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New York Comic Con Manga Licensings

by Maora
Feb 7, 2009 3:19 PM | 24 Comments
The following mangas recently licensed this weekend at the New York Comic Con 2009.

Licensed by Del Rey
* Night Head Genesis
* Megane Ouji
* Wish ~Tatta Hitotsu no Negai Goto~ (Cover)

Source: ANN

Licensed by Bandai Entertainment
* Mobile Suit Gundam 00
* Mobile Suit Gundam 00F
* Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Light Novels
(they said they will licensed ALL Gundam 00 mangas, but the other Gundam Mangas haven't been officially announced yet.)

Source: ANN

Licensed by Yen Press
* Yotsuba&! (vols 6+)
* Spice and Wolf (manga)
* Cresent Moon Story

source: ANN

Licensed by CMX Manga
* King of Debris
* Lapis Lazuli no Oukan
* Break Blade

source: ANN

Licensed by Viz Media
* Rumioko Takahashi's new manga (unknown title)
* What a Wonderful World
* Yu-Gi-Oh! R
* Hana Yori Dango vol 37
* Jormungand
* Gogo Monster
* Beast Master
* Shinshi Doumei Cross artbook
* Chiyou yo Hana yo
* Not Simple
* All My Darling Daughters
* Natsume Yuujinchou

Source: ANN 1 & 2

EDIT: Sorry for late update. ><

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In the comments on MangaBlog someone else said that, but Brigid says she spoke with Kurt who informed her that they have the license for all the Yotsuba volumes going forward (just not the ones going... back)

Link to the comments (10th and 11th comments, so you'll need to scroll a little bit)

Feb 9, 2009 6:23 PM by Ephidel

Also in the update:

Yen's Yotsuba&! license covers volume 6 only


SUCK

Feb 9, 2009 10:58 AM by Kimura

Maora said:
Licensed by Bandai Entertainment
* Mobile Suit Gundam 00
* Mobile Suit Gundam 00F
* Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Light Novels
(they said they will licensed ALL Gundam 00 mangas, but the other Gundam Mangas haven't been officially announced yet.)


To update that, going by ANN's latest update on the Bandai announcements and the following clarification, the 'main' Gundam 00 manga they licensed should be this one rather than the one you linked above.

The update:
Update 2: Bandai Entertainment told ANN after the convention that it acquired Kōzō Ōmori's Mobile Suit Gundam 00 manga adaptation from Kadokawa Shoten's Kerokero Ace magazine, and not Ōto Taguchi's Mobile Suit Gundam 00 manga from Kodansha's Monthly Magazine Z magazine.

The clarification:
The North American distributor Bandai Entertainment has clarified with ANN after New York Comic Con on Monday that it acquired Kōzō Ōmori's Mobile Suit Gundam 00 manga adaptation from Kadokawa's recently launched Kerokero Ace magazine. It did not acquire Ōto Taguchi's manga of the same name from Kodansha's defunct Monthly Magazine Z magazine.

Feb 9, 2009 10:27 AM by Ephidel

Maora said:
* Yu-Gi-Oh! R

YES. YESYESYESYESYESSSS. <333

Feb 9, 2009 12:54 AM by Frankencastle

Glad Yotsuba& got reloaded.
Damn, when's someone going to pick up Vinland Saga?

Feb 8, 2009 8:54 PM by JTSlayer

It's not manga but Del Rey also announced that they'll be publishing a translation of the Genshiken novel. Hooray for canon fanfiction!

Feb 8, 2009 8:19 PM by Kawada

weird how TP didn't licensed any real mangas this time. BD they only said about having Domo-kun in an OEL manga in the future.

And Vertical~ 8D yay. They're getting support from a Japanese company. >w< (p.s.: I really want Terra e.. manga. D:)

Feb 8, 2009 6:49 PM by Maora

Maora said:
Licensed by Yen Press
* Yotsuba&! (vols 6+)

Licensed by Viz Media
* Rumioko Takahashi's new manga (unknown title)
* Yu-Gi-Oh! R


WOOT :D!!! I am soo excited ^_^!

Feb 8, 2009 6:15 PM by ToddlerNaruto

* Natsume Yuujinchou
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 8, 2009 2:46 PM by windy

I'm liking that list.
Was wondering how long it'd take for Yotsuba&! to get licensed again. Good stuff.

Feb 8, 2009 1:35 PM by LolitaDecay

I'm thrilled that even with the economy the way it is, we're still getting a lot of new manga over here. Can't wait for All My Darling Daughters (Fumi Yoshinaga = <3) more Yotsuba&!

Viz's license list is surprisingly obscure. Usually they're the type to get the big, well known stuff but this time it's mostly seinen and jousei. :o

Feb 8, 2009 12:38 PM by Anomalous

8D so many proud releases. >w<

Feb 8, 2009 12:36 PM by Maora

GUNDAM~!

Feb 8, 2009 8:27 AM by Cookie-chan-

GUNDAM YES.

Feb 7, 2009 6:35 PM by CottonCandyLover

Wow, great news about all of the 00 acquisitions! Never thought I'd be able to see most of those over here. Hopefully I will not be so completely broke by the time they get released. Thanks, economy.

Feb 7, 2009 5:29 PM by windy

I'm glad Yotsuba got picked up again. I've had that on hold forever.

Feb 7, 2009 5:21 PM by tainteddonut

I am so happy about the bandai announcement. I'd been hoping they'd announce at least some of those, so... yes, very happy :D

The Yen Press Yotsuba announcement was good too, will be good to be able to pick up the next volumes. Finally. Its good to see titles rescued from limbo :)

Feb 7, 2009 5:10 PM by Ephidel

OMG Yotsuba got relicensed? Awesome, I always wanted to read it in book form now I won't have to worry about it getting discontinued. I'm sure it'll get rereleased/translated as Spiral did when it was discontinued by Tokyopop. Also good news on Spice and Wolf. Didn't the novel get picked up too?

Feb 7, 2009 4:51 PM by Kuronoa

....wait....we're actually getting the 00 mangas and light novels?.....I think I'm gonna faint. Also FUCK YEAH for Yostsuba. I can only hope the same thing happens with Gunslinger Girl.

Feb 7, 2009 4:50 PM by rah-rah

So ADV abandoned Yotsuba&? I knew they got stuck, but I didn't know they gave up.

Feb 7, 2009 4:04 PM by dtshyk