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I'll definitely be buying 'Danza' after being impressed by 'not simple' and 'House of Five Leaves'.
If you enjoyed Not Simple and House of Five Leaves be sure to read Ristorante Paradiso. That is actually my favorite Ono Natsume manga.
Drawn & Quarterly has licensed Mizuki Shigeru's shounen classic Gegege no Kitaro, with volume one tentatively scheduled for February 13, 2013.
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I've only ever read the few chapters Happy Scans released, all of which I enjoyed. I'm curious if they will treat Hakaba as part of Gegege and begin there.
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Vertical has licensed Nihei's Knight's of Sidonia, with a tentative drop date of February 5, 2013. Ed Chavez has been talking about licensing a new, sci-fi series for months, on Twitter. I came so close to guessing it https://twitter.com/Kaiten1978/statu...52442113871874
I always thought that vertical was like part of kodansha usa, with a more alternative catalogue but it seems they took this one from them lol and are open to license things from other publishers as well. which is cool, they normally choose good stuff.
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This is really good news. I've got like 5 news series on my to buy list for this fall/winter/new years. Not very good news for my finances though. I guess it helps that Cross Game ends next month, so I can replace it with Attack on Titan, and I think 20th Century Boys ends next February, just in time for me to replace it with Knights of Sidonia.
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After reading some recent Tweets it seems that Vertical wants to escape the perception of being a "niche", "alternative" publisher. Easier said than done when you license Lychee Hikari Club and Velveteen & Mandala. Don't be surprised to hear that they have licensed some mainstream shoujo in the near future. They also seem to want to get away from licensing classics, so don't expect Blame! any time soon. Or anything old, aside from Tezuka.
I was actually the one asking for blame! They seem interested in stuff like chihayafuru or saki. More yen press/ seven seas style in my eyes.
I asked for Choujin Gakuen, Ran to Haiiro no Sekai, YKK , and the Emanon series. I got a "no" for YKK and Emanon, but didn't get an answer for Choujin Gakuen or Ran to Haiiro no Sekai.
I'm personally fine if Vertical wants to change directions. I like mainstream stuff. I like niche/alternative stuff. There is interesting manga from both categories. Actually, I'm more likely to buy stuff that leans toward mainstream. I like weird and alternative manga, but not too weird.
He told that they are interested in Moteki when I asked for Again!! (I got a no), besides that a good lot of no's and that btooom is licensed by someone else (they also wanted it, it seems).
Chihaya is one of my favorite manga's, I'd love for it to be licensed. It would make a lot of sense for Vertical, it would fit in well with titles like Drops of God. Saki seems like something they should leave to Yen Press.
I'm curious about Coppelion, before the earthquake it seemed to be a manga on the rise. All it takes is one fan at either US branch. If you are on Twitter suggest it to @Vertical_Ed. I'm hoping someone is interested in the Emanon manga, even if it is one of the smaller, alternative publishers. I'd also like to see the novels translated into English.