Konami Cross Media NY Inks 2 New Yu- Gi-Oh! Publishing Deals

Konami Cross Media NY Inks 2 New Yu- Gi-Oh! Publishing Deals

Landoll Publishing Launches Yu-Gi-Oh! Activity Books while Nelson Publishing to Handle German Language Versions of The Official Yu-Gi-Oh! Guidebook and Art Of The Cards Coffee Table Book

In recent news, Konami Cross Media NY, Inc.’s Vice President of Licensing and Marketing, Jennifer Coleman, has announced two new publishing deals for the popular franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! This move is part of the company’s efforts to make Yu-Gi-Oh! accessible to a wider audience, including children, through high-quality and engaging publications. The publishing line is now available across outlets in the United States and Canada.

One of the collaborations is with Landoll Publishing, a renowned leader in the market for publishing coloring books, storybooks, stickers, puzzles, and educational activity books. According to Coleman, this partnership was born out of the demand from Landoll’s retail partners for anime-related content, especially with the growing popularity of the genre and its fanbase. She also highlighted Yu-Gi-Oh!’s global presence on various platforms as a key factor in attracting the younger “Gen Alpha” demographic to Landoll Publishing’s products.

Landoll Publishing activity book for Yu-Gi-Oh!
Landoll Publishing activity book for Yu-Gi-Oh!

Jennifer Denn, General Manager of Landoll Publishing, expressed their excitement to work on Yu-Gi-Oh! as the franchise offers a vast pool of characters and monsters that can be incorporated into a variety of fun and educational books. Landoll Publishing has more than 60 years of experience in creating engaging and entertaining content for children, and their goal is to exceed consumer expectations through innovative publications that promote the love for books and reading.

In another exciting development, Konami Cross Media NY has also joined hands with Nelson Publishing, an imprint of Carlsen Publishing, to produce a German language edition of The Official Yu-Gi-Oh! Guidebook under the Nelson imprint, set to release by the end of 2024. Along with that, a German language edition of The Art of the Cards will also be made available in 2025, published under Carlsen Publishing House imprint.

Commenting on this collaboration, Coleman praised Nelson Publishing’s passion for children’s publishing, citing their successful projects with other popular franchises such as Harry Potter, Tintin, Son Goku, Peanuts, and Naruto. She expressed happiness in working with the team at Nelson to bring these fantastic books to German-speaking Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

Thorben Thoosen, from Nelson Publishing, also shared his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating that they are thrilled to embark on this publishing journey with Konami Cross Media NY and contribute to building a strong Yu-Gi-Oh! fan base in Germany. Thoosen believes that their new content will be a refreshing addition for the already devoted German fanbase.

Fans and enthusiasts of Yu-Gi-Oh! can visit Konami Cross Media NY at Q192 during the Licensing Expo, where they can check out these new deals and more. The event, which showcases the latest trends and innovations in the entertainment industry, will take place from August 10-12, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In conclusion, these new publishing deals by Konami Cross Media NY will undoubtedly expand the franchise’s reach and make it more accessible to younger audiences. With engaging and educational content, we can expect to see a whole new generation of Yu-Gi-Oh! fans emerge, thanks to the efforts of Landoll Publishing and Nelson Publishing. Keep an eye out for these exciting new publications, available now and in the near future.


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