Recent & Upcoming Releases

October 28, 2007

We’ve updated the Master List with a number of new releases. Here’s a summary, including those which were announced earlier, but didn’t yet have an Amazon link. We’ll be making individual posts with more details about some of these, no worries.

Animexx
Manga Mixx 4 – various artists – €4.00

Carlsen
Dystopia Audio CD – Judith Park – ASIN: tba – €7.95
Y Square Audio CD – Judith Park – ASIN: B000VWOUI0 – €7.95

EMA
Wilhelm Busch und die Folgen – DuO, Anike Hage, others – ISBN: 978-3770431731 – €15.00

Fireangels Verlag
Bi-Color – various artists – ISBN: 978-3-939309-09-3 – €18.00
Fireangels Boys’ Love 2008 Kalendar – various artists – ISBN: 978-3-939309-10-9 – €18.00
Lemon Law v1 – various artists – ISBN: – 978-3-939309-05-3 – €6.50

Schwarzer Turm
Hungry Hearts v2 – various artists – ISBN: tba – €6.50

Tokyopop 
Dämonenjunge Lain – Natalie Wormsbecher – ISBN: 978-3-86719-299-6 – €6.50
Gothic Sports Patch – €5.99
Gothic Sports Soft Soccer Ball – €6.99
Gothic Sports Wristband – €5.99
Grimms Manga – Perfect Edition – Keiko Ishiyama – ISBN: 978-3-86719-328-3 – €14.00
Tylsim v1 – Reyhan Yildirim – ISBN: 978-3-86719-215-6 – €6.50

The Wild Side
Lost and Found – Zombiesmile – ISBN: 978-3-939484-04-2 – €10.90

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Freibeutershop

June 3, 2007

Schwarzer Turm‘s Freibeutershop is worth checking out this week for two reasons!
Kappa Maki‘s second print run (better print quality and enhanced cover) is available now, and if you order a copy by July 31, your name is entered into a lottery for a poster of the cover (drawn by Anike Hage, artist of Gothic Sports) signed by most of the participating artists. Remember that Kappa Maki is available only at conventions and at Freibeutershop!
Another rarely found item is Animexx’s MangaMixx vol.3, also sold through Freibeutershop. This volume contains the following stories:
Eoin (Nicole „Nickl“ Gadomski)
No Entry (Prin & Umi Konbu)
Ein Stück Wahnsinn (Bruno Cotting & Viviane)
Der kleine Baka (Nadja „Nadja-Chan” Iljina & Aylin „ORANGE-STAR“ Yesilyurt)
Die Flut (Olivia „VenusKaio“ Vieweg)
The Toyfactory (Nicole Schoening)
Friedrich (Stefanie „PinkuBiscuit“ Gaul, Maria „Rotes_Hubawabuba“ Schuck, Eileen Wolter)
A basic magic known as Daydreaming (Galateja Jordakieva)
Ring Frei (Karla „Fenomena“ Groth)
Katana (René Heinen)
Zoe – Der Erlöser (Heidi „Sanaya“ Reyer)
Nichts ist unmöglich (Valyd & Jane Looschen)
The Promise (Kou „hayakamu“ Aikawa) 
as well as micro-doujinshis by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Nina Ruzika, Johanna „Onichanjo“ Kohler, Jens „JoKeR“ Konnerth and Harald „Dontoraneko“ Kuhn.
242 pages total.

Go grab your copies today!

New Animexx Anthologies

February 19, 2007

Animexx has plans for two new anthologies, one erotic one (Animexx Henati-Mixx), to come out in May/June 2007, and one BL one, which is planned for late 2007/early 2008.

In other news, check out Viviane’s page which we just added to our creator’s list. Her manga Gott Gauss will be published by EMA this summer.

Merchandise for global manga seems to be almost unheard of in America… thankfully, that’s not the case in Germany. Let us know if we’ve missed any!


