BECK creator Harold Sakuishi coming to New York Comic Con 2018!

Just announced! Harold Sakuishi, legendary manga creator of BECK and Seven Shakespeares, is going to attend New York Comic Con 2018 October 4-7!

Harold Sakuishi has published several award-winning works in his native Japan, but his name will probably be forever entwined with his groundbreaking marriage of manga and indie rock,
BECK, which is currently being published in English by comiXology Originals and Kodansha Comics. This is a rare Stateside appearance by the manga legend!


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

“I’m really honored to be able to attend as special an event as New York Comic Con.
A lot of influences from America—music, movies, culture—went into BECK.
It’s been eleven years since I last visited New York. I’m really looking forward to seeing it again. Thank you!” — Harold Sakuishi 

About Harold Sakuishi
Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Harold Sakuishi has built one of the most storied careers in all of manga, starting in 1987, when his Souwaikan (That’s Not Going to Happen) won the Tetsuya Chiba Excellent Newcomers Award. Subsequent works include Gorillaman (winner of the Kodansha Manga Award in 1990), Bakaichi, Stopper Busujima, and RiN, but probably Sakuishi’s name will forever be entwined with his groundbreaking marriage of manga and indie rock—BECK, which  later became a global sensation as a hit anime series. His current ongoing serial, Seven Shakespeares, which speculates on the true identity of the Bard of Elizabethan England, is now being published in English, along with BECK, as part of the comiXology Originals line.


See Harold Sakuishi at NYCC 2018!

International Creator Spotlight – Harold Sakuishi
Master Manga creator Harold Sakuishi has amazed fans for decades 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 for an intimate and wide-reaching conversation with renowned mangaka Harold Sakuishi, and special guests, Yohei Takami (Chief Editor, Kodansha) and Misaki Kido (Kodansha) – it’s a panel no Manga fan can miss!
Date: 10/6/2018
Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: 1A02

SIGNINGS in Artist Alley at the ComiXology Booth (#1B5)
Thursday 10/4 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Friday 10/5 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Saturday 10/6 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Get Your Limited Edition BECK pins for FREE! 
Update 10/2 Today ComiXology Originals announced Harold Sakuishi will be signing FREE limited-edition BECK pins at NYCC 2018! Be sure to come by the ComiXology Booth in Artist Alley (#1B5) during Harold Sakuishi’s signing to get this special commemorative pin set autographed! 



Harold Sakuishi Sale on ComiXology! 
If you’ve been meaning to read up on Sakuishi’s materpieces, now is the perfect chance! Because on October 2, brand-new, never-before-translated volumes of BECK (volumes 15-22) as well as Seven Shakespeares (volumes 5-6) are launching as a part of the ComiXology Originals lineup—available exclusively as digital editions on ComiXology and Kindle. And ALL the volumes, including these new ones, are going to be up to 50% off! (Sale ends 10/8.)

Kodansha Comics at New York Comic Con: events, exclusives, free stuff!

No question: Hiro Mashima is the anime/manga headliner at New York Comic Con this year. But celebrating the finale of Fairy Tailone of the great manga epics, isn't all Kodansha Comics is about—we've got a lot else going on too!

Come see us at Booth #2109 at Javits Convention Center in NYC October 5-8, and one of us will give you the NYCC lowdown! But if you want a quick preview and/or you can't be there but are dyin' to know what's happening anyway … here's your cheatsheet:


Click here for a complete list of Hiro Mashiima's personal appearances and signings in New York City October 5-8. Check for updates!

"The World of Fairy Tail" Art Exhibition
October 5-8, New York Comic Con, Javits Center, Kodansha Comics Booth #2109
We'll be celebrating Hiro Mashima and his completion of Fairy Tail throughout New York Comic Con with a special “The World of Fairy Tail” art gallery exhibition at the Kodansha Comics booth (#2109). The exhibition will display curated manga art from throughout Mashima’s legendary Fairy Tail run, with a second display in NYCC’s Artist Alley (table C14)

Classic SF Manga featuring Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, Ghost in the Shell, & Battle Angel Alita
Friday October 6 at 5:15pm, Room 1A24

The holy trinity of cyberpunk manga are all back and better than ever from Kodansha Comics! Be the first ever to see the Akira 35th Anniversary Edition Box Set in person. Meet big-name contributors to the upcoming original graphic novel The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network. And exciting news for fans of the cyber-martial arts epic Battle Angel Alita! Plus free books and exclusive promo items straight from Japan.

