Hello and greetings fellow otaku,
We have a lot of interesting developments in the manga world today, so here are some of the top stories that you definitely need to know.
First off, Kodansha USA Publishing has just announced that they are getting ready to re-release one of the most popular manga series know to anime fans around the world, Sailor Moon!!!!! Originally published in Japan in 1992 and published five years later in the U.S., Sailor Moon has gained pop culture status all around the world. Some examples in the U.S. include the song “One Week” by the band “Barenaked Ladies” and the popular book series “The Princess Diaries” written by Meg Cabot.
The re-release of the series will be published in a bi-monthly format and will consist of twelve volumes with new cover art and detailed translation notes. Kodansha also announced that they will also be publishing the prequel to the series entitled “Codename: Sailor V”. At the moment, Kodansha has not set a date as to when the first volume of the re-release will be published.
On the digital front this week, Digital Manga Inc. has recently announced three new titles that they will be adding in the coming weeks. These new titles include Only Serious About You Vols. 1 and 2, Mr. Tiger and Mr. Wolf and Lovephobia Vol.1. for more information on these new licenses, you can check out Digital Manga Inc.’s blog by clicking on the link below.
Digital Manga Inc.’s Official Blog
And finally on a few un-related notes, Viz Media is joining the effort to help those who were affected in last Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Viz is planning on donating money to three charitable organizations including Save The Children, AmeriCares, Architecture for Humanity and Artists Help Japan. To learn more about these organizations and to donate, click on the link below to read the press release from Viz Media.
Viz Media Press Release-Tsunami and Hurricane Relief Efforts
AMM 2011 Update
And finally on the AMM 2011 front, it has been officially declared that Yomi will be advancing to the next round after a triple overtime battle with Tomo. We will have more information on this story and exclusive highlights for you tomorrow.
And as always, stay with AFC for the latest development on these breaking stories. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.