Attack on Titan Creator Hajime Isayama Comes to Anime NYC 2022

HAJIME ISAYAMA, CREATOR OF GLOBAL POP CULTURE PHENOMENON, ATTACK ON TITAN MAKES FIRST U.S. APPEARANCE AT ANIME NYC JAPANESE POP CULTURE FESTIVAL

Isayama’s “Attack On Titan” Comic Has Sold Over 100 Million Copies In Print Worldwide

Javits Center (655 W. 34th Street at 11th Avenue)

Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll and Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC today announced Japanese manga creator mega star Hajime Isayama will meet fans and media for the first time in  North America this November at the upcoming Anime NYC festival. Isayama’s Attack on Titan is one of the most popular manga series of all time and has created a $500 million media empire spanning manga, anime, live-action movies, stage plays, video games, and merchandise.

Running November 18-20, 2022 in New York’s Javits Center (655 W. 34th Street at 11th Avenue), Anime NYC brings over 50,000 passionate fans together with leading creators and companies from the heart of the Japanese entertainment world. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, in addition to Isayama, Anime NYC will play host to Japanese guests of honor including Shuko Murase (Director, Gundam Hathaway), Setsuo Ito (Voice Actor, Mob Psycho 100), and Yoko Shimomura (Composer, FINAL FANTASY XV). Beyond Kodansha, major Japanese entertainment companies including Aniplex, Bandai, Crunchyroll, GKIDS, HIDIVE, VIZ Media, and Yen Press will showcase what’s currently hot from Japan to dedicated fans at the fete.

The 36-year-old Hajime Isayama launched his Attack on Titan in 2009, and it concluded after 34 volumes in 2021. A dark and gripping tale of humanity in a war with grotesque giants known as Titans, Attack on Titan has been praised by fans and critics alike for its combination of intense action and horror together with political intrigue and intricate world-building. The New York Times best-selling saga has sold over 100 million copies in print, and the series has won numerous awards across Japan and the US including the Kodansha Manga Award, Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, and Harvey Award. The anime based on this smash manga success will continue its final season in 2023.

“This is it—Hajime Isayama in his first U.S. appearance, and it’s going to be at Anime NYC,” said Alvin Lu, President & CEO of Kodansha USA Publishing. “After more than ten years of publishing Attack on Titan, we are very, very excited to help host Isayama-sensei and to see him meet the fans that have loved and supported this amazing pop-culture phenomenon throughout the years. This will be an Anime NYC to remember.”

Attack on Titan changed the world,” said Anime NYC Event Director Peter Tatara. “It told a startling story unlike anything else in Japanese or American entertainment and led to a new generation falling in love with Japanese comics and dedicating their hearts to Isayama’s incredible characters. We’re now absolutely honored to play host to Hajime Isayama and give his American fans their very first opportunity to meet the legendary creator.”

Hajime Isayama will conduct a rare signing for fans on Friday, November 18 at Anime NYC, and he will then appear on Anime NYC’s Main Stage on Saturday, November 19 for a talk about his masterpiece. Details on tickets for his signing and Main Stage session will be announced in early November. He will also be available for limited media interviews.

Kodansha will host a booth all three days of Anime NYC featuring a special Attack on Titan activation. Find them at Anime NYC at booth #1530.

Limited badges for Anime NYC are available at animenyc.com. To learn the latest about Hajime Isayama and upcoming Anime NYC guests, follow the event on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

About Hajime Isayama
Born in Oita, Japan in 1986, Hajime Isayama’s debut work, orz, received the 81st Weekly Shonen Magazine Rookie Award in 2008, and debuted at Magazine Special. He started serializing Attack on Titan in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. A global sensation, Attack on Titan received the 35th Kodansha Manga Award.

About Attack on Titan
A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction. Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series that is the manga hit of the decade! Spawning the monster hit Anime television series of the same name, Attack on Titan has become a pop culture sensation. For more, visit kodansha.us/series/attack-on-titan/.

