March 24, 2011 (Cypress, CA) –Bandai Entertainment
announced today they have acquired two new manga series, Tales of the Abyss
: Asch: The Bloody and Tales of the Abyss: Jade's Secret Memories
. Bandai Entertainment
had previously announced the acquisition of the 26 episode Tales of the Abyss
anime series which will be coming to North America in June of this year.
Asch the Bloody by Hana Saitō
and Rin Nijyo recounts the story of the anime from the point of view of the cloned God-General Asch. Jade's Secret Memories focuses on the character of Jade Curtiss and is from manga-ka Ayumi Kano
Both the anime and the manga are based on the Tales of the Abyss
RPG video game which will debut on Nintendo
3DS in 2011 and is based on the long running Tales series of games from Namco
The new manga are scheduled to debut in the Summer of 2011.
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is a subsidiary of Namco
Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and a premier
distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America.
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