Find your next obsession during this Hidden Gems Digital Manga Sale! (Ends 5/11)

Dive deep into Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL’s Hidden Gems

With so many movies, TV series, comics and, yes, even other manga series vying for your attention we know it’s hard to jump on to something new! What if we told you we’ve curated a list of amazing Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL manga series that have unjustly flown under the radar, AND that we’ve also made it even easier to take a deep dive into these series without ruining your wallet!

Now you can enter the ethereally beautiful and action-packed Land of Lustrous, the unexpectedly thrilling (and spicy) dance battle world of 10 Dance, the high-tension sci-fi heroics of Inuyashiki, or even the funny but poignant coming of age high-school drama O Maidens In Your Savage Season, all for up to 50% off per volume. Stock up and shower yourself in these hidden gems!

Be sure to visit our participating digital vendors to save up to 50% off all the series mentioned above and below. For more info visit: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from May 5, until May 11!

 

~Hidden Gems Digital Manga Sale! ~
May 5 – May 11
See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links below to read chapter 1s FREE!

10 Dance
1122: For a Happy Marriage
Die Wergelder
Inuyashiki
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?
Heaven’s Design Team
Karate Heat
Kounodori: Dr. Stork
Land of Lustrous
O Maidens In Your Savage Season
Pitch-Black Ten
Moteki
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Ran the Peerless Beauty
Space Brothers
To Your Eternity

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
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10 Years of Kodansha Comics—April Spotlight: A Silent Voice


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!

A Silent Voice Volumes 1-7 are available now from Kodansha Comics in a beautiful complete collector’s-edition box set for old and new fans alike!

April Spotlight: A Silent Voice

Our April Spotlight title is Yoshitoki Oima’s moving coming-of-age manga A Silent Voice, and with the release of the A Silent Voice movie now out on Bluray and DVD, it couldn’t be better timing to celebrate this Eisner-nominated series! So what kind of “special surprises” do we have waiting for you this month? Check these out …

Surprise 1: Exclusive A Silent Voice pin!
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 A Silent Voice pins!


Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of A Silent Voice or the A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set and you’ll receive an exclusive A Silent Voice pin for FREE! Available this month (April 2019) only or while supplies last.

Surprise 2: A Silent Voice Survey Sweepstakes!

Here’s your chance to do all of the following: (a) check out the original A Silent Voice manga, (b) complete your collection with the brand new A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set, and (c) check out more manga from creator Yoshitoki Oima! For the month of April only, ONE lucky winner will win a copy of the A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set, one copy of the A Silent Voice Bluray/DVD from our friends at Eleven Arts / Shout Factory,!, AND a complete collection of Yoshitoki Oima’s previous manga series: Mardock Scramble and Volumes 1-9 of To Your Eternity!

All you have to do is take this survey by April 30 to enter for a chance to win.

Surprise 3: Yoshitoki Oima long interview excerpt

Kodansha Comics is also proud to present a special interview with Yoshitoki Oima! First appearing in the A Silent Voice Fanbook (Japan only), this interview with A Silent Voice creator Yoshitoki Oima has never before been translated into English … until now!

About Yoshitoki Oima

Yoshitoki Oima won the 80th Weekly Shonen Magazine Rookie Manga Prize, and debuted in 2009 with Mardock Scramble. Following A Silent Voice, her new series, To Your Eternity, began serializing inWeekly Shonen Magazine at the end of 2016.

Really See, Really Hear: A Silent Voice Yoshitoki Oima Long Interview

An excerpt from the interview first published in the A Silent Voice Fanbook (September 2016)

 

A Theme of Communication

Q. A Silent Voice deals with a lot of very serious themes, including bullying and hearing impairment. The series comes across as a very brave act. Do you feel that way?

Yoshitoki Oima (YO): I’m a little uncomfortable reducing the work to simplistic statements like “It’s about bullying.” Personally, I never saw the series as being “about” bullying or hearing impairment; instead, I was attempting to illustrate, literally, how difficult it can be for people to communicate their feelings to each other. So while the title may be A Silent Voice, I very much intended to depict communication as a whole. Shoko can’t hear, that’s true, but that’s really just one of the things that makes her who she is; and in the same way, the bullying in this series is one result of a particular kind of communication.

Q. Is there something specific that motivated you to take on communication, and the difficulty of communicating feelings, as your theme?

