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New CLAMP Manga to Debut in Newtype USA!

Kobato to be serialized in North America’s top anime magazine

HOUSTON, April 4, 2007—Newtype USA, the leading anime magazine in North America, is pleased to announce a special agreement with manga powerhouse CLAMP (Chobits, Tsubasa) to exclusively serialize the creative team’s latest effort, Kobato, in the pages of the magazine. This will mark the English-language debut of this highly anticipated new manga, and it will be the only way to read Kobato during the course of its serial run.

Kobato is the story of a simple-minded girl named—you guessed it—Kobato, who goes around fixing other people’s problems. Her good-natured determination will surely cheer up even the darkest hearts, and her klutzy antics will charm all kinds of anime and manga fans!

Kobato will begin its serial run in the June 2007 issue of Newtype USA. It will continue its exclusive serialization through the May 2008 issue, comprising 12 installments in total. Each installment will include gorgeous full-color spreads, along with standard black-and-white manga art.


Newtype USA Vol. 6, Issue 6 will be available June 1, 2007.

About Newtype USA:

Newtype USA is the official English-language version of Newtype, Japan’s #1 source for information about anime and manga. Newtype USA includes all the best Japanese content translated, plus loads of original U.S. material: anime, manga, music, game, and toy reviews, feature articles, director interviews, artist profiles, and regular columns by industry experts, tastemakers and deep-cover insiders. Newtype USA also includes awesome bonus gear, such as a centerfold poster, a manga (comic) insert and an exclusive bonus DVD. For more information, visit