Creating New Intellectual Property Centered around Publications

KADOKAWA publishes approximately 5,000 books and magazines every year, creating intellectual property in a wide range of categories, including literature, light novels, comics, children’s books, business books, and lifestyle-related publications.
In addition to publishing paper books and e-books, KADOKAWA is also focused on collaboration with the various websites, video distribution, and content services, as well as overseas expansion.
We also have developed various e-book platforms centered around ”BOOK☆WALKER”, a comprehensive e-book store, and work to discover UGC (User Generated Content) and develop new authors.
Going forward, everyone at KADOKAWA will work towards a comprehensive publishing strategy that goes beyond the boundaries of genre and work to improve our ability to create works that are the source of media mix.


KADOKAWA operates different imprints, including “KADOKAWA Bunko”, “KADOKAWA Horror Bunko”, and publishes more than 300 works of fiction, primarily novels, including the works published in “Shosetsu Yaseijidai”, a literary magazine. The literature business actively cooperates with other departments, such as digital business, media mix, and overseas business, and is developing publications by anticipating the coming era.

Business books, how-to books, lifestyle books, and non-fiction

We provide content related to work, living, and learning that increases readers’ quality of life and knowledge. A wide variety of books are included in this category, such as business books, how-to books, lifestyle books, non-fiction, translations, essays told in pictures, study guides, language learning books, academic books, and dictionaries. The “KADOKAWA Shinsho”, “KADOKAWA Sophia Bunko”, and “KADOKAWA Sensho” imprints are also included. We hold seminars and sell merchandise.

Light novels and new literature

Since we established the light novel category, we have consistently published hit series. Our media mix includes animation, games, comics created based on novels etc., and goods.We publish light novels that have continued to start various movements as well as new web and UGC-based literature that is rising in popularity. Different labels are always discovering new talent from among the writers winning new-writer awards and from the Web and UGC and providing entertaining novels that are adored by readers.

Children’s books

KADOKAWA publishes a wide range of books for different growth stages, including picture books for infants to preschool children, character books, the “KADOKAWA Manga Gakushu Series”, including Nihon no Rekishi (History of Japan), and “KADOKAWA Tsubasa Bunko”, a collection of books for children. We are considering digital books and books for overseas markets.


KADOKAWA has published many works targeting readers aware of trends in society under the theme, “always anticipating the needs of the times” and has received many manga awards. In recent years, it publishes an increasing number of translated overseas works and electronic works distributed through the “ComicWalker” website before the publication of printed magazines. KADOKAWA also publishes works for overseas markets.

e-books, online platforms

Digitalization that responds to changes in the market continues to progress at KADOKAWA. We sell both paper and electronic formats for many books and magazines, and these are offered through various e-book stores.
E-books in a wide range of genres from over 1,000 publishers are sold on ”BOOK☆WALKER”, a comprehensive e-book store directly operated by our Group.
We also operate ”ComicWalker”, a free manga site, and ”Kakuyomu”, a web novel site.
We will continue to expand our services for both paper and digital formats so that customers can enjoy content on a variety of devices.


We distribute magazines for a variety of generations and hobbies. This includes “Da Vinci”, which introduces seasonal books and comics, “Newtype”, which includes the latest anime information, “Comptiq”, an informational magazine on digital content, “Weekly Famitsu”, a comprehensive game magazine, “DVD & Movie Data”, an informational magazine on films, DVDs, and Blu-ray software, “Lettuce Club”, a lifestyle informational magazine, and “Mainichi ga Hakken”, a subscription magazine for seniors.

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