Category Archives: Blog

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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Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 1: Black Friday Buying Guide If you’re looking to save big bucks this Black Friday on the latest and greatest manga sets, we’ve got you covered. From extravagant collector’s editions to limited edition box sets of your favorite classic series, whether you’re looking to complete your own manga collection, or to find a great set to gift someone special, you won’t want to miss stacking up on our top picks for Black Friday buys. Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set Read More »

Attack on Titan Manga app users!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for using the Attack on Titan Manga app! It’s been a great ride—and we still love our little app! Unfortunately, though, the app is being retired soon. That means it won’t be supported. If you delete the app from your device, you won’t be able to re-download it. If you keep the app on your device, you could continue to read content you’ve already downloaded, but you won’t be able to re-download it. Our recommendation: create a login account, if you haven’t already. With a login account, you can save all your purchases and continue to access them on the Madefire app.

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