Light Novel

Mediation will be launching a new BL light novel label titled "Hug Novels" on March 10th. 3 novels will be released on the day of the launch:

  • Domestic Love -Kateinai Renai-
  • Otona no Jijou
  • Saite Sakasete Koi no Hana


Ichijinsha has announced that it will launch a new light novel label called "Ichijinsha Bunko" on May 20th, 2008. The lineup of light novels to be released under this label will be composed of "boy's" light novels and "girl's" light novels.


The first issue of a new Kodansha Box magazine titled Pandora will be released on February 4th. The new literary magazine, which will be published twice a year, is described by Kodansha as a "symphony magazine that lives in the adolescent's self-consciousness."

Source: Ultimatum

Tsukiji Toshihiko (author) and Senmu (illustrator)'s romance comedy/action light novel series Kenpufer will be adapted into a manga. The manga, drawn by Tachibana Yu, will begin serialization during the April issue of Media Facotyr's Comic Alive (2/27).


topXinGanXian (literally New Front), one of the most popular Chinese anime & manga magazine, was suspended a few years ago due to a variety of reasons. Recently, an announcement was sent out by the old staff of XinGanXian, stating that the magazine will be revived under the name XinGanXian - Light Novel.

According to the announcement, the content of the new magazine will be centered around light novel and information related to anime and manga. Also included will be serializations of short original Chinese manga, stories, and other special features.

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