Thanks to live-tweeting from @safetygirl0, we’ve got news from Vertical’s recent panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta. Karen reports that Vertical has licensed Jiro Matsumoto’s Velveteen & Mandara (Becchin to Mandara), complete in one volume, originally serialized in Manga Erotics F. “Zombies and high school girls” was the description supplied by Marketing Manager Ed Chavez at the panel, according to Karen’s tweets.
A few other tidbits from the panel, Black Jack volume 13 has been delayed until November due to some scheduling difficulties. Also, more license announcements will be made in a few weeks at the New York Anime Festival, including an upcoming Tezuka license.
Most excitingly, there may be a classic shojo license upcoming from one of the 49ers, though perhaps not until 2012. No details on when we might know more.
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Angela saysSeptember 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm
They’re really torturing with that Tezuka license. And I really shouldn’t get too anxious about it since the only one I care about is Princess Knight and I’m sure that’s not what it is…
Melinda Beasi saysSeptember 21, 2010 at 7:24 am
Soon, soon! :D
CJ saysSeptember 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm
Man, it’s like I can never guess what Vertical might license other than guessing that they’ll grab Tezuka titles (which they already said they have). Boy, I really hope Viz has lost rights to Adolf but I’ll honestly be happy with anything.
Melinda Beasi saysSeptember 21, 2010 at 7:25 am
I’m really enjoying their eclectic mix of late, I must say.