Kodansha USA dumped a boatload of announcements during Anime NYC — over 20 titles they plan to bring to the US in English next year. These include the Western debut of the manga based on Miraculous, that French cartoon about the ladybug girl and the cat boy who flirt all the time yet never actually make a move. (If you’re still waiting for something to happen there, you really should have figured it out by now — it’s a gimmick, they will never get together so give up).
The landmark manga Record of Lodoss War has turned 30, and to celebrate the anniversary, its original creator Ryo Mizuno has written a new novel that takes place 100 years after the end of the original story. That novel has been turned into a manga itself and UDON Entertainment will be releasing it in English next year.
US manga localization titans Kodansha have just announced they’ve made arrangements for Hajime Isayama, creator of Attack On Titan, to make his first public appearance in the US. He waited until he’d finished the entire series to do this, but better late than never, right?
Manga publisher Kodansha has revealed three volumes it plans to publish digitally in English next month: Raised by the Demon Kings, The Cafe Terrace and its Goddesses, and Gamaran: Shuma. None are seasonally themed (well, that first one could be interpreted as such, but it’s not really “scary”).
Customers should not notice much of a difference, WITH ONE EXCEPTION — and it depends on the kind of customer you are. Right Stuf will henceforth cease to sell hentai, or for the clueless, Japanese porn. That material will be shuffled off to a new off-branch, Ero Anime, which will “carry the full line of the erotica content.” Got it? Also, use Google because we can’t really provide a link..
Today manga publisher Kodansha not only announced their digital offerings for next month, but their print offerings for nine months from now. This kind of makes for a fractured, schizophrenic update, but to keep things from getting too confusing, just remember: the stuff you can read in a couple weeks is at the bottom, while the stuff you have to wait a long time for is at the top.
Some manga stories are short, others are long. Some update all the time, and some have limited runs. And then there’s Hunter x Hunter. Created by Yu Yu Hakusho’s Yoshihiro Togashi, it’s one of the most successful manga of the last 20 years, but its fans often have to play the waiting game. As in…years of waiting. Hunter x Hunter hasn’t had a new chapter since 2018.
The months go by fast….it’s nearly May already. Manga publisher Kodansha has revealed their full slate of volumes to be released digitally in English over the next 30 days.
Kodansha USA has announced plans to introduce the classic shojo manga The Wallflower to the digital market next week. Created by Tomoko Hayakawa, the series lasted 36 volumes.
Last year, Kodansha and Humble Bundle teamed up to produce a charity bundle of digital manga, where thousands of pages could be had for greatly reduced prices. If you missed it, good news…it’s back, and bigger than ever.
The offerings for manga distributor Kodansha are especially rom-com heavy this month — we counted at least seven romance comics and just ONE action-oriented one. The solitary actioner is Bootsleg, which is the name of an artisan syndicate dedicated to stopping the murderous entity known only as Shake Hand.