Full Moon Manga's Tanemura Ends Exclusivity with Ribon Mag
posted on by Egan Loo
Manga creator Arina Tanemura confirmed on Thursday that she had ended her exclusivity contract with Shueisha's Ribon magazine this past spring. As a result, her Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura (Sakura-Hime Kaden) manga will be her last series for Ribon, although she assured her readers that she will continue the series until the end of the story.
To mark the new stage in her career as a freelancer, Arina Tanemura launched her official website on Friday morning (11/11/11 at 11 a.m.)
Tanemura had already launched her first manga series ever outside Ribon or its spinoffs in July, although it was in another Shueisha magazine. She launched the Fudanjuku Monogatari (The Fudanjuku Story) manga about the idol group Fudanjuku (the male alter ego of the seven-member female idol group Nakano Fujo Sisters) in Margaret magazine, and the seven-chapter mini-series just ended on November 5.
Tanemura debuted in 1996 with the one-shot story "2-banme no Koi no Katachi" and her first series, I.O.N, started a year later. She launched her Sakura Hime manga in 2009.
Viz Media began publishing Sakura Hime in North America this past April. Viz also published most of her other titles such as Full Moon O Sagashite, The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Time Stranger Kyoko, and I.O.N. DC Comics' CMX Manga imprint published her Kamikaze Kaitō Jeanne series.
Source: Comic Natalie
Image © 2011 Arina Tanemura