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May 27, 2016


New Acquisition


Last weekend at Chicago's Anime Central, Vertical announced the acquisition of their newest manga license - Flying Witch.


Chihiro Ishizuka's slice of life comedy set in Akita, Japan, covers the day to day life of a young aspiring witch and her young relatives. Vertical will launch this thoughtful and charming comedy in 2017. Stay tuned to the Vertical newsletter for more information and preorder links.



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Author:
Tsutomu Nihei


MSRP:
$34.95


BLAME!






In the future, there is a city grown so massive that people no longer recall what “land” is. Within this megastructure the stoic Kyrii is looking for the Net Terminal Gene—a genetic mutation that allowed humans to access the NetSphere.


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Devils' Line

Volume 3





Anzai grapples with Lee's bombshell—that drinking human blood can have regenerative powers on devils. Meanwhile, Zero Seven, faces the consequences of her rebellion as Zero Two works to tie up loose ends from the Ikebukuro incident...




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    Witchcraft Works

    Volume 1


    Honoka Takamiya is an average student.


    Ayaka Kagari, on the other hand is the class "Princess". This average joe would then be saved, like a Princess by none other than Ayaka Kagari... a witch!


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    The Garden of Words



    Can a poem save your life?


    Words are powerful. Insults and rumors can derail a career; a bit of encouragement can give someone the strength to pursue their dreams.


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    Prophecy

    Volume 1



    A newspaper-masked vigilante who broadcasts his acts of vengeance before committing them.


    A newly-formed police division tackling the new frontier of internet-based crime.


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  • Witchcraft Works

    Volume 2


    So far Honoka has been your typical clueless rom-com lead, but the teen is also at the core of a grand power struggle betweens witches and is also completely unaware of his place within this increasingly tense war amongst magic users.


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    My Neighbor Seki

    Volume 1


    Toshinari Seki takes goofing off to new heights.


    Every day, on or around his school desk, he masterfully creates his own little worlds of wonder, often hidden to most of his classmates.


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  • Prophecy

    Volume 2



    As Paperboy starts to issue video warnings of crimes they plan to commit against ever-larger targets of internet outrage, Lt. Yoshino attempts to get one step ahead of the newspaper-masked terrorist group.


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  • Witchcraft Works

    Volume 3


    Before meeting Ayaka, Honoka's concerns were ordinary at best. Now, he is at the core of an epic battle. But what may be more troubling to the young man is realizing that almost every facet of his life revolves around magic users.


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  • Prophecy

    Volume 3


    The members of Paperboy gather to prepare to carry out their next act of vengeance against a hypocritical politician. But the guilty conscience of one of the co-conspirators leads him to tip off the police...


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  • My Neighbor Seki

    Volume 2




    Every day is a new surprise at the back of Rumi Yokoi’s class. While she is consistently inconvenienced by her neighbor Seki, at least he hasn’t been caught...or so she thought.


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  • Witchcraft Works

    Volume 4

    Ayaka Kagari is anything but an average high schooler. But why is she so devoted to her “Princess” Takamiya? After so many battles, we are treated to a glimpse of Ayaka’s past hinting at just how long she’s been hot for Takamiya.


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    Dream Fossil:

    The Complete Stories of Satoshi Kon


    Dream Fossil is a collection of 15 short manga stories by the late Satoshi Kon, plus an interview with Kon’s frequent collaborator, the musician Susumu Hirasawa.



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  • Witchcraft Works

    Volume 5

    When the Togetsu Academy's chairwoman is captured by a power hungry Tower Witch the school's young witches go into defensive mode to keep their city safe. Meanwhile, Akaya and Honoka have a different plan for how to best protect their town.


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    A Sky Longing for Memories:

    The Art of Makoto Shinkai


    Featuring art created by the beloved director, this full-color art book is packed with art from the many movies he directed.







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  • My Neighbor Seki

    Volume 3





    After putting up with so many distractions from her classroom neighbor Seki, Rumi Yokoi quietly begins to assert her will on a number of Seki's games.


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    The Complete Chi's Sweet Home

    Part 1





    Collects the first three volumes of this hit series and includes never before translated comics in a new larger trim size!



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  • Witchcraft Works

    Volume 6

    The whole town is currently under siege, and the school is at the epicenter of this disaster. Now Honoka and Ayaka have to muster all of their strength to overcome what has been their most confounding foe yet.


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  • My Neighbor Seki

    Volume 4


    Yokoi can’t seem to stop Seki’s increasingly creative contraptions from grabbing her attention and making her own imagination wander away in the middle of class... and find herself in a very unexpected place...


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    Tokyo ESP

    Volume 1


    Rinka Urushiba’s world is turned upside down when she wakes up one day-after falling right through the floor. Along with the encouragement from another ESPer, is Rinka’s destiny to become a hero of justice...?


