Here is a sneak peek at Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 1 by Hajime Isayama; story by Ryo Suzukaze; Art by Satoshi Shiki, out both in print and digital today, 3/11/2014!!
A CHILD OF CARNAGE
Cut alive from his mother’s womb after she had been eaten by a rampaging Titan, Kuklo has spent his life in chains as a freakish curiosity and a feared abomination. Eventually the boy they call the “Titan’s son” finds himself sold to wealthy merchant Dario Inocencio as a plaything for his cruel and ambitious son Xavi. Kuklo knows nothing but abuse and neglect, but help may come from the most unexpected place…
And don’t forget the original novel due from Vertical this Fall!!
Here’s a preview for My Little Monster 1 by Robico! Out in print and digitally today, 3/11/2014!
Shizuku Mizutani is a overachiever who only looks out for herself, currently only concerned with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Shizuku is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Shizuku, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!
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I'm out of the loop, what's the problem with Shogakukan?
Heh… I am certain this has to be a joke, since three of the last 4 asks have basically been about the same question, but…
Shogakukan are exclusively distributed in English through Viz Media…which also happens to be their US branch. Shogakukan is Viz!!
I recently heard you express interest in publishing the Patlabor manga on an episode of ANNCast. Is it just a thing that won't happen unless hell freezes over since it's a Shogakukan title, or is there actually some hope for it? Just wanted to express my interest on the topic. Also, great work with Origin as usual.
Yup Shogakukan is completely out of our reach. To be honest, I personally was contacted by HeadGear about publishing PatLabor a few years ago but once I mentioned Shogakukan’s situation with Viz they stopped all communication.
So nope, as I mentioned in the ANNcast, Vertical will never publish it. Zac and that person on twitter were asking me a hypothetical set in a perfect world where exclusivity issues do not exist and vanity projects were feasible.