Kodansha @ Sakura-Con & Anime Boston

Mar 22, 2024
Kodansha @ Sakura-Con & Anime Boston

Catch Kodansha at 2 Events in March

Kodansha is proud to announce its first two in-person appearances of 2024! This time, we’ll have panels, giveaways, and more at both Anime Boston AND Sakura-Con, at the end of March. Both events will happen on the same weekend from Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31, 2024, with Anime Boston happening at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel, and Sakura-Con happening at the Seattle Convention Center.

Look below for details on how you can catch Kodansha at each show!

SAKURA-CON — BOSTON, MA — 3/19-3/31/24

Are you attending Sakura-Con and want to get a sneak peak at Kodansha's upcoming slate of print & digital manga? Be sure to come to our panel where we'll give fans an exciting glimpse of amazing manga to come. Not only that, but to celebrate the debut of Initial D Omnibus, we're thrilled to host an in-person gathering for Initial D fans and cosplayers at the LeMay - America’s Car Museum's Shinka: An Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit, which is showcasing a real-life Trueno Hachi-Roku! More details below:

Saturday, March 30, 2024

The Latest Kodansha Manga Revealed & Recommended!
When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST
Where: Seattle Convention Center - Summit, Room 438
What: Kodansha, purveyor of some of the most exciting, heart-warming, and thrilling manga published today like, Blue Lock, A Sign of Affection, Attack on Titan & more, invites manga fans to an exclusive first-look at new print & digital manga series coming soon to a bookshelf or tablet near you! Join the manga experts from Kodansha to learn about upcoming debuts, get customized manga recommendations, and even the chance to win giveaways. It's a panel no manga fan can miss!

New print & digital licensing announcements from Sakura-Con Here!

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Initial D Fan Meet-up @ LeMay - America’s Car Museum
When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST
Where: LeMay - America’s Car Museum, 2702 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98421 [LINK]
What: Come meet with Kodansha and other Initial D fans in person at LeMay - America's Car Museum to celebrate the debuts of the Initial D Omnibus and the start of the Shinka Immersive Japanese Automobile Exhibit. We're inviting all fans—but especially crafty cosplaying fans—to check out this amazing exhibit, meet at the Initial D-inspired Trueno Hachi Roku, and join this fan celebration!

RSVP is now closed but you can still come out to meet with Initial D fans and to check out the LeMay museum. 

For fans who were able to reserve an Eventbrite ticket: Once you arrive between 12-5pm PT, look for the Kodansha Staff member to check-in and redeem your ticket and then gain entry to the LeMay museum.

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of an epic photo-op in front of the Initial D Trueno Hachi Roku display inside the Shinka exhibit. Kodansha will also host a raffle immediately following the photo shoot for lucky fans to receive a brand new copy of the Initial D Omnibus. Make sure to be there by 3pm PT.

ANIME BOSTON — BOSTON, MA — 3/19-3/31/24

At Anime Boston, Kodansha is helping and participating in a wonderful track of educator and librarian programming dubbed the "Manga, Libraries & You" Panel Track. These panels will gather manga, educator, and academic professionals in a series of talks aiming to share the love of manga with students, library patrons, and all attending fans of Anime Boston. All panels for his panel track will be held at the Hynes Convention Center, panel room 208.

Educators and Librarians can even apply for free badges to Anime Boston to attend this panel track by filling out the Anime Boston Educator & Librarian Badge Request form.

Take a look below for this schedule of programing:

Friday, March 29, 2024

Building a Manga Collection for a Library [LINK]
When: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Where: Hynes Convention Center, panel room 208
What: Step into the world of manga as we explore what genres, formats, and series to look for when building a manga collection for a library. If you’re a librarian or educator looking to make manga available in your collection, you won’t want to miss this discussion.

Library Resources for Teens [LINK]
When: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Where: Hynes Convention Center, room 208
What: Come learn about the resources you can find at your local library - it’s more than just books and manga!

The Choice is Yours: Best Manga Ever [LINK]
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Where: Hynes Convention Center, room 208
What: Okay, ‘Best Manga Ever’ might be a bit of a stretch, but we do have the 16 top-selling manga series from manga publisher Kodansha! Is Attack on Titan truly the best, or will it be dethroned by underdog Sign of Affection? Help us find the answer!

A Guide to Engaging Young Fans & Club Advisor Meetup [LINK]
When: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Where: Hynes Convention Center, room 208
What: An open discussion with members of the industry, guests of honor, and Anime Boston staff about how we can create a strong environment for the next generation of fans. Following the discussion we will have a meetup for advisors of anime clubs to meet and share ideas.

Be sure to follow Kodansha on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, and Instagram for news, updates, and posts from these events!