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Del Rey Manga (デルレイ?) is the manga-publishing imprint of Del Rey Books, a branch of Ballantine Books, which in turn is part of Random House, the publishing division of Bertelsmann. It was formed as part of a cross-publishing relationship with Japanese publisher Kodansha.[1] Some of the Del Rey titles, such as Tsubasa Chronicle and xxxHolic, are published in the United Kingdom by Tanoshimi. Tricia Narwani, the editor of Del Rey, stated that "Del Rey finds most of its talent through conventions and existing professional contacts".[2]


Del Rey made its debut in May 2004 with four manga titles:

They have since then licensed additional titles:

Mature line

In early December 2005 it was announced[3] that Del Rey Manga would begin publishing a mature line of manga. It includes:

OEL titles

Del Rey also publishes the following Original English-language manga titles:


At 2007's New York Anime Festival it was announced that Del Rey Manga would team up with Marvel Comics to produce manga versions of their titles, that would signal Marvel "whole-heatedly" moving into this area (previous attempts, like Marvel Mangaverse and X-Men: The Manga, having variable success).[4] Titles confirmed[5][6] are:

  • Wolverine: Prodigal Son by writer Antony Johnston, with art by Wilson Tortosa
  • X-Men: Misfits by writers Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman, with art by Anzu


  1. Del Rey Manga
  2. Manning, Shaun. "Translation Roundtable at New York Anime Festival". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  3. Anime News Network. "Del Rey Launching Mature Line", 9 December 2005. Accessed 11 April 2007.
  4. Marvel, Del Rey Join to Produce OEL Manga With X-Men & Wolverine, Newsarama, December 9, 2007
  5. Marvel, Del Rey Announce Wolverine Manga Creators, Newsarama, April 20, 2008
  6. Another look at the manga-style Wolverine, X-Men, Newsarama, April 22, 2008

External links

ms:Del Rey Manga