Category Archives: Press Release

On Sale Date Changes to Shaman King & Spinoff Series

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Kodansha USA Publishing Announces On Sale Date Changes to Shaman King & Spinoff Series

On sale schedule for Shaman King print editions to remain the same

July 27, 2020 — New York, NY — In an effort to give Shaman King the production quality it deserves and its fans the best manga experience, Kodansha USA Publishing regrets to announce a delay in the digital release date. We sincerely apologize for this last-minute hold-up, as we are well aware how excited fans are for this release, but we also know fans will appreciate the final results. Additionally, we will momentarily delay the planned digital August releases of spinoff series Shaman King Zero, [...]

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[UPDATE] And the Eisner Winner is… Witch Hat Atelier!

[UPDATE]: After news of the Eisner Award win reached Kamome Shirahama, she drafted a special note she wanted to share with fans and supporters of Witch Hat Atelier:  

"I was surprised to hear the news! It is my great pleasure to receive this honorable award, and I can't express enough gratitude to the readers who always root for my work, and to the many people who support me.

Thanks to all of you, I am able to challenge myself and to express myself in a variety of ways with confidence. I'll continue to keep my original intentions in mind and devote myself to creation. I look forward to bringing more to you, and I hope you enjoy my work." 

Kamome Shirahama - Witch Hat Atelier mangaka.

 

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[UPDATE] Shaman King returns completed in English for the first time!

[UPDATE]: To all our fans and friends in manga we wanted to let you know about an important update. Shaman King and its spinoffs will momentarily be delayed. To find out more details please visit our blog post here. We will be sure to update you all once we have more information. Thanks for your understanding & patience.   

Shaman King Returns with ALL 35 Volumes Completed in English for the First Time Ever

July 21, 2020 – New York, NY – Kodansha USA Publishing and comiXology Originals announced today, that after years out of print, Read More »

All-you-can-read Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL manga on izneo

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More Than 400 Kodansha Comics’ Manga Joins The izneo Premium Subscription Scheme

June 25, 2020 — Paris, France / New York, NY – 3 months after the arrival of Kodansha comics in its catalog, izneo, the global online comics platform offering Comic books, European Comics, Mangas and Webtoons, is proud to announce that more than 400 manga titles will join the 1800 digital comics already available in the izneo Premium subscription scheme. The reader community will discover unmissable shonen series like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, FAIRY TAIL, LDK, The Seven Deadly Sins, Space Brothers, UQ Holder and a lot more. Shojo fans will also be fulfilled by (re)discovering best-s [...]

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The Drops of God Volumes 12-22 debut in English for the first time ever!

The Drops of God Volumes 12-22 Digitally Available Today

in English for the First Time from ComiXology Originals

May 6, 2020—New York, NY—Today, comiXology and Kodansha Comics released volumes 12-22 of the international bestseller The Drops of God manga series in English for the first time. These eleven volumes join the previously released volumes 1-11 and can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive cont [...]

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On Sale Date Changes to Select Kodansha USA Publishing Titles

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Kodansha USA Publishing Announces On Sale Date Changes for Select Spring / Summer 2020 Print Titles

Digital on sale dates to remain the same

  April 3, 2020 — New York, NY — Kodansha USA Publishing, which includes both the Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL publishing imprints, has made the decision to shift on sale dates for many of its spring and summer 2020 print titles to later in the year, following careful consideration of the global health crisis and related book retail and distribution disruptions. This decision was not made lightly and Kodansha USA Publishing continues to strive to support its physical retail partners as best it can during this challenging time for the industry. All [...]

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Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL Debut on izneo

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Kodansha USA Publishing Announces New Partnership with European Digital Comics, BD & Manga Platform izneo

Over 2000 fan-favorite manga titles like Attack on Titan, The Ghost in the Shell, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, & more available now to purchase & read digitally

March 27, 2020 — New York, NY — Today Kodansha USA Publishing, purveyors of some of the world’s most recognized manga properties, and izneo, a global online comics platform offering Comic books, European Comics, Mangas and Webtoons, announced a new partnership to distribute Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL’s digital manga catalog of over 2000 English language titles. Now new and lo [...]

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Attack on Titan x Humble Bundle: Pay what you want for $500+ of digital manga

With sensational art style and riveting story set in a world of man-eating Titans threatening humankind, Hajime Isayama’s dark fantasy Attack on Titan has touched a nerve in our own time of historical uncertainty—and its popularity has only grown with the hit anime now on the cusp of Season 3 ... but the story doesn’t stop there!

Starting Wednesday January 17 Kodansha Comics and Humble Bundle team up once again to present you our most ambitious manga bundle yet: the Read More »

New Romance Manga: 3 digital debut titles

Kodansha Comics announced today a trio of new shojo manga series—including brand-new works by the creators of past hit series—to add to its growing list of digital-first manga releases.

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