News New Gakuen Heaven, Warcraft Books Listed by Amazon (Updated)
posted on 2010-06-01 12:00 EDT
The Amazon online retailer is listing You Higuri's Gakuen Heaven Endou ver. ~Calling You~ boys-love manga and the original English-language work Warcraft: Shaman as Tokyopop releases in North America in August and September, respectively. It also lists an Ai-Land Chronicles Collection by "J M D" with a January 2011 release date from Tokyopop. Amazon's listings do not necessarily indicate definite release plans or dates.
You Higuri's Gakuen Heaven Endou ver. ~Calling You~ manga is an alternate story in the Gakuen Heaven boys-love manga series. Higuri also wrote three other volumes in the manga series, Gakuen Heaven, Gakuen Heaven Nakajima ver., and Gakuen Heaven Niwa ver. Tokyopop's BLU imprint had already published both the main Gakuen Heaven manga and the Gakuen Heaven Nakajima ver. manga.
Tokyopop's Blu imprint also published Higuri's Gorgeous Carat boys-love manga. Go! Comi released three of Higuri's other works: Angel's Coffin, Crown, and Cantarella. Del Rey published Higuri's manga adaptation of George Iida's Night Head Genesis anime, DMP published Higuri's Ludwig II boys-love manga, and DC Comics' CMX Manga imprintpublished Higuri's Seimaden fantasy manga.
Paul Benjamin and Rocio Zucchi's Warcraft: Shaman is part of Tokyopop's Warcraft graphic novel series. The volume will focus on the Shaman class from the popular video game franchise. A companion volume, Warcraft: Mage by Richard A. Knaak and Ryo Kawakami (pictured to the left), will be released on June 1.
Tokyopop has not responded to ANN's request for comment.
Thanks to Rachel for the news tips.
Images © You Higuri / Spray / Libre Publishing Co., Ltd.
© Richard A. Knaak and Ryo Kawakami / Tokyopop
Update: Tokyopop has confirmed with ANN that it is releasing both Gakuen Heaven Endou ver. ~Calling You~ and cite>Warcraft: Shaman.
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