Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: Classics Crusaders

 

The Kodansha Comics Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list!

Part III: Classics Crusaders

Whatever the tastes of your favorite manga fans, it’s hard to go wrong with classic series. It works on so many levels! Do you have a sci-fi and graphic novel fan who is looking to read manga and doesn’t know where to start? Someone who’s trying to build the perfect manga collection? Here are series they won’t want to miss.

 

Akira (Ages 16+)

What’s it about: In Neo-Tokyo, a city built on the ashes of an annihilated Tokyo, the lives of friends Tetsuo and Kaneda are changed and threatened when supernatural powers awaken in Tetsuo. Someone is targeting him, and they’ll stop at nothing to prevent another global catastrophe.

Why is it good? More than any other manga classic, Akira needs little introduction. Katsuhiro Otomo’s epic series is not only considered one of the finest works of graphic fiction ever, but the manga and its ensuing film adaption have become cultural touchstones in sci-fi fandom worldwide. With a gripping cyberpunk story that tackles themes from individuality to post-nuclear society, Akira is a worthy cornerstone to any manga collection.

Akira is complete in 6 volumes, available from Kodansha Comics!
 

 

 

 


Battle Angel Alita: Last Order  (Ages 16+)

What’s it about: Last Order continues the adventures of Alita, the beautiful and deadly cyborg who fights to discover the secrets of her past in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world that spans the solar system.

Why is it good? Last Order is an obvious choice for any Battle Angel Alita fan. It’s a long series, and I’m sure your favorite Alita lover would appreciate some help fleshing out their collection! The series is an addictive mix of badass characters, martial arts mysticism, and beautifully drawn cyberpunk worldbuilding. Plus, if you know someone looking to get into this series or pick it back up again, now is the perfect time, considering talks of a film adaption!

Battle Angel Alita: Last Order is available in 5, 3-in-1 omnibuses, and individual volumes 16-19!

 

 


The Ghost in the Shell  (Ages M)

What’s it about: In a future, globalized society, the line between human and machine has blurred as people rely on mechanical enhancements and robots are upgraded with human tissue. One cyborg superagent, Motoko Kusanagi, solves crimes and hunts terrorists in a world that pushes technology to its brink

Why is it good? Together with Akira, Masamune Shirow’s The Ghost in the Shell is one of the all-time standards of cyberpunk fiction. It’s a must-have in any manga library, and sci-fi fans new to manga will fall in love with its deep, dystopian world and peerlessly cool protagonist, Major Motoko Kusanagi. From meditations on the soul to geopolitical issues in the age of technology, there’s so much to chew on in this classic series. And you have to make sure your friends read the series before the movie premiers in 2017!

The Ghost in the Shell 1, 1.5, and 2 are available from Kodansha Comics, and check out Stand Alone Complex volumes 1-5. Definite, deluxe editions also available for preorder!
 

 



Parasyte  (Ages 16+)

What it’s about: Parasites. These terrifying, shape-shifting aliens arrive in droves and aim to assimilate with and consume the human race, and you don’t notice them until it’s too late. Can an ordinary high school student living with a parasite in his right hand save himself and warn humanity?

Why is it good? Parasyte is a cult classic of horror for a reason! It’s gripping, violent, and its disturbing central enemies will haunt you long after you finish the books. Hitoshi Iwaaki’s landmark series pairs a horrifying premise with a very human story about a teenager grappling with his own identity in the face of a catastrophe. Love, action, death, mystery – it’s all here. This is a series any horror lover, manga fan or not, needs to read, and fans of the anime adaption will love to own the thrilling source material.

Parasyte volumes 1-8 are available from Kodansha Comics!

 


Queen Emeraldas (Ages 13+)

What it’s about: In a vast and unforgiving cosmos, legendary bounty hunter Emeraldas searches for something. Reckless wannabe-pilot Hiroshi Umeno dreams of flying his own spaceship. This is the story of the unlikely travelers’ paths, both alone and together.

