Vertical and One Peace Books announce new licenses

Wow! The first volume of Sailor Moon Short Stories tops the New York Times manga best seller list, and four volumes of Attack on Titan make the top ten as well.

There were two new license announcements at the Vertical panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta this past weekend, and one is a manga: They will publish Tetsuya Tsutui’s Prophecy (Yokokuhan), a story about the Tokyo police department’s cyber crime unit pursuing an arsonist. The other announcement was Shinobu Hashimoto’s novel Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I.

Here’s another new license, from the small independent manga publisher One Peace Books: Takashi Ikeda’s yuri manga Whispered Words.

Erica Friedman rounds up the week’s yuri news in the latest edition of Yuri News Network at Okazu.

Lori Henderson discusses this week’s new print and digital releases and the first two volumes of Cross Manage in her latest Manga Dome podcast at Manga Xanadu.

Ryan Holmberg explores the origins of the name “Garo,” which was the title of an indy manga magazine in the 1960s.

News from Japan: Honey and Clover creator Chika Umino is putting her current series, March comes in like a lion, on hiatus while she undergoes hospitalization and surgery for an undisclosed condition. Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! is coming to an end. And is this something we should be watching? Miki Yoshikawa’s body-swapping manga Yamadakun to Nananin no Majo has sold 2 million copies.


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