[Update 25 October 2011: Xenocross Volume 1 is now available.]
[Update 26 October 2011: Xenocross will be published in Indonesian.]
[Update 16 November 2011: The subscription option for Eden of Xeno has been cancelled. In its place, two new bundles have been released on Eden of Xeno: One containing only the first five volumes of Music Box of Memories in English and Japanese and one containing volumes 2-5 of Xenocross in English. These packages will be updated with new content as it becomes available at no extra charge.]
Xenocross, the yuri anthology e-book by Eden of Xeno, is the flagship product for their online publishing system, featuring a multi-part Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo story, titled Music Box of Memories. It will be drawn by a number of manga artists, starting with Amano Miki (formerly known as Asagi Ryu), who provided the cover above.
As you can see from the cover, the story will involve all ten characters simultaneously. Although this is an all-new story, it will reference many plot details from Fuguriya’s products, especially the light novels. However, it must be emphasized that Fuguriya has no input or other involvement in this product, and Eden of Xeno will have no involvement with anything else on this site.
Xenocross will be published on Eden of Xeno’s own online system. Purchasing it will involve opening an account on their site and buying it to a virtual bookshelf. It can then be read at any time from their site; this will be the only way to access it. You can help us test this system now; see this post for details.
Xenocross will launch in English, Spanish, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French, and Indonesian at a price of 888 yen per issue (approximately $12 USD/€8 EUR/£7 GBP as of 25 October 2011), with a portion going to the Japanese non-profit organization Bridge For Smile. Each language will be sold separately, but they will all be priced identically. There is the possibility for an English/Japanese bilingual package if demand for such an option is great enough.
There will also be subscription pricing that will open access to all of Eden of Xeno’s library. The current plans are 4,000 yen (approximately $53 USD/€38 EUR/£33 GBP) for three months and 12,000 yen ($158 USD/€113 EUR/£99 GBP) for twelve months. All prices are subject to change.
This post will be updated as more details become available. There are also some localization issues that you are welcome to discuss.