Aria's Amano to Launch Amanchu! Manga on November 29
posted on by Egan Loo
The December issue (on sale on October 30) of Mag Garden's Comic Blade magazine has announced that Aria and Aqua creator Kozue Amano will launch a new manga called Amanchu! in the next issue on November 29. No more details about the new manga have been given, but the announcement does say that Amano will draw the cover and a special large poster to mark the new manga's launch. Amano ended Aria in the same magazine last April, and the television anime adaptation ended in Japan last March as well. Tokyopop will ship the fourth Aria manga volume in North America in December, and Right Stuf will begin releasing Aria the Natural, the second television anime series based on the manga, next January.
The December issue also has the launch of Tatsuro Nakanishi and Nini's Paradox Blue school fantasy manga and Toshiko Machida's Batchon Girls badminton gag comedy manga. ADV Manga had licensed Nakanishi's Dream Gold manga, and Tokyopop is releasing Nini's Dragon Sister! manga. The January issue of Comic Blade will start Satoshi Sumikawa's manga adaptation of Takumi Yoshino's Rain fantasy novels. The story of Rain, a warrior general in an alternate magic world, has already sold 500,000 novel volumes.
Ōoki, the creator of the popular Harumination four-panel manga about three high school girls, will begin a manga under the tentative title of Hirameki Hatsume-chan in Comic Blade's February issue. Kouji Seo, the creator of Suzuka and A Town Where You Live, will start the bimonthly Princess Lucia romantic comedy series in the March issue. Comic Blade already ran a one-shot Princess Lucia manga in the September issue. Del Rey publishes the Suzuka manga in North America, while FUNimation finished its release of the anime version last year.
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