Get a CLAMP Oracle Card set free with purchase at rightstufanime.com starting 11/29

Kodansha Comics & Right Stuf Inc. Team-up For
CLAMP Oracle Card Set Holiday Gift-With-Purchase

Buy CLAMP titles and receive a limited-edition Oracle Card set based on series like Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, Magic Knight Rayearth & more, while supplies last.

November 23, 2020 – New York, NY – Just in time for the holiday season, Kodansha Comics and Right Stuf Inc. are teaming up for a very special promotion honoring works by CLAMP – the legendary creators behind Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, and more – by offering an exclusive and limited-edition gift with purchase, the CLAMP Oracle Card set! Starting Sunday, November 29, 2020, fans who want to get their hands on a CLAMP Oracle Card set, only need to visit rightstufanime.com and order at least one CLAMP bundle or title from the list below to receive this deck FREE with purchase! These card sets will be available while supplies last, so be sure to get yours on the day of release!

The CLAMP Oracle Card set features 15 beautifully realized cards, packaged in a witchy black cloth bag, and uses divinatory meaning combined with artwork from classic CLAMP manga series, like Magic Knight Reyearth, Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, xxxHOLiC & more, to help you reach answers to questions of love, career, friendship and beyond!

Starting November 29, 2020, purchase any of the qualifying items below from rightstufanime.com, to receive your free CLAMP Oracle Card set:

  • Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card (1-4) Manga Bundle
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card (5-7) Bundle
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition Hardcover Volumes 1-5
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition Hardcover (1-3) Bundle
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition Hardcover (4-5) Bundle
  • Chobits 20th Anniversary Edition Hardcover (1-2) Bundle
  • Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Manga Omnibus (1-3) Bundle
  • Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Manga Omnibus (4-6) Bundle
  • Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE Manga Omnibus (7-10) Bundle
  • Tsubasa WoRLD CHRoNiCLE Manga (1-3) Bundle
  • xxxHOLiC Manga Omnibus (1-3) Bundle
  • xxxHOLiC Manga Omnibus (4-7) Bundle
  • xxxHOLiC Rei Manga (1-4) Bundle
  • CLOVER (Hardcover Collector’s Edition)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Box Set 1

Please note: Bundles listed will not be available until the start of the promotion.

For more information on this and other Kodansha USA Publishing titles please visit: https://kodansha.us/.

Need gift ideas for the manga fans in your life? Check out the Kodansha Comics Holiday Gift Guide 2020!

It’s time to get those gift ideas flowing, and we’re here to help!

Well, we (finally) made it to the 2020 Holiday Season, but if you haven’t had the time or energy, to figure out what to get, and who to get it for, you’re not along! It’s been a harrowing slide into the end of the year and so to help you become the excellent gift-giver we know you to be we’re spotlighting some of Kodansha Comics & VERTICAL’s finest offerings to get those brain bulbs blinking!

Featured Gift Ideas!

   

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Editions

Who will love it?: Created with young girls in mind (but really meant for any fan of the “Magical Girl” genre), Card Captor Sakura Collector’s Editions bring the exciting classic magical heroine adventure to your home in definitive hardcover collector’s editions, that even come with recreations of the Clow Cards, Sakura has been entrusted to track down! Created by the renown and award-winning artist collective, CLAMP – this story is as exiting as it is emotional and something amazing to share with younger readers!

What’s it about?: Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the all-time classics of the magical girl genre, and the Collector’s Edition will be the definitive version of the story, for both long-time fans and readers new to the story. The adventures of the plucky Sakura Kinomoto are as adorably thrilling as ever, as she tracks down the magical Clow Cards and plunges headlong into a world of sorcery beyond anything she could’ve imagined.

Where can you order?: Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

   

Chobits 20th Anniversary Editions

Who will love it?: This cute more-than-meets-the-eye sci-fi romance is perfect for thoughtful sci-movies like HER, full of heart and beautiful emotional imagery – as you would expect from the legendary creators CLAMP. These hardcover premium collector’s editions, of the classic shoujo manga feature a larger-than-normal manga size, premium paper, color pages, and more! A wonderful and beautiful addition to any bookshelf!

What’s it about?: After moving from the countryside into the big city, poor college student Hideki Motosuwa finds himself down on his luck. All he wants is a good job, a girlfriend, and his very own “persocom” – the latest and greatest in humanoid computer technology. Hideki’s luck changes one night when he finds Chi – an adorable, but seemingly broken, persocom thrown out in a pile of trash. After taking her home, Hideki discovers that Chi is more responsibility than he expected – and that there’s much more to his cute new persocom than meets the eye.

Where can you order?: Chobits 20th Anniversary Edition 1 // 2

   

CLOVER (Hardcover Collector’s Edition)

Who will love it?: More in the vein of a dystopian sci-fi story and another classic from CLAMP – CLOVER is said to be part AKIRA, part Metropolis with elements of intrigue, adventure, and even some romance. Going beyond the simple classification

What’s it about?: Su was born into a bleak future, where the military keeps tight control over the few children born with magical abilities — known as “Clovers.” The Clovers are forcibly tattooed with a symbol that indicates their potential power, and Su is the only four-leaf Clover in the world. Kept locked away in isolation her whole life, Su longs to find happiness in the outside world. An agent named Kazuhiko appears to help grant Su’s wish, but he soon realizes that there is more to the mysterious girl than meets the eye…

CLAMP’s most daring science-fiction work, CLOVER’s art-deco cyberpunk aesthetic is just as fresh and exciting today as it was twenty years ago. Featuring the entire story in a newly-revised translation; remastered art and lettering; a striking cover; and over 20 pages of color art, this is a great collectible for CLAMP fans, and the perfect way to get to know CLOVER for the first time.

Where can you order?: CLOVER (Hardcover Collector’s Edition)

   

Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Sets

Who will love it?: An originator in the genre Magic Knight Rayearth created an opening salvo to the “isekai” or “otherworld” storyline, while also throwing in some deeply beautiful and exciting “magical girl” elements combining into an action fantasy no anime or manga fan can resist. Not only that but the 25th Anniversary box sets volumes come with new translation, new designs, color art books, all at large-sized printing with gold foil.

What’s it about?:The tale of three Tokyo teenagers who cross through a magical portal and become the champions of another world is a modern manga classic. This box set includes three volumes of manga covering the entire first series of Magic Knight Rayearth, plus the series’s super-rare full-color art book companion, all printed at a larger size than ever before, on premium paper featuring a newly-revised translation and lettering, and exquisite foil-stamped covers. A strictly limited edition, this will be gone in a flash!

