Del Rey Manga

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Del Rey Manga
Parent company Del Rey Books (Random House)
Status Defunct
Successor Kodansha Comics
Headquarters location New York City
Publication types Books
Fiction genres Manga
Owner(s) Bertelsmann
Official website

Del Rey Manga was the manga-publishing imprint of Del Rey Books, a branch of Ballantine Books, which in turn is part of Random House, the publishing division of Bertelsmann. It was formed as part of a cross-publishing relationship with Japanese publisher Kodansha.[1] Some of the Del Rey titles, such as Tsubasa Chronicle and xxxHolic, are published in the United Kingdom by Tanoshimi. Tricia Narwani, the editor of Del Rey, stated that "Del Rey finds most of its talent through conventions and existing professional contacts."[2]

On October 4, 2010, Kodansha and Random House announced that the US division of Kodansha, Kodansha USA, will take over publishing over all Del Rey Manga titles as well as their own manga, starting on December 1, 2010. Random House will act as the sales and marketing distributor.[3]


Del Rey made its debut in May 2004 with four manga titles:

It has since then licensed additional titles:

Mature line[edit]

In early December 2005 it was announced[4] that Del Rey Manga would begin publishing a mature line of manga. It included:

OEL titles[edit]

Del Rey also publishes the following Original English-language manga titles:


At 2007's New York Anime Festival it was announced that Del Rey Manga would team up with Marvel Comics to produce manga versions of their titles, that would signal Marvel "whole-heatedly" moving into this area (previous attempts, like Marvel Mangaverse and X-Men: The Manga, having variable success).[5] Titles confirmed[6][7] are:


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