Del Rey Manga Acquisitions Announcement

(New York, NY; October 9, 2006) - Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Random House, is one of the premiere publishers of Japanese manga in the U.S. With a backlist diverse enough to appeal to anyone regardless of age or gender, Del Rey jumped headfirst into the lucrative world of manga publishing before any other major U.S. publisher. Already gearing up for a blockbuster summer in 2007, Del Rey Manga is pleased to announce the acquisition of LE CHEVALIER D'EON by Tou Ubukata and Kiriko Yumeji. The Japanese anime based on the title has already created tremendous buzz in both the U.S. and Japan. The release of this manga in the U.S. will be highly anticipated.

Keep reading below for a preview of this great new title:

Le Chevalier d'Eon: Volume 1
By Tou Ubukata and Kiriko Yumeji

▪ Anime by Production I.G. soon to debut in Japan and selected by Wizard as "one to watch"
▪ Drawn in a fantasy/gothic-style with amazing detail

This manga is based on the real-life story of 18th-century spy and French diplomat Charles de Beaumont. When Beaumont finds his sister dead in a coffin floating down the river Seine, he must use all his skills as Le Chevalier d’Eon to learn who killed her. Standing in his way is the mysterious cult, the Rose Cross, which is bent on summoning creatures of dark power, gargoyles, to bring down the monarchy and the Church.

(Del Rey Manga Original; 978-0-345-49622-5; June 26, 2007; $10.95; Ages 16+)