Purikura are those tiny little photo-stickers that’re so popular in Japan… and apparently, CarlsenComics has designed a few frames! On the left is one for their monthly-manga-mag, Daisuki, and the one on the right is for Jibun-Jishin, a single volume work by Nina Werner. We haven’t seen any info about were you can find these photo booths… the only knowledge we have about their existance at all comes from these two samples, found on the sites of Nam & Tram Nguyen and Nina Werner.
Nina Werner’s work seems to be a popular choice for merchandise- characters from Jibun-Jishin grace the back of a windbreaker that’s offered on their site- buy enough of their manga (or get a 1 year subscription to Daisuki), get a free jacket!
She also has pencil boards being given out as prizes as part of Animexx‘s advent calendar, but we haven’t been able to find any images.

All we’ve seen so far from EMA is merchandise for the works of DuO- Mon-Star Attack & Independent. The stickers came with Mon-Star Attack v1, and the highlighters are currently being sold all over Europe. If you buy Independent v1, one comes attached, but there are five designs in all. Images are from DuO’s website and Stabilo.com. Stabilo is a sponsor of ComicCampus, an annual manga contest. On their site, you can also find a “comic creator“- make your own comic, with characters from Independent!

Schwarzer Turm is a big fan of merchandise. They have a wide array of stickers, buttons, shirts and postcards available for their manga anthologies, like Paper Theatre. The homepage of The Royal Walchs (the team behind Magic Mütze) has a number of photos of various merchandise, so check ’em out here.

A pair of postcards seem to come with every volume of global manga Tokyopop Germany releases. The above are the sets we received with our volumes of Gothic Sports v1 & Iscel v1. The books themselves contain a number of color pages, in contrast to the releases states-side.
And everyone loves Nintendo DS, right? Tokyopop artists Anike Hage & Marie Sann paired up with eBay and Nintendo, and each designed a DS. Five were made of each design, which were then sold to the highest bidders on eBay, with the money going to charity. Images are from Marie Sann’s homepage, and an Anike Hage fansite, with the latter copyright Guido Mudersbach and AnimeY. Tokyopop has also expressed an interest in making a line of shirts that look like the soccer uniforms in Gothic Sports.

Assorted News

December 4, 2006

Animexx has an Advent calender up (for those who don’t know the tradition, you open a door every day from December 1st to Christmas, and find a little present), and so far, three pencilboards designed by Nina Werner (author of Jibun-Jishin) have been up for grabs. We’ll keep an eye out for other global manga goodies!

David Boller of Lime Manga (Evergrey, Yaru) informed us that “Die Berner Zeitung”, a large Swiss newspaper, published an article on Evergrey. We’ll update with a translation soon! He also told us that Lime Manga are likely to be featured in the weekly culture show of Swiss National TV early next year.

EMA has announced new signing dates in addition to those we already posted about in their newsletter:

12/08, at 3pm
Signing with DuO (Indépendent)
Medienzentrum in the Hamburg main station

12/10, at 2pm
Signing with Alexandra Völker (Catwalk)
Presse und Buch in the Oberhausen main station

SplashComics also mentions that Indépendent v1 has gone into its second print run.

Master List

October 21, 2006

The following is a list of all published “global manga” in Germany. New volumes will be added as they are released.
For more information about any of the works listed, check out the publisher tags on the right-hand side of this blog. If there are any authors or works you’d like us to focus on, let us know!


Animexx

Manga Mixx 1 – various artists – €4.00
Manga Mixx 2 – various artists – €4.00
Manga Mixx 3 – various artists – €4.00
Manga Mixx 4 – various artists – €4.00

BakaBook

Akaru und Tammy – Tina Lindhorst – €6.95


Butter & Cream

Losing Neverland v1 – Fahr Sindram – ISBN: 978-3940414007 – €10.00
Losing Neverland
v2 – Fahr Sindram – ISBN: 978-3940414014 – €10.00


