Kodansha USA

Kodansha USA Publishing
Parent company Kodansha Ltd.
Status Active
Founded 2008 (2008)
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York, New York
Distribution International (United States & Canada)
Key people Yoshio Irie (President & CEO)
Publication types
Nonfiction topics
  • Japan
  • Japanese culture
Imprints Kodansha Comics
Official website kodanshausa.com

Kodansha USA Publishing is an American publishing company and subsidiary of Japanese publishing company Kodansha Ltd. Established in July 2008,[1] Kodansha USA publishes books relating to Japan, Japanese culture, and manga, the latter under the Kodansha Comics imprint. 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.
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