September, 2006

The cast for the upcoming Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime was announced in Weekly Shonen Jump No.41 (9/11).

On August 21st, high school students from China and Japan met in Tokyo to participate in the "Japan China Manga Exchange Meeting". Each participant, with the help of manga artists, worked together to create their own manga artwork. This meeting is part of a series of events organized by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an effort to improve the relationship between Chinese and Japanese youth through manga.

The following guests from Studio GAINAX will be available this year on the Connichi for autograph sessions and discussions:

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
charakter design "Wings of Honneamise", "Nadia", "Neon Genesis Evangelion", "FLCL" and ".hack//SIGN"

Hiroyuki Yamaga
Studio GAINAX-Chef
co-producer "Neon Genesis Evangelion"
director and author "Wings of Honneamise" and "Mahoromatic"

Takami Akai
Founder of Studio GAINAX
character design "Princess Maker"-video games and "Petite Princess Yucie"
visual concept "Crest of the Stars"

Shouji Saeki

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Shonen Gahosha will be releasing the first issue (December issue) of Monthly Young King on 10/19.

15th - 17th September 2006
Kassel, the 7th of August 2006
in the Kongress Palais Kassel, Germany

The biggest german speaking fan association Animexx e.V., with over 100,000 online members, proudly presents the fifth Connichi as usual in the Kongress Palais Kassel - Stadthalle from 15th to 17th of September 2006.

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September 6 - October 4, 2006

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
131 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor of the Colonnade building

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Special Saturday Openings: Saturday, September 9 & 16, Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Closed: other Saturdays and Sundays

Opening Reception and Lecture by Curator Dr. Masami Toku, California State University: September 6th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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From ANN comes a series of interviews with various mangaka during the 2006 Comic Exhibition in Taipei:

Ryoko Fukuyama (Nosatsu Junkie)
Reiichi Hiiro (Double Call)
Makoto Raiku (Zatch Bell!)
Masashi Azaki (Ikebukuro West Gate Park)

Hiroya Oku, mangaka of Gantz, will be working on a new series titled Me-Teru no Kimochi. The first chapter will appear in Young Jump No. 40, on sale 31 August.

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Nao Yazawa (Wedding Peach) will be attending Germany's biggest book fair, Frankfurter Buchmesse, between October 4th - 8th, which will take place in Frankfurt. Yazawa will participate in a conference, as well as doing book-signings.

Source: AnimeY


The LET'S and GO anime will premiere on the Brazilian SBT Network. The animation has been passed into cables TV and dubbing works has been started. The forecast is that it will be aired in September or October on the Saturday mornings. Lar

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