“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

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

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

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