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New Poll
Here are the results to the last poll. A pretty generic question, yes I know. The next poll question is something about which I've always wondered. Let us know how you feel! Your thoughts are very instrumental in deciding future site plans and expansions.

Question: What do you think of the new authors section?
Choices:
I like it! - votes: 591 (65.3%)
It's okay... - votes: 260 (28.7%)
I don't like it. - votes: 54 (6%)
There were 905 total votes.
The poll ended: July 25th 2005
Posted by Manick on July 25th 2:10pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Tokyopop Upcoming Releases
Two manga titles were announced at the recent Comic-Con

An American manga by Rivkah called Steady Beat

Synopsis:
"Set in the small Southern town of Austin, TX, Steady Beat follows the life of Leah Winters as she comes to terms with her perfectionist sister's homosexuality. Having lived in her sister Sarai's shadow for years, Leah slowly begins to discover her own interests and path in life. Whether through relationships, school, or the simple trials of living, "Steady Beat" takes the reader on the journey of a young girl's discovery of self."

Steady Beat will be available in bookstores and Online everywhere in 11th October 2005.


Another Release confirmed by Tokyopop is a manga called Psy-Comm written by Jason Henderson and Tony Salvaggio (Creators of 'Sword of Dracula').

Synopsis:
"In the not-too-distant future, sovereign nations have been replaced by corporate city-states. War is entertainment and the stars are psychic commandos, known as "Psy-Comms." Trained from an early age, these gifted soldiers have honed their abilities to lethal perfection. In the corp-state of Electromedia, a young man named Mark Leit is destined to become the greatest Psy-Comm of all time. But a tragedy from his past, and a desire for redemption, will cause Mark to abandon everything for which his life has stood. In the eyes of his partner and best friend, Mark’s decision will be the ultimate act of betrayal. "

Psy-Comm will be available at bookstores and online online everywhere on 8th November 2005

Thanks Comic-con

For some more SDCC news, check out Anime Tourist, over here:

http://anime-tourist.com/article.php?sid=1048
Posted by wellzy4eva on July 21st 7:19pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Review
New Review thanks to cryptic!

Ai-Ren
Posted by Manick on July 19th 11:21am Comments ( 4 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
Dark horse upcoming releases
wellzy4eva writes: At the San Diego Comic-Con International Dark Horse Comics announced a number of new manga titles.

The most prominent of the new titles in America is Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor, a series of stories originally serialized as part of Ghost in the Shell 2 but not included by Shirow in the Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface collection. The stories, which include "Fat Cat" from 1991, "Drive Slave" from 1992, "Mines of Mind" from 1995, and "Lost Past" from 1996 will be published by Dark Horse in the spring of 2006.

In January of 2006 Dark Horse will also publish the Gungrave Anime Manga, based on screen captures from the popular gangster/sci fi anime series.

Original Article
Posted by Manick on July 17th 4:23pm Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
New Review
A new review has been submitted, a special thanks to tradedaemon for the submission. Check it out!

Ultimate!! Hentai Kamen
Posted by Manick on July 13th 11:29am Comments ( 0 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
'Monster' Hollywood Movie news
wellzy4eva writes: Josh Olson has been signed to adapt the best-selling Japanese manga series Monster for New Line Cinema. He also did the adaptation of the graphic novel A History of Violence for the studio. Monster is a psychological thriller that centers on a young doctor who saves a little boy's life. A few years later, the doctor learns that the boy he saved has turned into a masterful killer. The protagonist must track down the killer and ultimately attempt to solve an even larger conspiracy. A bit of interesting news. I'm definitly a big fan of the series! Let's see where this one goes.

We also have three new reviews! Check them out here!

Dragonball by Wellzy4eva
Devil & Devil by Wellzy4eva
Suzuka by cryptic

Thanks again guys for the great reads!
Posted by Manick on July 11th 1:38am Comments ( 6 )  [ View ]  [ Add ]
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