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New License Rumors Galore

FUNi has a new license, and TOKYOPOP may have another half-dozen.

First off, FUNimation hints that they've got a new title to announce today, although they don't specify when. The blog post DOES claim to offer a “big hint,” but there are several items within the post that COULD be the hint. What do you think is the hint, and what do you think is the license? I'll look it over some more and share my thoughts in the comments shortly.


But before I get to that...Kuri has more unconfirmed TOKYOPOP titles from Amazon.ca, which is apparently very

Asu no Yoichi!
Asu no Yoichi!
bad about listing things before they're announced. (For the record, publishers can't do a lot about when Amazon decides to do stuff.) That said, the licenses include Maria Holic, which gets me really excited (they also published Minari Endou's other work, Dazzle), BL title Mad Love Chase, plus Asu no Yoichi!. Other titles include Haru Hana, Harlem Beat wa Toaki Made, .hack//Alcor, Karakuri Odette, and manhwa Metal Heart. Busy busy busy at TOKYOPOP!


So there you have it-- more licenses than you can shake a stick at. I've never understood why you'd WANT to shake a stick at it (some kind of water dowsing thing?), or why a multitude or something would prevent it. But it's still more than you can shake a stick at, so there.

Void_Wizardon Feb. 18, 2009 at 10:39 a.m.
A Maria Holic license would certainly be very nice. ^_^
giaon Feb. 18, 2009 at 11:01 a.m.
Seconded, Void_Wizard. :)
KuriLissaon Feb. 18, 2009 at 12:36 p.m.
Mad Love Chase is the same title as Harlem Beat wa Taoki Made, and though done by a BL artist, its actually classfied as a shoujo (just one with some BL-hints in it).

Also I would think Amazons not bad at posting titles before they're announced, as its not really their job to determine that. I think Amazon.ca does a great job of effeciently posting listings so soon after recieving them. That said, if publishers want to keep things under wraps, then they shouldn't send out info to their distributors before they tell fans if it matters to them. xP This almost seems like an easy way out for them these days as building hype for manga titles seems to happen less and less.

On another note, I can never for the life of me get AnimeVice to work properly. I keep making new accounts (hence my different name each time I comment xP ) because I can never log in once I log out and I keep getting those Daily Updates to my e-mail with no way to unsubsribe since the page leads to an error page. Possibily just some consistant bad luck on my part!
giaon Feb. 18, 2009 at 12:49 p.m.
Thanks for the correction, Kuri. And excellent points all around for Amazon.ca-- manga is relatively unusual in that it actually matters if it gets announced too early. For the most part in western fiction, it doesn't...with the possible exception of Harry Potter books and things. @_@

As for your technical difficulties, send me a PM with all of your usernames. At the very least I should be able to unsubscribe them all, and maybe we can also get one of them to work consistantly. =P (I'll also point my programmers to your comments, as they may have additional questions.)
Devillyon Feb. 18, 2009 at 12:53 p.m.
Mariaholix yay! :D

@Kuri: So if you are who i think you are i have to ask why always the first pic on the list? XD
KuriLissaon Feb. 18, 2009 at 1:11 p.m.
While I may or may not be who you think I am, Devilly, I don't understand your question. ^^; First pic on the list?
Devillyon Feb. 18, 2009 at 1:16 p.m.
KuriLissa said:
"While I may or may not be who you think I am, Devilly, I don't understand your question. ^^; First pic on the list?"
yes the browse images list  i say that cuz i a couple of times i saw that a account was being made with a pic i posted/submitted like 1 sec before XD
KuriLissaon Feb. 18, 2009 at 1:19 p.m.
When creating an account by posting a new comment, the website picks an avatar for me automatically so its always a surprise? =P
Devillyon Feb. 18, 2009 at 1:23 p.m.
KuriLissa said:
"When creating an account by posting a new comment, the website picks an avatar for me automatically so its always a surprise? =P"
lol weird didnt do that for me XD
Nice to meet you Kuri hope Gia helps you with the account problems :)
transgojoboton Feb. 18, 2009 at 6:39 p.m.
I'm confused. Didn't Tokyopop just lay off a good portion of their remaining staff? Didn't they also just put a number of titles on hold/haitus for an indefinite amount of time?

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