We are Kodansha Comics, the English publishers of the Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) and Sailor Moon manga! AMA
Kodansha Comics is the US-based manga imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, which is an American subsidiary of the Japanese publisher Kodansha. We publish the best manga Kodansha has to offer, such as Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, and Vinland Saga! (Proof!)
Dallas Middaugh is a Director of Publishing Services at Random House in charge of the Kodansha Comics team. Before that he was an Associate Publisher for Del Rey’s manga imprint, the Director of Sales and Marketing at Viz Media, and helped start Seven Seas Entertainment. He has been an adjunct professor at New York University, teaching the seminar “Publishing the Graphic Novel.” With close to two decades of experience in the publishing industry, he has quite a lot of stories to tell!
Ben Applegate is an editor at Kodansha Comics. Over the last ten years, he has translated and edited manga, lived in Kyoto and Tokyo, led tours of Japan, and played far too much Magic: The Gathering. Before coming to Kodansha Comics he was the editor of DMP’s Platinum imprint, where he translated and edited the first-ever manga licensed through Kickstarter: Barbara, by Osamu Tezuka. His current series with Kodansha Comics are:
- Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin and its upcoming spinoffs
- Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm: Last Order
- Cage of Eden/Eden no Ori
- Fairy Tail
- Genshiken: Second Season
- No. 6
- Say I Love You/Sukitte ii na yo
- Vinland Saga
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Edit: And we're done! It was a lot of fun talking with all of you. Thanks for your excellent questions! You can reach us on Twitter and Tumblr if you think of something you forgot to ask. Happy reading!