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Ivrea is an Argentine publishing house specializing in the publication of manga and comics. With over 2500 books published, it stands as one of the most prolific publishers in the Spanish language. It maintains offices in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Barcelona (Spain), and Helsinki (Finland).[1]


Editorial Ivrea was founded in Buenos Aires in 1997 by Leandro Oberto and Pablo Ruiz. Their aim was to develop the Argentine comics market, which, until then, relied heavily on foreign editions and lacked significant local publishers. Among their early publications were numerous American comics, which weren't notably significant. However, the in-house produced Lazer magazine, focused on Japanese cartoons, achieved significant success.[2]

The immense popularity of Lazer magazine in 1999 propelled the company to publish various manga, including Dragon Ball, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Bleach, Gantz, Vagabond, Saint Seiya, Rurouni Kenshin, Sailor Moon, Fullmetal Alchemist, Tokyo Ghoul, and many more. This put Ivrea at the forefront of manga publishing in Argentina and among the top three in Spain. In 2001, Ivrea expanded with a subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain. In 2007, the company entered the Finnish market with a setup in Helsinki, where they also publish manga. Their publications vary between countries, reflecting the available rights and regional tastes.

Ivrea holds significant influence in legal manga distribution across Argentina and the broader Latin American region, leading the manga translation competition. The publishing house is also recognized for incorporating Argentine idioms into their translations.

The Argentine subsidiary has published comics by local authors, initially in the Ultra magazine, featuring works like "4 Segundos" and "Anita: La hija del Verdugo." Later, to rejuvenate the Argentine comics industry, they released creations by various authors, such as Salvador Sanz's "Legión" and "Nocturno," and Andrea Jen's "El delirio de Ani."[3][4]

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

After persistent negotiations with Shueisha, they secured the rights to publish JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in Spain in 2017. They used the bunko edition releases as a foundation and upscaled the format to 6B to better highlight Hirohiko Araki's work, covering series from Phantom Blood to Steel Ball Run, Baoh the Visitor, and Cool Shock B.T.. This format was adopted for their "Deluxe" edition. However, starting from JoJolion, they used the Japanese tankobon edition, enlarging it to 6B, and also for Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan. In 2018, Shueisha approved its publication in Argentina, and they are currently in the midst of publishing Stone Ocean.[5][6]



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