Category Archives: KC Updates

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 […]

Interview: Yoshitoki Oima on A Silent Voice

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Interview by Misaki C. Kido Yoshitoki Oima was only eighteen years old when she first started work on A Silent Voice. Most would-be mangaka aspire to going pro around that age, but what made Oima special was that she had a full story already in mind and the determination to tell it to the world. […]

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Kosuke Fujishima’s new series Toppu GP starts NOW—Chapters 1 and 2 on Kindle and comiXology

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It's morning in the Land of the Rising Sun. Manga fans across Japan are at their local convenience store picking up the just released issue of Afternoon, where they will find Chapters 1 and 2 of Toppu GP, a brand-new series by legendary Oh My Goddess! and Paradise Residence creator Kosuke Fujishima! … … and you, everywhere outside of Japan, can […]

Yes, there’s manga on comiXology Unlimited

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Quite a bit, in fact. In the big news of the day, comiXology announced the launch of comiXology Unlimited, a brand-new "Netflix for comics" subscription service. And yes, Kodansha Comics joins a host of distinguished comics publishers, along with fellow manga publisher Dark Horse, to be part of this historic launch. See below for the current list of available […]