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In his latest blog post, Del Rey Manga's Dallas Middaugh has listed his top 10 manga of 2007:

  1. Phoenix: Sun by Osamu Tezuka
  2. Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaki
  3. Genshiken by Kio Shimoku
  4. Monster by Naoki Urasawa
  5. Emma by Kaoru Mori
  6. MPD Psycho by Eiji Otsuka and Sho-u Tajima
  7. The Drifitng Classroom by Kazuo Umezu
  8. xxxHOLiC by CLAMP
  9. Guru Guru Pon-chan by Satomi Ikezawa
  10. Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service by Eiji Ohtsuka and Housui Yamazaki

Source: Active Anime

To promote the upcoming March 2008 release of its new shojo manga Minima! by Machiko Sakurai, Del Rey has announced in its January 2008 Newsletter a "Minima! Contest":

Be the first to befriend Nicori with an advance copy of Minima! E-mail us, and if you're selected, you'll win an advance copy of the book. There's just one catch: You have to write in and tell us what you think!

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NEW YORK, NY - December 9, 2007 - Marvel Entertainment and Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today plans to publish two new manga series based on Marvel Entertainment's highly popular X-Men series.

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Del Rey Manga has announced several new licenses at this year's NYAF07:


  • Gankutsuoh by Maeda & Arihara Yura
  • Papillion by Ueda Miwa
  • Kami-chama Karin chu by Koge Donbo
  • Mao-chan by Ran & Akamatsu Ken

Light Novel:

  • xxxHOLiC AnotherHOLiC by NishiOishin
  • Kubikiri Cycle by NishiOisin

Del Rey Manga has announced its New York Anime Fest schedule:

Friday, Dec 7

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Del Rey Industry Panel
Manga Panel Room

The team from Del Rey Manga is on hand to dish out some exciting new manga announcements and updates on what you can expect from your favorite publisher through 2008 and beyond. Plus all the usual fun of the Del Rey Q&A. Join Dallas Middaugh (Associate Publisher), Mutsumi Miyazaki (Director of Licensing & Acquisitions), Tricia Narwani (Editorial Associate), Ali T. Kokmen (Marketing Manager), and April Flores (Publicity) for a panel packed full of more fun than should be allowed!

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In "Meeting Mangaka, part one," Del Rey Manga's Dallas Middaugh talks about his experience meeting with various mangaka, including Rumiko Takahashi:

I've met three mangaka in my manga career. (Honestly, it could be more, but my memory fails me some days.)

Also available is a preview of Del Rey's upcoming manga Aventura by Shin Midorikawa.

Del Rey Manga has announced the official launch of its blog on Active Anime. Del Rey Manga Blog, which has been completely redesigned, was originally hosted on Active Anime has a temporary SDCC blog:

Active Anime is please to announce the launch of the official blog of Del Rey Manga at Active Anime. Please visit the official blog at Associate Publisher of Del Rey Manga, Dallas Middaugh, has made his first post at the blog, and other associates of Del Rey Manga soon make their own posting.'s new manga section has posted two interviews, one with Yen Press' Kurt Hassler, and the other Dallas Middaugh of Del Rey Manga.

Also, Variety has posted two articles on Tokyopop, which takes a comprehensive look at Tokyopop, and talks with its founder and CEO Stuart Levy.

Sources: MangaBlog & ANN

Del Rey Manga has announced several new acquisitions at this year's MangaNEXT:

  • Selected works from Faust, a novel and manga magazine from Kodansha
  • Toto! Wonderful Adventure by Yu-ko Osada
  • Haridama Magical Cram School by Atsushi Suzumi (mangaka of Venus Versus Virus)
  • Maid Machinegun (novel) by Ariya

Source: Giapet

ANN reports that Jason Thompson will be holding launch events to promote the release of his book Manga: The Complete Guide in New Jersey and California later this month:

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