eigoMANGA is breaking into mainstream in a big way! Not only are they staying true to their roots and working in comics and art anthologies, they’re expanding into other industries like doujins and animation.
Check out our recap of their panel, which included plenty of announcements, after the break!
Our first major panel of FanimeCon 2012 was for eigoMANGA, a San Francisco based company that started out working with webcomics and graphic novels. As of this year, the company is expanding into animation and doujin games, focusing on bringing out independent Korean art and animation and bringing it to waiting American audiences. They’re currently working on a manhwa anthology Kimbop, an anthology that has been in production since 2009 and features a lot of DC fan art. Kimbop is set for release in the fall of 2012.
Some more of their important works include Demian, which is streamable on crunchyroll.com and shortAGE, eigoMANGA’s first television show. The biggest piece, however, is Padak, a film which is described as “Finding Nemo for adults.” Padak is currently being screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
The final product showcased during the eigoMANGA panel was the localized Vanguard Princess, a 2D fighting doujin game currently available online. Along with bug fixes, eigoMANGAis including a previously unreleased character with their release and is implementing a revolutionary cloud-based engine, allowing players to play on multiple platforms including the PC, a browser, android phones. The PC version is set for release in July, with the cloud based versions planned for Fall 2012.
As a part of the promotion for Vanguard Princess, eigoMANGA is hosting a tournament at Fanime 2012 on Sunday. The winner of the tournament will win prizes and be crowned at the champion, with a chance to play the game at Anime Expo and eventually, San Diego Comic-Con.
For more details on eigoMANGA’s projects and works, visit their website.
Be on the look out for more info from Fanime 2012!