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Anime Expo Manga Licenses


Three days of Anime Expo and 60 61 manga licenses later, I figured it was time for a round-up! Many thanks, kudos and credit goes to Gia and ANN for the live and detailed updates. Be sure to check out all their con coverage for tons of information, including a bunch of new anime acquistions as well. Now onto the manga! Cut for long-ness.



Hey Class President
Kaori Monchi

Dog x Cat
Yoshimi Amasaki

Digital Manga Publishing

1 Sakura Hill
Fujiko Kosumi

Ghost Hunt Scramble

Lyrical Nanoha Strikers
Maki Tsuzuki & Kōji Hasegawa

Overclock: Once in a Blue Moon
Riya Hozumi & Ryouko Seki

RH Plus
Ayako Suwa

Tale of a White Night
Tooko Miyagi

Time for Magic
Morehe Yoshida

Utahime – Princess Song

Doki Doki

Crimson Cross
Kyoko Negishi & Sakae Maeda

Happy Boys
Makoto Tateno

Millenium Prime Minister
Eiki Eiki

Youka Nitta

Princess Princess +
Mikiyo Tsusa

Wolf God
Ai Tenkawa


Yun Kouga

Honey Hunt
Miki Aihara

Magic Touch
Izumi Tsubaki

Aya Kanno


Angel’s Coffin
You Higuri

Bound Beauty
Mick Takeuchi

You Higuri (artist) & Shinji Wada (author)

Days of Cool Idols (boys’ love)


.hack//G.U. (novel)
Tatsuya Hamasaki

Demon Sacred
Natsumi Itsuki

Castle of Dreams
Masami Tsuda

Hiro Fujiwara

Momo Tama
Nanae Chrono

NG Life
Mizuho Kusanagi

Peacemaker Kurogane
Nanae Chrono

Phantom Dream
Natsuki Takaya

This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
Ashita Morimi

Togainu no Chi
Sugaro Chayamachi and Nitro-ChiRal

Tsubasa: Those With Wings
Natsuki Takaya

Dark Horse

Shin Seiki Evangelion: Ikari Shinji Ikusei Keikaku
Osamu Takahashi


Clan of the Nakagamis 2
Homerun Ken

Desire – Dangerous Feelings (Yabai Kimochi)
Shoko Takaku

Double Trouble
Yukari Hashida

Eat or Be Eaten (Kuu ka Kuwareruka)
Yamimaru Enjin

Heaven’s Smile (Sora Kara Furumono)
Aki Senoo

Hey SenseiYaya Sakuragi
Cut by Toko Kawai

Nanao Okuda

Live for Love (Ai ni Ikitai Dake Nanosa)
Itsuki Sato and Jun Mayama

Longest Time (Nagai Aida)
Tohko Tateno

Hiroko Ishimaru

Love Potion (Biyaku na Honey)
Sakuya Fujii

Love Syndrome (Renai Shoukougun)
Yura Miyazawa

Manhattan Love Story
Momoko Tenzen

Moonlit Promises (Yakusoku no Tsuki)
Souya Himawari

Object of my Affections (Dare wa Sukina Hito)
Nanao Okuda

Planet of Earthquake (Kikai Jikake no Ousama)
Miou Takaya

Pure Heart (Junjou)
Hyouta Fujiyama

Spiral of Sand (Suna no Rasen)
Yuna Aoi

Suggestive Eyes (Sono Ki ni Sasenaide)
Momoko Tenzen

The Lonely Egoist
Hikaru Masaki

Then Comes Love (Soshite Ai ni Naru)
Riyu Yamakami

The Way To Heaven (Tengoku ni Ikeba Ii)
Yamimaru Enjin

Where Has Love Gone (Ai wa Doko Itta)
Ryou Tsunoda

Bandai Entertainment

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Ranmaru Kotone


The Name of the Flower
Ken Saito

No surprise that Digital Manga Publishing and its imprints take home the prize for most manga licenses announced at one time. Despite the large amount of titles that don’t really stand out to me much, the numerous Eiki Eiki and Mikyo Tsuda titles make me very happy indeed! Also the sequel to Princess Princess at last! I assumed it was only a matter of time so I’m thrilled to see the time is now. More Nanae Chrono from Tokyopop and You Higuri from Go!Comi? Yes, please! And Togainu no Chi? A surprise to me, but a good one as a fan of the game.

These plus all the numerous great titles already on the horizon, plus the numerous anime acquistions (we love you Funimation), get those wallets and shelves happily ready!

About the Author:

Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.

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7 Responses

  1. Suzu says:

    Togainu no Chi! Yes! And there are a few good titles like the on by Tooko Myagi, I really love her stories. ^^

    And I can't believe 801media has licensed Hey Class president… I bought it in German and it's… well… Very stupid. XD A lot of sex, drawings are not really that good and the uke is stupid like no other. So, why do I like it anyway?b XD

  2. Lissa says:

    @Suzu: While Hey Class President didn't interest me when I looked it up (this is the first I've heard of it), your description has piqued my curiousity! With yaois, sometimes the bad can be as entertaining as the good ;)

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