About Anime NYC Powered By Crunchyroll
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is New York City’s anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. The next event takes place November 18-20, 2022 in New York’s Javits Center, and we invite you to join over 50,000 fans for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, fashion, food, games, toys, and more in the heart of NYC! For more, visit animenyc.com.

Kodansha Presents Hajime Isayama at Anime NYC 2022

Rare In-Person Appearance From Attack on Titan Creator Hajime Isayama
See Below For Info on Panels, Giveaways, AnimeNYC Exclusive Merch & more!

As announced in October, Kodansha USA is proud to present Hajime Isayama – creator of the global pop culture phenomenon, Attack on Titan – in his first U.S. appearance at Anime NYC. And with him arrive a slew of events, panels, exclusive merch and more! For details on the amazing Attack on Titan events and offerings fans will find this amazing anime/manga event – read below! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the creator of Attack on Titan live and in person!

About Hajime Isayama

The 36-year-old Hajime Isayama launched his Attack on Titan in 2009, and it concluded after 34 volumes in 2021. A dark and gripping tale of humanity in a war with grotesque giants known as Titans, Attack on Titan has been praised by fans and critics alike for its combination of intense action and horror together with political intrigue and intricate world-building. The New York Times best-selling saga has sold over 100 million copies in print, and the series has won numerous awards across Japan and the US including the Kodansha Manga Award, Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, and Harvey Award. The anime based on this smash manga success will continue its final season in 2023.

About Attack on Titan

A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction. Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series that is the manga hit of the decade! Spawning the monster hit Anime television series of the same name, Attack on Titan has become a pop culture sensation. For more, visit kodansha.us/attack-on-titan/.


Where to Find Hajime Isayama
at Anime NYC

Kodansha Presents Hajime Isayama Panel
When: Saturday, November 19 – 2:15 PM ET
Where: Special Events Hall

Signup for the Panel Lottery via Anime NYC HERE
Ends Friday, 11/11 at 12 PM ET / 9AM PT

Kodansha USA is proud to present Hajime Isayama – the creator of the global smash hit Attack on Titan – for the first time in the U.S.! Sure to be a wide-ranging and memorable panel, join Hajime Isayama, along with panelists, Ben Applegate (Director, Publishing Services, Penguin Random House), Tiff TJ Ferentini (Editor, Penguin Random House), Misaki Kido (Translator, Kodansha USA), and a surprise special guest, as they discuss and explore all things manga, art, life and, of course, Attack on Titan! First 2000 in-person attendees will receive a special commemorative gift! An exclusive Attack on Titan bandana produced by AMBRO Manufacturing.

You too can be part of the Kodansha Presents Hajime Isayama Panel!
Submit Your Question to Hajime Isayama HERE


Where to Find Attack on Titan
at Anime NYC

Kodansha USA Booth #1530 – Photo Booth & Thank You Message Wall

Visit the Kodansha USA Booth #1530 to create a number of special Attack on Titan memories! First you can take a photo of yourself alongside Captain Levi, Eren, Mikasa and Armin as they excitedly experience New York. Email yourself a digital copy and get a print version as souvenir in this photo booth that features that Anime NYC exlusive art drawn by Hajime Isayama himself for the Event.

Also be sure to leave a special “thank you” post-it note for Hajime Isayama on our Message Wall behind the Kodansha booth. Share your #AOTMemories and send a heart-felt message to Isayama-sensei!

Kodansha USA would like to give thanks to Japan Foundation New York for their support and contribution in bringing the Kodansha booth at Anime NYC to life.

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Kinokuniya Booth #240 – Anime NYC Exclusive Merch

Looking to take home the Anime NYC Exclusive Attack on Titan art home in more ways than one? In a special partnership with Kinokuniya you can get purchase posters, totes, t-shirts and hoodies all featuring the all-new art created by Hajime Isayama special for this event! For prices and availability be sure to visit the Kinokuniya booth #240. Supplies are limited and each item will be sold first-come-first-served.

