Aurora Publishing

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Aurora Publishing, Inc.
Industry Publication
Founded Torrance, California (2006)
Founder Nobuo Kitawaki
Area served
North America
Key people
Nobuo Kitawaki (President)
Owner Ohzora Publishing
Divisions Aurora, Deux Press, Luv Luv Press

Aurora Publishing, Inc. is the American subsidiary of Japanese publisher Ohzora Publishing, the leading josei manga publisher in Japan.[1] Headquartered in Torrance, California,[2] it licensed and published Japanese manga for the North American market. Aurora Publishing's first release was Walkin' Butterfly under the shōjo imprint Aurora, which features manga targeting female readers in their teens and younger. Aurora Publishing also released manga under two other imprints: the yaoi imprint Deux Press featured female-oriented manga about homoerotic relations between beautiful men, while the josei imprint Luv Luv featured erotic romance manga targeting female readers in their late teens and up.[3][4]

Aurora Publishing distributed some of its manga via Netcomics. As of April 2010, the Aurora office in California had closed.[5]

Former employees of Aurora Publishing founded Manga Factory.[6]

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  1. ^ "Manga Publishers' Official Web Sites". Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Contact." Aurora Publishing. Retrieved on February 25, 2009.
  3. ^ "Major Shojo Publisher Launching in June". ICv2. April 2, 2007. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2009. 
  4. ^ Yadao, Jason S. (January 27, 2008). "2 publishers join in manga mania". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2009. 
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