Momofuku’s stylish beverage director Jordan Salcito is something of a contradiction, and that’s why we tapped her for some eclectic tips on what we should be reading, drinking and putting on our table this spring.
-”The Drops of God, a Japanese manga series, are some of my favorite wine books. They appeal to the fact that we’re all visual learners and it’s so interesting to get a snapshot into what bottles are making waves in other countries.”
Vertical is also proud to announce that art from Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto’s DROPS OF GOD is now featured in the Momofuku Wine Menu at Momofuku’s Ma Peche in NYC! Taste the wines from the manga next time you are in NYC at Ma Peche!
I just got my copy of "Insufficient Direction" I can't for the love of me understand why these types of biographies aren't more popular I think it's awesome getting to visually see the antics of "Double Anno" XD
Well it is mainly cause they don’t really exist that much, even in Japan.
But Fumi Yoshinaga has one in English called Not Love But Delicious Food.
Expect to hear about our most recent acquisition at one of our Spring 2014 cons! We’ll make this one-shot from the late 80’s early 90’s at either AnimeCentral or AnimeNext.
And while this title did not come from our survey, we have gone through the many survey recommendations and are now researching and inquiring on titles from that great list! Many thanks! Expect to hear results from that by AnimeExpo, SDCC or Otakon.
Hi, happy to see what you've done on "What did you eat yesterday" but is there possibility in the future volume that you would use different font. Tekton (i believe that is what you're using) is very distracting for me.
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it is partnering with Fuji TV to stream 21 live-action television series.
Crunchyroll is also planning to stream the 2013 version of Great Teacher Onizuka, which was produced by Fuji TV affiliate Kansai Telecasting. The service previously announced that it will stream the GTO spinoff mini-series GTO in Taiwan (pictured above).
Woohoo!! So who is up to watching the GTO drama?
(Hoping this could maybe help turn around sales for GTO 14 Days.)
Hello Vertical team, I may be getting ahead of myself but since I am loving the releases of Gundam The Origin (I have volumes 1 through 4 and will be ordering #5 very soon) I was wondering if there are any possibilities of more Gundam related releases in the future? I personally would love to see for example: Crossbone Gundam get an English release (or anything UC Gundam really), I just wanted to ask, and to thank you guys for bringing Gundam The Origin to the fans.
Who knows what the future will bring?!
Also if you have suggestions follow us and chime in when we have our licensing surveys. We do not respond to license requests here normally, outside of maybe privately looking into titles we’ve never heard of. (And we’ve heard of Crossbone. :) )
I have a question. For manga, a license rescue when a publisher picks up a multi-volume series that got dropped by another publisher for some reason right? What if it's just a single-volume story? Like Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san by Kunihiko Tanaka for example, which according to what I read is a single volume story picked up and already released by Infinity Studios a few years ago but they shut down in time? Does that fall under a license rescue if another publisher picks it up?
The term rescue is a “fan term”. It isn’t used by the industry as a whole. I even had to explain it to my bosses as they were completely unaware of the term and its meaning. And in Japan it has no meaning.
We call it a re-issue under all circumstances and they are treated as such by more financial savvy vendors (generally with a very critical eye).
So, I guess it would. But honestly you as a fan would know better.
Hi Vertical. I loved you guys from the start with Black Jack and MW. Hopefully I'm not reiterating a question, but have you guys looked into licensing Renaissance Yoshida's work? I can understand how it can be difficult, but I was wondering if you have looked into it before.
Nope. Cannot say Yoshida has ever come up before. We do not publish BL, so we rarely look into that realm. And while Yoshida has done some shorts with Ohta Books, their editors haven’t suggested anything from Yoshida to us yet.
Web page update for Knights of Sidonia (#sidonia_anime) features all the trailers made public but now has Japanese TV broadcast information.
(All Times JPT)
MBS - April 11 at 1:33am TBS - April 12 at 2:10am CBC - April 12 at 2:45am BS-TBS - April 14 at 12:00am AT-X - April 22 at 11:00pm
Japanese NET Broadcasts:
Bandai Channel - April 13 from 12:00pm GyaO - April 13 from 12:00pm Rakuten’s showtime - April 14 from 12:00pm VideoMarket - April 14 from 12:00pm docomo’s Anime Store - April 14 from 12:00pm niconico - April 14 from 10:00pm
Hello! My friend just came over this evening with a sparkling new copy of Insufficient Direction and I in exhange showed him the Groundworks of Evangelion 3.0 book, heh! We're obviously both huge Eva fans and I just wanted to thank you for translating this gem about the Anno household. The book made me laugh way more than expected and the interview at the end offered a fresh perspective on the director I curse and admire the most. Will be recommending this comic to my readers soon!
Cool! Thanks for the kind words.
Moyoco Anno will be coming to North America next month. So if you happen to be around the areas where she will be touring, please pass on by to say hi.