Where can you order?: Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Set 1 // 2 (Box Set 2 Debuts December 15, 2020)

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MONOGATARI Series Box Sets

Who will love it?: What? You thought we only carried manga? These box sets are for the avid reader (not just manga) in your life. A wide reaching and ongoing series of books, the MONOGATARI series is an urban supernatural adventure, that’s as surprising and exciting as it is hilarious. This series has also spawned a hit anime, as well as an ongoing manga series, BAKEMONOGATARI. With stunning box and novel art by stellar artist VOFAN these box sets are an amazing way to start up a new literary love, that’s nearly coming to an end.

What’s it about?: There’s a girl at their school who is always ill. She routinely arrives late, leaves early, or doesn’t show up at all, and skips gym as a matter of course. She’s pretty, and the boys take to whispering that she’s a cloistered princess. As the self-described worst loser in her class soon finds out, they just don’t know what a monster she is.

So begins a tale of mysterious maladies that are supernatural in origin yet deeply revealing of the human psyche, a set of case files as given to unexpected feeling as it is to irreverent humor. So begins the legendary novel that kicked off the MONOGATARI series, whose anime adaptations have enjoyed international popularity and critical acclaim.

MONOGATARI Series Box Set Season 2 contains NEKOMONOGATARI (White), KABUKIMONOGATARI, HANAMONOGATARI, OTORIMONOGATARI, ONIMONOGATARI, KOIMONOGATARI (Note: Box Set Season 1 is currently out of stock)

Where can you order?: MONOGATARI Series Box Set Season 2

More Gift Ideas from Kodansha Comics

AKIRA 35th Anniversary Box Set

Who will love it?: For fans of mind-bending sci-fi AKIRA is the gold standard artistic, yet thought provoking storytelling. From acclaimed mangaka / director / storyteller Katsuhiro Otomo, comes the multi-Eisner Award-winning modern manga classic presented in a stunning edition with hardcover editions of the series’ 6 volumes, as well as a hardcover of the AKIRA Club art book and an exclusive patch with the iconic pill design!

What’s it about?: In 1982, Kodansha published the first chapter of Akira, a dystopian saga set in Neo-Tokyo, a city recovering from thermonuclear attack where the streets have been ceded to motorcycle gangs and the rich and powerful run dangerous experiments on destructive, supernatural powers that they cannot control. In 1988, the manga was adapted into what was at the time the most expensive animated film ever made, which brought Akira’s influence out of the manga world and onto the global stage. Today, it remains a touchstone for artists, writers, filmmakers, and fans, retaining all the brutal impact and narrative intensity it had when Otomo first unleashed it onto the world.

Where can you order?: AKIRA 35th Anniversary Box Set (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, RightStuf Anime)

Attack on Titan: Season 1 – 3 Season Manga Box Sets

Who will love it?: For fans of heart-breaking post-apocalyptic stories, Attack on Titan this is the saga of humanity at the brink with brave soldiers trying to fight against the destructive forces of colossal cannibals. The different sets available make it easy for fans of the hit Anime to know exactly which volumes correspond to each season. Catch up to the most recent season and get ready for the FINAL season beginning in December! These sets even come with exclusive sticker sheets and extras!

What’s it about?: Humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humanity. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world killing off humankind for years. For the past century, what’s left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, which are 10 to 20 meters tall. But the sudden appearance of of an immense Titan is about to change everything.

Attack on Titan: Season 1 (Part 1) contains vols. 1-4, (Part 2) contains vols. 5-8, Season 2 contains vols. 9-12, Season 3 (Part 1) contains vols. 13-17, (Part 2) contains vols. 18-22.

Where can you order?: Attack on Titan: Season 1 (Part 1 // Part 2), Season 2, Season 3, (Part 1 // Part 2)

   

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set

Who will love it?: For fans of sci-fi / action films comes another classic cyberpunk manga that is now a major motion picture from director Robert Rodrigues & James Cameron! This unique box set collects the entire Battle Angel Alita saga – not seen in print, until recently, in over a decade. This set also collects a series of short stories set in the trash future sci-fi world of Battle Angel Alita, as well as special prints with metallic coding and more!

What’s it about?: In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?

Where can you order?: Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set

FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Sets

Who will love it?: For the fantasy fan in your life the FAIRY TAIL box sets are a beautiful way to display 33 volumes of the anime-inspiring fantasy battle manga. This series also has a number of spinoffs like Fairy Girls, Fairy Tail S, Fairy Tail Zero, and more, to expand the world and give you even more of the story!  Created by Hiro Mashima – the storied creator of Monster Soul, Rave Master, and EDENS ZEROFAIRY TAIL is a pivotal story in the Hiro Mashima universe, and these handsome box sets are a great way to jump in head first!

What’s it about?: Lucy is a young, rebellious celestial wizard with a dream: to join Fairy Tail, the world’s most rambunctious and powerful magical guild! When she happens to meet one of Fairy Tail’s top wizards, he turns out to be not quite what she expected: a slob traveling with a flying cat. But the promise of adventure is real, and together they escape from pirates and a devious magician! Their next task: to steal a book from the evil wizard-killing Duke Everlue, and outsmart his death trap. Eccentric new friends join along the way in this lushly-drawn modern classic!

FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Set 1 contains Vol. 1-11, Box Set 2 contains Vol. 12-22, Box Set 3 contains Vol. 23-33

Where can you order?: FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Set 1, Box Set 2, Box Set 3

   

The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set

Who will love it?: The evergreen cyberpunk manga that visually inspired such films as The Matrix, and even garnering its own animated AND live-action film adaptation – The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set is for the completionism sci-fi fan. Rendered in stunning oversized hardcover, this edition collects not only the original The Ghost in the Shell, but also the sequels by Shirow Masamune and even a collectable lithograph print from the creator!

What’s it about?: Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers” who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends.

Where can you order?: The Ghost in the Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set

Princess Jellyfish Complete Manga Box Set

Who will love it?: One part late-bloomer coming of age tale, one part rom com, and all heart, Princess Jellyfish is for anyone who ever considered themselves a freak or a geek. Not only does this box set collect the entire hilarious and touching romantic comedy but also includes an exclusive series keychain and poster!

What’s it about?: The complete story of Tsukimi, a girl obsessed with jellyfish, and her geeky friends. This massive set includes a bonus “Clara” jellyfish keychain and a huge poster with the Amars’ motto, “A Life With No Use for Men,” in English on one side and Japanese on the other. The box contains all nine volumes of the Princess Jellyfish manga, including a full-color illustration gallery, author interviews, extensive cultural annotations, and a look inside the creator’s studio. Experience the full story that became the hit anime and made Akiko Higashimura the patron saint of modern josei manga!

