Kaori Yuki's Godchild (Count Cain) will no longer be serialized in Viz Media's Shojo Beat anthology. According to Evelyn Dubocq from Viz, "We periodically switch out stories to keep the magazine fresh... Pulling the manga from the magazine lets us put the graphic novels out more quickly."

Source: ANN

Gardena, CA, August 8, 2006 -€“ Digital Manga Publishing wrapped up its summer convention season with new title announcements at its DMP panel at Otakon 2006. Flower of Life by Fumi Yoshinaga joins Vampire Hunter D and Megami DX in Digital Manga Publishing'€™s line-up for 2007.

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RICHMOND, CA -­ August 7, 2006 - Prepare for a breath of fresh in Infinity Studios, LLC's serious love drama Unbalance Unbalance Volume 1, a 200 page Korean color graphic novel (art work by Soo-Hyon Lee and story by Dall-Young Lim) which ships early October. With so many graphic novels falling into the love-comedy category, Unbalance Unbalance Volume 1 is a welcome change of pace with the serious love-drama many fans have been demanding.

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Baltimore, MD- August 07, 2006 - Alas the Otakon 2006 is over. The DramaQueen Staff had a wonderful time at this marvelous convention and wants to thank all her fans and the staff members of Otakon for all their support and love. However we did not leave the convention without giving our fans an interesting industry/yaoi panel!!! During this panel we announced the following great new manga & manhwa titles and also announced our street release date for Rush, an original western Yaoi anthology:

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DramaQueen has announced the following new licenses at Otakon:

- "Invoke" by Higashizato Kiriko
- "Not/Love" by Miyamoto Kano
- "Omen" by Tateno Makoto
- "Tyrant Who Falls In Love" by Hinako Takanaga

- "Peter Panda" by Na Ye-Ri
- "Promise" by Eun-Young Lee

New licenses announced at Otakon:

- "Heaven!!" By Shizumi Seino

- "Flower Of Life" by Yoshinaga Fumi

June Manga:
- "Kurashina Sensei's Passion" by Natsuho Shino
- "La Vie En Rose" by Sadahiro Mika
- "Waru" by Hashida Yukari
- "Wagamama Kitchen" by Kaori Monchi
- "Fake Fur" by Yamagata Satomi
- "Paradise On The Hill" by Tenzen Momoko

DMP announced that 801 Media Inc., a new yaoi manga publisher, which will be managed by people from DMP, will make its debut at this year's Yaoi Con.


Should there be a stylebook for manga? Irresponsible Pictures takes an in-depth look at this issue.

On this week's USA Todays top 150 chart, Viz's Naruto vol.10 placed #133, Tokyopop's Kingdom Hearts vol.4 ends up at #148, and Del Rey’s Tsubasa vol.10 hits #95.

AoD points out that Tokyopop will make three of its titles available on the web exclusively, the titles are Atomic King Daidogan, One, and

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