Carlsen Comics

Alle Guten Geister v1 – Laura Müller & Marco Paal – ISBN: tba – €6.00
Bloody Circus v1 – Jürgen Seebeck – ISBN: 3-551-77766-0 – €6.00
Bloody Circus v2 – Jürgen Seebeck – ISBN: 3-551-77767-9 – €6.00
Chochin – Franziska Steffen & Tina Lindhorst – ISBN: tba – €6.00
Crewman 3 v1 – Robert Labs – ISBN: 3-551-76711-4 – €5.00
Crewman 3 v2 – Robert Labs – ISBN: 978-3551767127 – €5.00
Delilah’s Mystery – Nam & Tram Nguyen – ISBN: 3-551-7683-6 – €6.00
Dragic Master v1 – Robert Labs – ISBN: 3-551-75141-2 – €10.00
Dragic Master v2 – Robert Labs – ISBN: 3-551-75142-0 – €10.00
Dragic Master v3 – Robert Labs – ISBN: 3-551-75143-9 – €10.00
Dragic Master Special Book – Robert Labs – ISBN: 3-551-76476-X – €9.99
Dystopia, Love at Last Sight – Judith Park – ISBN: 3-551-77442-0 – €6.00
Dystopia Audio CD – Judith Park – ASIN: tba – €7.95
GO KIDS v1 – Zhe Zhang – ISBN: 978-3551736710 – €6.00
GO KIDS v2 – Zhe Zhang – ISBN: 978-3551736727 – €6.00
Idol – Stella Brandner – ISBN: 978-3-551-74869-0 – €6.00
Jibun-Jishin – Nina Werner – ISBN: 3-551-77441-2 – €6.00
Keyla v1 – Nicole Klementz & Nhung Vu – ISBN: tba – €6.00
Manga-Talente 2003 – various artists – ISBN: 978-3551771025 – €6.00
Manga-Talente 2004 – various artists – ISBN: 978-3551774477 – €6.00
Manga-Talente 2005 – various artists – ISBN: 978-3551781871 – €6.00
Manga-Talente 2006 – various artists – ISBN: 978-3551786357 – €6.00
Manga-Talente 2007 – various artists – ISBN: 978-3551777751 – €6.00
Personal Paradise – Melanie Schober – ISBN: 978-3-551-78744-6 – €6.00
Puppenkrise – René Scheibe – ISBN: 978-3-551-78501-5 – €6.00
Y Square – Judith Park – ISBN: 3-551-78193-1 – €6.00
Y Square PLUS – Judith Park – ISBN: 978-3551787415 – €6.00
Y Square Figure (Ju-Jin) ASIN: 3551911274 – €19.95
Y Square Audio CD – Judith Park – ASIN: B000VWOUI0 – €7.95
Carlsen “Chibi”
Box 1: Drachenschnee – Franziska Steffen & Tina Lindhorst – ISBN: 978-3551660053 – €1.95
Box 1: Geeks – Michael “Mio” Rühle – ISBN: 978-3551660039 – €1.95
Box 1: Luxus – Judith Park – ISBN: 978-3551660015 – €1.95
Box 1: Raccoon – Melanie Schober – ISBN: 978-3551660046 – €1.95
Box 1: White Pearl – Nadine Büttner – ISBN: 978-3551660022 – €1.95
Box 2: E-Motional – Martina Peters – ISBN: 978-3551660107 – €1.95
Box 2: Im Namen des Sohnes – Zofia Garden – ISBN: 978-3-551-66009-1 – €1.95
Box 2: Kensei – Christian Pick – ISBN: 978-3-551-66008-4 – €1.95
Box 2: Make a Date – Alexandra Völker – ISBN: 978-3-551-66011-4 – €1.95
Box 2: Strike Back – Olga Rogalski – ISBN: 978-3-551-66006-0 – €1.95
Box 2: Twins Love Panic – Dörte Dettlaff – ISBN: 978-3551660060 – €1.95
Box 3: A Demon’s Kiss – Rebecca Jeltsch – ISBN: tba – €1.95
Box 3: Die Spur – Helen Aerni – ISBN: tba – €1.95
Box 3: Legacy of the Oceans – Marika Herzog – ISBN: tba – €1.95
Box 3: Masterminds – Jeffrey Gold – ISBN: tba – €1.95
Box 3: Turnover – Marika Paul – ISBN: tba – €1.95
Box 3: Umbra – Natalia Zaitseva – ISBN: tba – €1.95

