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posted on 2001-08-04 03:04 EDT
A lot of work to be done still, but Luis Reyes (Akadot Editor) has been named manager of the magazine..

Excerpted from the Press Release:
Digital Manga and Akadot Move Ahead on English Language Version of Newtype

Los Angeles, CA - At Anime Expo 2001 this past July, Digital Manga, Inc. and Kadokawa announced that Digital Manga, Inc. would publish an English language version of Newtype Magazine, the leading anime magazine in Japan.

Though details about the project are still being finalized, Digital Manga has just brought on Akadot editor Luis Reyes to be managing editor for the magazine. Reyes is now searching for an editor-in-chief for Newtype and assembling a production, distribution and sales staff. Akadot, Digital Manga's autonomous online anime news magazine, will continuing running as usual, but it will also have a small presence between the pages of the new English language Newtype.

"We're extremely excited about the project and are committed to maintaining the high standards for quality that makes the Japanese version so popular," says Reyes. "I believe it's something that the anime community really wants and we're assembling a staff that will live up to the high expectations."

DMI's plan currently includes retention of Newtype's trademark full-color spread features on the latest and hottest anime titles from Japan. In fact, most of the content for the English language version will be culled from the Japanese version. The English language version will also contain posters for various shows that may differ from the Japanese version, and it will include features that cover the anime scene in the United States and abroad. The English language version will also retain the size of the original magazine along with its high quality printing and durable pages.

Akadot will also play host to an online portal for Newtype, but specifics have yet to be worked out.

More details to come. Check in with Akadot (http://www.akadot.com) on Aug. 22 for a more in depth feature on the plans for the English language version of Newtype.

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