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Otaku News Special: Manga Studio Review

Date: 2006 November 08 06:32 | Posted By:

Category > Art

We're aware that many of our readers will at some point try to create their own "manga" and now so are several software publishers who are eager to fill the the gap in the market for Manga creation software. In this review I look at Manga Studio 3.0 Debut and create my own page to see just how useful it actually is.

Read More... | Souce: Otaku News

Farewell Ranma

Date: 2006 November 07 14:58 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

The nice people from Viz Media have sent us a press release detailing the conclusion of the long running fan favourite manga Ranma 1/2. Volume 36 of the manga ends the series with a letter to North American fans from Rumiko Takahashi, the author of Ranma 1/2 and another huge favourite Inu Yasha. The final volume is due out in North American on November 14th. So now's your chance to say goodbye to everyone's favourite gender changing comedy martial arts manga!

Read More... | Souce: Viz Media

London Graphic Centre Manga Day

Date: 2006 November 03 18:58 | Posted By:

Category > Art

We've received some very last minute details from Letraset about an event they'll be running on Saturday 4th November at London Graphics a huge art supply retailer. We've been told that their Covent Garden store in London will be hosting a manga day with activities and workshops 11.00am to 6pm. The following will be there:

- Letraset
- London Graphics
- TokyoPop
- Tokyo Toys
- Sweatdrop Studios
- Blusheep

Apparently it's also being supported by Neo Magazine and Manga Entertainment.

So if you can get to London in time and are feeling artistic it's well worth a look.

Souce: London Graphic Centre

Seven Seas Goes Yuri

Date: 2006 October 27 08:18 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment will be launching a new publishing imprint for its library of manga titles. Called Strawberry, this new imprint will focus on yuri, or girl-on-girl, flavored romantic titles. The first titles of the new line are expected to be released sometime in 2007.

Read More... | Souce: ICv2

MangaQuake 3

Date: 2006 October 26 09:39 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

UK Small press anthology MangaQuake is back for its third issue which contains 56 pages of manga goodness!
Press Release:
"MangaQuake is back for its third issue- and it's better than ever! Featuring a collection of strips for a few familiar names from previous issues, and some truly astonishing brand new talent. With stories of betrayal, inter species romance (...well sort of!) and Norse gods with traffic congestion problems- I think we can genuinely say that this issue, its 56 pages crammed to overflowing with fun and action- has something for everyone! "

Souce: FutureQuake

Pink and Blue - Double release from Sweatdrop Studios

Date: 2006 October 24 08:48 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Sonia from Sweatdrop Studios the manga styled art group has dropped as a line about their latest publications. The books are supposed to be paired together and explorer the differences between shojo and shonen manga, apparently each book can be enjoyed alone or with it's partner book. The shojo book is called Pink is for Girls, while the shonen book is titled Blue is for Boys. We like the comparison of sparkles versus speedlines in their press release. The book is due for release on Saturday 28th October at the London MCM Expo at the Sweatdrop Studios stand.

Read More... | Souce: Sweatdrop Studios

More on Otaku Hunting with an otaku budget

Date: 2006 October 15 13:36 | Posted By:

Category > Fandom

Following on from a previous article on Otaku Hunting, the Mainichi Daily News has some interesting details about an Akihabara otaku wallet, the Shukan Post did a very rough and ready survey of 10 otaku in the area and discovered the maximum amount one carried was 47,000 yen (that's about $392 USD or £211 GBP) with the least carrying 3,000 yen (approximately $30 USD or £14 GBP), with the average wallet containing around 21,900 yen ($183 or £98 GBP).

We question such a small sample size and would be keen to find out if these results scale, or the 10 otaku questions where above or below the real average otaku in Tokyo. Interestingly what the Shukan Post discovered that otaku are in fact penny pinchers, using the knowledge of their train obsessed friend to work out the cheapest journey to save them 10 yen a trip as every little counts.

Souce: Mainichi Daily News

Naruto Wins Quill Award

Date: 2006 October 15 13:04 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

The folks from VIZ Media have sent us details about Naruto winning the 2006 Quill Award for best graphic novel, apparently this is the first time a manga title has one the category. The Quill awards are unlike normal awards as they are more consumer orientated, so in other words it looks at sales figures rather than panellists decisions.

