CPM December Manga Releases

Oct 15th 2004
CPM PRESS UNEARTHS THE SWORD OF SHIBITO
In January, CPM Press set to release The Sword of Shibito Book 1, Over the Rainbow, Slayers Premium, Nambul: War Stories 3– Conflict, Armageddon Book 2, Mythology of the Heavens 2: Phoenix Rising, and Dark Angel Book 5 each priced at $9.99 SRP.

New York, NY (October 15, 2004) – CPM Press announced its graphic novel releases for January 2005, which includes the first volume of the brand new action-packed series The Sword of Shibito, plus two new stand-alone graphic novels Over the Rainbow (shoujo) and Slayers Premium. Also available in January is Hyun Se Lee's Nambul, Armageddon, and Mythology of the Heavens, as well as the conclusion to the epic saga, Dark Angel by Kia Asamiya.

The Sword of Shibito Book 1 (manga)
Writer: Hideyuki Kikuchi, artist: Missile Kakurai. The setting: in the midst of a bloody war. The place: a strange castle in the Adachi fields where they say the demons live. The Saezuki family performs a forbidden act when they attempt to take a living soul and bind it to the cold flesh of a sewn-together corpse. From eternal sleep, Shibito returns!

Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
216 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Action/Adventure

Catalog #:
CMX 68901G

ISBN#:
1-58664-977-9

Pre-order date:
December 13, 2004

Street date:
January 19, 2005

SRP:
$9.99


Over the Rainbow (manga)
Writer and artist: Keiko Honda. Key is a young woman who has recently lost her memory. She is hired as an assistant at a law firm, where she has an uncanny ability to listen to people's problems and help them in their time of need. But who will be there for Key when she needs help?

Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
208 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Shoujo/Comedy

Catalog #:
CMX 68501G

ISBN#:
1-58664-976-0

Pre-order date:
December 13, 2004

Street date:
January 12, 2005

SRP:
$9.99




Slayers Premium (manga)
Writer: Hajime Kanzaka, artist: Tommy Ohtsuka. The Slayers sure have problems! All Lina Inverse wants is to dine on some of Akaschy Port's most renowned delicacy, the AKASCHY OCTOPUS. All Gourry Gabriev wants is to get in a few bites before Lina hogs it all. Zelgadis and Amelia only want to keep out of trouble, but does anybody know what the mysterious priest Xellos wants?

Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
176 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Comedy/Action-Adventure

Catalog #:
CMX 66101G

ISBN#:
1-58664-973-6

Pre-order date:
December 13, 2004

Street date:
January 5, 2005

SRP:
$9.99



Nambul: War Stories 3 – Conflict (manhwa)
Writer and artist: Hyun Se Lee. The tragedy of Auschwitz repeats itself as Japan sends domestic foreigners to war-camps. Meanwhile, Yusung and Uhmji both lose their jobs and return to the Oh! Family! residence, but with the fugitive Hae-Sung now in police custody, the Yakuza will be looking for revenge.

Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
256 pages, b&w

Rating:
16UP

Genre:
Military

Catalog #:
CMX 65603G

ISBN#:
1-58664-975-2

Pre-order date:
December 13, 2004

Street date:
January 5, 2005

SRP:
$9.99


Armageddon Volume 2 (manhwa)
Writer and artist: Hyun Se Lee. Attempts are made on He-sung's life while his friends try to protect him from an unseen enemy. Meanwhile in outer space, Major Kesaros arrives at our Solar system, but loses his reconnaissance units to an unknown army.

Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
196 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Science Fiction/Action-Adventure

Catalog #:
CMX 65402G

ISBN#:
1-58664-943-4

Pre-order date:
December 13, 2004

Street date:
January 12, 2005

SRP:
$9.99




Mythology of the Heavens 2: Phoenix Rising (manhwa)
Writer and artist: Hyun Se Lee. PYTHON is a child conceived from the union of Goddess and Human. He is strong, fierce, and can communicate with animals. His mentor, the half-human/wolf hybrid named BANGO, hopes that Python will continue to hone his skills as a killer, hunter, and leader, for he has a role to play in upcoming events that will reshape both the Heavens and the Earth.

Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
256 pages, b&w

Rating:
16UP

Genre:
Fantasy/Action-Adventure

Catalog #:
CMX 65702G

ISBN#:
1-58664-947-7

Pre-order date:
December 13, 2004

Street date:
January 19, 2005

SRP:
$9.99


Dark Angel Book 5 (manga)
Writer and artist: Kia Asamiya. Dark must rescue his companion and retrieve his sword from the ruthless and evil forces known as the Gairana. The mysteries that have plagued Dark's existence will finally be revealed in this final chapter of the Dark Angel saga! Newly re-formatted and re-priced.

Size:
5” x 7.375”

Pages:
208 pages, b&w

Rating:
13UP

Genre:
Fantasy/Action-Adventure

Catalog #:
CMX 62905MM

ISBN#:
1-58664-978-7

Pre-order date:
December 13, 2004

Street date:
January 26, 2005

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. Central Park Media also carries a broad array of documentaries released under its CPM label, as well as live-action Japanese feature films under its Asia Pulp Cinema label.



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