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Manga Spotlight of the Day: CITY vol. 1 – March 2018 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: CITY vol. 1 YEAR: March 2018 (US Release Date) COMPANY: Vertical Comics Story & Art by Keiichi Arawi From Keiichi Arawi, creator of the comedy manga series “Nichijou” (My Ordinary Life) and “Helvetica Standard” comes his most recent work “CITY”. The manga is serialized in Kodansha’s “Morning” publication beginning with issue no. 44. With four graphic novel volumes released in Japan since 2016, the first volume will be released […]

Manga Spotlight of the Day: Flying Witch vol. 2 – June 2017 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Flying Witch vol. 1 YEAR: March 2017 (US Release Date) COMPANY: Vertical Comics Story & Art by Chihiro Ishizuka Chinatsu has been inspired by her cousin Makoto, who is a witch. And now Chinatsu wants to become a witch. But how will her family react? All this and more in Chihiro Ishizuka’s “Flying Witch” vol. 2! What is “Flying Witch” all about? Back in 2012, Chihiro Ishizuka created the […]

Manga Spotlight of the Day: Imperfect Girl vol. 2 – January 2018 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Imperfect Girl vol. 2 YEAR: January 2018 COMPANY: Vertical Comics Written by NISIOISIN Art by Mitsuru Hattori I” has been locked in the closet by his kidnapper “U”.  But while she goes out to school, he manages to find a way to escape the closet.  But as he could easily escape from the apartment, what does “I” discover, when he looks around U’s home. All this and more in […]

Manga Spotlight of the Day: Imperfect Girl vol. 3 – April 2018 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Imperfect Girl vol. 3 YEAR: April 2018 COMPANY: Vertical Comics Written by NISIOISIN Art by Mitsuru Hattori The conclusion of “Imperfect Girl”,  “I” has been locked in the closet by his kidnapper “U”. But while she goes out to school, he manages to find a way to escape the closet. But as he could easily escape from the apartment,  “I” discovers the truth about “U” and what is lurking […]

Manga Book Spotlight of the Day: Moteki Love Strikes! vol. 1 – April 2018 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Moteki Love Strikes! vol. 1 YEAR: April 2018 (USA Release) COMPANY: Viz Media Story & Art by Mitsurou Kubo From Mitsurou Kubo comes the US release of his popular 2008-2010 series “Moteki”. Written and illustrated by Mitsurou Kubo, the manga received an adaptation into a Japanese TV drama in 2010 and a live-action film in 2011. And now it will be released as an omnibus collections feature two volumes […]

Manga Spotlight of the Day: Arakawa Under the Bridge Manga Omnibus – vol. 2 – February 2018 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Arakawa Under the Bridge Manga Omnibus – vol. 2 YEAR: February 18 (US Release) COMPANY: Vertical Comics STORY AND ART BY: Hikaru Nakamura Mangaka Hikaru Nakamura is known for creating unusual but enormously popular stories. Her first was “Arakawa Under the Bridge” which was published by Square Enix from 2004-2015 and her current popular manga is “Saint Young Men” which began back in 2007. In terms of sales, she […]

Manga Spotlight of the Day: Flying Witch vol. 1 – March 2017 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Flying Witch vol. 1 YEAR: March 2017 (US Release Date) COMPANY: Vertical Comics Story & Art by Chihiro Ishizuka Back in 2012, Chihiro Ishizuka created the manga series “Flying Witch”, which was serialized in Kodansha’s manga magazine “Bessatsu Shonen Magazine” and has been collected in five tankobon volumes. An anime adaptation aired in Japan from April through June 2016 and the manga series was released in North America via […]