Why is it good? For starters, it’s one of a precious few works available in English by space opera master Leiji Matsumoto. Fans of anime classics like Galaxy Express 999 and Captain Harlock will know his name, and Queen Emeraldas is a must-have for any Matsumoto lover. It’s also a creative gift for music fans! Matsumoto collaborated with Daft Punk for their groundbreaking full album music video Interstella 5555. Even if your giftee isn’t familiar with the veteran author, Queen Emeraldas is an evocative, atmospheric treat for any sci-fi fan and manga completionist.

Queen Emeraldas 1 is available from Kodansha Comics!

 

 

With these timeless picks, you’ll be well on your way to helping your loved ones build a manga collection they’ll be proud to show off (and you’ll earn some cred with said loved ones!). Next week, we’ve got series for readers who want to go on grand adventures full of action, friendship, and fighting spirit!
 


Kodansha Comics Gift Guide will update every Friday until the end of holiday season!

 

New Manga Licensing Announcement: Otomo Tribute and Rakugo Shinju

Coming in Spring 2017!
Kodansha Comics is excited to announce the two new titles for the Spring 2017 catalog! 

 

OTOMO: A Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira

OTOMO was originally published in France as a limited-edition book given at the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival, where Otomo was recipient of the Grand Prize in 2015. Now, this tribute is available to readers and collectors in Japanese, French, and English, with added contributors and contents for its wider release. OTOMO includes art from more than 80 world-renowned fine artists, illustrators, and comic legends. Contributors include Stan Sakai, Range Murata, Tomer and Asaf Hanuka, Sara Pichelli, Aleksi Briclot, and more.  

The 168-page hardcover collection will be published in full color at a large size in March 2017, leading up to the 35th anniversary of Akira, one of Kodansha Comics’ first titles to be published in the US.  

 

 


Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju by Haruko Kumota

The multi-generational epic dives deep into this rich form of Japanese theater. Small-time crook Yotaro has never forgotten the rakugo tale "The God of Death," which the master Yurakutei Yakumo performed for Yotaro during his time in prison. After his release, he goes to Yakumo's theater and pleads to be made his apprentice. Yakumo reluctantly accepts, but Yotaro quickly finds the world of rakugo is complex and grapples with a growing bond with Yakumo's ward, Konatsu. Meanwhile, the two young people bring reminders of Yakumo’s own inescapable past.

Descending Stories received an anime adaption by Studio DEEN that streamed on Crunchyroll in winter 2016. It was a fan and critic favorite, and has been renewed for a second season airing in January 2017. The manga ran in Kodansha’s ITAN magazine from 2010-2016 and completed at 10 volumes in June. Localization of Descending Stories is supervised by the Rakugo Kyokai Association, the official guardian of the classic art form. The first volume is will debut in May 2017

 

Stay tuned for more manga licensing announcements at KodanshaComics.com

 

 

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for This Holiday Season!

The Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2017 Holiday Season!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list!


Part I: For Your Favorite Geek Girl

Girls and women who are passionate about their hobbies have been an integral part of the manga fandom for decades, and we’re proud to publish series that aren’t just for them, but about them too! Here are four series to show the geeky ladies (Or guys! Or nonbinary friends and family!) in your life that you appreciate them quirks and all. Read More…

 


Part II: With Manga from Me to You

Working in manga, we often get asked for our staff recommendations. It turns out, we are a lot like readers in general—extremely different when it comes to what we like! But if you’re lost and need a push in the right direction, or just want to say that your gifts are Manga Professional Approved, here are our personal favorites. Read More…

 


Part III: Classics Crusaders

Whatever the tastes of your favorite manga fans, it’s hard to go wrong with classic series. It works on so many levels! Do you have a sci-fi and graphic novel fan who is looking to read manga and doesn’t know where to start? Someone who’s trying to build the perfect manga collection? Here are series they won’t want to miss. Read More…


Kodansha Comics Gift Guide will update every Friday until the end of holiday season!


