CPM Announces October Manga Releases

Jul 6th 2004
CPM PRESS' TREASURE HUNTER EMBARKS ON HIS LAST CRUSADE
In October, CPM Press set to release the following graphic novels: Treasure Hunter Book 3: The Last Crusade, Comic Party Book 3: Last Call, Dark Angel Book 4, Yongbi the Invincible Book 2, Nambul: War Stories 2: Conquest, and Full House 2: Charade at $9.99 SRP each.

New York, NY (July 6, 2004) – CPM Press announced its October graphic novel releases which include the final chapter for two of its most popular series. Treasure Hunter Book 3: The Last Crusade by Alien Nine creator, Hitoshi Tomizawa will be Jubei's last and most thrilling action and adventure yet. Similarly, the comical conclusion to the best-selling graphic novel about a group of talented manga artists, Comic Party Book 3: Last Call will also be available in October.

Additional graphic novels available in October include the martial arts adventure, Yongbi the Invincible Book 2, the romantic comedy Full House 2: Charade, Hyun Se Lee's war epic, Nambul: War Stories 2: Conquest, and Kia Asamiya's Dark Angel Book 4, which has been newly re-formatted and re-priced.

Treasure Hunter Book 3: The Last Crusade (manga)
Writer and artist: Hitoshi Tomizawa (Alien Nine Series). Minutes before the Kizuna Society's annual auction, Treasure Hunter Jubei is robbed of the TOAD MOUTH, a unique item that he hopes will bring him the coveted titled of World's Greatest Merchant! Jubei will need all the help he can get, especially from his best friend, the magical flying carpet, because if he can't retrieve the Toad Mouth before the auction starts he'll be stripped of his merchant's license forever.


Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
216 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Action/Adventure

Catalog #:
CMX 65103G

ISBN#:
1-58664-923-X

Pre-order date:
September 13, 2004

Street date:
October 6, 2004

SRP:
$9.99



Comic Party Book 3: Last Call (manga)
Writer and artist: Various writers and artists. Manga is life for this gang of hard-core artists who slave away to create the very best doujinshi that they can. Which book will be the bestseller? Will the printer deliver the books on time? Could the cosplay costumes be any more revealing? And what's with those creepy otaku in the corner, anyway?

Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
168 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Comedy

Catalog #:
CMX 65303G

ISBN#:
1-58664-920-5

Pre-order date:
September 13, 2004

Street date:
October 6, 2004

SRP:
$9.99



Dark Angel Book 4 (manga)
Writer and artist: Kia Asamiya. Dark must cross a vast and extremely dangerous desert to go to Oukoku, the mystical city that will solve the mysteries that have been plaguing him since he became a Phantom Saint. But along the way he somehow arrives in a strange land that is somehow eerily familiar. And when a gang of thieves steals his sword and his traveling companion, Kyo, Dark must compete against them to win back his possessions. The only problem is that Dark promised to never take a life, and the only way to win back his sword and his friend is to kill his opponent! Newly re-formatted and re-priced!



Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
192 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Fantasy/Action Adventure

Catalog #:
CMX 62904MM

ISBN#:
1-58664-942-6

Pre-order date:
September 13, 2004

Street date:
October 13, 2004

SRP:
$9.99





Yongbi the Invincible Book 2 (manhwa)
Writer: Jeawoon Yu, artist: Jungwho Moon. Hunted by a trio of assassins, Yongbi heads into the mountains to find a series of clues as to why everyone wants to kill him and to steal his mystical amulet.


Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
200 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Action/Adventure

Catalog #:
CMX 66602G

ISBN#:
1-58664-968-X

Pre-order date:
September 13, 2004

Street date:
October 20, 2004

SRP:
$9.99




Nambul: War Stories 2 – Conquest (manhwa)
Writer and artist: Hyun Se Lee. Political tensions reach the boiling point as the first shots of the world conflict are fired. The streets are filled with panic as Korean citizens are herded into camps and slaughtered. Alliances between neighboring countries are forged as the world readies itself for a massive clash.


Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
280 pages, b&w

Rating:
16UP

Genre:
Military

Catalog #:
CMX 65602G

ISBN#:
1-58664-944-2

Pre-order date:
September 13, 2004

Street date:
October 13, 2004

SRP:
$9.99




Full House 2: Charade (manhwa)
Writer and artist: Soo Yon Won. Now "officially" engaged to world-famous actor Ryder Baye, Elle Gee must now pretend to be the celebrity's fiancée in order to save her home. But when Elle's former boyfriend comes calling, hidden emotions rise to the surface and force Elle and Ryder to think about how they really feel about each other.


Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
192 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Romantic Comedy

Catalog #:
CMX 66502G

ISBN#:
1-58664-971-X

Pre-order date:
September 13, 2004

Street date:
October 20, 2004

SRP:
$9.99


Central Park Media has been a leading supplier of anime in the United States since 1990. The company currently manufactures and distributes three home entertainment lines, each offering anime product for a distinct and discriminating audience: U.S. Manga Corps, Central Park Media and Software Sculptors. With exclusive rights to hundreds of book, video and music products, the company has become a leader in integrated media, as well as a leading publisher of graphic novels under its CPM Press label. In addition, the company also distributes a broad array of live action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.

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