Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fall ’16 License Announcement Roundup


Hey, what new manga has Kodansha Comics got lined up for the Fall season?

Well, we've got a slew of new titles coming out. Here's the record of 12 new print titles that we announced hourly on March 22 and 24, going in reverse chronological order:

Thursday, March 24

10pm (Eastern Time): Neo Parasyte f


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March 15 New Releases: Paradise Residence, Forget Me Not, Livingstone + more


New manga this week—including a couple of brand-new series kick-offs! Let's take a look at what's new to both brick+mortar and digital bookshelves ...


Paradise Residence is a new manga from the creator of Oh My Goddess! and You’re Under Arrest, Kosuke Fujishima. It follows Hatsune Takanashi—a clumsy schoolgirl who attends the Kitsuka Boarding School—and her trials l [...]

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Creator Spotlight: Chuya Koyama (Space Brothers)


Manga doesn't only take place in worlds of fantasy. Instead, manga can take you to worlds that seem rather familiar to us, or worlds we know exist in real life but rarely get a chance to experience ourselves. Have you ever wanted to go to space one day? Or was that a dream you had and forgot long ago? Space Brothers will take you to outer space, and prove anything is possible in the world of manga. 

How exactly does that work? We asked plenty of questions about it to Chuya Koyama, the creator of Space Brothers in our exclusive interview.

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The Martian x Space Brothers: Watch Chuya Koyama Draw His Version of the Movie Poster

Speaking of space, have you seen that movie The Martian (2015)?

When the movie was released in Japan, Chuya Koyama, the creator of Space Brothers, drew his own take of The Martian movie poster. It was displayed in theaters throughout Japan as a special collaboration.

Watch the video on Chuya Koyama’s YouTube page.

And behold! Here’s the finished product of Koyama’s Space Brothers-version The Martian movie poster side-by-side the original The Martian poster. “ [...]

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Creator Interview: Chuya Koyama on Space Brothers


Once you get to know some mangaka (manga artists), it seems every one bears some resemblance to their own manga. Same for Chuya Koyama, the creator of Space Brothers. Not that he has a big afro or a spiky hair like his main characters, but they all share a familiar human power—a determination to penetrate the unknown.


“Some parts of myself started to i [...]

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