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Announcements from AnimeNYC 2018!

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. Alth [...]

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Announcements from New York Comic Con 2018!

UPDATE — October 6!

Hey! We just made some cool announcements yesterday at our industry panel— where, besides the new licensing announcements recapped below, we had a special guest from Japan, Yohei Takami, the editor-in-chief of Monthly Shonen Magazine and founding editor of Noragami, to talk about his experience of working with Harold Sakuishi, who received this year's International Spotlight Award at the Harvey Awards for his groundbreaking music manga BECK Digital-first announcements

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EDENS ZERO Global Pins! Exclusive designs revealed + special message from Hiro Mashima!

Hiro Mashima, creator of Fairy Tail and EDENS ZERO, just dropped some exciting news for his fans around the world!  To celebrate the release of EDENS ZERO Volume 1 in Japan—and in the rest of the world—we here at Kodansha are kicking off the EDENS ZERO Global Campaign, where fans from Japan, France, Korea, Thailand, and the United States can get a set of EDENS ZERO pins with unique national designs for each region! For more details on this campaign, check out this website

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BECK creator Harold Sakuishi coming to New York Comic Con 2018!

Just announced! Harold Sakuishi, legendary manga creator of BECK and Seven Shakespeares, is going to attend New York Comic Con 2018 October 4-7! Harold Sakuishi has published several award-winning works in his native Japan, but his name will probably be forever entwined with his groundbreaking marriage of manga and indie rock, BECK, which is currently being published in English by comiXolog [...]

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Announcements from San Diego Comic Con (July 19-22)!

Psssst! Going to San Diego Comic Con July 19-22?  We're going to have some exciting new announcements for Battle Angel Alita and The Ghost in the Shell—as well as other new licensing announcements for 2018 and beyond!. Plus, join the Q&A for a chance to win special giveaway items! So come check out the Kodansha Comics panel on Saturday July 21, 2018 at 11:30am-12:30pm in Room 8! "Do I have to be there?" For giveaways and fun—yes! But for the info, just check back here at kodanshacomics.com for breaking updates on our panel announcements!

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Attack on Titan Season 3 World Premiere Event! July 10-11

Seems like forever we've waiting for this moment. But it's FINALLY HAPPENING. The new season of the Attack on Titan anime kicks off  July 21! If you're keeping up with the manga by Hajime Isayama, you know this is possibly going to be the most exciting season yet!

Can't wait that long?! On July 10 and 11, Funimation Films presents Attack on Titan Season 2 Movie: Roar of Awakening and the Attack on Titan Season 3 world premiere in select U.S. and Canadian theaters! 

This Attack on Titan Season 3 event immediately follows up the recap movie with a special presentation of Season 3 Episode 1 of the series. This North American wor [...]

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What’s Happening at AX2018? Con exclusives, panels, activities & MORE!

July 7 update: all of our major licensing announcements from our Saturday industry panel!

Time for the biggest otaku party of the year—and we’re going bigger than ever before! Come visit Kodansha Comics and Vertical at this year’s Anime Expo, July 5-8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and meet the stars and people behind your favorite manga and anime, get exclusive convention merchandise and free stuff, pick up pre-release books, and be the first in the world to hear about our massive plans for 2019 and beyond! We’re hosting and participating in five panels this year, our most ever: our re [...]

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Upcoming Events: Anime Boston, Anime Matsuri, Sakura-Con, and C2E2!

Time for a good old-fashioned American otaku road trip! In the coming weeks of March and April, Kodansha Comics and Vertical will be criss-crossing the country and could come to an anime/comics convention near you! Check the list of events and activities below to see if we'll see you there ... Can't go? Not close enough? Don't worry! You'll be able to catch what's happening at the shows—and all the new announcements we'll make—right here at KodanshaComics.com! Anime Boston (Boston, MA) March 30-April 1

Vertical Comics Industry Panel Friday, March 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Con [...]

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical —Le Mouvement Final— to debut in Canada and Australia in April!

Sailor Moon Musical to Premiere in Canada and Australia! Update March 20: It's been announced that Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical -Le Mouvement Final- will be premiering at the selected theatres in Canada on April 4, followed by the premiere in Australia on April 5

For venue and ticket info, visit: sailormoonlive.com

The U.S. Premiere of the Sailor Moon Musical!  Experience Sailor Moon like never before! Don’t miss your chance to see Read More »