Category Archives: KC Updates

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 (updated 8/2)

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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 […]

Anime Expo Recap: our announcements live from Los Angeles!

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July 3 Update: Click here for the announcement on the Attack on Titan Season 2 anime! Here’s our running recap of what Kodansha Comics is announcing throughout the July 4th holiday weekend from Anime Expo 2016 in Los Angeles! At Friday's Attack on Titan Anthology Panel, we not only met some of the creative minds behind this unprecedented collaboration between Attack on Titan […]

Attack on Titan Season 2 announcement

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At the Shingeki Matsuri event at the Tokyo International Forum on July 3, the 2nd season of the hit anime Attack on Titan was announced, and art from the new season was released. The 2nd season will air in Spring 2017, an announcement that was met with cheers at the event hall. Since Attack on Titan began airing in 2013, […]

What’s happening @ Anime Expo 2016?

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Going to Anime Expo this year? If you’re there, be sure to catch all things Kodansha Comics! First of all, make sure to say hi to this year’s Anime Expo Guest of Honor: Naoshi Arakawa (Your Lie in April)! Here’s all Arakawa-sensei-related events going on at AX: Naoshi Arakawa Panel Saturday, July 2 12:15-1:15 p.m. […]

Creator Spotlight: Yoshitoki Oima (A Silent Voice)

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A Silent Voice is this year’s Eisner Award nominee from Kodansha Comics. It’s the story of boy meets girl … except its main focus is on how difficult it is for one person to communicate with another, especially if that other person can’t hear you. A Silent Voice came to its conclusion with the release […]