March 2019 Comic & Graphic Novels

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  • 1
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    Series: 10 DANCE
    10 DANCE 2 Inouesatoh
    9781632367662 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga On Sale Date: March 05, 2019
    $16.99 CAD 5.76 x 8.15 x 0.73 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Kodansha Comics
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      Yaoi fans, dip into your new obsession! The beautifully-detailed, lithe bodies of the two “kings of the ballroom” fly across the dance floor as rivals build a volatile bond in this red-hot romance!

      TO THE TUNE OF ANOTHER

      While Shinya Sugiki’s learning to move to the sensual beats of Latin Ballroom, Shinya Suzuki’s finding it tough to master the waltz, especially without the help of music. Suzuki can’t help but resent Sugiki’s passionless, critical training; but when he flies out to England to watch Sugiki compete on the international stage, he realizes there might be more to that stoic demeanor. What’s more, when their eyes meet in the final dance, a feeling settles in Suzuki that he doesn’t understand, and can’t easily shake…
      Bio
      Running in Young Magazine the 3rd in Japan, 10 Dance is Satoh Inoue’s debut manga series and her first to be translated into English.

      Author Residence: Japan

      Author Hometown: Japan
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        Marketing: Advertising in Diamond Previews



        Publicity: This series will be released at the same time as Kodansha’s first yaoi and yuri titles and will be promoted together. We expect to make a splash in fan media, with a major announcement that Kodansha is entering a new market.

        Promotion on Kodansha Comics’s Tumblr (14,600 followers), Facebook (13,100 likes) and Twitter (32,000 followers)…and growing every day

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      “The lessons begin, but things get complicated when feelings are brought into the mix. Both Sugiki and Suzuki are supremely confident, alpha males…It’s an actual slow-build relationship, and I love that.” -Akibento
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    Series: 20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition
    20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition, Vol. 3 Naoki Urasawa
    9781421599632 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Publication Date: March 19, 2019
    $26.99 CAD 146.05 x 209.55 x 30.48 mm | 432 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y VIZ Media LLC
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      A deluxe bind-up edition of Naoki Urasawa’s award-winning epic of doomsday cults, giant robots and a group of friends trying to save the world from destruction!

      Humanity, having faced extinction at the end of the 20th century, would not have entered the new millennium if it weren’t for them. In 1969, during their youth, they created a symbol. In 1997, as the coming disaster slowly starts to unfold, that symbol returns. This is the story of a group of boys who try to save the world.

      The giant robot has been built, awaiting its great awakening, but the Friend’s identity has yet to be revealed. Time passes day by day, counting down to December 31, 2000…the day that Earth is destined to see its end. The only ones who can save the world are the nine friends who wrote The Book of Prophecy in their childhood days. Will humanity enter the new world—the new century—safe and sound?
      Bio
      Naoki Urasawa's career as a manga artist spans more than thirty years and has firmly established him as one of the true manga masters of Japan. Born in Tokyo in 1960, Urasawa debuted with BETA! in 1983 and hasn't stopped his impressive output since. Well-versed in a variety of genres, Urasawa's oeuvre encompasses a multitude of different subjects, such as a romantic comedy (Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl), a suspenseful human drama about a former mercenary (Pineapple ARMY; story by Kazuya Kudo), an intriguing detective series taking place around the world (Master Keaton; story by Hokusei Katsushika, Takashi Nagasaki), a captivating psychological suspense story (Monster), a sci-fi adventure manga (20th Century Boys), and a modern reinterpretation of the work of the God of Manga, Osamu Tezuka (Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka; co-authored with Takashi Nagasaki, supervised by Macoto Tezka, and with the cooperation of Tezuka Productions). Many of his books have spawned popular animated and live-action TV programs and films, and 2008 saw the theatrical release of the first of three live-action Japanese films based on 20th Century Boys.

      No stranger to accolades and awards, Urasawa received the 2011 and 2013 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia as well as an award at the Angoulême Interntional Comics Festival, and is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award, a two-time recipient of the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize, and also received the Kodansha Manga Award. Urasawa has also become involved in the world of academia, and in 2008 accepted a guest teaching post at Nagoya Zokei University, where he teaches courses in, of course, manga.
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    Series: Centaur's Life
    A Centaur's Life Vol. 16 Kei Murayama
    9781642750041 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Age (years) from 16 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019 Print Run: 10000
    $16.99 CAD 5.98 x 8.3 x 0.52 in | 180 pages Carton Quantity: 42 Canadian Rights: Y Seven Seas
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      A FRAGILE PEACE

      The war is over and there is finally peace between the mammalian humans and the Amphibianfolk. But now the two very different cultures must learn to live together. Back in Japan, Himeno and the other girls enjoy a bit of a break and explore the mysterious Mitama Shrine.