This event-exclusive Attack on Titan merch will also be available for sale through Anime NYC Booth #2222 in limited quantities, giving fans more opportunities to get these soon-to-be hard to find Attack on Titan memorabilia!

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Crunchyroll Booth #248 – Photo-op in the Yeager Family Basement

Immerse yourself fully in the world of Attack on Titan by visiting the life-sized replica of the cryptic Yeager family basement and take a photo to add to your #AOTMemories at Anime NYC!


Can’t make it to Anime NYC but still want to get a memento from Isayama-sensei’s visit to the U.S.? Kodansha USA has secured a few Anime NYC exclusive Attack on Titan posters, signed by Hajime Isayama himself, for 3 lucky fans! For instructions on how you can enter to win this exclusive poster visit this survey entry form!

Enter for a Chance to Win A Signed Hajime Isayama Poster HERE


Where to Find Attack on Titan
in New York City

Whether you live in the Big Apple or are just visiting at the same time as Anime NYC. Keep an eye out around the city as you might see special advertisements all around New York City!

Special adverts featuring Hajime Isayama’s art from key moments in the Attack on Titan manga will be located on the E, M, F, R, 4 and 7 subway lines, as well as near the Times Square & 42 st Subway Station. And above ground keep an eye out for Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan art featured on posters put up around Hells Kitchen, Midtown, and the Chelsea neighborhoods. You may even see this art driving around the tops of taxis in the same neighborhoods!


Where To See Kodansha USA
at Anime NYC

What’s New Kodansha USA?: New Licenses Announced! Panel
When: Sunday, November 20 – 12:15 PM ET
Where: Panel Room 2 (1E13)

More Info on Anime NYC

Kodansha USA – publisher of such fan-favorite manga as Tokyo Revengers, BLUE LOCK, To Your Eternity & more – invite manga fans to exclusive sneak peek at new & upcoming manga licenses great for fans of all interests! Join manga experts, Ivan Salazar (Kodansha USA), Ben Applegate (Penguin Random House) and Tomo Tran (Kodansha USA), as they reveal the latest and greatest manga coming from Kodansha USA, along with extended previews, hilarious commentary, recommendations for what to read next, and even some free giveaways! It’s a panel no manga fan can miss!


The World of Attack on Titan Digital Sale!

To celebrate the momentous visit of Hajime Isayama to Anime NYC, Kodansha is offering titanic discounts on stories from all corners of Isayama-sensei’s creative universe with the the World of Attack on Titan digital sale!

For details on where to visit the sales page HERE


Look back to the beginning of this legendary series by reading the 1st chapter FREE!


Stay tune to this post for more updates from Kodansha USA @ Anime NYC 2022

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

Stay tuned to this page for more Comic-Con International-related announcements from Kodansha USA!

And to always find out the latest sign up for the Kodansha USA newsletter below!

Kodansha @ Anime Expo 2022

Kodansha Returns to Anime Expo

Kodansha is proud to return to Anime Expo – one of the world’s largest anime, manga, and Japanese pop-culture conventions in the world – in huge way with a booth, panel, and a number of giveaways for fans in attendance, and at home! Take a look below as we outline Kodansha’s full presence at Anime Expo 2022. And be sure to follow along on all our activities via our social media and by looking up the hashtag #AX22_Kodansha, all weekend long!

Anime Expo happens July 1st through July 4th and will be held at the
Los Angeles Convention Center.


Visit Kodansha at Booth #1100

Anime and manga fans can find us at the Kodansha Booth #1100. And while you’re there be sure to check out our huge art gallery with manuscript pages from series like Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, The Quintessential Quintuplets, and Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro. And for you cosplay buffs we’ll also be displaying real-life Tokyo Revengers-inspired uniforms.

Not only that but the Kodansha booth will also feature a video wall playing trailers from and sketch videos from some of Kodansha’s most fan-favorite anime, manga & creators!

Also, be sure to capture the memory of being at AX 2022 with the Kodansha Sharing Box photo booth and take pictures with characters from several Kodansha series including Wotakoi!


