ComiXology and Kodansha Comics to Release Volumes 34-44 of The Drops of God Manga

Comixology and Kodansha Comics have announced that they will release Volumes 34-44 of Tadashi Agi and Shū Okimoto’s The Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) manga digitally in English for the first time on May 18, 2021. The volumes are the final 11 volumes of the series.

The series is available digitally as part of the Comixology Originals line of content at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime via Prime Reading, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited. The manga is also available for purchase through Kindle and Comixology.

The companies released Volumes 1-8 re-edited with new cover art and debuted Volumes 9-11 in English in October 2019. The companies then launched Volumes 12-22 in May 2020 and Volumes 23-33 in October 2020.

Vertical previously licensed the series in 2011 and released part of the manga in North America.

Agi launched The Drops of God manga with artist Shū Okimoto in Kodansha’s Morning magazine in 2004. The manga ended in June 2014.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Adds More Attack on Titan Volumes to the comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited Subscription Programs for Limited Time

Kodansha has announced that for a limited time, fans can read up to Volume 22 of Attack on Titan, FREE as part of comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited – the Amazon-powered comics, graphic novel and manga subscription services.

Supporting this special subscription service addition, Kodansha also announced the Attack on Titan Final Season Manga Sale, which discounts Volumes 23-32 of the original series, and volumes from Attack on Titan spin-offs like Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, Attack on Titan: Junior High, and more, up to 50% off. This sale runs from April 6-19, 2021, and is available across all our participating digital vendors including Bookwalker, ComiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. These combined efforts make it easier than ever for new, existing, and anime-only fans to take a deep dive into the dark fantasy world of the Attack on Titan manga.

Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series created by Hajime Isayama. First published in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, this series was a sleeper hit until it won the Kodansha Manga Award in 2011 for the shōnen category. Since then the manga has spawned the hit anime TV series of the same name making Attack on Titan a pop culture sensation. The anime is currently in its final season and can be streamed via Crunchyroll and FUNimation.

Comixology Unlimited offers over 30,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at Comixology.com/unlimited. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at Amazon.com/kindleunlimited.

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

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

Read ’em anywhere: All the manga featured as part of the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season will be delivered digitally upon purchase in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices.

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

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

Pay $1 or more to get:

  • EDENS ZERO Volume 1
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 1
  • To Your Eternity Volume 1
  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Volume 1
  • Tokyo Revengers Volume 1

Pay $10 or more to get:

  • EDENS ZERO Volumes 2-3
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Volumes 1-3
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volumes 2-3
  • To Your Eternity Volumes 2-3
  • Shaman King: Zero Volume 1
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 1

Pay $18 or more to get:

  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Volumes 2-3
  • EDENS ZERO Volumes 4-6
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Volumes 4-6
  • Shaman King: Zero Volume 2
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volumes 4-6
  • To Your Eternity Volumes 4-6
  • Tokyo Revengers Volumes 2-3

Pay $25 or more to get:

  • Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro Volumes 4-5
  • EDENS ZERO Volumes 7-10
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Volumes 7-13
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime Volumes 1-2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volumes 7-10
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Volumes 1-2
  • To Your Eternity Volumes 7-10

Pay $30 or more to get:

  • The Seven Deadly Sins Volumes 1-24
  • Kodansha Comics Announces Four New Manga Licenses

    Kodansha Comics has announced four new manga titles that will debut digitally in May 2021. The following titles will debut over consecutive Tuesdays during the month of May.

    Title: With the Sheikh in His Harem (Sheikh-sama to Harem de.)
    Author: Rin Miasa
    Debut Date: May 4, 2021
    Synopsis: Sanagi loves nothing more than money—not even love. After all, it’s what keeps her small family going. But when a chance encounter with a stranger leads her to push away his offer of riches, she wonders if she’s gone crazy… and starts to believe she really has when he reveals that he’s a Sheikh, and proposes to her. She rejects him, but soon finds out that a marriage with him might be the only way to keep her family safe.

    Title: The Springtime of My Life Began with You (Kimi to Aoi Haru no Hajimari)
    Author: Nikki Asada
    Debut Date: May 11, 2021
    Synopsis: Suehiro is a quiet girl, who prefers the excitement of her books to the real-life anxieties of friends. She’d been perfectly happy in her own little world until ultra-popular guy Takasago asked her out as part of a punishment game right in front of the class, bringing Suehiro front and center. Mortified, she tries everything to get away… but he persists, and insists he’s serious. How will she deal with such an interruption to her previously quiet life?

