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Animanga in the News: 5/14/11

+ posted by vintagemistakes in Anime/Manga News on May 14, 2011 17:18
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything sent waves through the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm vintagemistakes and will be trying to fill in for Saladesu over the next couple of days. ;)

New Code Geass Manga Reimagines Lead as Convenience Store Clerk

Nao Katō's Barcode Geass: Hanbai no Lelouch 4-panel manga in 4-Koma Nano Ace

The second issue of Kadokawa Shoten's 4-Koma Nano Ace magazine shipped on Monday with the first installment of Barcode Geass: Hanbai no Lelouch (Barcode Geass: Lelouch of the Sale), Nao Katō's new four-panel spinoff manga based on the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion television anime series. The manga re-imagines the anime's title character Lelouch Lamperouge as a part-time convenience store worker. Code Geass script supervisor Ichiro Okouchi and director Goro Taniguchi are credited with the original story.

The five other new titles in the second 4-Koma Nano Ace issue are original works: Kamata Majo by Izumi Kazuto (Binbou Shimai Monogatari), Himan Musume by Munekichi (Marble Inspire), Aku no Himitsu Kessha by Mosuke Mattaku, Dejiman—! by Makoto Kuon, and Gakuen no Musume by Yuka Santō. The second issue also bundled a Nichijou pen holder and poster.

Kadokawa launched 4-Koma Nano Ace in March with four-panel manga tie-ins to other media such as anime and light novels. Titles published in the first and second issues included Keiichi Arawi's Nichijou (pictured at right), Koizumi's Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Dya, and Puyo's The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan.

Sources: Comic Natalie & ANN


The New York Times Manga Best Seller List.

The list will be appearing in the May 22nd, 2011 print edition of the Book Review, reflecting sales for the week ending May 7th, 2011 in the United States. Both print and digital formats are incorporated into the rankings. If you are interested in past rankings, please head over to the New York Times Manga Best Sellers thread located in Otaku Shoten.

1 - BLACK BIRD, VOL. 8, by Kanoko Sakurakoji. (VIZ Media)
2 - MAXIMUM RIDE, VOL. 4, by James Patterson and NaRae Lee.(Yen Press)
3 - BLACK BUTLER, VOL. 5, by Yana Toboso. (Yen Press)
4 - BAKUMAN, VOL. 4, by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.(VIZ Media)
5 - BLUE EXORCIST, VOL. 1, by Kazue Kato. (VIZ Media)
6 - OTOMEN, VOL. 10, by Aya Kanno. (VIZ Media)
7 - PANDORA HEARTS, VOL. 5, by Jun Mochizuki. (Yen Press)
8 - KIMI NI TODOKE: FROM ME TO YOU, VOL. 8, by Karuho Shiina. (VIZ Media)
9 - ROSARIO + VAMPIRE: SEASON II, VOL. 4, by Akihisa Ikeda. (VIZ Media)
10 - HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD, VOL. 2, by Daisuke Sato and Shouji Sato. (Yen Press)

Source: NY Times


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