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inter4ever7 asked: Do you have any plans for digital manga sales? Physical manga gets a lot of sales from different retailers.

adorabbey:

vertical-inc:

inter4ever7:

vertical-inc:

We already sell manga digitally.

Let’s rephrase (no really, This is my only account :) ): do you plan to have any limited time discounts on digital manga? Other publishers such as Viz and Kodansha have such sales from time to time.

That is up to our vendors. Unlike Viz we do not have our own eBook platform, as we are exclusively distributed by Random House.

But Kindle and Nook have had sales on our eBooks now and then. And some of our eBooks are also just $5, so that’s a discount compared to some other publishers.

The Kobo store frequently has coupons, and I’ve used them on Vertical titles. If you have a Kobo account and haven’t bought anything from them in a while, they’ll occasionally send you a “please buy something” email with a coupon in it (last time I got one, it had a 50% off one ebook coupon). 

This is good information for Kodansha readers, too, since we share a distributor with Vertical.

Fairy Tail fan artists! This is your big chance!
Most volumes of Fairy Tail contain the “Guild d’Art,” in which creator Hiro Mashima reviews fan art submitted from around Japan (and sometimes other parts of Asia). For years we’ve hoped there would one day be a global edition of “Guild d’Art,” and we’ve finally gotten our wish! Vol. 46, coming out in Japan in November (and in ebook formats in English just a few weeks later), will have two full spreads of fan art from around the world, with Mashima-sensei’s comments! (Also, each page has a “rejected” section, so keep in mind your piece might end up there… nothing personal!)
Here’s what you have to go to join the guild: Submit your fan art to kodanshacomics@randomhouse.com by Sept. 22, along with the name you want used as your credit in the book and your address. There won’t be room for everyone’s art, but the lucky few who are selected will get a free Fairy Tail poster signed by Mashima-sensei.

Fairy Tail fan artists! This is your big chance!

Most volumes of Fairy Tail contain the “Guild d’Art,” in which creator Hiro Mashima reviews fan art submitted from around Japan (and sometimes other parts of Asia). For years we’ve hoped there would one day be a global edition of “Guild d’Art,” and we’ve finally gotten our wish! Vol. 46, coming out in Japan in November (and in ebook formats in English just a few weeks later), will have two full spreads of fan art from around the world, with Mashima-sensei’s comments! (Also, each page has a “rejected” section, so keep in mind your piece might end up there… nothing personal!)

Here’s what you have to go to join the guild: Submit your fan art to kodanshacomics@randomhouse.com by Sept. 22, along with the name you want used as your credit in the book and your address. There won’t be room for everyone’s art, but the lucky few who are selected will get a free Fairy Tail poster signed by Mashima-sensei.

Anonymous asked: Hello! Are all the covers for the upcoming volume of No.6 will be the same? Because I checked bookdepository and it's preview got a different cover with the rest online stores. :( Also, it doesn't matter where we buy it we will still get the special edition with 16 colored pages right? Thank you so much in advance! I'm sorry, I just really want to make sure. ^^;

There is no variant cover of No. 6 Vol. 8. They’re all the same. And as of right now, all copies have the color pages. There will only be copies that don’t if we have to reprint.

nerosgundam asked: I've been trying to find information on the cancelation of the English print of Zatch Bell. It's really hard finding specifics, and I'm not sure how credible any information I do find is. One site said that after a lawsuit, Makoto Raiku did work with Kodansha. Is this accurate? And if so, would it ever be possible to arrange for the final 8 volumes to finally be released in English?

It is possible, but not very likely. Sorry.

1991thegroovenme asked: hello will you be in nyc this year? any attack on titan material? i bought tickets to take my nine year old boy who is crazy about your show! any tips on how to build that 3d maneuver gear please? thanks =)

We’re based in New York, so we’re actually there all the time. We will have a booth at New York Comic-Con, as well, and it looks like we’ll have Survey Corps insignia temporary tattoos to give away, among other things. But trust me, you don’t want my advice on cosplay… I can barely dress myself in the morning as it is.

Attack on Titan: No Regrets; Volume 1 - Manga Review

cinecolorgladiolus:

Attack on Titan: No Regrets; Volume 1
Short Review:
Written/Illustrated: Gun Shark/Hikaru Suruga
Original Run (Japan): September 28, 2013 - May 28 2014
Published (English): Kodansha Comics USA 
Product Description: Volume one of a two part origin story for the character Levi, from Attack on Titan, shipping in a white binding with title and image of a battered Levi on the cover. Available at Barnes and Noble and other retailers.
Pros:
+ More Attack on Titan
+ Wonderful transition into the universe for noobies
+ More polished art style
+ New characters
+ Gurren Lagann-esque “joining together as one to create the ultimate team”
+ Intense and lighthearted when it needs to be
+ Levi
Cons:
- Very little, but oddly noticeable, plot holes 
Important Points:
* Understanding Levi’s hardships and how they lead him into becoming who he is later in the series
* Well done filler that doesn’t have the “filler” vibe
More Detailed Review:

Read More

All aboard the Levi hype train!

zersk:

Whoo I got a physical copy of Vinland Saga.

I’ve already read pretty much all of it online but eh whatever

There are plenty of extras that make it worth picking up and reading every volume again. Redemption is possible for Vikings… and pirates. :)

mototana:

This brat is the reason why I will read this series.

I’d tell you he just gets cuter, but… Uh…

mototana:

This brat is the reason why I will read this series.

I’d tell you he just gets cuter, but… Uh…

Anonymous asked: On the English volumes of AoT, why do the character rarely ever swear?

We’re fine using swear words when they’re the most appropriate translation. Titan isn’t nonstop tragedy and rage (though it might seem that way sometimes).

Watch out, Otakon!
Kodansha Comics is headed to Otakon this weekend! We’ll be at booth BB02, and we’ll have early copies of the following books:
No. 6 Vol. 8 (the one with the 16 color pages)
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 2
Monster Soul 2
…and, yes, Attack on Titan 13!!!
Our quantities of these books will be extremely limited, so be sure to drop by early in the weekend if you want to guarantee yourself a copy!
Oh, this also marks the con debut of our 2015 Sailor Moon calendar, which has become an annual tradition.
Our panel will be at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Panel 4 and will feature editor Ben Applegate. Though he won’t have any new license announcements, we hope you’ll join him anyway. He’ll be talkin’ manga and giving away books, exclusive Titan goods, No. 6 alternative covers and clearfiles, and more cool stuff.
See you there, fellow members of otaku generation!!

Watch out, Otakon!

Kodansha Comics is headed to Otakon this weekend! We’ll be at booth BB02, and we’ll have early copies of the following books:

  • No. 6 Vol. 8 (the one with the 16 color pages)
  • Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 2
  • Monster Soul 2
  • …and, yes, Attack on Titan 13!!!

Our quantities of these books will be extremely limited, so be sure to drop by early in the weekend if you want to guarantee yourself a copy!

Oh, this also marks the con debut of our 2015 Sailor Moon calendar, which has become an annual tradition.

Our panel will be at 3:15 p.m. Saturday in Panel 4 and will feature editor Ben Applegate. Though he won’t have any new license announcements, we hope you’ll join him anyway. He’ll be talkin’ manga and giving away books, exclusive Titan goods, No. 6 alternative covers and clearfiles, and more cool stuff.

See you there, fellow members of otaku generation!!

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