New Year, New Manga Sale Kicks-off 2021 with Largest Digital Manga Sale of the Year! (Ends 1/18)

Start the year with tons of manga at a great price until 1/18!

To celebrate the New Year, we’re discounting more than 3000 select digital manga titles up to 50% off at participating digital retailers Bookwalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, Nook and izneo, during the New Year, New Manga sale!

Fans can take advantage of this line-wide sale to stock-up and read beyond the anime for series like Attack on Titan (now in its final season), Fire Force, Gleipnir, Drifting Dragons, Wave, Listen to Me! & more. Not only that but fans can also pick-up hit debuts from 2020 including Don’t Toy With Me Miss Nagatoro, With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun, A Sign of Affection, The Hero Life of a (Self-Proclaimed) “Mediocre” Demon! and so much more.

But, be sure to take advantage of this sale, it won’t last long.  Sale runs from from January 5 – 18th!

 

Our “Highlights of 2019” Digital Sale! Ends 12/30!

Highlights of 2019 Digital Sale: 20 Kodansha Comics and Vertical digital series up to 50% off!

5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1 … oh snap! Before we say sayonara to 2019, we wanted to relive some of our best memories from the past year … but so much to choose from, it was tough task! But! We managed to refine it down to 20 series that kinda summed up how special a year it was in ’19—with apologies to your favorite series that didn’t make the list. And you can relive the memories too (and get into series you’ve been meaning to get into, natch) with our Highlights of 2019 Digital Sale with up to 50% off all digital volumes from our featured series, at our digital partners BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kindle, MyAnimeList, and nook! Sale ends December 30th!

2019 Highlights from Kodansha Comics

Fire Force
Witch Hat Atelier
The Seven Deadly Sins
EDENS ZERO
FAIRY TAIL: 100 Years Quest
Battle Angel Alita
Quintessential Quintuplets
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Hitorijime My Hero
Vinland Saga

2019 Highlights from Vertical

BAKEMONOGATARI (manga)
The Golden Sheep
Kino’s Journey
Flying Witch
5 Centimeters Per Second
Chi’s Sweet Home
Chi’s Sweet Adventures
Colorful Dreams*
Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro
TSUKIMONOGATARI

(*discount available only on BookWalker, comiXology, and MyAnimeList)

From all of us as Kodansha Comics and Vertical … HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

Get your Shonen Magazine T-shirts now at UNIQLO stores!

Why just read manga when you can wear it? MANGA UT (UNIQLO T-shirts) launches Shonen Magazine T-shirts TODAY!

Weekly Shonen Magazine + UNIQLO are releasing 14 different designs of Shonen Magazine T-shirts! Inspired by six popular manga series—Hajime no Ippo, Fairy Tail, The Seven Deadly Sins, Attack on Titan, Negima!, and Shota no Sushi, the shirts are available at UNIQLO Stores worldwide in sizes XXS-XXL and up to XXXL through UNIQLO.com. Get your fresh merch now and represent your favorite manga series just in time for the fall convention season!

… and it’s GIVEAWAY time!

10 lucky winners will win a pair of T-Shirts! To enter, do the following:

• follow both Kodansha Comics and UNIQLO USA accounts Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (see below)
• tag one friend in the comments
• mention which T-shirt of the full collection HERE that you would like to win
• name any of your favorite manga series!

Winners will be randomly selected and notified via DM to confirm mailing address, size, and T-shirt design. Giveaway ends August 30th at 5 pm EDT.

Facebook: @KodanshaComics  @uniqlo.us
Instagram: @kodansha_comics  @uniqlousa
twitter: @kodanshaUSA  @UniqloUSA

Good luck and thank you all for celebrating Weekly Shonen Magazine’s 60th birthday with us!

 

The Seven Deadly Sins Digital Manga Sale! All volumes up to 50% off! (Ends 5/13)

Wanna check out The Seven Deadly Sins but unsure where to start? Been a fan of the anime and looking to catch up on the manga? Here’s the best deal for you: This week, we’re having The Seven Deadly Sins Sale, where all volumes of the Kodansha Comics classic series are up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. (Sale ends May 13.)

