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Manga Spotlight of the Day: My Neighbor Seki vol. 10 – January 2018 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: My Neighbor Seki (Tonari no Seki-kun) YEAR: January 2018 (US Release) COMPANY: Vertical Comics Story and Art by Takuma Morishige In 2010, a one-shot of “Tonari no Seki-kun” (My Neighbor Seki) was published and months later, the manga would become serialized in Media Factory’s Comic Flapper Magazine. With a total of nine tankobon volumes printed , a 21-episode anime series having aired in Japan in 2014 and a live-action […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Imperfect Girl vol. 1 – October 2017 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Imperfect Girl vol. 1ue #9 YEAR: October 2017 COMPANY: Vertical Comics Written by NISIOISIN Art by Mitsuru Hattori   Nisioisin is a well-known manga writer and novelist. Best known for his “Monogatari” novels, he already has created many series such as “Zaregoto”, “Ningen”, “Sekai”, “Densetsu”, “Boukyaku Tantei” to name a few. In 2016, Nisioisin collaborated with Mitsuru Hattori (best known for “Concerto”) for “Imperfect Girl” which was featured in […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin vol. 10 – June 2015 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin vol. 10 YEAR:  June 2015 (US Release) COMPANY: Vertical Comics Written and Illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko Original Story by Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate Mechanical Design by Kunio Okawara In 2001, a retelling of the popular Kidou Senshi Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam) series was created. Written and illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the series was released first in America by Viz in 12 volumes but […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers vol. 1 – September 2017

TITLE: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers vol. 1 YEAR: September 2017 COMPANY: Vertical Comics Writer: Katsuyuki Sumizawa Artist: Tomofumi Ogasawara It was back in 1995 when an anime series titled “Shin Kido Senki Gundam Wing” aired in Japan. The sixth installment in the “Gundam” franchise, it was a series that took place in the “After Colony” timeline. A different setting and an alternate universe than […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: She and Her Cat – August 2017 (Vertical Comics)

TITLE: She and Her Cat YEAR: August 2017 (US Release) COMPANY: Vertical Comics Written by Makoto Shinkai Art by Tsubasa Yamaguchi Just the mere mention of Makoto Shinkai’s name and fans of his work go crazy. The former Falcom graphic designer, who took the anime industry by storm back in 2001 when he released his anime OVA titled “Voices of a Distant Star”, which he created on his Power Mac […]