SDCC: exclusives, freebies, events

Hey, what's that out by the water? It's San Diego Comic-Con! Come see us at the Kodansha Comics / Vertical Booth #1631 in the San Diego Convention Center July 19-23. 



Mondo X Kodansha Comics Attack on Titan limited-edition posters
Just announced! Mondo unveiled their series of SDCC-exclusive posters today and one of 'em is this horrifying Attack on Titan 18" x 36" screen-print poster by Matt Taylor! The variant version (former depicted) goes on sale at the Mondo SDCC booth (#835) and the regular version (latter) releases online at during the con. Very limited—variant version limited to  an edition of 150, regular version limited to 225.


Kodansha Comics Attack on Titan T-shirts and enamel pins 
Come get 'em at the Kodansha Comics booth (#1631), available nowhere else!

Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set pre-order
Yes, we will be taking preorders at the Kodansha Comics booth (#1631) for the hotly anticipated Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set (to be fulfilled by the good guys at RightStuf). That ain't all: everyone who preorders at SDCC will be getting this killer con-exclusive Akira enamel pin set* (above)!
*Limited to 500

More exclusives: available at Kodansha Comics / Vertical Booth (#1631)
The Ghost in the Shell T-shirts featuring illustration by Shirow Masamune
Chi's Sweet Home enamel pins from Vertical 
Monogatari mini 5-poster set from Vertical

These books will be on sale at our booth (#1631) before they hit stores!

Attack on Titan volume 22 (streets August 1)
She and Her Cat (streets August 1) 

Love and Lies volume 1 (streets August 22)
Devils' Line volume 8 (streets August 15) 

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 1 (streets August 22) 
Queen Emeraldas volume 2 (streets July 25) 


Mini-shikishi Gift with Purchase
1 of 2 different shikishi with every purchase, while supplies last.

Princess Jellyfish FTW!
Akiko Higashimura's Princess Jellyfish is up for an Eisner Award!  Support Princess Jellyfish by repping this cool tote bag, available for 5 bucks or as a gift with purchase of any Princess Jellyfish manga at our booth.


And speaking of Princess Jellyfish, the estimable Yumi Sukemune, Japanese editor of the series, will joining us on the Kodansha Comics Panel to share an in-depth look into the creative process between manga artist and editor.

Kodansha Comics Panel
Saturday, July 22 
Room 8

 The Attack on Titan Quest #AoTQuest 
And back by popular demand, this time the Attack on Titan Quest takes place in the exhibitor hall of San Diego Comic-Con. Visit Kodansha Comics Booth #1631 to join the quest. 

Starting prize: exclusive Attack on Titan bag
Finishing prize: exclusive Attack on Titan Quest medal

At last—Attack on Titan 16 on sale now! Special Edition cover by Walking Dead’s Tony Moore


The wait is over—Attack on Titan volume 16 is on sale now! Links to the print and digital editions here.

Or better yet, get the whole package with the Attack on Titan 16 Special Edition with Playing Cards. This exclusive edition features a terrifying exclusive variant dust jacket by Tony Moore​—co-creator of The Walking Dead and the artist behind Fear Agent—and a set of 54 premium playing cards, each with a different piece of color art from the series. The cards are printed by US Playing Card Company on the same stock and press as their world-famous Bicycle cards. 

Wait there's more! … Four months from now, on December 1, look for the Attack on Titan 17 Special Edition, featuring an exclusive DVD containing an Attack on Titan episode never before released in the U.S. The DVD will contain the half-hour episode "Ilse’s Notebook," a side story animated from the same producers and voice actors as the hit anime series!

This is the first time a side story from the manga has been animated. It was previously only available as part of a limited-edition manga package in Japan. The Attack on Titan 17 Special Edition will be the only way this episode will be available in English, so mark your calendars!

Kodansha Launches New Series From Creator of Oh My Goddess!

New York, NY (July 14, 2015) – At their panel at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Kodansha Comics announced English editions of a new series from creator Kosuke Fujishima, Paradise Residence.

Paradise Residence is a new manga from the creator of Oh My Goddess! and You’re Under Arrest,  Kosuke Fujishima. It follows Hatsune Takanashi—a clumsy schoolgirl who attends the Kitsuka Boarding School—and her trials living in the all-girls dormitory. This new series will debut in March 2016, and will be published in an oversized format.