Broccoli Books Acquires New Manga Titles - Disgaea, Yoki Koto Kiku
Los Angeles, CA (May 26, 2006) - Broccoli Books has announced the acquisition of two manga titles, Disgaea and Yoki Koto Kiku, along with the acquisition of the Disgaea illustration book.
Disgaea is based on the PlayStation2 cult hit RPG video game of the same name. The story follows Laharl, the son of a deceased Netherworld king, in his quest to take back the throne with the help of devil-girl Etna and angel Flonne. The Disgaea manga is illustrated by newcomer Arashi Shindo, and is published by Ichijinsha in Japan. The Disgaea manga is one volume, and is slated for a September 2006 release. Broccoli Books will also release a 2007 Disgaea wall calendar this September.
Yoki Koto Kiku is a black comedy about triplets: Yoki, Koto, and Kiku who are thrown into an inheritance war when the patriarch of the Nekogami clan passes away. Yoki Koto Kiku is the brain child of Koge-Donbo, the creator of Di Gi Charat and manga artist of Pita-Ten, and was originally serialized in Comic Di Gi Charat Magazine in Japan by Broccoli Co. Yoki Koto Kiku will be sold in Borders Group bookstores from July 2006 through September 2006, and will be available for wide release in October 2006.
The Disgaea illustration book will be Broccoli Books' second art book following the Juvenile Orion illustration book. This hardcover illustration book will feature color artwork by character designer Takehito Harada, conceptual designs, and interviews with video game staff and voice actors. The Disgaea illustration book is slated for release in November 2006.
Publisher Kaname Tezuka comments, "We're excited to publish two books for the popular Disgaea video game series. With the Disgaea 2 video game coming out in August, and the anime series airing in Japan right now, Broccoli Books is proud to be working alongside NIS America to release the Disgaea books."
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