Aurora Publishing to launch in June 2007
Aurora Publishing, the US division of Ohzora Publishing, will begin self-publication of it’s titles in June 2007. Ohzora is the largest publisher of shoujo manga in Japan. Previously its titles had been licensed to Dark Horse and Digital Manga publishing. Ohzora will use the Aurora name for its general market titles, which will retail for $10.95, and Deux for its adult titles, which will retail for $12.95..
June 2007 will see the publication of Walkin’ Butterfly by Chihiro Tamaki. Walkin’ Butterfly details the story of a tall, misfit girl and is intended for an older teen audience.
Two other titles will also launch at a yet to be determined time in 2007. Flock of Angels, by Shoko Hamada, is the story of a fictional disease that causes humans to grow angel-like wings. It will be three volumes in length. Nightmares for Sale, by Kaoru Ohashi, is a two volume collection of horror stories centered around a supernatural pawnshop.