Category Archives: KC Updates

Series debuts 9/27: Welcome to the Ballroom, Happiness, The Prince in His Dark Days

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It's a special new-release Tuesday, as we've got 3 new series that break the mold making their debuts today (September 27)! Read the entire first chapter of these new series at the links. Welcome to the Ballroom by Tomo Takeuchi Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as […]

All about the Attack on Titan Anthology

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It's finally here—the manga megahit Attack on Titan, reinterpreted by some of comics' top talent.  Preorder here for either the digital or luxurious hardcover print edition of the Attack on Titan Anthology. Plus, go to the links below to order the exclusive variant-cover editions—with covers by some of the most titanic legends in the business: • Standard edition cover by Paolo Rivera […]

All digital-only volume 1s now 99 cents—ends September 20!

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Welcome back to School Rumble … we mean it! We're putting 17 digital volume 1s—not just School Rumble—on sale for 99 cents each!  Get into any of our digital-only series, including the exciting "Kodansha Resurrection" titles we're bring back from out of print. Visit our digital retail partners—at comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook—through September 20 (11pm Eastern Time) to get started. Here's […]

BLAME! by Tsutomu Nihei print & digital on sale now

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The manga science-fiction classic BLAME! by Tsutomu Nihei is back. Originally published by Tokyopop, then long out of print, Tsutomu Nihei's (Knights of Sidonia) cyberpunk gamechanger BLAME! is now back in digital and in a luxurious new premium print edition courtesy of Vertical Comics. Read all of the scintillating Chapter 1 here. Check out our other long-out-of-print "Resurrected" Kodansha re-releases—now on sale through September […]

Report from Anime Expo: An exclusive interview with Naoshi Arakawa

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Interview by Misaki C. Kido Naoshi Arakawa was the Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles. And while Arakawa’s best known work Your Lie in April has gained recognition from the popularity of his manga and its anime adaptation, there’s not much public information about the man himself. But during a rare […]

Kodansha Resurrection: out-of-print series now back—in digital

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Updated on 8/2: … and to our digital "resurrections" we've just added the first two volumes of Ryotaro Iwanaga's military alt-history saga Pumpkin Scissors and Volume 1 of Suzuhito Yasuda's monster-bash cult-fave Yozakura Quartet! Originally posted July 27: They're back. Once upon a time, many legendary manga series in English went into limbo when their publishers ceased operations. Some of those—if they were […]

Comic-Con reveals: BLAME! trailer world premiere, Attack on Titan Anthology cover, Ghost in the Shell deluxe

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Whew! Here's what from Kodansha Comics made its way into the world for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend! BLAME! anime trailer WORLD PREMIERE Tsutomu Nihei drawing a sketch for a fan at the comiXology booth at San Diego Comic-Con. Tsutomu Nihei, creator of science-fiction megamanga Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!, and NOiSE, made a big splash in […]

Q: What’s happening at San Diego Comic-Con? (A: Tsutomu Nihei and lots more)

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Going to San Diego Comic-Con this year? We are too! Be sure to catch Vertical Comics and Kodansha Comics' special guest artist at San Diego this year: Tsutomu Nihei, creator of science-fiction megahits Knights of Sidonia, BLAME!, and NOiSE.  Here’s a schedule of Nihei-sensei's-related panels and signing sessions at SDCC: Tsutomu Nihei Panel Saturday, July 23 3-4 Room 4 Rare […]

Tsutomu Nihei’s classic NOiSE is BACK in digital—read Chapter 1 here

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Originally published by Tokyopop, then long out of print, Tsutomu Nihei's (Knights of Sidonia) dark cyberpunk prequel to BLAME! is now back—in digital. (Available now from Kindle, comiXology, iBooks, nook, and Kobo.) Read the complete Chapter 1 of NOiSE here. We also recently announced at Anime Expo other long out-of-print Kodansha licenses "resurrected" in digital—with more to come. And be sure to […]