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    Tuesday March 17, 2015
  • Vertical Licenses "Umibe no Onna-no-Ko" Manga and "Shield of Straw" Novel

    "A Girl on the Shore" omnibus planned for early 2016

    North American publisher Vertical has announced the license of acclaimed manga author Inio Asano's (Nijigahara Holograph, Solanin, What a Wonderful World) 2013 "thoughtful tale of youth and loneliness set in Japan’s countryside" Umibe no Onna-no-Ko, to be released as A Girl on the Shore in shrinkwrapped 18+ omnibus in early 2016. More after the jump.

  • Friday November 7, 2014
  • Vertical Announces Osamu Tezuka eBook License and Light Novel Poll

    Speaking of Vertical and eBook, the first three books of "Knights of Sidonia" are deeply discounted in the currently offered horror book Humble Bundle

    North American manga publishing label has confirmed plans to release simultaneous eBook and print releases of My Neighbor Seki, and announced the new eBook rights for their library of manga by the legendary "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka. More after the jump.

  • Sunday October 12, 2014
  • Vertical Announces "Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City" Light Novel

    Changes at publisher also announced at New York Comic Con

    At this weekend's New York Comic Con, Vertical announced that following the release of Attack on Titan - Before the Fall: Kyklo light novel prequel in a 2-in-1 collection in summer 2015, newly licensed, newly released in Japan Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City will be released in the fall. More after the jump.

  • Monday September 15, 2014
  • Final Day to Suggest Vertical Manga Licenses

    Eisner Award-winning publisher looks for 2015 suggestions

    Vertical, the publisher behind the Eisner Award winning release of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo, as well as Knights of Sidonia, From the New World, and, coming this week, the Attack on Titan: Before the Fall light novels, are asking consumers to help suggest new manga licenses for release in 2015. More after the jump.

  • Sunday February 16, 2014
  • Vertical Licenses "AJIN" and "Garden of Words" Manga

    "Witch Craft Works" also introduced at KatsuCon

    At this weekend's KatsuCon anime convention, North American publisher Vertical announced that they have licensed Gamon Sakurai's 2012 good!Afternoon series Ajin, about a high school student who discovers he's really an immortal, non-human creature and Midori Motohashi's adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's anime movie Garden of Words. More after the jump.

  • Friday October 11, 2013
  • Vertical Announces "Attack on Titan" Light Novels

    Moyocco Anno's "In Clothes Named Fat" manga also coming in summer 2014

    At this weekend's New York Comic Con, North American publisher Vertical announced plans to release the Attack on Titan: Before the Fall prequel light novels starting in Summer 2014. Moyocco Anno's In Clothes Named Fat manga will also be released that quarter. More after the jump.

  • Sunday September 29, 2013
  • Vertical Licenses Cyber-Crime Manga "Prophecy"

    Tetsuya Tsutsui's series expected to hit in September 2014

    Vertical announced at the Anime Weekend Atlanta convention that they have licensed Tetsuya Tsutsui's  2011, three volume Prophecy for North American release.  The Jump Kai series follows the anti-cybercrime section of Tokyo's investigation into online videos of man wearing a newspaper mask predicting horrific crimes. More after the jump.

  • Monday August 12, 2013
  • Vertical Licenses "What Did You Eat Yesterday?" Manga

    Manga Taishou award-nominated series follows the dinner preparations as a lawyer cooks dinners for himself and his more free spirited, longtime gay lover

    Publisher Vertical announced at their Otakon anime convention panel that they have acquired the rights to the Manga Taishou award nominated What Did You Eat Yesterday? The 2007 ongoing from Fumi Yoshinaga (Antique Bakery, Ooku) follows the dinner preparations as a lawyer cooks gourmet meals for himself and his more free spirited, longtime gay lover. More after the jump.

  • Friday July 5, 2013
  • Vertical Licenses Manga About Marriage of Moyoco and Hideaki Anno

    "Insufficient Direction" to be released in Spring 2014

    North American manga publisher Vertical announced at Anime Expo that they'll be releasing Moyoco Anno's (Sakuran, Happy Mania, Sugar Sugar Rune) 2005, one volume Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki as Insufficient Direction in Spring 2014. The gag manga follows the author's marriage to otaku and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno. More after the jump.

  • Tuesday March 19, 2013
  • Retailers Begin Listing Digital Editions of Vertical Manga

    "7 Billion Needles," "Twin Spica" and "Drops of God" listed for an April 30th release

    Acclaimed publisher Vertical will soon be bringing a selection of titles to digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and Apple iPad. You can now jump on these early and get a preorder discount because Amazon has started listing 7 Billion Needles, Twin Spica and Drops of God for an April 30th release. More after the jump.

  • Saturday March 2, 2013
  • Vertical Licenses Racy "From the New World" Manga

    Josei title "pink" also licensed

    Vertical announced at this week's Genericon that they had licensed the Tooru Oikawa adaptation of Yūsuke Kishi's From the New World. While its based on the same material as the recent anime, its visual presentation tends to be more ecchi or risque. The license of noted josei author Kyoko Okazaki's Pink was also announced. More after the jump.

  • Sunday February 17, 2013
  • Vertical Inc. Licenses Satoshi Kon's "Tropic of the Sea" Manga

    Takahiro Seguchi and Hikari Asada's "Sickness Unto Death" also added

    Before he joined the anime industry, visionary creator Satoshi Kon created manga, the first of which was Kaikisen (Tropic of the Sea). Publisher Vertical Inc. is making sure all of us get a chance to enjoy the late Kon's work by announcing the license of Tropic of the Sea at Katsucon, with the manga hitting shelves in September. Read on for more.

  • Friday October 12, 2012
  • Vertical Manga Licenses Osamu Tezuka's "Twin Knight" and Kyoko Okazaki's "Helter Skelter" Manga

    Two new licenses announced at New York Comic Con

    North American publisher of Japanese printed media Vertical Inc announced at New York Comic Con that they have added two new manga licenses to their catalog - "God of Manga" Osamu Tezuka's Princess Knight follow up Twin Knight and influential josei author Kyoko Okazaki's award winning intense examination of beauty, Helter Skelter. More after the jump.

  • Sunday September 30, 2012
  • Vertical Licenses "Utsubora" Manga

    Omnibus of psychological mystery manga is planned for June 2013

    Japanese printed media publisher Vertical announced at the recent Anime Weekend Atlanta that they have licensed two-volume seinen mystery Utsubora: the Story of a Novelist, by Asumiko Nakamura, a prolific short manga writer who frequently mixes yaoi, gender considerations and psychologically intense subjects. More after the jump.