News I.C. Entertainment November lineup
posted on 2003-07-15 00:41 EDT
AmeriManga #12, A.I Revolution #1, Hanaukyo Maid Team #3, Dragon Fist #2, and Yui Kanonsho #1 coming in November
From the press release:
Key Selling Points: Supports Japanese manga-style art in many genres such as futuristic science fiction and fantasy. Features 10 hot artists with new and interesting stories! Includes Full Color Pull Out Poster!
Comparable Titles: Raijin, Shonen Jump, and Mangaphile.
Synopsis: Pit against the most deadly fighter Barlow has to offer, Corinth and Gizelle seem over-powered and out of luck. With the arrival of the enigmatic priest, Tree Alexander, things are about to change; But in whose favor will his God smile? Which side is he really working for?
A.I Revolution Volume One
Artist: You Asami
Key Selling Points: Main audience is female from age 13-33. Beautiful artwork, follows the market trend of growing "shoujo" manga sales. Published in original Japanese reading format and size. Includes sound effect glossary to leave artwork untouched and still portray the whole story!
Comparable Titles: Chobits, A.I. (the movie), and Bicentennial Man (the movie).
Synopsis: Can a person truly become more than the sum of his parts? Young Midori is given an extrodinary opportunity when her father, a scientist at MG Company, asks for her help. He's created a special prototype robot, that actually looks and learns like a human, but it needs real world data testing before it can go to further production. Naming the prototype Vermilion, Midori takes on the daunting task of teaching him the gentle beauty and warmth of truly being alive. Soon Vermilion's handsome appearance and eagerness to learn begins to make an impression upon her heart, making it very difficult for Midori to remember that he isn't a human after all...
Hanaukyo Maid Team Volume Three: An Unexpected Rival
Key Selling Points: For fans who enjoy high-spirited parodies and comedies. Published in original Japanese reading format with original Japanese covers. Includes sound effect glossary to leave artwork untouched and still portray the whole story!
Comparable Titles: Love Hina, Ah! My Goddess!, Tenchi Muyo, and Hand Maid May.
Synopsis: Yashima Sanae, substitute head security maid, has now joined Hanaukyo after finishing her training in foreign country. She notices how close Taro has become to Konoe, whom she idolizes and loves, and decides to make sure that Taro doesn't get too close. Her love towards Konoe is so enormous that she stalks Konoe and Taro while they are out on a trip for physical training.
Dragon Fist Volume Two: The Raging Dragon
Artist: Kenji Okamura
Key Selling Points: For fans of boxing, martial arts, and Japanese manga. Presented in its authentic Japanese reading format and size. Includes sound effect glossary to leave artwork untouched and still portray the whole story!
Comparable Titles: Ashita No Joe and Great Teacher Onizuka.
Synopsis: Now that Ken has revived his dreams of professional boxing, he must shake off his ties to the Yakuza before they drag him down. But that's easier said than done, especially when they threaten all that is dear to him to keep him within their control!
Yui Kanonsho Volume One: Lost Memories
Artist: Narumi Kakinouchi
Key Selling Points: For fans of Japanese manga and demonology, gothic stories, Anne Rice and other paranormal mythology. Published in original Japanese reading format. Includes sound effect glossary to leave artwork untouched and still portray the whole story!
Comparable Titles: Vampire Princess Miyu and The Vampire Dahlia.
Synopsis: Bleeding and wounded, Vampire Yui arrives seeking shelter at a most unusual place... a church! Under the priest's care, Yui recovers quickly but her memories have mysteriously vanished! Haunted by dreams and visions of unknown faces, Yui must reclaim her identity before a nearby spirit wrecks havoc around her!