Christian Solar Verlag

Melodie der Daemonen – Dominik Morie & Angelika Diem – ISBN: 978-3937922034 – €12.00
Naglayas Herz v2 – Sascha Nils Marx & Stefan Voß – ISBN: 978-3937922058 – €12.00
Pfad der Illusion – Lorenz H Ruwwe – ISBN: 978-3937922065 – €12.00


Eidalon

Katran v1 – JoKeR – ISBN: 3-936686-87-4 – €6.90
Katran v2 – JoKeR – ISBN: 3-936686-88-2 – €6.90
Katran v3 – JoKeR – ISBN: 3-936686-89-0 – €6.90
Tomoe v1 – Prin & Umi Konbu – ISBN: 3-936686-91-2 – €6.90
Tomoe v2 – Prin & Umi Konbu – ISBN: 3-936686-92-0 – €6.90
Tomoe v3 – Prin & Umi Konbu – ISBN: 3-936686-93-9 – €6.90
Tomoe v4 – Prin & Umi Konbu – ISBN: 3-936686-94-4 – €6.90


EMA

Catwalk v1 – Alexandra Völker – ISBN: 3-7704-6321-8 – €5.00
Catwalk v2 – Alexandra Völker – ISBN: 3-7704-6322-6 – €5.00
Catwalk Audio CD 1 – ISBN: 978-3770468621 – €6.95
Catwalk
Audio CD 2
– ISBN: 978-3770468638 – €6.95
FightKim Liersch & Roda Makmod (DiM€) – ISBN: 978-3-7704-6859-1 – €6.00
Freaky Angel v1 – Lenka Buschova – ISBN: 3-7704-6263-7 – €5.00
Freaky Angel v2 – Lenka Buschova – ISBN: 3-7704-6264-5 – €5.00
Gott Gauss v1 – Viviane and Bruno Cotting – ISBN: 3-7704-6664-0 – €6.50
Gott Gauss v2 – Viviane and Bruno Cotting – ISBN: 978-3770466658 – €6.50
Indépendent v1 – DuO – ISBN: 3-7704-6482-6 – €5.00
Indépendent v2 – DuO – ISBN: 3-7704-6650-0 – €5.00
Indépendent v3 – DuO – ISBN: 3-7704-6733-7 – €5.00
Mon-Star Attack v1 – DuO – ISBN: 3-7704-6164-9 – €5.00
Mon-Star Attack v2 – DuO – ISBN: 3-7704-6165-7 – €5.00
Mon-Star Attack Audio CD 1 – ISBN: 978-3770468645 – €6.95
Mon-Star Attack Audio CD 2 – ISBN: 978-3770468652 – €6.95
Musouka v1 – Diana Liesaus – ISBN: 3-7704-6668-3 – €6.50
Musouka v2 – Diana Liesaus – ISBN: 3-7704-6668-3 – €6.50
Naglayas Herz v1 – Sascha Nils Marx & Stefan Voß – ISBN: 978-3937922058 – €6.10
Orcus Star – Gina Wetzel – ISBN: 3-7704-6223-8 – €5.00
Paris – Alexandra Völker – ISBN: 978-3770469291 – €6.50
Pax Animae – Sascha Schätzchen – €19.90 (limited edition of 300)
Shanghai Passion – Ying Zhou Chang – ISBN: 3-7704-6351-x – €5.00
Subway to Sally Storybook – various artists – ISBN: tba – €10.00
Wilhelm Busch und die Folgen – DuO, Anike Hage, others – ISBN: 978-3770431731 – €15.00
Without Identity v1 – Sascha Schätzchen/Utopian Artists – ISBN: 3-89885-677-1 – €5.00
Without Identity v2 – Sascha Schätzchen/Utopian Artists – ISBN: 3-89885-678-X – €5.00
Without Identity v3 – Sascha Schätzchen/Utopian Artists – ISBN: 3-89885-679-8 – €5.00