Here’s Chapter 1 of the The Seven Deadly Sins manga for FREE!

The Seven Deadly Sins Volumes 1-31 are available now from Kodansha Comics — look for Volume 32 coming out May 14!

Sweepstakes, Color Image Gallery, special message from Nakaba Suzuki (creator of The Seven Deadly Sins) & MORE!
Celebrate 10 years of Kodansha Comics with The Seven Deadly Sins May!

Join the Drawing Knighthood! Enter the The Seven Deadly Sins Worldwide Fan Art Contest!

Join the Drawing Knighthood! The Seven Deadly Sins Drawing Knighthood is back and wants to see your The Seven Deadly Sins fan art!

Send your The Seven Deadly Sins fan art to contest@kodanshacomics.com for a chance to have your fan art featured in an upcoming Japanese (and later English) volume of The Seven Deadly Sins—and for a chance to win a signed clear file or an exclusive signed shikishi from The Seven Deadly Sins creator, Nakaba Suzuki-sensei!

Note: Prize image not final

Entry Period: Entries will be accepted from Friday, May 10, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019.

How to Enter: Email your fan art submission with your name and mailing address (street address, city, state) to contest@kodanshacomics.com. Winners will be notified in early August 2019.

Be sure to also tag us and share your fan art with us on social media on Twitter at @KodanshaUSA or Instagram at @kodansha_comics! #SDSFanArtContest2019    

Entries will be accepted until June 30, 2019, so fire up your pens, pencils, and tablets!

ICYMI: Our Kodansha Comics 10th Anniversary spotlight title for the month of May is The Seven Deadly Sins! Check out our blog post for a chance to enter our The Seven Deadly Sins sweepstakes, snag a Rightstuf exclusive pin, see brand-new, exclusive The Seven Deadly Sins content, and more!

10 Years of Kodansha Comics—May Spotlight: The Seven Deadly Sins

 

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!

The Seven Deadly Sins Volumes 1-31 are available now from Kodansha Comics — and look for Volume 32 coming out May 14!

Our May Spotlight title is Nakaba Suzuki’s beloved, action-packed shonen series The Seven Deadly Sins! So what kind of “special surprises” do we have waiting for you this month? Check these out…

Surprise 1: Exclusive The Seven Deadly Sins pin!

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 exclusive The Seven Deadly Sins pins!

Visit Rightstuf and order any volume of The Seven Deadly Sins and you’ll receive an exclusive The Seven Deadly Sins pin for FREE! Available this month (May 2019) only or while supplies last.

Surprise 2: The Seven Deadly Sins Digital Sale

Have you been wanting to check out The Seven Deadly Sins but unsure where to start? Been a fan of the anime and looking to catch up on the manga? Here’s the best deal for you: This week, we’re having The Seven Deadly Sins Sale, where all volumes of the Kodansha classic series are up to 50% off at all of our digital retail partners: BookWalkercomiXology, Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, and nook. (Sale ends May 13.) …More Details 

Surprise 3: The Seven Deadly Sins Survey Sweepstakes!

Wanna know everything about The Seven Deadly Sins? Like following their entire adventure, from the past to present, manga to anime?  Well here’s your lucky chance: For the month of May only, ONE lucky winner will win: a set of The Seven Deadly Sins manga Volumes 1-32, both volumes of The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days, and one copy of The Seven Deadly Sins Season 1 Part 1 & Season 1 Part 2 Bluray/DVD, provided by our friends at Funimation! All you have to do is take this survey by May 31 to enter for a chance to win. …More Details

Surprise 4: Enter the The Seven Deadly Sins Worldwide Fan Art Contest!

The Seven Deadly Sins Drawing Knighthood is back and wants to see your The Seven Deadly Sins fan art!

