Unique Titles To Be Highlighted In Hall 3.0 Booth H801 Including - DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, MÄR, KEKKAISHI, KILARI And BLEACH
San Francisco, CA, October 15, 2008 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will bring some of the hottest manga titles gaining international attention to the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany October 15-19. VIZ Media will be located in Hall 3.0, Booth H801.
1. Tokyopop Germany has licensed four new manga (2 shounen and 2 shoujo): Love Trouble by Saki Hasemi & Kentaro Yabuki and Claymore by Norihiro Yagi, and Hell Girl by Miyuki Etoo and Nagatachou Strawberry by Mayu Sakai.
2. The result of Comic of the Year Award 2007, an award hosted by Comixene, Comics Info and comic.de, has been announced.
3. Heyne Manga has raised the price of several of their manga (such as Air Gear, Mamotte! Lollipop and Samurai Deeper Kyo), and that the publication of Gacha Gacha, Yagyu Ninpo Cho and Life has been put on hiatus indefinitely.
According the English news page of German publisher The Wild Side's official website, the publisher has acquired the German language rights to "two Global Boy's Love titles by Tina Anderson: Only Words (art by Caroline Monaco and Roulette (art by Laura Carboni). Roulette is currently runs in DramaQueen's yaoi anthology RUSH, while Only Words is published by Iris Print.
Also mentioned is that The Wild Side is in the process of acquiring the rights to the new Dany and Dany manga, Anima, from Yaoi Press.
From BusinessWeek comes an article titled "Europe's Manga Mania," which looks at how European fans are favoring manga over traditional Western comics:
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.