Would you like to get a bunch of award-winning manga for an excellent price, and support a good cause in the process? Then you’re in luck, because over at Humble Bundle, manga publisher Kodansha is offering a bundle of 136 award-winning manga volumes for just US$40!
If you don’t feel like spending that much, you can get the first volume of 7 of Kodansha’s series for just US$1. A single dollar! All volumes are DRM-free and can be downloaded directly to your chosen device for your reading pleasure.
You’ll also be supporting the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) with every purchase through this bundle. BINC provides financial assistance to bookstore and comic book store employees in financial crises, and has helped 7,800+ families since their inception!
So today on Honey’s Anime, we’ll be taking a look at this awesome Humble Bundle deal and giving you our top picks for what’s inside this incredible bundle. But be quick about it, because the deal is only available until April 16th!
What’s a Humble Bundle?
If you haven’t bought from Humble Bundle before, they’re a charity-focused organization that first rose to prominence by selling independently developed video games in charity bundles. Since then, they’ve had huge partnerships with large corporations and not-for-profits, and now routinely offer excellent deals on video games, eBooks, or digital manga and graphic novels.
Even better, you get to choose how much you pay for your Humble Bundle! Depending on the minimum you choose to spend, you might get fewer or more items in your bundle, but you’ll also get to choose where your money goes. You can give more or less to different charities or groups partnered with the bundle — it’s flexible and goes a long way to helping charities in a meaningful way!
What’s in the Kodansha Award-Winning Bundle?
The currently available bundle boasts some of Kodansha’s incredible award-winning manga, from adventure to sci-fi to slice-of-life! No matter what you’re interested in reading, there’ll definitely be something to interest you here.
There are 15 different series in the bundle, for a total of 136 volumes! As listed on the Humble Bundle site, you can get:
- Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai (A Condition Called Love) Vol. 1 - 6
- Blue Lock Vol. 1 - 3
- Blue Period Vol 1 - 3
- Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia) Vol. 1 - 7
- Kounodori: Dr. Stork Vol. 1 - 15
- P to JK (My Boy in Blue) Vol. 1 - 8
- Boku to Kimi no Taisetsu na Hanashi (Our Precious Conversations) Vol. 1 - 5
- Kiseijuu (Parasyte) Vol. 1 - 8
- Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish) Vol. 1 - 9
- Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) Vol. 1 - 36
- Go-Toubun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets) Vol 1 - 7
- Fumetsu no Anata e (To Your Eternity) Vol 1 - 13
- Kinou Nani Tabeta? (What Did You Eat Yesterday?) Vol 1
- Tongari Boushi no Atelier (Witch Hat Atelier) Vol 1 - 4
- Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) Vol 1 - 11
That’s a LOT of manga! Depending on what you choose to pay, you’ll get different volumes in the series above — there are 5 separate bundles you can choose between, so you won’t have to spend the full US$40 if you don’t feel like it.
Honey’s Anime Top Picks!
What are we most excited about in the bundle?
For our romance-addicted readers, it’s hard to pass up the heart-breaking series Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie In April), which was adapted into an incredibly moving anime. Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai (A Condition Called Love) is also a hugely emotional high-school romance, and Go-Toubun no Hanayome (The Quintessential Quintuplets) is a familiar name to harem rom-com lovers!
If romance isn’t your thing, Blue Lock is an action-packed drama about the ruthless future of Japanese soccer, while Sidonia no Kishi (Knights of Sidonia) is an older, but no less beloved sci-fi horror with mechs. Of course, if we’re talking horror, we can’t ignore the chance to grab all eight volumes of the classic 1988 series Kiseijuu (Parasyte) as well!
There are some other surprises in the bundle too, like the shoujo age-gap romance P to JK (My Boy in Blue), and the goofy sci-fi comedy Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers). And if there’s anything we’re happiest to see in this Kondansha Humble Bundle, it’s the inclusion of the truly excellent seinen fantasy Tongari Boushi no Atelier (Witch Hat Atelier), which is practically worth the price of admission alone!
Getting a huge amount of digital manga for cheap, AND supporting a great cause in the process is a fantastic opportunity. Whether there are only a few volumes you have your eye on — or all of them! — this is a great time to spend a few dollars and pick up some excellent reads!
Are you thinking of getting anything from the Kodansha Award-Winning Humble Bundle? Let us know what you think down in the comments below, and as always, thanks for reading!