ADV Manga has announced its Aug.24, 2004 street dates, with four new titles including 50 RULES FOR TEENAGERS, ALL PURPOSE CULTURAL CAT GIRL NUKU NUKU, NAJICA BLITZ TACTICS and QUANTUM MISTAKE. Continuing editions are being announced for DESERT CORAL, VOLUME 2 OF 3; PRÉTEAR, VOLUME 2 OF 4; STEEL ANGEL KURUMI, VOLUME 7 OF 9; THE BOSS, VOLUME 2 OF 30; and THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES, VOLUME 6 OF 21.
50 RULES FOR TEENAGERS, VOLUME 1 OF 8 from Na Ye-Ri is high school set comedy. While most girls her age are carefree and boy-crazy, Mi-Roo is bound to the grueling gigs of student, homemaker and full-time babysitter to her siblings. With a mother whos mostly missing-in-action and a twin brother whos best at doing nothing, Mi-Roo is trapped in a constant balancing act of housework and homework, leaving her zero time for romance. The 300 page, black and white comic will sell for $9.99.
ALL PURPOSE CULTURAL CAT GIRL NUKU NUKU, VOLUME 1 OF 1 follows inventor Kyusaku Natsume as he transfers the brain of a cat into a top-secret android body and produces Nuku Nuku, who appears to be a normal teenage girl, but her sexy exterior hides her superhuman strength and quick senses and reflexes of a cat. This comedy/sci-fi manga is written by Yuzo Takada and illustrated by Yuji Moriyama. It will sell for $14.99.
DESERT CORAL, VOLUME 2 OF 3 continues the tale of a boy who likes nothing more than to dream, but when his dreams become reality, he finds himself in the adventure of his life. When the real world becomes tiresome, Naoto finds himself engrossed in the dream-world of Orgos. But pleasantries soon become nightmarish when Camu finds escape in dangerous behavior and Lusia tries hard not to succumb to the deadly lure of the haunting voice Lucavifate. Reality catches up with Naoto as he continues his study of sorcerywill his novice abilities be enough to keep the battle between the Elphis and the Sand Dusts within his grasp? The manga was created by Wataru Murayama and will sell for $9.99.
NAJICA BLITZ TACTICS, VOLUME 1 OF 3 follows Najica, a skilled perfumer for CRI Cosmetics whose talents include more than creating sweet fragrances. She is actually a special operative for the secret intelligence organization behind CRI. Her mission: pull a sleeping beauty from the clutches of a wealthy woman. It appears to be a routine task, but Najica soon finds out that Lila, the sleeping beauty, is in fact one of a group of rare individuals called Humaritts, and the mysteries of these extraordinary beings are about to lead Najica, along with her automated accomplice, on a mission of their own. Created by Takuya Tashiro, the manga will sell for $9.99.
PRÉTEAR, VOLUME 2 OF 4 continues the popular hit manga series that follows an ordinary girl as she takes a trip to an extraordinary land. As Himeno continues her struggle to become the Prétear, she delves into the history of this new world, discovering the truth of the Princess of Disasters past. Himeno learns that her wicked rival was once like her, a young girl struggling to become the Prétear. Unrequited love turned the Princesss heart to icy steel, causing irreparable destruction to a world that was once a sweet land of abundant Leafe and endless hope. Now Himeno must find unimaginable strength to overcome the Princess and save the lives and home of her newfound friends. The manga is authored and illustrated by Kaori Naruse and Junichi Satou and will sell for $9.99.
QUANTUM MISTAKE, VOLUME 1 OF 22 is a Korean manhwa that follows the perils and tribulations of two very different boys who end up switching bodies in a bizarre scientific experiment. Too-Ji and Woo-Soo become the subjects of a mad scientists experiment with the latest inventionthe quantum teleportertheir bodies are switched, leaving only their minds and spirits intact. Woo-Soo, who was once a model student, must face life as Too-Ji, a teenage menace. The manga is authored and illustrated by Son Eun-Ho and Choi Myung-Su and will sell for $9.99.
In STEEL ANGEL KURUMI, VOLUME 7 OF 9, the Steel Angels are still enduring an altered future and have managed to make a few enemies along the way. What appears to be a hopeless defense against the more-advanced Steel Angel Excelia soon turns to Kurumis favor, when she uses love power to transform into an Angel. But it is uncertain whether or not her newfound power will be strong enough to fight off her masters new love interest. Apparently, time hasnt healed the wounds of unrequited love, as an extremely mature Ms. Jinguji lays a predatory stake on a very young, very frightened Nakahito. The manga is authored and illustrated by KAISHAKU and will sell for $9.99.
THE BOSS, VOLUME 2 OF 30 is a tough tale of high school rivalries. A threat has been made on the students of Woo Sang High, and the guilty parties are none other than the fearsome bully, Guk-Do, and his ever-present sidekick, Chung-Ki. This terrible twosome is back again, terrorizing classmates, and unfortunately, Sang-Tae has forcibly grabbed the attention of both ruffians, but his meager attempts at self-defense might cause problems worse than black eyes and busted lips. The manga is authored and illustrated by Lim Jae-Won and will sell for $9.99.
THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES, VOLUME 6 OF 21 brings back the madcap gang of elf hunters who are more determined than ever to disrobe every elf who crosses their path. Desperation, driven by homesickness for Japan, leads to a battle against the evil Madame Grandbelle. The search is escalating and Junpei, Airi, Celcia and Ritsuko comb the land, and even the ocean, in search of those precious spell fragments. Meanwhile, Junpeis earlier idea of a prank proves true when Celcia is turned into a panda. The manga is authored and illustrated by Yu Yagami and will sell for $9.99.
Specializing in Japanese and other East Asian comics, illustration books, graphic novels and more, ADV Manga is the publishing division of A.D. Vision Inc., parent company of ADV Films, NEWTYPE USA, Anime Network and more. More information is available at http://www.adv-manga.com.