Where can you order?: Princess Jellyfish Complete Manga Box Set

   

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition

Who will love it?: Another staple in the anime / manga lexicon the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Editions are THE definitive versions of Naoko Takeuchi ground breaking magical girl series that’s spawned animated series, movies, live-action adaptations of film and stage, and countless cultural reverberations we might not even know about! A perfect series for the anime / manga newbie in your life, Sailor Moon is the template so many have and continue to follow. And these over-sized hardcover editions, with a glittering holographic coating, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation, make it the BEST way to display the series in your home if you’re a long-time fan!

What’s it about?: Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon! Experience the Sailor Moon manga as never before in these extra-long editions (about 300 pages each).

Where can you order?: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Even MORE Gift Ideas from VERTICAL.

   

The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Box Set

Who will love it?: A tremendously cute and touching work for readers of ANY age, The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Box Set, collects the entire furry feline series in a cutely designed box set that’s purrrfect for the younger readers in your life! Come for the hilarious and heart-warming stories and stay for the sweet bonus items inside!

What’s it about?:Chi is a michievous newborn kitten who, while on a leisurely stroll with her family, finds herself lost. Seperated from the warmth and protection of her mother, feels distraught. Overcome with loneliness she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow., when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment…where pets are strictly not permitted.

Where can you order?: The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home Box Set

Creator Spotlight: CLAMP! Rare Digital Manga Sale (Ends 6/15)

A rare sale celebrating all things CLAMP

To celebrate the debut of Chobits 20th Anniversary Edition, the new and improved re-release of the cyberpunk romance series, we’re having a very rare sale in the form of the Creator Spotlight: CLAMP digital manga sales event!

That’s right, for a limited time the entire Kodansha Comics CLAMP back catalog is up to 40% off! This includes the iconic magical girl series Cardcaptor Sakura and Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, the multiverse spanning crossover saga Tsubasa Omnibus and Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE, the Eisner Award-nominated Magic Knight Rayearth, and the dark and mysterious supernatural story xxxHOLIC Omnibus and xxxHOLIC Rei.

So to save up to 40% off an amazing selection of CLAMP series, visit our participating digital vendors: BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo. Sale runs from June 9, until June 15!

 

~Creator Spotlight: CLAMP Digital Manga Sales! ~
June 9 – 15
See below for the full list of titles being offered during this sale,
and click on the links or cover below to read chapter 1s FREE!

Cardcaptor Sakura

 

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

 

Magic Knight Rayearth

Tsubasa Omnibus

Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE

xxxHOLIC Omnibus

xxxHOLIC Rei

 

 

Announcing: Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card early simulpub debuting 12/26!

For the first time ever, we’re releasing the latest chapter of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card BEFORE Nakayoshi magazine hits newsstands in Japan!

The latest installment of Sakura’s adventure (Chapter #40) is now available for purchase and download on comiXology and Kindle for only $1.99 a chapter! This new early simulpub technology is the best way to get ahead of the story. It’s like reading manga in a time machine!

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volumes 1-6 and Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition Volumes 1-2 are available in both print and digital.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

Guided by the Key of Dreams, Sakura embarks on a new adventure! With over 15 million copies in print in Japan alone, plus translations in over a dozen languages, the original Cardcaptor Sakura is an international phenomenon you can’t miss! And now, the long-awaited new chapter begins!

It is spring, with cherry trees in full blossom, and Sakura is just entering middle school. Her beloved Syaoran has returned from Hong Kong, and life couldn’t be better. But when she awakens from a strange dream to find her Sakura Cards powerless, how can she protect Tomoeda from disaster?!

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition

Cardcaptor Sakura brought a generation of readers to manga, and now it’s back in a definitive collector’s edition!

Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the all-time classics of the magical-girl genre, and the Collector’s Edition will be the definitive version of the story, for both long-time fans and readers new to the story. The adventures of the plucky Sakura Kinomoto are as adorably thrilling as ever, as she tracks down the magical Clow Cards and plunges headlong into a world of sorcery beyond anything she could’ve imagined.

Check out our other simulpub titles here—all of which you can find streaming on Crunchyroll or comiXology Unlimited

Or available for download on comiXology, Kindle, and BookWalker!

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

Looking to be a manga Santa this year? Or maybe you’re looking to give yourself a nice treat to curl up with!

To help out with your gift-hunting, we here at Kodansha Comics thought of the two most important parts of any present: who’s it for and what’s inside? So the following curated selection of manga features information about what you’re getting and who might want to get it!

Nothing feels better than checking off those names from the list (… well, besides seeing them open their gift of course!) Happy Holiday gift hunting!

Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Set 1

For: CLAMP fans, folks interested in a series with a classic art-style, anyone interested in a magical adventure series with female leads

What’s inside:  This box set includes three volumes of manga covering the entire first series of Magic Knight Rayearth, plus the series’s super-rare full-color art book companion, all printed at a larger size than ever before, on premium paper featuring a newly revised translation and lettering, and exquisite foil-stamped covers.

Get it here

FAIRY TAIL Manga Box Set 1 

For: Any Fairy Tail die-hards and newcomers looking to get into the series now that it’s complete

What’s inside:  Stylish box includes Volumes 1-11 of the magical shonen adventure that became an anime megahit, plus an exclusive bonus sticker sheet!

Get it here

Colorful Dreams 

For:  Anyone. Great gift for any daydreamer, perfect coffee-table art book

What’s inside: a remastered art book by VOFAN, based on his original Taiwan release.

This version features an U.S. exclusive cover,  updated art pieces, table of contents page, a brand new story (dream) and an extended interview with VOFAN! 

Get it here

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Complete Series Box Set 

For: For any fan looking for an entry point into one of the building blocks of science-fiction manga

What’s inside: This box set includes all five volumes of Battle Angel Alita plus a brand new book of short stories—more than 2,000 pages of manga—in a collector’s box set with special extras.

Get it here

 

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition 1+2 

For: Cardcaptor Sakura brought a generation of readers to manga, and now it’s back in a definitive collector’s edition! Any fans of CLAMP, budding shojo readers, and collectors will love this gift!

What’s inside: Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the all-time classics of the magical-girl genre, and the Collector’s Edition will be the definitive version of the story, for both long-time fans and readers new to the story. Each volume comes with a bonus collectible Clow Card!

Get it here

Saint Young Men Volume 1 

For: Anyone interested in a quirky, philosophical manga about friendship and finding a place in the world.