Join us for the Wotakoi Celebration Panel at AX

Friday, July 1, 2022 – 12:30 PM – Room 406 AB

Kodansha’s Wotakoi Celebration & New Licensing Announcements
Help us celebrate the wonderful conclusion of the Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku manga in this wonderful spotlight filled with nerdy nostalgia, and giveaways! Then stick around for an exclusive sneak peek at Kodansha’s Spring 2023 print licensing announcement and July 2022 digital debuts.


Digital Wallpaper Giveaways for All

Not going to be at Anime Expo this year? You can still celebrate with us by downloading from limited edition wallpapers for desktop and mobile devices featuring exclusive Wotakoi art for AX, and hand-picked illustrations from Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie, Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, and The Quintessential Quintuplets! See below to download your wallpapers today!

Download the Wotakoi Wallpaper Here: Desktop

Download the Wotakoi Wallpapers Here: Mobile 1 // Mobile 2

Download the Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie Wallpaper Here: Mobile

Download the Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Wallpaper Here: Mobile

Download The Quintessential Quintuplets Wallpaper Here: Mobile


New for Anime Expo!

Check out part one our exclusive interview with Fujita on the Wotakoi finale!


Just Announced at Anime Expo!

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


Stay tuned to this page for more AX-related announcements from Kodansha USA!

Akane Torikai at TCAF ’22

Kodansha USA is proud to have Akane Torikai – the unflinching creator behind the thought-provoking drama, Sensei’s Pious Lie – as a featured guest of this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF). And to celebrate Kodansha is offering digital wallpapers of Akane Torikai’s work to fans worldwide – read on for more info!

Being held this year at the Toronto Reference Library from June 17-19, 2022, TCAF is an internationally acclaimed comic book festival that spotlights a number of acclaimed creators and independent publishers. With Torikai-sensei as one of the festival’s featured guest fans will have multiple times to hear her speak, see her draw, and also get her autograph across the show.

For a full list of times and locations to meet with Torikai-sensei at TCAF 2022 see below:


Akane Torikai at TCAF 2022 Schedule of Appearances

Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2022
When: June 17-19, 2022
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8, Canada

Friday, June 17, 2022

6:30 PM EST: Kick-off Panel: The Next 20 Years – Toronto Reference Library, Salon
Come celebrate 20 years with TCAF at the Festival’s opening kickoff! We’ve seen a lot of amazing creators come through the festival over the last two decades, but for tonight’s celebration, we want to highlight great new voices taking over the industry right now: Tillie Walden (My Parents Won’t Stop Talking, Spinning), Emma Hunsinger (My Parents Won’t Stop Talking), Kat Simmers (Pass Me By), Conor Stechschulte (Ultrasound), and Akane Torikai (Sensei’s Pious Lie). These creators have their fingers on the pulse of the comics industry. What new directions are they taking it in? What important stories are there left to tell? What are the gaps still left to fill in this industry? We’ll talk about all this and more in the opening panel.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

10:00 – 11:00 AM EST: Akane Torikai Spotlight – Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre
Manga creator Akane Torikai makes her North American comics festival debut at TCAF 2022! In Sensei’s Pious Lie, Torikai explores the intersections of sex, violence, gender, and power through her naturalistic style and painful honesty. Join veteran manga critic Brigid Alverson in this thought-provoking and revealing panel on Torikai’s groundbreaking work.

11:30 AM -12:30 PM EST: Akane Torikai Autograph Session – Toronto Reference Library, Signing Area

2:00 – 3:00 PM EST: Live Drawing featuring Akane Torikai @ JFT –  The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Watch manga being made before your very eyes! Award-winning artist Akane Torikai pulls back the curtain behind her creative process as she draws live on stage and chats about everything from favourite pen to her English-language debut, Sensei’s Pious Lie, and her ongoing series Saturn Return.

RSVP Link

Sunday, June 19, 2022

12:00- 1:00 PM EST: Akane Torikai Autograph Session – Toronto Reference Library, Signing Area


Special Digital Wallpaper Giveaway:

In celebration of Akane Torikai’s special appearance at TCAF 2022 we are giving away digital wallpapers featuring stunning art from Torikai’s Sensei’s Pious Lie.