Read More... | Souce: VIZ Media

Defending Anime Fans

Date: 2006 October 06 03:46 | Posted By:

Category > Fandom

The trouble with being an anime fan is that people often get the wrong idea, and then start talking about stereotypical stuff about how crazy people are in Japan. Dragon who is the president of the London Anime Club and has also written a shopping guide to anime and electronics in Tokyo has posted a good defence to being called an otaku:

I got into an "arguement" with somebody at work over the term Otaku. They accused me of dressing up in costume and being obssively knowledgeable about the subject. "Fine," I said. "Just like the rest of the perverts who you see dressed up in strange costumes and hanging round in parks on Sundays, or that gather in huge crowds dressed in outlandish gear singing stupid songs and generally idolising over their obessions. Who spend huge amounts of money buying all the latest things. They have pictures on their bedroom walls. They follow the latest news and interviews very great glee. They seek out fellow fanatics and discuss the latest events. Such obsessives like you. Only in this country they are known as football fans."

So note down the otaku are just the same as football fan strategy and use it next time people call you weird for liking those strange Japanese cartoons! ^_-

Souce: London Anime Club

Otaku Hunting

Date: 2006 September 29 09:33 | Posted By:

Category > Current Affairs

Otaku in Akihabara beware! The area famed as the spiritual homeland of otaku is under fire from young thieves who are targeting the mild mannered geeks. According the Mainichi Daily News eight youths (aged 14 to 18 detailed in other reports) were engaged in what they called "otaku hunting". The teens targeted otaku in Akihabara for mugging because they are weak, and are known to have money especially when in Akihabara due to the many popular anime shops in the area.

The bullies demand money from powerless otaku and threaten violence.

Police state that there have been 25 separate reports of otaku hunting since the start of the year with the victims losing a combined sum of 350,000 yen ($2965 USD / £1590 GBP) between them.

Souce: Mainichi Daily News

Tomo-dachi 2007

Date: 2006 September 15 03:26 | Posted By:

Category > Events

We've been sent some details from the Tomo-dachi Crew about their next convention, set for Friday, August 31st - Sunday to September 2nd, 2007 at the UU Magee Campus in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Bookings before March 31st are £25 and £30 after. As of yet, they've not released a guest list, however if the last Tomo-dachi is anything to go for they'll have some good industry guests.

Read More... | Souce: Tomo-dachi

Sweatdrop Release Two How To Draw Manga Books

Date: 2006 September 14 14:52 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

We've been sent a press release from the nice people over at UK manga inspired art group Sweatdrop. They're both aimed at beginners, Draw Manga By Sweatdrop Studios and Drawing Manga by Selina Dean. Draw Manga focuses on basics, with a series of tutorials on how to draw character elements such as eyes, hair, hand and clothing, along with step by step projects showing how to put individual elements together to create a manga style character.

Drawing Manga by the talented Selina Dean focuses more on character design with posing characters. It includes tips on drawing people monsters and mascots. In addition it includes comic creation techniques such as developing storyboards, creating layouts, scripting, including backgrounds and colouring and inking techniques.

Draw Manga by Sweatdrop Studios is due out on 15th October 2006, while Drawing Manga by Selina Dean was out on 4th September 2006.

We think it's great that some UK based artist are producing books on how to draw manga, however we're curious as to why they've released two books within the space of two months with the same purpose at the same price (an affordable £9.99), we wonder if the books are significantly different, would it have been better to combine the contents into one bigger book? Perhaps the writing styles are different allowing a potential artist to chose the style they prefer.

Read More... | Souce: Sweatdrop Studios

One Pound Gospel Returns to End

Date: 2006 August 09 12:10 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Rumic World, the website dedicated to all things Rumiko Takahashi, has reported that the manga artist and creator of Ranma 1/2 and Inu-Yasha will be returning to one of her older, unfinished series.

Starting with the November issue of manga anthology Young Sunday, One Pound Gospel will return with an all-new five-part storyline. However, this will be the final story of the series, about a boxer and his relationship with a young nun which Takahashi has worked on and off since 1987. Since the previous chapters of the story have already been translated and published in America through VIZ Media, it is possible the new storyline will make its way to U.S. shores, possibly after its completion.

Souce: Rumic World

Tokyo Police Get Heavy on Otaku Culture

Date: 2006 July 28 09:58 | Posted By:

Category > Fandom

In another interesting article from the Mainichi Daily News reports that otaku culture in Akihabara is under threat. Traditionally every Sunday the main strip through Akihabara is closed to traffic, allowing pedestrians to rule the roads, bands to play in the street and ladies dressed in maid costumes to handout pamphlets for events otaku will be interested in.

