A wild Kodansha appeared! Use master ball!


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. These two series are under Dark Horse's purveyance at this point, but they said they're not publishing these titles in the future.

So my guess would be that they're working on reclaiming some of their older titles, instead of going ahead and pulling newer ones from competitors. As for what demographic they'll be aimed at, we'll just have to wait and see what titles they finally announce in their initial lineup. Perhaps Gunsmith Cats will be next?

My eyes took me to KodanClub, a Kodansha website promoting a bunch of its properties. My guess would be they'll try go get back as many of the rights to the titles listed there that they've doled out, and start publishing the others, especially in the popular and promising works category.


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