As previously reported, Movida Entertainment of Soft Bank Group has announced the new monthly manga magazine Shounen Blood. The first issue will be released on April 12 for 290 yen. At the same time, Keitai Blood (cell phone, 315 yen, contains the same contents as the magazine

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Fujimi Shobo will release a special edition of its DRAGON AGE magazine, titled DRAGON AGE Pure.

The first issue will be released on January 30th, and it will come with a special figurine of Karin (a character from a manga serialized in Dragon Age), a figurine of a character from the manga SPAS-PA (serialized in Dragon Age magazine) and a SPAS-PA Special Edition booklet.

Last year, the free online monthly manga anthology Comic Seed! ceased publication after its publisher, Penguin Shobo, declared bankruptcy.

Now Futabasha plans to publish the magazine with the aid of a new business strategy. The first issue of the new Comic Seed! will be release on April 28th, with ten new series and several old series from the "old" Comic Seed. The second issue (5/31) will see the serialization of Kodomo no Jikan, the popular series by Kaworu Watashiyaka originally from Monthly Comic High.

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