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[UPDATE] And the Eisner Winner is… Witch Hat Atelier!

[UPDATE]: After news of the Eisner Award win reached Kamome Shirahama, she drafted a special note she wanted to share with fans and supporters of Witch Hat Atelier:  

"I was surprised to hear the news! It is my great pleasure to receive this honorable award, and I can't express enough gratitude to the readers who always root for my work, and to the many people who support me.

Thanks to all of you, I am able to challenge myself and to express myself in a variety of ways with confidence. I'll continue to keep my original intentions in mind and devote myself to creation. I look forward to bringing more to you, and I hope you enjoy my work." 

Kamome Shirahama - Witch Hat Atelier mangaka.

 

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[UPDATE] Shaman King returns completed in English for the first time!

[UPDATE]: To all our fans and friends in manga we wanted to let you know about an important update. Shaman King and its spinoffs will momentarily be delayed. To find out more details please visit our blog post here. We will be sure to update you all once we have more information. Thanks for your understanding & patience.   

Shaman King Returns with ALL 35 Volumes Completed in English for the First Time Ever

July 21, 2020 – New York, NY – Kodansha USA Publishing and comiXology Originals announced today, that after years out of print, Read More »

Zac Bertschy in Memoriam

The Kodansha USA Publishing team was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing last week of Zac Bertschy, writer, podcast host, executive editor at Anime News Network, and longtime friend to us and to the manga industry. Over two decades at Anime News Network, Zac was a constant amid the anime and manga world's ebb and flow. At a time when there were very few ways to read reliable anime and manga news in the U.S., he raised standards, pounded the pavement at conventions, and wrote tirelessly, helping shape ANN into a daily must-read. As a critic, Zac's judgments were sharp, but he was not a cynic. He relished the joy of falling in love with a hidden gem and sharing it [...]

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Running low on activities? Check Out VERTICAL’s Boredom Busters! (+ Free Coloring Pages)

Activities to do at any age!

With more time at home we know it's probably felt like you've exhausted all your options - TV binged, video games played, household cleaned - what is there left to do?! Well we at Kodansha USA Publishing want to let you know that there's plenty! Whether you want to take a culinary journey and venture like in Effortless Bento & Deco Cakes! : Swiss Rolls for Every Occasion, want to try your hand at easy to make felt craft like in The Cute Book, create beautiful & useful paper artwork like in Read More »

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

Looking to be a manga Santa this year? Or maybe you’re looking to give yourself a nice treat to curl up with! To help out with your gift-hunting, we here at Kodansha Comics thought of the two most important parts of any present: who's it for and what’s inside? So the following curated selection of manga features information about what you’re getting and who might want to get it! Nothing feels better than checking off those names from the list (... well, besides seeing them open their gift of course!) Happy Holiday gift hunting!

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Get your Shonen Magazine T-shirts now at UNIQLO stores!

Why just read manga when you can wear it? MANGA UT (UNIQLO T-shirts) launches Shonen Magazine T-shirts TODAY! Weekly Shonen Magazine + UNIQLO are releasing 14 different designs of Shonen Magazine T-shirts! Inspired by six popular manga series—Hajime no Ippo, Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, Negima!, and Shota no Sushi, the shirts are available at UNIQLO Stores worldwide in sizes XXS-XXL and up to XXXL through U [...]

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5 Kodansha Series Nominated for YALSA’s 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens List!

Kodansha Comics is proud to announce that not one, not two, but five of our series have made the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list! If you’ve been searching for a new manga series to discover—or if you’ve been looking for the perfect new series to gift to a friend or teen family member —look no further than these five, fabulous series below!     Read More »

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: With Manga from Me to You

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 3: With Manga from Me to You One of the best things about manga is the community it creates: how it brings people together and allows you to bond with and make new friendships that last a lifetime, all the while giving you something to talk about that you’re incredible passionate about. When working in manga, however, it’s not often that we get to speak face-to-face with our readers about our favorite series, so our third, and final, part of our Gift Guide is dedicated to all the amazing Kodansha Comics fans, and is a gift from us to you—our personal favorite staff picks! If you haven’t checked these series out already, we hope we can help yo [...]

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Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If you liked ___, then check out ___!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If You Liked ___, Try ___! There’s nothing like discovering a manga series that swiftly earns its place on your list of favorites. So when a series like that comes to an end, reading that last volume can be bittersweet and, when it’s all over, can make you think: So what am I supposed to read now?! If you’re like us and shed a tear at that last chapter of Fairy Tail or Princess Jellyfish, or if you’re—or someone you know is— looking to find a new series to add to your list of favorites, this week’s installment of our Read More »

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide for 2018 Holiday Season! The holidays are right around the corner, which means it's the perfect time for manga gift-giving! But with so many series to choose from, it can be hard to figure out where to start. But never fear—the Kodansha Comics Holiday Gift Guide is here! Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for your manga loving friends and family—or to discover a new series for yourself—we’ve got you covered with curated selections to help you find the perfect series for everyone on your list!

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