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.
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.
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.
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.
Vertical announced a pair of new manga licenses at this weekend's Otakon anime convention. Gundam designer/manga artist Yoshikazu Yasuhiko retelling of the One Year War, Gundam: The Origin will be released in special editions starting next year. Meanwhile, Mitsuhisa Kuji's violent historical manga Wolf's Mouth: Wolfsmund will be released in July 2013. More after the jump.
At Anime Boston, Vertical Inc. added a big title of the "Josei phase of manga evolution!!" New omnibus collections of Ai Yazawa's Paradise Kiss are planned for a fall release. More after the jump.
Vertical Inc.'s lineup continues to grow. The publisher had a couple of new announcements at its New York Anime Fest panel, including Moyoco Anno's Sakuran, and the Makoto Shinkai-penned 5 Centimeters Per Second manga. More after the jump.
Verical has posted the cover for their release of Osamu Tezuka's Book of Humanoid Insect (also known asHuman Metamorphosis) on their facebook page. The 368 page omnibus is scheduled to be released on July 12 for $21.95.