Today is Manga day at Major Spoilers (and by Manga day, I mean we have two stories that reference Manga)…

TokyoPop has announced it has signed Korean Manga creator Hee Jung Park to a multi-book publishing deal.

“Hee Jung Park is a phenomenal talent as well as a manga superstar,” said TokyoPop EIC Rob Tokar in a prepared statement. “Along with her bestselling sequential art, her work has been collected in art books and gallery shows around the world. “Inventive”, “unusual” and “sophisticated” are words that often arise in discussions about Ms. Park’s manga classics and we are both excited and proud to publish them.”

The four books will be published between March and August of this year.

Take the jump for the complete description of Hotel Africa, Martin and John, Too Long, and Fever.

Fever: (March)
High school student Hyung-in has never been the same since her friend committed suicide. Fed up with her prestigious school and the expectations of her family, she just wants out. And, when she meets an orphan and a strange country-boy on the bus, she begins an unexpected journey into the unknown, at a mysterious place called “Fever.”

Hotel Africa: (April)
Alone, in the middle of the Utah desert, lies the Hotel Africa, where anything is possible. A world of joy, heartache, and friendship has traveled through its doors. Follow along with Elvis, our narrator, as he brings the history of this desolate hotel to life, weaving tales of his widowed mother, an unlikely pair of vagabonds, and a strange hotel guest…

Martin and John: (July)
Three different stories about three different men named Martin and three different men named John…Confused? So are they…about love, relationships and especially their feelings. This collection of stories take place in different places, in different times–all about a man named Martin and a man named John, and the struggle for love between them.

Too Long: (August)

A girl who seems to attract suicide victims, a shy record store customer in love with a female employee, the star of a band who’s in love with an average girl–these are just a few of the characters encountered in this collection of poignant short stories!

via TokyoPop


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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