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News Di Gi Charat Theater manga and more
posted on 2003-07-30 11:40 EDT
Broccoli Books announces a November 11th release date for Di Gi Charat Theater #1 and December 16th for the second volume.
From the press release:
As an added bonus, Di Gi Charat Theater will feature art, interviews and special material from Japan!
Di Gi Charat Theater Vol. 1: Dejiko's Summer Vacation
What happens when an alien hybrid cat-eared girl with aspirations of becoming the next idol super star lands on earth?
Well first of all, she discovers that she needs money. And in order to pay for their high living expenses Di Gi Charat (aka. Dejiko) and her pal Puchiko have to work. Fortunately for them, an anime retail chain called Gamers has openings! As a new employee, Dejiko becomes quite popular with the customers. But what happens when Rabi~en~Rose, her self-proclaimed rival, seeks to steal the show? And what about Piyoko and the Black Gema Gema Gang, a group of neighboring aliens who seek to kidnap her? These things can only mean one thing for Dejiko: non-stop adventure!
Join Dejiko as she spends her summer break tricking Piyoko, blowing up the Black Gema Gema Gang, and switching bodies with Rabi~en~Rose!
Includes ten stories about Dejiko and the gang by some of Japan's most talented artists, including original character designer Koge-Donbo! Complete with character profiles, translation notes, and comments by the artists.
Di Gi Charat Theater Vol. 2: Piyoko is Number One!
The Black Gema Gema Gang are from Planet Analogue, and due to their poor resources they have been trying to conquer planet Di Gi Charat for years. Upon learning that that Princess Di Gi Charat (Dejiko) went to Earth, they quickly follow to kidnap her and hold her for ransom to support their home planet.
Piyoko is the head of the Black Gema Gema Gang, and Rik, Ky, and Coo work under her loyally and lovingly. However, Piyoko's plans always seem to backfire, and the goal of a prosperous planet is far away...
Piyoko is number one! ...At least in this second installment of Di Gi Charat Theater - Piyoko is Number One! Piyoko and the Black Gema Gema Gang take over. This is your chance to look into the (poor) lives of Piyoko, Rik, Ky, and Coo. But Dejiko won't give up the lead role that easily. She will be making appearances occasionally (so watch out)!
Features over ten stories by some of Japan's most talented manga artists, including Koge-Donbo (Di Gi Charat, Pita Ten) and Kanan (Galaxy Angel)! Complete with character profiles, translation notes, and behind-the-scenes articles/interviews about the Di Gi Charat world!
Also coming soon from Broccoli Books:
Manga series by Kanan
A sci-fi comedy adventure centered around five very different warriors of the female persuasion.
Manga series by Sakurako Gokuraku'in
As the Aquarian Age rises, the violence escalates between the various female factions, the Mindbreakers and the alien Erasers.
Di Gi Charat Theater: Leave it to Piyoko!
Manga series by Hina.
Has a manga ever focused on such an evil villain!? Don't let her cuteness fool you! Piyoko has grand evil plans to kidnap Dejiko. The people of her poor Planet Analogue are all counting on her. Of course, she can't be a very good bad guy without her hench men, the Black Gema Gema Gang - Rik, Kai and Coo. Sure her grand plans seem to keep falling apart. But don't worry. Piyoko plans to come out on top. Dejiko, you'd better watch out!.