    Title: Medalist
    Author: TSURUMAIKADA
    Debut Date: May 18, 2021
    Synopsis: Tsukasa, whose dreams were crushed. Inori, left to fend for herself. These two share a dream… and their tenacity may be the only thing that sees them through. Their destination? The ice… on the world’s stage.

    Title: Back When You Called Us Devils
    Author: Takashi Sano
    Debut Date: May 25, 2021
    Synopsis: Yusuke Saito is a normal high school kid… well, normal enough, though there’s six months missing out of his memory. But when he starts to get confronted by people who insist they’re from his past, who allege that he did horrible things to them… suddenly Yusuke realizes that those missing six months may be crucial to remember. Otherwise, the skeletons in his closet may just make him a skeleton, too.

    Source: ANN

    Vertical and Kodansha Comics Change Names on Social Media and Get New Homepage

    Kodansha USA Publishing has announced that as part of the “next phase of Kodansha’s English-language publishing program,” the company’s Vertical brand has changed its name to Kodansha Books on social media, and Kodansha Comics has changed its name to Kodansha Manga. The company stated the change is to “[bring] in all titles from Kodansha Comics, Kodansha USA International, and Vertical under a unified Kodansha.”

    The company also launched its new homepage at the https://kodansha.us/ URL to house all of those brands. The company also revealed its new logo.

    Kodansha USA Publishing, the company that handles the Kodansha Comics label, consolidated Vertical and digital distribution company Kodansha Advanced Media under its management in January 2020. As part of the restructuring, Kodansha Advanced Media general manager Alvin Lu became the CEO and president of Kodansha USA Publishing.

    Takashi Sakuda became the chief operating officer of Kodansha USA Publishing, and Kiichiro Sugawara became the publisher. Ivan Salazar, who was a former PR and events specialist under comixology, became the senior marketing editor for Kodansha USA Publishing.

    Japanese publisher Kodansha founded its New York-based subsidiary Kodansha USA Publishing in 2008. Kodansha and Dai Nippon Printing acquired a controlling stake in Vertical in 2011.

    Source: ANN

    Kodansha Comics Announces Digital Manga Debuts for April 2021

    Kodansha Comics has announced four new manga titles that will debut digitally in April 2021. The following titles will debut over consecutive Tuesdays in April:

    Title: Girlfriend, Girlfriend (Kanojo mo Kanojo)
    Author: Hiroyuki
    Debut Date: April 6, 2021
    Synopsis: Naoya just got a girlfriend, the gorgeous Saki-chan, and though their intensities often pit them against each other like ice and fire, they’re totally, uncontrollably in love with each other. He vows never to cheat… when out of the blue he receives another confession. Nagisa’s cute, sweet, and she’s made him lunch to boot. He knows he can’t cheat, but he can’t let a cutie like this get away… so he does the logical(?) thing: Asks Saki for permission to date them both. The confidence! The arrogance! The very gall! No matter the outcome, Naoya’s future will be lively.

    Title: Nina the Starry Bride (Hoshifuru Ōkoku no Nina)
    Author: Rikachi
    Debut Date: April 13, 2021
    Synopsis: Nina had a rough start to life, stealing to survive—and eventually being sold into slavery by her own brother. But to her surprise, her captor, Prince Azure, ordained that she would live the life of a princess… specifically, that of the recently deceased princess-priestess, Alisha. But despite her changing fortune, Nina won’t give up her old life without a fight… and Azure might just be the one to finally match her wits. But how much can she trust Azure? And can she stop the feelings budding in her heart, knowing she must eventually marry another?

    Title: The Honey-blood Beauty & Her Vampire (Mitsugetsuhime & Vampire)
    Author: Toma Fuyuori
    Debut Date: April 20, 2021
    Synopsis: Kagari Tojyo is smart and beautiful… but what really draws a crowd is her rare “honey blood”—a crowd of vampires, that is. Enter Ryotaro, her bodyguard and a vampire himself… with quite the perverted, sadistic streak. What’s Kagari got to do to have a “normal” life?

