May, 2006

Super Jump has launched its Free Trial reading website.


Mick Takeuchi To Attend Anime Expo® 2006 as Guest of Honor

Anaheim, California (May 1, 2006) — Anime Expo® 2006 (AX2006) and Go! Comi proudly announce the attendance of Mick Takeuchi, creator of the highly popular manga series Her Majesty’s Dog, to the 15th year anniversary convention at the Anaheim Convention Center July 1-4, 2006. More information is available at

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According to Weekly Shounen Jump's early sales information, Death Note (Story by Tsugumi Ooba, Art by Takeshi Obata) will be ending in Shounen Jump issue 24, on sale May 15th.

Also from the early sales info regarding new Death Note products:

- TV Anime adaption
- Game adaption this winter
- Tribute album will be released in June

For weekly translation of Shounen Jump sales info, visit WeeklyJump.

Kyoto Seika University starts a new manga critique magazine

Kyoto Seika University has recently established the first manga faculty in Japan this spring. Moreover, they will be starting a manga critique magazine titled "KINO". Starting this month, it will be on sale throughout bookstores across the country.

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The first issue of Comic Seed! has been released.

Publisher Poplar, mostly known for its childrens' publications, bought out fellow publisher Jive, a subisidary of major toy & game maker Takara dealing primarily in novels and manga, as part of its continuing efforts to expand the scope of its business.

ICE KUNION is proud to announce the launch of the brand new!

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ComiPress is proud to announce the official launch of! The new website will be providing the latest manga news from Japan, such as serialization information, publication status, sales ranking, and more. The site will also feature release calendars for both U.S. and Japan manga releases, as well as a press release bulletin.

Also from ComiPress is the Manga Magazine Guide, the ever-growing encyclopedia that organizes Japan’s manga anthology information and make it universally accessible and useful. Be on the look out for more exciting and new manga-related projects.

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