 

 

 

“Road to 20”: Attack on Titan all digital volumes on sale!

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Hey, Volume 20 of Attack on Titan comes out in December, but before then, here's your chance to get all caught up:

Right now all volumes of Attack on Titan (that's volume 1 through 19!) are on sale for just $5.99 at all digital bookstorescomiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. In addition, all digital chapters of Attack on Titan (through Chapter 87) will be on sale on Kindle and comiXology for 50% off.

Sale runs through December 13, 2016. 

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Get your digital edition of Attack on Titan, Volume 20 today!

Digital first! The print edition of Attack on Titan, Volume 20 hits streets on December 27. But if you can't wait till then here's the good news: volume 20 will be available digitally first on December 6. (That's three weeks in advance!) 

Volume 20 Special Edition:

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Attack on Titan, Volume 20 Special Edition dust jacket features Armin by David Mack

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Attack on Titan, Volume 20 Special Edition comes with an original anime episode on DVD available nowhere else!

The complete package includes:
•  Attack on Titan volume 20 manga
•  Attack on Titan: exclusive episode "A Sudden Visitor" DVD
•  Exclusive original dust jacket by David Mack (Jessica Jones, Kabuki)
•  Collector’s box

Preorder Attack on Titan, Volume 20 Special Edition now!

 

 

 

 

 

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Simulchapters! And did you know that you can read the latest chapter of Attack on Titan on comiXology

Yes, that means you can read these chapters on the same day they come out in Japan. That means you can read the story ahead of what's collected in the graphic novels. 

The newest chapter, Chapter 88, goes on sale December 8

 

 

 


 

Princess Jellyfish named one of “50 Best Books for Teens” by NY Public Library

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UPDATE (November 28): Princess of 2016! More kudos from the worlds of officialdom for Akiko Higashimura's rollicking saga of fangirls taking on Tokyo! 

Princess Jellyfish has been named one of 2016's "50 BEST BOOKS FOR TEENS" by the New York Public Library. Explaining the pick, Chantelle Uzan, an NYPL librarian, called Princess Jellyfish a “great introduction to manga, and wonderful for reluctant readers!” Her colleague Katrina Ortega added, “The characters are so unique and not characters that are commonly found in YA reading; even so, their fears and doubts and passions are all relatable, no matter your age.” Here's our official press release.

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Earlier this month, Princess Jellyfish had also been named as one of Amazon's Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2016. Only 20 books made the list, out of all graphic novels published this past year, and Princess Jellyfish was one of only two manga (the other being Shigeru Mizuki's The Birth of Kitaro). 

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Here's our exclusive interview with Akiko Higashimura, which ran on this site in June.

And If you haven't checked it out already, here's all of Chapter 1 to get you started!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: With Manga from Me to You

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The Kodansha Comics Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list!

Part II: With Manga from Me to You

Working in manga, we often get asked for our staff recommendations. It turns out, we are a lot like readers in general—extremely different when it comes to what we like! But if you’re lost and need a push in the right direction, or just want to say that your gifts are Manga Professional Approved, here are our personal favorites.

 

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Welcome to the Ballroom (Ages 13+)
Paul Starr, Editor

With stunning artwork and a charmingly eccentric cast, Tomo Takeuchi’s Welcome to the Ballroom is one of my favorite new releases of the year. It follows the journey of Tatara Fujita as he transforms from a directionless high-schooler into a passionate competitive dancer. Takeuchi’s astonishing art conveys all the romantic sensuality and incredible physicality of ballroom dance, and it’s impossible not to cheer for his cast of quirky, sympathetic characters. This manga is a perfect example of why I love Japanese comics as a medium, and I highly recommend it.

Welcome to the Ballroom volumes 1-2 available from Kodansha Comics!

