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Kodansha USA Adds Phoenix Wright, Monster Hunter, Deltora Quest

posted on by Egan Loo
Also: Mardock Scramble, Animal Land, Bloody Monday, Cage of Eden, former Del Rey titles

Kodansha Comics, the manga imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, announced on Sunday that it will release the following titles in English next summer:

Phoenix Wright - Ace Attorney
Written by Kenji Kuroda, illustrated by Kazuo Maekawa
June 2011 (Volume 2 in August 2011)
[Del Rey published a different Phoenix Wright - Ace Attorney manga anthology series]

Monster Hunter Orage
Hiro Mashima
June 2011 (Volume 2 in August 2011)

Deltora Quest
Makoto Niwano (original novels by Emily Rodda)
July 2011

Mardock Scramble
Yoshitoki Oima (original novels by Tow Ubukata)
August 2011

Animal Land
Makoto Raiku
August 2011

Bloody Monday
Written by Ryō Ryūmon, illustrated by Kōji Megumi
August 2011

Cage of Eden
Yoshinobu Yamada
August 2011

Kodansha Comics is also republishing the following titles which were previously licensed by other companies:

Until the Full Moon
Sanami Matoh
July 2011
[Formerly a Broccoli Books license]

Masashi Tanaka
August 2011
[Formerly a CMX Manga license]

Kodansha Comics will take over the following titles which were licensed by Del Rey Manga:

  • Air Gear 18 (June), Air Gear 19 (August)

  • Arisa 2 (May), Arisa 3 (July)

  • Fairy Tail 13 (May), Fairy Tail 14 (July)

  • I am Here! (Koko ni Iru yo!) 2 (July)

  • Negima! 29 (May), Negima! 30 (July)

  • Negima?! Neo (June)

  • Ninja Girls 5 (May), Ninja Girls 6 (July)

  • Rave Master's final three volumes in omnibus edition (May)

  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 9 (June), Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 10 (August)

  • Shugo Chara! 10 (May), Shugo Chara! 11 (July)

  • The Wallflower 25 (June)

Kodansha USA had previously revealed that it will release Yu Kinutani's manga version of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime franchise.

[Via Anime Almanac, Kuriousity]

Update: More background information and images added.

This article has a follow-up: Del Rey to Continue Publishing xxxHOLiC, Other Manga (2010-12-14 17:01)
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