The first issue of a new bi-monthly josei magazine from Poplar Sha, called Comic Pianissimo, will be released on 11/11. The magazine will serialize novels and manga and will sell for 390 yen.

While neither the manga or the anime version of Naruto has been released in the Portuguese language, the shonen series is still extemely popular in Brazil. A poster of Naruto appeared in Brazilian magazine Futuro Comunicação, the issue also contains an article with information and images of the popular anime/manga series.

masamitokuOne of the most well-known Spanish manga and anime website, AniMangaWeb, has announced their own specialized anime/manga magazine - "Mangazine." The first issue of Mangazine will be on sale during the next Hall of Manga (XII Salón del Manga) event in the city of Barcelona.

Mangazine will explore other areas in Asian comic such as manhwa (Korean comics), manhua (Chinese comics), as well as European and American comics.

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The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has released an updated report (PDF) on the status of the Japanese Publication Industry. According to the report, sales figure of manga tankoubon (a compilation volume) has increased 4.2%, while manga anthology sales has decreased by 2.6% compared to last year. As a result the entire manga market experienced a net decrease of 0.5% (around 502.3 billion yen).

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MangaQuake is back for its third issue- and it's better than ever! Featuring a collection of strips from a few familiar names from previous issues, and some truly astonishing brand new talent. With stories of betrayal, inter species romance (…well sort of!) and Norse gods with traffic congestion problems- I think we can genuinely say that this issue, its 56 pages crammed to overflowing with fun and action- has something for everyone!

And at the frankly laughable price of £2.50, you have NO excuse not to buy it!
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Sweatdrop Studios presents two new anthologies this autumn - "Pink is for Girls" and "Blue is for Boys".

The two books were created as a pair: one for girls and one for boys, where the stories are closely intertwined and explore the differences between shojo and shonen manga.

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- The first issue of a new manga anthology titled Arcana will be released by Ichijinsha on 10/25. The anthology will feature works by mangaka from WARD and Comic ZERO-SUM.

The official site of the previously reported Comic SYLPH from MediaWorks has been opened, the new magazine will be released on 12/9.

- Trial readings of Square-Enix's new magazine GanGan Custom can be found on GanGan Custom's official site.

- Kadokawa Shoten's Comptiq Ace will become a monthly magazine (from bi-monthly) as of the December issue.

- SOFTBANK Creative's Shounen Blood will become an online magazine as of its December issue.

- Different from the 6 volume box set revival, a special issue of Kodansha's Comic BomBom titled Gundam Magazine will be released on 10/5.

New Adult Manga Magazine (18+):

- Comic Megastore DVD (9/25) from Core Magazine
- Comic Sigma (9/29) from Akane Shinsha
- Comic Cross (10/3) from JC Shuppan

- As of its November issue, Comic Shoujo Tengoku from Hit Shuppansha to become a Monthly magazine.

Kodansha has announced that it plans to revive the 6 volumes of "Gundam Magazine," which ran from December 1990 - June 1991. Kodansha will be releasing the magazine in a complete boxset on sale in December for 8000 yen.

Source: Manga Jouhou

The first issue of a new magazine from Square-Enix titled "GanGan Custom" will be released on 9/30. The debut issue of GanGan Custom will serialize a new manga series called Souten no Koumori (Bat of the Blue Sky) by Hiromu Arakawa, creator of Fullmetal Alchemist.

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HOUSTON, September 28, 2006 - Newtype USA, the leading anime magazine in North America, offers up an October triple-treat with an exclusive cover, feature and manga insert starring fan-favorite series Angel/Dust neo. From the gorgeous cover to the in-depth interview with series creator Aoi Nanase, the October issue is sure to become a collector’s item that no fan should be without!

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