Send your The Seven Deadly Sins fan art for a chance to have your fan art featured in an upcoming Japanese (and later English) volume of The Seven Deadly Sins— and for a chance to win a signed clear file or an exclusive signed shikishi from The Seven Deadly Sins creator, Nakaba Suzuki-sensei! …More Details

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About Nakaba Suzuki

Born in Fukushima, Japan on Feburary 8, 1977, Nakaba Suzuki debuted as a mangaka in 1994 in Weekly Shonen Jump Special ‘95 Spring Special (published by Shueisha). In 2012, he began serializing The Seven Deadly Sins in Weekly Shonen Magazine (Kodansha). Interesting fact: he’s one of the few manga artists who have serialized manga in all four major weekly manga magazines in Japan.
Then check out Kodansha Comics’ exclusive interview with Nakaba Suzuki from 2015! 

Surprise 5: The Seven Deadly Sins Color Image Gallery

Kodansha Comics is also proud to present a special The Seven Deadly Sins color image gallery! Click through the gallery below to see some never-before-seen color art of Meliodas, Elizabeth, and the rest of The Seven Deadly Sins!

That ain’t all—The Seven Deadly Sins creator Nakaba Suzuki also sent us this lovely message to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with us!

Thank you, Suzuki-sensei!

 

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!

 

 

 

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If you liked ___, then check out ___!

Kodansha Comics Gift Guide Part 2: If You Liked ___, Try ___!

There’s nothing like discovering a manga series that swiftly earns its place on your list of favorites. So when a series like that comes to an end, reading that last volume can be bittersweet and, when it’s all over, can make you think: 
So what am I supposed to read now?! If you’re like us and shed a tear at that last chapter of Fairy Tail or Princess Jellyfish, or if you’re—or someone you know is— looking to find a new series to add to your list of favorites, this week’s installment of our Holiday Gift Guide is sure to help you find just what you want to buy.

For the Fairy Tail Fan—Can’t get enough Fairy Tail? Have you been looking to read more manga from Hiro Mashima? If so, these three brand-new series and spin offs are perfect to add to your TBR pile!




NEW message from Hiro Mashima to the Fairy Tail fans! 

 


EDENS ZERO (Ages 13+)

It’s been not even a year since Fairy Tail ended, and shonen manga superstar Hiro Mashima is already back with a brand-new series that’s ready to become another fan favorite. If you loved the fist-pumping action, endearing cast of characters, and fantasy from Fairy Tail, EDENS ZERO offers all that and more—in space! EDENS ZERO revolves around Shiki, a boy who has lived his entire life among machines at Granbell Kingdom amusement park. One day, when his old homeland suddenly becomes too dangerous, Shiki joins a girl named Rebecca and her cat companion Happy on their spaceship, escaping into the boundless cosmos and beginning his epic journey to become an adventurer. So if you’re looking for an epic adventure, missed the heart-pounding guild action from Fairy Tail, or have been looking for a brand-new sci-fi manga that reaches for the stars (literally!), you won’t want to miss checking out EDENS ZERO. (Plus, if you look closely, you might be able to see some familiar Fairy Tail faces in the background!)

 

EDENS ZERO Volume 1 is available now and Volume 2 comes out in February 2019!
Wanna read ahead? EDENS ZERO simulpub is available on comiXology and Crunchyroll Manga

 

 

 

 


Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods (Ages 13+)

One of the most awesome things about Fairy Tail was Mashima’s ability to create not only a great, compelling story, but with its wide cast of characters, fans were guaranteed to find at least one character they loved. So if you want to stay in the world of Fairy Tail a little longer, or if you happen to be a Laxus fan, Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods is the spin-off for you. Taking place in the mysterious aftermath of the disbanding of Fairy Tail, Laxus takes his Raijin Tribe to Blue Pegasus, where they quickly become popular new wizards. But when Ichiya is kidnapped, the tribe gets drawn into an inter-guild grudge match. If you’ve read the other Fairy Tail spin-offs and have yet to complete your collection, this final electrifying spin-off featuring Laxus and the rest of the Raijin Tribe in their very own adventure is the perfect note to complete your collection on.

