Celsys has announced plans to release around the world "Comic Surfing Global Partners Program" (PDF), a cell phone manga software that allows people to read manga on their cellular phone. Different versions of "Comic Surfing" will be released in different parts of the world, which include Asia, Europe, and North America.

Source: ANN

In the latest issue of MediaWorks' Dengeki Maoh, an announcement was made that Persona 3, a popular RPG game from Atlus, will be adapted into a manga series. The new series will begin in the April issue of Dengeki Maoh (2/27), and the artist will be Sokabe Shuuji.

The Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS) and the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) have released a report estimating the damage caused by the peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program Winny to the Japanese entertainment industry.

A test was conducted on October 10th, where Winny activities were closely monitored during a 6-hour time period. According to the report, there are currently over 210,000 Winny users illegally pirating anime, manga, games, softwares and music, causing over 9.5 billion yen worth of damage to the Japanese entertainment industry.

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Arc System Works will release a digitilized version of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's Romance of the Three Kingdoms manga Sangokushi (Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi) for the Nintendo DS in December. The manga will be released through the AS Networks, and will come with sound effects and mini games. This release is part of a series called "Gamics," which stands for "Game + Comic."

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Los Angeles, CA -- November 21, 2006 - Planetwide Media, a pioneer in interactive personalized media software, and TOKYOPOP, the leader of the Global Manga Revolution, announced today the upcoming release of TOKYOPOP Manga Creator(tm) self-publishing software and TOKYOPOP packs of digital content.

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Japanese 'Favo Comic Pack' available with European software

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San Diego, California, Thursday, October 19, 2006. JAST USA, the leading publisher of Japanese PC dating-sim games in English, announced the immediate shipping of their newest title, Absolute Obedience. The interactive hardcore game for Windows, intended for adults aged 18 and older, is the second English-translated title for fans of yaoi (yah-OH-ee), meaning aesthetically beautiful male/male themes in Japanese animation, which is the fastest-growing segment of anime sub-culture today.

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A new Nintendo DS game by TDK Core called Ciao Manga School (??????????????????????????????) will be released on November 9th. The game is based on a popular how-to-draw-manga tutorial section featured in shojo manga anthology Ciao. The game, utilizing DS's touch screen, puts the player in the shoes of a girl who is trying to have her work published by Ciao.

Source: Akadot

HERNDON, VA - July 24, 2006 - CuriousFactory and Buredo today announced the release of "Blade Engine", a free game engine and construction kit aimed at making Visual Novel easy to construct, fully localized into English.

For more detail, please visit Blade Engine official site.

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Konami announces a new Death Note game for DS, to be released in February 2007.


Also from Konami is the Death Note Trading Card Game.