Amazon Lists New Ponent Mon, Tokyopop, Seven Seas Books
posted on by Gia Manry
The online retailer Amazon and its Canadian site now list new books from publishers Ponent Mon, Tokyopop, and Seven Seas. The listings include Jiro Taniguchi's A Zoo in Winter from Ponent Mon and a new Korean manhwa, My Boyfriend is a Vampire, from Seven Seas. The Tokyopop listings are for two e-book versions of Sakurako Gokurakuin's manga Category: Freaks, of which California-based manga publisher Dr. Master released the first three volumes from August 2005 to December 2006.
Title: A Zoo in Winter
Japanese Title: Fuyu no Dōbutsuen
Creator: Jiro Taniguchi
Japanese Publisher: Shogakukan
Listed Publisher: Ponent Mon
Listed Release Date: June 23
Length: 1 volume
A young man working at a textiles factory wishes to become an artist. After an incident at a nearby zoo, he moves to Tokyo and tries to get work as an assistant to a famous manga creator.
Title: Category: Freaks volumes 1 and 2
Creator: Sakurako Gokurakuin
Japanese Publisher: Gentosha Comics
Listed Publisher: Tokyopop
Listed Release Date: August 10
Length: 4 volumes
The Nanami Paranormal Investigation Agency, helmed by Asagi Nanami, takes on cases involving the supernatural. Its leader isn't exactly normal, however, and neither is most of his staff.
Title: My Boyfriend is a Vampire volumes 1 and 2
Creator: Han Yu-Rang
Listed Publisher: Seven Seas
Listed Release Date: September 27
Length: 14 volumes
A beautiful young man is bitten by a male vampire and dies, but wakes up female.
Additionally, a new listing indicates that Bandai Entertainment will release the first volume of its previously announced English version of Eri Takenashi's manga Kannagi on July 12.
A listing on Amazon does not necessarily indicate definite release plans.
Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.
[Category: Freaks listings via Tanbishugi]
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