YO: A Silent Voice actually draws a lot from my own experience: the regret over my failure to take notice of and listen to the voice of one girl in particular; it deeply influenced Shoya’s commitment to “really see, really listen.” It’s not that my friend couldn’t hear, but in this story, Shoko’s inability to hear is partially a nudge to help readers key in to the main theme. It wasn’t intended to be the core of the series, per se.

Q. It’s true that Shoya never once uses the word “bullying” to describe his own actions.

YO: Shoya is all too aware how it would sound if he described his past behavior toward Shoko as “bullying,” so he strongly resists using that word and labeling it that way.

In contrast, the people around him, including Miki, Naoka, and Mr. Takeuchi, are perfectly happy calling it “bullying”. That compartmentalizes the bullying, and sort of lets them feel that they weren’t involved. That’s a relief for them, and they find “bullying” a very convenient term as they create their own narratives of themselves.

Q. Miki and Naoka sometimes use the word “karma” to describe the events of the series. Is this something else they say simply because it’s convenient for them, like “bullying”?

YO: “Karma” is a word the characters use as an easy dodge. They’re trying to live their own lives, and “karma” is a box they can compartmentalize things in to help make sense of them. For me personally, “karma” is not a significant factor in the series.

It’s possible one reason people focus so much on the word “karma” is that it gives readers a certain sense of relief, too. Words like “karma,” or phrases like “crime and punishment” and “good is rewarded; evil is punished,” are frameworks that lend themselves very well to stories. Some readers might expect characters who do something wrong to be punished, but I wasn’t specifically thinking about that during the writing.

I do want to be clear about one thing, though: I didn’t write Miki, or even Mr. Takeuchi or Shoko’s paternal family, to be “villains.”

Q. Do you mean they’re each right in their own way – or at least have their own feelings about all this?

YO: I drew each scene with empathy for the character in question—like how Mr. Takeuchi acts in the elementary school, and when Shoko’s paternal grandfather says, “We don’t want anyone like that in our family” (vol 4, ch. 32: Gum Syrup). These characters all realize that “If I say something like this, I might come off as a bad person.” But they all say these things convinced that “raising a child with disabilities isn’t as simple as you think.”

While each character says these things in their own way, the words they speak and the attitudes they exhibit spring from brutally honest feelings they can’t deny. These are things I might have even said myself if I were ignorant of people with disabilities. For example, when faced with serious issues and cornered to make a decision, maybe I would’ve also said something like, “This may be taboo, but I’m going to speak my mind.”

Of course, it’s up to each individual to think about what’s good and bad, and that is what Shoko’s mother found troubling.

Shoko’s Feelings, Conveyed in the Communication Notebook

Q. The communication notebook plays a crucial role in the meeting, conflict, and finally reunion between Shoya and Shoko.

YO: With her grandmother, Shoko practiced speaking aloud; she was making an effort to use her voice to talk. But when she stopped speaking, that notebook became her one line of communication with hearing people.

Q. Why does Shoko stop talking?

YO: It has a lot to do with her mother and Yuzuru. It made Shoko unbearably sad to see Yuzuru getting bullied because Shoko couldn’t speak like everyone else; that’s the first reason. The second reason was that her mother wanted Shoko to be able to speak well, but when things don’t go as smoothly as planned, her mother becomes frustrated—Shoko picks up on that. So she slowly stops using her voice.

The message Shoko displays in the notebook when she transfers to Suimon Elementary School—“I would like to get to know everyone through this notebook”—really says it all. For her, the communication notebook isn’t just the one tool that allows her to communicate; it’s a symbol of Shoko’s hope that she can be friends with her classmates.

Q. But some pretty cruel things end up written in that notebook.

YO: Shoko starts out being able to converse normally with everyone through the notebook, but gradually all the notes turn to complaints, and then to outright meanness. Shoko sees all this as her own fault, so—as a means of self-defense and to smooth things over with everyone else—she hides how she really feels and just starts to apologize all the time. It culminates in Shoya throwing the notebook into the pond, and even though she immediately rushes to fish it out again, Shoko herself decides to throw the notebook away immediately afterward. It was her only haven, and now she’s abandoning it: she’s given up on communicating. This encounter with Shoya is the last straw; Shoko can no longer hold back all the feelings she’s been keeping inside, and confesses to Yuzuru that she wants to die. The notebook was just that important to her.