What’s inside: What manga could be more appropriate for Christmas than one featuring Jesus … with his roommate Buddha in a flat in western Tokyo!?  This highly anticipated print release of one of the most talked about series comes with an extra-large 2-in-1 premium hardcover!

Get it here

MONOGATARI Series Box Set, Season 2 

For:  MONOGATARI fans! 

What’s inside: With the overwhelming popularity of the first box set of NISIOISIN’s MONOGATARI Series, we now present to you this beautiful new box set featuring all the novels of Season 2! 

VOFAN has created new artwork exclusively for the project, which wraps around the package. Plus a beautiful art card included as a bonus item showcasing the Season 2 characters!

Get it here

Paradise Kiss 20th Anniversary Edition 

For:  Ai Yazawa fans and fashionable people! 

What’s inside:  A beautiful omnibus edition of Paradise Kiss celebrating 20 years since the serialization began in Japan. 

This 3-in-1 package features a new cover, color inserts and more! 

Get it here

Sailor Moon Eternal Edition

For: It’s the best way to read the series, it’s easy to read, and made with the power of love (and high quality printing.) Any fan of Sailor Moon would be THRILLED to get these!

What’s inside: The guardians in sailor suits return in this definitive edition of the greatest magical girl manga of all time! Features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi, a glittering holographic coating, an extra-large size, premium paper, French flaps, and a newly-revised translation!

Get it here

 

Attack on Titan Season 3 Manga Box Set + Attack on Titan Anthology

For: Perfect for any anime fan looking to jump into the manga series. Also great for the new fan wanting to know what the hype is all about.

What’s inside: It might be bad that humanity is boxed in, but it’s good that these books are! You can buy Attack on Titan manga in accordance with the anime, which makes both platforms all the more enjoyable!

Get it here

The Ghost In The Shell Deluxe Complete Box Set + The Ghost In The Shell: Global Neural Network

For: Fans of science-fiction worldbuilding and timeless art. Folks intrigued by the movie and who might enjoy the source material. A beautiful set of books to display or to give as a gift!

What’s inside: Includes three large-sized hardcover volumes, plus a collectible lithograph by creator Shirow Masamune!

Get it here

Princess Jellyfish Complete Box Set

For: Anyone dealing with the struggles of moving into a place on your own and not feeling good enough. A great present for a recent college grad!

What’s inside:  The complete story of Tsukimi, a girl obsessed with jellyfish, and her geeky friends. This massive set includes a bonus “Clara” jellyfish keychain and a huge poster with the Amars’ motto, “A Life With No Use for Men,” in English on one side and Japanese on the other. The box contains all nine volumes of the Princess Jellyfish manga, including a full-color illustration gallery, author interviews, extensive cultural annotations, and a look inside the creator’s studio.

Get it here

A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set

For: This YALSA award winning series is great for any teen. Fantastic gift for fans of the movie or newcomers!

What’s inside:  The acclaimed, best selling manga about a girl who can’t hear and the boy who bullied her, from start to finish, in a premium, collectible box set. Includes all seven volumes, plus an exclusive, double-sided 10-by-15-inch poster and a replica of Shoko’s communication notebook.

Get it here

10 Years of Kodansha Comics—November Spotlight: CLAMP

10 years of Kodansha Comics!

The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the first Kodansha Comics manga published in English. Please join us in celebration as we select
one classic Kodansha Comics series each month for exclusive content, promotions, and other surprises!

Our November Spotlight is on the critically acclaimed manga team CLAMP and their expansive interconnected world including series like Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa, xxxHOLiC, and the newly minted Magic Knight Rayearth Box Set! So what kind of “special surprises” do we have to whisk you away this month? Check these out!

Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition Volumes 1-2, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volumes 1-6, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE Volumes 1-3, Tsubasa Omnibus Volumes 1-10, xxxHOLiC Omnibus Volumes 1-7, and xxxHOLiC Rei Volumes 1-4 are all available NOW. Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Set 1 is available for preorder and goes on sale November 26!

Surprise 1: Exclusive Kero and Soel Pins!

As a part of the 10 Years of Kodansha Comics project, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Rightstuf to bring you these awesome Kero and Soel pins!

Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of CLAMP’s manga and you’ll receive an exclusive pin set for FREE! Your order will also come with our new Kodansha Comics mascot Kacey pins! Available this month (November 2019) only or while supplies last.

Surprise 2: CLAMP digital sale!

Some of the most memorable moments in manga history are now on sale digitally! That’s right, for the first time ever, all of our digital series by manga supergroup CLAMP are on sale! From now until November 11th, get up to 40% off on CLAMP titles at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook.

Surprise 3: CLAMP Survey Sweepstakes!

Wanting to get into the world of CLAMP? Already collected all of the Clow Cards? Wondering what an omnibus looks like (hint: it’s not a vehicle)? For the month of November only, ONE lucky winner will win xxxHOLiC Omnibus 1-10, xxxHOLiC Rei 1-4, Tsubasa Omnibus 1-6, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE 1-3, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 1-6, Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition 1-2, and the soon-to-be-released Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Manga Box Set 1! All you have to do is take this survey by November 30 to enter for a chance to win!

Surprise 4: The latest chapters of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card are now available—before they get collected into graphic novels!

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card latest Chapters 38 and 39 are now available the same month they came out in Japan—Download ’em for only $1.99 each on comiXology and Kindle! (And coming soon to BookWalker!) You don’t have to wait for the print or digital graphic-novel release to find out what happens next in this magical journey!

Celebrate 10 Years of Kodansha Comics with us all year long by following us on KodanshaComics.com!

Be sure to check back again next month, when we’ll be throwing the spotlight onto yet another Kodansha classic!

Our first-ever CLAMP digital sale! Selected CLAMP series up to 40% off!

Some of the most memorable moments in manga history are now on sale digitally! That’s right, for the first time ever, all of our digital series by manga supergroup CLAMP are on sale! From now until November 11th, get up to 40% off on CLAMP titles at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook.

With the long-awaited Magic Knight Rayearth Box Set incoming, it’s no better time to indulge in a little CLAMP nostalgia and round out your reading of some absolute cornerstones to any manga collection!

~ CLAMP Digital Sale  ~
November 5- 11
Click on the cover to read Chapter 1 for FREE!

Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition Volumes 1-2, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volumes 1-6, Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE Volumes 1-3, Tsubasa Omnibus Volumes 1-10, xxxHOLiC Omnibus Volumes 1-7, and xxxHOLiC Rei Volumes 1-4 are up to 40% off!

… aaaand don’t forget to check out the special surprises this month with CLAMP as our 10th Anniversary Spotlight Creator for November!

What’s Happening at AX? Special guests, con exclusives, panels, activities, & MORE!