 

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Neo Parasyte f  (Ages 16+)
Lauren Scanlan, Editor

It’s not often that you get to revisit an old favorite, and rarer still to have it reinterpreted in a fresh new way, but Neo Parasyte f does just that. It has a great mix of stories, with some that bring out the deep horror and tragedy inherent in the Parasyte universe, and some that are great romps that highlight how fun (?) and funny the parasites and their unique situations can be. More than that, I love that the authors clearly had a great time with the material—it’s not often that shojo artists get to include as much gore as they like, and it shows in the most wonderful ways. Even for shojo fans who might not be familiar with Parasyte, there’s some great romantic shorts—including one with a priest and a girl with the world’s most beautiful hair and bedspread (seriously, where’s manga Pinterest when you need it?). All in all, a unique anthology that’ll make you laugh, cry, and wonder if everyone around you really is quite what they seem …   

Neo Parasyte f is available now from Kodansha Comics!

 

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The Black Museum: the Ghost and the Lady (Ages 16+)
Ajani Oloye, Editor

The Ghost and the Lady has been the most interesting book I’ve worked on. I’ve never been much of a history person, but the way this series was presented made me want to devour its contents and left me with a real interest in Florence Nightingale’s truly fascinating story. Everything about this book is amazing, from the incredible amount of research Fujita-sensei and his team must’ve conducted to create the story to the breathtaking artwork that doesn’t just look great, but is also full of emotion that really makes each scene and its characters come to life. This is also Fujita-sensei’s first manga published in English and is probably one of his best works. I’m honored to have worked on The Ghost and the Lady and can’t recommend it enough.

The Ghost and the Lady 1 is available as a deluxe hardcover from Kodansha Comics!

 

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Animal Land (Ages 13+)
Haruko Hashimoto, Editor

This manga made me both laugh and cry while commuting on a packed train. When I was editing the latest volume at my desk, I read through the pages with tears streaming down my face. Makoto Raiku has a real gift with comedic timing and imbuing his characters with warmth. It’s so pure and genuinine, and truly shines in this manga. Animal Land is a humorous and absurd slice-of-life manga that quickly dives deep into a sci-fi fantasy. It’s the best of both worlds. Through it all, Raiku’s love and respect for life and its creatures seep through every panel, even in the wild, brutal fight scenes! Battles which, in contrast to some goofy and charming character designs, are illustrated meticulously. I catch myself re-reading the volumes often, for the ridiculous jokes and the incredible heart. It’s a story that takes my favorite things about the medium as a whole and presents it in 14 volumes.

Animal Land volumes 1-11 are available from Kodansha Comics!

 

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Cells at Work! (Ages 13+)
Emi Lotto, Assistant Production Manager

When I was a kid my father had a theory that every major machine was secretly made up of a workforce of “Little Guys”—an acting troupe in the television, a full scriptorium of monks in the copier, even a little guy scribbling furiously (and backwards!) on the inside of your computer monitor. Cells at Work! takes it one step further—what if you too were made up of little guys? Akane Shimizu imagines literally every human cell as a little guy, each with their own personality ranging from furious to adorable. Follow Red Blood Cell, our cute, cheerful little-guy protagonist, on her oxygen-delivering duties and meet the valiant and vaguely sociopathic White Blood Cells, the bloodthirsty bros of the Killer T Cells, the elegant but vicious Macrophage, and the industrious little Platelet construction crew. You’ll learn your body isn’t a temple; it’s a fully functioning society, and you’ll be astounded how hard its residents work for you. So maybe go eat a salad today, or something.

Cells at Work! 1 is available from Kodansha Comics!

