An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced the release of the ICv2 Guide #42: Anime/Manga, which is being released to the trade by Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Comic Distributors, GTS Distribution, ACD, Lion Rampant, and others.


ICv2 Guide #42 includes market reports covering first quarter 2007 activity in both the manga and anime markets along with our authoritative lists of the Top 50 Manga Properties and the Top 25 Anime Properties as well as lists of the top Manga and Anime releases for June, July and August (along with ICv2's 'Pick Hits to Click' in both categories). 


The new Anime/Manga Guide also includes reviews by librarians, retailers, and ICv2's staff of key manga and anime releases, a feature that debuted in the previous Anime/Manga Guide.  New in this issue is a glossary describing some of the key types and classifications of manga.


For more information on the contents of ICv2 Guide #42, see 'Anime Releases Drop in Q1.'


For those interested in subscribing to the ICv2 Guide, please visit the ICv2 Online Store (click here).  Or if you are interested in ordering a single copy of the ICv2 Guide #42: Anime/Manga, please click here For pop culture related retailers, if your distributor is on the list above, just ask for your free copy of the Guide; or if not, e-mail Dennis Viau at our office at to request a copy (valid retailers only please).