About Japanese publishers

I’m barely started with my lessons and stuff, but the more resources I have, the better! Hence the following question. Do you folks know of anything like the Folio Society or Subterranean Press for manga and/or prose novels in Japanese?

I usually don’t pay attention to publishers and whatnot, but off the top of my head, you’d probably be looking at companies like Kadokawa, Kodansha, Gakken, Hakusensha, or Kobunsha.

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And what are the Folio Society or Subterranean Press like, exactly?


I don’t know about the Subterranean Press, but the Folio Society are FancyTM.

They produce extremely beautiful illustrated hardback editions, usually of classic fiction and children’s books. They normally come with slipcases and have specially commissioned art and so on.

They used to operate on a membership-based model, where you had to sign up for a year (signing up = committing to purchasing X number of titles within the year, plus you would get some cool ‘free’ gift). They moved away from that model a few years ago though.

The Subterranean Press appear to be specialist genre publishers, who also do collector’s and limited editions with fancy bindings and slipcases, so I imagine the OP is looking for Japanese publishers which do high-quality editions.


Oops. I should probably have included the links below when I created the post, right? Sorry about that. Anyway, here goes:

Great, now I want that copy of Mort. Thanks :stuck_out_tongue:

A fine choice! I wish they’d publish their editions of Equal Rites and Guards! Guards!, I’d buy those in a heartbeat.

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