    Title: And Yet, You Are So Sweet (Na no ni, Chigira-kun ga Amasugiru)
    Author: Kujira Anan
    Debut Date: April 27, 2021
    Synopsis: Maaya Kisaragi, 16 years old, finally confessed to her crush… only to be flatly rejected and ridiculed on social media after. To make matters worse, the most popular guy in her grade, Chigira-kun, overheard her despondent muttering about the whole thing. But instead of making fun of her, he comforts her… and proposes an odd solution to her heartbreak.

    Source: ANN

    Kodansha Comics Adds Nearly 600 Manga Titles to Kindle Unlimited and comiXology Unlimited

    Kodansha Comics has announced they have expanded their availability on comiXology Unlimited and Kindle Unlimited to include an additional nearly 600 manga volumes to the Amazon-powered comics, graphic novel and manga streaming services.

    These additions which include volumes from manga series like Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Gleipnir, Chihayafuru and more, join the 400+ manga titles already part of the streaming service. On top of that, select full series, like anime-inspiring manga, A Silent Voice, Inuyashiki and Kiss Him Not Me, are now available for fans to read from start to finish. And as an added benefit fans can read many of these additions in Guided View, a proprietary technology which provides an immersive and cinematic, panel-to-panel reading experience.

    “At Kodansha Comics we’re continually working to make it as easy as possible for our stories to reach fans everywhere,” says Kodansha USA Publishing President and CEO Alvin Lu. “And by leveraging comiXology and Kindle’s worldwide audience we’re sure our amazing series will find the growing number of manga and anime fans searching for new stories.”

    ComiXology Unlimited now offers over 25,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited. Kindle Unlimited offers over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and select current issues of popular magazines for just $9.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/kindleunlimited.

    Kodansha Comics Announces March 2021 Digital Manga Debuts

    Kodansha Comics has announced the company’s digital manga debuts for March 2021. These new digital debuts, as well as returning ongoings, will be available upon release across all their participating digital vendors including Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook, and izneo.

    Araki Won’t Be Tamed
    By Kapparappara
    Release Date: March 2, 2021

    Yakko has always lived in the shadow of her model/actress younger sister, Yuno. So when she’s surprised on her 17th birthday by super-popular actor Araki Shigaraki, she assumes he’s looking for Yuno… until he declares his love for Yakko?! Not only that, he’d declared his love for her before… but now, as then, she doesn’t believe him. But he’s determined, and if she won’t see him as a boyfriend, maybe she’ll see him as a pet…?!

    Shaman King: Marcos
    Original Creator Hiroyuki Takei
    Art by Jet Kusamura
    Release Date: March 9, 2021

    New Shaman King spin-off from the same team as Shaman King: Red Crimson.

    What should be a bright future for the X-Laws is shadowed by the absence of Marco. Where could he have gone, and is something sinister behind it? Join the fan favorites in another Shaman King spin-off.

    Blue Lock
    Story by Muneyuki Kaneshiro
    Art by Yusuke Nomura
    Release Date: March 16, 2021

    By the Story Creator of As The Gods Will: The Second Series.

    After a disastrous defeat at the 2018 World Cup, Japan’s team struggles to regroup. But what’s missing? An absolute Ace Striker, who can guide them to the win. The Football Association is hell-bent on creating a striker who hungers for goals and thirsts for victory, and who can be the decisive instrument in turning around a losing match… and to do so, they’ve gathered 300 of Japan’s best and brightest youth players. Who will emerge to lead the team… and will they be able to out-muscle and out-ego everyone who stands in their way?

    The Dawn of the Witch
    Story by Tatsuo
    Art by Kakeru Kobashiri
    Character Design by Takashi Iwasaki
    Release Date: March 23, 2021

    Cervil is a magic student with no memories of his life before he met a mysterious blond woman in an alley. Now he travels with his teacher, Ross—another student, Holt, and the beastman Coudeau for “special training”… but this field trip may not be as routine as it seems.

    Chasing After Aoi Koshiba
    By FLY and Takeoka Hazuki
    Release Date: March 23, 2021

    All-new Yuri romance.

