TOKYO, JAPAN – June 22 – Animate U.S.A., Inc. announces three brand new releases this June for the Kindle!
Coming to the fans this month are the continuations of three popular series. Youka Nitta’s “Kiss Ariki” Episode 5, Naduki Koujima’s “Selfish Love” Part 3, and Shiuko Kano’s Play Boy Blues Act 8 are all hitting the digital shelves this month in the Kindle store. You can’t get them anywhere else so be sure to download your copy ASAP!
Check out www.animate-world.com and www.libre-pub.co.jp for more information. For everything Youka Nitta pay a visit to website, nittayouka.com. Ayano Yamane fans will be pleased to know that, yamaneayano.com, has updates, wallpapers, and comments from Yamane herself! Be sure to check them out!!
The June issue of BeBoy Gold has the lastest drama CD of Ayano Yamane, Finder no Hyouteki. You can pick up your copy via Akadot or YaoiClub as both currently have issues available and the cost is the same. Some of the titles included in this issue are:
* Dramatic ni Ubae! by Yuu Higashino
* Secret Flight by Ren Tamaki
* Papa wa Tsuraiyo by Ryo Sakurai
* Not Equal by Reibun Ike
* Dannasama to Mitsugetsuchu by Haruka Minami
* Ai aru Kazoku Seikatsu by Sakira
* Mr. Secret Floor by Yuu Asagiri
There are other stories included and of course, this is entirely in Japanese. The cost is $17.00 and if you ship by media mail, which is the least expensive, the total cost is $23.08 (I'm in the U.S. and this was the total cost when I ordered it). Both ship internationally and you can find out that information here.
Also, Sensei has confirmed that the Crimson Spell drama CD will be released in the
next issue of issue of Chara Selection released on July 22nd.
As soon as this issue of Chara Selection is out, I will let you know as it is carried by both Akadot and Yaoi Club.
There have been a lot of questions recently about when the Viewfinder animix is to be released. As of right now Sensei is not spilling the beans (I've asked twice!), but she has been very good about posting pictures of the animix in process. Since she is very much involved in how the animix will look I'm guessing it is still in the process of being made based on the screenshots (which I've posted below). As you'll see, they are very high quality, which is to be expected of any project Sensei is involved in. Even though it's not an anime, I think we will all still be very happy.
Speaking of, there was a lot of confusion at YaoiCon when the translator accidentally said 'anime' instead of 'animix' during Sensei's panel. If you've never seen an animix before, here is a clip of the Yebisu Celebrities animix so you can get an idea of what to expect:
Wow, I can't believe it yet I can! Ayano Yamane's Finder 3: One Wing in the Viewfinder has hit #4 on the New York Time's best selling manga list for the week ending April 16th! Here's the entire top 10 list:
|This Week||Manga||Weeks on List|
|1||Rosario + Vampire, Season Two, V4||2|
|3||Blue Exorcist, V1||2|
|6||Skip Beat, V23||2|
|7||Dengeki Daisy, V4||2|
|8||Black Butler, V4||12|
|9||Case Closed, V38||1|
|10||Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, V1||2|
EDIT: The Arts Beat over at the New York Times specifically mentions Viewfinder out of all of the manga above!
"Over on the manga list, at No. 4, there is “Finder,” Vol. 3, an example of yaoi (boy love) manga, which is about a twisted romance between a photographer and an underworld tough."
HA! Poor Asami is an 'underworld tough'. I love it! Congratulations, Sensei!
EDIT #2: Sensei had this to say on Twitter when she found out about the #4 spot: "Wao! I am so happy! Thank you very much!"
For those that didn't catch my post about this on Twitter, just wanted to remind everyone that this exclusive wallpaper for volume 6 of Viewfinder is only available on Ayano Yamane's English site until 3/31/11! There are many sizes so get over there today and download yours! It's gorgeous!
EDIT 3/31/11: The expiration date has been extended to 4/30/11! Thanks, Sensei!
Back on October 14th I posted a 'rumor' about Crimson Spell V3 based on some twitter dialogue between myself and Media Blasters, Kitty Media's parent company. Shortly after YaoiCon and again on Twitter it was brought to my attention by @Shelly_LR that Media Blaster's employee(s) had said they were shutting down their manga division and selling their licenses. I shot off an email to Donna Lopez, Media Blaster's Sales Department Manager asking for clarification of both their manga division as well as Crimson Spell. Here was her response:
Hi Jennifer,Thank you for your inquiry. Please be advised that the Yaoi division is not closing and will restart in 2011. We are just trying to figure out a new way to handle our Yaoi division in 2011, which has not been confirmed. Please feel free to follow up with me again in 2011. On another note we are planning on doing more Crimson Spell but [not] exactly sure of those plans yet. We will make any announcements necessary once we determine what direction we are going in. Thank you again for your inquiry and please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.Thank you,Donna
Sensei: Do you say that the sequel of Media Blaster 'S" Crimson spell "will be published? RT @TheYaoiReview:http://bit.ly/ba5LHj @mediablasters
Sensei: There is no clear answer from Media Blaster 's to the publisher in Japan.
TYR: @yamaneayano They said they are planning on publishing more but are unsure of the plans.
TYR: @yamaneayano I think finances are the problem at this point.
Sensei: @TheYaoiReview Thank you! I wish economy to improve early.
TYR: @yamaneayano You are welcome and we hope so, too!
YAMANE AYANO OFFICIAL SITE IS OPEN!Dear Yamane Ayano fans!!All About Yamane Ayano! The world’s first official Ayano Yamane portal site by Animate U.S.A., Inc. is now open!TOKYO, JAPAN – October 29 – Animate U.S.A., Inc. is extremely excited to announce the launch of Ayano Yamane’s first official portal site! Yamane fans will have access to the newest updates about Ayano Yamane’s projects, and get connected to Ayano Yamane via twitter & her blog. In addition, the site will host her manga and artwork as well. And best of all, you’ll be able to find all kinds of Ayano Yamane mangas available to purchase through the site! Multiple languages are available! (English and Japanese only at opening.) Show your love for Ayano Yamane by stopping by and checking out her site when it launches!For more information, visit yamaneayano.com.Also, a new title from the Finder Series by Ayano Yamane is now available in the Kindle Store. Don’t miss it!!"Viewfinder Series – Akihito Takaba's Refined Summer Vacation" by Ayano YamaneHot Summer Night, XX on the beach!?A dangerous love that melts your body and heart.An invitation obtained on the summer beach… but it's a sweet trap by Asami.Enjoy this unpublished episode of the much-loved series all over the world, Viewfinder Series!About Ayano Yamane
Japan's most popular BL manga artist. Since the moment of her debut, she has fascinated fans with her beautiful characters and dramatic stories, maki Japan's most popular BL manga artist. Since the moment of her debut, she has fascinated fans with her beautiful characters and dramatic stories, making history in the BL world with her sales numbers. Even now, she continues to always re-set those records.
About Animate U.S.A., Inc.Animate is a complete shop for anime, comics, and games.There are 92 shops across Japan (as of Oct 2010), gathering countless anime-related goods to fire up the spirits of anime fans.Due to the rising popularity of Japanese anime, the Ikebukuro and Akihabara stores are visited by many people from overseas, purchasing goods that can only be obtained at Animate.More than just selling goods, Animate has also become a base of information where you can experience the cutting edge of Japanese anime through the music videos and theme songs playing inside the stores.If you come to Japan, by all means, please stop by at AnimateSee http://www.animate.co.jp/ for more information. (Japanese site)
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