Fred Gallagher, one of the first guests announced for Connichi 2007, revealed that he won't be able to attend this year's convention "due to family circumstances."

Connichi 2007, one of the biggest anime and manga convention in Germany, will take place from September 7th to 9th at the Kongress Palais in Kassel, Germany.

Source: ANN

Deutsche Mangaka reports that Tokyopop Germany has licensed a few new manga, as well as some old works:

  • Daemonenjunge Lain (Demonboy Lain) by Natalie Wormsbecher - December 2007
  • Tylsim by Reyhan Yildirim - March 2008
  • Stupid Story by Anna Hollmann - March 2008
  • Liberty - Raised out of Dirt by Nheira - December 2007
  • Yonen Buzz United (special volume) by Christina Plaka - December 2007

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The Connichi is proud to annouce in cooporation with JETIX another guest of honour. Savin Yeatman-Eiffel (Author, Co-Regisseur and Producer of "Oban Star Racers") will be on this years Connichi in Kassel, Germany.

Earth, 2082. Twenty-five years after the failed invasion of the Crog forces.

Young Eva (15) is determined to be reunited with her father, race manager Don Wei, who sent her off to a tough boarding school ten years earlier and has never bothered to visit. She escapes from school and secretly joins her dad's famous star-racer team under the alias "Molly".

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From TZG2.0 comes the most current Amazon top 25 sales chart for manga in Germany:

  1. Verliebter Tyrann Vol. 3 (aka The Tyrant Falls In Love) Tokyopop
  2. Shinshi Doumei Cross Vol. 6 Tokyopop
  3. Naruto: Naruto. Die Schriften der Rin Carlsen
  4. Das Demian-Syndrom Vol. 4 (aka Demian Syndrome) Carlsen
  5. Inu Yasha Vol. 45 EMA

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Via: MangaBlog

The Connichi 2007 in Kassel, Germany is proud to announce that seiquu and singer Halko Momoi will perform live on this years Connichi.

Haruko "Halko" Momoi started as a singer of the girl-group "UNDER17". After the group parted in 2004 she began her solo career as seiyuu ("Soul Taker", "Nurse Witch Komugi-chan", "D.C. ~Da Capo~", "DearS", "Final Fantasy: Unlimited", "Paranoia Agent") and also as solo singer. She also writes j-pop songs, writes books, has her own radio show and is also an actress.

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The biggest anime and manga convention in Germany organized by the biggest German speaking anime and manga association announces its first guest: Fred Gallagher

Author of the online comic "Megatokyo", Fred Gallagher, will be the first guest of honor of the Connichi 2007 in Kassel, Germany. He will be accompanied by his lovely wife Sarah.

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Deutsche Mangaka reports that Tokyopop has licensed the popular German manga Gothic Sports by Anike Hage. The first volume will be released in the U.S. on May 8th.

Source: MangaBlog

The Wild Side, a German BL manga publisher, is looking into becoming a general manga publisher:

The Wild Side has decided to do some branching out. Aside from Yaoi and Shounen Ai we also want to publish mangas with other adult oriented themes like Shounen, Horror, Thriller, Action and so on. The stories should be mature and well thought out, sex is optional.

Source: Deutsche Mangaka

Popular character designer Ikuko ITOH will attend the Anime and Manga Convention AnikiCon in Germany from 6th until 8th April 2007. She was involved in the production process for the following anime series:

Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon R
Sailor Moon R Movie
Sailor Moon S
Sailor Moon SuperS
Mah?? tsukai tai (OVA und TV)
Fushigi Mahou Fan Fan Pharmacy
Princess Tutu (TV)

Her recent work is "Asatte no Houkou" which still airs in Japan.