Del Rey

From Active Anime comes Del Rey's August 2007 release schedule:

August 2007 manga from Del Rey Books and Kodansha announced. Plus Alive The FInal Evolution Volume 1 to street on July 31st.

ANN reports that Del Rey has announced at their AnimeNEXT panel two new acquisitions:

MangaCast points out that Del Rey has acquired Basilisk author Masaki Segawa's Yagyu Ninja Scrolls. The manga, which was licensed during NYCC, is currently listed on Del Rey's release schedule for Q4 2007 (PDF). The first volume will be released in October 2007.

NEW YORK, NY, May 15, 2007 - Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that it has acquired an original graphic novel starring Odd Thomas, perhaps the most memorable and beloved character Dean Koontz has ever created. The charismatic young fry cook from Pico Mundo, California has appeared in three New York Times bestselling novels: Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, and Brother Odd, which was one of Koontz's fastest-selling hardcovers.

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From Pink Raygun comes an interview with Camilla D'Errico, artist of Del Rey's Make 5 Wishes,a manga that features Avril Lavigne as one of its characters.

Via: When Fangirls Attack

Tokyopop is current hosting a preview of Make 5 Wishes, the upcoming American manga from Del Rey that is created in collaboration with pop superstar Avril Lavigne.

Source: animeOnline

Del Rey will release the English edition of the Train Man (Densha Otoko) novel by Hitori Nakano April 24th. Currently three different versions of the Train Man manga are being released by Del Rey, Viz Media, and CMX.

Source: CMX

Del Rey Manga is pleased to report the acquisition of several new manga series. Initially announced Sunday, February 25, 2007 at the New York Comic Con, these series' initial volumes are planned for publication in Fall 2007

SHIKI TSUKAI manga by Toru Zeku and art by Yuna Takanagi, the action-packed environmental-themed adventures of the shiki tuskai--"Keepers of the Seasons"--who are entrusted with defending the universe's natural order againt the forces that threaten it. Publication rights arranged through Kodansha, Ltd.

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More new titles announced at NYCC 07:

Yen Press:
- Spiral - Bonds of Reasoning by Kyou Shirodaira/Eita Mizuno
- Zombie Loan by PEACH-PIT
- Black God by Dall-Young Lim/Sung-Woo Park
- Alice in Deadlines by Ihara Shiro

Del Rey:
- Aventura
- Pumpkin Scissors
- Psycho Busters
- Shiki Tsukai

Del Rey also announced a Complete Guide to Manga, a guide book to all the manga released in the U.S.

- Two Flowers of the Dragon by Kusakawa Nari
- Venus in Love by Nakaji Yuuki
- Tears of a Lamb by Hidaka Banri
- King of Cards by Tateno Makoto
- I Hate You More than Anyone by Hidaka Banri

Also, Bandai has announced that it will release its Witchblade manga in June 2007.

- MangaCast

According to Publishers Marketplace, Del Rey is looking for a new Associate Publicist. The candidate needs to have "2-5 years publicity experience in book publishing and knowledge of the media, marketplace and competition, preferably in the Sci-Fi / Fantasy/ Manga/ Graphic Novel genres. Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must. Excellent writing skills also required. Need to be creative, assertive, personable and persuasive."

Source: MangaBlog