This just came in as a comment to the last post:
Here’s a scoop for you. ADV is telling potential advertisers that their new magazine will be called PIQ (as in “sneak peak” or “pique your interest”). The fact that it’s not being called “Anime USA” makes me think that something very different from Newtype will emerge from the rubble. There’s no media kit currently available, so it’s not like PIQ will be hitting the stands next month or anything. But anything can happen and it usually does!
Sounds interesting! I wonder if they are positioning themselves to compete more directly with Otaku USA?
UPDATE: Confirmed! The e-mail Newtype USA is sending to subscribers says PiQ will be out in March, which seems like very tight timing, and will cover “anime, manga, video games and other aspects of pop culture of keen interests to you.”