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Kodansha’s Fall 2023
First announced at Anime NYC 2022, Kodansha USA has revealed a new line of print licenses including new series, premium editions, box sets & more, all set to debut next autumn, in 2023 And it begins with the latest Miraculous… Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Chat Noir By Koma Warita Illustrated by Riku Tsuchida Created by ZAG with Toei[...]
Cover image for QUALITY ASSURANCE IN ANOTHER WORLD GN VOL 01
Quality Assurance In Another World, a manga series by Masamichi Sato, being published by Kodansha in their January 2023 solicits, but actually out in April 2023 And about quality assurance operatives who keep a check on fantasy environments…  Kodansha is the biggest print manga publisher in the world, who republish their manga as part of[...]
Cover image for I CROSSED DRESSED FOR IRL MEETUP GN VOL 01
Kodansha time! As we all know from YouTube commentators, modern American comic books are failing in terms of sales (even though they inexplicable seem to be increasing) because the publishers and creators are just telling a series of woke political lectures, and this is why manga is also increasing sales in America because they don't[...]
Cover image for LAST GENDER GN VOL 02 (MR)
Kodansha time! As we all know from YouTube commentators, modern American comic books are failing in terms of sales (even though they inexplicable seem to be increasing) because the publishers and creators are just telling a series of woke political lectures, and this is why manga is also increasing sales in America because they don't[...]
Marvel, IDW & Kodansha Free Halloween Comics Trick-Or-Read Through PRH
Well, it seems that Penguin Random House have decided that if Diamond doesn't want to do it, then they will, with offerings to comic book stores from Marvel, IDW and Kodansha The date for the big giveaway will be the Saturday, the 29th of October and it will be called Trick-Or-Read, though comic shops can[...]
Kodansha October 2022 Solicits
Kodansha time! As we all know from YouTube commentators, modern American comic books are failing in terms of sales (even though they inexplicable seem to be increasing) because the publishers and creators are just telling a series of woke political lectures, and this is why manga is also increasing sales in America because they don't[...]
Burn the House Down: Netflix Announces Action Thriller From Manga
Mitarai, Makiko, and undertakes a mission that will reveal the secrets behind a shocking fire that took place 13 years ago. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN (Image: Netflix) The original manga version of Burn the House Down was created by up-and-coming artist Moyashi Fujisawa and began serialization in Kodansha's Kiss magazine in 2017 and became an immediate hit,[...]
Cover image for AS A REINCARNATED ARISTOCRAT APPRAISAL SKILL GN VOL 01
Kodansha is the largest Japanese print publisher, and republishes its manga as part of Penguin Random House in the USA for the English-speaking market, including the Vertical imprint Here are the Kodansha and Vertical September 2022 solicits and solicitations beginning with a new series As A Reincarnates Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill To Rise[...]
Noelle Webster Leaves Penguin Random House, Tara Lehmann Leaves Oni
Yesterday, she tweeted out "Today is my last day working in comic publishing! I'm super proud of my decade-long career, but also very excited for the next thing!" Webster had been with the publisher for over three years, and was previously Managing Editor at their Kodansha Comics line Before that, she was Assistant Sales Manager, Direct[...]
Boys Run The Riot Volume 4 Review:
Credit: Kodansha Other than that, the series continues its strong character development and leads towards what feels like a positive end You see the evolution of Ryo and Jin through their changed behaviors and the clothes they make Boys Run The Riot, crucially, goes somewhere and builds on it In volume 1, Ryo and Jin could[...]
Boys Run The Riot Volume 3 Review: More Money, More Problems
Credit: Kodansha It stops the team dead in their tracks, specifically because Keito Gaku writes the kids like actual high schoolers They're not adults dressed up in teen clothing with a witty response in hand They're devastated, and it takes a moment or two for them to regain their footing Moments like these are the moments[...]
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Kodansha is the largest Japanese publishing company, and republishes its work in the USA for the English speaking market, including the Vertical imprint Here are the Kodansha and Vertical August  2022 solicits and solicitations beginning with a new series As A Reincarnates Aristocrat, I'll Use My Appraisal Skill To Rise In The World is a[...]
Cover image for RUN AWAY WITH ME GIRL GN VOL 01
Kodansha is the largest Japanese publishing company, and republishes its work in the USA for the English speaking market, including the Vertical imprint As we all know, manga is exploding in America because it refuses to kowtow to demands of diversity, especially amongst sexual orientation, that superhero comics have become such a victim of Anyway,[...]
Some Thoughts On Boys Run The Riot Volume One
I enjoyed the first volume of Boys Run The Riot, a manga from Kodansha about a transgender high schooler named Ryo Artist and writer Keito Gaku cleverly parallels Ryo's story with the story of Ryo's classmates in their struggle for acceptance in high school. The Cover To Boys Run The Riot Volume One Boys Run The Riot's[...]
Cover image for AKIRA ART OF WALL BOX SET
Kodansha is the largest Japanese publishing company, and republishes its work in the USA for the English speaking market, including the Vertical imprint And in its June 2022 solicits and solicitations, that includes the Akira Art Of Wall box set collecting a street art project based on the original comic and movie from Katsuhiro Otomo[...]
