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Aurora publishing to introduce "Ladie Comics" in the U.S.

by Zirgo
Oct 22, 2007 12:40 PM | 12 Comments
This is the press release in its original form.


The First Three Titles of Luv Luv¹s Romantic and Sexy 2008 Line Up Announced!

Torrance, California (October 22, 2007) Aurora Publishing, Inc. brings passionate manga for women to America with their new Luv Luv imprint. Extremely popular in Japan, but never before available as a genre in the U.S., Ladies Comics are romantic, hot and sexy manga about modern women and the men they love. Manga from Luv Luv feature more realistic sexual content and more mature storylines and themes than are presently found in the manga currently available to women in America.
All of the Luv Luv graphic novels depict romantic and physical relationships with nothing held back. Why let guys have all the fun? More information can be found on the Luv Luv website:, which is set to go live on December 1, 2007.

"Describing real issues and feelings that modern women have in general, Ladies Comics have become very popular in Japan" says Mr. Nobuo Kitawaki, president of Aurora Publishing and its parent company Ohzora Publishing. "We are very thrilled with introducing the genre to American market, and confident that American ladies would find these manga titles attractive and enjoyable as well."

The initial launch title from Luv Luv is VOICES OF LOVE by Kanae Hazuki, which will be released on January, 2008. VOICES OF LOVE is a collection of five romantic, hot and sexy stories, created just for women. The title story, VOICES OF LOVE, is about a relationship between Mika Tsukahara, a young teacher, and Naokazu Kuga, an 18-year-old student at her school. Coincidentally, they are neighbors as well and are unable to control their attraction to each other as they explore the concept of "love thy neighbor!" All other LuvLuv stories echo with the voices of love, too.

Sizzling into March 2008 from Luv Luv is REAL LOVE by Mitsuki Oda. This collection of sexy, eye-opening love stories includes Real Love, Baby, and Love Star. In these three stories, Mitsuki Oda portrays realistic emotional and physical relationships, creating passionate love affairs for women to enjoy.

More than showers are coming in May 2008 as Luv Luv's LOVE FOR DESSERT by Hana Aoi debuts in the U.S. market. "Dessert" has never been sweeter or sexier.

All titles are soft-cover bound and rated "M" for mature (ages 18+).

Author: Kanae Hazuki
Release Date: January 2008
ISBN: 978-1-934496-08-4
Price: $10.95

Author: Mitsuki Oda
Release Date: March 2008
ISBN: 978-1-934496-14-5
Price: $10.95

Author: Hana Aoi
Release Date: May 2008
ISBN: 978-1-934496-19-0
Price: $10.95

About Luv Luv:
Luv Luv (established 2008) is the Ladies Comics/Josei Manga imprint created
by Aurora Publishing, Inc. Described as passionate manga for women, Luv Luv
graphic novels depict realistic sexual relationships and real life romances,
themes and storylines from a woman¹s perspective. Why let guys have all the
fun? More information can be found online at: "Feel the passion!"

About Aurora Publishing, Inc.:
Located in Torrance, California - Aurora Publishing, Inc. (established 2006)
is a fully-owned subsidiary of Ohzora Publishing Co., the number one
publishing house in Japan in terms of female manga franchises and number of
manga publications for women. Dedicated to publishing manga of the highest
artistic quality with the highest entertainment value for females of all
ages, Aurora Publishing, Inc. is focused on publishing translated Japanese
manga titles for the North American market, as well as developing American
manga for the worldwide market. More information can be found online at: "Experience the Allure of Manga"

12 Comments Recent Comments

This is all very interesting... wonder how far off the ground this will get...

Oct 25, 2007 4:37 PM by Sumiregawa-kun

url_elf said:
They sound like the romance novels my mom would read.


I'm looking forward to this, though. :) Josei ftw!

Oct 25, 2007 6:25 AM by gothicpsyche

I'm glad there is finally an imprint to bring Josei manga to the US. I've only seen a few really good translated ones, and I can't wait to see what comes from this imprint!

Oct 23, 2007 7:55 AM by Jelise

url_elf said:
They sound like the romance novels my mom would read.


Oct 23, 2007 2:08 AM by then

They sound like the romance novels my mom would read.

Oct 22, 2007 11:05 PM by url_elf

AnimusNathan said:
So, like, Hentai for Women. But uh, disguised under the name Ladies comics? I don't get it.

Not hentai, but closer to ecchi. Think like Tenjou Tenge - it's not entirely about sex, but that part of the story isn't censored out or anything. It's still shoujo as it usually deals with life and relationships and love, but just at a more mature level.

A good example of josei is Moyoco Anno's Happy Mania.

Oct 22, 2007 6:32 PM by accela

Yay! ecchi manga for women :D

lol j/k :P

Oct 22, 2007 6:20 PM by magentaanbu

Yay, now I can add to my massive collection of smutty shoujo manga with some titles in Eglish! :D

Oct 22, 2007 4:12 PM by MagicalEmi

So, like, Hentai for Women. But uh, disguised under the name Ladies comics? I don't get it.

Oct 22, 2007 2:02 PM by AnimusNathan


Oct 22, 2007 1:59 PM by accela

hah, seems interesting.

Maybe I'll check that out...

+I'll add them to the DB (within the next 15 minutes here.. I am quite ill and already feel dizzy -_-)

done (if you want to add pictures go ahead, someone will approve that :D)
Voices of Love
Real Love
Love for Dessert

Oct 22, 2007 12:45 PM by selective_yellow

first this, then a woman president, next the apocalypse. sigh, was such a short life i lived.

Oct 22, 2007 12:43 PM by tobruk