Kodansha Comics USA

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Kodansha Comics USA
Kodansha Comics USA logo.png
Parent company Kodansha
Founded July 1, 2008
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City, New York
Distribution Random House Publisher Services
Key people Yoshio Irie (President & CEO)
Publication types Books
Official website www.kodanshacomics.com

Kodansha Comics USA is a manga publishing imprint. It is the American subsidiary of Japanese publisher Kodansha. The company was formed on July 1, 2008.[1] Their launching titles were the re-prints of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell and Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga, previously published by Dark Horse Comics.[2] On October 4, 2010, it was announced that manga publisher Del Rey Manga would be shut down. Kodansha Comics then started publishing in earnest, picking up many old Del Rey Manga titles, with Random House serving as the distributor.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Kodansha To Publish, Sell Manga In U.S. In September". Anime News Network. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Kodansha Confirms Plans To Publisher Manga In U.S.". Anime News Network. 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Kodansha USA To Take Over Del Rey Titles". Anime News Network. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Kodansha USA Did Not Take Over ALL Del Rey Titles". Twitter. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Kodansha USA Licenses Maria the Virgin Witch Exhibition, Appleseed α, Fairy Tail Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 

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