Dark Horse

MangaBlog points out that Dark, But Shining has posted an interview with Dark Horse's director of manga licensing, Michael Gombos.

From Same Hat! Same Hat! comes a report of the Frankfurt Book Fair, as well as a detailed look at Dark Horse and their upcoming titles.

Source: MangaBlog

Akira Club gives the English-speaking world new insight into one of the most universally acclaimed manga works ever created!

Katsuhiro Otomo's epic manga, Akira, is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever created, a work of astonishing power and visionary scope, and possessing of a level of illustration skill unmatched in the annals of the medium. This epic story was for many, the first introduction to anime and manga.

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This fall, Dark Horse announced a new contest for Direct Market retailers. The Dark Horse 100 program rewards 10 lucky comic shops with 100 variant cover comics exclusively available through this promotion. Dark Horse received an overwhelming response from retailers, with entries totaling near 1,000!

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ICv2 reports that Dark Horse will be releasing (and re-releasing) several new manga in 2007:

Manga:
- Tanpenshu by Hiroki Endo - January 07

Artbook:
- Akira Club by Katsuhiro Otomo - February 07

OEL:
- Red String by Gina Biggs

Repackage:
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Dominion by Shirow Masumune - January 07
- Dominion Conflict 1 by Shirow Masumune - February 07
- Orion by Shirow Masumune - March 07
- Appleseed by Shirow Masumune - April 07
- Black Magic by Shirow Masumune
- Gunsmith Cats Omnibus - February 07
- Gunsmith Cats: Burst - April 07

ANN reports that Dark Horse is the publisher that licensed MPD-Psycho. The official announcement will be made at this weekend's Anime Weekend Atlanta.

Dark Horse Comic Con Preview Night Announcements:

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Come join us in San Diego July 20 - 23 for Comic-Con International, the largest comics and pop culture event in North America! (preview night July 19)

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Dark Horse licenses:

- "Dame Dame Saito Nikki" by Saitou Tomoyuki
- "Satsuma Gishiden" by Hiroshi Hirata
- "Samurai Champloo Roman Album Guidebook"

Details of CLAMP Autographing Sessions Announced
Famous Japanese Artists Scheduled to Appear at Anime Expo 2006

New York, NY (June 21, 2006) -€“ Manga superstars CLAMP announced last month that they would be making their first-ever U.S. public appearance at Anime Expo held in Anaheim, California, July 1 to July 4. For manga and anime fans in the United States and throughout the world, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this influential group. The visit is being co-sponsored by Anime Expo, Del Rey Manga and FUNimation Entertainment. Details on CLAMP's two autographing sessions at Anime Expo are as follows:

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