Kodansha @ Comic-Con International 2022

Kodansha & Comic-Con International Return in Person!
Visit us at Booth #5542

This weekend marks the triumphant in-person return of Comic-Con International San Diego and with it comes the Kodansha USA celebration of the poignant trans coming-of-age manga series, Boys Run the Riot from Keito Gaku. We are showing up to the internationally renown pop culture festival in grand fashion with a Boys Run the Riot pop-up art gallery at booth #5542, special Con Exclusive giveaways, new licensing panel presentation, and even some special items for fans at home! Take a look below to see all the amazing happenings Kodansha has in store for Comic-Con International and follow along with all our activities on social media via hashtag #Kodansha_SDCC22.

Comic-Con International San Diego happens from July 20th through July 24th and will be held at the San Diego Convention Center.


Boys Run the Riot Pop-up Gallery & T-Shirt Giveaway

This Comic-Con International, we are celebrating the groundbreaking, fashion forward manga, Boys Run the Riot at the Kodansha USA booth #5542 by displaying manuscript pages from the original series!

And for 100 special fans we’ll also be giving away special, Con Exclusive, Boys Run the Riot t-shirts, inspired directly from the design found in the manga series! Quantities will be limited each day, so show up early to get yours!

Here’s instructions on how to get your Con Exclusive Boys Run the Riot t-shirts at Comic-Con International 2022:

Step 1. Take a picture or video at Kodansha’s Boys Run the Riot booth #5542
Step 2. Post your picture or video with a hashtag #BoysRunTheRiot on your social media.
Step 3. Show the social media post to the Kodansha staff
Step 4. Get your Boys Run the Riot T-shirt!

Won’t be at Comic-Con but still want to get your hands on a Boys Run the Riot shirt?

Don’t worry! We’ve set aside 10 Con-Exclusive T-shirts, so the folks online can have the opportunity to get this one-of-a-kind giveaway too. To participate in the Boys Run the Riot T-shirt Online Giveaway, follow the instructions on this form.


Join us for the Kodansha Universe Panel at Comic-Con International

Saturday, 7/23/22, 11:00AM – 12:00PM, Room: 9

The Kodansha Universe: New & Upcoming Manga

Get an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming debuts from Kodansha, publisher of such manga classics as Attack on Titan, AKIRA, and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Manga experts Misaki Kido (Kodansha USA), Ivan Salazar (Kodansha USA), and Ben Applegate (Penguin Random House), reveal the latest and greatest manga, along with extended previews and recommendations for what to read next. Stick around for giveaways at the end of the panel!


Boys Run the Riot Digital Wallpaper Giveaways for All

Not going to Comic-Con International San Diego this year? We still want to celebrate Boys Run the Riot with you, by offering fans everywhere special digital wallpapers for mobile devices featuring stunning art by series Keito Gaku. Click the links below to get your wallpaper today!

Download the Boys Run the Riot Vol. 1 Wallpaper Here: Mobile

Download the Boys Run the Riot Vol. 2 Wallpaper Here: Mobile

Download the Boys Run the Riot Vol. 3 Wallpaper Here: Mobile

Download the Boys Run the Riot Vol. 4 Wallpaper Here: Mobile


Learn about Boys Run the Riot

Haven’t experienced the poignant trans manga drama Boys Run the Riot? Read the entire first chapter free below:


Just Announced at Comic-Con International 2022!

Take a look at all the NEW Spring 2023 Print Debuts & August 2022 digital debuts just announced at the show!


About Boys Run the Riot creator, Keito Gaku:
Keito Gaku is a manga artist and transgender man living in Tokyo, Japan. At age 22, Gaku was awarded the 77th Tetsuya Chiba Prize for his debut one-shot work, Light, which was later adapted into Boys Run the Riot. Boys Run the Riot is his debut manga series and first work to be published in English.

And check out our special Boys Run the Riot sketch video from the creator Keito Gaku

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