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!"
According to the latest issue of PWCW, U.S. publisher Vertical will be bringing Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack to the U.S.:
UDON and d/visual Join Forces to Continue Popular Artbook Series
Toronto, ON - Oct 29, 2007 - Conceived and edited by Range Murata ("Last Exile", "Blue Submarine No.6"), and published in Japan by Wanimagazine, ROBOT is a unique, full color anthology series which unites Japan's greatest Manga creators, many of whom are experimenting with color stories for the first time. New volumes of the series' English language version have been absent from store shelves for nearly a year. Now, UDON Entertainment and d/visual have teamed up to continue bringing the series to English readers, starting with ROBOT Volume 4 in December 2007.
Del Rey Manga has announced several new acquisitions at this year's MangaNEXT: