Post-Valentine’s Day! Love Is a Battlefield Sale! 60+ romance manga with a twist up to 50% off on digital

Post-Valentine’s Day! Love Is a Battlefield Sale!
Congratulations, you’ve survived Valentine’s Day, again. But let’s be real: romance doesn’t begin or end on February 14, in real life—or in manga! In fact the so-called most romantic day of the year might just be the prelude to one wild emotional rollercoaster ride. And as well-read fans of Kodansha Comics’s extensive romance-manga lineup know, love can be as tough as or tougher than any battle in shonen manga.

So, to get you through to next year’s Valentine’s Day, at least as far as manga is concerned, this week we’ve selected a massive 60+ romance manga series with a twist, and put them at 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. (Sale ends February 25.)

~ Love Is A Battlefield Sale  ~
February 19-25
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

FUNNY!
Aho-Girl
Boarding School Juliet
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Hotaru’s Way
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die
Kiss Him, Not Me
Lovesick Ellie
Magical Sempai
My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san
Princess Jellyfish
The Prince’s Romance Gambit
Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Tsuredure Children
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

CUTE!
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
Beauty Bunny
Can I Kiss You Every Day?
Kigurumi Guardians
A Kiss, For Real
Kamikamikaeshi
Love and Lies
Love’s Reach
Our Precious Conversations
My Boy in Blue
My Boyfriend in Orange
Waiting for Spring

That Wolf-Boy in Mine!
You Got Me, Sempai

TEARJERKER!
House of the Sun
Drowning Love
Kira-kun Today
Perfect World
Real Girl
Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
Your Lie in April
A Silent Voice
I Am Here!

TROUBLESOME (BUT HANDSOME)!
Beware the Kamiki Brothers
Defying Kurosaki-kun
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight
LDK
Living Room Matsunaga-san
Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love
My Little Monster
Peach Girl
Peach Girl Next
The Prince’s Black Poison
Say I Love You.
A Springtime with Ninjas
The Walls Between Us
Liar x Liar

SAUCY!
Ao-chan Can’t Study!
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Cosplay Animal
Domestic Girlfriend
Gakuen Prince
Kakafukaka
Missions of Love
Moteki
Peach Heaven
Peach Mermaid
 

Happily ever after … ? Hope ya found the kind of love you were looking for!

Discover Tokyo Sale! + digital debut: Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live?

Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Noragami, Chihayafuru … Did you know all these manga are set  in real-life locations in Tokyo? Identifying and visiting places that appear in manga and anime is called seichi junrei, or “pilgrimage to the sacred places,” and it’s an unique way to enjoy tourism in Japan. This week for our Discover Tokyo Sale, we’ve picked 22 manga that takes place in Tokyo, and put them on sale at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook.

Here’s the deal

To start out with, volumes 1’s of the selected manga on digital for only 99¢!
And if you like what you’re reading, keep going—because the all other volumes are up to 50% off!
Pretty sweet deal huh? But you gotta hurry, because the sale will end on July 30!

Where do I start?

A brand new josei manga debuts on digital today, called 
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? by MAKIHIROCHI. It’s about two real estate agents, who are twins (also heavy metal fans), who put the “real” in the “real estate” game and school you about the under-the-radar neighborhoods in Tokyo. If you are looking for a good new read that takes place in Tokyo, THIS IS IT.  Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? volume 1 debuts at 50% off cover price at $5.99. 

~ Kodansha Comics Fantasy Manga Sale  ~
July 24~30
Click on the link to read Chapter 1 for FREE!
Is Kichijoji the Only Place to Live? 

Alive
Chihayafuru
City
Complex Age
COPPELION
Dragon Head
Fuuka
Genshiken
Inuyashiki
Liar x Liar
Moteki

Noragami: Stray God 
Princess Jellyfish
Real Girl
Suzuka
Tokyo Alice
Tokyo Mewmew Omnibus 

Tokyo Tarareba Girls
Welcome to the Ballroom
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Your Lie in April

Yozakura Quartet

 

 

Romance is in the air: digital manga up to 50% off thru Feb 19!

