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IC Entertainment New Releases

posted on 2003-04-14 15:19 EDT
IC Entertainment has announced a bushel of manga releases. An edited press release follows.

Multi-artist compilation book
Title of Product: AmeriManga #9
ISBN number: 1-929090-69-2
Page count: 160
Retail Price: US $7.99
Artists: Various
Format: Magazine size, B/W interior, color cover
Ship Date: August 2003
Printer: VRS (Sterling, VA)
UPS Code: None
Country of Origin: United States of America
Rating: For all readers
Key Selling Points: Supports Japanese manga-style art in many genres such as futuristic science fiction and fantasy.
Comparable Titles: Raijin, Shonen Jump, and Animerica Extra.
Dimensions: Standard Comic size (6.625x10.2 inches)
Synopsis: Mikail is a boy cursed by his twin sister's ghost, totally complicating his life! While getting tricked into helping Ilyon (a powerful soul diviner) on a shady deal, the trio find themselves in a drastic agreement: Ilyon will destroy an innocent village of oppressed peasants in order to see Noctis, former friend and lover, be burned at the stake! His vengeance has no boundaries, so Mikail must turn the tables and aid Noctis before the torch is lit and all hell breaks loose!


Graphic Novels
Title of Product: Di Gi Charat: Dejiko's Champion Cup Theatre
ISBN number: 1-929090-91-9
Retail Price: US $10.95
Page count: 152
Artist: Koge Donbo
Format: Authentic Japanese tankoban size and reading format, B/W interior with 4 color pages, color cover
Ship Date: August 2003
Printer: VRS (Sterling, VA)
UPS Code: None
Country of Origin: United States
Rating: For All Readers
Key Selling Points: For fans of wacky slapstick humor and high energy Japanese manga. Includes Japanese sound effect glossary, so the artwork is preserved in its exact Japanese form! Published in authentic Japanese reading format and size.
Comparable Titles: Dragon Half, Azumanga Daioh, Excel Saga , Puni Puni Poemi, and Pita-Ten.
Dimensions: 4.875 x 6.75 inches (original Japanese size)
Synopsis: Dejiko and friends cause havok throughout Akihabara once again! Planting a pine tree in the middle of the store, opening up a Gamers branch in the mountain, breaking a leg while skiing, and... milking a cow?! And of course, Dejiko never misses a chance to advertise Gamers merchandise and events! All Koge Donbo art!


Title of Product: Dragon Fist Volume 1: The Dragon Returns!
ISBN number: 1-929090-75-7
Retail Price: US $14.95
Page count: 224
Artist: Kenji Okamura
Format: Authentic Japanese tankoban size and reading format, B/W interior, color cover
Ship Date: August 2003
Printer: VRS (Sterling, VA)
UPS Code: None
Country of Origin: United States
Rating: For Young Adult Readers

Key Selling Points: For fans of boxing, martial arts, and Japanese manga. Presented in its authentic Japanese reading format.
Comparable Titles: Ashita no Joe , the Rocky movies, and Great Teacher Onizuka.
Dimensions: 5x 7.125 inches (original Japanese size)
Synopsis: Having a friend in the Yakuza can get you into trouble, but Ken Gaitou's fists of dragon fury can take on anything to protect his buddy! By day, Ken works at a shipping company. By night, he dreams of becoming a professional boxer© And sometimes dreams can become reality!

Title of Product: Real Life: The Complete Year One Collection
ISBN number: 1-929090-99-4
Retail Price: US $14.95
Page count: 184
Artist: Greg Dean
Format: Graphic Novel size, B/W interior, color cover
Ship Date: August 2003
Printer: VRS (Sterling, VA)
UPS Code: None
Country of Origin: United States
Rating: For All Readers
Key Selling Points: Perfect for fans of role-playing games, computer humor, Sci-Fi/Fantasy movies and comics, Japanese pop culture.
Comparable titles: Megatokyo, PVP Comics, Dork Tower, and Knights of the Dinner Table.
Dimensions: 5.625 x 8.125
Synopsis: Based strictly in the bounds of reality, Real Life is based on the experiences of the cartoonist and his friends. Whether they're gallavanting around 14th century France, building sentient computers, or taking a road trip to Michigan, be assured that everything in these pages actually happened. Well, except for the Michigan thing. See how it all began, with added commentary by the cartoonist, as well as extra material not seen online.


Title of Product: Ren Ai Volume 1: In the Spotlight
ISBN number: 1-929090-92-7
Retail Price: US $12.95
Page count: 200
Artist: Yun Kouga
Format: Authentic Japanese tankoban size and reading format, B/W interior, color cover
Ship Date: August 2003
Printer: VRS (Sterling, VA)
UPS Code: None
Country of Origin: United States
Rating: For All Readers
Key Selling Points: For fans of Japanese shoujo (girl) manga and romance. Published in authentic Japanese reading format and size.
Comparable Titles: Marmalade Boy, Peach Girl, and Kare Kano.
Dimensions: 4.875 x 6.75 inches (original Japanese size)
Synopsis: Hisayoshi Tajima dreams of someday meeting idol singer Rima. In addition to the usual round of schoolwork, Hisayoshi takes violin and singing lessons. But he never expected that just clowning around outside a radio show would bring an offer to become an idol himself!


Title of Product: You & Me Vol 7: A Total Cat-tastrophe
ISBN number: 1-929090-70-6
Retail Price: US $11.95
Page count: 200
Artist: Hiroshi Aro
Format: Authentic Japanese tankoban size and reading format, half color and half B&W interior, color cover
Ship Date: August 2003
Printer: VRS (Sterling, VA)
UPS Code: None
Country of Origin: United States
Rating: For All Readers
Key Selling Points: For fans of slapstick and romantic comedy. Published in authentic Japanese reading format.
Comparable Titles: Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, Empty Nest, and Futaba-kun Change!
Dimensions: Original Japanese novel size (4.4375x 6.9375 inches)
Synopsis: More strange creatures come out to play at Yaninarisou! First, Yuu's attacked by a clumsy vampire, then frozen by a snow spirit. But the cat-girl Nao just doesn't know when to call it quits! Intent on repaying a life debt, she brings all sorts of trouble to the building...

Graphic Novels
Title of Product: I Love You: Kitty Treats!
ISBN number: 1-929090-90-0
Retail Price: US $14.95
Page count: 216
Artist: Lei Nekojima
Format: Graphic Novel size, B/W interior, Color Cover
Ship Date: August 2003
Printer: Brenner (Texas, USA)
UPS Code: None
Country of Origin: United States
Rating: For Adult Readers
Dimensions: Original Japanese size (5.875x 8.25 inches)
Key Selling Points: For adult fans that enjoy Lolita fantasies and "furry" erotica.
Comparable titles: Bondage Fairies, and Dragon Pink.
Synopsis: Lei Nekojima's sexy manga is perfect for all you cat-girl lovers out there! After a beautiful Plutonian cat woman leaps into his room one night, young Sei is left with an egg. Out pops a new cat girl named Deeré, and now he's torn between the kitty's innocent sensuality and keeping his hands off her! How can he leave his new young charge pure when she refuses to even wear clothing!

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