At a New York Comic Con 2012 panel, the North American manga publisher Yen Press announced that it had acquired new titles for some of the most popular manga series’ available. Two of the licensed titles are spin-offs of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series, Puella Magi Oriko Magica (by Kuroe Mura)and Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice (by Masaki Hiramatsu and Takashi Tensugi).
Also included are K-On! Highschool and K-On! College (by Kakifly).
Yen Press will also be publishing the bishonen manga Are You Alice?, a Soul Eater art book and volumes 5 to 7 of Highschool of the Dead in a colour omnibus edition.
The North American publishers have also revealed that they will be collaborating with Square Enix to produce digital English-language editions of Black Butler, Soul Eater and Pandora Hearts; these digital titles will be available worldwide from Winter 2012.
The digital comics platform ComiXology announced at New York Comic Con 2012 that it has licensed the entire manga catalogue of legendary manga creator Shotaro Ishinimori. The catalogue will be launching with the first two volumes of Cyborg 009 and Kikaider, as well his manga Skull Man, with more to follow.
Ishinomori Productions and ComiXology have worked together to source high resolution material for digital distribution. Comixology is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and standard web browsers.