Broccoli Books

Broccoli Books Blog points out that a preview (PDF) of Natsumi Mukai's Nui! volume 1 is now available. The manga will be release on June 23rd.

The Broccoli Books Blog points out that previews for Koi Cupid and sola has been posted on Broccoli's official website:

Broccoli Books has relaunched its blog with a new theme:

The Broccoli Books Blog has changed its look nyo. Now you can see who is posting what nyo. Expect a new header image from Dejiko-sama and her crew every month nyo!

Los Angeles, CA (January 25, 2008) – Broccoli Books is extremely proud to announce that they have acquired the publishing rights and license for the extremely popular manga series sola by Chako Abeno and the video game-centric manga series Honoka Level Up! written by Akiyoshi Ohta and illustrated by MATSUDA98.

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ANN reports that Animate, one of the largest retailer of anime, games, and manga in Japan, is buying (PDF) a 11.31% stake in Broccoli, a publisher of manga, games, music, owner of the retail chain Gamers and the parent company of U.S. manga publisher Broccoli Books:

the two companies are forming a partnership through a new joint venture called AniBro. ANIMATE has obtained 3.7 million shares, or 11.31%, of Broccoli from the Digital Adventure company. Although the value of those shares have not been officially announced, 3.7 million Broccoli shares were worth about 250 million yen (US$2.3 million) at the close of trading on Wednesday.

According to MangaCast, Broccoli Books has licensed the manga Honoka Lv. Up!, written by Akiyoshi Ohta and drawn by Matsuda98. The manga will be sold for $10.99 each.

Broccoli Books has updated its website with three of its recent new acquisitions:

  • Nui! by Natsumi Mukai
  • Koi Cupid by Mia Ikumi
  • sola by Naoki Hisaya (story) and Chaco Abeno (art)

The updated pages include information on release dates, creators, characters, as well as sneak previews (currently unavailable).

Via: ANN

Broccoli Books has announced on its fan club mailing list that it will be releasing sola, written by Naoki Hisaya (Kanon), drawn by Chako Abeno with original character design by Naru Nanao (D.C. ~Da Capo~, ef - a tale of memories), in 2008 summer.

Source: ANN

Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2007) - Boysenberry Books, the boys' love branch of Broccoli Books, is proud to announce that they have acquired the license and publishing rights for Cigarette Kisses by Nase Yamato.

Originally known in Japan as Kuchibiru no Yukue, Cigarette Kisses is a standalone boys' love graphic novel that is filled with intense drama within a steamy love triangle.

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Los Angeles, CA (November 7, 2007) – Boysenberry Books, the new boys' love imprint from Broccoli Books, has a new website,, launching today. The website will contain constant updates about upcoming boys love titles. Also contained within the site is information on released books and their authors.

"This launch reflects on the popularity of boys' love within the manga industry. After attending Yaoi Con, we have reconfirmed that boys' love is a permanent genre in North America," states Shizuki Yamashita, Director of Operations of Broccoli International and managing editor of Boysenberry Books. "We wanted to create a place so our fans can have an easily accessible way of getting information about our boys' love titles."

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