WHEN IT COMES TO GOING ONE-ON-ONE WITH A FORMER RIVAL, SURUGA KANBARU DOESN’T MONKEY AROUND.

HANAMONOGATARI: Flower Tale is Kanbaru’s story and shows us quite another side of this potty-mouthed former basketball ace. Suruga Kanbaru is feeling down in the dumps. The “injury” that forced her to give up playing basketball – the devil who’s … Continue reading

KOYOMI ARARAGI IS BACK WITH A BANG!

(You’ll have to read the book to get that reference, but here’s a hint: fireworks!) Vampires. Time travel. Zombies. Araragi’s inappropriate behavior. KABUKIMONOGATARI: Dandy Tale has all your favorite elements – and some shocking new ones. In KABUKIMONOGATARI (“kabuki” not … Continue reading

More intrigue. More blood. More angst. More fiendish wordplay. More NISIOISIN!

If you’re a fan of the novels of Japanese phenom NISIOISIN, don’t wait to get your hands around STRANGULATION: Kubishime Romanticist, the follow-up to Decapitation and the second part of NISIOISIN’s debut Zaregoto series. Like Decapitation, STRANGULATION presents a puzzling … Continue reading

VOFAN announced as Guest of Honor at Anime Central 2018!

It has been announced that VOFAN, the star illustrator of the MONOGATARI series written by NISIOISIN, will be a Guest of Honor for Anime Central 2018! Appraised by the fans around the world as “The Magician of Light from Taiwan”, … 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

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

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

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

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

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