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Via SPIEGEL ONLINE: The Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) decided to index Finder volume 1 that means: Tokyopop.de isn’t allowed to promote it, online shops aren’t allowed to offer it anymore, shops are, but if the person is 18+ and asks for the specific volume.

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In about a month the Frankfurter book fair will open its doors again. However, the voting for this year’s Sondermann award has already started. The audience award is based on a character designed/created by Bernd Pfarr (only a German wikipedia link).

The awards are divided into 7 categories: Comic international, Comic-domestic publication (national), Manga/Manhwa international, Manga-domestic publication (national), Cartoon, Newcomer 2008, Bernd-Pfarr-Sonderpreis für komische Kunst (Bernd Pfarr Special award for funny/weird creations) and offers no prize money or reward.

The award was created in 2004 by a collaboration between Comixene (a comic journal), the Frankfurter Rundschau (a German newspaper) and SPIEGEL ONLINE . The winners are decided by a vote on SPON’s website. The results will be announced at the Frankfurter book fair.

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