Download wallpapers here: Desktop // Mobile Device


Sensei’s Pious Lie Free Chapter 1 Preview:

If you haven’t yet experienced Sensei’s Pious Lie – the poignant exploration on the emotional fallout of sexual assault – you can read the first chapter free below.

About Akane Torikai: Torikai was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1981. In 2004, she made her manga debut in the monthly magazine Bessatsu Shojo Friend DX Juliet. Her first serialized work in a young men’s magazine was Ohayou Okaeri, which was published in Morning Two. This was followed by Sensei’s Pious Lie, which drew widespread attention for its focus on the theme of sexual violence. In addition, Onna no Ie, a series about two sisters who must live under one roof, made the list for Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga is Amazing!) in the women’s category, while Jigoku no Girlfriend, a story about three women made housemates by chance, was adapted into a live-action TV show. Her latest ongoing series, Saturn Return, which is published weekly in Big Comic Spirits magazine, is a mystery that revolves around suicide and loss.

About Sensei’s Pious Lie: Torikai’s work is a frank and nuanced examination of the emotional and practical effects of sexual violence, rendering the messy realities in gorgeously refined linework and dialogue far more naturalistic than most manga. The author veers away from blunt indictment to paint one of the most complex and fascinating psychological portraits of both rapist and victim in any medium. Very much not just for manga fans, Sensei’s Pious Lie will appeal to readers of graphic novels and literary fiction in general.

Attack on Titan at Anime NYC

Kodansha & Attack on Titan Return to Anime NYC with a Special Manga Gallery

Kodansha is thrilled, now more than ever, to return to  Anime NYC in 2021, because this year we are bringing a colossal Attack on Titan Manga Gallery like you’ve never seen before! This exhibition celebrates the conclusion of the most devastating shonen manga of the decade, by showcasing the evolution of art by series creator, Hajime Isayama, and also featuring messages from the fans who have supported the series over the past 11 years via a special message board.

Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series created by Hajime Isayama. First published in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, this series was a sleeper hit until it won the Kodansha Manga Award in 2011 for the shōnen category. Since then the manga has spawned the monster hit anime TV series of the same name making Attack on Titan a pop culture sensation. The anime is currently in its final season and can be streamed via Crunchyroll, Funimation. New episodes of the final season arrive in January 2022.

About the Creator: Hajime Isayama
Born in Oita, Japan in 1986, Hajime Isayama’s debut work, orz, received the 81st Weekly Shonen Magazine Rookie Award in 2008, and debuted at Magazine Special. He started serializing Attack on Titan in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. A global sensation, Attack on Titan received the 35th Kodansha Manga Award.

More Attack on Titan


 

Pickup where the anime left off with thee two free Attack on Titan chapters:

 


 

#ThanksAttackonTitan Message Board

#ThanksAttackonTitan. Starting today we’ll be collecting all posts with this hashtag from across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and even TikTok, to spotlight online and even on a dedicated wall of the  Attack on Titan Manga Gallery showing messages from fans like you!

Attack on Titan Final Volume Countdown

The Attack on Titan finale, volume 34, arrives on October 19, 2021, and with it comes the culmination of the ultimate endgame! See how the most devastating shonen manga of the century ends and what will await your favorite characters in the aftermath.

Want to celebrate this momentous end with us? Be sure to share your thoughts on social media with the tag #ThanksAttackonTitan, and join the conversation with fans from all over the world celebrating the end of Attack on Titan!

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More on Attack on Titan Final Volume

 


#ThanksAttackonTitan Message Board

Dedicate your videos, pictures, message, and love for Attack on Titan with the hashtag #ThanksAttackonTitan and be a part of the countdown!

You can participate from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok (if it was reposted)

 

November 19: Watch Kodansha x Yen Press Showdown Rematch & MORE at Anime NYC 2020 Online!

What are you doing on November 17-20? 

