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.


Tropic of the Sea tells the tale of the sea town of Amide, home to the legend of a pact between local priests and people of the sea that has ensured prosperous fishing for as long as anyone can remember. Things begin to change as the legend attracts media and property developers, some doubt the existence of the sea people, and the pact threatens to unravel. 


Kon's manga was originally serialized in Kodansha's Young Magazine in 1990. 



Vertical also announced the addition of Takahiro Seguchi and Hikari Asada's Sickness Unto Death, which will be published in two volumes starting in October. The story centers on Futaba Kazuma's first patient, Emiru, who suffers from despair. Things are far from normal, and the problem appears to run much deeper and with bizarre, eerie effects, making Kazuma's attempt to save her that much more crucial. 



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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