Fireangels

Bi-Color – various artists – ISBN: 978-3-939309-09-3 – €18.00
Fireangels Boys’ Love 2008 Kalendar – various artists – ISBN: 978-3-939309-10-9 – €18.00
Lemon Law v1 – various artists – ISBN: – 978-3-939309-05-3 – €6.50
Lime Law
v1
– various artists – ISBN : 3-939309-01-7 – €10.99
Lime Law v2 – various artists – ISBN: 3-939309-4-08 – €6.95
K-A-E 29th Secret v1 – Martina Peters – ISBN: 3-939309-00-1 – €8.49


Gloor Verlag

MANGA MEETS CLASSICS 1: The Magic Flutevarious artists – ISBN: 978-3-938037-03-4 – €12.90


Manga Spot

Manga Spot 2005 – various artists – €8.00 *out of print*
Manga Spot 2006 – various artists – €8.00


Schwarzer Turm

200g Hackvarious artists – ISBN: 3-934167-32-2 – €6.50
Blütenträume v1 – various artists – ISBN: 978-3934167384 – €6.50
Es War Keinmal – various artists – ISBN: 3-934167-30-6- €6.50
Hungry Hearts v1 – various artists – ISBN: 3-934167-35-7 – €6.50
Hungry Hearts v2 – various artists – ISBN: tba – €6.50
Kappa Maki v1 – various artists – €6.50
Kappa Maki v2 – various artists – €6.50
Paper Theatre v1 – various artists – ISBN: 3-934167-26-8 – €6.90
Paper Theatre v2 – various artists – ISBN: 3-934167-29-2 – €6.90
Paper Theatre v3 – various artists – ISBN: 3-934167-31-4 – €6.90
Paper Theatre v4 – various artists – ISBN: 3-934167-33-0 – €6.90
Paper Theatre v5 – various artists – ISBN: 978-3934167346 – €6.90
Subway to Sally – Storybook – various artists – ISBN: 3-934167-39-X – €9.00


Tokyopop

Dämonenjunge Lain – Natalie Wormsbecher – ISBN: 978-3-86719-299-6 – €6.50
Evergrey
v1
– Lime Manga – ISBN: 3-86580-347-4 – €6.50
Evergrey v2 – Lime Manga – ISBN: 978-3865803481 – €6.50
Gothic Sports v1 – Anike Hage – ISBN: 3-86580-194-3 – €6.50
Gothic Sports v2 – Anike Hage – ISBN: 3-865-80-195-1 – €6.50
Gothic Sports v3 – Anike Hage – ISBN: 978-3867191289 – €6.50
Gothic Sports 2008 Kalendar – ISBN: 978-3867192132 – €10.00
Gothic Sports Patch
– €5.99
Gothic Sports Soft Soccer Ball – €6.99
Gothic Sports Wristband – €5.99
Grimms Manga – Keiko Ishiyama – ISBN: 3-86580-395-4 – €6.50
Grimms Manga – Perfect Edition – Keiko Ishiyama – ISBN: 978-3-86719-328-3 – €14.00
In the End – Pink Psycho – ISBN: 3-86580-448-9 – €6.50
Iscel v1 – Detta Zimmermann – ISBN: 3-86580-228-1 – €6.50
Iscel v2 – Detta Zimmermann – ISBN: 3-86580-229-X – €6.50
Iscel v3 – Detta Zimmermann – ISBN: 978-3865802309 – €6.50
Kleiner Thor v1 – Kim Schmidt & Patrick Wirbeleit – ISBN: 978-3867190299 – €6.50
Liberty – Raised out of Dirt – Nheira – ISBN: 978-3-86719-341-2 – €16.00
Manga Fieber v1 – various artists – ISBN: 3-86580-126-9 – €6.50
Manga Fieber v2 – various artists – ISBN: 3-86580-127-7 – €6.50
Manga Fieber v3 – various artists – ISBN: 978-3865801289 – €6.50
Sketchbook Berlin v1 – Marie Sann & Guido Neukamm – ISBN: 3-86580-400-4 – €6.50
Stupid Story v1 – Anna Hollmann – ISBN: 978-3- 86719-316-0 – €6.50
Summer Rain – Natalie Wormsbecher – ISBN: 978-3-86580-450-1 – €6.50
Triple Witching Hour – Olga Rogalski – ISBN: 3-86580-449-7 – €6.50
Tylsim v1 – Reyhan Yildirim – ISBN: 978-3-86719-215-6 – €6.50
Yaru v1 – Lime Manga – ISBN: 978-3-86719-013-8 – €6.50
Yonen Buzz v0 (Plastic Chew) – Christina Plaka – ISBN: 3-86580-125-0 – €6.50
Yonen Buzz v1 – Christina Plaka – ISBN: 3-86580-121-8 – €6.50
Yonen Buzz v2 – Christina Plaka – ISBN: 3-86580-122-6 – €6.50
Yonen Buzz v3 – Christina Plaka – ISBN: 978-3865801234 – €6.50
Yonen Buzz United – Christina Plaka – ISBN: 978-3-86719-350-4 – €6.50

