· Haruka is based on the popular PS2 and Nintendo DS video games in Japan, rather than the manga spawning the anime, video games, and other product lines.
· Haruka is serialized in Shojo Beat magazine.
· Haruka has done very well in Japan, showing up frequently in the Taiyosha Top Ten over the past year.
· The original Haruka video game was created with Ruby Party (aka Ruby Patty), the same group that created the wildly popular Neoromance video game Angelique, and spearheaded the modern Neoromance dating RPG format in general
· Bandai to release the anime DVDs in the U.S. in Summer 2008
· The Haruka movie released in Japan in 2006
· Haruka has a definite international fan following, as shown by its various media incarnations:
o Video games for PS2 & Nintendo platforms (Koei)
o Anime (Bandai)
o Publishing: manga, art book, fan book
o Music: drama CD, "variety" CD
o And much more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harukanaru_Toki_no_Naka_De
· There is a significant awareness of Haruka among U.S. fans of manga and anime, as exemplified by various reviews, and fan sites:
Akane is your typical teenage girl...until she swallows the Dragon Jewel's, which transport her to the Heian period of ancient Japan! There in the capital city, Akane learns that she has been foreordained to lead the people as the Priestess of the Dragon God!
Akram, the head of the Demon Clan, has sworn death and destruction on the capital. And as Akane learns her duties as Priestess and deepens her trust in the Eight Guardians who will protect her, Akram is watching with great interest...
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Tohko Mizuno made her mangaka debut with Night Walk, which ran in Lunatic LaLa magazine in 1995. Showcasing her delicate line work and use of rich textures and patterns, the quasi-historical Haruka is Mizuno's first serialized manga and is based on a video game of the same name. It has spawned several books, including a fanbook, a super guidebook, and a collection of illustrations. Mizuno is also the author of Mukashi, Oboronaru Otoko Arikeri (Once Upon a Time, There Was a Hazy Man).
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