Aurora Publishing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aurora Publishing, Inc.
Industry Publication
Fate Folded in 2010
Founded Torrance, California (2006)
Founder Nobuo Kitawaki
Headquarters Torrance, California, United States
Area served
North America
Key people
Nobuo Kitawaki (President)
Owner Ohzora Publishing
Divisions Aurora, Deux Press, Luv Luv Press
Website www.aurora-publishing.com

Aurora Publishing, Inc. was 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. In 2010, the Aurora office in California closed.[5] The former employees of Aurora Publishing went on to found Manga Factory.[6] Manga Factory lasted until at least June, 2013 before it closed as well.[7]

Publications[edit]

The following is a list of titles that was published by Aurora

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manga Publishers' Official Web Sites". About.com. 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. 
  5. ^ "NetComics to Remove Aurora Manga on April 14". Anime News Network. April 9, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Manga Factory Clarifies Status, Current Plans". Anime News Network. July 12, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Manga Factory". mangafactory.net. Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ Smith, Michelle (November 4, 2008). "Manga Minis". PopCultureShock. Archived from the original on November 10, 2008. 

External links[edit]