X/1999 News

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New X OVA to be released on August 25th. Viz removes X/1999 from Animerica due to Licensing problems.

Source: Anime News Service

In addition to the TV series and Movie, A new X OVA is to be released in Japan on August 25th. The new OVA, which is to be directed by Kawajiri Yoshiaki (Ninja Scroll) is a prologue to the series.

Source: UMJAMS Anime News

Due to protracted licensing problems, Viz has decided to remove X/1999 from the lineup of its monthly manga-anthology magazine Animerica Extra. "Without a contract, we can't publish, and we still have no idea when we'll have a signed contract in-hand," said Animerica Extra's editor Bill Flanagan. "I don't want to cancel it, but we have to coordinate each issue with quite a few different freelance translators, letterers, rewriters and others. We can't leave everybody up in the air forever." So the search is on for another format that will best serve the manga series. "We all love CLAMP's work," comments X/1999 editor Julie Davis, "We've brought it back twice before, and the minute we have a contract, we'll find a way to continue the X/1999 series again…but for now we have to wait until it's legal to publish."

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