Go For Gold Sale!

Currently, athletes from around the world are locked in grueling battles across numerous sports all for the glory if winning gold on the world stage. To celebrate the efforts of these world class athletes we’re spotlighting some of our most exciting sports series, and discounting them up to 50% off, during the Go for Gold Digital Manga Sale!

Save on a number of digital manga series like the recent fan-favorite soccer saga, Blue Lock. For a poignant and thoughtful look at what it takes to be a world-class ice skater check out, Medalist. Is olympic level love on your mind, be sure to try Practice Makes Perfect. With this sale you can try all these series and more at a price that will have you tasting the thrill of victory, without making your wallet taste the agony of defeat!

But much like the Olympics this sale will end before you know it. So visit one of our participating digital vendors to save – including BookwalkercomiXologyKindleGoogle PlayNook and izneo!

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

All the gain, none of the pain: Discover Absolute Gold

100+ Kodansha Comics series now on comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited

So in case ya haven’t heard, Kodansha Comics just added a 100+ series to comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited, which means subscribers to either “unlimited” digital platform can now dive in and explore our vast library of manga—including titles like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, Fairy Tail, and a whole a lot more!

And to help get you even deeper into those awesome stories on comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited, this week, we’re putting all graphic-novel volumes of those 100+ series for sale up to 50% off exclusively on comiXology and Kindle. So if you find your new favorite new manga series on CU or KU, you can get the remaining volumes at a deep discount during this sale (which ends on May 20) and keep reading! 

So what series will you find on Unlimited? See this list, below …

~ Kodansha Comics x ComiXology Unlimited Sale ~
May 14~20
Click on the title to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
Air Gear Omnibus
Ajin: Demi-Human
All Out!!
All-Rounder Meguru
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
As Gods Will: The Second Series
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan Anthology
Attack on Titan Before the Fall
Attack on Titan Junior High
Battle Angel Alita
Battle Angel Alita Last Order Omnibus
Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle
Beauty Bunny
BLAME! Academy and So On
Bloody Monday
Cage of Eden
Cells at Work
Chi’s Sweet Home
Clockwork Planet
Complex Age
Devils’ Line
Drowning Love
Fairy Girls
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail Blue Mistral
Fairy Tail Ice Trail
Fairy Tail S
Fire Force
Flowers of Evil
Flying Witch
Fort of Apocalypse
FukuFuku: Kitten Tales
Gakuen Prince
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Hotaru’s Way
I Am Here
I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
Kitchen Princess Omnibus
Knights of Sidonia
Land of the Lustrous
Let’s Dance a Waltz
Love and Lies
Love Hina Omnibus
Manga Dogs
Mardock Scramble
Missions of Love
My Little Monster
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Negima Omnibus
Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai
Nodame Cantabile
Paradise Residence
Pitch-Black Ten
Prince in His Dark Days
Princess Jellyfish
Pumpkin Scissors
Rave Master
Real Account
Say I Love You.
Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
School Rumble
The Seven Deadly Sins
Sherlock Bones
Shojo Fight
Shugo Chara
Shugo Chara Chan
Space Brothers
Spoof on Titan
Sweetness and Lightning
That Wolf-Boy Is Mine!
To Your Eternity
Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus
Toppu GP
Tsuredure Children
Until Your Bones Rot
UQ Holder
Waiting for Spring
Wake Up Sleeping Beauty
Yagyu Ninja Scrolls
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Your Lie in April


Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: With Manga from Me to You

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: With Manga from Me to You

One of the best things about manga is the community it creates: how it brings people together and allows you to bond with and make new friendships that last a lifetime, all the while giving you something to talk about that you’re incredible passionate about.

When working in manga, however, it’s not often that we get to speak face-to-face with our readers about our favorite series, so our third, and final, part of our Gift Guide is dedicated to all the amazing Kodansha Comics fans, and is a gift from us to you—our personal favorite staff picks! If you haven’t checked these series out already, we hope we can help you discover a new favorite series—and that you come to love them as much as we do!

Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets (Ages 16+)

Tiff Ferentini, Publishing Associate

It’s no secret in the Kodansha office (or to anyone I meet, really) that my favorite manga series of all time is Attack on Titan—so two of the things I was looking forward to the most this year was the premiere of Attack on Titan Season 3 and to the release of our Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets (and to rereading the manga before the new season premiere!).

One of the aspects that I love the most about Attack on Titan is that it never fails to surprise me, and that just when I think I have of an idea of what Isayama is planning, he throws another curve ball—to both his characters and his readers. Eren, especially, has faced some of the most difficult and interesting challenges and character developments as the story has progressed, and the arc covered in the Season 3 Manga Box Sets is one of my favorites of the series thus far. We not only get to see Eren get the same spark he had at the beginning of the series back, but we also get even more depth and development of Levi, Armin, Erwin, their relationships and interactions with one another, and more. This is also when we finally get a little closer to the truth about the Titans—and of the world Eren and his comrades live in—and were the chapters that had me most on the edge of my seat. Couple that with the Season 3 anime premiere this summer, and I couldn’t have been any more proud to be an Attack on Titan fan—it was not only great seeing the start of my favorite arc animated, but while the new season aired I couldn’t resist rereading the manga, which made me fall in love with the series all over again.

Not only did I think the timing couldn’t be any better for Titan fans, but the Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets were something I hoped both older and newer fans of Attack on Titan would come to enjoy. The design of the box sets themselves are not only super cool (and feature the Titan trio staring you down when you turn them on the side), making them great collector’s gifts for old and new fans alike, but they also feature exclusive bonus items—such as a wicked double-sided poster of Eren (in the Season 2 box set), and a bonus booklet of never-before-seen short stories (in the Season 3 Part 1 box set). If it’s one thing any Attack on Titan fan knows it’s that the Titans show no mercy when it comes to taking the lives of our favorite characters, so the short story collection is especially great because it allows us to see our favorite characters interacting in ways in which we haven’t had a chance to see in the manga—and gives even more depth to characters such as Eren, Levi, Armin, Jean, and more.

The Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets are something I loved both working on and enjoying as a fan, and are definitely sets I’ll keep coming back to as I wait for the return of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2.



Attack on Titan Season Manga Box Sets Season 1 Part 1 through Season 3 Part 1 are available now. Season 3 Part 2 box set coming Summer 2019! Need more Titan? The latest volume, Attack on Titan 26, is out now!


Want more recommendations? Tiff’s previous Attack on Titan-themed staff recommendations include Spoof on Titan—check out their review here!









Again!! (Ages 16+)

Tiff Ferentini, Publishing Associate

… ok, so it’s also no secret that another favorite Kodansha series of mine is Again!!, and between that and Attack on Titan, I couldn’t possibly choose between the two, and had to write about both of them.

While Again!!’s story couldn’t be any more different from Attack on Titan or Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju (one of my previous staff picks), one of the main reasons why I love Again!!is for the same reasons that draw me to Attack on Titan and Descending Stories—it has a compelling story that leaves me wanting to read more and not sure what to expect next, starring characters whose genuine experiences and emotions hit me at my core, and whom I can’t help but relate to.

Again!!is the story about Kinichiro Imamura, who, on the last day of high school, realizes he had gone three years without joining any clubs or making any friends. He’s not exactly bittersweet about graduation, and would now much rather leave it all behind him, But a tumble down a flight of stairs soon sends him three years in the past—back to the first day of high school. Now, Kinichiro not only has the chance to do high school all over again, but he also gets wrapped up in saving his school’s ouendan cheering club from the brink of disbandment.