As you may have heard, Anime NYC, one of our favorite conventions in the Big Apple has moved online this year. Which means, we get to nerd-out alongside thousands of fans directly from our homes! So, mark your calendars for November 17-20, to tactically plan out a few days to enjoy the fandom celebration festivities!

 


All Eyes on Kodansha Comics x Yen Press Showdown Rematch!

It was at Crunchyroll Expo earlier this year, when the EPIC rivalry between Kodansha and Yen Press spiraled out of control! So, to settle some unfinished business, we’re bringing an equally epic rematch to Anime NYC 2020!

 

Kodansha Comics x Yen Press Showdown Rematch: The King of Kinokuniya 

When? Thursday, November 19 Time: 4:45 PT / 7:45 PM ET
Where? on NTWK app 

The epic battle between two powerhouse manga publishers continues in a title match to see who will be crowned the “King of Kinokuniya”! The stage is set for a battle in the Big Apple as Kodansha Comics’ own Tomo “Double-T” Tran, faces off against Yen Press’ Mark de Vera, the “Man of 1000 Manga.” Watch as they test their skills and wits, to hard sell the best manga titles from each company within the confines of the hallowed NYC Kinokuniya. NYC is about to E X P L O D E, when these forces fight for manga supremacy! See the match for yourself, and stay tuned because YOU too can be crowned a winner of some excellent prizes!

 

 

Wanna win $100 Kinokuniya  Gift Card? 
Enter for a chance by taking this viewers survey!
(Offer Ends December 2, 2020)

 

 


Get the Anime NYC Exclusive Digital Downloads! 

Just in time for the holiday season, you can decorate your desktop, mobile, and Zoom in Kodansha spirit! Check out Anime NYC Online Digital Download page to get those digital goodies, while it lasts!

 

 

 

Stay tune on this page for more details about all things
Kodansha at Anime NYC 2020! 

 

Check out the SCARY-good savings in our Terrifying Tales Humble Manga Bundle!

TONS OF SCARY SEASON MANGA FOR ONLY $20!

In a very special Halloween-themed Humble Manga Bundle we’re bringing you some of the scariest, creepiest, most disturbing manga Kodansha Comics has to offer – all for a price that won’t kill your wallet! Right now you can jump into the Terrifying Tales Humble Manga Bundle to take big bloody bites or chilling series like the doppelgänger drama Kasane, the action packed monster hunting saga To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts, or take a trip into the terrifying world of curses and spirits with PTSD Radio.

Not only that, but for $20 you can even snatch up the digital debut of Junji Ito’s high school horror classic Dissolving Classroom – and STILL get over $1500 worth of other blood curdling Kodansha Comics manga! But hurry this special Humble Manga Bundle will only be available for a limited time!

Name your price: To get ALL these creep-tastic titles in the $20 tier, you’d normally have to pay over $1400! But with this special (and scary!) Humble Manga Bundle, you choose the price and what tier you want to pay up to! Nothing to fear!

Read ’em anywhere: These manga are available in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices! Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs can be found here

Support charity. We know you’re excited to pad your pockets with digital manga, but did you know you’ll also be donating to great causes? Choose where the money goes—among Kodansha Comics’ preselected charities, The American Civil Liberties Union, and Doctors Without Borders — or choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund. For details on how this works, click here. If you like this bundle or like what Humble Bundle does, you can leave a Humble Tip too.


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PAY WHAT YOU WANT! Here’s what you’ll get with each tier:

Pay $1 or more
PTSD Radio volumes 1-5
Dragon Head
volume 1-5
Kasane
volumes 1-7
Gleipnir volume 1

 

Pay $8 or more
Kasane volumes 8-14
Dragon Head
volumes 6-10
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Celebrating Witch Hat Atelier, Osamu Tezuka & MORE! What’s Happening @ NYCC 2020?


The autumn has arrived in the Big Apple! That means it’s time for our annual party with manga fans! But this year, we’re doing it a little differently to make it extra special & social distancing-friendly too!

