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Phoenix, AZ, July 9, 2007 - Yaoi Press, the leading publisher of manga influenced yaoi, announces Yaoi Jamboree, a new fan convention to run June 20-22nd in Phoenix Arizona.

"We were eager to see more bl themed conventions start up," says Yaoi Press Publisher, Yamila Abraham. "The staff for two Phoenix area anime conventions approached us about starting one. Once we saw we had competent people to operate the show it was an easy decision for us."

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According to AMN's (via animeOnline) Media Blasters Panel Report, Media Blasters has licensed several new manga, as well as new titles under its Kitty Media imprint:

Media Blasters:

  • Aiken Volumes 7-12
  • Roses of the Rhine
  • I Want to be Naughty
  • Return to Scandalous Seiryo University 2

Kitty Media:

  • Fuyu no semi
  • Okane ga Nai (No Money)
  • Gakuen nana Fushigi (from the character designer of Bible Black)
  • Haru wo Daiteteta

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.

MangaBlog and Yaoi Suki both point to several new licenses from Aurora Publishing and its yaoi imprint Deux:

Aurora Publishing:

  • Flock of Angels by Shoko Hamada
  • Nightmares for Sale by Kaoru Ohashi

Deux:

  • Hate To Love You
  • I Shall Never Return by Kazuna Uchida
  • Spring Fever by Yugi Yamada

"YEBISU CELEBRITIES" and "LOVE A LA CARTE" available in July and to be priced at $15.99 SRP.

New York, NY (June 20, 2007) – Be Beautiful, America's leading publisher of yaoi manga graphic novels, announced today that its upcoming new releases will include two stand-alone romantic tales. YEBISU CELEBRITIES, the first of these stories, was written by Kaoru Iwamoto and drawn by Shinri Fuwa and is a stylish love story set in the world of a high profile graphic design studio. While LOVE A LA CARTE, by Haruka Minami, is a voyeuristic tale of a photographer enamored by his beautiful subject. Both books will be available this July and be priced at $15.99 SRP.

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From PWCW's Kai-Ming Cha comes Part 1 of an interview with Go! Comi founders Audrey Taylor and David Wise. Icarus Blog points out that Elfquest creator Wendi Pini's original project for Go! Comi will be a yaoi title.

MangaCast and Yaoi Suki are reporting that Kitty Media has acquired four new licenses:

NETCOMICS, a New Jersey-based online/offline graphic novel publisher, will provide manga titles from Yaoi Press, an Original English Language (OEL) publisher of yaoi manga, through its website NETCOMICS.com starting June 15th. The website allows subscribers to sample opening chapters for free and to read entire volumes for about US$1.00 each.

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The Yaoi Press blog reports that Yaoi Press' manga has finally appeared on NETCOMICS' online website. The first chapter of the manga, Winter Demon by Studio Kosaru (art) and Yamila Abraham (story) can be viewed for free, while the remaining chapters are available for $0.25 per chapter.

Via: Manga Maniac Cafe

Yaoi Suki reports that Kitty Media has licensed to new yaoi titles:

- I Want to Be Naughty! by Mei Sakuraga
- Roses of the Rhine by Megumu Minami

Also confirmed are a few previously leaked licenses:

- Scandalous Seiryo University by Kazuto Tatsukawa
- Dog Style by Modoru Motoni