Category Archives: KC Updates

Miki Yoshikawa interview on Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

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Interview by Deb Aoki and Misaki C. Kido Miki Yoshikawa has exceptional talent. Not only because she’s a female mangaka who’s succeeded in shonen manga, but because her approach to manga is so genuine. If you ever get lucky enough to meet her, you’ll quickly realize what makes her a such a unique person is also what makes the characters in her manga so much […]

Vertical Comics Digital Editions on Sale until Feb 5

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As we announced last December, we're thrilled now to be working with the wild bunch at Vertical Comics, releasing new Digital Editions from the Vertical catalog. Now we invite you to get into some of these mind-blowing series with a special sale on digital-edition Volume 1s starting from 99-cents. It's going on at every one of our digital retail […]

Introduction to Manga for Librarians

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As we announced last December, Kodansha Comics' entire digital book list is now available to libraries through OverDrive, the world's largest network of digital libraries. If you are an avid manga reader and/or library user, this is especially a great news. Now you don't have to wait for the physical copy to arrive at the […]

Go on Manga Vacation! Digital Volume 1s for 99-cents until January 21

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What's new for 2016? This winter, we're holding a blowout 99-cent sale on Volume 1s of selected Digital Editions. It's going on at every one of our digital retail partners: comiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Now—whether you're goin' on an exotic trip or an exotic staycation—you can be on a manga vacation!  What’s on Sale Now (January 8-21):   Yamada-kun […]

A Noragami New Year Message from Adachitoka

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Akemashite Omedeto! New Year's is a special time of year. To start the year off right, we're sending you a New Year card from Adachitoka, the creator of Noragami: Stray God.  Special message from Adachitoka: Happy New Year!! May our fates intertwine. —Adachitoka  2016.1.1 Creator Spotlight: Adachitoka  To kick off the new year, we're showcasing Noragami: Stray God and its […]

Rare peek into Noragami work in progress

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On December 12 Kodansha Comics hosted an event for our hit manga series Noragami:Stray God at Kinokuniya Bookstore in San Francisco. Yohei Takami, an editor at Monthly Shonen Magazine in Japan and the editor of Noragami, was the guest speaker. Takami-san provided a rare step-by-step look into the process of how artist and editor work together to make manga. What’s Noragami about? Noragami […]

Read the Noragami Interview Manga with Adachitoka

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Just who is Adachitoka? Besides being the creator of Noragami: Stray God, very little else is known about this great artist. Who else could get the deepest insights from a mangaka, besides another mangaka? Fellow artist Kazushige Miyazaki went deep in his interview with Adachitoka … in manga! This interview originally ran in Monthly Shonen Magazine (October 2015) as Getsumaga Chronicle. © Kazushige Miyazaki […]

December 15 New Releases: Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE + more

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And now, a deluge of new manga releases for the holidays. Let's take a look at what's new to both brick+mortar and digital bookshelves: At last, Volume 17 of manga phenomenon, Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama, is finally here. You can have it 2 (or 3) ways: in our regular print or digital editions—or also as the Attack on Titan 17 […]

Noragami Talk Event at Kinokuniya SF

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Kodansha Comics is hosting a Noragami: Stray God Talk Event at Kinokuniya Bookstore in San Francisco on Saturday, December 12. Yohei Takami, the Japanese editor of Noragami from Kodansha, goes behind-the-scenes to talk about the making of the hit manga series. Plus! First 50 attendees will get an exclusive Noragami sticker!* *while the supply lasts Talk about Noragami December 12 (Saturday) 2-3 Kinokuniya Bookstore 2F 1581 Webster […]

New Digital Editions: Vertical Comics library, Parasyte, COPPELION

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Look for a surge of darker-edged manga coming to digital bookstores early this month. At last, as announced last week, Digital Editions of the surreal alien-invasion classic (and now anime on Adult Swim) Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaaki and the apocalyptic schoolgirls-in-radioactive-Tokyo saga COPPELION by Tomonori Inoue go on sale today. Previously Parasyte was only available in print and COPPELION was only available as a simultaneous […]