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According to the Oricon sales charts, the Attack on Titan manga series surpassed 30 million copies sold this last week. This comes right after the release of the series' 13th volume, which itself sold over a million copies. T...

After 25 years of publication, Kosuke Fujishima's Ah! My Goddess will end in the next issue of Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon, on sale April 25. There's also mention of a "super important" announcement, but no other details are...

On their official tumblr (is that where all the cool kids are hanging out these days? I wouldn't know), Kodansha Comics made three big announcements this week including two new licenses and the reveal of a brand new omnibus r...





So apparently there will be a prequel manga based off of Levi, the protagonist in Attack on Titan. I haven't finished the series yet, nor have I read the manga. Everyone is talking about how amazing it is, though! I was alrea...

I've been telling you that Attack on Titan is popular. Vertical's gotten in the game too with the light novels. Kodansha isn't letting up, though, as they announced four new Attack on Titan titles they'll be bringin...

In case you need a reminder of what comics should be on your shopping list this month, here's a look at what Kodansha Comics is releasing throughout October. Some highlights include the Sailor Moon Box Set vol. 2 (Oct. 29th),...

Kodansha have announced that not only will they be selling Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) digitally in all eBook formats (starting July 16th), but starting this August, fans will be getting the comic monthly through the...

The popular manga, Gensiken Nidaime is finally going to make its way to an anime adaptation! The show will be a followup to one of my favorite show, Genshiken --which chronicles the hilarious antics of a group of mo...

Next up in today's slew of NYCC news: Kodansha is bringing over Sankarea, No. 6, Vinland Saga, and Tokyo Mew Mew a la Mode. With Dallas Middaugh on board (sans cowboy hat), Kodansha Comics is rolling out some nicer title...

In an attempt to become the Crunchyroll of published works, JManga has added another sizable feather to its cap: Kodansha will list a number of their series on the site, with more to come down the line. As of now, they've add...

This was...well, now that the cat's out of the bag it's not unusual, but I certainly didn't see it coming. Kodansha have announced a brand-spanking new Sailor Moon anime series is in production to hit the tubes next summer, i...

Are you ready to survive? If so, grab your nearest DS because the lockdown is being placed on Tokyo again. The first Devil Survivor game is getting adapted into a manga in the July issue of Monthly Shonen Sirius. Sa...

Following some issues between Yukito Kishiro and Shueisha's Ultra Jump, Kishiro moved Battle Angel Alita: Last Order to Kodansha's Evening magazine. That meant that Kodansha now owns the publishing rights for new chapters of ...

Any of you guys reading Sankarea? Well it's good news if you do, as we now have a website confirming that the next two volumes of manga will contain OVAs. I don't doubt that many of you will never of heard of this manga, so a...

Looks as though we will be getting the second season of the Genshiken manga care of Kodansha. The story continues for the club of the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, headed by the fearless Ogiue as she tries t...

Weaver of words NisiOisin is looking to move away from his Monogatari series and begin anew. Kodansha has announced that his brand new novel series will be called Tantei Toshi Densetsu (Urban Legends Detective). No word yet o...


Kodansha Comics recently sat down for an interview with an About.com writer, Deb Aoki, and revealed that their reprint of Sailor Moon and Codename: Sailor V will be as authentic to the original as is possible for an...

Get excited! Kodansha's U.S. branch, Kodansha Comics has revealed omnibus versions of Love Hina and Tokyo Mew Mew! The first omnibus edition of Love Hina will contain volumes 1-3 of the manga and cost $19.99, while ...

I'll admit it: Sailor Moon was as big an influence in my anime career as Dragon Ball Z. I think I made a more concerted effort to watch all of Sailor Moon rather than DBZ -- hence the reason I'm really getting into ...

"It's a tough economy" is a favorite saying these days, and that's likely because the statement is true. Just ask Kodansha International, the English-language publishing arm of Japanese giant Kodansha, Ltd.  As reported ...

It's about time that Kodansha got to movin' and groovin' with publishing manga.ICv2 has a list of Kodansha's first round of manga titles to hit shelves in May 2011. This list has what looks to be all of the titles they're tak...



Here's a quick bit of news pointed out to us by Deb Aoki: in the course of an interview with CNNGo, the authors of the hit wine manga Kami no Shizuku (Drops of God) mentioned that by the end of 2010 we'll see the English-lang...

I have to admit I was somewhat confused when Kodansha announced that five new manga series based on Konami's girlfriend-simulator Love Plus would be debuting in various Kodansha-run publications.I mean, five series?! The game...

For fiscal year 2009, Kodansha posted a heavy 5.7 billion yen ($64m) in losses, following FY2008's 7.7 billion yen ($86m) in losses. All that talk about the manga industry in trouble is clearly pointed at the Big K. I wonder,...

Yes, five new manga serials are set to be launched by Kodansha in five different Kodansha-run comic anthologies, all apparently connected to Love Plus and some unnamed "super special" spring title. More details rega...

So, now that Kodansha has come out of the closet and told us all about its US plans, it looks like they're striking up deals over in Japan. ANN grabbed word from the Yomiuri Shimbun about a partnership between Akita Shoten on...

Ah, it's almost as good as a direct IV of manga implanted into my veins. There's no sometimes-Kodansha or once-in-awhile-Kodansha. It's a full-blown effort now, with their new offices in New York City, and a new like called K...

Here's an update to yesterday's story of Tokyopop losing it's Kodansha licenses: ICv2 is reporting that Kodansha will be publishing its own titles through Random House, using them as a distributor. In addition, Diamond will l...

Just when things started looking like they'd turn around for Tokyopop...Word comes from MangaBlog that Kodansha is letting its licenses with Tokyopop expire, meaning that some of the biggest titles that helped Tokyopop get wh...

I can always turn to Gia to grab some of the biggest news first: one of her readers caught wind of some fun Amazon Canada listings, which labeled Akira Vol. 1 and Ghost in the Shell Vol. 1 as titles being printed by Kodansha....

The scriptwriter, Akinori Endo, has worked on a couple of old classic anime series. While he's written for Five Star Stories and Legend of the Galactic Heroes, he is better known for writing for Z Gundam. This historical mang...

Naoki Urasawa, or the new god of manga as I like to call him, creator of such classics as 20th Century Boys, Monster, Yawara, and Pluto, has announced that he will have another baby in manga form. Its name is Billy Bat, which...

You know, sometimes I hate it when companies have blogs. That means they can address things in a simple and easily-accessible manner, instead of just responding to every press question that they get. I kid, Del Rey. I'm glad ...

Well, looks like my talk to Del Rey was wrong. ICv2 is reporting that Kodansha is coming to the U.S. after all! Gia did some nice detective work and tracked down the Nikkei article in question, which talks about Kodansha sett...

While I was in New York City yesterday covering the Gothic Lolita and Maid Day at Kinokuniya (post to follow), I got a chance to corner Ali Kokmen of Del Rey Manga and ask him about the whole rumor of Kodansha coming into the...






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