 

 

Heya! It’s me, Kacey the intern mascot at Kodansha Comics! Going to Anime Expo this year? Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics will be, on July 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, for lots of fun activities, big announcements for the upcoming year, and exciting chances to meet the living legends behind your favorite manga and anime! Sounds awesome, huh? I’ve been running around and around working on this crazy rundown of all things Kodansha at the biggest anime convention of the year. So, here ya go!

 

 

 

Special Guests!

Special Guest #1: Atsushi Ohkubo

Atsushi Ohkubo, creator of Fire Force and Soul Eater is the must-see guest at AX this year! He’s coming to join the Fire Force Anime Panel & Premiere by Funimation and making appearances at the autograph sessions and manga drawing panel co-hosted by Kodansha Comics! 

Atsushi Ohkubo Live Drawing Panel
When?
Thursday, July 4, 4:30-5:30 pm

Where? LP1 (Petree Hall)
Come see the creator of Soul Eater and Fire Force draw original illustrations—live! This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of shonen manga’s top talents work up close. You’ll also have a chance to win prizes and ask your questions. …More Details

Fans who attend the panel will also receive a special paper Fire Force “helmet,” with a download code for a free digital Fire Force Volume 1 manga on the back!

 

Funimation Presents Fire Force Anime Panel & Premiere
When? Friday, July 5, 1:00-2:30 pm 
Where? LP3 (408AB) 
Funimation is coming in hot to Anime Expo with a Fire Force Panel and SimulDub premiere! Meet the original creator of Soul Eater and Fire Force, Atsushi Ohkubo, and Fire Force manga editor Megumu Tsuchiya, while they discuss the new anime adaptation. Also, experience the SimulDub™ Premiere and receive an exclusive giveaway item! …More Details

Atsushi Ohkubo / Fire Force Autograph Session
Come and get an autograph from Atsushi Ohkubo himself! It’ll be a high profile autograph session for sure, but there will three chances. Be there or (com)bust! 

Autograph Session 1
When?
 Thursday, July 4, 2:30-3:30 pm

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 1

Autograph Session 2
When? Friday, July 5, 3:10-4:10 pm

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 5

Autograph Session 3
When?
Saturday, July 6, 10:30-11:30 am

Where? AX Industry Autograph Table 4

Stay tuned for more information about ticketing for the autograph sessions! 

 

Special Guest 2: Kanae Yumemiya 

Don’t miss your chance to be part of a group selfie—with Sailor Moon herself! Star of the Sailor Moon Super Live stage show, actress Kanae Yumemiya will attend our massive Sailor Moon panel on Saturday, July 6th, and we’re planning a BIG photo at the end that you won’t want to miss. 

Official Sailor Moon Panel Presented by Kodansha Comics
When? Saturday, July 6, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where? LP2 (JW – Platinum Ballroom)

Join the original Sailor Moon editor himself, Fumio Osano (affectionately known to creator Naoko Takeuchi and to fans as “Osabu”), and staff from Kodansha Comics as they discuss the new Eternal Edition of the manga, followed by a very special guest: one of the stars of the new Sailor Moon Super Live show, which had its U.S. debut in Washington, DC and New York City this March! Freebies and prizes, too! …More Details

Special Guest 3: Katsuhiro Otomo

Wait, what!? Yes, Katsuhiro Otomo—legendary creator of Steamboy, Roujin Z, and, of course, Akira—will have a panel on Thursday, July 4th at 5:00 pm to discuss his latest projects. Find more details about the panel here.

We’re releasing a very limited quantity of our Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set, one last time, this summer. Be the first to order your set at Kodansha Comics booth #806 and get an exclusive pin button. And once these babies are gone, this two-time Eisner Award-winning collection is gone … forever! 

More panels and booth activities!

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Manga Panel
When? Saturday, July 6, 3:00-4:00 pm
Where? LP5
Come meet the folks behind the publishers of Sailor Moon, BAKEMONOGATARI, Attack on Titan, Chi’s Sweet Home, and many more, as they unveil brand-new manga releases for hte coming year and pull back the curtain on Japanese comics in general. Ask all your questions, get free stuff, win prizes, and more!

Come, play, buy at Booth #806

Attack on Titan and Fire Force Manuscript Replica Gallery
Big thanks to all who participated in our “You Decide AOT at AX” fan vote. Come see the manuscript replica you chose, hanging at our booth along with a variety of other bee-yoo-tiful selections from the Attack on Titan and Fire Force manga! Replicas of the posters on display will be available for purchase.

Attack on Titan game
Whoa! Come play the latest Attack on Titan videogame, set to launch July 5th from Koei Tecmo America!

Fire Force shooting game
Shoot the inferno and win a prize!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime photo-op and stamp rally
Take a photo with Rimuru at the Kodansha Comics booth, then collect stamps from the Bandai Namco, Crunchyroll, and Yen Press booths to receive a signed art card!

EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISE!

Sailor Moon Official Store items
Attack on Titan poster set
Pop Team Epic items

BOOKS ON SALE!
These books are on sale at our booth—don’t miss ’em!

After the Rain
Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
— Reprint coming soon! Preorder at our booth!

Attack on Titan
Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition
— NEW!

Cells at Work!
Fire Force
KOYOMIMONOGATARI, Part 1
O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Pop Team Epic
Sailor Moon Eternal Edition
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
Vinland Saga
Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love/ Across the Stars — PRESTREET!

GIFT WITH PURCHASE!
Get an exclusive item when you purchase a manga at our booth!

Fire Force Company 8 iron-on patch
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime hot/cold gel pack

KATANAGATARI bookmark set #2
Pop Team Epic sticker sheet
AKIRA pin button
Sailor Moon pin button
Attack on Titan pin button
Kodansha Comics intern Kacey pin buttons

FREEBIES!

Come get a 200+ page Kodansha Comics manga sampler!
Sign up for our newsletter and get an EDENS ZERO pin button!

And here are the announcements from Anime Expo 2019!

 

 

 

Announcements from AnimeNYC 2018!

UPDATE — November 17!

Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics made some new licensing announcements today at our industry panel!

KC 4 ALL: Manga for all ages
Kodansha Comics is launching a new campaign called KC 4 ALL starting November 20, where we’ll be releasing 4 new and unique digital-first manga that we’d like to recommend to the audience of any age.


Debuts November 20! Good Dog, Cerberus! by Moha Arimura
Cerberus—the guard dog of the underworld—is a clumsy puppy who can’t do his job. Although Cerberus is constantly causing trouble for his master, Hades, he is always forgiven for being just so darn cute. So goes this wonderfully fluffy tale of life in the underworld. This heartwarming full-color comic is a must-see for all the dog-lovers out there!

