UDON Announces Manga for Kids Line
UDON Entertainment, the Canadian-based creative studio, has announced a Manga for Kids Website setting the stage for the April release of Tomomi Mizuna’s The Big Adventures of Majoko and Shunshin Maeda’s Ninja Baseball Kyuma.
ICv2 reports these are the first two volumes announced for the new line, to be followed in May by Mera Hakamada’s Fairy Idol Kanon followed by the first volume of Lun Lun Yamamoto’s Swans in Space in June.
UDON intends to promote its new juvenile Manga line at conferences for the American Library Association, the American Association of School Libraries, and the International Reading Association.
The four titles are coming to North America from publisher Poplar, a leading kodomo (kids’ manga) publisher.
The Big Adventures of Majoko (Itazura Majoko no Daibouken) is a five-volume series that debuted in 2004 while Ninja Baseball Kyuma (Kyuuma!) is just a three-volume sports manga that also premiered in 2004 as did the four-volume fantasy Manga Fairy Idol Kanon. The three-volume Swans in Space (Uchuu no Hakuchou) debuted in 2006.