with Daiki Kasho and Masafumi Ogata have been published.
Daiki was part of Sony's Polyphony Digital, but is now a
free lancer. Masafumi Ogata is the composer in residence
for hentai game maker C's Ware. Enjoy.
Announces Two New Authentic Manga Titles: Master of the
Clow and Angelic Layer
Los Angeles (May 14, 2002)-TOKYOPOP, a leading producer
and distributor ofJapanese manga, animé and video
game/animé soundtracks, will release two new authentic
manga titles this summer: Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the
Clow and Angelic Layer. Recently, TOKYOPOP became the first
guarantee that all of its future Japanese graphic novels
will be produced in authentic manga format-written to read
from right to left as the creators
intended and preserving the accuracy of the original artwork
(at an industry-leading retail price of $9.99, versus most
competitors' $12.99 and $16.99).
of the Clow and Angelic Layer are new graphic novels with
strong international appeal to diverse audiences. Both were
created by the highly popular, all-female team of artists
and writers known as CLAMP (Satsuki Igarshi, Nanase Ohkawa,
Mick Nekoi and Mokona Apapa). Other successful CLAMP titles
include Chobits, Clover and Magic Knight Rayearth.
Layer hits North American store shelves in June. This exciting
series follows the futuristic adventures of 12-year-old
whose dream is to excel at the sport of Angelic Layer-battle
tournaments for electronic "Angel" dolls hatched
July, TOKYOPOP brings fans the second story from the best-selling
girls' manga series in Japan: Cardcaptor Sakura: Master
of the Clow. This
one tells the exciting tale of 10-year-old Sakura Kinomoto,
who, wielding her magical ancient Clow Cards, must confront
an ominous force that has come
to Tokyo to put her powers to the test. As an added value,
each volume will contain one of six collectible Sakura cards.
Sakura has been an extremely successful property for TOKYOPOP,"
says TOKYOPOP President and COO John Parker. "I believe
that American girls
will go wild for these two series, as well as our other
CLAMP titles, because they bring a completely fresh perspective
Press editor-in-chief Jamie Rich, a dedicated CLAMP fan,
will handle the rewrite of Angelic Layer. "There's
a universal appeal to Angelic Layer
for every kid-or anyone who has been one-because Misaki's
strongest weapon when competing in tournaments is her inner
strength," Rich says. "CLAMP
creations have a certain extra something that other manga
comics lack. There 's a real spirit of fun in their stories
and their drawing-with a great sense of story movement.
And I love the way their lines shoot across the page."
will release the first-volume graphic novels for Initial
D, Kodocha, Love Hina and Paradise Kiss throughout May and
June, all as part of more than 70 volumes appearing over
the next six months.
San Jose, CA May 3, 2002 - Namco Hometek Inc. has announced
the list of titles it plans to show at this year's E3 Expo.
Showing will be: Dead
Ninja Assault and many others.
Fantasy XI composers revealed!
RocketBaby has learned that Naoshi Mizuta (Parasite
Eve 2) and Kumi Tanioka (Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2)
will share scoring duties with Nobuo Uematsu for Squares
epic online RPG.