ADV Manga Announces 37 Acquisitions

Mar 30th 2004
ADV MANGA ANNOUNCES A WHOPPING 37 NEW ACQUISTIONS

HOUSTON, March 30, 2004—ADV Manga today announced that it has acquired 37 new manga titles. With titles aimed at every age in many genres, this acquisition reflects ADV Manga's commitment to a diverse publishing line with something for everyone.

The titles included are:
50 Rules for Teenagers by Ye Ri Na. A high school romance comic.

Blue Inferior by Kyoko Shitou. An ecological science fiction adventure and story of budding young romance.

Daemon Hunters by Seiuchiroh Todono. A story of a world of humans, elves and demons.

Demon Prince Yoshida-kun by Natsuki Yoshimura. A light-hearted modern-day teen comedy that follows the hilarious exploits of demons searching for "Yoshida-kun."

Desert Coral by Wataru Murayama. A fantasy epic of a boy sucked into a dangerous land of his dreams.

Dream Gold by Tatsuro Nakanishi. A fast paced mystery with a kind of lighthearted sci-fi feel.

Enmusu by Takahiro Seguchi. A boy (with the help of his attractive maid) attempts to take over a massive corporation.

Fantasy Land by Lee Shi Young. A teenage girl trades her unhappy life for a thrilling and dangerous fantasy adventure.

FirstKing Adventures by Moyamu Fujino. This heartwarming fantasy was a huge hit in Japan.

Gadget by Hiroyuki Etou, super-popular creator of Japanese hit manga Mahoujin Guruguru. A comedy about UFO hunters.

Gadirok by Jung Ho Hwang. A young prince and his faithful comrade-in-arms fight to regain the throne.

Gamerz Heaven by Maki Murakami, author of the hit manga Gravitation.

Gate by Hirotaka Kisaragi. Four teenage boys become gatekeepers between our world and a magical world beyond.

Gunparade March by Hiroyuki Sanadura. Basis for the popular anime of the same name about teenage robot pilots fighting the alien invaders, the Phantom Beasts.

Jinki: Extend by Sirou Tunasima. Jinkis—giant human-piloted robots—battle for good and evil.

Kids Joker by Maki Fujita. A hard-boiled thriller with a romantic triangle thrown in.

Lineage by Shin Il Sook. Based on one of the most popular MMPOGs (online computer games) called Lineage (available in the US from NCSoft). A magical medieval fantasy that pits young Prince Deporojue against his wicked step-father.

Love Blossoms by Lee Jong Eun. A romantic comedy starring teenage triplets.

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok by Sakura Kinoshita. A popular series in Japan (with considerable fan buzz in the U.S.); the Norse god Loki is a boy detective in this manga.

Pastel Green Spell by Lee Young Yuu, author of the very popular series Kill Me, Kiss Me.

Peacemaker Kurogane by Nanae Chrono. At the violent last gasp of Japan's shogunate, a group of swordsmen called Shinsengumi protect the city of Kyoto. Their newest member is a boy named Tetsunosuke Ichimura, who is about to be drawn into a dangerous web of violence and intrigue.

Pretty by Shi Hyun Ha. Pretty is the story of a middle school girl who is interested in stars and astronomy, who meets and becomes infatuated with a biy sharing her interests. But there are complications...

Princess Tutu by Mizuo Shinonome. A magical girl story in the classic mold.

Quantum Mistake by Sohn Eun-Ho and Choi Myung-Soo. The story of what happens when a tough high school punk switches bodies with a 90-pound weakling nerd.

R2 by Maki Hakoda. A pizza delivery boy must save the world.

Ray by Akihito Yoshitomi. An underground group runs a "farm" to raise children as human commodities for selling organs.

SIU Special Investigation Unit: NY Police Story by Kye Seung Hee. A New York City police mystery and thriller.

Saint Marie by Yang Ygo-Jin. Good and evil fight it out on the grounds of an exclusive private school.

Sky Blade, Sword of the Heavens by Hyun Kang Suk and Ah Shin. Two warriors, each sharing the same destiny for greatness, meet for adventure.

Sweet & Sensitive by Park Eun Ah. One girl and two boys in a high school love triangle gone wrong.

Tactics by Sakura Kinoshita. By the same author as Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, this is a humorous fantasy set in medieval Japan.

Taimashin MASHIN Taidou-hen by Hideyuki Kikuchi and Misaki Saitoh. The story of a suave demon-fighting acupuncturist and his beautiful assistant.

Tengai Retrogical by Rin Asano. Set in a bygone Japan, a comedy with fantasy elements.

The Boss by Im Jae Won. Fists fly in this tale of high school gang war.

Vaizard by Norihiro Yoshida. A boy “Vaizard” (tomb protector) teams up with a female archeologist to fight evil.

Yo-u by Sanami Matoh. A title from the best-selling creator of FAKE. A fantasy adventure set in a medieval Japan full of supernatural creatures. The heroine is a witch searching for her father, whose spirit has been trapped inside a sword for decades.

Your & My Secret by Ai Morinaga. A teenage boy and the girl he's in love with switch bodies, with hilarious (and excruciatingly embarrassing) results.

About ADV Manga
Specializing in Japanese and other East Asian comics, illustration books, graphic novels and more, ADV Manga is the publishing division of A.D. Vision, Inc., parent company of ADV Films, Newtype USA, Anime Network and more. Founded in 2003, with nationwide mass-market distribution, ADV Manga is poised to dominate the explosively growing U.S. market for imported graphic novels and related published materials. More information is available at http://www.adv-manga.com.

Information about other A.D. Vision, Inc. divisions and initiatives can be found at:
http://www.advfilms.com
http://www.theanimenetwork.com
http://www.newtype-usa.com

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