Right off the bat, there were so many things about this series that captivated me—the mystery regarding Kinichiro’s time travel (is this all a bad dream, or did he really go three years into the past?), his mixed feelings of preferring solitude but also feeling isolated and disregarding by his classmates, and the overarching thought—what would it be like to do things all over again? Again!! creator Mitsurou Kubo is nothing short of a storytelling genius, and crafts not only a gripping story, but also has a way of making Kinichiro’s experiences and feelings so incredibly sincere and candid. From his musings about what if he had done high school differently, regretting choices he did or did not make, or wondering if it even mattered if he was around or not, Kubo centers Kinichiro as not only an interesting, relatable protagonist, but also couples incredibly real, sometimes dark moments with natural humor, and an all-star cast of characters that are just as enjoyable to cheer on.

If you’re looking for a step up from your ordinary high school manga, or for a new series that blends excellent characters with both reality and humor, you’ll definitely want to give Again!! a read.

Again!! Volumes 1 through 5 are available now. Volume 6 coming December 13, 2018! Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!

Want more recommendations? Tiff’s previous staff recommendations include Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju—check out their review here, and read a first chapter preview here!



EDENS ZERO (Ages 13+)

Haruko Hashimoto, Associate Editor

This sci-fi/fantasy series features two kids taking on the vast, mysterious cosmos: Rebecca, a social media girl (think avid Youtuber) piloting her spaceship to shoot her next viral video, along with Shiki, a clueless boy with ancient and rare robotic powers. And of course, there’s Happy, their cute cat companion … weapon? Yes, that’s right—our beloved Happy starts whirring and spinning and transforms mid-battle! This is what’s so exciting about EDENS ZERO. Mashima leans in to all the grand, science-y, mechanical ideas that couldn’t fit in to the lore and tone of his earlier series, Fairy Tail and Rave Master. Back when Fairy Tail was wrapping up its final story arc (and even during its origin story in Fairy Tail ZERO), it seemed as if Mashima wanted to go bigger and badder with each reveal. EDENS ZERO does just that, right from Chapter One.

He’s clearly built up EDENS ZERO as a masterful shonen adventure. I love to imagine new readers and younger readers experiencing Mashima’s world for the first time through EDENS ZERO. It showcases all the polished skills (both art and story-wise) that the author has gained over his two decades of making hit manga. How lucky you get to experience that from the beginning, at the height of his craft! Rave Master was the first series I ever bought with my own allowance, and I’ve worked on so many of Mashima’s English releases, so when I read EDENS ZERO, I read it from my heart, and in awe of how he just keeps improving. And for fellow returning Mashima readers, let yourself be swept off your feet too! From a holographic space goddess, to space pirates, to mechanic space dragons, EDENS ZERO hints at both fun and tragic back stories to come. But while we await Volume 2, you can catch me flipping through EDENS ZERO just to count every Plue and every Fairy Tail member sketched in the crowd scenes.

EDENS ZERO is a fresh new start for a creator who clearly has so many ideas churning in his mind at all times. If you’re feeling nostalgic, or want a good laugh, or are curious to look inside Mashima’s brain a bit more, you can also check out his short story compilation, Hiro Mashima’s Playground.

EDENS ZERO Volume 1 is available now. Volume 2 coming February 2019! Want to give it a read now? Read the first chapter here!

Want more recommendations? Haruko’s previous staff recommendations include Animal Land and Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty – check out her reviews for those series here and here!



Toppu GP (Ages 16+)

Paul Starr, Editor

You might know Kosuke Fujishima as the creator of the long-running magical romantic comedy Ah My Goddess. What you might not know is that all of his manga—even Ah My Goddess!—tend to feature cars, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles with a remarkable frequency. Fujishima-sensei is a major gear-head, and with his latest title, Toppu GP, he goes full-throttle on his love of motorcycles. Toppu GP follows the career of Toppu Uno. We learn in the first volume’s opening pages that he’s destined to make it to MotoGP, the highest level of motorcycle road racing—but then we’re immediately taken to his days as a tween racer in Japan, just starting out on his journey to the top. In typical Fujishima style, the motorcycles and racing action are depicted with meticulous precision, and the comedic interludes between races are a delight. The young Toppu has a crush on Myne, an older girl who also races, and getting to watch her outrace the boys in her class is just as thrilling as Toppu’s races. This is this a great gift for any Ah My Goddess fan, but thanks to its mechanical accuracy and dynamic racing art, it’s perfect for the motorsports maniac in your life. If they’re not a manga fan, they will be once they finish Toppu GP!

