HI there! I'm wondering...Have you guys thought of translating/licensing Mini Vanguard?? CFV's 4koma manga??
I wasn’t aware those comics existed. Maybe we’ll check them out once the original manga launches and we start to evaluate demand for the property.
Shin Sekai Yori Vol.5
Ohh!! The cover for volume 5 of the Japanese edition is now live. Nice!
The Agency of Cultural Affairs just released their list of award-winning and jury-selected manga for the 17th Annual Japan Media Arts Festival. While there are several selections that are already licensed (like Flowers of Evil!), there are also plenty that have yet to be licensed in North America. Is Vertical interested in any of the winners/selections that they might not have been interested in before?
To answer your question - No.
Awards in Japan do not change our opinions for acquisitions; as quality tend to be quality whether or not it is recognized by trophies or prizes. So we already were interested in the books we were interested in before the award.
That said, that list does feature a few titles we have looked at in the past. But at this time we cannot speak of any of them outside of our previously announced titles - Flowers of Evil and Knights of Sidonia.
You think Vertical will ever release ACCA 13 by natsume ono? It looks so much cooler than her recent series!!
Sorry to sound like a broken record but…We have no plans at this time.
Me, personally, I don’t think I would pursue a title like this for Vertical. At this time I don’t see this fitting into our catalog. But this is a SquareEnix title, so who knows, maybe Yen Press will give it a shot.