Date: 2007 January 31 09:19
Posted by Joe
Random House UK imprint Tanoshimi have sent us some details about a nice fan oriented campaign. From February 7th Fans and vote on their website and select which title they want Tanoshimi to publish next, the people behind Tanoshimi have confirmed that it is likely they will only publish the winning title.
Fans can vote for the following:
All voters will go into a draw for a chance to win a Nintendo DS Lite.
Press release as follows:
YOU DECIDE WHAT WE PUBLISH!!
Where from February 7th you can vote on one of these great series for us to publish in 2007
All entries will also go into a draw to win a Nintendo DS Lite games system!
From the 7th February vote on the website where you will be able to see extracts of the following titles!
GENSHIKEN - Kio Shimoku
It's the spring of freshman year, and Kanji Sasahara is in a quandary. Should he fulfil his long-cherished dream of joining an otaku club? Saki Kasukabe also faces a dilemma. Can she ever turn her boyfriend, anime fanboy Kousaka, into a normal guy? Kanji triumphs where Saki fails, when both Kanji and Kousaka sign up for Genshiken: The Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture.
Undeterred, Saki chases Kousaka through the various activities of the club, from costume-playing and comic conventions to video gaming and collecting anime figures-learning more than she ever wanted to about the humorous world of the Japanese fan . . .
KAGETORA - Akira Segami
The young ninja Kagetora has been given a great honour-to serve a renowned family of skilled martial artists. But on arrival, he's handed a challenging assignment: teach the heir to the dynasty, the charming but clumsy Yuki, the deft moves of self-defence and combat. And yet, Yuki's inability to master the martial arts is not what makes this job so difficult for Kagetora. No, it is Yuki herself. Someday she will head her family dojo, and for a ninja like Kagetora to fall in love with his master is a betrayal of his duty, the ultimate dishonour, and strictly forbidden. Can Kagetora help Yuki overcome her ungainly nature . . . or will he be overcome by his growing feelings?
OTHELLO - Satomi Ikezawa
Yaya's high school friends haven't been very nice. They call her "Yaya the cry-ya! Yaya the misfi-ya!" But no matter how badly they act, Yaya is just too naïve and trusting to believe the worst of her friends. Hard-rocking, butt-kicking Nana is just the girl to grab hold of Yaya's timid demeanour and turn it upside down. Nana exposes Yaya's "friends" as slime bags, doles out punishment, and does it all with style. Can there be anything that terminally shy Yaya and hyper-confident Nana have in common? Well, for one thing, they're the same person. . . .
It's a gorgeous, spacious mansion, and four handsome, fifteen-year-old friends are allowed to live in it for free! There's only one condition-that within three years the guys must transform the owner's wallflower niece into a lady befitting the palace in which they all live! How hard can it be? Enter Sunako Nakahara, the agoraphobic, horror-movie-loving, pockmark-faced, frizzy-haired, fashion-illiterate recluse who tends to break into explosive nosebleeds whenever she sees anyone attractive. This project is going to take more than our four heroes ever expected: it needs a miracle!