. 1)
EDENS ZERO (Vol. 1)
FAIRY TAIL (Vol. 1)
Fire Force (Vol. 1)
Gleipnir (Vol. 1)
Golosseum (Vol. 1)
Goodbye I’m Being Reincarnated (Vol. 1)
Heaven’s Design Team (Vol. 1)
Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition (Vol. 1)
Karate Heat (Vol. 1)
Mardock Scramble (Vol. 1)
Moteki (Vol. 1)
O’ Maidens in Your Savage Season (Vol. 1)
The Ghost in the Shell (Vol. 1)
The Golden Sheep (Vol. 1)
The Knight Cartoonist and her Orc Editor (Vol. 1)
The Seven Deadly Sins (Vol. 1)
To Your Eternity (Vol. 1)

 

Journey beyond the manga & anime with the Manga to Novel spotlight!

Watched the anime? Read the Manga? NOW read the novel!

Did you know that some of your favorite manga and anime series began as novels? And did you also know some of those favorite series spun-off or shared amazing side-stories through the novel format? Oh you didn’t know? Glad you asked somebody! This month we at Kodansha USA Publishing wanted to share some outstanding literary works that expand and give you a deeper look at fan-favorite series like Attack on Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins and Your Lie in April. Check out some of our favorites spotlighted below and a full list of other novels that will let you dive even deeper into some of your favorite manga stories!

Most of these books are in both print/digital and can be purchased online from our retail partners including: Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Bookshop.org, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target, Walmart, Amazon.

 

Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City, Part 1
By Ryo Kawakami, Created by Hajime Isayama

An Attack on Titan side story in light-novel form—detailing in two volumes the fate of the Quinta District after Wall Maria is breached.

With Wall Maria breeched, communities within the Quinta district have been cut off from each other creating famine and chaos. A young field commander named Rita is tasked with a mission to reconnect transit across the massive district while putting her troops and residence right in the vanguard as Titans descend on her town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAKEMONOGATARI : Monster Tale, Part 1
By NISIOISIN

There’s a girl at their school who is always ill. She routinely arrives late, leaves early, or doesn’t show up at all, and skips gym as a matter of course. She’s pretty, and the boys take to whispering that she’s a cloistered princess. As the self-described worst loser in her class soon finds out, they just don’t know what a monster she is.

So begins a tale of mysterious maladies that are supernatural in origin yet deeply revealing of the human psyche, a set of case files as given to unexpected feeling as it is to irreverent humor. So begins the legendary novel that kicked off the MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim.

This first of three parts introduces Senjogahara and Hachikuji, and fans of the blockbuster prequel KIZUMONOGATARI will be delighted to meet their favorite crazies again: the weirdly reliable narrator Araragi, class president among class presidents Hanekawa, shady problem-solver Oshino, and a certain pale, blonde former vampire.

 

 

 

The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind
By Shuka Matsuda, Created by Nakaba Suzuki

The Seven Deadly Sins—a legendary order that once served the Kingdom of Liones as the mightiest of its Holy Knights—stand accused of treason and have fled the realm. Princess Margaret and young Gilthunder, the slain commander Zaratras’ son, know the terrible truth about the betrayal but dare not speak of it, not even to each other.

The aftermath of the event that shook Britannia comes to life in seven prose chapters that provide a superb introduction to the rich world of the original comic and satisfy longtime fans’ craving for more. Illustrated in a classic, warm style by the creator himself, Seven Scars They Left Behind walks the royal road of fantasy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voices of a Distant Star : Words of Love/ Across the Stars
Story By Makoto Shinkai, Adapted by Arata Kanoh

Award-winning director and author Makoto Shinkai offers a romantic sci-fi tale about young love and space adventure, based on his animated film. This new novel gives readers more insight into Mikako and Noboru’s relationship. Fans of the original series will again be immersed in the beautiful world of Shinkai.

It’s the year 2046. Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Terao are middle school classmates, tentatively sharing an unspoken first love—but unbeknownst to him, Mikako has been recruited into the UN Space Force, and instead of going on to high school, will join the spacecraft Lysithea to search for alien Tarsians. As she travels further and further to the outer reaches of the solar system, the time it takes for a text message to reach the Earth grows longer and longer. Back on Earth, time passes normally for Noboru, but as the years pass he still can’t forget the voice on the other side of the cell phone…

Steeped in nostalgia and memory, Arata Kanoh brings to the page the award-winning OVA by acclaimed filmmaker Makoto Shinkai, director of Garden of Words, 5 Centimeters per Second, and the highest-grossing anime film of all time, Your Name. Arata Kanoh is a writer who has produced novelizations of Makoto Shinkai’s other works, including 5 Centimeters Per Second (also available from Vertical).

 

Your Lie in April : A Six-Person Etude
By Yui Tokiumi, Created by Naoshi Arakawa

THE POPULAR MANGA AND ANIME DRAMA COMES TO LIFE IN WORDS!

There’s not a competition that piano prodigy Arima hasn’t won since he started playing. His renditions are matchless in their precision. When he’s only eleven, however, his peerless fingers fall silent—right up there on stage.

Exploring the shock of the incident and its aftermath from his friends and rivals’ perspectives, A Six-Person Etude accompanies the boy’s halting efforts to pick himself up as an adolescent. Based on the hit series, these prose chapters expand on the original but form a coherent and hard-hitting tale of its own.

