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GANTZ Brings Its Hardboiled Universe of Ultra-stylish Violence, Pathos, and Sexiness to Dark Horse

Inarguably the most highly demanded manga in the last half-decade, the enormously popular seinen manga series, GANTZ, has taken the bright path to Dark Horse. Hiroya Oku, creator of GANTZ, has put together a cast of characters that are both sympathetic and strong to which anyone can relate. The wildly renowned anime, also entitled GANTZ from ADV, primarily follows the same story and has been translated in several different languages captivating audiences all over the world.

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Shiro and Yoshiko are like two ships forever taken in different directions by the wind. Their quest to be together has taken them from Japan to China to Paris to Egypt, where their reunions have been fleeting. And yet, they have pledged to belong to only each other, "If not in life, then in death."

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topLast year Dark Horse celebrated its twentieth anniversary of publishing original graphic works by some of the world's greatest creators. Next year, Dark Horse celebrates their twentieth anniversary of publishing manga in English. This year, at San Diego Comic-Con Dark Horse is proud to announce that these two commitments held for so long have come together. Dark Horse will have the honor of publishing a new original manga created by Satsuki Igarashi, Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi and Ageha Ohkawa.--the manga-ka all-female supergroup known to their millions of fans worldwide as CLAMP.

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Online Resurrection of the Famed Comic Book Anthology Series to Feature Comics Including Joss Whedon (Creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) & Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)

LOS ANGELES--July 27, 2007--MySpace, the nation’s most trafficked website, and Dark Horse Comics, pioneers of creator owned and licensed comics material, today announced a partnership to revive one of the most celebrated comic anthologies with the launch of a new online comic book, "MySpace Dark Horse Presents..."

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Dark Horse Comics – Booth #2615
2007 Signing Schedule!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 (Preview Night):
6:00 - 7:00 Sergio Aragones: Celebrating 25 years of Groo!
7:00 – 8:30 The Artist Within: Greg Preston (Special Book Release Reception – Expect Special Guests!)

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From AoD comes an interview with Michael Gombos, Dark Horse's Director of Asian Licensing, who talks about a the state of Dark Horse's manga, the new titles announced at AX 2007 and and clarification the status of Eden.

ANN reports that Tokyopop has licensed the sci-fi/shoujo manga Jyu Oh Sei by Natsumi Itsuki.

From MangaCast comes the news that Dark Horse is on the verge of dropping Endo Hiroki's EDEN.

From Yaoi Suki comes a huge list of new BL licenses announced during Anime Expo from 801 Media and June Manga.

animeOnline reports that eigoManga will release a manga adaptation of Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn sometime in the summer of 2008.

AoD reports (via ANN) that Dark Horse has made numerous license announcements at Anime Expo:

  • Bride of the Water God by Mi-kyung Yoon
  • Ghost Talkers Daydream by Sankichi Meguro
  • The Color of Rage (Colored) by Kazuo Koike and Seisaku Kano
  • A Wind Named Amnesia by Hideyuki Kikuchi(previously reported but not officially announced)
  • Blood+ by Asuka Katsura
  • Blood+ Adagio by Kumiko Suekane
  • Blood+ Yakou Joushi by Hirotaka Kisaragi
  • Blood+ (Novel)
  • Blood+ Russian Rose (Novel)
  • Gantz by Hiroya Oku

AnimeOnDVD has announced a new MPD Psycho Contest:

The folks at Dark Horse have been very gracious by donating to us fifteen (15) copies of their June 6th release of MPD Psycho Vol. #1 for a contest!

To see or not to see — shojo girls risk losing their image in Translucent

Shizuka has problems. Not only is she an introverted girl, dealing with schoolwork and boys, but she feels invisible. In reality, she is victim to a disease that is making her literally translucent!

Shizuka finds support with Mamoru, a boy who is falling for her despite her appearance, or lack thereof. Another friend, Keiko, suffers from the same illness and has turned completely invisible.

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