EMA – Shinkan 12 – 2/2

November 30, 2006

EMA recently released Shinkan 12, which covers their fall/winter of 2006/2007 line-up.


EMA on Tour!

The big EMA-roadshow happened from May 29 til June 3.  We sent our German manga artists, Alexandra Voelker (Catwalk), Asu and Reami of DuO (Mon-Star Attack), Gina Wetzel (Orcus Star), Lenka Buschova (Freaky Angel), and Ying Zhou-Cheng (Shanghai Passion), on a big signing tour through Germany.

The tour was a big success, and fans and book-traders were equally enthusiastic.  No surprise: after all, the six lively manga-girls kept everyone entertained with colorful costumes, a great program, and lots of fun!

EMA – Shinkan 12 – 1/2

November 29, 2006

EMA recently released Shinkan 12, which covers their fall/winter of 2006/2007 line-up.


Shopping-crazed mafia-daughter…
…on the run! Epice’s money worries are history, but now she has a lot of other worries. While she’s chased by the robbed-thief, the highly-motivated police, and her “mafioso” brother, she still finds enough time to provide entertainment for her best friend- by kidnapping her favorite popstar! Fortunately, he isn’t too opposed to a little kidnapping. Being a popstar is normally so boring…
Killer babes, cute guys, and absurd ideas – and the first volume comes with a free INDEPENDENT-STABILO-highlighter! The hellish DuO strikes again!

Author: DuO
3 volumes, ongoing


From wallflower to supermodel
Catwalk tells the story of the shy student Blanche, who’s loaded with complexes, and who takes the once-in-a-lifetime chance to become a supermodel.
In the second and final volume of the short series, Blanche experiences the dark sides of the fashion world and the balance between school and life on the catwalk becomes more and more troubled. Her pushy colleague Kei doesn’t make life any easier either. Will Blanche be broken by the stress of the hard model business?

Catwalk is the first manga series by the 20 year old artist Alexandra Voelker from Hamm, who won second place at the Connichi 2004 doujinshi contest.

2 volumes, finished
Author: Alexandra Voelker

Without Identity

“If you look into an abyss long enough…
…the abyss also looks into you.” – F. Nietzsche

Sascha Schaetzchen, a German exceptional-mangaka with a fondness for skimpily-clad, full-breasted heroines, sends his protagonist onto a Tour de Force through the abysses of human flaws.
What is really behind the pretty facades of Dandelion, Naomi, Autumn, and Celestine?
Is it divine intervention that led them together, or a more devilish plan that will climax in the destruction of mankind?

Sascha Schaetzchen’s refined graphics were improved even more for the second volume of the series, and the language of the images can stand equally with his Japanese rolemodels. The story is superficially built on eroticism, action, and gore, but in its completeness it develops a deep level of understanding of the human condition.

A must for all fans of complex manga!

Author: Sascha Schaetzchen
3 volumes – ongoing

The following few pages are from the manga preview Carlsen Comics released earlier this year. The full preview is available for .pdf download here.
Pages are right to left.


In the 80s, something strange happened…
…unnoticed by all…








tap tap









The way through the cemetary is fastest.


I should hurry.









The contractions…

My… my belly…









Ugh… This pain!

If only someone were here to help…


What?! Th… the grave… it… ngh… it shines?









–Continued in Delilah’s Mystery–

The following few pages are from the manga preview Carlsen Comics released earlier this year. The full preview is available for .pdf download here.

Weatherproof Subscription

The DAISUKI-Subscription is awesome times three: Not only do you always get DAISUKI two days before it’s released, you also get an awesome discount and a super stylish windbreaker as a reward! Nina Werner pulled a great illustration for this weatherproof jacket out of her creative little head. Now you can turn heads wherever you go!




Best of Daisuki – Made in Germany

Judith Park – http://www.judithpark.com
Judith Park was discovered by Carlsen Comics at the 2002 Cologne contest, “Manga-Magie”, and was instantly contracted to draw for DAISUKI. The artist, of Korean heritage, has developed an unmistakable, beautiful drawing style, and conquered the hearts of manga fans. By now, Judith Park is counted as the most successful German mangaka, and has even had a few television appearances.

Judith is currently working on her new project, which will appear monthly in DAISUKI, starting this autumn. Read it!