Kodansha Comics featuring Fairy Tail and Sailor Moon
Sunday October 8 at 4:00pm, Room 1A06

The U.S. arm of Japan's largest book publisher reveals new art and new manga licenses and gives away a slew of free stuff! Plus a tribute to Fairy Tail upon its final chapter and more information about the major new releases Land of the Lustrous and the Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, plus a chance to speak with the editorial and publishing team face-to-face.

Where: Kodasha Comics/Vertical Booth #2109

NYCC 2017 Commemorative Fairy Tail tote bag 
free with any Kodansha Comics email signup

Fairy Tail mini-shikishi featuring a new illo by Hiro Mashima 
free with any purchase

The Art of Fairy Tail mini-artbook 
free with any purchase over $50

Happy pin 
Available at Funimation booth (#542)!

Manga Samplers

8×11 artcards

Where: Kodasha Comics/Vertical Booth #2109

Enamel Pin limited-edition sets: Fairy Tail — 2 different designs

Limited-edition ​Fairy Tail genga replicas — 2 designs

Limited-edition Fairy Tail deluxe poster

Fairy Tail mini-poster set

Fairy Tail Ultimate Exclusives Bundle 
You can get ALL the Fairy Tail NYCC exclusives
PLUS bundle exclusives:
Fairy Tail Lanyard and pin!

Pre-street books from Kodansha Comics
Ghost in the Shell README: 1995-2017
Attack on Titan: No Regrets 
Complete Color Edition
Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition, Volume 1
Fairy Tail Master Edition, Volume 5
Fairy Tail S, Volume 1
Inuyashiki, Volume 9
To Your Eternity, Volume 1

Pre-street books from Vertical Comics
Ajin: Demi-HumanVolume 10
Devils' Line, Volume 9
Imperfect Girl, Volume 1
Helvetica Standard BoldVolume 1
The Flowers of Evil—CompleteVolume 1


What’s Happening at New York Comic Con?

Look for Kodansha Comics at NYCC—right here in our hometown! Here's a list of everything that we’ll be up to:

AoT Anthology panel

Check out just what it was we announced Thursday at The Biggest Attack on Titan Manga Announcement Ever

Kodansha Comics Panel
Sat Oct 10 | 12:15-1:15 | Room 1A01
In a special treat, Noragami: Stray God editor Yohei Takami, fresh from Tokyo, gives an unprecedented editorial sneak peek of an upcoming chapter of Noragami! In addition, we’ll have announcements of new licenses for 2016 and a discussion with the imprint's editorial team. Join in the Q&A afterwards—you could win a special prize! Starring: Ben Applegate, Kana Koide, Noelle Webster, Ajani Oloye, David Yoo, Haruko Hashimoto, and Alvin Lu. 

Stop by the Kodansha Comics booth (#2109) for exclusive gifts, early releases, or just to chat!

Photo Op
You don’t need to cosplay to leave NYCC with some amazing photos in character! We’ll be setting up photo standees at the Kodansha Comics booth that’ll let you and your friends put your faces into hit series Attack on Titan and Noragami: Stray God! Come with your friends in cosplay for an even greater photo op!

New Releases
We’ll have early copies of Fairy Tail: Master’s Edition; Noragami; LDK; Kiss Him, Not Me; Junji Ito’s Cat Diary; and more!

Noragami Art Card SDS Art Card r2

Con Exclusives
Buy any manga at our booth and you’ll receive a free manga sampler, a pack of temporary tattoos from Attack on Titan and other hit series, plus one of the following three convention exclusives:

A premium art card featuring an illustration never seen in color in the U.S. before, from Noragami: Stray God or The Seven Deadly Sins!

A beautiful, full-color poster featuring the variant cover art from Attack on Titan 16 Special Edition, by Tony Moore (The Walking Dead)!

• We’ll also have free posters from Inuyashiki, Noragami, and Ninja Slayer Kills to give away!

7DS bookmarks

The Seven Deadly Sins Bookmarks from Japan
Sign up for the Kodansha Comics e-newsletter (or show us that you’ve already signed up) and get a special Seven Deadly Sins bookmark from Japan!

See you there!