Kodansha USA @ Anime Expo 2023!

Jun 15, 2023
Kodansha USA @ Anime Expo 2023!

Discover Kodansha at Anime Expo Booth #3900

It’s that time of the year again, when fans of manga and anime gather IRL and celebrate the fandom at #AnimeExpo (July 1-4, 2023) in Los Angeles, CA! We here at Kodansha are excited to join the biggest party of the year with y’all, and hope to deliver some really cool surprises too. What could it possibly be? Keep on reading to find out…

Be sure to catch us on-site at booth #3900 and online at kodansha.us or across our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok!

All Eyes on #AX23_Kodansha Announcements

We’re here for one reason only– to find out all the exciting new titles that Kodansha is releasing in the coming seasons! Be one of the first ones to find out by joining our panel – or if you can’t be there in person, follow us on Twitter for live updates.

Kodansha USA New Licenses Revealed!
Saturday, July 1 at 2:30pm PT, Room 402 AB

Kodansha USA, purveyor of some of the most exciting manga published today like, Blue Lock, MF Ghost, Attack on Titan & more, invites manga fans to an exclusive first-look at new manga series coming soon to your collection!

A Larger-than-life Kodansha Library

When was the last time that you got into a new manga? This year, we’re dedicating the Kodansha booth (#3900) to be a perfect place for discovery where fans can get an elevated manga reading experience. Come hang out and read over 1000 chapters of Kodansha titles across various digital devices for FREE! It’s like walking into a magical manga bookshelf.

Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry! We’ll have manga experts onsite to guide you through our vast library of Kodansha manga. Ask for recommendations from the Kodansha team at the booth, or name-drop a few movies or shows that you enjoy, and voila, they’ll offer a perfect manga to match what you’re looking for.

A New Way to Read Manga on kodansha.us

Have you noticed that there’s a new feature on our website? Kodansha is happy to celebrate the grand opening of the Kodansha Reader Portal — where you can preview, read, and buy digital manga the way you want.

Sign up for a Kodansha Reader account at our booth, show us that you’ve logged in and receive limited edition AX23-exclusive gifts, including:

  • A Premiere Kodansha Reader lanyard*
  • Access to read AX23 Spotlight Series**
  • Digital editions of our Discover Kodansha genre-based samplers

*While supplies last
**Availability of Spotlight Series extended previews vary by series

Meet Ichijinsha's Comic Yuri Hime

Meet Comic Yuri Hime – a one-of-a-kind manga magazine published in Japan from Ichijinsha, which is dedicated to yuri – a genre that focuses on the emotional relationships between female characters.

To celebrate the yuri fandom, we’ve partnered with Ichijinsha to showcase Comic Yuri Hime and its recent hits like Yuri Is My Job! and Whisper Me a Love Song.

Are you a proud yuri fan? Then be sure to snag and support the Comic Yuri Hime AX-exclusive merch only available at the Kinokuniya booth (#3700). Comic Yuri Hime merch will be available while supplies last.

#YURIHIME_AX23 Buttons Giveaway
Take a pic or video at Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime station inside the Kodansha booth (#3900) and post it on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #YURIHIME_AX23 to receive a special button! Buttons will be available while supplies last.

The Freebie Hunt is ON

Ready for a manga Easter Egg Hunt? See if you can get all the Kodansha freebies while you are at Anime Expo 2023!

Attendee bags will be available at the Anime Expo main entrances while supplies last. All other items will be available at Kodansha booth (#3900) also while supplies last.

Check Out Anime Premieres at Anime Expo

It wouldn’t be a true Anime Expo experience without watching premieres of upcoming anime series with a bunch of cheering fans. Check out these events hosted by our friends at Crunchyroll:

Crunchyroll Premieres: Round 2
Monday, July 3, 12:00-1:30 PM, JW Marriott Diamond Ballroom
Featuring: MF Ghost, My Unique Skill Makes Me OP Even at Level 1

Crunchyroll Premieres: Round 4
Monday, July 3, 6:30-8:00 PM, LACC Room 403
Featuring: Saint Cecilia and Pastor Lawrence, Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange

Keep following for more updates to come!