But recently the police have been stopping bands' performances and prevented maids from handing out their leaflets causing many otaku to complain that they're being persecuted. On Sundays the street is frequently packed with cosplayers and fans taking photographs. The article reports that the cosplayers and photographers are "they're at least wary, if not afraid, of the cops".

Read More... | Souce: Mainichi Daily News

The Secret Otaku Support Commission

Date: 2006 July 28 09:10 | Posted By:

Category > Freaky Things

It may sound like a name of some new romantic comedy anime, but in fact it's a match up service. The Mainichi Daily News are currently running a story about the Secret Otaku Support Commission, a service that allows female otaku who rather hide their nerd like tendencies to rent another female otaku to hangout with. The service is expensive and the MDN discover that the matching service isn't exactly perfect, with their match up as the rented otaku girl was too young to have seen most of the anime the reporter enjoyed.

Souce: Mainichi Daily News

Future of Anime and Manga Looking Bright in the US

Date: 2006 July 24 04:22 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

The Mainichi Daily News are currently running an article about the success of anime and manga in the US. Reporting from Anime Expo, the article focuses on how anime and manga is becoming more mainstream and also more popular with girls. This trend has been seen in the US for a number of years now, with female convention attendance growing strongly each year. Interestingly this trend is also being mirrored in other fan events across the world too, four or five years ago UK anime fandom used to be the sole domain of rather geeky males, now the UK anime scene also has growing female attendance, along with more mainstream acceptance.

Souce: Mainichi Daily News

Free Visual Novel Construction Tool Released

Date: 2006 July 24 03:58 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming > PC

Fans of dating games will be pleased to hear that the nice folks from CuriousFactory and Buredo have released a free game engine and construction kit, designed at making Visual Novels easy to produce in English. In a nutshell this will allow users to create their own interactive stories, anime and manga fans will probably be most familiar with dating games, but the companies are keen to promote that you can also produce other games using their game engine.

A good story is a must, good artwork is always nice too, but there are some crafty ways around this, such as taking photos of things and then using a bit of photoshop magic. It’ll be interesting to see if any otaku take up developing games on this engine. Currently the engine is Windows only.

Read More... | Souce: Blade Visual Novel Engine

IMAF 2006 Launches

Date: 2006 July 20 15:48 | Posted By:

Category > Art

The good folks from IMAF have got in touch with us to tell everyone about their third International Manga and Anime Festival, which will run on Friday 10th to Tuesday 14th November 2006, at the usual venue of County Hall, Westminster, London.

If you're like me and can't draw you can go and look at all the lovely artwork submitted. On the other hand if you are artistically talented you can enter for a chance to win part of the $85,000 overall prize fund! Entrants take note, the deadline is 30th September, 2006, no later than 5:30pm. This is a real chance to show how skilled you are and can lead to even things. So get scribbling!

Read More... | Souce: IMAF

Random House Launch New Manga Label

Date: 2006 July 16 17:01 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

The good folks at publishers Random House have dropped us a line to tell us about their new manga publishing label Tanoshimi. They'll be releasing some great titles in the UK including xxxHOLiC, Tsubasa and Negima. Their new website is due to launch on 3rd August 2006, in the mean time you can sign up for a chance to win an iPod Nano.

Souce: Tanoshimi

Seven Seas Launches 3 New Web Comics

Date: 2006 July 11 18:22 | Posted By:

Category > Webcomics

Last week the good folks from Seven Seas sent us details of three new web comics in a manga style. They are keen to promote the title as manga, even though the authors are not Japanese, some more precise companies would say that this is work in a manga style, or influenced by manga.

The art for all three web comics is of a high standard and we recommend you take a look.

Read More... | Souce: Seven Seas

Manga Added To Dictionary

Date: 2006 July 08 02:39 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

According to Anime News Network the word 'Manga' was one of the latest words to be added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. It joins words like Google, gastric bypass, drama queen, and about 100 other nouns, verbs, and adjectives. The new edition is expected to be released this fall in its original left-to-right format

Souce: Anime News Network

Mainichi Daily News Release Manglish - Manga in English

Date: 2006 July 03 08:14 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

The Mainichi Daily News have started to release Manga in English on their website. They've called it Manglish (manga in English), taking talents from their MangaTown site, and providing an English translation of the original text by rolling your mouse over the Japanese text.

