GB Shuppan has released the first issue of a full-color bishoujo manga anthology titled Comic Comomo (コミック小桃) on March 20th. Due to various circumstances, the magazine's release date was delayed from February 20th to March 20th. The magazine contains adult content and is aimed at males.

A Comic Comomo "volume 0" was released during last winter's Comic Market 73.

Libre Shuppan and MediaWorks are launching a new yaoi light novel label titled B-Prince Bunko on April 7th.

According to the report, publication planning and editing will be handled by Libre Shuppan, while ASCII MediaWorks will handle publishing and the novels will be sold through Kadokawa Group Publishing.


According to ANN, Square Enix has sold over 30 million copies of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga in Japan:

The promotional sleeve wrapper on the 19th volume of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga announced that the series has sold over 30 million copies in Japan. Arakawa began drawing the "dark fantasy" manga in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine in 2001, and Viz Media has been publishing the manga in North America.

The first Anime Blog Awards is now underway:

The Anime Blog Awards is a bridge to highlight the best blogs in their various genres. We hope that the awards can celebrate the excellence of great anime blogs within the anime blogosphere. We also believe that this award will fulfill its desire to promote new or excellent blogs that should be given more attention.

To vote for your favorite blog, you need to own or contribute to a blog yourself. Nominations will end on April 22nd. Included in the award is a category for manga blogs. Go here for more rules.

According to an article from the Associated Press, Borders announced on Thursday that it may put itself up for sale:

Shares in Borders tumbled more than 39 percent as the nation's second-largest bookseller said it was considering options including the sale of the company or certain divisions, and that it had lined up $42.5 million in financing to help it keep running through the year.

Borders cut back on its graphic novel division early last year after the departure of Kurt Hassler.

The top 15 manga (February - March 08) in France according to BdZoom:

  1. Naruto (34)
  2. Death Note (8)
  3. Samurai Deeper Kyo (37)
  4. Satan 666 (14)
  5. Naruto (33)
  6. One Piece (41)
  7. Bleach (25)
  8. Mär Omega (1)
  9. Death Note (1)
  10. Naruto (1)
  11. Sugar Sugar Rune (7)
  12. Death Note (7)
  13. Death Note (2)
  14. Naruto (2)
  15. Naruto (32)

From Icarus Publishing's blog comes a preview (NSFW) of the adult manga that are shipping in April 2008 based on Diamond Previews.

Tokyopop has launched a "I-Manga Music Video Mash Up Contest," which asks its participant to remix scenes from two of Tokyopop's more popular manga into music videos.

The winning video will receive an Apple Video iPod packed with Tokyopop music and all of the i-manga webisodes, as well as being featured on the TOKYOPOP TV YouTube page. The contest ends March 23rd, rules can be found here.

From comes an interview with Madeleine Rosca, artist of Seven Seas' Hollow Fields and recipient of an honorable mention in Japan's First International Manga Awards organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.