The manga which Kodansha will be publishing in North America (see “No More Kodansha Manga for Tokyopop” and “Kodansha Titles Turn Up on Amazon”) will be distributed through Random House. There had been some speculation that the Kodansha titles would be published as an imprint of Random; we’ve confirmed that the relationship will be for distribution.
Kodansha continues to license manga titles to Del Rey (see “Del Rey Acquires New Manga”) in addition to launching its own manga publishing operation in the U.S. So Random House will be distributing both Del Rey Manga and Kodansha manga titles.
Diamond Comic Distributors will sell the Kodansha manga to comic stores.