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HOUSTON, August 30, 2007--Newtype USA, the top anime magazine in North America, leads off the fall anime season with a blast of beautiful characters, romantic entanglements and political drama with its exclusive cover and feature on The Story of Saiunkoku. Already a hit with both male and female viewers, Saiunkoku takes its royal setting and infuses it with enough modern drama and action to satisfy all kinds of fans--and Newtype USA has the scoop on what makes it so special!
• A new series from Kei Toume titled Momonchi (ももんち) will begin serialization in Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits No.40 (9/3). The series originally appeared in Big Comic Spirits as a one-shot in in 2006.
• Also, the manga adaptation of Ookami to Koushinryou (狼と香辛料), drawn by Koume Keito, and a manga adaptation of the PSP game Wild Arms XF (WILD ARMS XF (ワイルドアームズ クロスファイア)), drawn by Karin Suzuragi, will start in the November issue of Dengeki Maoh.
Kodansha has posted the results of the 1st Morning International Manga Competition (M.I.M.C.):
Grand Prize Winner ($5,000):
Second Prizes ($2,000):
Source: Eigo de! Anime & Manga
VANCOUVER August 30, 2007 - The 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts (CAEAA) has announced its decision to move their Elans Awards Show to February 2008. The exact date will fall before the Oscars and will be announced in September.
An announcement was made in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump (No. 40) that Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter will resume serialization in Shonen Jump No. 45 (on sale October 6th).
Hunter x Hunter went on hiatus in early 2006. In early July, fans petitioned for the return of HxH through a special service website called Letters to the Chairman. In early August, a source from 2ch leaked the news that HxH will be returning "sometime in October."
Also announced in Jump 40 is that volume 24 of Hunter x Hunter will be released on 10/4.
Source: Ultimatum Tidbits
According to an article from Spiegel Online, a pair of manga-styled virtual police (a man and a woman) will be used by the Chinese government to "patrol" internet user's screen.
According to public officials, this will help remind users on the internet that they're being watched and to not break and laws. The virtual manga cops will be put to work on September 1st on 13 Chinese internet portals:
Top 10 manga (8/29) according to Tohan:
MediaWorks has announced (PDF) a new seinen magazine titled Dengeki Kuro Maoh. The new magazine, a special issue of Dengeki Maoh, will be released on September 19th and will be published on a quarterly basis. The circulation of the magazine will be 80,000 issues, and will focus on manga, anime and novels for young men. One of the new series starting in this magazine will be a new Shakugan no Shana manga.
The manga, titled Shakugan no Shana X Eternal song -Harukanaru Uta- (灼眼のシャナX Eternal song －遙かなる歌－), will be illustrated by Kiya Shii, and story will be based on the 10th volume of the Shakugan no Shana light novel.
The following manga appeared on the USA Today Booklist Top 150 (PDF) for the week ending August 26th:
The accelerated publishing begins next week with NARUTO manga vol. 16, 17 and 18 ALL releasing on Sept 4th ($7.95 each)
AVEX famous J-Pop group "m.o.v.e" will perform this year on the Connichi for the first time ever. This will be also there first time performing in Europe.
m.o.v.e is a three person unit featuring: leader producer t-kimura, motsu (rap) and yuri (vocal). They made their debut on October 1, 1997 with their début song "ROCK IT DOWN". With this release, m.o.v.e tried their hand at underground style- mixing dance music with digi-rock taste. They showed motsu's quality as a rapper, yuri's strong and powerful vocal presence and t-kimura's unique approach to sound. That was the moment they established a view of their own world.
San Francisco, CA - (August 29, 2007) – eigoMANGA is pleased to announce an all new full color manhwa (Korean comic book) 64 page publication, "PALBOT And Mr. Kim Come To America". This publication will be available on store shelves September 15, 2007.
From Heisei Democracy comes an article titled "Doujinshi, Obscenity, and Japan's Imperiled Freedom of Speech," which takes a brief look at the history doujinshi and obscenity laws in Japan:
Manga cafes in Japan are becoming a place of refuge for the poor who can't afford to live in their own home or a hotel. According to Mainichi Shimbun, a recent survey conducted by the government revealed that the number of homeless people who lives in Internet and manga cafes has reached about 5,400:
• Konami's OAV and TV anime Sky Girls (スカイガールズ) was adapted into a manga in the October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Magazine Z (8/25). Also began in the same issue was a manga titled Hakokan Younin Burai-cho Himegami (箱館妖人無頼帖 ヒメガミ) by Nozomu Tamaki.
• Two new manga, Ray Sweeper (レイスイーパー) by Narumi Kakinouchi (creator of Vampire Princess Miyu) and Lieutenant-Scarlet (ルテナン・スカーレット) by Takao Ukyo (Original story by Ryoe Tsukimura), will start in Jive's Monthly Comic Rush November issue (9/26).
• A new manga titled Tobaku Haouden Zero (賭博覇王伝 零(ゼロ)) by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, who won the Kodansha Manga Award in 1998 for his manga Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji, will begin serialization in Weekly Shonen Magazine issue 40 (9/5).
• Ramen Tenshi Pretty Menma (ラーメン天使 プリティメンマ), a fictional game from the Genshiken manga, will be adapted into a real manga, and will start serialization in the November issue of Media Factory's Comic Alive (9/27).
• The official site for the adult manga magazine Comic Hotmilk has opened at http://www.coremagazine.co.jp/hotmilk/