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Anime NYC 2022: Tatesc Comics launches on Book Walker Global in English

Tatesc Comics

Announced during Anime NYC 2022, Kadokawa Corporation and Book Walker Co., Ltd. revealed the formal launch of the Tatesc Comics brand on Book Walker Global!

Tatesc (pronounced ta-te-sk) Comics is the response to countless requests from fans in English-speaking countries for access to this exciting content! Kadokawa will release diverse genres such as “isekai,” fantasy, romance, comedy, and action, including original titles as well as adaptations of existing light novels and traditional manga. Its name derived from the Japanese “tate,” meaning vertical, and “sc” for “scrolling,” Tatesc Comics aspires to engage readers both with its initial offering and much more to come!    

Fueling this initiative, Book Walker Global will offer the full lineup of Tatesc Comics, with many available first exclusively on the Book Walker Global platform! 24 titles are available as of November 16th, including other publisher’s titles.

This is the first step for Kadokawa to “accelerate” its business in the English world. The publisher will begin to “an aggressive, multifaceted strategy to activate more of its content through publishing and digital distribution.” in January 2023.

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Two Graves #1

It’s one of two new comic days! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Smash Pages – Rest in peace, Kevin O’Neill – Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: What was grandpa hiding in THE SECRETS OF THE WILLSON FAMILY? – Free comics!

Boing Boing – Walmart sells the Hellraiser puzzle cube as a children’s STEM toy – They’ll have to solve a problem if they get it.

CBR – Marvel SNAP PvP Modes Will Launch Soon – Who’s playing and what do you think?

ICv2 – Kadokawa to Acquire Anime News Network Media Business – Interesting.


CBR – Rogue’s Gallery Vol. 1
CBR – Two Graves #1
Collected Editions – Wonder Woman: Evolution

Kadokawa Corporation Announces Speedier Translation of its Japanese Manga and Light Novels

I'm Quitting Heroing

Kadokawa has announced that in response to requests from fans of Japanese comics and light novels in English-speaking countries, it will begin speedy ebook translation and distribution directly!

The company has delivered its translated manga and light novels through Yen Press and other local publishers, but in order to meet the needs of readers who want more titles earlier, they will translate and deliver the official  versions of these IPs straight from the source!

It usually took six months to a year from a title’s serialization in Japan to their translation and publication in English-speaking countries, but soon many of the manga will be released as “simulpubs” with Japan on the online ebook store BOOK WALKER Global, which is operated by a Kadokawa group subsidiary. As for light novels, as soon as they are translated, they will deliver them chapter by chapter!

To start, Kodakwa has selected ones that were not translated into English but are already highly recognized in the English-speaking world, and will start with seven manga! From October, they will distribute three more light novel titles as well! (Details are as follows.) The number is expected to exceed 100 titles soon.

These titles will be available on “BOOK WALKER Global” and a few other online stores. More outlets will be added gradually.

A Boy Raised by Gods Will Be The StrongestMangaArt: Toya Kuno Original Work: Ryosuke Hata Character Design: fame
I’m Quitting HeroingMangaArt: Nori Kazato Original Work: Quantum Character Design: Hana Amano
Magic Stone Gourmet: Eating Magical Power Made Me The StrongestMangaArt: Kenji Sugawara Original Work: Ryou Yuuki Character Design: Chisato Naruse
My Little Sister Stole My Fiancé: The Strongest Dragon Favors Me And Plans To Take Over The Kingdom?MangaArt: hi8mugi Original Work: Ten Kashiwa Character Design: COMTA
The 31st ConsortMangaArt: Tsubasa Nanaki Original Work: Momotomoe Character Design: Nanao Yamashita
The Insipid Prince’s Furtive Grab for The ThroneMangaArt: Yukino Amagai Original Work: Tanba Character Design: Yunagi
The Lotus Eaters, Drunk and SoberMangaArt: Mizutaki Original Work: ZUN
Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway (*the official title name to be determined) Light novelAuthor: Shimesaba Artist: Booota
I’m Quitting Heroing *Light novelAuthor: Quantum Artist: Hana Amano
The Insipid Prince’s Furtive Grab for The Throne *Light novelAuthor: Tanba Artist: Yunagi