Seven Seas has announced the following new license:

- "Neconoclasm" by Asaki Yuzuno

Viz has announced the following new licenses:

- "Shakugan no Shana" by Takahashi Yashichirou
- "Count Cain" by Kaori Yuki
- "Dragon Drive" by Sakura Kenichi
Shojo Beat
- "LoveCom" (Lovely Complex) by Nakahara Aya
- "Millenium Snow" by Hattori Bisco
- "Shakugan no Shana Novel" by Sasakura Ayao
- "Brave Story Novel" by Miyabe Miyuki

CMX has announced the following new licenses:

- "Apothecarius Argentum" by Yamashita Tomomi
- "Canon" Shiomi Chika
- "Dorothea" by Curie
- "Go Go Heaven!!" Yamada Keiko
- "Key To the Kingdom" by Shitou Kiyoko
- "Orfina" by Tennouji Kitsune
- "The Time Guardian" by Kishi Daimurou & Ichinose Tamao
- "Variante" by Igura Sugimoto

Broccoli Books has announced the following new license:

- "E's" by Yuiga Satoru

- http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/feature.php?id=252

ANN interveiws Adam Arnold and Jason DeAngelis of Seven Seas Entertainment.

The rumors are true - TOKYOPOP has just relaunched its website!

Check out the NEW http://www.TOKYOPOP.com, where you can:

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Del Rey has announced the following new licenses:

- "Mushishi" by Urushibara Yuki
- "Kitchen Princess" by Kobayashi Miyuki & Andou Natsumi
- "Shugo Chura" by Peach-Pit
- "Mamotte! Lolipop" by Kikuta Michiyo
- "Parasyte" by Iwaaki Hitoshi (formerly licensed by Tokyopop)

From ActiveAnime comes an interview with Izumi Kawachi, mangaka of Enchanter, which is currently being released by Digital Manga Publishing.


The third International Manga and Anime Festival will take place Friday 10th - Tuesday 14th November 2006 at County Hall, Westminster, London. Together with its sponsor CineAqua, the festival will host the IMAF 2006 Manga and Anime Design Competition and Awards, with an overall prize fund worth $85,000 .

Dark Horse Comic Con Preview Night Announcements:

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