How can everyone write such awful things in this precious notebook of hers? It’s because nobody can see how important it is—not even her mother. That’s why her mother can throw it off the bridge like she does. I gave that chapter the title “I Gave Up Once Before” because it answers the question “What did Shoko give up in elementary school?” When, in high school, Shoya suddenly shows up with the notebook Shoko thought she’d abandoned, to her it’s much more than just an old notebook. It’s as if Shoya has brought back with him the whole hope of being friends with everyone that Shoko had thrown away in elementary school—friends she was going to make with that notebook.

When Shoya asks, “Is that notebook really that important?”, Shoko responds, “It matters because you brought it back to me.” She clasps it to her chest with one hand over the other, letting him know how precious it is.

Q. Shoya pulled the communication notebook out of the pond and kept it all that time. Does that show that, on some level, he had a sense of how much it meant to Shoko?

YO: Having experienced bullying himself, Shoya can look at the notebook and realize what awful things everyone wrote there. But at the same time, he sees how Shoko never wrote anything but “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” He starts to ask himself, why would she throw away something that mattered so much to her? And he starts to wonder: was there more she wanted to say? That’s why he held onto it for so long.

Q. So when Shoya hits Shoko, that’s because he thinks she ought to be more open about herself, right?

YO: The way Shoko only ever wrote “I’m sorry” in the notebook gnaws at Shoya. He wanted to bring out—maybe you could call it—Shoko’s true self. He wanted to know how she really felt.

 


Wanna read more interview like this?

Then check out Kodansha Comics’ exclusive interview with Yoshitoki Oima from 2016! 

Don’t miss A Silent Voice out now on bluray/DVD, available now from Shout Factory!

 

Celebrate 10 Years of Kodansha Comics with us all year long by following us on KodanshaComics.com!

Be sure to check back again next month, when we’ll be throwing the spotlight onto yet another Kodansha classic!

 

5 Kodansha Series Nominated for YALSA’s 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List!


Kodansha Comics is proud to announce that not one, not two, but
five of our series have made the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list! If you’ve been searching for a new manga series to discover—or if you’ve been looking for the perfect new series to gift to a friend or teen family member —look no further than these five, fabulous series below!

 

 

Again!! (Ages 16+)
By Mitsurou Kubo, creator of Moteki and one of the minds behind Yuri!!! On ICE 

 

Kinichiro Imamura isn’t a bad guy, really, but on the first day of high school his narrow eyes and bleached blonde hair made him look so shifty that his classmates assumed the worst. Three years later, without any friends or fond memories, he isn’t exactly feeling bittersweet about graduation. But after an accidental fall down a flight of stairs, Kinichiro wakes up three years in the past… on the first day of high school! Has he really gone back in time, or is this just a crazy dream? An encounter with an awkwardly eccentric fellow student might give Kinichiro the chance to live a different version of his dull high school life—if can just bring himself to seize the chance…

 

Again!! Volumes 1 through 6 are available now —Volume 7 coming March 19, 2019!

Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!

 

 

 

 

 

Flying Witch  (All Ages)
By Chihiro Ishizuka

 

Makoto Kowata, a novice witch, packs up her belongings (including a black cat familiar) and moves in with her distant cousins in rural Aomori to complete her training and become a full-fledged witch.

 

Flying Witch Volumes 1 through 6 are available now—Volume 7 coming June 11, 2019!

Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frau Faust (Ages 16+)
By Kore Yamazaki, creator of The Ancient Magus’ Bride 

 

More than a century after an eccentric scholar made an infamous deal with a devil, the story of Faust has passed into legend. However, the true Faust is not the stuffy, professorial man known in fairy tales, but a charismatic, bespectacled woman named Johanna Faust, who happens to still be alive. Searching for pieces of her long-lost demon, Johanna passes through a provincial town, where she saves a young boy named Marion from a criminal’s fate. In exchange, she asks a simple favor of Marion, but Marion soon finds himself intrigued by the peculiar Doctor Faust and joins her on her journey.

 

Frau Faust is complete in 5 volumes—Read the first chapter here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Your Eternity (Ages 16+)
By Yoshitoki Oima, creator of A Silent Voice 

 

A lonely boy wandering the desolate tundra meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well … To Your Eternity is a totally unique and moving manga about death, life, reincarnation, and the nature of love.

 

To Your Eternity Volumes 1 through 8 are available now—Volume 9 coming April 16, 2019!

Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waiting for Spring (Ages 13+)
By Anashin 

 

Mitsuki is a shy girl who’s about to enter high school, and vows to open herself up to new friendships. Of course, the four stars of the boys’ basketball team weren’t exactly the friends she had in mind! Yet, when they drop by the café where she works, the five quickly hit it off. Soon she’s been accidentally thrust into the spotlight, targeted by jealous girls. And will she expand her mission to include… love?

 

Waiting for Spring Volumes 1 through 10 are available now —Volume 11 coming July 23, 2019!

Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!

Humble Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Fantasy Manga

Battle Angel Alita, NoragamiThat Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime … Kodansha Comics are, first and foremost, about worlds of fantasy! That’s why, starting Wednesday January 30, we’re teaming up with Humble Bundle once again to bring you our BIGGEST manga bundle yet, Humble Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Fantasy Manga! That’s up to $1000 worth of digital manga including our current hottest titles like  Cells at Work! and Land of the Lustrous, as well as introduce you to both new and classic titles like Drifting Dragons, I’m Standing on a Million Lives, and Mushishi! So how does it work? 

Name your price. Together, the books in this bundle usually cost as much as $1000. At Humble Bundle, though, you choose the price!

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. Choose where the money goes—among Kodansha Comics and our preselected charity The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund—or, if you like, a charity of your choice—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, February 13, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME
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PAY WHAT YOU WANT! Here’s what you’ll get with each tier:


Pay $1 or more
Drifting Dragons volumes 1 – 3

Pay $8 or more
Land of the Lustrous volumes 1 – 5
Clockwork Planet volumes 1 – 5
Flying Witch volumes 1 – 4

Pay $15 or more
Cells at Work volumes 1 – 4
Heaven’s Design Team volumes 1 – 2
Fire Force volumes 1 – 10
Pumpkin Scissors volumes 1 – 15

Pay $18 or more
Noragami: Stray God  volumes 1 – 6
I’m Standing on a Million Lives volumes 1 – 4
Altair: A Record of Battles volumes 1 – 8

Pay $20 or more
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volumes 1 – 4
To Your Eternity volumes 1 – 7
Mushishi volumes 1 – 10
Battle Angel Alita volumes 1 – 3


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

KC 4 ALL SALE: Debuting Good Dog, Cerberus! + 15 manga for all ages

KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages!
As we’ve announced at AnimeNYC 2018, Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALL 
starting November 20, where we’ll be releasing 4 new and unique digital-first manga that we’d recommend to readers of any age—because they are too funny, too epic, and just too good! (See the full roster below.)

To kick off the campaign, we’ve handpicked 16 manga series for just anybody who loves comics and put them on discount up to 50% off during the KC 4 ALL Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. (Sale ends November 26.)  


~ KC 4 ALL Sale  ~
November 20 ~ November 26
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Good Dog, Cerberus! — DEBUT!
A Silent Voice
Chi’s Sweet Home

Chi’s Sweet Adventure
CITY

Drifting Dragons
Flying Witch
Fukufuku Kitten Tales

Heaven’s Design Team
Karate Heat
Kamikamikaeshi
Sharlock Bones
Shugo Chara
To Your Eternity
Tokyo Mewmew
Your Lie in April


Debuts November 20! Good Dog, Cerberus! by Moha Arimura

Cerberus—the guard dog of the underworld—is a clumsy puppy who can’t do his job. Although Cerberus is constantly causing trouble for his master, Hades, he is always forgiven for being just so darn cute. So goes this wonderfully fluffy tale of life in the underworld. This heartwarming full-color comic is a must-see for all the dog-lovers out there!

Good Dog, Cerberus! on sale at debut during the KC 4 ALL Sale (ends November 26.)
Check out free chapter 1 preview here

 

 


Debuts November 27! Blissful Land by Ichimon Izumi
Khang Zhipa is a 13-year-old doctor’s apprentice living in a mountain village in 18th-century Tibet. One day, when he gets back from collecting medicinal herbs, he finds a bride-to-be and her wedding party will be resting at his home for the night. The bride’s name is Moshi Rati and it turns out she’s actually Khang Zhipa’s fiancee from another land, here to stay! Enjoy this heartwarming slice-of-life tale woven by a kind-hearted boy and his mysterious bride.