Debuts November 27! Blissful Land by Ichimon Izumi
Khang Zhipa is a 13-year-old doctor’s apprentice living in a mountain village in 18th-century Tibet. One day, when he gets back from collecting medicinal herbs, he finds a bride-to-be and her wedding party will be resting at his home for the night. The bride’s name is Moshi Rati and it turns out she’s actually Khang Zhipa’s fiancee from another land, here to stay! Enjoy this heartwarming slice-of-life tale woven by a kind-hearted boy and his mysterious bride.


Debuts December 4! Red Riding Hood’s Wolf Apprentice by Ichimon Izumi
In this richly imagined forest-world, peopled by beasts, humans, and hunters, the legendary red-haired hunter, nicknamed “Red Riding Hood,” encounters a strange girl, half-human, half-beast. Despite being barely able to communicate, the two forge a bond and Red Riding Hood takes on a new apprentice. Join them on their journey as they overcome the walls between them, despite belonging to different species, and learn to survive in a sometimes scary, always magical fantasy universe.


Debuts December 11! Crocodile Baron by Takuya Okada
His name is Alfred J. Donson, novelist and crocodile. Together with his very good friend (who is a rabbit), he undertakes gentlemanly adventures in culinary excellence throughout Japan, encountering other intriguing denizens of the animal kingdom along the way. With delightfully drawn talking-animal characters, Crocodile Baron demonstrates the absolute importance of good taste and that sometimes it takes an animal to show us how to be truly civilized!


 

 

10 Years of Kodansha Comics
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of Kodansha Comics, we will be launching a new project that each month starting January 2019, we’ll feature some of the classic and most iconic Kodansha Comics series by having exclusive contents, special deals, and sweepstakes.

Also, the first three focus titles for the campaign was announced!
January 2019: AKIRA
February 2019: Battle Angel Alita
March 2019: Sailor Moon

More details on the 10th anniversary project is coming soon! Stay tuned at KodanshaComics.com for more details.

New licensing announcements—Kodansha Comics

Cardcaptor Sakura Collector’s Edition- Coming Summer 2019
The new release of the classic graphic novel series from revered creators CLAMP, featuring a newly-revised translation, high-quality art and lettering, and all the color pages from the original Japanese run. Each hardcover will also include new cover art by CLAMP and a  “clow card,” and Kodansha teased that readers who collect all nine volumes are in for a special treat!


Tales of Berseria: Coming Summer 2019
A four-volume adaptation of popular RPG Tales of Berseria, by artist Nobu Aonagi. Bandai Namco Entertainment released Tales of Berseria on the Playstation 4 and PC in North American in January 2017


Fate: Grand/Order: Coming Summer 2019
A two-volume series based on Type-Moon’s popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order, titled Fate/Grand Order -mortalis:stella, by creator Shiramine. Fate/Grand Order has been available on mobile platforms iOS and Android in English since June 2017.


Princess Jellyfish Box Set coming Summer 2019
A collector’s box set of their hit story about geek girls in Tokyo, Princess Jellyfish. The complete series box set will feature all nine paperback volumes of Akiko Higashimura’s acclaimed series, which was adapted into an anime in 2010 before becoming an English-language bestseller in 2016.


New licensing announcements—Vertical

Masquerade and the Nameless Woman: Coming Jan 2019
Formerly titled “Serial Killer Detective”
Rising-star detective Yuri meets her match when a trusted police confidante, a brilliant psychoanalyst, slightly botches a murder and refuses to claim it for his serial-killer persona. The victim, an enigmatic young woman, turns out to have been no slouch, either.

Katanagatari vol 2 – coming May 2019
Long ago the masterful swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki crafted 1000 blades, though his twelve final works, the legendary deviant blades were prime among the rest. All with uniquely defined traits, these swords are among the greatest in Japan.

Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Japan – coming May, 2019
Sherlock Holmes travels to Japan where he teams up with the first Prime Minister of Japan, Hirobumi Ito to solve an international mystery.

Nekomonogatari White audio book – coming early 2019


 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorful Dreams by VOFAN – Oct 2019
Appraised by the fans around the world as “The Magician of Light from Taiwan”, VOFAN is famously known for using vibrant art style with unique camera techniques in his artworks.
Main illustrator for NISIOISIN’s novel series for over a decade including the Monogatari Series.
Color Dreams complies his best personal works into this artbook.
Brand NEW cover for U.S. version and photographs

 

“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live is going to New York City & Washington, D.C.!

We are pleased to announce that “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” The Super Live will premiere in New York City and Washington, D.C. in March 2019!
Please stay tuned on our website and Instagram for upcoming news!

★The Super Live Official Instagram
@sailormoon_thesuperlive

★The Super Live Information
http://sailormoon-official.com/stage/superlive/

 

A new video message from Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)!
We’ve revealed the new video message from Hiro Mashima (the creator of Fairy Tail) to the Fairy Tail fans about the final season of the anime!

 

 

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Con season ain’t over yet! On November 16-18, Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics team up again to go to AnimeNYC (Javits Center, New York) to deliver you more manga, manga, and MANGA! Come visit us at booth #627 to get your hands on new & pre-street books, sweet con exclusives, deals, and gifts-with-purchase! 

Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Booth #627!


PRESTREETS & NEW RELEASES!

Attack on Titan Volume 26
Boarding School Juliet Volume 2
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 5
EDENS ZERO Volume 1
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku Volume 3
Katanagatari Volume 1
MONOGATARI Series Box Set Limited Edition
Summer Wars Complete Edition

CON EXCLUSIVE MERCH!

Devils’ Line manuscript replica set
Attack on Titan poster set
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime acrylic keyholder set
Monogatari Series poster set
Pop Team Epic merchandise
APOSIMZ poster set

BOOTH ACTIVITIES!

EDENS ZERO global pin (USA Edition) with Kodansha Comics newsletter sign up! …Details
Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Manga Gallery
SharingBox Photo Booth
& MORE!

PLUS – DON’T MISS OUR THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS A SLIME BOOTH #623!

Kodansha Comics is also teaming up with our pals at Yen Press to bring you a special booth dedicated to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime manga and light novels! There will be lots of fun activities and con-exclusive deals including:

  • Sign up for the Yen Press and/or Kodansha Comics newsletters and receive a manga/novel poster
  • Buy 1 manga and 1 novel as a set and get a Rimuru handwarmer
  • Draw your own slime wall 
  • Photo contest & MORE!


PANELS!

