Kurokawa

Since its creation in September 2005, Kurokawa has become a major actor in the manga market, which now represents sales of more than 10 million volumes each year in France, and has given the comic book a shot in the arm.

Kurokawa provides readers aged between 7 and 35 with an innovative, absorbing programme of shōnen (adventure, action and male bonding) for boys, shōjo (love and humour) for girls, and seinen for adults. The collection is supervised by Grégoire Hellot, who is a specialist of the genre.

Univers Poche also produces a limited number of series whose byword is editorial quality, for a market that is already well supplied. In 6 years, Kurokawa has become a leading publisher with numerous successes, notably Fullmetal Alchemist, which has had huge sales, but also Soul Eater, Saint Seiya – The Lost Canvas (the follow-up to the 1980s cult comic book Knights of the Zodiac), Ippo and Vinland Saga. The Pokemon series, the footballers of Inazuma Eleven and the little wizards in Chocola & Vanilla were instant hits with younger readers. And 2011 was marked by the arrival of a new series, Saint Young Men, which gave rise to considerable comment. Already a veritable phenomenon in Japan, this manga has now found many new fans in France, notably among adults delighted to find religion being treated in a totally new way, with humour and talent. Just think of it: Jesus and Buddha sharing an apartment in Tokyo!