EigoManga and Devil's Due Publish Rumbble Pak Together


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 29, 2005 eigoMANGA Ltd. and Devil's Due
Publishing, Inc. have announced the release of RUMBLE PAK vol.1
(OCT052934 E) an on-going, 64 pgs, B&W comic book series, beginning this

Previously released through eigoMANGA's own label, the on-going series
will start with the latest line-up of original manga created by
eigoMANGA STUDIOS and contributing artists.

eigoMANGA is proud to publicize the new volume of its comic book series
though Devil's Due; this partnership allows additional exposure to its
readers and potential target market. “Devil's Due is a strong brand,
one of the largest and most respected in the industry.” states Austin
Osueke, CEO and Publisher of eigoMANGA. “Since they're handling all of
the publishing operational aspects of RUMBLE PAK, this will allow us to
focus all of our energy on the production end of it, such as developing
and refining our original stories.”

So what is so special about RUMBLE PAK?

Unlike its leading competitor (which eigoMANGA feels relies on
following the “latest” anime trend and catering to the younger crowd), RUMBLE
PAK's on-going series line-up are composed of original and alternative
stories, appealing to the older crowd of manga. “We're just writing
about what we want and what's significant about our lives and our
situations. The artists involved in the production, are very talented and are
able to draw based on their past experiences…” says Osueke. “This gives
us the freedom to write about whatever we want in a sophisticated way.”

“We're also different because our stories are bold and daring. We have
the creative freedom and confidence to produce manga based on our
standards... not on standards set by an artificial ‘US anime industry’.
These are the qualities that distinguish us from the big guys and helps
carve a name for our brand in the US manga industry.”

The new on-going series will be comprised of a new line-up of original
manga stories written and produced by acclaimed television
screenwriters and best-selling novelists. Among these contributors are best-selling
novelist, Steve Anzactz as well as Jeremy Ray who was involved in the
creative work for "The Matrix", "Animatrix", and “Final Fantasy”
franchises. RUMBLE PAK also features talented newcomers like Natashia McGough
who is on the writing team for the ABC's re-make of the television
series, Night Stalkers.

“It feels great having my work published in RUMBLE PAK…it is a fun,
aesthetically cool comic book. God Drug is a very sci-fi, edgy comic book.
I know it will fit well in RUMBLE PAK. I hope the readers will be
visually pleased and stimulated as they read God Drug. There are many
hidden messages about life and our purpose in it in God Drug. I hope the
readers enjoy seeing our theories,” states, McGough.

Joshua Baylock, president of Devil's Due, says “We're excited to be
bringing such a large offering of manga into the DDP fold. We've been
looking for a way to offer a steady stream of manga to both comic book
shops and bookstores, and found the perfect partner in eigoMANGA.”

“It is very important for American artists to produce their own manga
because it creates a sense of identity. American artists can own their
own portion of the many facets of manga,” says McGough.

Lastly, Baylock comments on the release of RUMBLE PAK by Devil's Due,
“I think it will be two-fold. For eigoMANGA, they will feel the company
is amplifying its publishing and distribution capabilities. This
should give retailers even more confidence in eigoMANGA product. For
Devil's Due, they will see that we are finally moving into the manga market,
although slowly, and adding even more diversity to our company


Founded in August 2000, eigoMANGA Ltd. is an independent media and
publishing company committed to developing, producing and marketing
original American "manga," or Japanese-influenced comic books and graphic
novels. eigoMANGA Ltd's integrated media offerings include anime-themed
television programming and anime-themed live events.



Devil's Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial art
studio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP's first breakout success
was 2001's revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980s characters
to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month, immediately
propelling G.I. JOE to the top of the charts. Today, DDP's lineup includes
Forgeooten Realms, Dragonlance, eigoMANGA, Hack/Slash, the newly
resurrected Chaos! Comics, and the Aftermath universe, an imprint featuring
super-powered heroes in titles Defex, Breakdown, Blade of Kumori and


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