Los Angeles, CA (June 21, 2006) - The Los Angeles Public Library and TOKYOPOP, the #1 publisher of global manga, proudly announce the all-new "Manga Madness Summer Reading Club," a first-of-its-kind collaboration designed to encourage teens to read.

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Details of CLAMP Autographing Sessions Announced
Famous Japanese Artists Scheduled to Appear at Anime Expo 2006

New York, NY (June 21, 2006) -€“ Manga superstars CLAMP announced last month that they would be making their first-ever U.S. public appearance at Anime Expo held in Anaheim, California, July 1 to July 4. For manga and anime fans in the United States and throughout the world, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this influential group. The visit is being co-sponsored by Anime Expo, Del Rey Manga and FUNimation Entertainment. Details on CLAMP's two autographing sessions at Anime Expo are as follows:

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In celebration of Mike Mignola'€™s special three issue Conan story line, Dark Horse will be releasing three separate variant covers. In addition to the stunning covers drawn by artist Tony Harris, each issue will have one alternate cover drawn by Mignola himself.

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Breakthrough Application Brings Live Streaming Video of Event's Hottest Presentations to Internet Users

LOS ANGELES, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Can't make it to Anime Expo(R) (AX) this year? For the first time ever, fans across the globe can experience the action live from the Main Events Hall with Stickam(TM), the Internet's most powerful video communications player. The live feed from Anime Expo(R) will be available completely free on www.AXBackstage.org and Stickam.com to fans everywhere -- all with nothing to download or configure.

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Del Rey has posted their release calendar for 2006 (PDF).

Go! Comi will be holding a panel at Anime Expo on Sunday, July 2nd, at 5:00 PM in Live Programming Room #2. Mick Takeuchi, the creator of Go! Comi's best-selling series "Her Majesty's Dog" will be participating. At the panel Go! Comi will announce several new series. Go! Comi wi'll also do an extensive presentation, and discuss "Her Majesty's Dog" with Takeuchi-sensei. Expect a few surprises as well!

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ICv2 has compiled a list of the top 100 graphic novels in May according to estimates by Diamonds.

Del Rey announces the acquisition of Densha Otoko, the single volume will be released this December.

Comics Sales Ranking in May 2006, from Diamond Comics Distributors, including the top 50 manga of May.


Tsutomu Nihei will be attending the Phoenix Anime Festival this December event as a guest of honor, other guests include C.B. Cebulski, Scott Bennett, and Kate Higgins.