topPopular series becomes one of the first Original English Language manga licensed for the Japanese market

(Ann Arbor, MI: June 10, 2007) - FredArt Studios and Dark Horse Comics announced today that Kodansha will publish a Japanese language edition of Megatokyo Volume 1 under the Kodansha Box imprint. It will contain the same material as the English language Dark Horse edition with additional notes and commentary for Japanese readers. It is the first Original English Language manga title to be licensed by Kodansha for the Japanese market.

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From Active Anime comes Del Rey's August 2007 release schedule:

August 2007 manga from Del Rey Books and Kodansha announced. Plus Alive The FInal Evolution Volume 1 to street on July 31st.

LOS ANGELES -- Manga publisher Go! Comi announced that the first installment of Wendy Pini's webcomic "The Masque of the Red Death" has gone live on its website, Additionally, Go! Comi's website has been completely redesigned and enlarged, and now includes forums, a release calendar, and numerous other enhancements.

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Long Awaited Debut Of Unique Action Crime Drama Will Delight Fans

San Francisco, CA, June 29, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, announced the highly anticipated DVD release of the anime series DEATH NOTE™ today at Anime Expo 2007. The latest addition to the SHONEN JUMP™ Home Video line is rated T+ for Older Teens and makes its debut in stores on November 20, 2007. The DVD features four original and uncut episodes with English dub and Japanese with English subtitles for $24.98.

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The new comic release list for June 27th 2007 from ComicList, compiled by MangaCast.

"Oath to Love and Passion 1" and "Full House 5" to be available in July and to be priced at $9.99 SRP.

NEW YORK, NY (June 20, 2007) - Central Park Media announced today that the OATH TO LOVE AND PASSION 1 graphic novel will be available in July. The debut of this romantic comedy focuses on the relationships of four teens and the trials and tribulations they face in finding happiness both within themselves and each other. FULL HOUSE 5 is also scheduled for release and is the basis for the highly rated Korean TV show by the same name. The story focuses on an arrogant movie star and an up and coming screenwriter who are forced to feign their engagement while sharing the same house. Both books are geared for a teenage audience and will retail for $9.99 SRP.

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From MangaCast comes the Diamond Previews for July 2007, which provides information on new U.S. releases for September/October 2007.

Panini of Brazil has announced its plans to publish numerous new titles in the Brazilian market in the next months. Newly announced licenses include Bleach, Princess Princess, Count Cain, Gantz, Vampire Knight and Blood - The Last Vampire.

The manga will be released in the following order: Blood - The Last Vampire in June at Fest Comix. Bleach and Vampire Knight in July. Princess Princess in August. Count Cain in December. Gantz has not received an official release date yet.

Source: Anime Pro (via Shoujo Cafe)

According to PEACH-PIT's latest weblog entry, due to the recent trouble and sudden suspension of Rozen Maiden, volume 8, the manga's final volume, will carry only chapters 41 to 43 and contains no extra artworks.

Source: Canned Dogs

From Icarus Publishing's blog comes a preview (NSFW) of the adult manga coming out in September 2007, based on Diamond Previews for July (Shipping in September 07).