Panini Comics

Brazilian publsiher Panini Comics has announced that it will release Rei Hiroe's Black Lagoon in May, a manga that Japanese animation and manga specialist Rolando Jose made some interesting comments about, especially during moments in the story when the characters are in Latin America.

Source: Papo de Budega

Brazilian Panini announced on it's website the cancellation of two titles: Eden and Peach Girl. According to Panini, the cancellation was mainly a result of slow sales. In both cases, the cancellation was a "re-break," because both titles have already been canceled once.

Many fans were angered by Panini's cancellation, since the publisher promised to release the entire Peach Girl series to its end. So far, the only Brazilian publisher to finish releasing an entire series is JBC.

Source: Papo de Budega

Panini Comics has updated its website with information on its new licensed manga coming out in August, which include Bleach (13,7 x 20 cm), Princess Princess (13 x 18 cm), Count Cain (11,4 x 17,7 cm), Gantz (13 x 18 cm) and Vampire Knight (11,4 x 17,7 cm).

Source: Papo de Budega

Panini of Brazil has announced its plans to publish numerous new titles in the Brazilian market in the next months. Newly announced licenses include Bleach, Princess Princess, Count Cain, Gantz, Vampire Knight and Blood - The Last Vampire.

The manga will be released in the following order: Blood - The Last Vampire in June at Fest Comix. Bleach and Vampire Knight in July. Princess Princess in August. Count Cain in December. Gantz has not received an official release date yet.

Source: Anime Pro (via Shoujo Cafe)

After announcing its plan to release Naruto in Brazil, Panini Comics Brazil has since revealed more details regarding their plan to release the manga. According to Papo de Budega, the manga will be released in May. The format of the manga will be 13.7 x 20 cm, with approximately 192 pages a volume.

Source: Papo de Budega

San Francisco, CA, April 10, 2007 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has selected Grupo Editorial VID S.A. de C.V. of Mexico (GEV) and Panini Brazil Ltda. (Panini Brazil) to release the Shonen Jump??? NARUTO??? manga from Shueisha Inc. in their respective countries in April and May 2007.

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Panini Comics Brazil has announced that it plans to release Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto in Brazil. Also, according to issue 42 of the magazine Wizmania, Panini will finally release Samurai Executor in Brazil this May, and Astro Boy later this year.

Cartoon Network Latin America has recently acquired 52 episodes of the Naruto anime.

Source: Papo de Budega

Panini Comics Brazil will be releasing Trigun by Yasuhiro Nightow in Brazil this December. The format of manga will be 13 x 18 cm, with approximately 176 to 192 pages a volume.

Source: Papo de Budega

Panini Comics Brazil will be releasing Full Metal Panic! by Shoji Gatoh (original author); Shikidouji (original character design); Retsu Tateo (art) and Lodoss War (Lodoss War - Cr??nicas da Guerra de Lodoss) by Masato Natsumoto and Ryo Mizuno later this year. The format of each manga will be 13 x 18 cm, with approximately 200 pages.

Panini Comics Brazil will be releasing the Crying Freeman (Story: Kazuo Koike; Art: Ryoichi Ikegami) manga in Brazil this September. The distribution of the manga will be divided into different phases, and during the initial phase the manga will be released in Rio de Janeiro and S??o Paulo city. Crying Freeman is a manga originally serialized in Shogakukan's weekly magazine Big Comic Spirits.