UPDATE — November 17!
Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics made some new licensing announcements today at our industry panel!
KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages
Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALL starting November 20, where we’ll be releasing 4 new and unique digital-first manga that we’d like to recommend to the audience of any age.
Debuts November 20! Good Dog, Cerberus! by Moha Arimura
Cerberus—the guard dog of the underworld—is a clumsy puppy who can’t do his job. Although Cerberus is constantly causing trouble for his master, Hades, he is always forgiven for being just so darn cute. So goes this wonderfully fluffy tale of life in the underworld. This heartwarming full-color comic is a must-see for all the dog-lovers out there!
Debuts November 27! Blissful Land by Ichimon Izumi
Khang Zhipa is a 13-year-old doctor’s apprentice living in a mountain village in 18th-century Tibet. One day, when he gets back from collecting medicinal herbs, he finds a bride-to-be and her wedding party will be resting at his home for the night. The bride’s name is Moshi Rati and it turns out she’s actually Khang Zhipa’s fiancee from another land, here to stay! Enjoy this heartwarming slice-of-life tale woven by a kind-hearted boy and his mysterious bride.
Debuts December 4! Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice by Ichimon Izumi
In this richly imagined forest-world, peopled by beasts, humans, and hunters, the legendary red-haired hunter, nicknamed “Red Riding Hood,” encounters a strange girl, half-human, half-beast. Despite being barely able to communicate, the two forge a bond and Red Riding Hood takes on a new apprentice. Join them on their journey as they overcome the walls between them, despite belonging to different species, and learn to survive in a sometimes scary, always magical fantasy universe.
Debuts December 11! Crocodile Baron by Takuya Okada
His name is Alfred J. Donson, novelist and crocodile. Together with his very good friend (who is a rabbit), he undertakes gentlemanly adventures in culinary excellence throughout Japan, encountering other intriguing denizens of the animal kingdom along the way. With delightfully drawn talking-animal characters, Crocodile Baron demonstrates the absolute importance of good taste and that sometimes it takes an animal to show us how to be truly civilized!
10 Years of Kodansha Comics
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Kodansha Comics, we will be launching a new project that each month starting January 2019, we’ll feature some of the classic and most iconic Kodansha Comics series by having exclusive contents, special deals, and sweepstakes.
More details on the 10th anniversary project is coming soon! Stay tuned at KodanshaComics.com for more details.
New licensing announcements—Kodansha Comics
Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition- Coming Summer 2019
The new release of the classic graphic novel series from revered creators CLAMP, featuring a newly-revised translation, high-quality art and lettering, and all the color pages from the original Japanese run. Each hardcover will also include new cover art by CLAMP and a “clow card,” and Kodansha teased that readers who collect all nine volumes are in for a special treat!
Tales of Berseria: Coming Summer 2019
A four-volume adaptation of popular RPG Tales of Berseria, by artist Nobu Aonagi. Bandai Namco Entertainment released Tales of Berseria on the Playstation 4 and PC in North American in January 2017
Fate: Grand/Order: Coming Summer 2019
A two-volume series based on Type-Moon’s popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order, titled Fate/Grand Order -mortalis:stella, by creator Shiramine. Fate/Grand Order has been available on mobile platforms iOS and Android in English since June 2017.
Princess Jellyfish Box Set coming Summer 2019
A collector’s box set of their hit story about geek girls in Tokyo, Princess Jellyfish. The complete series box set will feature all nine paperback volumes of Akiko Higashimura’s acclaimed series, which was adapted into an anime in 2010 before becoming an English-language bestseller in 2016.
New licensing announcements—Vertical
Masquerade and the Nameless Woman: Coming Jan 2019
Formerly titled “Serial Killer Detective”
Rising-star detective Yuri meets her match when a trusted police confidante, a brilliant psychoanalyst, slightly botches a murder and refuses to claim it for his serial-killer persona. The victim, an enigmatic young woman, turns out to have been no slouch, either.
Katanagatari vol 2 – coming May 2019
Long ago the masterful swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki crafted 1000 blades, though his twelve final works, the legendary deviant blades were prime among the rest. All with uniquely defined traits, these swords are among the greatest in Japan.
Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan – coming May, 2019
Sherlock Holmes travels to Japan where he teams up with the first Prime Minister of Japan, Hirobumi Ito to solve an international mystery.
Nekomonogatari White audio book – coming early 2019
Colorful Dreams by VOFAN – Oct 2019
Appraised by the fans around the world as “The Magician of Light from Taiwan”, VOFAN is famously known for using vibrant art style with unique camera techniques in his artworks.
Main illustrator for NISIOISIN’s novel series for over a decade including the Monogatari Series.
Color Dreams complies his best personal works into this artbook.
Brand NEW cover for U.S. version and photographs
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live is going to New York City & Washington, D.C.!
We are pleased to announce that “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live will premiere in New York City and Washington, D.C. in March 2019!
Please stay tuned on our website and Instagram for upcoming news!
★The Super Live Official Instagram
★The Super Live Information
A new video message from Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)!
We’ve revealed the new video message from Hiro Mashima (the creator of Fairy Tail) to the Fairy Tail fans about the final season of the anime!
Con season ain’t over yet! On November 16-18, Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics team up again to go to AnimeNYC (Javits Center, New York) to deliver you more manga, manga, and MANGA! Come visit us at booth #627 to get your hands on new & pre-street books, sweet con exclusives, deals, and gifts-with-purchase!
Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Booth #627!
PRESTREETS & NEW RELEASES!
Attack on Titan Volume 26
Boarding School Juliet Volume 2
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 5
EDENS ZERO Volume 1
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku Volume 3
Katanagatari Volume 1
MONOGATARI Series Box Set Limited Edition
Summer Wars Complete Edition
CON EXCLUSIVE MERCH!
PLUS – DON’T MISS OUR THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME BOOTH #623!
Kodansha Comics is also teaming up with our pals at Yen Press to bring you a special booth dedicated to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime manga and light novels! There will be lots of fun activities and con-exclusive deals including:
- Sign up for the Yen Press and/or Kodansha Comics newsletters and receive a manga/novel poster
- Buy 1 manga and 1 novel as a set and get a Rimuru handwarmer
- Draw your own slime wall
- Photo contest & MORE!
Saturday, November 17
Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Present Manga … of the FUTURE
Two of the world’s top English-language manga publishers, behind hits like Sailor Moon, Chi’s Sweet Home, Attack on Titan, and Gundam: The Origin, join forces to take you on a journey into the future of manga! See what Kodansha and Vertical have lined up for their print and digital programs in 2019, ask your questions to the people who make the manga you love, and win cool prizes and books from your favorite series.
Date Saturday November 17
Time 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Location Panel Room 2
Vertical presents KATANAGATARI launch event
Come join Vertical Inc as we talk about our latest NISIOISIN novel, KATANAGATARI, with special guest and award winning translator Sam Bett.
Date Saturday November 17
Location Panel Room 3
Funimation Presents: Fairy Tail Final Season Panel & SimulDub™ Episode Premiere
Meet the voices of Natsu, Lucy, and Happy as well as the ADR Director for the entire Fairy Tail series. Join us for an exciting panel with voice actors Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Tia Ballard, and Director Tyler Walker and a chance to see the newest SimulDub™ episode from Fairy Tail’s Final Season before it’s available anywhere else. Plus, Q&A and free Fairy Tail promo items! A must-go panel for all the Fairy Tail fans!
Date Saturday November 17
Location Main Stage