From the Japan Times comes an article titled "Stan Lee's marvelous manga plans" by Patrick Macias, which looks at Ultimo, the new collaboration manga between Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei (mangaka of Shaman King).

Bungaku Shoujo, a light novel series by Nomura Mizuki (author) and Takeoka Miho (illustrator), will be adapted into a manga by Kousaka Rito and will be serialized in GanGan Powered starting with the August issue (6/21).

Another light novel series, Young Gun Carnaval by Fukami Makoto, will be adapted into a manga by Satou Yuko, and will serialize as an e-manga on FlexComix Next beginning June 3rd.

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The Beat reports that winners of the 2007 Eagle Awards has been announced. The winner in the Manga Category is Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note.

Brazilian publsiher Panini Comics has announced that it will release Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon in May, a manga that Japanese animation and manga specialist Rolando Jose made some interesting comments about, especially during moments in the story when the characters are in Latin America.

Source: Papo de Budega

Winners of the 32nd Kodansha Manga Award have been announced. Kodansha Manga Award is awarded annually to works published in the previous year by Kodansha. This year the winners are:

Children's manga category:
- Shugo Chara! (?????????????????????) by PEACH-PIT [ Nakayoshi ]

Shounen manga category:
- Saikyo! Toritsu Aoizaka Koko Yakyubu (????????? ?????????????????????????????????) by Motoyuki Tanaka [ Weekly Shounen Sunday ]

Shoujo manga category:
- Kimi ni Todoke (????????????) by Karuho Shiina [ Bessatsu Margaret ]

General manga category:
- Moyashimon (???????????????) by Masayuki Ishikawa [ Evening ]

The winners of the 37th Japanese Cartoonists' Association Award (Nihon Mangaka Kyokai Awards) have been announced:

Grand Prize

- 20th Century Boys/21st Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa
- Hina-chan no Nichijo by Hiroko Minami

Award of Excellence

- Alfheim no Kishi by Seika Nakayama

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The winners of the 12th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award (sponsored by Asahi Shimbun) have been announced:

Grand Prize:

  • Moyashimon (Tales of Agriculture) by Masayuki Ishikawa

Shinsei (New Hope) Award:

  • Tr??umerei by oranosuke Shimada

Short Manga Prize:

  • Gou-Gou Datte Neko De Aru by Yumiko Oshima

Special Award:

  • International Institute for Children's Literature

Source: Anime! Anime!

After a long wait, JBC will finally release Shoujo Kakumei Utena (Revolutionary Girl Utena) by Chiho Saito in Brazil. The press release can be found on Anime-Pr??. For more comments check Shoujo Caf?? blog.

MangaCast points out that Go! Comi has licensed Amemiya and Ichihara's manga 07-Ghost. MangaBlog has more.