Seven Seas Ent. announced the launch of an exclusive webmanga series, AOI HOUSE. Debuting at www.gomanga.com on Jan. 24, 2005, with updates coming every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, AOI HOUSE is a comedy series written and created by Adam Arnold, co-creator of ANIMEFRINGE: ONLINE ANIME MAGAZINE, and illustrated by Jim Jimenez, a veteran comic artist and animator. The manga follows the trials and tribulations of two down-on-their-luck college boys who join an anime club dominated by crazed fangirls. Seven Seas plans to release AOI HOUSE strictly as a free webmanga. However, Seven Seas may consider publishing the series if reader response is strong.
Seven Seas Ent. is the first publisher in the U.S. to be devoted solely to the creation of original manga in the Japanese style. Established in 2004, the company is set to debut its first four titles -- AMAZING AGENT LUNA, BLADE FOR BARTER, LAST HOPE and NO MANS LAND. Seven Seas launched its Website, www.gomanga.com, in October 2004.