Verlag Sonja Eckbauer

Fantastic Neo Mangas v1 – various artists – ISBN: 3-8311-4392-7€8.20
Fantastic Neo Mangas v2 – various artists – ISBN: 3-8311-4847-3€8.20 *out of print*
Fantastic Neo Mangas v3 – various artists – ISBN: 3-9809370-0-3€8.95 *out of print*


The Wild Side

Lost and Found – Zombiesmile – ISBN: 978-3-939484-04-2 – €10.90
Yaoi Newcomer
– various artists – ISBN: 978-3-939484-05-9 – €10.90

Manga-Mixx v1&2

October 5, 2006

An annual anthology released by Animexx e.V. (the largest German anime/manga community), Manga-Mixx is made up of losing entries that were originally submitted to the Connichi doujinshi contest. Two volumes have been released so far, and both cost €4.00.
Both volumes of Manga-Mixx are available at Freibeutershop.


144 pages, 18 in color – right to left

Authors/artists involved: Irina Frisorger, Anna Hollmann, Marika Paul, Michaela Kinzel, Jennifer Michaelis, Joanna Zhou, Thomas Gerhardt, Edo Fuijkschot, Marco Mühlen, Nicole Klementz, Nhung Vu

A preview of volume one is available on Joanna Zhou’s personal website. Translations are as follows.

Imperial College of Science and Technology

One of the most famous universities in England: only the most intelligent and ambitious students manage to get accepted here.

But many- myself included- have wasted their precious teenage years studying, driven by overly ambitious parents. I was too busy stuffing my head full of facts to learn how to interact with people.

It is rare to find anyone here who hasn’t been affected by the academic stress…

I noticed right away how much she stands out from her competition-driven peers.

Dahlia Bents. Sexy, bright, and carefree.

Happy Birthday!!!

Oh my God!! I don’t believe it! You let me open this here?!

I’m finally 21! Yeah!

And smile!!
*click*

Nell Gwynn House – In/Out

I ain’t no holla back girl…

Hmm?!

What’s this…?


192 pages, over 32 in color – right to left

– “Bad, really bad” by Kim “TheaAL” Liersch and Roda “Kyoko-Taide” Makmod
– “Kiwikiwi” by Julia Beutling
– “Yakusoku” by Margarita Till
– “Princess Cheeky” by Lisa “nacktmull” Schmidt
– “Destiny” by Michaela “yaichi_san” Quedzuweit
– “Decisions” by Stephanie “Zephyrus” Herzog
– “Riteo” by Nurgül “Kishaji” Güler
– “Übermut tut selten gut” by Anne “Kalya” Barth
– “No Tricks” by Elena Till
– “Beans” by Dana “deNada” Köpke
– “Love Accident” by Norma Reichelt
– “Soccer Fever” by Eva “Cleo” Zehle
– “Congrats from Midgar” by Sabine “Kadaj” Heidloff
– “A Totally Normal Day on Animexx” by Julia “Neo-chan” Haag, Sascha “Dornstich” Mörkens, Lisa “li-chan” Rau, Anna “Liona” Rotenberg

Also included are single illustrations by Heidi Reyer, Katrin Günther, Yvonne Schäck, Julia Kutsch and Samantha Schneider, and small comics (4 panel strips) by HAGGI, JoKeR, Slitsch, Don Toraneko, Patrick Hodge, ~vincent-grey and Philippe De Sutter.