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Kodansha Comics Announces New English Licenses

by Brand
Oct 13, 2012 5:18 PM | 53 Comments
According to Kodansha Comic's official blog, Kodansha has licensed several new titles for English release.



Kodansha also announced The Sailor Moon Art Book that will feature work from all five Japanese Sailor Moon art books. The book will be full color and have bonus material.

Source: Kodansha Comics Blog

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Nayukuo said:
I think I got a little too excited when I saw No. 6 on that list.


#me


I never thought No.6 would be translated..so I bought it all in Japanese...

Jul 7, 2013 4:33 PM by arisutan

Super! I can't wait to Vinlad Saga and Fairy Tail every month. Two great news.

Oct 22, 2012 12:18 PM by Miakyatto

Vinland Saga is actually pretty interesting

Oct 17, 2012 9:17 AM by Mr_Gutts

Sailor Moon art book?!

I'm buying it.

Oct 15, 2012 9:18 AM by soulless4now

kool as

Oct 15, 2012 5:39 AM by VeryRIPpotato

VINLAND SAGA! Finnnnnnally.

Oct 14, 2012 10:36 PM by redrocketkid

JustALEX said:


Also, the problem with To Love ru is that there are lolis in that manga and they show them nude on various occasions (Mikan and Nana especially).

So actually, To Love Ru might never make it to the U.S.....unfortunately :(
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There are a lot of manga and anime with naked lolis in it. I'm surprised a lot of it comes out in English. Also, remember that TLR's anime has already come out in English, as well as the OVAs.

AO968 said:
What's wrong with the title? I think it sums up nicely what the story is all about, and it's a nice play on the whole undead theme.


It's unnecessary. Having a short title, such as "Sankarea", will get people intrigued. They'll think, "Oh, Sankarea? What's this about? *opens up*" However, if you were to name it "Sankarea: moeass zombie girls doing moeass thangs", people will be like "Wut I don't want that filth..." The shorter the title, the more people will check it out. If you're being told what the content of the book is, then you're more likely NOT going to pick it up. What sellers want is for people to actually pick up the book and not just look at it and pass it up.
People will pick up Sankarea and think "What does Sankarea mean? What's it about?" and then read through to find out it's the name of a girl.

If I were to see a manga titled "Undying Love", I'd pass right by it, because it sounds like a badly titled fanfiction.

Trust me: I know marketing.

Brand said:
Yes, and I wrote "Volumes will now be published monthly."


Mmkay. I didn't know it wasn't publishing regularly *doesn't read Fairy Tale*.

Oct 14, 2012 7:19 PM by icantfeelmyarms

Why couldn't it be the No.6 novel instead ugh

Oct 14, 2012 5:59 PM by holypoop

Nyul said:
JustALEX said:
To Love Ru Darkness

But it has TITS! How are they supposed to release something with TITS?
Seriously, it's a borderline hentai. I believe it's not that easy to release those.

There are PLENTY of English manga where tits are shown.

The problem is that you have to sell it as "MATURE CONTENT".

Also, the problem with To Love ru is that there are lolis in that manga and they show them nude on various occasions (Mikan and Nana especially).

So actually, To Love Ru might never make it to the U.S.....unfortunately :(

There shouldn't be any problems with TWGOK, Sekirei or Sora no Otoshimono though, I really don't know why they haven't released those.

Oct 14, 2012 3:23 PM by Boredalex

Can't wait for No.6.

Oct 14, 2012 2:33 PM by Hiyoris

no Magi? :'(

Oct 14, 2012 1:56 PM by AidaJudge

angelfire892 said:
Tokyo Mew Mew A La Mode? Why -__-

Considering that they did omnibuses for Tokyo Mew Mew, it's pretty easy to see why they would do an omnibus of A La Mode.

Oct 14, 2012 1:27 PM by shymel

Fairy Tale...this is good news! :D

Oct 14, 2012 11:13 AM by Retro8bit

NO.6 YES

Oct 14, 2012 11:04 AM by KayChan4U

Yeah! That's a good news, I love Sankarea.

JustALEX said:
The following manga have STILL not been licensed:

Sora no Otoshimono

To Love Ru, and To Love Ru Darkness

Sekirei

THE WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS!

Seriously, what is Kodansha, Yen Press, and Viz waiting for????

100% agree. I would love to have all of them.

Oct 14, 2012 9:12 AM by CanisTomek

Higashi_no_Kaze said:
Any clues on the pace they will be releasing the Vinland Saga volumes?


Not sure but my guess would be a pretty slow release as it is a monthly series. Maybe one every four to six months?

Oct 14, 2012 8:09 AM by Brand

Any clues on the pace they will be releasing the Vinland Saga volumes?

Oct 14, 2012 8:06 AM by Pullman

Sankarea and No.6! :D

Waiting for the day when they license ONE of Shouoto Aya's works...

Oct 14, 2012 7:56 AM by Laciie

HELL YES, Vinland Saga has finally been licensed.

Oct 14, 2012 7:55 AM by Nara-Sama

icantfeelmyarms said:
Wasn't Fairy Tail already publishing? Pretty sure I see it at Barnes & Nobles every time I'm there .-.


Yes, and I wrote "Volumes will now be published monthly."

Oct 14, 2012 7:07 AM by Brand