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  • Witchcraft Works

    Volume 7




    With the battle with Weekend over, Honoka and Ayaka head out of town in search of the truth behind their unique bond and to uncover the secrets of their past.


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    Ninja Slayer

    Part 1:
    Machine of Vengeance


    Within Neo-Saitama lurks the deadliest criminal force known to humanity... Ninjas! A force known as Ninja Slayer is determined to rid this world of Ninjas, and will go through heaven or hell to do so!


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  • My Neighbor Seki

    Volume 5



    Seki, Rumi and the rest are on a school trip. But even with so much to see and do, Seki continues to look for ways to goof around. Rumi is not going to miss the opportunity to keep him in check...


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  • Tokyo ESP

    Volume 2



    As Murasaki wrestles with how to effectively use her newfound powers, Rinka and Kyotaro continue to train with the wise Youdani, who introduces a boy with a unique type of precognition...


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  • Witchcraft Works

    Volume 8


    A quick trip to the Kagari estate reveals many secrets of Ayaka and Honoka’s past. But even after discovering all this, what use is this information to them? And why does it point to Honoka’s mother and her mysterious scar?


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  • Ninja Slayer

    Part 2:
    Last Girl Standing (Ichi)



    Koki Yamoto discovers that she is a she-ninja after witnessing a tragic event. Now she must control her previously suppressed power, while protecting herself and her friends...


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    A Girl on the Shore



    When Koume and Keisuke’s relationship begins to take shape, it is apparent that they are both searching for something. Their lives are going to change. And this will all transpire before high school exams!


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  • My Neighbor Seki

    Volume 6


    Seki’s complicated games manage to distract Rumi… even when he’s absent from school. Not only does Seki rewrite history, he performs surgery (on stuffed animals), while Rumi focuses on saving the earth itself…


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  • The Complete Chi's Sweet Home

    Part 2


    The Purrfect Presentation! Collected in a 3-volume omnibus, Konami Kanata’s Chi’s Sweet Home is once again shattering all expectations and taking the comics industry by storm.


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  • Tokyo ESP

    Volume 3




    Rinka is targeted by The Professor’s minions at school. And get a glimpse of The Professor’s past and the true nature of the stone that creates the glowing fish...


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    Fuku Fuku Kitten Tales

    Volume 1



    From the author of the New York Times manga best seller Chi’s Sweet Home.Join FukuFuku on her journey and rediscover the world from a tiny cat’s point of view.


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  • Ninja Slayer

    Part 3:
    Last Girl Standing (2)




    Two high school youths are in the Soukai Syndicate’s sights but their head hunting might be for naught, for wherever ninjas lurk, Ninja Slayer awaits.


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  • My Neighbor Seki

    Volume 7



    Seki Claus doesn’t care if you are naughty or nice, cause he’ll be making a stop in his classroom to quietly make reindeer games. But if Rumi Yokoi gets her holiday wish he might get caught in the process.


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    Mysterious Girlfriend X

    Volume 1


    In this surprising, sweet twist on a high school romance, Akira Tsubaki spontaneously reaches out to taste transfer student Mikoto Urabe's drool one day and then things start getting really strange...


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    Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

    Volume 1


    In this just-surreal-enough take on the “school genre”, a group of friends (including a robot built by a child professor) grapple with all sorts of unexpected situations in their daily lives as high schoolers.


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  • Tokyo ESP

    Volume 4


    Nearly a year and a half after the battle with The Professor, 20% of the population are now superhumans. Among them is one Ren Jomaku, a girl who can create blocks of ice—and perhaps something much darker...


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  • Ninja Slayer

    Part 4:
    Atrocity in Neo-Saitama


    With rumors swirling across Neo Saitama of Ninja Slayer’s death, there is word of another ninja hunter! Is this masked man a ninja? Is he a renegade yakuza? Or could he be a cyborg developed by the NSPD?


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    The Gods Lie.




    Natsuru Nanao, a 6th grader who lives alone with his mother, strikes up an unlikely friendship with the reserved and driven Rio Suzumura, where a dark secret threatens to upend their fragile happiness.


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  • Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

    Volume 2



    Keiichi Arawi continues to give the daily lives of this cast of characters just an extra twist of absurd surrealism, creating unexpected hilarity and new insights into high school life.


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    To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

    Volume 1

    During a civil war, the Northerners used dark arts to create monstrous super-soldiers—Incarnates. With the war over, those Sacred Beasts must learn how to live in a peaceful society, or face death at the hands of a Beast Hunter...

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    Devils' Line

    Volume 1


    Tsukasa is rescued from an attack by Anzai, a half-devil who is a member of special force that specializes in devil-related crime in Tokyo. The two forge a tentative bond—one Anzai fears will test his rule of never drinking human blood...

