ICE Kunion

theOtaku reports that Yen Press has announced several new manga acquisitions at NYAF07:

  • Shoulder a Coffin Kuro
  • Hidamari Sketch (to be released as Sunshine Sketch)
  • Suzunari!
  • Astro

Also mentioned is that Yen Press has licensed ICE Kunion's manhwa titles:

Yen Press acquired manhwa publisher ICE Kunion's titles, and they're reprinting the previously-released books very soon.

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According to the latest issue of PWCW, Korean manhwa publisher ICE Kunion will be completely absorbed by Hachette's new manga imprint Yen Press. Yen Press will begin releasing ICE Kunion titles beginning in spring of 2008, and plans to release 30-40 titles by the end of 2008.

Also, former ICE Kunion editorial director Ju-Youn Lee is now Yen Press' senior editor. According to Lee regarding Yen Press' offer to Sigongsa (one of ICE Kunion's parent company):

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Precocious Curmudgeon points out that ICE Kunion's website now redirects to, which says on its frontpage "Check back in October 2007 for the latest Manhwa and Manga-Shojo, Doujinshin and it's all Free!"

ICE Kunion has added many titles to its FREE Comic Previews page.

KOREA - July 12, 2006 - The ICE Kunion imprint has been creating a stir by introducing the hottest Korean comics (aka "manhwa") to English audiences, and now they're heating things up in San Diego as well with some great giveaways and a chance to win a piece of extremely rare original artwork! During the 2006 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON, being held July 19-23, the Korean Culture & Content Agency booth (#2543) is where you need to be to get in on all of ICE Kunion's manhwa giveaway action!

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ICE KUNION is proud to announce the launch of the brand new!

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