 

 

 

 

 

Need even more novels to add to your read pile, check out these other Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL novelizations!

5 Centimeter Per Second: one more side
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (Novel)
Attack on Titan: End of the World
Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City, Part 1
Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City, Part 2
BAKEMONOGATARI : Monster Tale, Part 1
BAKEMONOGATARI : Monster Tale, Part 2
BAKEMONOGATARI : Monster Tale, Part 3
HANAMONOGATARI : Flower Tale
KABUKIMONOGATARI : Dandy Tale
KIZUMONOGATARI : Wound Tale
KOYOMIMONOGATARI : Calendar Tale, Part 1
KOYOMIMONOGATARI : Calendar Tale, Part 2
KOIMONOGATARI : Love Tale
NEKOMONOGATARI (WHITE) : Cat Tale
NEKOMONOGATARI (BLACK) : Cat Tale
NISEMONOGATARI : Fake Tale, Part 1
NISEMONOGATARI : Fake Tale, Part 2
OTORIMONOGATARI : Decoy Tale
ONIMONOGATARI : Demon Tale
OWARIMONOGATARI, Part 1
OWARIMONOGATARI, Part 2
TSUKIMONOGATARI : Possession Tale
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose, Resurrection at Nineteen, 1
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose, Resurrection at Nineteen, 2
The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Scars They Left Behind
The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven-Colored Recollections
Voices of a Distant Star : Words of Love/ Across the Stars
Your Lie in April: A six-person etude

New Sequel Series Announced as The Seven Deadly Sins Ends

 

Today marks the historic end of Nakaba Suzuki’s 8-year run creating The Seven Deadly Sins manga series, with Chapter #346 as its finale. Fans can read this final chapter same-day-as-Japan through our digital retail partners  comiXology, Crunchyroll, and BookWalker.

To celebrate this epic conclusion, Kodansha and Nakaba Suzuki have announced a The Seven Deadly Sins sequel series tentatively titled The Four Knights of the Apocalypse. Further details on this follow-up series will be revealed at a later date.

Manga fans new to the series can read The Seven Deadly Sins from the very beginning in print, and through all our digital partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, Apple Books, Rakuten Kobo and nook.

About The Seven Deadly Sins
When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth—the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights—too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated … ? Prepare to get swept away by an epic fantasy story and colorful cast of characters that will rewrite the history of manga as we know it!

About Nakaba Suzuki
Born in Fukushima, Japan on February 8, 1977, Nakaba Suzuki debuted as a mangaka in 1994 in Weekly Shonen Jump Special ‘95 Spring Special (published by Shueisha). In 2012, he began serializing The Seven Deadly Sins in Weekly Shonen Magazine (Kodansha). Suzuki, is one of very few manga artists who have serialized manga in all four major weekly manga magazines in Japan.

 

Award-Winning Manga Sale featuring A Silent Voice & more: all digital volumes up to 50% off! Ends 02/03

And the Award Goes to … ?

Last year was a big year for Kodansha Comics manga! Winners of the prestigious Kodansha Manga Awards this year include our Perfect World, The Quintessential Quintuplets, What Did You Eat Yesterday?, and To Your Eternity! And add to that list 2019 Eisner Industry Award Winner Tokyo Tarareba Girls!

… but that’s not all! To celebrate, we’re putting all of our past-and-present award winners on sale! Each series is up to 50% off at our digital partners BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends February 3rd!

~ Kodansha Comics Award-Winning Manga Sale ~
January 28-February 3
Click on the featured titles to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Giant Killing
Attack on Titan
Chihayafuru
Space Brothers
Missions of Love
Vinland Saga
Animal Land
Your Lie in April
House of the Sun
Descending Stories
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Kiss Him, Not Me
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
DAYS
Perfect World
Knights of Sidonia
Altair: A Record of Battles
My Boy in Blue
Quintessential Quintuplets
What Did You Eat Yesterday?
To Your Eternity
Saint Young Men
Negima!

A Silent Voice
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Chi’s Sweet Home
Flying Witch
Princess Jellyfish
Ajin
Love in Focus
Witch Hat Atelier
Again!!
Frau Faust
Waiting for Spring
Happiness
That Wolf-boy Is Mine!
Junji Ito’s Cat Diary Yon & Mu
No. 6

 

Get your Shonen Magazine T-shirts now at UNIQLO stores!

Why just read manga when you can wear it? MANGA UT (UNIQLO T-shirts) launches Shonen Magazine T-shirts TODAY!

Weekly Shonen Magazine + UNIQLO are releasing 14 different designs of Shonen Magazine T-shirts! Inspired by six popular manga series—Hajime no Ippo, Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, Negima!, and Shota no Sushi, the shirts are available at UNIQLO Stores worldwide in sizes XXS-XXL and up to XXXL through UNIQLO.com. Get your fresh merch now and represent your favorite manga series just in time for the fall convention season!

… and it’s GIVEAWAY time!

10 lucky winners will win a pair of T-Shirts! To enter, do the following:

• follow both Kodansha Comics and UNIQLO USA accounts Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (see below)
• tag one friend in the comments
• mention which T-shirt of the full collection HERE that you would like to win
• name any of your favorite manga series!

Winners will be randomly selected and notified via DM to confirm mailing address, size, and T-shirt design. Giveaway ends August 30th at 5 pm EDT.

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Good luck and thank you all for celebrating Weekly Shonen Magazine’s 60th birthday with us!