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19th October 2012

Link reblogged from The Shin-Diagonal with 7 notes

The Diagonal: Interning at Vertical for New York Comic Con →


On Interning: At NYCC

I already offered my thoughts on New York Comic Con from the attendee’s perspective, so here is the aforementioned and previously hinted at, (for all three of you regular readers) blog post about interning for Vertical at NYCC. There’s a fair amount to say about it, so I…

Photo of Vertical, Inc. interns with a Black Jack cosplayer at New York Comic-Con 2012.

Source: Vertical, Inc. Tumblr

A pretty good read for anyone who’s ever wondered what it’s like to work in the U.S. manga publishing industry. Much props to Chris as I know him personally and it’s good to see him do well.


Tagged: Black JackChi's Sweet HomeEd ChavezMoyoco AnnoNYCC 2012New York Comic-ConOsamu TezukaSakuranVertical Inc.interningmangamanga publishersmanga publishing

23rd June 2011

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Living The Cat Life & Getting Love in Chi’s Sweet Home

Chi, the most lovable cat in all of manga.

Forget LOLcats, it’s all about the Sweet Home of Chi!

It all started a couple of years ago when I was in Kinokuniya Bookstore browsing for manga one day. There was a TV on the 2nd floor that showed anime and then the show appeared. The TV showed an adorable kitten and its experiences living with its owners. I immediately thought “WHY IS THIS SO CUTE!?” Later, I found out more about Konami Kanata’s “Chi’s Sweet Home” and the series being shown on Crunchyroll. With Vertical Inc. picking up & publishing the title in North America, I finally decided to give the series a read. Chi’s Sweet Home is definitely an all-ages title, but there are some underlying mature themes behind it.

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Tagged: Chi's Sweet HomeKodansha Morning MagazineVertical Inc.animal psychologykitten psychologymanga psychologypet psychologypsychology of catsKanata Konami

17th December 2010


Vertical Inc.’s Summer 2011 Catalog

Vertical's Summer 2011 Catalog featuring Chi's Sweet Home artwork.

Last week at Holiday Anime & Manga Day, I picked up this lovely free catalog for Summer 2011 from Vertical, Inc.

Vertical is one of the best manga publishers in the U.S. out there. A majority of people will agree with me & I think they pick some of the more unique releases out there. Not a lot of manga titles, but there are gems in that treasure lot.

I will be reading the following from their catalog:

- Velveteen & Mandala by Jiro Matsumoto
- The Book of Human Insects by Osamu Tezuka
- Twin Spica by Kou Yaginuma
- Chi’s Sweet Home by Konami Kanata
- Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka
- Peepo Choo by Felipe Smith
- 7 Billion Needles by Nobuaki Tadano

I am already reading Twin Spica & Chi’s Sweet Home and highly recommend both series to readers. Twin Spica is such a heartwarming tale about making your dreams come true while Chi’s Sweet Home has some huge adult themes underneath the cuteness. Peepo Choo is another interesting read, though there’s a lot of unnecessary violence & sex.

I probably will start reading Black Jack & 7 Billion Needles.

Another fun fact: I did not know Vertical published Nintendo Magic: Winning the Videogame Wars.

Happy manga reading, folks.


Tagged: mangabooksVertical Inc.Chi's Sweet HomeOsamu TezukaSummer 2011Twin Spica

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