The Comiket 72 catalog went on sale this week, check Akiba Blog for tons of catalog-related pictures. Heisei Democracy also points out that according to the catalog, Comiket 73 will run from December 29th through the 31st, 2007.

Del Rey manga has announced a giveaway of their SDCC goodies for people who cannot attend the convention:

Just send an e-mail to delreymanga@randomhouse.com with "Active Anime/SDCC giveaway" in the subject line. Include your full name and address in the body of the e-mail (NOTE: Your personal information will not be used for anything other than this contest). Entries must be received by Monday, July 30, 2007.

Read more about Del Rey staff's "SDCC adventures" at the official Del Rey SDCC blog.

Some new announcements from manga publishers at Comic-Con International 2007:

  • Viz Media announced "Viz Big," a new line of manga that will pack 3 volumes worth of existing Viz titles into on single volume priced $17.99, complete with new covers and colored illustrations.
  • New manga licenses from Viz:
    - Vampire Juujikai (Fallen Vampire) by Kimura Yuri
    - Monkey High! by Akira Shouko
    - Death Note: Another Note (Novel) by Ishin Nishio (to be translated by Andrew Cunningham)
  • CMX presented its new title Zombie Fairy by Torii Daisuke, a result from their partnership with Flex Comix.
  • Tokyopop showed off a list of OEL titles that will be available on cell phones during their GoComics panel.
  • Udon Entertainment has announced its schedule at Comic Con.

For more news and reports available from the San Diego Comic-Con 2007 News Round Up.

Special Sweepstakes, Daily Giveaways And Previews Of New Video Games Highlight Some Of What's To Come

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25, 2007 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, brings NARUTO NATION™ to the 2007 Comic-Con International as the wildly successful property expands to include new video games, DVDs, manga, and more. To celebrate the launch at the show, VIZ Media and its show partners will hold a variety of special sweepstakes and daily giveaways.

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According to Publishers Weekly (via MangaCast), at Otakon DramaQueen announced its plans to start a new action imprint, with the Korean manhwa Spam Mail Hunter being the first title to be released under the new imprint this coming September.

Also confirmed are two new licenses from Media Blasters:

  • Mousou Shoujo Otaku-kei
  • Family

From AoD comes several announcements made by Media Blasters at this year's Otakon:

- The Bible Black game is doing well and they intend to bring out the Discipline game
- Phoenix will be dubbed
- For the Ikki Tosen sequel, they are trying to get the same voice actors for that dub as well as the same actors for Kujibiki and Genshiken
- They appear to have picked up the manga series Mousou Shoujo Otaku

Source: AoD

A round up of SDCC 2007 manga-related news, reports, and more from around the internet, updated constantly, so you don't have to look for them.

Official Site
Anime/Manga Programming

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Yuri Artists, Writers, AMV creators and Cosplayers - Yuricon Contests are on!

Newark, NJ -Yuricon, a celebration of yuri in anime and manga, offers 4 great contests in conjunction with their Yuricon's 2007 "Yurisai" event!

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Dark Horse Comics – Booth #2615
2007 Signing Schedule!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 (Preview Night):
6:00 - 7:00 Sergio Aragones: Celebrating 25 years of Groo!
7:00 – 8:30 The Artist Within: Greg Preston (Special Book Release Reception – Expect Special Guests!)

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Summer is almost over, but the fun is just about to begin!

Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2007 - Anime Expo is over and the ladies and gentlemen of 801 Media Inc. are happy to announce new titles for 2008.

The Prime Minister's Secret Diplomacy by Youka Nitta
January 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1-934129-15-9
Yoshinaga's genius and his gift for political maneuvering have helped him ascend to the higher spheres of the Ministry of Foreign affairs at an early age. As for Shiraishi, the prestige of his family as well as his dedication to his job has also led him to an early career in diplomacy. Yoshinaga is Shiraishi’s future brother-in-law as he is soon to be married to his sister. When the two meet in Thailand, a stunning tale of love unfolds.

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