Category Archives: Manga New Licensing Announcement

UPDATE 11/22: Our Anime NYC 2019 recap w/ announcements + VOFAN highlights!

Our Anime NYC Recap Part 1: VOFAN!

This year at Anime NYC, Vertical was proud to welcome renowned Taiwanese artist VOFAN for his first trip to the largest city in America—New York City!  Know as the "Magician of Light from Taiwan," VOFAN has drawn characters for game magazines, light novels, and is best known as the star illustrator of the MONOGATARI series novels written by NISIOISIN. To celebrate the launch of his newly remastered art book, Read More »

UPDATED 11/20: New simulpubs HERO’S and The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm!

Leave it to scientific advancements to save the day! Thanks to simulpub technology, we're releasing the latest chapters of HERO'S—Hiro Mashima's brand-new all-star manga crossover—and The Ghost in The Shell: The Human Algorithm the same day and time they hit newsstands in Japan! HERO'S Chapter 1-6 are now available for purchase and download on comiXology and Kindle and Read More »

Fine wine, fine manga: The Drops of God Volumes 1-11 now out from comiXology Originals!

The word's greatest wine manga continues! Kodansha Comics and ComiXology Originals are pleased to announce they're completing the internationally renowned wine manga The Drops of God in English for the very first time. Volumes 1-11 debut October 14 and can be read digitally as part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content—available for purchase only on Kind [...]

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More MONOGATARI ebooks now available! 9 more titles added October 8

Last June, we announced 6 novels from NISIOISIN’s legendary MONOGATARI series from Vertical  (and featuring the awe-inspiring cover art and illustrations of Taiwanese illustrator VOFAN) were finally available as ebooks. And now we're here to announce we've got 9 more MONOGATARI novels available as ebooks starting today October 8! You can buy them from our digital retail partners Apple Books, BookWalker, Google Play, Kindle, and Kobo! If you know the MONOGATARI series from its anime, this is the one true way to dive deep into the original stories of the peculiar [...]

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The epic team-up between NISIOISIN and Oh!great—BAKEMONOGATARI—is here! Volume 1 on sale October 1!

The ultimate writer-artist manga team-up is finally here—with Vertical's highly anticipated release of the BAKEMONOGATARI manga by Japan's #1 literary phenom NISIOISIN and manga giant Oh!great! Volume 1 goes on sale October 1 and represents a unique collaboration by the legendary novelist of the MONOGATARI series and the lauded artist of Air Gear and Tenjo Tenge. One of the most exciting young novelists in Japan today, NISIOISIN is best known in the West for his literary adaptation of the Death Note manga and his bestsellin [...]

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Digital-first debuts for September/October: Fairy Tail and Cells at Work spinoffs!

What's goin' on here?! Happy starring in his own series at last? Lucy now a ... policewoman?! Those industrious erythroblasts in your body ... slacking off? And the Squad Leader of the Killer T Cells looking for a personality makeover?! Not a dream! Not an alternate reality (well, maybe)! With the recent debuts of Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest and Cells at Work! Code Black, just last week, it does seem like there's no better time to dive yet even deeper into some of your favorite fantasy-manga series! That's right, for our digital-first debuts in September/October we've got a new Fairy Tail or Cells [...]

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Time for manga drama! All of MARS and You’re My Pet now out on comiXology Originals

The return of two all-time romance manga classics! Ready for some ... drama? ComiXology Originals and Kodansha Comics today revive a pair of all-time fan favorites: Fuyumi Soryo's high-school psychodrama MARS, featuring even more twists and turns then you probably remember, and Yayoi Ogawa's You're My Pet (first released as Tramps Like Us, but now back with its original title), fondly remembered for its sharp portrayal of one of the most remarkable female protagonists in manga history. As part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive content, all 15 volumes of MARS and all 14 volumes of You're My Pet feature new covers and are now ava [...]

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