Fujimi Shobo

Rumiko Takahashi will publish a new chapter of her Rumic Theater series titled Shiawase List (Happiness List) (高橋留美子劇場 しあわせリスト) in Shogakukan's Big Comic Original No.5 (2/20).

An one-shot from Masakazu Katsura (mangaka of Video Girl Ai and I''s) and Akira Toriyama (mangaka of Dragon Ball) will appear in the May issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ (4/4).

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Moon Phase reports that the March 2008 issue (the first of a series of 20th anniversary commemoration issues) of Fujimi Shobo's monthly light novel magazine Dragon Magazine marks the magazine's 20th anniversary. An important Slayers announcement will be made in the April 2008 issue.

Also, Dragon Magazine will become a bi-monthly magazine starting with the May 2008 issue.

Source: LightNovel.org

ANN reports that four manga series are coming to an end in Japan:

  • Emma by Kaoru Mori in the February issue (1/12) of Enterbrain's Monthly Comic Beam.
  • Karin by Yuna Kagesaki in the February issue (1/9) of Fujimi Shobo's Dragon AGE.
  • Idolmaster Xenoglossia by Mairi Kurosaki in the March issue (1/26) of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Comp Ace.
  • Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans by Tatsu Mizuki in the March issue (1/21) of MediaWorks' Monthly Dengeki Daioh

topFujimi Shobo has announced the winners of the 6th Fujimi Young Mystery Award and the 18th Fantasia Novel Award (both are novel awards):

6th Fujimi Young Mystery Award

Grand Prize:
- Our Paradox by Jun Atsugi
Honorable Mention:
- For "Beauty" Charlotte by Shuuichi Oseki

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Kyoshiro to Eien no Sora by Kaishaku will be adapted into an Anime.

Fujimi Shobo will release a special edition of its DRAGON AGE magazine, titled DRAGON AGE Pure.

The first issue will be released on January 30th, and it will come with a special figurine of Karin (a character from a manga serialized in Dragon Age), a figurine of a character from the manga SPAS-PA (serialized in Dragon Age magazine) and a SPAS-PA Special Edition booklet.