    Sahoko had lots of friends in high school, so there’s no shortage of people to catch up with at her reunion. But the one face she wants to see is missing: that of Aoi Koshiba, her classmate and first love. A star of the basketball team, Aoi caught Sahoko’s eye as an easy way to score social points. But when Aoi quits the team, an unexpected kiss pulls Sahoko closer to her than she intended to be. With a difficult home situation, Aoi is in need of more than just a cynical social climber. She needs a true friend, and something more…

    She’s My Knight
    By Saisou
    Release Date: March 30, 2021

    Haruma Ichinose, 17, has been popular since he was born. So popular, in fact, that he figured no one could even come close… until he met Yuki Mogami. She’s tall, cool, collected, and totally makes him crazy. He may just be in love… but can he deal with falling for someone even more dashing than himself?

    Those Snow White Notes
    By Marimo Ragawa
    Release Date: March 30, 2021

    Anime to debut April 2021.

    When Setsu’s grandfather died, so did Setsu’s “sound”—his unique creative spark. Grieving, he goes to Tokyo to find himself… but manages to become totally, literally lost on his first day. Only a chance meeting with Yuna—aka Yuka, the hostess—saves him from being robbed. At first glance their lives seem totally different, but they’re both striving for their dreams—hers, of being an actress, and his, of developing his talent with the shamisen—and it could just be that life in the raucous, unfeeling urban sprawl of Tokyo could just be what binds their fates together…

    Source: The Fandom Post

    Attack on Titan Humble Manga Bundle Launches Amidst Final Anime Season

    Just in time for the final season of the hit anime, Kodansha USA and Humble Bundle have teamed up to launch the Attack on Titan Final Season Humble Manga Bundle. Right now, fans can get over $750 worth the original Attack on Titan digital manga, its spin-off series, light novels, guides, and even audiobooks, for only $20. It’s a perfect jumping on point for new fans of the franchise or those that only know the anime, as well as a great opportunity for existing fans to build up their Attack on Titan library.

    Read ’em anywhere: The manga, light novels, and guides featured in the Attack on Titan Final Season Humble Manga Bundle are all available digitally in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices.

    Support charity: Not only will you be immersing yourself in the action-packed world of Attack on Titan but you’ll also be donating to great causes. Choose where the money goes — among Kodansha Comics and our preselected charities, the ACLU and Doctors Without Borders — or choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund.

    Below are the different tiers for the Attack on Titan Final Season Humble Manga Bundle and what fans can expect to receive:

    Pay $1 or more to get:

    • Attack on Titan Volumes 1-4
    • Attack on Titan: Junior High Volume 1
    • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volume 1

    Pay $5 or more to get:

    • Attack on Titan Volumes 5-10
    • Attack on Titan: Junior High Volumes 2-3
    • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volumes 2-3
    • Spoof on Titan Volume 1
    • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (light novel)

    Pay $10 or more to get:

    • Attack on Titan Volumes 11-16
    • Attack on Titan Guidebook: INSIDE & OUTSIDE
    • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volumes 4-6
    • Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City (light novel) Volume 1
    • Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Volume 1

    Pay $15 or more to get:

    • Attack on Titan Volumes 17-21
    • Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia
    • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volumes 7-11
    • Attack on Titan: Junior High Volumes 4-5
    • Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Volume 2
    • Spoof on Titan Volume 2
    • Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound (Light Novel) Volume 1
    • Attack on Titan: No Regrets Volume 1

    Pay $20 or more to get:

    • Attack on Titan Volumes 22-26
    • Attack on Titan Anthology
    • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Volumes 12-17
    • Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City Volumes 1 & 2 (Audiobook)
    • Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City (light novel) Volume 2
    • Attack on Titan: No Regrets Volume 2

    And available digitally for the first time ever as part of the $20 tier:

    • Attack on Titan: No Regrets Complete Color Edition
    • Attack on Titan: Anime Guide

    Kodansha USA Kicks-off 2021 with Largest Digital Manga Sale of the Year

    To celebrate the New Year, Kodansha USA is discounting most of their digital manga library up to 50% off at participating digital retailers Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo, during the New Year, New Manga sale. More than 3,000 select volumes will be on sale from January 5-January 18, 2021.

    Fans can take advantage of this line-wide sale to stock-up and read beyond the anime for series like Attack on Titan (now in its final season), Fire Force, Gleipnir, Drifting Dragons, Wave, Listen to Me! and more. Not only that but fans can also pick up hit debuts from 2020 including Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun, A Sign of Affection, The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon!, and more.

    For more information on this and other Kodansha USA Publishing titles please visit: https://kodanshacomics.com/.