Saturday, November 17

Kodansha Comics & Vertical Comics Present Manga … of the FUTURE
Two of the world’s top English-language manga publishers, behind hits like Sailor Moon, Chi’s Sweet Home, Attack on Titan, and Gundam: The Origin, join forces to take you on a journey into the future of manga! See what Kodansha and Vertical have lined up for their print and digital programs in 2019, ask your questions to the people who make the manga you love, and win cool prizes and books from your favorite series.

Date Saturday November 17
Time 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Location Panel Room 2

Vertical presents KATANAGATARI launch event
Come join Vertical Inc as we talk about our latest NISIOISIN novel, KATANAGATARI, with special guest and award winning translator Sam Bett.
Date Saturday November 17

Time 1:45PM-2:30PM
Location Panel Room 3

Funimation Presents: Fairy Tail Final Season Panel & SimulDub™ Episode Premiere
Meet the voices of Natsu, Lucy, and Happy as well as the ADR Director for the entire Fairy Tail series. Join us for an exciting panel with voice actors Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Tia Ballard, and Director Tyler Walker and a chance to see the newest SimulDub™ episode from Fairy Tail’s Final Season before it’s available anywhere else. Plus, Q&A and free Fairy Tail promo items! A must-go panel for all the Fairy Tail fans!
Date Saturday November 17
Time 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location Main Stage

Announcements from New York Comic Con 2018!


UPDATE — October 6!

Hey! We just made some cool announcements yesterday at our industry panel— where, besides the new licensing announcements recapped below, we had a special guest from Japan, Yohei Takami, the editor-in-chief of Monthly Shonen Magazine and founding editor of Noragami, to talk about his experience of working with Harold Sakuishi, who received this year’s International Spotlight Award at the Harvey Awards for his groundbreaking music manga BECK

Digital-first announcements

Debuts October 2nd! Are You Lost? by Kentaro Okamoto and Riri Sagara
Because of a plane crash … starting today, we’re spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There’s nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high-school-girl survival story of courage and knowledge. We’re actually doing pretty well! Volume 1 includes: how to eat cicadas, how to build traps, a simple allergy test, how to eat hermit crabs, etc. (original Japanese title: Sounan desuka?)

Debuts October 9th! Kira-kun Today by Rin Mikimoto  
For one short year, haplessly awkward, cockatiel-toting Nino has to keep watch over class joker and nextdoor neighbor, Kira-kun. Can Kira-kun—who harbors a terrible secret—find it in himself to open up and learn something new from Nino, or will she be consumed by his world? Find out in this touching tale of two fates that intertwine to become the “closest love to Heaven”—the latest from Rin Mikimoto (Kiss Me at the Stroke of MidnightLove’s Reach)!  (original Japanese title: Kyou no Kira-kun)

Debuts October 16th! Tokyo Revengers by Ken Wakui
Watching the news, Takemichi Hanagaki learns that his girlfriend from way back in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, has died. The only girlfriend he ever had was just killed by a villainous group known as the Tokyo Manji Gang. He lives in a crappy apartment with thin walls, and his six-years-younger boss treats him like an idiot. Plus, he’s a complete and total virgin … At the height of his rock-bottom life, he suddenly time-leaps twelve years back to his middle school days!! To save Hinata, and change the life he spent running away, hopeless part-timer Takemichi must aim for the top of Kanto’s most sinister delinquent gang!!

Debuts October 23rd! Forest of Piano by Makoto Isshiki
This is a story about a piano, pitifully abandoned in the woods, and a young boy, Kai, who grew up playing it as his favorite toy. While Kai cannot even read sheet music, one day, he meets Shuhei Amamiya, an aspiring child pianist who transfers schools from Tokyo, and their music teacher, Sosuke Ajino. Ajino was also once a gifted pianist, until a tragic accident stole his promising future from him forever. Each from a different background, the trio’s personalities gravitate to one another and rebound. All the while, the piano sits patiently, awaiting a hand to play it.

Also debuts October 23rd! Mikami-sensei’s Way of Love by Hiro Aikawa
Without a single boyfriend in sixteen years, Natsume has zero relationship experience … and it’s all thanks to her super overprotective neighbor—high school teacher, Mikami-sensei!! Whether at home or at school, Natsume is always being manipulated by his strangely overbearing affections. But while it may have seemed like sibling love at first, their relationship soon takes an unexpected turn … ! (original Japanese title: Mikami-sensei no aishikata)

Debuts October 3oth! Princess Resurrection Nightmare by Yasunori Mitsunaga
With her flowing black dress, roaring chainsaw, and android, werewolf, vampire, and blood warrior at her service … the Princess of Monsters is back! Yasunori Mitsunaga’s masterpiece, Princess Resurrection, is hereby resurrected for a new series!

New licensing announcements—Kodansha Comics

I’m Standing on A Million Lives by Akinari Nao and Naoki Yamakawa
Releases in print May 2019. Volumes 1-3 currently available on digital. Check out free chapter 1 preview.  The digital-first hit comes to print! A teenage loner boy gets transported into a fantasy world with his two scary female classmates. The girls find themselves as a wizard and a warrior, but he’s woken up as … a farmer?! How will be become a hero now? 
An original fantasy-action adventure manga for fans of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Magus of the Library by Mitsu Izumi
Releases July 2019. An all-ages story about one boy and the (literal) magic of reading set in a lushly-detailed Arabian Nights-inspired fantasy world! The whole villages mocks the poor little elf boy, calling him “Knife-Ears.” His only solace is in sneaking into the small branch library to read. Then one day, he meets Sedona, a librarian at the magical central library, who will sweep him away into a world of new knowledge and adventures! 

O Maidens in Your Savage Season by Mari Okada and Nao Emoto
Releases April 2019. Legendary anime creator Mari Okada (anohana, Maquia, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) makes her manga series debut with a moving, funny, so-true-it’s-embarrassing story of high school girls coming of age together. 
The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, “What’s one thing you want to do before you die?” One of the girls blurts out, “Sex.” Little do they know, the whirlwind unleashed by that word pushes each of these girls, with different backgrounds and personalities, onto their own clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths toward adulthood.

New licensing announcements—Vertical Comics

The Golden Sheep by Kaori Ozaki
Releases September 2019. From the creator of Gods LieTsugu-chan is separated from her friends (Sora, Yuushin and Asari) when she moves away. After a few years, she finally returns and is happy to be reunited with them. Tsugu-chan believes that her friends didn’t change, but that doesn’t turn out to be the case.  Themes of changes in life, friendship and bullying.