What kind of love are you looking for? 
Romance season is ON! Looking for that special someone? Trying to plan a surprise for your sweetie? Or maybe you’re just looking for something more than plain ol’ “romance” per se … Hey, why don’t you get a clue from some manga 😉 

Starting February 6, Kodansha Comics is offering a whopping 67 romantic manga from all genres for up to 50% off at all of our digital-partner platforms: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. This offer will last for 2 weeks (ends February 19)!

Been away from romance … or romance manga? We’ve picked up some of our recent favorites by powerhouse creators like Akiko Higashimura, Ema Toyama and Mari Yoshino. Check out the Chapter 1 previews and see if there’s something you like! 

Kodansha Comics Romance Manga Sale (February 6-February 19)
Click on links below for free Chapter 1 previews!

manga by Akiko Higashimura
Princess Jellyfish
Tokyo Tarareba Girls

manga by Ema Toyama
Aoba-kun’s Confessions
I Am Here!
Missions of Love

manga by Mari Yoshino
Beauty Bunny
Peach Heaven

manga by Taamo
House of the Sun
I’m in Love and It’s the End of the World

manga by Robico
My Little Monster
Our Precious Conversations

manga by Rin Mikimoto
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight
Love’s Reach

manga by Jun Yuzuki 
Gakuen Prince
The Prince’s Black Poison

As seen as Anime
Aho-Girl
Appleseed Alpha
Clockwork Planet
5 Centimeters per Second
From the New World
Fuuka
The Garden of Words
Love and Lies
Love Hina
Negima!
Nemiga! Omnibus
Nodame Cantabille
School Rumble
A Silent Voice
Suzuka
The Gods Lie.
Tsuredure Children
Unlimited Fafnir
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches
Your Lie in April

Shojo / Josei Romance
A Springtime with Ninjas
Black Panther and Sweet 16
Cosplay Animal
Drowning Love
The Full-Time Wife Escapist
Hotaru’s Way
Kigurumi Guardians
Kiss Him, Not Me!
LDK
Let’s Dance a Waltz
Living-Room Matsunaga-san
Lovesick Ellie
My Boyfriend in Orange
My Brother The Shut-In
The Prince in His Dark Days
Real Girl
Say I Love You.
Wake Up, Sleeping Beauty
That Wolf-Boy is Mine!

Shonen / Seinen Romance
Cage of Eden
Devils’ Line
Domestic Girlfriend
The Flowers of Evil
Forget Me Not
Happiness
I Want to Hold Aono-kun So Badly, I Could Die
Imperfect Girl
Magatsuki
My Wife is Wagatsuma-san
Mysterious Girlfriend X

Yamada-kun manga app update: interview with Miki Yoshikawa

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Just in time for Halloween, we've made some updates on the Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches Manga App for iOS. In addition to adding Volumes 3 and 4, you can also now read the complete interview with artist Miki Yoshikawa!

Preview: Interview with Miki Yoshikawa

Miki Yoshikawa has exceptional talent. Not only because she’s one of the few female mangaka (manga artists) who’ve succeeded in shonen (boys’) manga, but because her approach to manga is so genuine. If you ever get lucky enough to meet her, you’ll quickly realize that what makes her a such a unique person is also what makes the characters in her manga so much like real people.

During her visit to Anime Expo 2015, she shared her thoughts and experiences as the author of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. Relive some of the excitement around her Stateside visit in this interview and the accompanying photos from her events!

About Miki Yoshikawa

Miki Yoshikawa made her pro manga debut in 2003 with Glory Days, a one-shot in Kodansha’s Magazine Special. After a stint as an assistant for Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), she published another one-shot, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, in Shonen Magazine Wonder in 2005. Thanks to its deft comedic touch, Yankee-kun went on to become a short series and later Yoshikawa’s first long-running series in Weekly Shonen Magazine. It was adapted into a live-action drama in 2010-11. Yoshikawa’s best known work, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, started serialization in 2012 and has since sold more than 3 million copies. It’s been adapted into a live-action drama, in 2013, and a TV anime, in 2015.

