My Licensing Wish List for 2007


With the year winding down, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and post a few lists.  I’ll start with my licensing wish list, which, with all of the manga now available in English, has gotten quite a bit smaller.  Most of these are older series that will never see the light of day in the US.

Kaguya Hime by Reiko Shimizu – I love Moon Child, and I love Reiko Shimizu’s art.  Since Kaguya Hime finally ended, I’m hoping somebody picks it up.   And how about an art book while you’re at it?

Tenma no Ketsuzoku by Keiko Takemiya – A series about the nomadic steppe tribes during the time of Genghis Khan.  This has great art, battle scenes, and even romance! 

Piku Piku Sentaro by Tsubasa Numoura – I have struggled through a few volumes in Japanese, but having to constantly look up words in the dictionary takes a lot of the enjoyment away.  Come on, who doesn’t like pet bunnies?

Crystal Dragon by Yuuho Ashibe – A fantasy influenced by Celtic mythology and another classic shoujo series that we should be reading!

Derby Queen by Hinako Ashihara – It’s about horses.  There’s nothing left to say.

Ryou by Rinko Ueda – Based on the legend of Ushiwakamaru, the twist here is that Ushiwakamaru is a girl, and during her battle at the bridge with Benkai, they fall and are transported to the future.  There’s time travel, action, and romance, and hopefully Tsuki no Shippo is during well enough that Viz will pick up this title, too.

Gokinjo Monogatari by Ai Yazawa – I love anything by Ai Yazawa!  I think this has the best chance for a US release.

Massugu ni Ikou by Kira – I loved the ova series, and I have a special fondness for dogs.  I want to read more about Mametarou and all his friends.  All 26 volumes of them!

Alfheim no Kishi {Knights of Alfheim} by Seika Nakayama – Another shoujo fantasy.  Come on, it’s only, what, 54 volumes?? And still running??  We need this one!

Anything by Rigia Moriss – I really like her art, but her books are too hard for me to try to decipher.  No furagana 🙁

Jaja Uma Grooming Up by Masami Yuuki – Uh-oh!  Another series with horses!  This one takes place on a horse ranch in Hokkaido.  Horses?  Romance?  Count me in!  From the author of Patlabor.

Arslan Senki by Chisato Nakamura – Since the ova series left us hanging, we need the closure for this series.  I love fantasies, and want to know how the story ends.

Ouke no Monshou by Chieko Hosokawa  – Who cares that it’s over 50 volumes long and still running in Princess magazine??  It takes place in one of my favorite historical periods, ancient Egypt, and has enough adventure, romance, time travel, and shoujo angst to run for over 30 years! 

5 thoughts on “My Licensing Wish List for 2007

  • December 23, 2006 at 8:04 pm

    OMG AI YAZAWA HAS A NEW SERIES!? *runs around panicking* I agree, this MUST be licensed so I can read it XDD  I hope they license Deep Love (any), but probably now 🙁 

  • December 23, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    Gokinjo Monogatari ran in Ribon from 1995 – 1997, and it’s about Miwako’s (Paradise Kiss) sister, Mikako.  There’s also a 50(!) episode anime series based on it.

  • December 24, 2006 at 1:12 am

    Oh, yes, please someone license Ouke no Monshou.   And if  I may add something, I’d go for Glass no Kamen and Itazura na Kiss.  And if there will be a next Ai Yazawa license, I’d probably go for Kagen no Tsuki first.

  • December 24, 2006 at 6:55 am

    Those are all great titles, too!  And since Kagen no Tsuki is only 3 volumes, you’re right, it would be a better choice for the next license.

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