 

Fairy Tail: Lightning Gods is available now in a single, complete volume!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiro Mashima’s Playground (Ages 13+)

If you’ve been on a search for a treasure-trove of Hiro Mashima manga, look no further than Hiro Mashima’s Playground. This super-stuffed collection includes eight never-before-seen tales from the master of shonen manga—including the one shot that would later become the Fairy Tail we all know and love today! At almost 400 pages of new adventures, from stories about love and magicians to devils and heroes, Hiro Mashima’s Playground is one wild ride you won’t want to miss!

 

Hiro Mashima’s Playground is available now in a single extra-large, complete volume!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For fans of sweet spin-offs and The Seven Deadly Sins—If a mix of sweet and shonen is what you’re after, look no further than The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days!

 

 

The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days (Ages 16+)

Nakaba Suzuki, creator of The Seven Deadly Sins, is not only great at creating a series with exciting twists and turns at every corner, but amidst all the action and tension he also develops amazing, compelling characters and their respective romantic relationships and histories—making The Seven Deadly Sins a series you can’t wait to read more of. And now, while you’re pausing between episodes of the newest anime season, make sure to sate your own hunger for more Sins with The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days. The official prequel manga to The Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days focuses on the fated relationship between Ban, the Seven Deadly Sins’ Fox’s Sin of Greed, and Elaine, the Fairy King’s sister. When Ban, a young, opportunistic thief, is drawn to the Fairy King’s Forest by the rumor that it holds the Fountain of Life, he meets the Saint of the Fountain, a young Fairy named Elaine, and soon finds that the treasure he most desires may not be the one he originally came to seek.

 

The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days is complete in two volumes—Volume 1 is available now, with Volume 2 coming December 2018!

 

 

 

For the Akiko Higashimura, josei, and geek girl fans—Whether you’re an Akiko Higashimura mega fan or have been searching for the next Kiss Him, Not Me! or Princess Jellyfish-esque series, these final two josei rom-coms are sure to have your manga neuroses working overtime.

 

 

Tokyo Tarareba Girls (Ages 16+)

If you ever wondered what Bridget Jones’s Diary or Sex and the City would have been like if adapted into a manga, Tokyo Tarareba Girls is your answer. This sharply funny, well-plotted, and empathic comedy follows struggling screenwriter Rinko and her two best friends as they fight to find true love. At 33, Rinko can’t help but lament over the fact that her career’s plateaued, she’s still painfully single, and she spends most of her nights drinking with her two best friends in their favorite pub. One night, in a booze-fueled delusion, Rinko swears to get married by the time the Tokyo Olympics roll around in 2020. But finding a man—or love—may be a cutthroat, dirty job for a romantic at heart!

 

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Volumes 1 through 3 are available now in print, with Volume 4 coming December 2018! (And the complete 9-volume run is available digitally!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku (Ages 16+)

If you’re an otaku, gamer, nerd in love, or lover of nerds in love, Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku is the perfect read. ICYM the anime premiere back in April, this otaku love story between childhood friends Narumi, who’s a fujoshi, and Hirotaka, a hardcore gaming otaku, instantly became a fan favorite—and with generously sized 2-in-1 volumes, the manga contains even more hysterical, adorably awkward moments between the two characters. After having every boyfriend she’s ever had dump her once they find out she’s an otaku, Narumi decides to go to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, Narumi comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But Hirotaka comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn’t she just date him instead?

 

Wotakoi: Love is Hard For Otaku Volumes 1 through 3 are available now!

 

 

 

Want to save big? Head on over to Books a Million for their Graphic Novels and Manga: Buy 2, Get 3rd Free Sale!

 

Stay tuned next week for the final installment of our gift guide, featuring our staff recommendation picks!

 

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!
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Sailor MoonEternal Edition is available now from Kodansha Comics!