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Q. How did you become a mangaka?

Miki Yoshikawa (Y): When I was nineteen, I just drew a manga and sent it in to a contest. I sort of studied other manga and picked up how to draw. Then one day, my current editor called me and asked, “Do you want to become a mangaka?” Out of pure excitement, I said, “YES!” [laughs] That was the beginning of everything.

Q. What was the editor’s advice at the time?

Y: I remember telling my editor this was actually the first time I’d ever drawn manga, so it might be a little rough. He totally agreed with me. [laughs] I appreciated his honesty, though. I know he wouldn’t give me false praise if the manga wasn’t actually interesting. That’s what make it so easy to work with him. We’ve been working together ever since—leading up to my debut and also on my current series.

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Yoshikawa with her editor

Q. You’ve also worked as an assistant for Hiro Mashima (the creator of Fairy Tail).

Y: After my editor contacted me, I really thought I could be a mangaka. But I also knew that I had to get better. At that time, Mashima-sensei was looking for an assistant, and I knew I wanted to work with him.

STOP … To read the full interview with Miki Yoshikawa, download the Yamada-kun Manga App!

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Get the Yamada-Kun App for Miki Yoshikawa’s Appearance at Anime Expo

Hit Manga and Anime on Crunchyroll Gets iOS App with Manga, Messages & Animated Autograph from the Author

San Francisco, Calif. (July 2, 2015)—Kodansha Comics just released a special Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches iOS app, with graphic-novel volumes of the manga, special messages from author-artist Miki Yoshikawa, and her animated virtual autograph, to celebrate her rare Stateside appearance at Anime Expo on July 3 and 4.

The link to download the app is at kodanshacomics.com/yamada.

The app is produced by Kodansha Comics’s new San Francisco-based digital-content arm Kodansha Advanced Media, in partnership with innovative mobile-comics platform Madefire, using their newly debuted Motion Book Publisher service.

“The app provides a direct connection from the artist to her work and to her fans,” said Alvin Lu, Kodansha Advanced Media’s General Manager. “Updates will include continuing new graphic-novel releases, interviews with Miki Yoshikawa, con coverage, news, and special messages from the author to her English-language fans.”

An in-app manga purchase unlocks Yoshikawa’s animated Virtual Autograph, which was built with Madefire’s Motion Books technology. Those at Anime Expo who bring their Virtual Autograph to the Kodansha Comics booth (booth #324) will receive an AX 2015 Exclusive Shikishi (signing board), which they can then have Yoshikawa sign at one of her Anime Expo autograph sessions.

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Miki Yoshikawa will be attending Anime Expo as a Guest of Honor. Her visit is being sponsored by leading anime-streaming site Crunchyroll, with events scheduled for Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4.

MIKI YOSHIKAWA'S ANIME EXPO SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 3rd, 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Interview and Q&A on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001)

Friday, July 3rd, 3:30 p.m  to 4:30 p.m.: Live drawing on the Crunchyroll stage (booth #1001)

Saturday, July 4th, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.: Miki Yoshikawa Panel in panel room LP5 (409AB)

Saturday, July 4th: 1:50 p.m. to 3:20 p.m, 3:50 to 5:20 p.m.: Autograph sessions in Kentia Hall

*INSTRUCTIONS ON GETTING YOUR TICKET TO THE MIKI YOSHIKAWA AUTOGRAPH SIGNING – You must have a ticket to attend!

Tickets can be picked up at the Concourse Foyer starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is highly suggested. The start of the line will be outside of the building, and attendees will be led into the hall just before 8 a.m.

The latest anime episodes and manga chapters of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches are streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll, where it is one of the site’s most popular titles in both formats. Graphic novels of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches are published, in both print and ebook format, by Kodansha Comics.