From ANS comes a report of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) as well as an exclusive screening report of Shin Seiki Evangelion Movies Death (True)2, Air, Magokoro Wo, Kimi Ni (The End Of Evangelion) and more at animecs T!FF In Akihabara 2006."

During this year's XII Salón del Manga event, which took place in Spain from October 27th to October 29th, many large Spanish manga publishers announced their plans for the upcoming year, as well as new manga titles that will be released in late 2006 and early 2007.

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A special Detroit Metal City event took place last weekend at Tower Record in Shinbuya, where author Kiminori Wakasugi held an autograph session. Special products, T-shirts, and limited edition items were also sold.

Detroit Metal City is a seinen/comedy manga by Kiminori Wakasugi currently serialized in Hakusensha's Young Animal, and the story revolves around a hard rock band.

Mangacast has more coverage on Yaoi Con and an interview with Lara Yokoshima, whose work is featured in DramaQueen's new RUSH anthology.

This weekend (October 27, 28 and 29), Dr. Masami Toku will appear in Caracas, Venezuela.

Masami Toku is the special guest of the Anime and Manga Festival hosted by the Japan Embassy at Venezuela. She will be showing her research on "Shojo Manga Power!"

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The Futuro Comunicação and Circuito Produções bring to Brazil: Video Games Live Brazil 2006 on November 19th. Video Games Live is a musical show based on the universe of electronic games. Video Games Live is organized by musician Tommy Tallarico and music teacher Jack Wall, a North American game composer.

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Los Angeles, CA (October 26, 2006) – Anime Gamers, the US flagship store of the Japanese hobby store chain Gamers, has teamed up with COSMODE magazine and Cosplay.com for the second annual cosplay photo shoot to take place at the Anime Gamers store on Saturday, November 4, 2006. Cosplayers will be photographed by Kyle Johnsen of Cosplay.com, and photos taken at the event will be showcased in the Cosplay.com photo gallery.

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From Same Hat! Same Hat! comes a report of the Frankfurt Book Fair, as well as a detailed look at Dark Horse and their upcoming titles.

Source: MangaBlog


A compilation of Yaoi Con con reports from around the web:

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The 12th Salón de Manga de Barcelona will take place in Spain between October 27th - October 29th. The event will feature a diverse range of activities such as expositions, announcement of manga, anime, and magazines, the Spanish stage of the World Cosplay Summit, and competitions.

Artists from the Japanese entertainment industry will also be appearing at the event: Hironobu Kageyama (singer of Saint Seiya, Dragon Ball Z, Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go WGP themes), Blood, Masakazu Katsura (Video Girl Ai, DNA, I's), Atsuko Nakajima (Character Design, Animation Director of Ranma, Urusei Yatsura, You're Under Arrest), Tachibana Higuchi, Hideshi Hino, Monkey Punch (Lupin III).

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