 

 

 

 


Debuts December 4! Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice by Ichimon Izumi
In this richly imagined forest-world, peopled by beasts, humans, and hunters, the legendary red-haired hunter, nicknamed “Red Riding Hood,” encounters a strange girl, half-human, half-beast. Despite being barely able to communicate, the two forge a bond and Red Riding Hood takes on a new apprentice. Join them on their journey as they overcome the walls between them, despite belonging to different species, and learn to survive in a sometimes scary, always magical fantasy universe.

 

 

 



Debuts December 11! Crocodile Baron by Takuya Okada
His name is Alfred J. Donson, novelist and crocodile. Together with his very good friend (who is a rabbit), he undertakes gentlemanly adventures in culinary excellence throughout Japan, encountering other intriguing denizens of the animal kingdom along the way. With delightfully drawn talking-animal characters, Crocodile Baron demonstrates the absolute importance of good taste and that sometimes it takes an animal to show us how to be truly civilized!

 

 

 

 

 

Found a new manga series that you like? Recommend it to your friends and siblings too! 

 

“Other Worlds” Manga Sale! Alicia’s Diet Quest digital debut +15 fantasy series up to 50% off on digital

Welcome to “The Other World!”
Isekai means “the other world” in Japanese. And thanks to recent hits like That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and the fact everyone more or less wonders what’s it like to be transported to the world of fantasy, it’s been a manga genre on the rise!

This week take a trip to the Other Worlds of manga—isekai and beyond— with the “Other Worlds” Manga Sale with 15+ fantasy series at 50% off discount on all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook. (Sale ends November 19.)  

Th-that’s not all! Today we’re also introducing you a brand-new isekai series … with a twist! Check out Alicia’s Diet Quest––a comedic RPG adventure with a beautiful-yet-somehow-clumsy priestess who’ll try just about anything and everything in her struggle to … lose weight? Volume 1 now available on all digital platforms at 50% off! (Sale ends November 19.)  


Check out free chapter 1 preview of Alicia’s Diet Quest!

Whether you’re on the isekai bandwagon or not, check out the FULL list of manga on sale! These worlds of fantasy may go beyond even your imagination!

~ “Other Worlds” Manga Sale  ~
November 13 ~ 19
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!
Alicia’s Diet Quest — DIGITAL DEBUT!
Altair: A Record of Battles
Animal Land
Basilisk
Cage of Eden
Cells at Work!
Drifting Dragons
Heaven’s Design Team
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness
I’m Standing on a Million Lives
Mushishi
Noragami
Pumpkin Scissors
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To Your Eternity

 

Read beyond the latest volume on comiXology Unlimited! 18 series up to 50% off

Ever gotten through the latest volume of a great manga series and then wanted to read more? You can, you know, if you’re a subscriber to comiXology Unlimited! We’re encouraging the readers of 18 Kodansha Comics series to READ BEYOND as we put up chapters that go past the latest available volume on comiXology Unlimited and add new chapters along the way!

It’s a great way to jump ahead on your favorite series—at no extra cost beyond the $5.99/month subscription fee. In fact, based on our math, all the chapters that are already up on Unlimited are alone worth more than the price of admission!

Which brings us to … more savings! To help get you up to speed, for this week only, we’re putting all graphic novels volumes of those 18 series for sale up to 50% off exclusively on comiXology and Kindle. It’s a great chance to catch up and then read beyond on comiXology Unlimited. Alas, this sale ends, as all sales must, on June 11.

~ READ BEYOND! ComiXology Unlimited Sale ~
June 5~11
Click on the banner to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Fuuka 
All graphics novels up to the latest volume 17 (chapters 156-165) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 166-194
New chapters every week! 

GTO Paradise Lost
All graphics novels up to the latest volume 8 (chapters 62-70) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 71-97
New chapters every week!

The Seven Deadly Sins
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 26 (chapters 207-213) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 214-263
New chapters every week!

Space Brothers
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 31 (chapters 287-295) 50% 0ff

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 296-315
New chapters every week!

To Your Eternity
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 4 (chapters 25-34) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 35-64
New chapters every week!

UQ Holder!
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 13 (chapters 129-132) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 133-147
New chapters every week! 

