Kodansha Comics to Release 750+ Titles on BookWalker Global


OCTOBER 25, 2016 - Kodansha Comics, the publisher of best-selling manga including Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail and A Silent Voice has just added over 750+ volumes of manga to BookWalker Global's ebook store. The first batch of Kodansha Comics on BookWalker will be available to readers immediately, with new releases added every Tuesday.

Featured new releases now available on BookWalker Global:

Attack on Titan Anthology by various artists, edited by Jeanine Schaefer and Ben Applegate The manga megahit Attack on Titan, reinterpreted by some of comics' top talent! Featuring original stories by a long roster of comic superstars such as Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Faith Erin Hicks, Michael Avon Oeming, Paolo Rivera, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr! This unprecedented, full-color collaboration between East and West will be released first in English, making it indispensable for Attack on Titan fans and curious comic fans.

Neo Parasyte f
Parasites: shape-shifting aliens whose only purpose is to assimilate with and consume the human race … but do these monsters have a different side? A parasite becomes a prince to save his romance-obsessed female host from a dangerous stalker. Another hosts a cooking show, in which the real monsters are revealed. These and 13 more stories, from some of the greatest shojo manga artists alive today, together make up a chilling, funny, and entertaining, tribute to Hitoshi Iwaaki's manga horror classic!

The Ghost and the Lady, Vol. 1 by Kazuhiro Fujita
Deep in London's Scotland Yard sits an evidence room dedicated to the greatest mysteries of British history. In this “Black Museum” sits a misshapen hunk of lead—two bullets fused together—the key to the untold story of a wartime encounter between Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing, and a supernatural Man in Grey. The record books show Florence fought for compassion as empires' petty rivalries threatened to destroy the hopes and lives of common people. But a guest in the Black Museum knows the truth is not so simple, and the famed Lady with the Lamp had a ghastly secret…

Nekogahara: Stray Cat Samurai Vol. 1 by Hiroyuki Takei
From the creator of Shaman King and co-creator of Ultimo! In medieval Japan, it's a hard life for a stray cat. Every day is filled with struggles and prejudice, from oppression by fellow cats working for cruel masters to extortion by catnip drug lords. But being a stray also means incredible pride and independence. The wandering samurai Norachiyo has no master, though he still wears the telltale bell of a cat who has a “person.” This rogue warrior travels across Japan, protecting the weak and cutting down those who have forgotten the virtues of being a stray—all with unrivaled swordsmanship. Although Norachiyo leaves little trace but his fearsome reputation, this enigmatic warrior has made plenty of enemies who are more than willing to get their claws on his head. Will Norachiyo's past catch up with him, or can he spend his nine lives in freedom?

To see the full list of Kodansha Comics titles available now on BookWalker, visit https://global.bookwalker.jp/publishers/725/

To celebrate the arrival of manga from Kodansha Comics, BookWalker is offering 18% off for all eBooks on their global store. Details can be found here: "https://global.bookwalker.jp/info-20161025

Don't have a BookWalker account or our apps yet? Just visit https://global.bookwalker.jp/info-registration/ and register for a new account. You'll also get a coupon for 500 JPY (Approx 5 USD) off if you sign up by October 31st. The iOS BookWalker apps for iPhone and iPad are now available on the Apple App store or the BookWalker Android apps on Google Play.

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Alvin Lu, General Manager of Kodansha Advanced Media, had this to say about Kodansha Comics' manga debuting on BookWalker Global:

"The goal at Kodansha Comics is to meet our readers wherever and however they best love to read. For the hardcore manga fan, few places in the online world speak to them as directly as BookWalker Global, and we're very excited to make the breadth of our title list available here."

Yoichi Yasumoto, President of BookWalker also added,

“At BookWalker, we're extremely thrilled to add Kodansha Comics to our lineup. As a platform that caters specifically to the light novel and manga fans, our priority is to offer our users as much quality content as possible. With this huge addition to our store, we are closer to becoming the go-to place for manga and light novels that fans have been dreaming of. ”

BookWalker is one of Japan's most popular reading platforms for digital manga & light novels. There have already been over 1.5 million downloads of the BookWalker apps and users are enjoying 300,000 titles from over 700 publishers including Kodansha, Shueisha, Square Enix, KADOKAWA and more. BOOK WALKER Co. Ltd. is member of KADOKAWA CORPORATION and was founded in 2010. Visit our Japanese site at: http://bookwalker.jp or English site: http://global.bookwalker.jp/

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© Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC., © Hiroyuki Takei / Kodansha Ltd., © Kazuhiro Fujita / Kodansha Ltd., © Hitoshi Iwaaki, Asumiko Nakamura, Ema Toyama, Miki Rinno, Lalako Kojima, Kaori Yuki, Banko Kuze, Yuuki Obata, Kashio, Yui Kuroe, Asia Watanabe, Mikimaki, Hikaru Suruga, Hajime Shinjo, Renjuro Kindaichi, Yuri Narushimai / Kodansha Ltd.

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