October, 2006


Yaoi Suki has announced a new 2006 Yaoi Awards event. The first three awards are:

Rockstar Games Award for Riskiest Licensing: DramaQueen
Most Aggravating Licensor: Be Beautiful
Favorite Publisher: June

Go here to vote for "Best Manga," "Worst Manga," and "Guilty Pleasure Award."

DrMaster's parent company, DGN Productions, has launched a new graphic novel website at dgnproduction.com.

Source: ANN

San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2006 — VIZ Media, LLC (www.viz.com), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, announces its selection of Ty's Toy Box, LLC (www.tystoybox.com), the leading multi-channel e-tailer of licensed character brands, to handle its e-commerce fulfillment operations. Effective immediately, Ty's Toy Box will be responsible for the technology, merchandising, warehousing, fulfillment and customer care for VIZ Media’s online marketplaces.

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New York, NY - CMX, the manga imprint of DC Comics, announced today plans to publish GON, from renowned writer/artist Masashi Tanaka, for release in 2007.

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A new event called Otaku Festival will be hosted at the National Dance Center and the Desant Theater in Bucharest, Romania on October 7 and 8. According to the organizers, "the purpose of the event is to encourage the otaku phenomenon in Romania."

Seven Seas has published an interview with its founder Jason DeAngelis, where he talks about his experience with manga and Seven Seas Entertainment.

Source: MangaBlog

ICv2 reports that Dark Horse will be releasing (and re-releasing) several new manga in 2007:

- Tanpenshu by Hiroki Endo - January 07

- Akira Club by Katsuhiro Otomo - February 07

- Red String by Gina Biggs

Dominion by Shirow Masumune - January 07
- Dominion Conflict 1 by Shirow Masumune - February 07
- Orion by Shirow Masumune - March 07
- Appleseed by Shirow Masumune - April 07
- Black Magic by Shirow Masumune
- Gunsmith Cats Omnibus - February 07
- Gunsmith Cats: Burst - April 07

The first issue of a new novel magazine called The Ruby will be released by Kadokawa Shoten on October 13th.

Los Angeles, CA (October, 2006) -- What does the spirit of the planet incarnate, the hottest kids' videogame, and a pop diva have in common?

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Yoshihiro Yonezawa (53), co-founder and president of the famous semi-annual Tokyo Comiket event, passed away on October 1st due to lung cancer. Yoshihiro Yonezawa is also a well-known manga critic, some of his works include:

- "Sengo Shojo Manga Shi" (Postwar History of Shojo Manga)
- "Sengo SF Manga Shi" (Postwar History of Science Fiction Manga)
- "Sengo Gag Manga Shi" (Postwar History of Gag Manga)
- "Shoujo Manga no Sekai" (The World of Shoujo Manga)
- "Shounen Manga no Sekai" (The World of Shounen Manga)

Akita Shoten will be releasing a new bishoujo magazine titled "Champion Red Ichigo" later this year.