Sad news came earlier today when Dan Nadel of PictureBox announced that the publisher will be shutting its doors officially as of December 31. PictureBox put out a range of books and other products, including manga that most would never attempt to bring to English-speaking audiences. Read on for more.
Publisher/retailer PictureBox Books has listed three innovative works of manga now planned for English release this fall. Osamu Tezuka's The Mysterious Underground Men is a 1947, pre-Astro Boy work from the pioneering "God of Manga." Seiichi Hayashis's Gold Pollen and Other Stories collects "gorgeous and searing" late-1960s short stories from pivotal alternative magazine Garo. More after the jump.