News Broccoli Adds Honoka, DrMaster Adds Magic Lover's Tower
posted on 2008-01-21 12:36 EST
Broccoli Books will be releasing Honoka Lv. Up!, a manga written by Akiyoshi Ohta and drawn by Matsuda98, in North America. The manga follows an ordinary high school freshman girl named Honoka. Her uncle recruits her as a part-time character designer at Zero Frame, a game development company. However, Honoka hardly plays any games herself, so her job becomes a sink-or-swim crash course in the game industry and the subculture of game fandom. MediaWorks serializes the manga in Monthly Comic Dengeki Gao, and it has also published three compiled manga so far. Broccoli Books will sell the manga volumes in English for US$10.99 each.
In a separate development, DrMaster has announced that it will be publishing Kao Yung's Magic Lover's Tower manhua in North America this May. Both volumes of this Chinese title will ship in that month for US$9.95 each. The story centers on Roxanne, a schoolgirl who accidentally releases a magical entity named Baphalen from a painting. Baphalen decides to help Roxanne win the heart of her classmate Logan. However, Roxanne must pass a trial in the alternate world of Magic Lover's Tower while Baphalen complicates her life by moving in with her.
DrMaster also announced that it is publishing the three volumes of The Four Constables: Secret of the Delirium Dagger title. The story is Tony Wong and Andy Seto's comic sequel about four enforcers of peace in Imperial China. The first volume will ship in June for $13.95.
*The included cover images from DrMaster are not the final designs.