San Jose, CA -€“ August, 2005 DrMaster Publications Inc. and DGN Production Inc. will publish Wing Shing Ma’s Chinese Hero – Tales of The Blood Sword. Originally published under Jademan Comics label, now DGN/DrMaster revives this beautiful work with a fresh coat of paint.

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From a post in its forum: "Seven Seas Entertainment is currently looking for qualified Japanese-to-English Translators for a wide variety of translation projects."

MangaBlog interviews Tokyopop's Web Community Content Producer, Matt Nixon, on TP's recent relaunch of its website.

(LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2006) - Seven Seas Entertainment is proud to formally announce the acquisition of 4 new Japanese licenses-manga series Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~, Kodomo no Jikan, Neconoclasm, and the novel series Shinigami no Ballad. First announced during Seven Seas' panels at Anime Expo and the San Diego Comic-Con, each of these new titles brings something unique to Seven Seas' ever-expanding line-up of manga and novels.

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Love Manga takes a look at some of the new licenses from adult manga publisher Icarius Publishing:

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MangaCast has a list of new licenses that almost went unnoticed.

- "Little Queen" by Kim YeonJu
- "Utopia's Avenger" by Oh SeKwon

- "Eternal Alice Rondo" by Kaishaku
- "Chinese Hero" by Wing Shing Ma

- "Let's Be Perverts" by Lee YuJung

ICE Kunion:
- "Comic" by Ha SiHyun

According to Yaoi Suki, Kitty Media will be releasing a few new yaoi titles, including Can't Stop Loving You by Takakura Row.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ali Kokmen as Manga Marketing Manager for the Del Rey imprint, a new position, reporting to Ballantine/Del Rey Associate Publisher and Director of Marketing Kim Hovey.

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According to Del Rey's July newsletter, Ali Kokmen, CPM's former Director of Book Sales, is now Del Rey's new Manga Marketing Manager.