Y-Square – single volume! only 6 euros!
Yoshitaka Kogirei looks good, but is a total loser when it comes to women. His new classmate, Yagate, however, has incredible success with the ladies. Yoshitaka tries everything to find the secret of his success, aided a little by Yagate. Of course, this isn’t entirely selfless…

Dystopia – single volume! only 6 euros!
The siblings Dionne and Lyon are one heart and one soul. Unfortunately, Lyon is very sick, and too busy worrying about their son, the parents end up neglecting their daughter. Dionne seeks comfort in her friend Shikku, but she too seems to suddenly care more about Lyon…

Nina Werner
In 2003, Nina Werner managed to get second place in the “Manga Talents” contest with her short manga Perfection. DAISUKI discovered the young artist, and published the six chapters of her suspenseful story, Jibun-Jishin. By now, her manga has been published in a collected paperback volume, with an extra color section and bonus pages. The stylish characters and cute chibis will take everyone’s breath away!
“Jibun-Jishin” means “I myself”.

Jibun-Jishin – single volume! only 6 euros!
The 17 year old Chiyo Kita has been abroad for three years, and is now returning to Japan. On the first day of class, she realizes that quite a few things have changed at her old school. Unfortunately, these changes weren’t for the better. So she and her clique protect Sorai, who is being attacked by the egotistical Sawako. But Sorai also behaves very strangely…

Delilah’s Mystery

The 16 year old Delilah is pretty damn cute. Of course, this doesn’t go unnoticed by her fellow students, who are quick to closely examine the “new girl”. No matter what she does or where she goes, all eyes are on her. Highschool heart-throb Josh can’t take his eyes off Delilah. But she turns this king of pick-up lines down again and again – after all, she has better things to do than to get involved with a misogynistic jerk like him. When Josh and Delilah do get to know each other a little closer nevertheless, he doesn’t fit the impression she first got of him at all. Delilah learns for the first time what it means to have butterflies in one’s stomach!

But will Josh really prove to be a good enough friend for Delilah to trust him with her secret? Since her childhood, her mysterious past has haunted Delilah. And as if that weren’t enough, she unintentionally turns school beauty Jessica, who has been trying to make Josh her boyfriend for ages, into her enemy. When Jess learns that Josh is interested in the “boring blonde” Delilah, she can no longer keep her jealousy in check. And thus she reverts to mean measures, the grave consequences of which not even a witch like Jessica could have wished for…

Single volume!
Published in october for only Euro 6!

Delilah McLean
Age: 16
Height: 172 cm
Hair color: dark blonde
Eye color: blue green
Bloodtype: unknown
Delilah is vey self-confident, beautiful, and intelligent in addition! She won’t have anyone mess with her and knows how to fight back. But hardly anyone knows Delilah’s dark side: Her life has been shaped by an eerie secret that no one is allowed to find out about…

Joshua Kent (Josh)
Josh is a picture book macho guy! But even though the laid back guy acts extremely arrogant, all the girls love him! When Josh meets the cute Delilah, he learns what love feels like for the first time…
Age: 18
Height: 180 cm
Hair color: black
Eye color: dark blue
Bloodtype: B
Hobbies: Girls, sports, chilling.

Jessica Michelle Hiller
Age: 16
Height: 167cm
Hair color: blonde
Eye color: light blue
Bloodtype: B
Hobbies: Shopping, parties, dancing.
As captain of the cheerleading team, Jess is the most sought-after chick in the whole high school, and all the guys lie at her feet. Just Josh seems to be too cool to fall for her tricks, which of course makes him Jessica’s main object of desire. The world has to revolve around her, and if it doesn’t, cute Jessica bares her claws…


Tokyopop titles pushed back

November 20, 2006

Tokyopop‘s most recent news update mentions that two of their global manga titles are being pushed back.

The release dates of the long-awaited titles by German mangaka, Gothic Sports and Grimm’s Manga, unfortunately had to be pushed back due to delays in their creation.  The continuation of Gothic Sports (volume 2), however, will not make you wait too long.  It will come out in January.  Grimm’s Manga, the debut work of Kei Ishiyama, won’t be released until April.  However, that saves you from worrying about what to give people for Easter.

Tokyopop.de’s upcoming schedule of global manga releases is as follows:

December 2006: Triple Witching Hour
January 2007: Gothic Sports v2
February 2007: Summer Rain
March 2007: Dramacon 2

New Series from Carlsen & EMA

November 18, 2006

SplashComics notes that EMA has released the titles of two new series that should be coming out next summer.

