Fall Intern

Random House Publisher Services is seeking a fall intern to assist with the Kodansha Comics manga program. The intern will receive a well-rounded introduction to publishing, including work in editorial, production, marketing/sales processes, and social media. Some responsibilities will include proofreading/editing, database management, art review, data entry, and schedule tracking. There will be numerous administrative duties as well. Students who are familiar with MS Office, FileMaker Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Acrobat Pro are preferred. Familiarity with Japanese is helpful, but not required. An interest in manga or comics is required (applications that do not address this will be discarded). This is a non-paid internship. You must be able to receive credit from your school in order to apply for this position. This is an onsite internship in New York City.


Please send your resume and cover letter to kodanshacomics[at]randomhouse[dot]com. Application deadline is August 23rd.


Over 100 titles included at launch, including New York Times’ bestsellers Attack on Titan and Fairy Tail

NEW YORK, July 6, 2013 – Kodansha Comics, one of the top manga publishers in America, is proud to announce the debut of their eBook program on multiple platforms, including Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook.

Series appearing on launch day include Fairy Tail, Genshiken, Missions of Love, and Kodansha’s newest megahit, Attack on Titan.

“As digital is becoming a key part of our manga publishing in Japan, we look forward to starting a program in America,” said Yasumasa Shimizu, president of Kodansha Comics. “Our partnership with Random House gives us access to the widest audience possible, and we look forward to providing our readers with some of the best manga in the world.”

“We’re incredibly excited to help Kodansha launch their eBook program in the United States,” said Jeff Abraham, president of Random House Publisher Services. “Kodansha has been leading the manga bestseller lists lately, and we look forward to seeing the same on the digital charts.”

While the full list debuts on July 16, eager readers can get a sneak peek by downloading two digital samplers on July 9. Titled Kodansha Comics Digital Sampler- REAL and Kodansha Comics Digital Sampler- UNREAL, the two eBooks include full first chapters of all series in the program and together comprise over 1000 pages of free manga, “making for a great introduction to manga for everyone,” added Shimizu.



New York Times bestseller to join Fairy Tail in Kodansha’s acceleration program

NEW YORK, July 6, 2013 – Kodansha Comics is pleased to announce that Hajime Isayama’s wildly popular post-apocalyptic manga, Attack on Titan, will move to monthly releases starting in August of this year.

Kodansha started publishing Attack on Titan in Japan in 2010, where it quickly grew to become of the company’s hottest new manga in years. The highly-anticipated English version debuted in 2012 from Kodansha Comics, where it immediately hit the bestseller charts. In April 2013, the anime for the series made its debut simultaneously in Japan and in the U.S., and now demand for the series is through the roof. To meet this demand, Kodansha Comics will release a new volume of Attack on Titan every month for the rest of the year, starting in August. The title will release simultaneously in print and digital formats across all major platforms currently supporting manga.

Attack on Titan joins Fairy Tail, which is currently also releasing on an accelerated basis. Fairy Tail, however, is currently seeing two volumes release digitally every month, while the print version stays on a monthly schedule.