Be Beautiful

"YEBISU CELEBRITIES" and "LOVE A LA CARTE" available in July and to be priced at $15.99 SRP.

New York, NY (June 20, 2007) – Be Beautiful, America's leading publisher of yaoi manga graphic novels, announced today that its upcoming new releases will include two stand-alone romantic tales. YEBISU CELEBRITIES, the first of these stories, was written by Kaoru Iwamoto and drawn by Shinri Fuwa and is a stylish love story set in the world of a high profile graphic design studio. While LOVE A LA CARTE, by Haruka Minami, is a voyeuristic tale of a photographer enamored by his beautiful subject. Both books will be available this July and be priced at $15.99 SRP.

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"Casino Lily" and "Kizuna: Bonds of Love 8" on shelves now.

New York, NY (May 15, 2007) – Be Beautiful, America's leading publisher of yaoi manga graphic novels, announced the release of CASINO LILY, a high-stakes tale of pleasure and passion from Youka Nitta (the creator of Embracing Love). In addition, the much anticipated release of KIZUNA: BONDS OF LOVE 8, the latest installment of Kazuma Kodaka's best-selling romantic epic was also announced. Both books are available now and priced at $15.99 SRP.

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Manga Jouhou has posted a reply from Libre Publishing regarding the CPM/Be Beautiful incident. According to Libre, the license agreement CPM had with Biblos became invalid after Biblos filed for bankruptcy. CPM has since failed to establish a new license agreements with Libre Publishing:

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Rabbit Valley, an online anime/manga shop, has announced that it will drop all CPM/Be Beautiful products from its catalogue due to the recent copyright issue with Libre Publishing:

NOTICE - Pirated works removed
It has come to the management's attention that several items we sold by the publisher "Central Park Media" doing business as "Be Beautiful" were not authorized, licensed reprints of an artist's work. We have pulled the following items from our catalog: "Golden Cain," "Embracing Love Volume 1," and "Selfish Love" volumes 1 and 2. It is the policy of Rabbit Valley (R) Comics to NEVER endorse piracy of any kind. Until the licensing issue is cleared up, these items have been pulled from the site. Further information is available from the original Japanese publisher's website at

Source: Icarus Blog

According to Yaoi Suki, in response to Libre Publishing's recent copyright infringement accusation, CPM's Managing Director John O'Donnell is currently heading to Japan to sort things out with Libre:

I spoke with Matt Geller, who works for Marketing Director David Hair. He did not have any comment yet, but promised to get back to me as soon as he did. He was, um, unaware of the situation. So, I gave him the link to the Libre site and showed him the notice.

Japanese BL publisher Libre Publishing has posted a notice on its website claiming that Be Beautiful, CPM's yaoi imprint, has been illegally publishing its properties in the U.S. The notice encourages fans to refrain from buying Be Beautiful products.

An English version of the notice is available on Libre's website:

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MangaBlog reports that while CPM announced no new licenses, they did announce the release dates of many of their titles.

Manhwa publisher NETCOMICS has announced plans to publish Japanese manga and global manga.

Also, Newtype USA announced the acquisition of CLAMP's Kobato, which will start serialization in Newtype USA later this year.

New installments from fan favorite authors Kazuma Kodaka,Youka Nitta, and Ayano Yamane slated

New York, NY (February 22, 2007) Be Beautiful, America's leading publisher of yaoi manga graphic novels, announced the release of the latest volumes of two of its best-selling series, KIZUNA: BONDS OF LOVE 7 and EMBRACING LOVE 4. In addition, the March release of the standalone historical romance, MIDARESOMENISHI – A LEGEND OF SAMURAI LOVE, and the April release of FINDER SERIES 3: ONE WING IN THE FINDER and EMBRACING LOVE 5 were also announced. All books are priced at $15.99 SRP.

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More license announcements from Yaoi Con:

- "Angel & Devil" by Uzuki Jun
- "Cage of Thornes" by Sakuragawa Sonoko
- "Missing Road" by Sakurai Shushushu

Be Beautiful:
- "Casino Lily" by Nitta Youka
- "Love a la Carte" by Minami Haruka
- "Virgin Soil" by Minami Haruka

Source: Yaoi Suki