Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Hyperion to publish manga

Okay, back to comics stuff. reports that Disney's Hyperion Books has won a bidding war with Henry Holt to publish manga created by Misako Takashima, whose first published work appeared in the Manga Mover anthology. The multi-book deal will kick off in a year or so with the release of the tentatively titled Ride On! The retailer website has some thoughts on Hyperion's move into manga:

"Although the marketplace appears to be getting increasingly crowded, the influence of manga on American publishing continues to grow and Hyperion Books is unlikely to be the last U.S. publishing house to take a flyer in what remains the fastest growing section in many bookstores."