“Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime”—80 digital volumes of the biggest hits in manga to go on sale June 6

Buyers pay what they want for manga hits that went on to become anime and live-action legends, including The Ghost in the Shell and Battle Angel Alita

San Francisco, Calif. (June 5, 2018)—Starting tomorrow June 6, Kodansha Comics will be making available a cache of legendary science-fiction and fantasy manga in the “Humble Manga Bundle x Kodansha Comics: Manga to Anime” in partnership withHumble Bundle.

The offering amounts to over $800 worth of digital manga, or 80 complete volumes of manga that have gone on to be adapted into hit anime or live-action movies, including The Ghost in the ShellBattle Angel AlitaThe Seven Deadly SinsAjin: Demi-Human, and Inuyashiki. The actual cost of the bundle is based on Humble Bundle’s unique pay-what-you-want charitable model.

The manga comes in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they can be read on computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices. Bundle buyers choose where their money goes—among Kodansha Comics, two charities, and, if they like, a third charity of their choice via the PayPal Giving Fund. If they like what Humble Bundle does, they can leave a Humble Tip too.

This special bundle ends WEDNESDAY, June 20, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME.

Here’s what bundle buyers get with each tier:

Pay $1 or more
Ajin: Demi-Human volumes 1-11
+1-month subscription for HIDIVE

Pay $8 or more
All of the above + Inuyashiki volumes 1-10 (complete series)
The Seven Deadly Sins volumes 1-10

Pay $15 or more 
All of the above + The Seven Deadly Sins volumes 11-22
The Ghost in the Shell volumes 1-2 (complete series, includes volume 1.5)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex volume 1-5 (complete series)

Pay $18 or more
All of the above + Battle Angel: Alita volumes 1-9 (complete series)
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order omnibus volumes 1-5 + volumes 16-19
Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle volumes 1-2

Pay $20 or more 
Battle Angel Alita Exclusive Wallpapers and Sketch Video
The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network Exclusive Preview (forthcoming September 2019)

About Kodansha

Kodansha Ltd. is Japan’s leading publishing house, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1909, Kodansha Ltd. continues to this day to play a dominant role in media, producing books and magazines in a wide variety of genres including literature, fiction, nonfiction, children’s, business, lifestyle, art, manga, fashion, and journalism. Recently, Kodansha Ltd. has focused on creating and developing a wide range of digital businesses.

Kodansha Comics is the English-language manga-publishing imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, which was established in New York City in 2008, with the publications of two of the most groundbreaking comics of all time: Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Shirow Masamune’s The Ghost in the Shell. Other major manga hits from Kodansha Comics includeSailor MoonAttack on Titan, and Fairy Tail. Kodansha Advanced Media is a digital-content distributor and producer established in San Francisco in 2015. More about Kodansha Comics at kodanshacomics.com.

About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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