nothing956 asked: Since you said Bradherley no Basha was too explicit, how about Beageruta (ベアゲルター)?
jimhemmingfield asked: Hi Vertical, Just wondered, are you still planning on releasing the follow up to Lychee Light Club? Also, would you be interested in any of Furuya's earlier works like Suicide Circle or Garden? I guess Garden would classify as short stories so that's probably out of the question... Obviously it would be great to see a full release of Palepoli but not sure if that would sell well. Maybe...
kenshiki asked: It took me a while to find the courage to ask since you are getting so many licensing questions already, but do you consider licensing more of Usamaru Furuya's works, such as :51 Ways to Save My Girlfriend" or "The Music of Marie" in the future?
gosroth asked: Any interest in picking up the awesome space opera novels Banner of the Stars by Hiroyuki Morioka? Tokyopop had released the prequel novels Crest of the Stars in it's entirety but I don't think they ever acquired the license for Banner of the Stars.
seizeitfairness asked: Sorry if you've posted this somewhere before, but I can't seem to find it; Could you give us an idea of what bonus materials will be in Gundam the Origin volume 2? I really liked the essays in volume 1!
the-goddamn-macbatman asked: Hi Vertical. Was there any series you nearly managed to get, but couldn't at the last minute? Thanks ahead of time.
toireto asked: How are the chances of shinsekai yori's translation coming along?
multimediaotakugal asked: I read some where the you guys are going to be taking on some more “mainstream” titles & other genres. In that case... May I humbly suggest Vassalord? The intricate plot, interwoven chara with various religions, myths, and historical figures referenced throughout. There’s more to it than meets the eye... Or would you maybe perhaps consider *any* of Nanae Chrono’s works?...
frenzyquotes asked: Congrats, Sidonia no Kishi is getting an anime adaptation!
kikin0083 asked: How many copies of Gundam: The Origin have sold so far?
License Window Open!! - read notes -
Only taking one-shots this time. Remember no Shueisha, Shogakukan or Akita Shoten. No short-story collections. What does change here though… We will take classic works. But more recent works will always take priority. As always, this is a suggestion window and not a popularity contest. Send in your suggestions through responses of this post or on twitter/facebook. Max of 3 suggestions...
fantastico-francesca asked: What is the time & day of Vertical's anime central panel, this weekend?
Letters to the Marketer - Chewy, Fresh & Decadent...
Sorry I didn’t chime in yesterday. As we are going to Chicago for AnimeCentral this week I’ve got a lot on my plate to wrap up before Thursday. And honestly, I should possibly be rushing out to get a few things done but I’ll keep this relatively short… If you have followed the tumbl, we’ve had an interesting week with your ASKs. A couple nice compliments and a couple...
hoggsbison asked: Hi Vertical. Can you tell me what the deal is with Unico? Thanks!
tiagocostax asked: Just a few more licensing requesting. How about Haganai esque manga with anime's to start or that already aired not too long ago. Namely Kokoro Connect, My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong as I Expected. Or a cool romance like Horimiyan or even something like Noragami (even if I'd prefer Akame ga kill!). Thanks for the attention.
exiakaiser asked: To Vertical Inc. What the Hell?!? I thought you would be willing to get some more publicity with the Toku-fans. If you ran Kamen Rider Spirits, you would not only get a lot of money, but you would be responsible for the rebirth of the US Kamen Rider series. Seriously, Why is this not a priority series?
world-endumbrella asked: I was just wondering, out of curiosity, how long does it typically take for you guys to translate a novel and have it ready for publishing? Thanks for all of your continuous hard work. I really appreciate the effort you put into making these amazing pieces of work accessible to the Western audience, thanks again!~
seantohara asked: With all the love for Flowers of Evil right now, is there any chance for Oshimi's other series? I'm particularly interested in Drifting Net Cafe, which would technically be a license rescue, but it was published on JManga so (A) hardly anyone read it, (B) those who did no longer have access to it, and (C) they only put out one volume before going under.
newtypelady asked: Are you coming to Anime Boston? I know there was a chance of it...
bobharrismaru asked: Interested in purchasing Flowers of Evil. Is it flipped or right-to-left (I know certain Vertical offerings have been flipped before and I'm unaware if that's their standard). Are sound effects edited to English? Regarding volume 5 - my main question - was there any kind of censorship to the artwork?
smashingnirvana asked: Any chance for more Jiro Matsumoto titles?
seanrm asked: I am a huge fan of your work on the Tezuka manga you have released, as well as the Gundam ORIGIN release. Is there any chance of some of Shotaro Ishinomori's or Go Nagai's works being picked up by you in the future? I am particularly interested in Ishinomori's work, as some of it is available in English in digital format, but not in physical copies I can keep on my shelf and re-read...
tiagocostax asked: Just asking for a couple of titles. Akame ga Kiru! pretty straightforward action title, never a dull moment. Author: Takahiro (タカヒロ) Artist: TASHIRO Tetsuya. The other one is Abnormal-kei Joshi by SANADA Eleven. thanks the attention.
smashingnirvana asked: Any chance for akame ga kiru or Teppuu to get licensed?
celebistar asked: This is less of a question and more of a shout-out; if it weren't for you guys, I would've never considered reading any of Tezuka's works, or the eclectic world that is modern Japanese novels. So, thank you Veritcal, for making an effort to introduce these titles to us. (I need to go on a Vertical buying-spree soon...)
sadcoelacanth asked: This has been a burning question that I don't know if we've gotten a conclusive answer to yet: what are the chances of licensing anything by Nobuyuki Fukumoto? I know that his most famous works like Kaiji and Akagi are a no go for many reasons, but there are still a few that might fit your criteria, like Zero, Buraiden Gai, and even his collaborations with Kaiji Kawaguchi.
Meet the Cast of the Live Action adaptation of... →
Hmm, I wonder how this will turn out. Definitely a series built for live action.
Words of Widsom
blackmagiccannotcrosswater: if you don’t like aku no hana then i don’t like you
Intern V-Log: Flowers Of Evil Episode 5 Review
Episode five of The Flowers Of Evil gets off to an interesting start. Kasuga and Saeki are aimlessly walking around their little town on their date. Unsurprisingly, Kasuga is absolutely nervous, not only because he’s on a date with the beautiful girl of his dreams, but also because he’s her gym clothes underneath his clothing. Not only that, Nakamura, the girl who forced him into said...
liberamefromhell: It’s been a really long time since I’ve read manga I think like the last time I read one (before Flowers of Evil) was maybe soph year??? I read Flowers of Evil in 1.5 days. I miss reading manga so much. I love love watching anime but that feeling of reading a good manga is just vfdnsjgfsjdl too. Like I woke up at fucking 5 and knocked out 5 chapters. I FELL ASLEEP READING...
amours: if you’re watching the Flowers of Evil anime but you’re not reading the manga you are missing out, the art in the manga is beautiful and you can actually tell what facial expression they’re going to pull. the storyline is also crazy and i doubt they’ll be able to fit it all into the show since they took like 5 episodes to finish the first 2 chapters Great point! We have printed up to...
The Flowers of Evil Vol 5 - Review - ANN →
ANN reviews Flowers of Evil 5. What are your thoughts?