At the New York Comic Con Del Rey Manga announced a quartet of new manga including You Higuri’s adaptation of the Nighthead Genesis anime, Wataru Mizukami’s shojo romance Four-Eyed Prince, Mia Ikumi’s shojo anthology Only One Wish, plus Jason Thompson and Victor Hao’s OEL volume, King of RPGs. Del Rey also announced two manga novels, Genshiken: Return of the Otaku, and Kitchen Princess: Search for the Angel Cake, and three “companion” titles celebrating Clamp’s 20th Anniversary: Tsubasa Album de Reproductions: Original Art Collection, The Official XXXholic Guide, and Clamp in America, Shaenon Garrity’s chronicle of the manga supergroup’s rise to prominence in the U.S.
You Higuri, who is primarily known for her stunning artwork in series such as Gorgeous Carat and Cantarella, provides the illustrations for the shonen manga adaptation of the 2006 Nighthead Genesis anime series, which was in turn based on a 1992 TV drama. Media Blasters is currently releasing the Nighthead Genesis anime in the
The object of the teenage Sachiko’s affections is a sweet, smart and serious nerd by day, but at night he’s a Buddy Love-type nightclub swinger who entertains older women.
Jason Thompson, author of the highly useful reference work, Manga: The Complete Guide, created The King of RPGS, an English-language manga about two college buddies, one of whom is addicted to a World of Warcraft-like MMORPG.