While we have plenty of Buddha 1 (trade paperback) in stock, to prepare for the holidays Vertical is going to reprint this award-winning book for the 6th time! If you haven’t experienced this manga masterpiece, right now might be a good time to give it a try.
Buddha is currently available through Right Stuf, Amazon and BN.com.
Part 1 of Princess Knight at Japan Expo 2013!
If you haven’t checked out the amazingly cute and funny classic Manga リボンの騎士 / Princess Knight by Osamu Tezuka you’re missing out! The 3 books are available in English thank to Vertical Inc and are a real steal for beautiful, whimsical piece of manga history. The Right Stuf and Nozomi have also gone through great great difficulty to collect and restore the animation/english dub from the 1970s and you can even watch a bit of the dub online for free from the official Nozomi channel on Youtube!
I had always been into the story of this young *very Disney-esque Princess who was raised as a Prince. Just like Utena and Oscar, I feel drawn to those types of Heroines. But I hadn’t had the opportunity to read the manga until just last year. I fell so much in love with all the character and the whimsy, though it’s not my ultimate favorite Tezuka work (how can you pick?!) It’s was just such a fun experience making this outfit. I originally intended to wear it for Mickey’s Halloween, so I made it extra pretty and Disney style so that I can bow to all the Park Princesses :D I may not go this year but someday I’ll bring Sapphire to the Magic Kingdom <3
I debuted this at Japan Expo 2013 and had a lovely time in the masquerade and being flagged down by Japanese, French, and Spanish-speaking fans for photos. more on that later. For now, my favorite photos so far!