Cover image for PHANTOM OF IDOL GN VOL 01
Kodansha is the largest Japanese publishing company, and republishes its work in the USA for the English speaking market, including the Vertical imprint And in its May 2022 solicits and solicitations, that includes the launch of Hijiki Isoflavone's Phantom Of Idol series about a lazy J-pop star who falls in love with the ghost of[...]
How Marvel Comics First Overtook DC Comics In 1972
Though Scholastic, Penguin Random House, Viz Media and Kodansha have pushed them both down the list in recent years. Today, the best-selling publisher of comic books in America is Scholastic The second is Random House But in the last half of 1972, that was suddenly Marvel Comics for the first time One of the earliest[...]
Cover image for FCBD 2022 WANDANCE & BLACKGUARD SAMPLER
Kodansha previews two new manga series, Wandance and Blackguard in their Free COmic Book Day volume in May, as well as everything Kodansha and Vertical has for March 2022 solicits and solicitations, below. FCBD 2022 WANDANCE & BLACKGUARD SAMPLER KODANSHA COMICS JAN220008 (W) Coffee, Ryo Hanada (A) Coffee, Ryo Hanada Exclusive previews of two new Kodansha manga[...]
Kodansha To Publish Akira: Art Of Wall In June 2022
Akira: Art Of Wall is a new collection from Kodansha coming out in June 2022 In 2017, Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo worked with artist Kosuke Kawamura to cover a Tokyo city block in a collage of comic book pages from Akira, then did the same again over two more buildings over the next two years[...]
Cover image for RENT A REALLY SHY GIRLFRIEND GN VOL 01
Kodansha is the largest Japanese publishing company and produces the manga magazines Nakayoshi, Afternoon, Evening, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine, as well as more literary magazines Gunzō, Shūkan Gendai, and the Japanese dictionary Nihongo Daijiten Kodansha USA translated many of these serialised titles for the North American market, from both Kodansha Comics and[...]
Humble Manga Bundle to Benefit Book and Comic Sellers in Need
The Humble Manga Bundle: Isekai by Kodansha is available now through August 26, 2021, on Humble Bundle and features over $840 worth of Isekai manga ebooks, including popular titles like The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) "Mediocre" Demon!, Am I Actually the Strongest?, Shangri-La Frontier, I'm Standing on a Million Lives and many more. "Humble Manga[...]
In Superman vs. Meshi, the Man of Steel proves once and for all why he's better than Batman
In a new manga co-published by DC Comics and Kodansha, Superman will do what Batman is afraid to: eat out The concept of Superman vs Meshi is simple: Superman flies around Japan trying food from different restaurants and critiquing it The story will be serialized in Kodansha's Evening magazine on June 22nd, and will be[...]
The Drops of God: Epic Wine Manga Series Now Complete in English
34" cover art, Kodansha It's time to pop open a bottle of your favorite red or white because comiXology Originals and Kodansha are releasing the final eleven volumes of the international bestseller The Drops of God This marks the first time that the forty-four-volume manga series is available in its entirety in English Volumes 34-44 join[...]
Viz Media releases December 2020 Titles
Ben Applegate is the Director of Publishing Services at Penguin Random House in New York, where he heads a team of editorial and production professionals dedicated to publishing new manga and maintaining the backlist of their client, Kodansha USA Publishing, one of the world's top-selling English-language graphic novels publishers and a subsidiary of Kodansha, Ltd.,[...]
Bleeding Cool's Comic Book and Graphic Novel JobWatch
You will dig in to overcome obstacles evangelizing your project to get cross-team buy in. Manga Editor – Kodansha Penguin Random House LLC, New York, NY Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking an editor or senior editor to oversee manga titles on behalf of our client, Kodansha Since it began publishing in 2009, the Kodansha Comics imprint[...]
Attack on Titan: Manga in the final 1% to 2% of Ending
1 cover art, Kodansha Attack on Titan is the manga world's Game of Thrones Both are dark, epic fantasies about warring kingdoms and besieged heroes facing impossible odds Both have bleak, violent plots where no one is safe; a fan favourite character could easily get killed off suddenly Both have warring kingdoms and political factions ruthlessly[...]
Kodansha Launches Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season
Today, Kodansha and Humble Bundle launched the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season on Humble Bundle through April 29, 2021 While waiting for new episodes to air this Spring, anime fans can enjoy up to a whopping $930 worth of epic manga ebooks such as That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vol[...]
Kodansha Announces New Fall 2021 Manga Titles
Kodansha announced their slate of manga titles coming in Fall 2021 on their Kodansha Live on Wednesday The new titles and artwork are listed below. "When Will Ayumu Make His Move?" key art, Kodansha When Will Ayumu Make His Move? By Soichiro Yamamoto Cover Price: $12.99 The new will they-won't they romance from the creator of Teasing Master Takagi-san is here! Ayumu is[...]
The Seven Deadly Sins Spinoff Manga Debuts Digital Chapters
Kodansha announced that the spinoff of the hit manga series The Seven Deadly Sins will be getting a simultaneous digital release of its serialized chapters at the same time as Japan The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse from master mangaka Nakaba Suzuki launched on Wednesday with new chapters released weekly same-day-as-Japan[...]