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Comic-Con International - Del Rey

By Andrew Tei     July 17, 2005

Dallas Middaugh and Betsy Mitchell sat on this panel and went over their current line, announced

two new titles and talked a bit about wanting to expand their library to bring in mature readers.

Genshiken is doing very well. Nodame Cantabile not quite so good. I mention this because these

are two recent titles that fall into that mature line-up. Basalisk has been pushed to next summer

to be released with around the time the anime comes out. Expect something different in how this

is packaged, as Del Rey wants to make their mature mature titles stand out.

They will continue to pursue more josei and seinen manga, for they believe there are readers that are outside

the teenaged girls market most publishers are focusing on.

Expect around 80 to 90 volumes to release from Del Rey next year. They have been very successful in their

first year of publication. Dallas also mentioned he is looking at publishers outside of Kodansha.

New titles (due out spring 06):

School Rumble by Kobayashi Jin (currently running in Weekly Shonen Magazine)

KageTora by Segami Akira (currently running in Weekly Shonen Magazine)

Del Rey is also looking at novels. Betsy mentioned that they are pursuing the novel that Basalisk

is based on.


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