It’s no secret that you can score some impressive deals on Humble Bundle, while also getting to support some great charities and non-profits. I know that I have personally added to my video game and book libraries over the years for not much money, thanks to the site. Now I’m being tempted once again by one of the most stellar manga deals the Internet has seen in a long time!
For the deal, Humble Bundle has teamed up with Kodansha Comics to offer literally dozens of manga volumes for a low, low price. There are five tiers in this deal starting at $1 and topping out at $20. Here’s the full list of every series being offered within the deal (in alphabetical order) and a short description of each.
Fourteen-year-old Yukio Tanaka is one heck of a boring guy. He has no hobbies, weak taste in music, and only a small vestige of a personality. His shy and somewhat neurotic personality makes him his own worst enemy. Little does he know that his life will be forever changed when he meets rocker Ryusuke Minami, an unpredictable sixteen-year-old with a cool dog named Beck. Ryusuke has just returned to Japan from America, and when he inspires Yukio to get into music, the two begin a journey through the world of rock ‘n’ roll dreams!
The manga was created by Harold Sakuishi and published from 1999 to 2008. By its conclusion, it was compiled into 34 volumes. In October 2004, a 26-episode anime adaptation from studio Madhouse premiered on television airwaves.
This multi-generational epic dives deep into rakugo, a rich form of Japanese storytelling theater. Small-time crook Yotaro has never forgotten the rakugo tale “The God of Death,” which the master Yurakutei Yakumo performed for Yotaro during his time in prison. After his release, he goes to Yakumo’s theater and pleads to be made his apprentice. Yakumo reluctantly accepts, but Yotaro quickly finds the world of rakugo is complex and grapples with a growing bond with Yakumo’s ward, Konatsu. Meanwhile, the two young people bring reminders of Yakumo’s own inescapable past.
Created by Haruko Kumota, this series was serialized from 2010 to 2016 and eventually received a two-season anime adaptation produced by Studio DEEN, starting in 2016.
When Keitaro Urashima fails his entrance exams to get into Tokyo University for the second time, he’s officially an unemployed and uneducated slacker. To make things worse, his parents have kicked him out of his house. Fortunately, his grandmother owns the fabulous Hinata Lodge and has agreed to take Keitaro in as caretaker. What he doesn’t know is that the lodge is actually a girls’ dorm and he’s the only guy around! Most guys would kill to live with five sexy ladies, but if Keitaro’s not careful, this job will kill him.
The classic harem romance series created by Ken Akamatsu only ran from 1998 to 2001, but, by the end, it had amassed fourteen collected volumes! In the year 2000, it was adapted into a 24 episode anime series produced by Xebec.
They arrive in silence and darkness. They descend from the skies. They have a hunger for human flesh. They are everywhere. They are parasites, alien creatures who must invade — and take control of — a human host to survive. And once they have infected their victims, they can assume any deadly form they choose: monsters with giant teeth, winged demons, creatures with blades for hands. But most have chosen to conceal their lethal purpose behind ordinary human faces. So no one knows their secret — except an ordinary high school student. Shin is battling for control of his own body against an alien parasite, but can he find a way to warn humanity of the horrors to come?
One of the more seasoned manga series to be included in this Humble Bundle deal, Parasyte originally ran from 1988 to 1995. Created by Hitoshi Iwaaki, the series was eventually adapted into a 24 episode television anime in 2014, produced by Madhouse.
Amamizukan is an apartment complex where no boys are allowed. Tsukimi, a girl who adores jellyfish, lives there happily with her friends who all have nerdy obsessions of their own. Their peaceful lives gradually start to change when a beautiful woman helps Tsukimi out of a pinch.
Written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura from 2008 to 2017, it was adapted into an eleven-episode television series in 2010 which aired on the Noitamina block and was produced by Brain’s Base.
Two brothers looked to the starry skies as children and made a promise … Now, in the year 2025, the younger brother, Hibito, is carrying his out. He is an astronaut who has been selected as a crew member for mankind’s first long-term base on the moon. Meanwhile, the older brother, Mutta, has just been fired from his job and is unemployed, but decides to trust himself just one last time. A text message from Hibito sends him applying to be an astronaut too and shooting for the stars …
This series is created by Chūya Koyama and has been running regularly since 2007. Starting in 2012, A-1 Pictures adapted the series into a 99 episode television anime.
To Your Eternity
A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well …
The only series in the Humble Bundle offering that features an anime adaptation that has yet to air (it’s scheduled to premiere in October 2020), To Your Eternity has been running since 2016 and has been compiled into twelve volumes as of January 2020.
Your Lie in April
Kosei Arima was a piano prodigy until his cruel taskmaster of a mother died suddenly, changing his life forever. Driven by his pain to abandon piano, Kosei now lives in a monotonous, colorless world. Having resigned himself to a bland life, he is surprised when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist with an unorthodox style. Can she bring Kosei back to music, and back to life?
The last series on this list also received an anime adaptation that aired during the Noitamina block in 2014. Created by Naoshi Arakawa, the manga was serialized from 2011 to 2015.
This Humble Bundle deal is only valid for a limited time, however, so if you want to jump on this you should do it sooner rather than later!