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10 Years of Kodansha Comics—December Spotlight: Attack on Titan

10 years of Kodansha Comics! The year 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comic published in English! Thank you for celebrating with us all year long as we head into the next exciting decade. Our December Spotlight needs no introduction, and we’re sure many of you have already guessed which major series was yet to be featured. Without further ado, we’re thrilled to feature Hajime Isayama’s worldwide sensation Read More »

10 Years of Kodansha Comics—November Spotlight: CLAMP

10 years of Kodansha Comics! The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. Please join us in celebration as we select one classic Kodansha Comics series each month for exclusive content, promotions, and other surprises! Our November Spotlight is on the critically acclaimed manga team CLAMP and their expansive interconnected world including series like Read More »

Attack on Titan Mural x Photo Contest #AOTinNYC

  The Colossal Titan Breaches NYC!  If you're in New York City the month of November, believe your eyes! You will find a massive Attack on Titan mural produced by Colossal Media near Madison Square Garden, on 31st Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. And to celebrate it, Kodansha Comics—along with our pals at Anime NYCFunimation, and Kinokuniya—will be hosting a photo contest from early November [...]

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Anime NYC 2019, November 15-17: Meet special guest VOFAN, MONOGATARI contest, panels & MORE!

We are super excited to be at Anime NYC this year,  because we're hosting a very special guest—VOFAN, star illustrator of NISIOISIN's MONOGATARI series, the bestselling light novels from Vertical! To celebrate his rare appearance in America, and also debut his new art book Colorful Dreams, we'll have a special art exhibit, autograph sessions, panels, and lots of fun activities! Here's the rundown of all things related to VOFAN at Anime NYC 2019:

Art Exhibit!

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Take a picture with Fire Force Company 8 at Anime Weekend Atlanta! (November 1-3)

So this year for Halloween yer gonna be ... a devil ... a witch ... a knight ... a cat in a swimsuit ... ? Well, if you're gonna be at Anime Weekend Atlanta for 'ween weekend (October 31-November 3), you may want to dress up as a fire fighter, you know, because Kodansha Comics is teaming up with our good friends at Funimation to host the Fire Force Photo Booth Come to Booth #204 for an epic photo op with the members of Special Fire Force Company 8! (Yes! You'll get to keep the photo evidence too!) Not only that, come EARLY, because the first 100 fans each day will get a [...]

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MONOGATARI Contest! Cosplay! Fan Art! Enter October 4-November 17!

Did you hear our announcement of MONOGATARI artist VOFAN’s visit to the U.S. during Anime NYC (November 15-17)? To help celebrate this rare appearance by the Taiwanese master illustrator and publication of his forthcoming Colorful Dreams artbook, we're hosting a special MONOGATARI Contest! And guess what?! None other than VOFAN himself will be the judge of the contest! Plus we've got some pretty sweet prizes, courtesy of our friends at Kinokuniya USA and XP-Pen! 

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Updates 10/4: Our announcements recap from NYCC 2019!

October 4 NYCC UPDATE! Kodansha Comics and Vertical made some exciting announcements about upcoming titles and events for 2019 and 2020! Plus, Hidemi Shiraki, the editor of Kodansha's Young Magazine, joined the panel to introduce Kodansha Comics's newest license announcement, The Witch and the Beast (scroll down below!), and the behind-the-scene process of making manga!

Announcements from Vertical!

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