The debut story is called Six Feet Girl, about a 16 year old girl who is 180cm tall (which actually makes her 5"9'). Apparently she gets depressed every time she starts a new school when the other students laugh at her height. The manga is by Gyugo (or Jugo) Hazuki. Looking at the site it's not clear how good the translation will be, especially if English speaking readers are used to a certain standard, it appears to by translated by a Japanese speaker into English. Currently MDN have posted two pages, and will add a new page each weekday.

Billingual Manga for Japanese people wishing to learn English isn't that uncommon and is frequently sought after by English speaking collectors outside of Japan. However this marks an interesting start - a Japanese publisher releasing free daily manga direct from Japan, some industry analysts predicted this a few years ago and it's good to see that MDN are now publishing manga in English, hopefully more Japanese firms will start soon too.

Souce: Mainichi Daily News

Manga Summer Reading

Date: 2006 June 30 10:29 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Tokyopop teams up with the Los Angeles Public Library to launch manga summer reading program.

Read More... | Souce: Tokyopop

Viz Media announces end of Rurouni Kenshin manga series

Date: 2006 June 29 13:15 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Manga publisher Viz Media brought some news that fans of the Rurouni Kenshin manga series would not want to hear. Viz has announced that this widely popular series will end after its 28th volume is released on July 5.

Fans do not need to be sad though, for Viz has also announced that there will be a Rurouni Kenshin fiction novel. This is the first of its kind and will be unleashed to the masses on October 17. The novel is called Voyage To The Moon World and is written by Kaoru Shizuka, it is Shonen Jump's first fictional novel release, and will retail for $9.99. Voyage To The Moon World features Kenshin Himura in a brand new adventure. Viz will also release a new manga series, Buso Renkin from the creator of Rurouni Kenshin, Nobuhiro Watsuki on August 1. And not only that, Mr. Watsuki himself will be a guest at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July!

The final volumes of the series have been greatly anticipated by fans, as they have not been animated before.

Read More... | Souce: Akadot

FuyuCon UK Convention Set For October 2007

Date: 2006 June 21 07:45 | Posted By:

Category > Events

The good people from the East Midlands Anime Group have arranged a convention for Friday 19th October to Sunday 21st October 2007. FuyuCon has capacity for 500 members and will be based at the Britannia Hotel Nottingham. Full weekend membership costs £40.

Anime expert Helen McCarthy will be the guest for FuyuCon, it will be her first UK anime convention appearance in a while. Helen regularly attends US conventions such as A-Kon.

FuyuCon is a welcome addition to the UK anime convention calendar. Since the capacity is 500, we suggest you book as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Read More... | Souce: FuyuCon

Death Note Manga Proves Popular

Date: 2006 June 18 17:22 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

The Mainichi Daily News is currently running a story about the popular manga Death Note in their national news section, they state it's now established as one of Japan's greatest-ever manga. The 11 volume series of books have already sold a combined total of 18 million issues.

Unusually little is known about the author and artist Tsugumi Oba, not even his/her gender as Tsugumi can be use by a boy or girl.

The story focuses on Raito, a boy who finds a notebook that gives him the ability to kill people by simply writing their name down in it, along with how they die. Anime and video game versions are currently in production.

Souce: Mainichi Daily News

New Books From VIZ

Date: 2006 June 03 10:39 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

VIZ Media announces their new releases for the rest of 2006 at BookExpo.

Read More... | Souce: Anime News Network

Tokyopop to Launch New Pop Fiction Line

Date: 2006 May 09 10:28 | Posted By:

Category > Retail

Tokyopop planning to add new line of novels geared towards young adults.

Read More... | Souce: Tokyopop

Learning Japanese with Manga

Date: 2006 May 04 17:11 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Fed up of reading ill informed badly researched articles by people who think their anime and manga experts we're please to have discovered this article by manga guru Frederik L. Schodt, he's written several excellent books on manga and even translated both Ghost in The Shell manga with Toren Smith (in otherwords, unlike the many bandwagon jumpers out there, he knows his stuff). The article on the Japan Times Online website focuses on American students using manga to learn Japanese.