Gott Gauss, by Viviane, a Swiss artist. The series apparently used to be posted as an online comic at SplashComics, so stop by if you’re interested in some sample images.

Musouka, by Diana Liesaus. The 19 year old from Dresden recently won the Connichi doujinshi contest, and had her short BL story Puppet 175 published in the Shinkan Special 2005. The story was later republished in Lime Law v1, by Fireangels Verlag. She’s on both Animexx & Y-Gallery.

In similar news, AnimeY reports that Carlsen Comics‘ new Manga Preview has a sample from a new pair of mangaka, more of whose work we’ll see in spring of next year. Franziska Leviathan and Tina Lindhorst had a short story in Manga Preview, titled The Same Pleasure as Every Year.

There’s a new publisher on the German global manga scene- and they’re interested in publishing “manga meets classics”… Gloor Verlag’s first manga-remake is of the opera The Magic Flute.

Die Zauberfloete – Manga Meets Classics

ISBN: 978-3-938037-03-4
68 pages with a 20p extra
Full color
Gottmann, Netolitzky, o’Brien, Poxleitner, Ertsey

A preview can be found on the right-hand side of Gloor’s homepage.

The independently published Fantastic Neo-Mangas are now available for viewing online at the site of Verlag Sonja Eckbauer.

Carlsen Comics newsletter

November 16, 2006

The December volume of Daisuki comes out on the 17th, with some info on Judith Park and a contest winning short story.

Gaming with Judith

Judith Park is not only manga star, but also one with cardgames! Especially the game “Hanfuda”, or “Hwa-Tu”, as it’s called in Judith’s native Korea. It has given the sweet mangaka a couple of sleepless nights already, because the game with the beautiful cards is addictive.
In a “Close Up Special”, Judith explains the rules of the card game and shows her stubborn side… ^_^
There’s also a new chapter of her ongoing story Y-Square Plus.


The Winner Is Announced!
After we published the best ten short stories of our writing contest in the July and August issues of Daisuki, you voted for your favorite, and gave them a special present: The winning story has been drawn as a short manga by Zofia Garden! Let yourselves be put into a romantic mood by this super-cute manga, and read everything about the final results of the contest!

Carlsen Comics sent out their Manga Newsletter, and here’s the news:

The new Manga Preview is coming out- a free collection of samples from many of Carlsen’s manga. Also included are sneak peeks at some of their global manga. It’ll be available everywhere on November 17th- it should also be up for download soon, so we’ll let you know when it appears online.

They also report plans for releases of new “home-grown manga” next summer, so “stay tuned…”

Also: Chat With Judith Park

AnimeY reports that on January 8th, they’ll be holding a chat with Judith Park (author of Dystopia, YSquare, and YSquare Plus) and the head of Daisuki, Anne Berling. The chat will take place from 6-8pm (Central European Time).

Tokyopop.de reports that Anike Hage’s appearance on Cologne radio station EinsLive, planned for 11/15/2006, has been postponed.
Anike Hage (Gothic Sports) will talk about her work on EinsLive’s Lauschangriff on 12/20/2006 starting at 11pm (Central European Time).

EMA news update

November 13, 2006

AnimePRO mentions that the second volume of Catwalk is now pushed back to December, and the second volume of Freaky Angel will come out next year.

EMA‘s newsletter just came out, and in it is a list of upcoming autograph sessions with their “German mangaka”.

Saturday, 11/18
Starting at 3pm
Alexandra Völker (Catwalk)
Bookstore Grauert, Düsseldorf

Wednesday, 11/22
Starting at 3pm
DuO (Mon-Star Attack, Indépendent)
Presse & Buch in main station, Duisburg

Friday, 11/24
Starting at 1pm – Manga Workshop
Sascha Schätzchen (Without Identity)
Hugo-Heimann Library, Berlin

Saturday, 12/9
Starting at 11am
Alexandra Völker (Catwalk)
Spielmix Düren
Spielmix Siegburg

Saturday, 12/16
Starting at 12pm
Alexandra Völker (Catwalk)
Japan Bookstore, Düsseldorf

Saturday, 12/30
Starting at 12pm
Alexandra Völker (Catwalk)
Sammlerecke Comics and Novels, Koblenz