Category Archives: event

Anime NYC 2019: 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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Kodansha Comics at Crunchyroll Expo 2019! August 30-September 1

Going to Crunchyroll Expo this weekend? It's happenin' August 30 to September 1 at New Crunchy City a.k.a. San Jose Convention Center! and you can find us there at our "Kodansha Comics Got Weird Manga!" panel at 4:30 p.m. on August 30 (more deets, below)! Plus there's a whole plethora of Kodansha-related events! Junji Ito, of his own Junji Ito's Cat Diary fame, will be there, in the flesh, so to speak, as the headliner of the show. But there's also other related panels and screenings, including the world premiere of the new In/Spectre anime and Chihay [...]

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10 Years of Kodansha Comics—August Spotlight: Vinland Saga

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!

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Updates 7/20: SDCC 2019—announcements and awards!

 July 20 UPDATE #2!  Kodansha Comics and Vertical made new announcements for upcoming seasons in 2019!

Kodansha Comics x  comiXology Originals: Initial D

Initial D Volumes 39-48 by Shuichi Shigeno Finally completely translated in English for the very first time! Learn how the all-time, high-octane manga bible of  Japanese street racing concl [...]

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