Want more recommendations? Paul’s previous staff recommendation was Welcome to the Ballroom —check out his review here, and read a first chapter preview here!



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This wraps it up for our Gift Guide series this year! We hope we’ve given you plenty of ideas for what to wrap up for your loved ones—and put on your own wish list!

Did you check out the KC Gift Guide Part 1 & 2? Click here!

All of us at Kodansha Comics wish you a safe and happy holiday. Thank you for helping us make 2018 a great year to read manga—we can’t wait to give you more in the New Year!

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!

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

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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

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New chapter every month!

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Attack on Titan
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 24 (chapters 95-98) 50% off
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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
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New chapter every month!

Drifting Dragons
All graphic novels up to the latest volume 3 (chapters 12-17) 50% off
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New chapter every month!

Farewell, My Dear Cramer
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 1-23
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Grand Blue Dreaming
All graphic novels up to the latest volume latest volume 9 (chapters 34-37) 50% off
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New chapter every month!

The Heroic Legend of Arslan
All graphic novels up to the  latest volume 8 (chapters 47-52) 50% off
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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
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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
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All graphic novels up to the latest volume 2 (chapters 8-14) 50% off
Chapters now on comiXology Unlimited 15-25
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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
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New chapter every month!

Sports manga sale! 15 digital series up to 50% off until April 9!

Time for spring training—an exciting season, as everybody knows, for sports fans AND manga fans, because this week only, we’re hosting the Kodansha Comics Sports Manga Sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

Y’know, you’d be surprised by all the different types of sports (are they sports?) that’ve been manga-ized by Kodansha Comics! Check out the full roster below:

~ Kodansha Comics Sports Manga Sale  ~
April 3-9
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Ace of the Diamond
by Yuji Terajima 

Eijun Sawamura had his heart set on the middle-school national baseball championships. But his team is eliminated thanks to a wild pitch thrown by Eijun himself. He’s planning to go to high school with his teammates and try again next year when he’s scouted by the famous Seido High School baseball team. When he goes for a campus visit, he finds himself on the receiving end of a baptism by fire! His experience forming a battery with up-and-coming catcher Miyuki rekindles his passion for baseball!!


Again!! by Mitsurou Kubo

From superstar creator Mitsurou Kubo (original concept and character designs for Yuri!!! on Ice) comes a dramatic, funny, time-traveling high school story about what it means to cheer on a friend! What would you do if you had the chance to do everything… again?

Kinichiro isn’t even that bad. It’s just that on the first day of high school, his eyes made him look shifty, so people assumed he was trouble. Now it’s graduation, and he’s looking back on three years with no friends. He never even joined a club. But after a bloody collision and an accidental fall, he wakes up a high school freshman, with the chance to try it all over… AGAIN!!

Air Gear
by Oh!Great

Ikki Minami is a junior high school student with a dream—to become the best Air Trek rider in town. It won’t be easy, as he faces a lot of competition from boys and girls alike. What is Air Trek? Just the latest craze that involves taking a two-wheel inline skate and adding a motor, suspension, and a shock absorber to enable the wearer to execute the wildest, wackiest, most aggressive moves you can imagine. Ikki has a lot to learn as he fights his way to the top in this wild, sexy manga from the creator of Tenjho Tenge!

All Out!! by Shiori Amase

Kenji Gion has always had a complex about his height. On his first day of high school, he meets the giant Iwashimizu and a certain ball game: rugby. This classic shonen manga of youth and high school rugby starts now!



All-Rounder Meguru by Hiroki Endo

A smashing MMA manga from the critically acclaimed creator of Eden: It’s a Endless World!

