Kodansha Ltd.

Founded in 1909, Kodansha is Japan's leading publishing house, based in Tokyo, Japan. Under the leadership of Yoshinobu Noma, company president since 2011, Kodansha continues to play a dominant role in the media world, producing books and magazines in a wide variety of genres including literature, fiction, nonfiction, children’s, business, lifestyle, art, manga, fashion, and journalism. Recently, the company has focused on creating and developing a wide range of digital-contents businesses. Company profile can be viewed here.

Kodansha USA Publishing

Established in New York in 2008, Kodansha USA Publishing (KUP) is a subsidiary of Kodansha. KUP’s first works under the Kodansha Comics imprint were Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Shirow Masamune’s The Ghost in the Shell. Kodansha Comics is the English-language manga-publishing imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing. Kodansha Advanced Media is a digital-content distributor and producer established in San Francisco in 2015.


• Media inquiries, including requests for digital review copies, should be directed to pr@nullkodanshacomics.com

• Customer service queries regarding digital purchases of our ebooks or from our apps  should be directed to hello@nullkodanshacomics.com

• We are currently not accepting submissions or solicitations to publish previously unpublished work. Because Kodansha Comics almost entirely publishes works previously published in Japan, we cannot respond to queries to have your original work published. Please don't take our inability to respond as a lack of encouragement, though.

• Other questions? Email us at hello@nullkodanshacomics.com! While we do our best to try and provide a human reply to every message we receive, please allow us sufficient time to respond, since we do receive a large volume of inquiries.