Anime Expo Lite (Anime Expo 2020) – DENPA Books Licensing Panel

3:05 PM – 3:50 PM (PDT) | Channel 3 | Friday 3 July 2020

Panel Description: Join DENPA publisher Ed Chavez as they go through their new acquisitions for 2020-21 revealing some of Japan’s most talked about manga in recent memory. Chavez will then cover the state of the industry and take questions from his reader base.

DENPA is based out of Portland, Oregon, and launched in February of 2018. As an independent company, DENPA uses partnerships to bring more works from Japan to the West. Some of their licensing partnerships include:

  • Wanimagazine
  • Futabasha
  • Hakusensha
  • Kadokawa
  • Kodansha
  • SquareEnix
  • Takeshobo
  • Ohta Books
  • Shogakukan
  • Shintaro Kago – With Shintaro specifically, they work directly with this artist!

Their staff tends to be in groups of 3: 

  • Translators (3 people)
  • Letterers (3 people)
  • Proofreaders (3 people)
  • Misc. graphic work (3 people)
  • Etc.!

You can see all of DENPA’s current titles on their website: https://denpa.pub/

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