High schooler and budding Shooto mixed martial arts fighter, Meguru Takayanagi, reunites with his old friend from grade school, Takashi Segawa, in the ring for the first time in seven years. However, while the two used to be good friends, due to the difference in their upbringings, Takashi now sees Meguru as an enemy. Without a moment of joy to commemorate their reunion, the old friends’ match begins … Eden: It’s an Endless World!‘s Hiroki Endo brings you a new tale of Shooto, MMA, and youth!

by Yuki Suetsugu

Chihaya is a girl in the sixth grade, still not old enough to even know the meaning of the word zeal. But one day, she meets Arata, a transfer student from rural Fukui prefecture. Though docile and quiet, he has an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game.

Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the game, along with his ability to pick out the right card and swipe it away before any of his opponents. However, Arata is transfixed by her as well, all because of her unbelievable natural talent for the game. Don’t miss this story of adolescent lives and emotions playing out in the most dramatic of ways!


DAYS by Tsuyoshi Yasuda 

From Tsuyoshi Yasuda (Over Drive) comes the most exciting soccer manga in the world!

During his last spring break before starting high school, Tsukushi Tsukamoto meets Jin Kazama, who invites him to a pick-up soccer game. Their chance meeting, and his first-ever experience with soccer, move kind-hearted, timid Tsukushi to enroll in his new high school’s soccer club, which is among the strongest in all of Japan. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, there’s something amazing hidden inside Tsukushi’s heart … and through his trials and tribulations in the soccer club, it’s beginning to blossom!

Giant Killing
by Masaya Tsunamoto, Tsujitomo

A truly great coach makes the game of soccer interesting! Tatsumi Takeshi is 35 and has spent the last few years coaching in England before being brought back to Japan to coach his old team. His favorite pastime? Causing giant upsets—aka Giant Killing!




Grand Blue Dreaming
by Kenji Inoue, Kimitake Yoshioka

After moving out on his own to a seaside town, Iori Kitahara makes a college debut he never anticipated. A new chapter of his life unfolds, full of diving with beautiful girls and shenanigans with a gaggle of lovable bastards! Idiot-expert Kenji Inoue and au naturel authority Kimitake Yoshioka bring you a glorious college tale filled with booze-fueled antics!

Sayonara, Football
by Naoshi Arakawa 

Before Farewell, My Dear Cramer (Arakawa’s current series) and Your Lie in April,  there was … Sayonara, Football, Naoshi Arakawa’s breakthrough soccer manga!

14-year-old Nozomi Onda has only one thing on her mind: playing beautiful soccer. There’s just one problem: no matter how much she longs to participate in official matches, she’d have physically superior boys as opponents. But when a boy from her past confronts her on the street, she decides she can’t wait any longer.

School Rumble
by Jin Kobayashi

She … is a second-year high school student with a single all-consuming question: Will the boy she likes ever really notice her? He … is the school’s most notorious juvenile delinquent and he’s suddenly come to a shocking realization: He’s got a huge crush, and now he must tell her how he feels. Life-changing obsessions, colossal foul-ups, grand schemes, deep-seated anxieties, and raging hormones—School Rumble portrays high school as it really is: over-the-top comedy!


Shojo Fight by Yoko Nihonbashi

Ever since that day, Neri Oishi’s resolved not to make friends. She’s fifteen years old and plays volleyball at Hakuunzan Private Academy Middle School, which is known for producing top players of the sport. Neri’s doing everything she can to hold herself back, including hiding that she was the captain of a team that took second place in a national tournament when she was in elementary school. While she’s immersed in this team sport, why should Neri have to kill herself? What keeps her from quitting volleyball in spite of that? Get ready for an ensemble volleyball drama!

by Kouji Seo

Yamato is ready for a fresh start. So when his aunt invites him to stay rent-free in her big-city boarding house in hustling, bustling Tokyo, Yamato jumps at the chance. There’s just one teensy-weensy catch: it’s an all-girl housing complex and spa! Things get even more nerve-racking when Yamato meets his neighbor Suzuka, a beautiful track-and-field star. She’s not just the cutest girl Yamato’s ever met, she’s also the coolest, the smartest, and the most intimidating. Can an ordinary guy like Yamato ever hope to win over a girl like Suzuka?

