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New Tokyopop Manga Aquisitions

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Tokyopop announced a list of newly acquired titles this week, some expected, some surprises, 13 in total.

The newly acquired titles are:

Excerpts from the announcement:

Haruhiko Mikimoto's Baby Birth
This is brand-new manga from the creator of Macross ... and it is everything you might imagine - absolutely breathtaking art (is there a more accomplished watercolorist working in manga today?), coupled with a strangely compelling story by Sukehiro Tomita. 1st vol out in September.

Anime-Related Titles

Brigadoon - by Nozomi Watase (creator of Perfect Juliet, currently running in Kadokawa's Ace magazine in Japan); published in 2 volumes in Japan by Kadokawa. 1st TOKYOPOP vol due out in August.

Saber Marionette J - by Akahori Satoru; released as five tankoubon (graphic novels) in Japan by Kadokawa in their Comics Dragon, Jr. line. 1st vol from TOKYOPOP out in July.

Brain Powered - story by Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino; art by Yukiru Sugisaki (creator of D.N.Angel, Candidate for Goddess); published in Japan in 4 volumes by Kadokawa. Due out from TOKYOPOP in June.

FLCL (Furi Kuri) - from GAINAX and Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) comes this mondo-bizarro tale of ... well, we're honestly not sure, although it does involve a big factory on a hill that looks like an iron. 1st vol due from TOKYOPOP in September.

Niea_7 - from the creative team that brought Serial Experiments Lain to life; published in Japan in two volumes by Kadokawa. 1st TOKYOPOP vol due in August.

Shojo Manga

Forbidden Dance - by Hinako Ashihara; published in Japan as Tenshi no Kiss (Angel Kiss) by Shogakukan in 4 volumes. 1st TOKYOPOP vol due in August.

Confidential Confessions - by Reiko Momochi; published in Japan by Kodansha as Memai, Namida, and Tobira. 1st vol from TOKYOPOP out in July.

Zodiac P.I. - by Natsumi Ando; published in Japan by Kodansha as Junikyu de Tsukamaete (Zodiac Detective). 1st vol from TOKYOPOP out in July

Wild Act - by Rie Takada; published in Japan by Shogakukan in 10 volumes. 1st vol from TOKYOPOP out in July.

X-Day - by Tamura Yumi (creator of Basara); orginally published in Japan by Shogakukan. 1st TOKYOPOP vol due in August.

Shonen (Boys) Manga

Planets - by Makoto Yukimura; orginally published by Kodansha in Japan as Planetes. 1st TOKYOPOP vol due in October.

Vampire Game - by JUDAL; published in Japan by Shinshokan in 12 volumes as Kyuketsuyugi. 1st vol from TOKYOPOP in June.

Last Month TOKYOPOP announced the April and May releases of Happy Mania, the Erica Sakurazawa series, FAKE and Demon Diary. In addition to Battle Royale, Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star, Shaolin Sisters and Rebound this brings the total number of titles that Tokyopop has announced since the beginning of the year to 21.

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