Intriguing Fantasy Story About Adventure, Growing Up, Friendship, And Family Bonds Will Captivate A Wide Range Of Readers

San Francisco, CA, August 14, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues to expand its VIZ Fiction imprint with the latest publication of the novel BRAVE STORY by popular Japanese author Miyuki Miyabe. The book is offered as a hardcover edition at a suggested retail price of $23.99 and is now available through retailers nationwide.

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San Jose, CA, August, 2007. DrMaster Publications Inc. and DGN Productions Inc have announced that the long, arduous wait is over! SVC CHAOS SNK VS CAPCOM is now available in stores around the nation! This is the comic adaptation of the popular video game by SNK PLAYMORE and Capcom, two of the heaviest hitters within the video game industry!

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Kodansha has released volume 2 of DDD, a novel by Type-Moon's Kinoko Nasu, under its Kodansha BOX Imprint. When volume 1 of DDD was released, Kodansha's Editor-in-Chief praised the novel by saying: "This person (Nasu), is a genius!" This time, the editor comments that this is the "2nd chapter of the master piece representing the zero generation."

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The new comic release list for August 8th 2007 from ComicList, compiled by MangaCast.

(LOS ANGELES, August 07, 2007) - Convention season might be winding down, but in Aoi House In Love! Volume 1, the Aoi House gang's mega-sized con adventure is only just beginning!

Alex, Sandy and their panty-stealing pet hamster Echiboo have survived an entire semester of unspeakable tortures at the hands of five crazed yaoi fangirls. Now the whole gang is off to the anime convention Hatsu-Con where sparks fly as the Aoi House gang come face-to-face with their bitter rivals: "They-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named!" Nonstop craziness and fan service abound in Aoi House's most outrageous adventure yet - "The Great Con Caper!"

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The new comic release list for August 3rd 2007 from ComicList, compiled by MangaCast.

ANN reports that Digital Manga will be releasing a book called the Pop Japan Travel: Essential Otaku Guide on August 15:

Based on the anime and manga tours of Japan that were pioneered by Pop Japan Travel, this English book will include maps and special features designed to help travelers.

Panini Comics has updated its website with information on its new licensed manga coming out in August, which include Bleach (13,7 x 20 cm), Princess Princess (13 x 18 cm), Count Cain (11,4 x 17,7 cm), Gantz (13 x 18 cm) and Vampire Knight (11,4 x 17,7 cm).

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Acclaimed Series Blends Japanese And Western Art Styles And Offers Gritty And Surrealistic Portrayal of Disaffected Urban Youth

San Francisco, CA, August 1, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the highly anticipated release of an omnibus edition compiling the edgy and controversial manga series TEKKONKINKREET: BLACK & WHITE, by acclaimed creator Taiyo Matsumoto, on September 25. The manga, which is being offered by VIZ Media's Signature imprint, is also the inspiration behind the new TEKKONKINKREET anime feature film from Sony Pictures directed by noted visual effects artist and producer Michael Arias (The Abyss, Princess Mononoke, The Animatrix).

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MangaCast reports that Fanfare/Ponent Mon has announced the following title at this year's SDCC:

  • Summit of the Gods by Yumemakura Baku/Taniguchi Jiro

Also, ICv2 has published an article looking at Fanfare/Ponent Mon's upcoming releases.