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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 […]

Broccoli Licenses "Kon Kon Kokon"

Broccoli Books has announced the licensing, for a June 2007 publication, of Kon Kon Kokon, the newest series from Koge Donbo. The series will be available for purchase on June 13, 2007 for $9.95. Kon Kon Kokon chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Ren, a very nerdy teenager. Ren gets a chance to hang with […]

Batman gets the LEGO treatment

No, not some new form of torture thought up by The Joker. Warner Brothers Interactive has teamed up with TT Games, the production company behind the wildly successful Lego Star Wars games to produce LEGO Batman. The game is scheduled for release in 2008 and will feature LEGOized versions of Batman, Robin and quite a […]

1001 Marvel Nights

Marvel Entertainment has announced a patnership with The United Arab Emirates Al Ahli Group to construct a theme park in Dubai. Theme park professionals from Hollywood and Florida will be assisting in the aproximately 1 billion dollar project. The park is currently scheduled to open in 2011. [Source:www.icv2.com]

Naruto to invade US movie theatres in June

Viz Media has announced a limited number of one-time only screenings of the 1st Naruto movie Naruto: CLash of the Ninja in the Land of Snow. The film will debut in select cities including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco on June 6th, 2007. Further ticket information and future cities will […]

Dark Horse to publish "Dirty Pair" novels starting in June, 2007

Dark Horse Books has announced the publishing of the original Dirty Pair writings as a eight book set that will begin in June, 2007. Originally published in SF Magajin by Haruka Takachiho the stories spawned a number of related properties including a television show, two Original Video Animation(OVA) series, two OVA features, a feature film […]

Stan Lee Media sues Marvel

Stand Lee Media, the company formerly headed by Marvel Editor Emeritus Stan Lee, has filled a $5 billion lawsuit again Marvel Entertainment on the basis of “co-ownership” of all properties created by Stan Lee whe nhe was creatign for Marvel. Stan Lee himself is not a part of Stan Lee Media, having severed all ties […]

"300" seizes its glory for a second weekend

For the second weekend running 300, the live-action adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name directed by Zack Snyder, has taken the box office crown, taking in $31 million for the three day period. While that represents a 56% fall off from the pervious weekend, the film has now grossed over $127 […]

Cartoon Network renews Prince of Tennis and MAR

Viz Media has announced that Cartoon Network has renewed Prince of Tennis and MAR for an additional season each. Both titles are currently broadcast as part of the Toonami block on Saturday nights. [Source: Anime News Network]

"300" breaks IMAX records

In its first weekend of release 300, based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name from Dark Horse Publishing, broke several IMAX records. The film set a record for highest opening weekend box office, a total of $3.6 million on 62 screens, or over $58,000 per screen. The film also set an […]

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