Category Archives: KC Updates

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 »

Attack on Titan goes Hollywood! Live-action Movie gets IT Director Andy Muschietti

Just announced—the feature film of Kodansha Comics's mega-hit manga, Attack on Titan is underway from Warner Bros. The studio also announced they've brought on Andy Muschietti, the director of 2017 horror blockbuster IT, to direct the live-action adaptation of Attack on Titan, as well as mentioning some of the key production staff including David Heyman (Harry Potter), Maki Oka (Heroes), and Barbara Muschietti, who's the director's sister and also worked on IT

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If your Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set arrived damaged

On Tuesday, October 31, the Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set was loosed upon the world. We’ve been thrilled to see how many people have enjoyed the set since its release, in online reviews, videos, social media posts, and more.
 
However, we have also heard from some of you who received boxes that had been damaged in shipping. We apologize to anyone who received the box damaged. We want every reader to have the best possible experience with this set for years to come, and that doesn’t include letting a torn or dented box sit on your shelf.
 
If your outer box containing the books arrived damaged in any way, we are offering a free replacement. Please send your full name, [...]

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Kodansha Comics at Anime NYC: license announcements updated 11/19

Going to Anime NYC? Kodansha Comics is exclited to join this new anime convention in our hometown!

Kodansha Comics Booth #416 
Come and check out pre-streets and new release books and exclusive products at the Kodansha Comics booth (#416)! 

Kodansha Comics Manga Announcement Panel
We've got a slew of reveals for new manga coming in 2018! Plus, a chance to ask your que [...]

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UQ HOLDER! Drawing Contest presented by Kodansha Comics x Wacom

Enter Kodansha Comics and Wacom’s UQ HOLDER! Drawing Contest for a chance to win a Wacom digital drawing tablet and UQ HOLDER! manga!

Get your pens, pencils, or drawing tablets ready—to celebrate the debut of the UQ HOLDER! anime, Kodansha Comics is teaming up with Wacom for a special drawing giveaway contest!

We want to see you get creative and show us what kind of original character you would create in the UQ HOLDER! universe. What kind of UQ HOLDER would they be? What kind of original powers or abilities would your character have? Are they strong enough to take on Tōta or Neji? [...]

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Fall 2017 Manga to Anime Guide: #KCAnimeClub

Long time no stream, KC Anime Clubbers! The fall anime season has kicked off in full swing, and this season offers a stellar line up of Kodansha Comics manga-turned-anime. To celebrate, this season’s KC Anime Club we’ll be live streaming not one, but three awesome titles! 

This season’s Kodansha Comics Anime Club titles are Inuyashiki, Land of the Lustrous, and UQ HOLDER!. Check out our streaming schedule below, then read how the stories started with Chapter 1 previews of all the manga at the cover links. And don’t forget—we also want you to watch the anime with us! Be sure to join us on Twitter and follow our livetweets at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, or share your own reactions to the episodes [...]

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Write Messages to Hiro Mashima and Your Favorite Characters from FAIRY TAIL!

The final volume of Fairy Tail (Fairy Tail, Vol. 63) will be released in Japan on Friday, November 17, 2017, and to celebrate the completion of this unforgettable manga, Kodansha is collecting messages from fans all over the world! 

Write a message to Hiro Mashima and your favorite characters from Fairy Tail – all you have to do is include the hashtags #THXFT #FAIRYTAIL in a tweet on Twitter. All messages will be compiled to create one large “Fairy Tail Word Cloud Art”, which will be displayed at Shibuya Station in Shibuya, Japan on November 20th! For additional campaign details, please visit the official campaign page.  

Don’t miss your chance to leave a message for Hiro Mashima, and for your message to be part of Fair [...]

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Kodansha Comics at New York Comic Con: events, exclusives, free stuff!

No question: Hiro Mashima is the anime/manga headliner at New York Comic Con this year. But celebrating the finale of Fairy Tailone of the great manga epics, isn't all Kodansha Comics is about—we've got a lot else going on too!

Come see us at Booth #2109 at Javits Convention Center in NYC October 5-8, and one of us will give you the NYCC lowdown! But if you want a quick preview and/or you can't be there but are dyin' to know what's happening anyway … here's your cheatsheet:

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Cosplayers: Enter the Kodansha Comics #ComplexAgeContest!

Cosplayers: tell us how cosplay changed your life for a chance to win a set of Complex Age manga!

As Nagisa and her friends have taught us in Complex Age, you’re never too old to cosplay—but it isn’t always easy to keep that in mind. Still, in moments of self-doubt, a strong community of cosplayers does wonders to bring and bond people together, creating lifelong friendships—and we want to know how cosplay has changed you. 

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Events: Kodansha editors 7/25-7/30 in New York City!

Wherever you go around the world, comics are comics—but how they get made can be quite different. The process of creating a manga is uniquely Japanese, and American readers don’t get many opportunities to learn about this difficult behind-the-scenes work. So we’re especially thrilled to host not one, but two events this month with manga editors from Kodansha Japan! This is an amazing chance to meet the people who’ve helped guide your favorite series from idea to ink on paper, hear insider stories, and ask them your questions! 

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