Otaku USA Magazine Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Full Metal Alchemist

New Issue on Sale Now!

July 11, 2008

Sovereign Media Inc., an active interest niche magazine company that publishes SCI FI -- the official magazine of the Sci Fi Channel, celebrates one year of publishing OTAKU USA with the release of the new August / September issue.

"We've had a tremendous amount of success with this magazine," says Mark Hintz, Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Media. "The American market was hungry for a Japanese anime/manga magazine they could call their own." Carl Gnam, OTAKU USA's Publisher and Editorial Director believes, "While there is talk that the U.S. anime industry is experiencing some fallout related to distribution channels, it is clear that fan interest in anime, manga and j-pop is just as strong as ever."

Issue Volume 2, Number 1 features a Full Metal Alchemist cover story along with a free FMA pull-out poster. Contributing writer Daryl Surat of the Anime World Order podcast looks at the lasting appeal of this hit series from Japan's studio BONES that has defined a generation of fandom.

Other highlights include a 32 page manga sampler insert that includes excerpts from the action-packed Black Lagoon, the comedic Steel Fist Riku, and Osamu Tezuka's medical drama masterpiece Black Jack. The new issue also comes bundled with a bonus free DVD that includes full-length anime episodes of Aquarion, To Heart, Maria Watches Over Us and assorted previews.

Also inside the August / September issue

* 30+ manga reviews
* Batman: Gotham Knight
* Exclusive interviews with Stan Lee, Bruce Timm, and Koichi Ohata
* Multiple anime features including: Gurren Lagaan, Code Geass, and Burst Angel
* Reviews of all the latest toys, video games, and live-action film releases

OTAKU USA Volume 2, Number 1 ON SALE NOW!


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