Schodt highlights that since they're highly addictive and a lot better than forcing adults to repeat infantile passages in textbooks they make a great learning tool. The article has a lot more information, so go and read it! ^_^

Souce: Japan Times Online

Popular Manga to End

Date: 2006 April 29 09:39 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

According to Manga News two popular manga titles that have been serialized in Japanese Magazines for years are now approaching the end. These are Samurai Deeper Kyo and 20th Century boys.

Samurai Deeper Kyo a Manga by Akimine Kamijiyo, will end in Weekly Shounen Magazine issue 23, on sale May 10th. An Anime TV series was also made a couple of years ago and Samurai Deeper Kyo remains one of the most popular anime/manga series ever.

20th Century Boys which is a Manga by Naoki Urasawa who also is the manga-ka of Monster and Pluto, has been serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirit for 7 years. This month unexpectedly without any announcements the final chapter of 20th Century Boys was suddenly released in issue 21-22 of Big Comic Spirit.

While the ending may be a surprise to many, according to a note in the same issue of Big Comic Spirit, the next part of the series will resume in Spring 2007.

Souce: Manga News

Mobile Manga on the Rise

Date: 2006 April 14 10:27 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

The Mainichi Daily News is currently running an interesting article on the rise of Mobile Manga - manga displayed on users mobile phones.

The subscription service is seen by many as good value for money and more convenient than paper based manga. Comic Site, a service set up by telephone company NTT, has had over 10 million downloads since starting in August 2004. Mobile manga also adds effects not found on it's paper equivalent, with pages that can make the readers phone vibrate when they are a reading a shooting scene. The future looks promising for mobile manga in Japan, and it seems from the article it is DRM free, as it mentions that school girls share their favourite manga files.

Souce: Mainichi Daily News

CLAMP at Anime Expo

Date: 2006 April 13 11:54 | Posted By:

Category > Events

CLAMP makes their first US appearance at Anime Expo.

Read More... | Souce: FUNimation Entertainment

Cosplay Cafe at Cafe Manga

Date: 2006 March 29 17:54 | Posted By:

Category > Events

Emily has just sent us some details about an event she's organising in London next month, Cosplay Cafe at Cafe Manga. Aimed at Cosplayers kameko (photographers) and their chums. It's set for Sunday 23rd April, 2pm-5.30pm, and includes fun activities like a photoshoot, a talk/workshop, a quiz, anime and live action screenings, along with a swap table. They'll even have goodies to give away too! ^_^

Read More... | Souce: Cafe Manga

Interesting Oricon Survey on Manga Adaptations

Date: 2006 March 29 13:15 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

There is an interesting article on Manga News covering a survey conducted by Oricon about what manga fans want to see adapted into a Hollywood movie.

Read More... | Souce: Manga News

VIZ Made Master Licensor for Bleach

Date: 2006 March 22 10:04 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

VIZ Media becomes the official Master Licensor for anime and manga series Bleach.

Read More... | Souce: VIZ Media, LLC

Creator of Samurai Zombie Accused of Plagiarism

Date: 2006 March 19 05:27 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

According to Manga News, Hendra Wahjudi, creator of the recent Tokyopop Rising Star entry Samurai Zombie, is being accused of plagiarising the work of Samura Hiroaki's Blade of the Immortal. For a comparison of the manga here is the link: http://www.toothycat.net/~emsie/ref.jpg

Souce: Manga News

Naruto Makes Top 30

Date: 2006 March 14 12:23 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Latest volume of Naruto cracks the Top 30 of USA Today's best seller list.

Read More... | Souce: VIZ Media, LLC

Mixed Reactions Over Manga Panties Giveaway

Date: 2006 February 28 13:05 | Posted By:

Category > Freaky Things

According to the Daily Mainichi News, Japanese magazine Cyzo has lashed out over a new manga that is being promoted with the gift of a pair of what they are describing as being "commonly worn by pre-schoolers".

Read More... | Souce: Mainichi Daily News

Follow-up on Ottaker's Manga Evening

Date: 2006 February 28 05:16 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Following my recent report on Ottaker's promotional push on the manga scene, I've gotten hold of a small list of other branch locations where a Manga Evening is taking place. If your branch isn't on there, I've been told to keep checking and/or asking away. Areas probably differ in consciousness with manga, and are likely to hold a Manga Evening too, if they know there is a demand.

Read More... | Souce: Ottaker\'s

Megatokyo moves to DC's CMX

Date: 2006 February 28 02:57 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

The popular web comic Megatokyo is set to move print publishers from book four. Megatokyo will move from Dark Horse to DC comic's CMX inprint. An interview covering details of the new book is up at The Pulse. Volumes 1-3 will remain with Dark Horse.

