Vertical gets bought

Just spotted an article in the Nikkei online (it’s here, but who knows how long that will last) about what’s happening at Kōdansha. A new president has taken office, the seventh straight from the Noma clan (which founded the firm in 1909), things like that. But this was eye-catching:


The new president said that his company would be putting more resources into digital publishing and global business, and then announced this. Kōdansha and Dai Nippon Printing have teamed up to buy Vertical. The plan is now to have Vertical translate Kōdansha’s manga and other titles, which DNP will print and market in the United States via its partners there. Should be interesting to follow this development.

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