After making its debut at this year's SDCC, Yen Press has issued a press release regarding its latest licenses:

Hot on the heels of a successful debut at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the newly formed graphic novel imprint Yen Press has announced that Little, Brown Book Group UK will simultaneously distribute Yen's upcoming list in Britain beginning next month.

Source: MangaBlog

THE "SCOOP": VIZ MEDIA LICENSES NARUTO in Venezuela to Corporacion Televen C.A.

At retail, NARUTO consistently ranks as one of the top graphic novel titles in the U.S. and one of the most popular titles serialized in SHONEN JUMP magazine, both published by VIZ Media.

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GANTZ Brings Its Hardboiled Universe of Ultra-stylish Violence, Pathos, and Sexiness to Dark Horse

Inarguably the most highly demanded manga in the last half-decade, the enormously popular seinen manga series, GANTZ, has taken the bright path to Dark Horse. Hiroya Oku, creator of GANTZ, has put together a cast of characters that are both sympathetic and strong to which anyone can relate. The wildly renowned anime, also entitled GANTZ from ADV, primarily follows the same story and has been translated in several different languages captivating audiences all over the world.

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Premiere Event For North American Comic and Manga Fans Set The Stage For Announcements Of More Than Twenty New Titles For 2008

San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, made a series of notable announcements of several highly anticipated new anime and manga properties at the recent 2007 Comic-Con International. The convention, which is the premiere event for the comics industry in North America, drew more than 120,000 attendees.

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MangaCast reports that Fanfare/Ponent Mon has announced the following title at this year's SDCC:

  • Summit of the Gods by Yumemakura Baku/Taniguchi Jiro

Also, ICv2 has published an article looking at Fanfare/Ponent Mon's upcoming releases.

ANN reports that CMX has announced more manga during its Sunday panel at Comic-Con:

  • A Girl Who Runs Through Time (Toki wo Kakeru Shojo) by Gaku Tsugano
  • Teru Teru x Shonen by Shigeru Takao
  • The Flat Earth Exchange by Toshimi Nigoshi

Also confirmed is that no edits will be made to the newly announced Crayon Shin-chan manga.

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 28, 2007 – Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, today announced an exciting new manga lineup for Spring 2008, with acquisitions of bestselling manga and manga novels from Japanese publishing powerhouse Kodansha, a manga video game tie-in with video game leader Capcom, and brand new original English-language manga.

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topLast year Dark Horse celebrated its twentieth anniversary of publishing original graphic works by some of the world's greatest creators. Next year, Dark Horse celebrates their twentieth anniversary of publishing manga in English. This year, at San Diego Comic-Con Dark Horse is proud to announce that these two commitments held for so long have come together. Dark Horse will have the honor of publishing a new original manga created by Satsuki Igarashi, Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi and Ageha Ohkawa.--the manga-ka all-female supergroup known to their millions of fans worldwide as CLAMP.

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ANN reports that VIZ Media has announced several new manga licenses during its Shojo Beat panel (which featured special guest Arina Tanemura):

  • Ion by Arina Tanemura
  • Time Stranger Kyoko by Arina Tanemura
  • Kanshaku Dama no Yuuutsu by Arina Tanemura
    - Tanemura's debut short story anthology, to be released under the title Short-Tempered Melancholy.
  • B.O.D.Y. by Ao Mimori

UDON Brings Fresh New Korean Manhwa Titles to North America

Toronto, ON - May 29, 2007 – What is Korean Manhwa? Combine unique storytelling techniques and manga-influenced artwork with the rich and diverse culture of Korea and you'll end up with the latest craze in Asian comics! UDON Entertainment has partnered with Korean publisher Haksan to bring the best Korean Manhwa to North America and English readers everywhere in the Fall of 2007.

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