Ajin: Demi-Human
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 11 (chapters 49-53) 50% off

Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 54-57
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

APOSIMZ
Chapters available on comiXology Unlimited 1-14
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Attack on Titan
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 24 (chapters 95-98) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 99-104
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Devils’ Line
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 10 (chapters 48-52) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 53-59
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Drifting Dragons
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 3 (chapters 12-17) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 1
8-23
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Farewell, My Dear Cramer
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 1-23
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Grand Blue Dreaming
All graphic novels up to the latest volume latest volume 9 (chapters 34-37) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 38-43
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

The Heroic Legend of Arslan
All graphic novels up to the  latest volume 8 (chapters 47-52) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 53-58
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Our Precious Conversations
All graphic novels up to the latest volume Latest volume 2 (chapters 7-11) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 12-19
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Sweetness and Lighting
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 10 (chapters 45-49) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 50-53
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

TOPPU GP
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 2 (chapters 8-14) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 15-25
All chapters as single issues 50% off
New chapter every month!

Wave, Listen to Me!
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 3 (chapters 17-24) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 25-39
All chapters as single issues 50% off
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Digital volume 1s by Yoshitoki Oima, Hiro Mashima, Tsutomu Nihei

Kodansha Comics is the home of awesome manga creators. Did you know we publish multiple manga by Yoshitoki Oima (critically acclaimed creator of A Silent Voice and To Your Eternity), Hiro Mashima (hit-machine creator of Fairy Tail and Rave Master), and Tsutomu Nihei (mad genius of BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia)?

As a continuation from last week, we’re hosting our second installment of  the Creator Spotlight Sale to showcase our amazing creators and their work at all of our digital retail partners:BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. 

Here’s the deal

First of all: all digital Volumes 1s of all series listed below only 99¢!
Next: if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to 50% off!
And to make it even easier for you, we’ve put some of the series available as a complete series bundles up to 60% off!

Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on May 28!

~ Kodansha Comics Creator Spotlight Sale Part 2  ~
May 22-28
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!


Yoshitoki Oima

Yoshitoki Oima became a global bestseller  with A Silent Voice, a realistic yet dramatic story of redemption about a boy who used to bully a hearing-impaired girl. But did you know that Oima worked on Mardock Scramblea 7-volume hard science-fiction epic, and To Your Eternity, her stunning current series that could be her biggest hit of all?

Check out this exclusive creator interview with Yoshitoki Oima! A Silent Voice, To Your Eternity, and Mardock Scramble volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Hiro Mashima
Needless to say, our most iconic shonen manga artist is Hiro Mashima and he’s just completed his long-running bestseller series Fairy Tail earlier this year! But don’t be sad! It’s  just been announced that Mashima will start a brand new series in June 2018. Plus, we’ve brought back his debut masterpiece, the groundbreaking Rave Master on digital, because it is too good to be left out!

Check out this creator spotlight video of Hiro Mashima! Fairy Tail and Rave Master volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Tsutomu Nihei 
Tsutomu Nihei has been the big star of our sibling publisher Vertical for quite some time. Some of you may recognize his works like BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia from their anime adaptations on Netflix. Since then, Nihei has been working nonstop on his newest series APOSIMZ, which is currently available as simulpub from Kodansha Comics.  This is where science-fiction manga begins and ends!


Check out this creator spotlight video of Tsutomu Nihei! BLAME! and Knights of Sidonia volume 1s are only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

Ken Akamatsu 
Ken Akamatsu has been the king of rom-com shonen manga since the 2000s. You know his hit manga and anime Love Hina and his even bigger follow-up series Negmia! But Akamatsu-sensei’s hit-manga-maker career doesn’t stop there! His current series, UQ Holder!, is a sequel to Negima!  and recently became an anime on Amazon Anime Strike!

Check out Ken Akamatsu’s Love Hina, Negima!, and UQ Holder! volume 1s for only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)

MORE Creators!
Here are few more creators Kodansha Comics creators that you wanna check out during this Creator Spotlight Sale!

Yoshinobu Yamada
Wanna see some beauty, guts, and glory? Check out Cage of Eden and Deathtopia  by Yoshinobu Yamada! 

Yuu Kuraishi, Kazu Inabe
As you may know, the creator team of of Fort of Apocalypse and Starving Anonymous specialize in dark fantasy. But the storywriter Yuu Kuraishi had also worked on the screwball timeslip comedy My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san, which may give you an idea of how diverse their storytelling style could be. 

Mitsuru Hattori
Did you know the creator of  the zombie girl series Sankarea  also works on the manga adaptation of Imperfect Girl by NISIOISIN (creator of the Monogatari series), published by Vertical?

Check out all these series’ volume 1s for only 99¢ + all other volumes are up to 50% off during the Creator Spotlight Sale! (ends 5/28)