At latest weekend's Anime Central event, North American publisher Vertical announced release plans for NISIOISIN's Nekomonogatari, the fourth part of the Monogatari series - the sixth and seventh books overall. Its "Black" is the final book of the first season and "White" is the first book of the second. Along with this, they also announced new plans for a Flowers of Evil omnibus collection of Shūzō Oshimi's 2009-2014 manga.
This weekend, Vertical announced that they have licensed Nisio Isin's Bakemonogatari modern folklore mystery novels, set to be released starting in December 2016. They previously released prequel Kizumonogatari. Additionally Vertical Comics announced three manga licenses. More after the jump.
Vertical announced some new plans at this weekend's New York Comic Con, including a fresh media format. The publisher aims to start releasing audio light novels—complete with voice acting, music, and sound effects—through digital distribution in spring 2016. Specific titles weren't announced. Hit the jump for more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.