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New Manga from Fanboy

posted on 2003-05-05 19:21 EDT
Fanboy Entertainment, backed by Japanese giant, Plex, resurfaces with Angel Wing by Tetsuya Aoki.

Today, at a press conference held in Tokyo last week, Plex International Design, one of Japan's leading toy design and TV planning companies, announced they would publish a line of original manga in the
United States.

Last year, to test the U.S. market waters, Plex published Angel's Wing #1, an 80 page, full color graphic novel. Due to the success of the first volue, Plex has decided to continue the series as an ongoing monhly manga. The fecond volume, running at 88 pages, will be released in July, with subsequent 32 page issue following every month.

They have decided to continue the series as an ongoing monhly manga. Angel's Wing #2 will be an 88 page, full color graphic, scheduled for release in July, with subsequent issues being 32 pages each.

Excerpts from Press Release:

PLEX Co., Ltd. and Fanboy Entertainment Present Ongoing Angel's Wing Series

Angel's Wing #1, the story of an apprentice Angel who makes her first trip to Earth, was illustrated by Tetsuya Aoki. Mr. Aoki is a veteran of the Japanese design and illustration industry. He has been working at Plex for over 12 years and has been an integral part of the success of their properties. Before joining Plex, Mr. Aoki was employed at Takara where he worked on the designs of the original Transformers.

Angel's Wing #2, also by Tetsuya Aoki, will go on sale this July. This 88 page original manga, colored by James Brown, will cost $7.95. However, a special preview edition of Angel's Wing will be available at Anime Expo 2003 held July 3-6th in Los Angeles. Plex Design will also have a booth at the convention to exhibit and display their design work and properties. Artist Mr. Tetsuya Aoki will be there promoting Angel's Wing. Also, an exclusive Angel's Wing five minute anime short will make its world premiere at Anime Expo. Mr. Aoki will also be attending San Diego Comic Con from July 17-20th and Anime Reactor from October 24-26 in Chicago.

This article has a follow-up: Fanboy / Plex Announce Nozomi (2003-05-05 19:24)

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