ADV Films has confirmed that it is raising the print run for the second issue of its English language edition of Newtype magazine from 30,000 to 60,000 due to the strong demand for reorders on the first issue, which launched in October (see 'Newtype In English').   Newtype is Japan's leading anime magazine and its initial success here in the U.S. demonstrates anime's growing appeal in the States.


The third issue of Newtype USA, which is slated for a January release, includes features on anime series Trouble Chocolate (appearing soon from Viz Video) and Arjuna (available from Bandai) as well as numerous other articles, postcards, an anime centerfold, a collectible poster and a DVD insert that will include the first episode of the anime series Noir, which is sure to become one of the biggest anime releases of 2003.