An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced the release of the ICv2 Guide #51: Anime/Manga, an important issue that includes ICv2's estimate of the size of the North American anime market, and the ICv2 Top 25 Anime Properties and ICv2 Top 50 Manga Properties for all of 2007 (see 'Anime DVDs Down 20%').  It's being released to the trade by Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Comic Distributors, GTS Distribution, Bookazine and others.


The Guide includes market overviews for manga and anime; Pick Hits and other top release information for May and June manga, anime and Asian live action releases in North America; and reviews of contemporary manga, anime, and live action productions.


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 #51: Anime/Manga, please click hereFor pop culture related retailers, if your distributor is on the list above, just ask for your free copy of the ICv2 Guide; or if not, e-mail Dennis Viau at our office at to request a copy (valid pop culture related retailers only please).