Souce: Megatokyo

New Manga Collector's Club + Manga Events with Ottaker's

Date: 2006 February 26 08:28 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

After getting a heads up from Anime Artists UK on bookshop Ottaker's new Manga Collector's Club, I searched around and found that Ottaker's Coventry branch will also be holding a small manga evening on April 6th in association with Tokyo Pop.

Read More... | Souce: Ottakers

Three Arrested in Tokyo Over Manga Postings

Date: 2006 February 19 12:33 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Three men have been arrested in Tokyo over apparent copywrite infringement due to the scanning and subsequent posting of manga on a cybercafe server.

Read More... | Souce: p2pnet.net

Sweatdrop Shop

Date: 2006 February 12 14:45 | Posted By:

Category > Fandom

Those artistic people from Sweatdrop Studios have dropped us a line to tell us about their new on-line shopping system. They take Paypal too, which is useful for those who don't have or want credit cards. We recommend you grab a copy of Sugardrops if you haven't already, since it contains artwork from a selection of the Sweatdrop Crew. The press release they sent us also has a discount coupon. ^_-

Read More... | Souce: Sweatdrop Studios

Manga Manufacturing at the Japanese Embassy London

Date: 2006 January 30 16:08 | Posted By:

Category > Events

The Japanese Embassy in Piccadilly, London is hosting a free to enter exhibition focusing on the production of manga from the rough through to the finished work. The exhibition focuses on the work of manga artist Kiriko Kubo.

It runs from 30 January - 24 February 2006 and is open Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm.

Souce: Japanese Embassy

Kia Asamiya Interview on Sequential Tart

Date: 2006 January 25 13:09 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

Sequential Tart has an interview up with Kia Asamiya creator of Nadesico, Steam Detectives and Silent Mobius. The interview is focused around Dark Angel: Phoenix Resurrection- Asamiya’s latest work for the American comics company Image. What’s especially interesting is that he has drawn the comic left to right, and it will be the Japanese version it’s flipped for!

Souce: Sequential Tart

'Death Note' Art Books Galore

Date: 2006 January 25 07:40 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

According to Manga News Amazon.jp has posted information about the Death Note art book Blanc et Noir and DEATH BOX, Blank et Noir will be sold for 4935 yen, while DEATH BOX will sell for 18900 yen.

Read More... | Souce: Manga News

New Manga Licensed by Tokyopop

Date: 2006 January 21 07:11 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

According to Anime News Network, Tokyopop has confirmed that the following mangas have been licensed and will be out in July:

Elemental Gelade (Erementar Gerad)
Kuro no Kishi
Redrum 327
Yorozuya Tokaido Honpo
Zapt!
Le Potrait de Petit Cossette
Strawberry Marshmallow (Ichigo Mashimaro)
Trash
Peppermint
Otogi Zoshi

Souce: Anime News Network

Berserk Manga Sells Over 21 Million Copies

Date: 2006 January 18 13:21 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

According to Anime News Service, the fantasy/horror Manga by Kentaro Miura - Berserk, exceeded 21 million copies. This is displayed on an ad for Vol. 1-29 of the Berserk tankoubon where publisher Hakusensha breaks the news. The print spot can be found at the tail end of the latest Berserk serial (#267) which runs in Young Animal magazine.

Souce: Anime News Service

Prince of Tennis Manga-ka Injured

Date: 2006 January 11 08:09 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

According to Manga News it was reported that Manga-ka Takeshi Konoshi was Injured and only 11 pages of Prince of Tennis manga appeared in the latest issue of Weekly Shounen Jump (No.6+7). Konoshi injured himself due to age and had to finish the chapter while still recovering at the hospital thus resulting in fewer pages.

Souce: Manga News

More Manga to be Adapted into Anime

Date: 2006 January 11 08:08 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

According to Manganews more manga titles will be adapted into anime. These titles include Air Gear, Shounen Onmyoji and also a second season of School Rumble.

Souce: Manga News

UK Rising Stars Announced

Date: 2006 January 06 04:18 | Posted By:

Category > Manga

The winners of The Rising Stars of Manga UK have been announced. The Grand prize was taken by Paul Duffield with the manga Falling Star the second prize was one by Sonia Leong with the manga Fatal Connection.

Read More... | Souce: Tokyopop UK

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