News Newtype USA to Cease Publication
posted on 2008-01-09 18:32 EST
November 2002 Issue
According to reports from those contacted by ADV, the company is planning to replace Newtype USA with another magazine. No information about the new magazine has been made public.
Newtype USA's circulation is estimated to be similar to that of the competing Anime Insider publication, which is in the neighborhood of 50,000 to 75,000 copies per month. No North American anime magazine publishes audited circulation numbers.
After briefly being attached to Digital Manga, Newtype USA was launched by ADV with issue 0 at Anime Expo 2002. The first regular issue was the November 2002 issue. Including issue 0 and the February 2008 issue (on sale in January), 65 issues will have been printed — 66 if the final issue is the March issue (on sale in February).
Newtype USA was licensed by ADV from Kadokawa Shoten, the publisher of the original Newtype magazine in Japan. Newtype Japan has been in publication since 1985, with the March 1985 issue being the first. The original Newtype magazine is named after the fictional Newtype evolution of humans in the Gundam anime franchise.
In addition to Newtype USA, there is also a Korean Newtype magazine which has been published by Daiwon C&A Holdings since 1998.
A representative of Newtype USA was unavailable to comment in time for this article.