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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 05, 2009 @ 09:32:00 AM in News Articles


Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine's 41st issue will confim that an anime feature based on the Negima! Magister Negi Magi manga has been given the green light for production in 2011. Creator Ken Akamatsu, best known for his Love Hina title, had already indicated in his online diary last month that the decision to produce the project had been made.

It was during a Negima event in February that Kodansha producer Yoichi Ishimoto had said that if sales of the upcoming original anime DVD series are good, there would be plans for a theatrical film adaptation. The first four volumes of the anime DVD series will ship with the 27th manga volume on September 17, 2009. This limited edition bundle, DVDs and manga, will have over 70,000 copies made.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on August 31, 2009 @ 06:18:01 PM in Industry News


Kodansha refused to renew TOKYOPOP's Germany licenses, rumors floated that Kodansha has made it's own entry into the US manga market (no confirmation) and now the official announcement has come from TOKYOPOP that Kodansha has severed ties with them and refuses to renew a number of titles.
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on July 28, 2009 @ 12:48:54 PM in News Articles
Kodansha's Evening magazine has announced on Tuesday that Bokurano manga creator Mohiro Kitoh will launch a new manga sereis that is tentatively titled Noririn this winter. The manga will feature a female high school road racer who has had her license revoked and has to take up cycling for her mountain errand job.

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Posted by LadyPSerenity on June 27, 2009 @ 04:05:08 AM in News Articles
Fairy Tail a manga by Hiro Mashima has been given the green light to be produced into an anime for this fall. The 31st issue of Kodansha's weekly Shonen Magazine will announce the anime adaptation next Wednesday. The anime will be produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight.

The manga follows the story of a teenager girl named Lucy Heartfillia who wants to join the world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. It's during a daring rescue that she meets her, soon to be, friend Natsu "Salamander" Dragneel. Natsu is a quirky member of Fairy Tail and a teenaged practitioner of the ancient Dragon Slayer magic. After being accepted into Fairy Tail Lucy and Natsu (and other members) go on various quests.

The seventh volume of Fairy Tail will be published by Del Rey in North America next month. Mashima, the creater of this series, also created the Monster Hunter Orage manga and Rave manga. The Rave manga was published by Tokyopop in North America under the name Rave Master.

Source: Anime News Network
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