The trend continues of press releases being tweets these days, which isn’t always the easiest thing to keep up in a sea of tweets. Vertical Comics has revealed a slate of new acquisitions for 2019 with most a solid selection of titles that will be landing as part of the fall 2019 period. While they’re not listed at all retailers just yet, keep your eyes out for:
Bakemonogatari (manga) by NISIOISIN and Oh! Great
From the bestselling novel series by renowned author NISIOISIN, comes the manga adaptation of the MONOGATARI Series with fabulous artwork by manga legend Oh! Great, best known for his manga Tenjho Tenge and Air Gear, as well as the artwork for Biorg Trinity and character designs for Tekken 5, Tekken 6, and Soul Calibur IV.One day, high-school student Koyomi Araragi catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara when she trips. But—much to his surprise—she doesn’t weigh anything. At all. She says an encounter with a so-called “crab” took away all her weight … Monsters have been here since the beginning. Always. Everywhere. On sale October 2019!
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose Resurrection at Nineteen (novel) by Takaya Kagami
Guren Ichinose has sinned. He broke the taboo on human resurrection. He tried to bring back his fallen friends and family with the Seraph of the End experiment. Now humanity once again faces destruction. The only survivors are demons and children. With the human population less than a tenth of what it was, monsters multiply across the earth and vampires hunt humans as prey. But the humans that remain cling on to the hope that the world will be restored.Keeping the knowledge of his crime to himself, Guren Ichinose must take a step forward once more. On sale December 2019!
Hanging High School (Zaregoto Series book #3 novel) by NISIOISIN
The mission is: save the girl! The tragedy I saw at school: in order to get along well with someone you don’t know, there is one promise you have to keep. That is, you must have feelings of friendship towards the other person. In other words, it is not possible to get along well with someone you don’t know. No; to begin with, even the desire to get along with someone you don’t know is a bit off the beaten path, don’t you think?
This June, an honest person who doesn’t like pipe dreams, who physiologically simply cannot allow even one contradiction to stand—namely, me—was dragged by the Most Powerful Entrepreneur In the World, Jun Aikawa, to the renowned private all-girls Sumiyuri Academy. And there was no point in me protesting.
The incident happened at the academy. You could say I was dragged into it, or that I leapt into the whirlpool. Well, whatever you say, however you explain it, there definitely isn’t any meaning in it. Everything that happened, after all, is nothing but nonsense—
The 3rd volume in the popular Zaregoto series, continuing the adventures of “I,” the anonymous Nonsense User. On sale September 2019!
Voices of a Distant Star: Words of Love by Makoto Shinkai and Arata Kanoh
From award winning director Makoto Shinkai, comes a new novel of the romantic science-fiction tale Voices of a Distant Star. This novel gives readers more insight into Mikako and Noboru’s relationship, seeing their true thoughts and intentions, filling in many gaps into things that were previously left unanswered in themanga. Fans of the original series will again be immersed in the beautiful world of Voices of a Distant Star. A must have for Shinkai fans! On sale July 2019!Preorder now!
Colorful Dreams by VOFAN
From VOFAN, the star illustrator of the MONOGATARI Series (novels) written by NISIOISIN, comes a full color artbook of his best personal (noncommercial) works.Previously only published in Taiwan, this new edition will be updated with a brand new cover art, new artwork added and an extended interview with VOFAN.On sale October 2019! Preorder now!
Monogatari Series Box Set Season 2 by NISIOISIN
From the popular MONOGATARI series comes the second season of the novels in a beautiful new box set. The limited edition box set features brand new artwork from VOFAN and some extras. Books included in the special limited edition box set will be:
- Nekomonogatari White
On sale December 2019!