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  • Tokyo ESP

    Volume 5



    The missing Rinka arrives to stop a terrorist organization threatening Tokyo. But where has she been that whole time? And what had she been doing? The truth is darker than anyone could imagine...

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  • Mysterious Girlfriend X

    Volume 2

    Tsubaki and Urabe’s unusual relationship continues to grow and change as the two learn both mysterious and mundane things about each other. Then Tsubaki discovers a popular idol who bears an uncanny resemblance to Urabe?!

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  • Ninja Slayer

    Part 5:
    One Minute Before the Tanuki

    The cyber-punk world of Neo Saitama is all sorts of bio-technologies. And as Ninja Slayer will soon witness, not even the internet is immune to the disease that is Laomoto Khan's Soukai Syndicate.

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  • Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

    Volume 3

    The Professor gets everyone stuck in a sticky situation. Mio goes to extraordinary lengths to protect her passionate pet project, and more as the hijinx continues in this out-of-the-ordinary tale of high school life.


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  • The Complete Chi's Sweet Home

    Part 3


    In the six years since its US debut, Chi’s Sweet Home has inspired a cat comics movement. But critics and fans agree this full color, heartfelt Japanese original is the best feline graphic novel we’ve seen in ages.


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    Immortal Hounds

    Volume 1


    In another reality, humans never die. But then a mysterious new disease, Resurrection Deficiency Syndrome, starts spreading through the populace and the Anti-Vector Police Task Force is determined to solve this mystery...


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  • Devils' Line

    Volume 2

    Anzai is rescued by a mysterious blond devil who gives him enough human blood to heal. Embarrassed losing control after tasting blood, he hides away until an incident unfolds which shines a glaring light on the devils walking among us...


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  • To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

    Volume 2

    Schaal and Hank travel to Whitechurch to find Cain Madhouse, the man who “loosed the Beasts upon the world.” The duo also stumble across a second Beast that is wreaking havoc among the city’s slums out of a twisted sense of justice…


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  • Tokyo ESP

    Volume 6

    The battle in Hong Kong’s black market tournament culminates with Rinka facing off with someone very close to the big bad boss… Back in Tokyo, Ren had expected life to return to normal, except a certain student has gone missing...


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  • Witchcraft Works

    Volume 9

    Kasumi has never wanted to share her brother with anyone. Suddenly, she awakens in a world where she does not have to. On the surface, this is the perfect world for a little sister like her. But under this sweet facade is something sinister.


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  • Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

    Volume 4

    The denizens of the fey kingdom must placate their princess. Mio invents an explosive athletic move. A newly-opened cafe bedevils Yuuko, and Nakamura, the science teacher, takes a professional interest in Nano.


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    BLAME!

    Volume 1

    In the future, there is a city grown so massive that people no longer recall what “land” is. Within this megastructure the stoic Kyrii is looking for the Net Terminal Gene—a genetic mutation that allowed humans to access the NetSphere.


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  • Mysterious Girlfriend X

    Volume 3


    Tsubaki’s old crush, Hayakawa, wanting a chance to win back Tsubaki’s attention, cooks up a plot to bring both Tsubaki and Urabe to the Hoshinome Girls’ Academy’s eccentric culture festival…


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  • Devils' Line

    Volume 3

    Anzai grapples with Lee's bombshell—that drinking human blood can have regenerative powers on devils. Meanwhile, Zero Seven, faces the consequences of her rebellion as Zero Two works to tie up loose ends from the Ikebukuro incident...


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  • My Neighbor Seki

    Volume 8

    Seki creates a new twist on a board game, and invents a machine that recycles eraser scraps that ends up being a little too perfectly entertaining. But Yokoi discovers that the most distracting game of all involves toys that are completely invisible!


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  • Ninja Slayer

    Part 6:
    Three Dirty Ninja-Bond




    Ninja Slayer reappears deep in the badlands outside of Kyoto with a Vietnam vet ninja and a zombie ninja in this comic homage to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.


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  • Immortal Hounds

    Volume 2




    As Kiriko attempts to make a flashy debut as a full-fledged Escape Artist, Fuurin tackles her next mission—seduce and infect Lieutenant Kenzaki with the deadly RDS.


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  • Tokyo ESP

    Volume 7




    This item will be released on November 15, 2016.







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  • BLAME!

    Volume 2

    The Admin encourages Kyrii and Cibo to keep searching for the Net Terminal Gene which will stop the City from its chaotic growth and warns them of the autonomous Safeguards, vicious entities that kills off any humans who access the Netsphere...


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    Chi's Sweet Home

    New Anime




    Chi is coming back as an anime!














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