Kodansha Comics, the US-based arm of Japanese publisher Kodansha, is beginning their foray into the worlds of Boy’s Love and Yuri Comics with a trio of hard-working series.
It’s been a whirlwind year for manga fans.
The Pretty Guardian makes her American Musical Debut!
by Erica Friedman The panel was moderated by Ben Applegate, Editor at Kodansha, with guests David Lopez (All-New Wolverine), Alex de Campi (Archie vs Predator, Twisted Romance), Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman) Brenden Fletcher (Motorcrush, Batgirl) and Alejandro Arbona (Editor of Ghost in the Shell: GNN) Applegate started with a discussion of the new deluxe edition of Ghost in the Shell, published in Japanese style, with box, art prints, and all of Shirow’s color […]
By Erica Friedman New York Comic Con 2018 welcomed Japanese manga artist Harold Sakuishi as a guest. Sakuishi, who is best known in North America for his indie rock-inspired bildungsroman, BECK. Sakuishi received the International Spotlight Harvey Award Friday night for his contributions to the world of manga in Japan. To celebrate BECK and Seven Shakespeares being published in English for the very first time by Kodansha Comics and ComiXology Originals Sakuishi is signing Beck pins […]
By Erica Friedman Ghost in the Shell (攻殻機動隊 Kōkaku Kidōtai), the 1989 comic by Masamune Shirow, adapted into the genre-defining anime directed Mamoru Oshii, is arguably the franchise best known for shaping our ideas of a networked virtual society. Kodansha USA, which published a successful Attack on Titan comic anthology in 2015, is launching an official […]
He’ll be talking about Seven Shakespeares and Beck
By Kerry Erlanger Sunday, The U.S. arm of Japan’s largest book publisher, Kodansha Comics, hosted the last in what was a series of panels by the publication at New York Comic Con. Unlike previous Kodansha panels at the con, the focus this time was less on Hiro Mashima and more on the future, specifically the handful […]
By Kerry Erlanger The manga crowd is always smaller at New York Comic Con, but no less voracious than its comic fan counterparts. That was evident at Friday afternoon’s Celebrate Fairy Tail: Live-Sketch and Q&A with Hiro Mashima, a panel presented by Kodansha Comics and hosted at the con’s Main Stage. For those unfamiliar, Fairy Tail […]
by Austin Lanari —
When “The Biggest Attack on Titan Manga Announcement Ever” panel was announced, including the likes of long-time and super-well-connected editor Jeanine Schaefer, the assumption was that some type of western comics homage to the best-selling Japanese manga was in the works. My personal guess was a miniseries or two from a couple of creators.
The reality is much bigger than that.