This year at New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse, we’re cerebrating the award-winning magical manga, Witch Hat Atelier as well as the new Harvey’s hall-of-famer and the godfather of manga, Osamu Tezuka!

 

Update October 9


Take this survey for the chance to with Witch Hat Atelier signed by Kamome Shirahama! 

Just announced on our panel that 3 lucky winners are getting an autographed copy of Witch Hat Atelier signed by Kamome Shirahama-sensei!

To enter for a chance to win, take this survey and let us know what you thought about the show!
(Offer ends October 23, 2020)

 

The Harvey Awards

 

As you may have heard, The Harvey’s Awards had just announced that Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama from Kodansha Comics had won the 2020 Best Manga Award! And the rumor has it that we’ll have a special message from Shirahama-sensei during the The 2020 Annual Harvey Awards Ceremony. So dress up (if you like) and join the party on Friday, October 9 at 7:50pm ET / 4:50pm PT!

 

 

Check out the FREE chapter 1 preview of the Harvey Award winning Witch Hat Atelier here!

And that’s not all! The legendary manga creator Osamu Tezuka, known for many manga published from Vertical Inc. like Dororo, Buddha, and Black Jack, will be inducted into the Harvey Awards Hall of Fame this year! During the the awards ceremony, there will be another special message from Macoto Tezuka, the son of late Osaku Tezuka and the Representative Director of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Foundation.

 

 

 

Check out the masterpieces by Osamu Tezuka from Vertical Inc.!

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Kodansha’s Greatest, Latest, & Upcoming Manga
Friday, October 9 at 4:40 pm ET / 1:40pm PT (30 min)

To celebrate The Harvey Awards recognition of both the inimitable manga creator, Osamu Tezuka (Buddha, Black Jack, Dororo), and the magical series Witch Hat Atelier, the Kodansha USA Publishing manga experts, Misaki Kido, Ivan Salazar & Tomo Tran will take you on a tour of both Tezuka’s work, the Witch Hat Atelier series and will also reveal new licensing announcements, new MONOGATARI Series news, and much more. PLUS, stay tuned until the end of the panel to find out how you can win an autograph from Witch Hat Atelier creator Kamome Shirahama-sensei, in a special giveaway!

 

Update: October 9

 

We had some exciting announcements Kodansha’s Greatest, Latest, & Upcoming Manga Panel for the upcoming seasons. And if you’re fan of the MONOGATARI Series, you’re in for an extra special treat! ?

MONOGATARI Series Final Season Box Set is underway and that’s a good news for the collectors! VOFAN is working on an exclusive illustration for this special and final box set of the beloved MONOGATARI Series by NISIOISIN from Vertical Inc. Coming in Summer 2021!


Monogatari Series Season 2 Novel Box Set
is currently available for a special price at Rightstuf!  

 

 

Speaking of MONOGATARI Series, we had the first look of ZOKU OWARIMONOGATARI (END TALE CONT.) during this panel. This is the final book of the MONOGATARI Series proper. On street date is coming soon on November 24!

 

Can’t get enough of those stories by NISIOISIN? Then be sure to check out Pretty Boy Detective Club–– the “new faces” of the NISIOISIN novels. As you may know, the light-novel series is currently available from Vertical Inc. And the manga adaptation is coming soon in Summer 2021!

 


Pretty Boy Detective Club (novel) is available now!

 

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Kodansha Got Fall 2020 Manga Recommendations
Sunday, October 11 at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT (30 min)

Looking for some new manga to read? Then you’re in the right place! Kodansha USA Publishing has tons of new awesome series debuting Fall 2020. Join the Kodansha manga experts Misaki Kido & Ivan Salazar as they recommend new releases, including the legendary supernatural shonen manga Shaman King – fully complete for the first time in English via comiXology Originals – as well as upcoming anime-inspiring series, twisted & twisty romances series, and more! And if you like the manga that you saw on the panel, then stick around until the end for your chance to win them as prize giveaways! It’s a panel no manga fan can miss and you’ve already got the best seat in the house!

 

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