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Fresh from Amazon – BL From BLU and A Cat Who Makes Ramen

New From Tokyopop

With convention season behind us, it’s always fun to know there’s still new manga licenses coming our way! Granted new listings on Amazon aren’t as exciting or confirmed, but they do manage to sate the eagerness somewhat.

Note: While I have contacted Tokyopop regarding these new titles, there has been no confirmation as to the licenses. As with all Amazon listings, they remain speculation until confirmed by the publisher.

Neko Ramen Volume 1: Hey! Order Up! – Kenji Sonishi
Calling – Miu Ootsuki (BLU)
Scarlet – Hiro Madarame (BLU)

Neko Ramen sounds ripe with humour potential, the story of a cat who also happens to sell ramen. It’s another series from the artist of Viz’s Leave It To PET!. In regards to Scarlet and Calling, I’m really eager to see more of them because they both sport some fantasticlooking cover artwork – I hope the interior is just as eye-pleasing!

And though I don’t believe this is a new title, fans of Fruits Basket will be happy to see the next fan book, Fruits Basket Fanbook: Banquet, coming their way in May 2010.

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3 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Always happy to see new potential licenses, although I'm still holding my breath to see if they'll come through. Liberty Liberty! seems to have appeared as "in stock" on Amazon and I'd almost forgotten about Madness which is due on December 1st. The most frustrating thing is that the Blu website has not been updated with any title after the last Junjo Romantica release. Here's to hoping you get confirmation from TP soon!

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