Don’t Mess with Me, Nagatoro by Nanashi
Releases November 2019. Mischievous Nagatoro-san always bugs Senpai to get a reaction out of him. What is her motivation? Does she just want to create misery for Senpai? Or maybe she secretly likes him?

Voices of a Distant Star (Novel) Original story by Makoto Shinkai, adapted by Arata Kanoh
Releases July 2019. Great novel for Makoto Shinkai and Voices of a Distant Star fans! The manga adaptation of Voices of a Distant Star is currently available in print and digitalThis story narrates the story from a tangent. It also fills in a lot of the gaps and answers many questions present in the manga/OVA. 

Harvey Awards 2018

Congratulations to Harold Sakuishi (creator of BECK, Seven Shakespeares) for receiving this year’s International Creator Spotlight Award at the Harvey Awards for his achievements in creating the groundbreaking music manga, BECK!

Harold Sakuishi (BECK) meets Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) at the Harvey Awards 2018. 

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New York Comic Con is just around the corner, and that means another NYCC of epic new panels, news announcements, con-exclusive goods, and more from Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics! In New York October 4 through 7? Look for our Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics booth (#2109) and events at New York Comic Con and Anime Fest, featuring The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network, Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, APOSIMZ, BECK creator Harold Sakuishi, and more!

GUESTS!

Harold Sakuishi It’s been announced that Harold Sakuishi (BECK, Seven Shakespeares) is receiving the International Spotlight Award from the Harvey Awards this year. He will also be making appearances at New York Comic Con as a ComiXology Originals guest—doing signings at the comiXology booth (Artists Alley #1B5), appearing at the  International Creator Spotlight panel, and meeting you in person! For more details on Harold Sakuishi’s rare Stateside appearance, click here

 

Kodansha Comics’s BECK and Seven Shakespeares are now both available exclusively as comiXology Originals!

The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network Creators The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network is debuting at this year’s NYCC (on-sale date: October 21,) the minds behind this brand-new original comics anthology will be sharing the process behind the making of this project. Plus they will be doing signings at the Kodansha Comics booth (#2109) several times throughout the NYCC weekend. Here are the list of guests: 

Alejandro Arbona –– Editor, Black Magick, Old Guard
David Lopez –– Artist, Mystic, New Mutants
Brenden Fletcher –– Writer, Batgirl, Motor Crush
Genevieve Valentine ––Writer, Mechanique, Catwoman
Alex de Campi ––Writer, Smoke, No Mercy

SIGNINGS at the Kodansha Comics Booth (#2109)
Come and get your fresh copy of The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network signed by the creators!
Friday, October 5, 5-6 pm
Saturday, October 6, 5:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, October 7, 11:00-12:00pm

Make sure to grab a copy of The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network debuting at NYCC, or preorder now

PANELS!

Thursday, October 4

Sailor Moon Presented by Kodansha Comics
The original Sailor Moon manga returns this year in a beautiful, definitive Eternal Edition, and this is your chance to see what’s in store! Come see new cover illustrations, color pages that have never been printed in any English edition, and details and videos about Sailor Moon live shows and concerts. Plus, ask some of the Sailor Moon Eternal Edition localization team your questions and win fabulous prizes straight from Japan!
Date Thursday, October 4
Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location  Anime Fest – Main Stage

Friday, October 5

The Kodansha Comics and Vertical Comics Big 2019 Mangastravaganza
The publishers of classics like Akira, Sailor Moon, and Battle Angel Alita, as well as new hits like Attack on Titan, APOSIMZ, Pop Team Epic, and Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku, reveal their exciting slate of titles for 2019 for the first time. Don’t miss this chance to be the first to see where manga in the US is headed next! Talk to the editors and publishers of your favorite series, get free manga samplers, and win fun, exclusive prizes straight from Japan.
Date Friday, October 5
Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location Javits Center, Room 1A24

Saturday, October 6

Making Manga: From Mind to Magazine to Your Bookshelf
A team of manga professionals presents a unique inside look at how your favorite Japanese comics are created. Learn about the differences between American comics and manga, then experience a live demonstration featuring the translation, design, and lettering of an English-language manga. Ask a question and you could win a free book! Presented by Kodansha Comics.
Date Saturday, October 6
Time 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location  Anime Fest – Mirai Stage

Master manga creator Harold Sakuishi has built a storied decades-long career with his kinetic style and award-winning manga, like the musically charged BECK and historical drama Seven Shakespeares—both available via ComiXology Originals. Join comiXologists Matt Kolowski and Kiersten Wing in this rare chance to hear from renowned mangaka Harold Sakuishi in an intimate and wide-reaching conversation, along with Sakuishi’s editor at Kodansha, Yohei Takami, and Kodansha USA’s Misaki Kido—it’s a panel no manga fan can miss!
Date Saturday, October 6
Time 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Location Javits Center, Room 1A02

The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network Creator Panel
Meet the minds behind this brand-new original comics anthology, supervised by The Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune, including Alex de Campi (Twisted Romance), Brenden Fletcher (Motor Crush, Batgirl), David López (All-New Wolverine), and Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman). Speak with the writers and editors about their contributions to the Ghost in the Shell world, and see the future of Section 9!
Date Saturday, October 6
Time 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location Javits Center, Room 1A24

Kodansha Comics / Vertical Comics Booth #2109!

WHAT’S FOR SALE? 

PRESTREETS!

APOSIMZ, volume 1
Battle Angel Alita, Deluxe Edition volume 5

Battle Angel Alita: Holy Night and Other Stories
The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network


CON EXCLUSIVE MERCH!

Attack on Titan Poster Set
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Enamel Pin Set
Cells at Work! Acrylic Keychain Set
Devils’ Line Manuscript Replica
Pop Team Epic Chara Dice

Pop Team Epic Selfie Sticks
Pop Team Epic Acrylic Stamps

FREEBIES*!

EDENS ZEROglobal pin (the US Edition) with Kodansha Comics newsletter sign up! …Details
 Kodansha Comics x Vertical Comics con exclusive tote bagwith gift with purchase of $25 or more
The Seven Deadly Sins, Devils’ Line, or Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Cardmini shikishi free with purchase
Pop Team Epic keychain with purchase of Pop Team Epic volume 1
& MORE!
*while supplies last.

PLUS – DON’T MISS OUR OFFICIAL SAILOR MOON POP UP SHOP!
Visit Kodansha Comics at NYCC Javits Center Booth #2109 to pick up a Sailor Moon discount flyer couponand exclusive Sailor Moon merchandise straight from Japan, such as Moon Stick, original illustration hand towel, handkerchief, and more!


Sailor MoonEternal Edition is available now from Kodansha Comics!