 

 

 

 

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The Attack on Titan Anthology (Ages 16+)
Stephen Pakula, Production Manager

Even those unfamiliar with manga may have heard of the smash hit Attack on Titan, but this is something fresh for newcomers and AoT veteran fans alike. The Attack on Titan Anthology adds new chapters in the dystopian universe of the series— created by some of the biggest names in Western comics! The diversity of artistic voices on display here, from Scott Snyder to the team behind the new Batgirl, the Anthology is an amazing look at how many stories are still left to tell in the Attack on Titan world. And in a full color hardcover, this makes a special gift both for the comics fans and the AoT fan who has everything!

The Attack on Titan Anthology—plus three variant covers—is available now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vinland Saga (Ages 16+)
Ben Applegate, Publishing Director

Vinland Saga is many things. It’s an adventure saga full of bloody Viking battles. It’s serious historical fiction based on meticulous research. It’s a political thriller rife with court rivalries and reversals in fortune. It’s a coming-of-age story (two coming-of-age stories, really) that explores the complex relationship of sons to fathers and father figures in a fashion reminiscent of Shakespeare and Dickens. It’s a philosophical treatise on the nature of freedom, slavery, violence, vengeance, and love. And it’s a by-turns stark and lushly detailed visual masterpiece that deserves a place alongside cinematic epics like Lawrence of Arabia. No list of essential comics in any language is complete without it.

Vinland Saga volumes 1-7 are available from Kodansha Comics in beautiful hardcover, with volume 8 coming in December!

 

 

 

 

 

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Spoof on Titan (Ages 16+)
Tiff Ferentini, Editorial Intern

What I love the most about Attack on Titan is its characters, and Spoof on Titan is a great way to enjoy cuter, smaller versions of them all in a laid back, comedic setting. Spoof on Titan has all the fun of the Attack on Titan universe, minus the soul-crushing heartbreak and emotional devastation of losing your favorite character. If you ever wanted to know what sort of hijinks Eren and the rest of the Survey Corps get into, how Commander Erwin spends his days off, or are just in need of a really good laugh, this spin-off’s for you.

Spoof on Titan is complete in 2 volumes and available now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Forget Me Not (Ages 16+)
Molly Brenan, Publishing Associate

When I read the first volume of Forget Me Not, I wasn’t sure a story about a guy fumbling through relationship after relationship with beautiful women would grip me, but the series has become my personal favorite this year. It elegantly and deftly nails the awkwardness and pain that comes with the struggle to form genuine connections. Beyond the flawed but empathetic hero, Serizawa, every girlfriend and friend has their own relatable motivations and problems to navigate. I’ve simply never seen so many complexities of growing up handled so well, from recognizing the line between helping others and selfishly assuaging your own guilt to dealing with adult intimacy. Come for the romance, stay for the realness!

Forget Me Not volumes 1-6 availalble from Kodansha Comics!

 

 

 

And that’s all there is to reading like a pro! But what if you already have a long-time, seasoned fan on your list? Look out next week for the best titles to get a classic lover or manga collector.

 

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Kodansha Comics Gift Guide will update every Friday until the end of holiday season!

 

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: For Your Favorite Geek Girl

The Kodansha Comics Gift Guide

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family? It can be hard to choose in a sea of series, but this year we’ve got you covered with curated selections for everyone on your list!

Part I: For Your Favorite Geek Girl

Girls and women who are passionate about their hobbies have been an integral part of the manga fandom for decades, and we’re proud to publish series that aren’t just for them, but about them too! Here are four series to show the geeky ladies (Or guys! Or nonbinary friends and family!) in your life that you appreciate them quirks and all.

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Princess Jellyfish (Ages 16+)

What’s it about: The shy and jellyfish-obsessed Tsukimi Kurashita lives in Tokyo with an eccentric group of fellow otaku, but a chance meeting with a beautiful and fashionable woman shakes up her comfortable life! This odd encounter is only the beginning of a new and unexpected path for Tsukimi and her friends.

