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News - November 1999

November 19, 1999

Manga Vol. 32 Sales

You may not be familiar with the name Oricon, but they are sort of the Billboard magazine of Japan. There are weekly Oricon rankings for the top-selling CDs, videos, and console games. They also rank comics, and you see their latest comic rankings (in English) on their web site.

In the Nov. 8 rankings, 3x3 Eyes 32 entered at number 12. It has moved up to the 4th position in the Nov. 15 rankings. Genzo Hitogata Kiwa 2 also entered the chart this week at number 10. There is also a monthly top 30 ranking, available only in Japanese, and it will be interesting to see how well these two books do for the month of November.

November 7, 1999

Yuzo Takada Artbook

Hidano Yukinori alerted me to this announcement on the Young Magazine web site. A new Yuzo Takada artbook will be published next January. Here is a rough translation of the web page announcement:

Yuzo Takada artbook: The Last Order

Six years from the first artbook, after expectant waiting for a second book, it is finally going to be published!!
Starting with the 26 million copy super bestseller "3x3 EYES", the increasingly popular "Genzo Hitogata Kiwa", and the big TV anime hits "Blue Seed" and "Bannou Bunka Neko Musume", this dream artbook containing more than 100 color illustrations will soon be realized!

ON SALE JAN 2000!!

*Set Contents*

Illustration Selection (B4 size)
Deluxe hardcover 96 page book containing more than 100 color illustrations (all color) including comments by Mr. Takada on each illustration.

Poster Book (B4 size)
The poster book can be looked at like a normal artbook, or each page can be detached and used as posters. Contains 32 posters of high-quality images from FM screen prints.

The above 2 books come together in a clear case.

Price: 5000 yen (before tax)
Publisher: Kodansha

For those of you who were impressed by AiEN KiEN, the new book is looking even better. There is no word yet whether this book will be bilingual, though. It should be available through most anime importers next year.

Winamp Skins Unlocked

Thanks go to Davin for explaining how to decompress the Winamp skins in the file archive. It seems the LZH files are compressed using a relatively new version of the software, but the files in the new tools directory can be used to unpack them correctly. The tools can be used with WinZip by including the path to lha32.exe in the Program Locations configuration window.

Also, thanks to Vannie for submitting a new skin. The new file, compressed using the much less confusing ZIP format, has been added to the archive. Remember, too, that Enrico has some original Winamp skins at Il mondo di 3x3 Occhi!

New Genzo Fan Site

I unveiled my Genzo Hitogata Kiwa site, Puppet's Heart, on October 29. Check it out for more information about this new manga title by Yuzo Takada. Since that site is now operational, I will not be mentioning Genzo news in these pages in the future.

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