With Grupo Anaya, Pika Edition launches Pika Ediciones, its new manga label in Spain

Pika Édition, a subsidiary of Hachette Livre and one of the leaders in the French manga market, is joining forces with Grupo Anaya, Hachette’s Spanish subsidiary, to launch a new manga label: Pika Ediciones.

Pika Édition, one of the leaders in the French manga market, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Pika Ediciones label in Spain, with the support of Grupo Anaya. The aim of this strategic initiative is to offer the Spanish public a selection of popular and emblematic manga, in response to growing demand from Spanish readers.

Pika and Grupo Anaya: a strategic alliance

Pika Édition has worked closely with Grupo Anaya, the Spanish branch of the Hachette Livre group, on this ambitious project, bringing its expertise in the manga market, its solid network of Japanese partners and its editorial quality. Grupo Anaya, for its part, is lever-aging its in-depth knowledge of the Spanish market as well as its distribution power, demonstrated by its success with the Asterix albums in Spain. Pika Ediciones will be managed from France, with a dedicated team on site, working closely with the Grupo Anaya teams.

A very diverse editorial line

Pika Ediciones will offer a diverse editorial line aimed at both adults and a younger audience. In 2025, Pika Ediciones will introduce and promote genres that are underrepresented in Spain, such as love-comedy and shôjo, two genre where Pika Edition is a leader in France.Pika Edition and Grupo Anaya are determined to make Pika Ediciones a key player in the Spanish manga market by offering quality titles that will captivate both the general public and manga fans.

Virginie Daudin-Clavaud, CEO of Pika Édition: “We are extremely excited to launch Pika Ediciones in Spain. This collaboration with Grupo Anaya allows us to bring our passion and expertise in manga to a new audience while benefiting from the solid distribution and dissemination infrastructure of our partner. We are confident that this strategic alliance will open up exciting new opportunities for Spanish readers.”

Luisa Gutiérrez Hermosa, Directora Editorial Grupo Anaya: “ This joint project within Hachette Livre creates an excellent new manga imprint in line with Grupo Anaya’s current transformation process whose objective is to continue to grow with our offer. We look forward to the development of Pika Ediciones catalogue that will have a great impact on Spanish “otakus” and general readers alike”.

Titles to be released in 2024

October :
The Fable by Katsuhisa Minami,
Wistoria Wand and Sword written by Fujino Ōmori and illustrated by Toshi Aoi.

November :
Orient Samurai Quest by Shinobu Ohtaka
Tsureneko Maruru to Hachi by Sonoda Yuri