Why is it good? If there’s ever been a series that’s an anthem and celebration for geek girls, it’s Princess Jellyfish. This was our most highly-demanded title on social media before publishing, and it’s easy to see why! From shy but creative Tsukimi to the bold and brash Kuranosuke, there’s a character for everyone here. The lives of the girls of Amamizu-kan are portrayed with sympathy and laugh out loud humor, all with a strong message of self-empowerment and embracing your passions. See why Anime News Network called it “One of the most honest, and funniest, stories about not quite fitting in!”

Princess Jellyfish volumes 1-3 are available from Kodansha Comics!

 

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Complex Age – Ages 16+

What’s it about: Twenty-six-year-old office temp – and secret cosplayer – Nagisa Kataura must figure out how to balance her all-consuming passion for her hobby with the increasing pressures of the adult world.

Why is it good? Cosplay is a fast-growing and inclusive activity in fandom, but it’s hard to find fiction that dives deep into the subculture. Complex Age is an intimate look at the insecurities and triumphs that come with cosplay, and Nagis’a struggle to balance her adult responsibilities with her hobby is a problem that will resonate with many young adult readers. Yui Sakuma spares no detail in her portrayal of the ins and outs of cosplay – there’s even a glossary of terms! This is the perfect book to give to the cosplayer or cosplay-curious person in your life.

Complex Age volumes 1-2 are available from Kodansha Comics, with volume 3 coming in December!

 

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Kiss Him, Not Me – Ages 13+

What’s it about: Kae Serinuma is what you might call a fujoshi – a girl who can’t get enough of manga and anime that’s all about beautiful boys getting friendly with each other! Her life on the sidelines ends when she undergoes a dramatic transformation, but how will she handle the attention of the guys she’s been watching from afar?

Why is it good? If that description makes no sense to you, fear not. If you have a hardcore otaku friend who’s all about pairing boys X boys, this is just the thing for them – even if you don’t get it! BL (that’s boy’s love!) author JUNKO’s first mainstream manga series is a hilarious sendup of fujoshi culture and tropes and has become a cult favorite and even a hit anime. It’s hard to resist Kae and gang’s over the top adventures – and we bet the fujoshi on your gift list won’t be able to!

Kiss Him, Not Me volumes 1-7 are available from Kodansha Comics, and check out the anime streaming on Crunchyroll!

 

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Genshiken Second Season – Ages 16+

What it’s about: The followup to otaku life classic Genshiken follows a (mostly female!) motley crew of cosplayers, doujinshi artists, and anime fanatics and they get through college life and look towards the future.

Why is it good? Fans of the original Genshiken series know that it’s unrivaled in its realistic portrayal of otaku life, but Genshiken Second Season turns its focus more specifically on the day to day struggles and concerns of otaku girls. This is definitely a series that female manga and anime lovers can see themselves in, and with its college life setting, it’s a treat for older teens and young adults!

Genshiken Second Season volumes 1-9 are available from Kodansha Comics!
 

 

Now you have what you need to impress the lovable geeks in your life this holiday season. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, stay tuned next week for the Kodansha Comics staff picks so you can gift like a manga editor!
 



Kodansha Comics Gift Guide will update every Friday until the end of holiday season!

Vote Vertical: digital editions on sale up to 25% through 11/22

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We're making a host of Vertical Comics titles available for first time digitally: the list (below, with Chapter 1 previews at the links) includes Ryo Hanada's best-selling vampires-among-us epic Devils' LineMAYBE's Civil War-monster-fantasy To the Abandoned Sacred Beastsand Riichi Ueshiba's drool-inducing romantic comedy Mysterious Girlfriend X

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The best part? We decided to put 'em all up for sale, including the rest of our Vertical digital editions. Volumes are marked up to 25% off at all digital bookstorescomiXology, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. Sale runs November 8-22! (Read Chapter 1s at the links.)

