SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW…

In this second light novel recounting the backstory to the hit manga and anime “The Seven Deadly Sins,” you’ll meet three legendary knights serving the Kingdom of Liones. Ten years before the start of the original story line, the Seven … Continue reading

Catnip for Hanekawa Fans

In Bakemonogatari: Monster Tale, Part 03, NISIOISIN revealed that life for bespectacled, model student, class president among class presidents Tsubasa Hanekawa was a lot more complicated than she let on. Now, NEKOMONOGATARI Cat Tale (WHITE) leads us into even murkier … Continue reading

Ring in the new year with terror

When extraordinary evil targets ordinary people, the fear alone can kill you! In S (Es), the latest episode in the blockbuster RING series (Ring, Spiral, and Loop), Koji Suzuki returns to the scenario that made his earlier works so sublimely … Continue reading

“Why did you get into the anime business?”

As women working in an industry dominated by men, producer Kayako Arishina, director Hitomi Saito, and animator Kazuna Namisawa get asked the question a lot. And sometimes, it’s really hard to find the answer. Is it enough to love anime, … Continue reading

Hot summer, hot reading from VERTICAL!

It’s June and now the summer is really getting started! Time for the beach, the pool, some quiet reading in the shade – and some of the best that Vertical has to offer. The month is bookended by the release … Continue reading

A Heinous Act of Treason

A heinous act of treason. Two young friends know what really happened—but can’t tell! Vertical’s light novel for May presents the backstory to “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the hit manga series and anime (currently streaming on Netflix). THE SEVEN DEADLY … Continue reading

MAY we suggest some hot holiday reading?

The long Memorial Day weekend promises a break from school and work — and extra hours to relax in the sun or under a shady tree and catch up on the newest Vertical books. This month’s offerings include the latest … Continue reading

April Showers mean more Vertical Reading Hours

New Releases Ajin: Demi-Human, 09 by Gamon Sakurai Devils’ Line, 07 by Ryo Hanada Tokyo ESP, 08 by Hajime Segawa Immortal Hounds, 04 by Ryo Yasohachi April is a month of transition. With it comes spring showers, warmer longer days, … Continue reading

And you thought you knew Hanekawa?

BAKEMONOGATARI: Monster Tale, Part 03 turns the spotlight on Tsubasa Hanekawa, bespectacled model student, class president among class presidents, and unwavering supporter of Koyomi Araragi. Since self-described loser Araragi’s very first encounter with an aberration, Hanekawa has been along for … Continue reading

Spring into a New Season with Vertical

New Releases BLAME!, 03 by Tsutomu Nihei Mysterious Girlfriend X, 05 by Riichi Ueshiba Nichijou – My Ordinary Life, 07 by Keiichi Arawi Flying Witch, 01 by Chihiro Ishizuka There is an idiom that states, “march comes in like a … Continue reading

VERTICAL’S NEW STORY COLLECTION BREAKS OUT OF THE SHELL

The release of the Hollywood blockbuster “Ghost the Shell” has shined the spotlight on this iconic sci-fi franchise, and has reignited interest in the many different representations of its universe—from the original manga and its anime adaptations, to the recent … Continue reading

Love is like a box of Vertical Book

New Releases FukuFuku: Kitten Tales, 02 by Konami Kanata To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, 04 by MAYBE Devils’ Line, 05 by Ryo Hanada CardFight!! Vanguard, 07 by Akira Itou For the month of February, we at Vertical turned our focus … Continue reading

GAME ON!

From Edgar Award-nominated and best-selling author Keigo Higashino (The Devotion of Suspect X) comes a stand-alone novel about a can’t-fail con and the dangerous game of revenge it sets up between two masterful players. Sakuma is a powerful and arrogant … Continue reading

Read More…the Ideal Resolution for 2017

New Releases Dissolving Classroom,by Junji Ito Nichijou: My Ordinary Life, 06 by Keiichi Arawi Immortal Hounds, 03 by Ryo Yasohachi Ninja Slayer, 07 by Yuuki Yogo A new year has begun and with a new calender comes a new list … Continue reading

Hats (and Heads) off to *NISIOISIN* for Penning a Whodunit like Nothing You’ve Ever Read Before!

Iria Akagami collects geniuses. Eccentric and extremely rich (even after being disinherited by her family), Iria lives on a private island and surrounds herself with brilliant and accomplished women: the genius painter, the genius chef, the genius scholar, the genius … Continue reading

Say Farewell to 2016 with Vertical

New Releases BLAME!, 02 by Tsutomu Nihei Mysterious Girlfriend X, 04 by Riichi Ueshiba The Complete Chi’s Sweet Home, 04 by Konami Kanata Devils’ Line, 04 by Ryo Hanada As 2016 comes to a close, some of us in the … Continue reading

BAK(emonogatari) TO THE BEGINNING.

Return to the mesmerizing world of Japanese phenom NISIOISIN’s Monogatari series, with the first of the legendary Bakemonogatari stories. English-language readers got their first delicious taste of Monogatari last year, when Vertical released Kizumonogatari: Wound Tale, a stand-alone prequel to … Continue reading

Dig in to Vertical This Month

New Releases To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, 03 by MAYBE nichijou: my ordinary life, 05 by Keiichi Arawi Tokyo ESP, 07 by Hajime Segawa What Did You Eat Yesterday?, 11 by Fumi Yoshinaga It’s fall, and for many of us … Continue reading

MEET NEW FRIENDS OR HANG OUT WITH SOME OLD FAVORITES

The Attack on Titan franchise is legendary. Fans all over the world are addicted to these epic tales of the seemingly-immortal and mindless giants who’ve terrorized humanity for a century. Whether as manga, light or visual novels, TV anime, video … Continue reading

Scary Good Titles!

New Releases Ajin: Demi-Human, 08 by Gamon Sakurai Immortal Hounds, 02 by Ryo Yasohachi Ninja Slayer, 06 by Yoshiaki Tabata & Yuuki Yugo My Neighbor Seki, 08 by Takuma Morishige So October is generally a month full of thrills and … Continue reading