Toppu GP by Kosuke Fujishima

The new racing thrill ride from the creator of Oh! My Goddess and Paradise Residence!

Toppu Uno never wanted to race motorcycles. He was perfectly content watching his sister ride—with his eagle eyes, he knew her lap times before the the stopwatch did. When he’s convinced to take a ride on a minibike for the first time, his hours of observation translate into instant skill on the track. But turning a quick lap and winning a race are two very different things, and Toppu’s got a long way to go before he’s ready for the big leagues: MotoGP, the highest level of two-wheeled road racing.

Welcome to the Ballroom
by Tomo Takeuchi

An action-packed battle manga … with ballroom dance?! Enter the thrilling (no really!) world of Dancesport! 

Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends them packing. Sengoku’s not the neighborhood watch, though. He’s a professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets pulled into the world of the ballroom, his life will never be the same!

Sale ends 4/9/2018 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, or for selected stores, in local time. 

Anime Expo Recap: our announcements live from Los Angeles!

July 3 Update: Click here for the announcement on the Attack on Titan Season 2 anime!


Here’s our running recap of what Kodansha Comics is announcing throughout the July 4th holiday weekend from Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles!

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At Friday's Attack on Titan Anthology Panel, we not only met some of the creative minds behind this unprecedented collaboration between Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama and an all-star list of the best Western comics artists and writers, we revealed never-before-seen art from the book and gave away exclusive trading cards and other goodies.

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We also announced the forthcoming release of Attack on Titan Adventurea unique Attack on Titan interactive novel in the tradition of "Choose Your Own Adventure." You'll work your way through branching storylines, puzzles, and more! Coming February 2017!


At Saturday's Kodansha Comics panel, we announced Fire Force, the new manga about fighters against spontaneous combustion by Soul Eater creator Atsushi Okubo. Coming November 2016. 


We then announced Ichi F, the landmark nonfiction manga memoir of worker in the Fukushima nuclear power plant that melted down in the wake of the March 2011 tsunami disaster. We'll be publishing this as a 600-page single volume in March 2017.


We also announced the print graphic-novel release of our newest digital simulpub series, Kosuke Fujishima's motorcross dream, Toppu GPcoming in 2017. Also look out for the manga release of Clockwork Planet in 2017, the post-apocalyptic steampunk saga based on the popular light novel series.

Finally, on the digital side of things, we announced the beginning of digital re-releases of long out-of-print Kodansha series that had previously been released in English. More details to come, but look for:

Knights of Sidonia creator Tsutomu Nihei's single-volume prequel to BLAME!, NOiSE
ALIVE by Tadashi Kawashima and Noragami creator Adachitoka
The hit romance about two classical musicians Nodame Cantabile by Tomoko Ninomiya
Horror comedy Princess Resurrection by Yasunori Mitsunaga
High school love triangle comedy School Rumble by Jin Kobayashi

Look for these digital releases by the end of this month—with more announcements about digital re-rereleases from our archives coming at San Diego Comic Con!

Kosuke Fujishima’s new series Toppu GP starts NOW—Chapters 1 and 2 on Kindle and comiXology


It's morning in the Land of the Rising Sun. Manga fans across Japan are at their local convenience store picking up the just released issue of Afternoon, where they will find Chapters 1 and 2 of Toppu GP, a brand-new series by legendary Oh My Goddess! and Paradise Residence creator Kosuke Fujishima!

… and you, everywhere outside of Japan, can read the first two chapters of Toppu GP at the same time they're released in Japan—now on Kindle and comiXology!

Enjoy! Look for Chapter 3 on June 24!