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VIDEO: Genevieve Valentine & Jeanine Shaefer – Writer and Editor of Attack on Titan Anthology

Genevieve Valentine is the author of novels Mechanique, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, Persona, and Icon. Her essay and reviews have appeared at The New York Times, The AV Club, and The Atlantic. She’s written Catwoman and Batman and Robin Eternal for DC Comics and Xena: Warrior Princess for Dynamite. She has worked on “An Illustrated Guide to the Glorious Walles Cities” in the Attack on Titan Anthology.
More about Genevieve Valentine: genevievevalentine.com

Jeanine Shaefer is a freelance comics editor and project manager for The Attack on Titan Anthology.

 

 

 

Attack on Titan Anthology opens up the world of manga, with Attack on Titan providing a creative playground for comic-book writers and artists from around the world. Every one of these creators has offered their own unique take on original Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama's dark vision.

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With the Attack on Titan Anthology Creator Profiles—a new video series on Kodansha Comics YouTube Channel—we introduce some of the talents behind this project. 

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Stay tuned right here for more Attack on Titan Anthology Creator Profiles—coming soon!

VIDEO SERIES: Attack on Titan Anthology Creator Profiles

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Attack on Titan Anthology opens up the world of manga, with Attack on Titan providing a creative playground for comic-book writers and artists from around the world. Every one of these creators has offered their own unique take on original Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama's dark vision.

With the Attack on Titan Anthology Creator Profiles—a new video series on Kodansha Comics YouTube Channel—we introduce some of the talents behind this project. 

 

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Genevieve Valentine & Jeanine Shaefer – Writer and Editor of the Attack on Titan Anthology

Genevieve Valentine is the author of novels MechaniqueThe Girls at the Kingfisher ClubPersona, and Icon. Her essay and reviews have appeared at The New York Times, The AV Club, and The Atlantic. She’s written Catwoman and Batman and Robin Eternal for DC Comics and Xena: Warrior Princess for Dynamite. She has worked on “An Illustrated Guide to the Glorious Walles Cities” in the Attack on Titan Anthology. More about Genevieve Valentine: genevievevalentine.com

Jeanine Shaefer is a freelance comics editor and project manager for The Attack on Titan Anthology.

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Tomer Hanuka: Artist of "Memory Maze" in Attack on Titan Anthology
NY Times best selling artist Tomer Hanuka has been illustrating for magazines, film studios, ad agencies and book publishers. He illustrated covers for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Newsweek and many others. Hanuka won multiple industry awards, including Gold medals from The Society of Illustrators and The Society of Publication Designers. A monograph of his work titled Overkill was published in 2012. The Divine, a Hugo nominated graphic novel he co-created was published in 2015, made The New York Times best seller list and won the International Manga Award. More about Tomer Hanuka: www.thanuka.com
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Jorge Corona: Artist of "Skies Above" in Attack on Titan Anthology
Jorge Corona is the Russ Manning Award winner artist behind Feathers, Goners and We are Robin. He worked on the illustration of "Skies Above," story by Rhianna Pratchett in the Attack on Titan Anthology. Originally from Venezuela he currently lives in his hometown Maracaibo. 
More about Jorge Corona: http://jorgecor.daportfolio.com/
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Joe Rivera: Ink artist for Attack on Titan Anthology
Joe Rivera is an inker, custom-motorcycle artist, and the father of Paolo Rivera. He often collaborates with his son, including Mark Waid's Daredevil series, for which they won two Eisner Awards. Most recently, he inked Paolo's pinups for the Attack on Titan Anthology. He lives in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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Paolo Rivera: Cover and Pinup Artist for Attack on Titan Anthology
Paolo Rivera is an Eisner Award-winning comic-book artist from Daytona Beach, Florida. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he started working for Marvel before his senior year. He is best known for his run on Daredevil, as well as his many painted covers and posters. Most recently he worked on the cover and pinups for Attack on Titan Anthology. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco, California. More about Paolo Rivera: paolorivera.com.
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Stay tuned right here for more Attack on Titan Anthology Creator Profiles—coming soon!

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