Anime Expo

A New Way to Experience Japan

Anaheim, California (March 5, 2008) ‹ Want to experience Kyoto? Get wild in Osaka? See the all that is anime/manga in Tokyo? Attend the Tokyo Anime Fair? Be part of the Tokyo Game Show? Anime Expo® 2008 and Intermixi Japan Tours announce the Pre-Registration Grand Prize Getaway to Japan! All pre-registered attendees who register prior to June 15, 2008 will be automatically entered. Winners will be announced at Anime Expo® 2008's Opening Ceremonies July 3, 2008. Anime Expo® 2008 will be held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website

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Nation's Largest Convention Announces January Winners

Anaheim, California (February 4, 2008) ‹ Anime fans can win fantastic prizes the month of February from such amazing companies like Gaia Online by just registering for the nation¹s largest Anime/Manga convention! Anime Expo® 2007 will be held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website

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Save Money, Save Time, Register Online Pre-Registration Special Available Only Till End of the Year

Anaheim, California (December 28, 2007) ‹ Anime Expo® 2008 announces that online pre-registration for attendees, industry members and press representatives will be made available Saturday; December 29, 2007 at noon PST. More information can be found on the website

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Summer is almost over, but the fun is just about to begin!

Los Angeles, CA, July 17, 2007 - Anime Expo is over and the ladies and gentlemen of 801 Media Inc. are happy to announce new titles for 2008.

The Prime Minister's Secret Diplomacy by Youka Nitta
January 2008
ISBN-13: 978-1-934129-15-9
Yoshinaga's genius and his gift for political maneuvering have helped him ascend to the higher spheres of the Ministry of Foreign affairs at an early age. As for Shiraishi, the prestige of his family as well as his dedication to his job has also led him to an early career in diplomacy. Yoshinaga is Shiraishi’s future brother-in-law as he is soon to be married to his sister. When the two meet in Thailand, a stunning tale of love unfolds.

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From MangaCast comes a round up of the new licenses announced during this year's Anime Expo. A few previously unmentioned license include:


  • .hack//XXXX by Matsuyama You
  • Asian Beat by Mizuki Hakase
  • Other Side of the Mirror by Jo Chen

Also, MangaBlog points out a forum post from Dark Horse assistant editor Samantha Robertson, which states that Endo Hiroki's EDEN is not on the verge of being dropped.

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

ANN reports that Tokyopop has licensed the sci-fi/shoujo manga Jyu Oh Sei by Natsumi Itsuki.

From MangaCast comes the news that Dark Horse is on the verge of dropping Endo Hiroki's EDEN.

From Yaoi Suki comes a huge list of new BL licenses announced during Anime Expo from 801 Media and June Manga.

animeOnline reports that eigoManga will release a manga adaptation of Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn sometime in the summer of 2008.

AoD reports (via ANN) that Dark Horse has made numerous license announcements at Anime Expo:

  • Bride of the Water God by Mi-kyung Yoon
  • Ghost Talkers Daydream by Sankichi Meguro
  • The Color of Rage (Colored) by Kazuo Koike and Seisaku Kano
  • A Wind Named Amnesia by Hideyuki Kikuchi(previously reported but not officially announced)
  • Blood+ by Asuka Katsura
  • Blood+ Adagio by Kumiko Suekane
  • Blood+ Yakou Joushi by Hirotaka Kisaragi
  • Blood+ (Novel)
  • Blood+ Russian Rose (Novel)
  • Gantz by Hiroya Oku

From MangaCast comes news on CMX at this year's AX. CMX confirmed the title Presents from the Queen of Horror by Inuki Kanako, and announced a new policy for treating M rated manga: oversized (A5), shrink-wrapped and sold at $12.95.

Also confirmed was the manga Shirley by Mori Kaoru.

At Anime Expo 2007 DrMaster announced two new licenses:

  • Phantoms by Yasushi Suzuki
  • Metro Survive by Yuki Fujisawa

Also confirmed was that Yasushi Suzuki's Purgatory Kabuki will be added to their lineup.