Go! Comi today announced the official release of "Japan Ai: A tall girl's adventures in Japan," a manga journal of an otaku trip to Japan by animator Aimee Major Steinberger ("The Simpsons," "Futurama"). Packed with hundreds of color and black-and-white drawings, the book records Steinberger's trip through the various worlds of Japanese pop culture: anime, manga, maid cafes, cosplay, all-female Takarazuka reviews, ball-jointed dolls, as well as traditional culture such as hot springs resorts and ancient shrines and temples.
Also, to celebrate the release of Japan Ai, Go! Comi is giving away an autographed copy of the title at NYAF, go here for more detail.
Last but not least, Go! Comi's NYAF schedule can be found here.
However, a comment by Go! Comi's David Wise states that "There is ABSOLUTELY no truth to these rumors. And it is POSITIVELY untrue that we will be announcing these or any other licenses at our panel at the New York Anime Festival on December 7th at 5:00 PM in room 1A24. That's a week from Friday at 5 o'clock. Room 1A24. But you'll get nothing out of me!"
In association with the New York Anime Festival and TheOtaku.com
LOS ANGELES, CA XX Aug 2007: Manga publisher Go! Comi in association with the New York Anime Festival and TheOtaku.com today announced the first contest devoted to manga fan-comics, known in Japan as doujinshi.
The contest is based on Go! Comi's best-selling manga series "Black Sun, Silver Moon," by Tomo Maeda. The series is the story of the complex relationship between the enigmatic zombie-hunting priest Shikimi and his apprentice Taki, who is destined to kill him.
theOtaku.com has teamed up with Go! Comi and the organizers (same people behind NY Comic-Con) of the New York Anime Festival to hold the Go! Comi and theOtaku.com Doujinshi Contest. The deadline is November 1, all artists are encouraged to send in their five-page doujinshi based on Go! Comi's Black Sun, Silver Moon by uploading the entry to the New York Anime Festival section of theOtaku.com.
LOS ANGELES -- Manga publisher Go! Comi announced that the first installment of Wendy Pini's webcomic "The Masque of the Red Death" has gone live on its website, www.gocomi.com. Additionally, Go! Comi's website has been completely redesigned and enlarged, and now includes forums, a release calendar, and numerous other enhancements.