Media Blasters

Media Blasters has announced several new acquisitions at this year's MangaNEXT:

  • Akihabara@DEEP by Akane Makoto & Ishida Ira
  • Strawberry-chan no Karei na Seikatsu by Morinaga Ai

Source: MangaCast

According to Publishers Weekly (via MangaCast), at Otakon DramaQueen announced its plans to start a new action imprint, with the Korean manhwa Spam Mail Hunter being the first title to be released under the new imprint this coming September.

Also confirmed are two new licenses from Media Blasters:

  • Mousou Shoujo Otaku-kei
  • Family

From AoD comes several announcements made by Media Blasters at this year's Otakon:

- The Bible Black game is doing well and they intend to bring out the Discipline game
- Phoenix will be dubbed
- For the Ikki Tosen sequel, they are trying to get the same voice actors for that dub as well as the same actors for Kujibiki and Genshiken
- They appear to have picked up the manga series Mousou Shoujo Otaku

Source: AoD

According to AMN's (via animeOnline) Media Blasters Panel Report, Media Blasters has licensed several new manga, as well as new titles under its Kitty Media imprint:

Media Blasters:

  • Aiken Volumes 7-12
  • Roses of the Rhine
  • I Want to be Naughty
  • Return to Scandalous Seiryo University 2

Kitty Media:

  • Fuyu no semi
  • Okane ga Nai (No Money)
  • Gakuen nana Fushigi (from the character designer of Bible Black)
  • Haru wo Daiteteta

Newark, NJ - Media Blasters, media publisher of products targeted to fan-oriented specialty markets and Yuricon, a celebration of yuri in anime and manga, are teaming up at Yuricon's 2007 "Yurisai" event to present the Yuricon "Simoun Cosplay" contest, in honor of one of Media Blasters' most exciting upcoming anime series!

Cosplay Contest entry has never been easier - come to Yuricon's "Yurisai" Event and register for the contest at the door. No pre-registration needed. Please read Yuricon's general Cosplay Contest Rules for registration and costume guidleines. (

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According to Yaoi Suki, Media Blasters (parent company of Kitty Media) has licensed to new BL manga:

The latest issue of PWCW has two articles focused on yaoi.

The first one, "A Year of Yaoi at Iris Print," looks at the history and growth of publisher Iris Print.

The second article, "Media Blasters Drops Shonen; Adds Yaoi," looks at how Media Blasters is dropping their shonen titles in favor of a yaoi lineup.

Via: Icarus Blog

According to AoD, several Media Blasters manga, including Apocalypse Zero and Baron Gong, will most likely be discontinued:

From the look of it, Apocalypse Zero, Baron Gong Battle, Pilgrim Jager and Kamunagara all appear to be dead titles with no new movement forward on new volumes. Eiken, which is selling well and getting reprints, is in limbo with no new volumes acquired. Their yaoi titles appear to be where the movement will be going forward but they also indicate to expect news on other non-yaoi titles as well.