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Del Rey Manga, Anime Selects Plan for NYAF

posted on by Egan Loo
Del Rey hosts panels with Faust, Marvel; Comcast auditions Tokyo reporter

Del Rey Manga will be hosting an industry panel, a spotlight on the editor of Japan's Faust magazine, and a joint announcement with Marvel Comics at this week's New York Anime Festival (NYAF). Dallas Middaugh (Associate Publisher), Mutsumi Miyazaki (Director of Licensing & Acquisitions), Tricia Narwani (Editorial Associate), Ali T. Kokmen (Marketing Manager), and April Flores (Publicity) will host the company's industry panel with new manga announcements on Friday, December 7. On Saturday, December 8, Middaugh and Miyazaki will host a spotlight on Katsushi Ota, the editor of Kodansha's Faust literary anthology magazine. Del Rey announced at October's MangaNEXT convention that it will publish selections from the magazine. Finally, Del Rey will co-host a panel with Marvel Comics on Sunday, December 9, and it promises that the two companies will make "a special announcement."

Anime Selects, the free anime Video on Demand service of the Comcast cable television company, is holding on-site auditions for Tokyo Reporter 2008 at the convention. Anime Selects sent its first Tokyo Reporter, Tasayu Tasnaphun, to Japan earlier this year to report on life in Japan's biggest city and the Tokyo International Anime Fair. Candidates for next year's Tokyo Reporter position can do an audition at the Anime Selects booth at NYAF or upload a video at the Tokyo Reporter website.

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