maggarden.jpgProduction I.G., the company behind such mega anime hits like Ghost in the Shell, Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, and the animated segments of Kill Bill have announced plans to purchase Mag Garden this December, primarily to turn Mag Garden’s titles into animated features.

Founded in June, 2001 Mag Garden publishes four comic mags under the Comic Blade label, as well as more than 100 stand-alone paperbacks. The company is capitalized at Y540,971,000 ($4.4 million). It has had a business tie-up with Production I.G. since November.

Short list of some of Mag Garden’s titles it publishes after the jump.

A Girls (manga) : Publisher
Aqua (manga) : Publisher
Aria (manga) : Publisher
Asatte no Houkou (manga) : Publisher
Beyond the Beyond (manga) : Publisher
Cocoon (manga) : Publisher
[Comic Blade] : Publisher
Daemon Hunters (manga) : Publisher
Desert Coral (manga) : Publisher
Dream Gold (manga) : Publisher
Elemental Gelade (manga) : Publisher
Erementar Gerad: Flag of Bluesky (manga) : Publisher
Gadjet (manga) : Publisher
Gamerz Heaven (manga) : Publisher, Serialized In:
Good Witch of the West (manga) : Publisher
Jinki: Extend (manga) : Publishing
Kagerou-Nostalgia (manga) : Publisher, Serialized In
Mamotte Shugogetten! Retrouvailles (manga) : Publisher
Matantei Loki (manga) : Publisher
More Starlight to Your Heart (manga) : Publisher
Mukuukai – Amano Kozue Tanpenshu 1 (manga) : Publisher
Mystical Prince Yoshida-kun! (manga) : Publisher
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (manga) : Publisher
Peace Maker Kurogane (manga) : Publisher
Roman Club (manga) : Publisher
R² (manga) : Publisher
Sketchbook (manga) : Publisher
Sora no Uta – Amano Kozue Tanpenshu 2 (manga) : Publisher
Tactics (TV) : Copyright
Tactics (manga) : Publisher
Tales of Symphonia (manga) : Publisher
Tengai Retrogical (manga) : Publisher
The First King Adventure (manga) : Publisher
Vaizard (manga) : Publisher
Your and My Secret (manga) : Publisher

via Variety

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