As one example of pushing boundaries, Kodansha was cultivating manga even before World War II. We have always sought and pursued new voices. And once discovered, we nurture and celebrate them. We continue to offer more variety within this popular genre, satisfying devoted fans in more than 40 countries with legendary titles such as Akira, Attack on Titan, and Sailor Moon.
They engage and entertain, transport and transform us. The world of books is vast and exciting, and we are proud to cultivate more than a half-dozen genres. From novels to non-fiction, language textbooks to children’s books, art tomes to essay collections, Kodansha uncovers new worlds and publishes across formats.
TV, Movies, and Anime
As the world consumes ever more content, adaptations of Kodansha titles continue to be an essential part of our portfolio. It could be a movie, television drama, anime, or even a stage play—we let our readers’ passions, and our creators’ visions, lead us to exciting new places.