I know there was a post made about a year ago asking for 4500 likes/reblogs to try and possible get the novel "From the New World" licensed. I've been trying to find said post to see what the final numbers were, in hopes that the novel would indeed get translated, but it seems like the post has been deleted. Did it get the required number of notes? As a fan of manga, light novels, and foreign science fiction novels, I want to thank you guys for all you do!
Nope. It fell way way short.
Thanks for the support though. We have many other translated novels for you to read, though. We just released a new one this week - Death & the Flower.
Hello Ed and other Vertical staff! I wanted to let you know the copies of Sickness Unto Death arrived today, packaged safely by Reda Smith. Thank you again for your time. I look forward to receiving my copy of Chi's Sweet Home v11 next month, and hope to see your release of Tonari no Seki-kun available for pre-order soon. ~Nathan Werning
Tomorrow I will begin (and hopefully end) my marathon read of the first 9 volumes of Knights of Sidonia! Too bad I couldn’t get volumes 3 or 4 from the library…but the Internet should sub in for them! I’m quite excited…
Yup. We have the first 10 volumes in stores and eBooks for the first 9 vols.
Is there any chance you guys would release the Nobunaga Concerto manga? There's currently an anime adaption running this season, and while the character models are CG and pretty bad, the story is really interesting. I'd love to see the manga translated.
Sadly that is a Shogakukan title, Viz would have the option for that.
Oh great and powerful Vertical Sempai, I have a request to beg of thee! I have noticed that on occasion you have scored a hit with some of Kodansha's titles such as Demi-Human and I beg of you, in my time of need, would you consider licensing Yamada And The Seven Witches so that it's chapters may find comfort upon my shelves? I have been reading it on Crunchyroll and it is AMAZING!!! Definitely worth your time, oh great one. This one would be most happy if thou would ponder the idea :) take care
Dear Reader, Yup. We are owned by Kodansha…so a large chunk of our books are from them.
While we do not discuss titles that are not licensed, I would recommend saving this suggestion for our next round of license surveys (currently set for after Otakon in August or early September).
Catch up to Fairy Tail anime CHECK Catch up on Fairy Tail manga CHECK Catch up on Naruto manga CHECK Catch up on Shingeki no Kyojin(Attack on Titan) manga CHECK Catch up on Knights of Sidonia anime CHECK Watch first episode of Tokyo Ghoul anime CHECK Read…
Good idea!! We have the first 10 volumes in print now. :)
Catch up to Fairy Tail anime CHECK
Catch up on Fairy Tail manga CHECK
Catch up on Naruto manga CHECK
Catch up on Shingeki no Kyojin(Attack on Titan) manga CHECK
Catch up on Knights of Sidonia anime CHECK
Watch first episode of Tokyo Ghoul anime CHECK
Read final chapter of favorite romance manga PROCRASTINATING
I don’t want it to end, please don’t let it end. My heart hurts, don’t take this away from me.
Maybe you should add “read our publication of the Knights of Sidonia”. ;)
So I just finished watching the first season of Knights Of Sidonia on Netflix and I can easily and confidently say it’s one of the best animes I’ve ever seen. I’m so fucking pumped for season 2 already.
Maybe checking out the manga we publish might be in order while you wait for the next season. :)
Thank you guys so much for bringing us Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin! I'm sure you guys hear it a lot, but if there was anyway to get the licensing to release Choukyuu! Kidou Butouden G Gundam over here, I would throw so much money at you guys, haha.
Hahah! Anything is potentially possible, as long as it is not licensed already.
But please save recommendations for our regular licensing surveys. The next one is scheduled for late August or early September.
I recall reading "Biomega" and giving up near volume 5. I even dismissed "Knights of Sidonia" seeing who the author was. Guess after seeing that the anime is on Netflix and checking out the 1st episode, I'll have to check out manga now too! Also, from my first introduction to Verticle publishing via "7 Billion Needles", and one of my favorite dramas "Flowers of Evil", you guys really know how to cherry pick some solid stuff. Oh, and thank you for "Gundam: The Origen". Top shelf stuff!
Cherry pick? In each of those cases we were ahead of the curve. No cherry-picking, just critical eyes for the good stuff.
Hello! Saw you guys at Anime Expo, I was super happy to get Velveteen and Mandala. Kudos to you guys for publishing quality manga! Anyway, is there a possibility that Bokura no Hikari Club (the prequel to Lychee Light Club) will ever be licensed?
The show starts off as, a teenager is living underground like some sort of mole. Eventually he gets hurt attempting to steal rice. Which seems like a odd thing to produce in a society that can photosynthesis. Even odder is that this seems like a serious crime. Nagate’s rice stealing expedition…