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      Kei Murayama is a Japanese manga author and artist whoseA Centaur's Life won the eighth Comic Ryujin Award in Japan.
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    Series: A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School!
    A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School!, Vol. 6 Mai Tanaka
    9781975328467 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Grade (US) from 8 - 17, Reading age from 13 - 99 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $17.00 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.63 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Yen Press
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      Just when Haruaki thinks his parent-teacher conferences are done, Mame's dad asks him to stop by the family home for a visit! But there are more than a few surprises waiting for him, and depending on how everything goes, Haruaki might end up with a bride, a death sentence...or both!
      Bio
      Mai Tanaka is the creator of A Terrified Teacher at Ghoul School.
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    Series: AFTER THE RAIN
    After the Rain, 3 Jun Mayuzuki
    9781947194526 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Romance On Sale Date: March 12, 2019
    $23.95 CAD 5.54 x 7.5 x 0.98 in | 330 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Vertical Comics
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      17-year-old high school student Akira Tachibana is a girl who barely expresses herself. She harbors a secret crush on Masami Kondō, a 45-year-old manager of the restaurant she works at part-time.

      “Tachibana… What are you doing here?”

      The blunt question, even though it was asked innocently, shakes Akira’s heart. As Christmas draws closer, Akira resolves to do a certain something for Kondo, and Yui, Yoshizawa and Kase grapple with secret feelings of their own…
      Bio
      After receiving the Bronze prize in the 1st Gold Tiara Awards for ’Goodbye Daisy’ in 2007, she debuted the following year, publishing her comic in ’Bessatsu Chorus Springs’. Since then she has published over 16 short stories, 2 serialized comics and illustrations.

      Author Residence: Japan

      Author Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan
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        Marketing: Promotion at fall events, such as New York Comic Con & Anime NYC.

        Collaboration with Sony Music (Japan), artist Aimer, who sings the theme song of the anime.

        Publicity: Print ads in media outlets such as OTAKU USA, Anime News Network, J!-ENT.

        Newsletter, Twitter, & Facebook boost on Vertical’s page.

        Set up reviewers with media and manga influencers.
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    Series: Alice in Murderland
    Alice in Murderland, Vol. 10 Kaori Yuki
    9781975383923 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Grade (US) from 11 - 17, Reading age from 16 - 99 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $22.50 CAD 6 x 8.5 x 0.88 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Yen Press
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      Melm is the last sibling I have left!!

      The children of the Kuonji house have been whittled down to two-Stella and Melm , the youngest. Even as their showdown begins, Stella harbors a private desire to somehow save her little brother. But the battlefield on which Melm awaits her is none other than the graveyard of their siblings , and when Stella glimpses Claire , it seems as if the ghosts of the dead have also come to play... "Stella-chan, hurry up and die so you can be one of my dolls too!" As sweet little Melm's personality takes a disturbing turn, Stella is thrown for a loop. And in the heat of battle , she is confronted by the dark secret of the littlest Kuonji!

      There's no way I can kill him!!
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      Kaori Yuki is a manga artist best known for her gorgeously illustrated gothic manga series Earl Cain, Godchild, Angel Sanctuary, and Demon from Afar.
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    Series: Angels of Death Episode.0
    Angels of Death Episode.0, Vol. 1 Kudan Naduka, Makoto Sanada
    9781975303792 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Grade (US) from 11 - 17, Reading age from 16 - 99 On Sale Date: March 19, 2019
    $17.00 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.68 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Yen Press
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      As a prison counselor, Daniel Dickens is no stranger to odd encounters with inmates. But when a particularly aggressive prisoner enters his office claiming that his session with a priest left him "fulfilled," Danny, who has led an unsatisfying life, has to know more. During their meeting, Danny finds there's little he can hide from this mysterious clergyman, and when an offer comes his way, he'll have to make a decision that will change his life forever...
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      Makoto Sanada is the artist of Angels of Death.

      Kudan Naduka is the author of Angels of Death.
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    Series: Anonymous Noise
    Anonymous Noise, Vol. 13 Ryoko Fukuyama
    9781974700264 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Publication Date: March 05, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 127 x 190.5 x 15.24 mm | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y VIZ Media LLC
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      Music and longing collide in this ballad of unrequited love!

      Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! Luckily, Nino reunites with Momo and Yuzu in high school, but things haven’t played out the way anyone expected…

      Unable to sing because she has nothing left to yearn for, Nino is caught between her love of music and her love for Momo. Meanwhile, the Tokyo Sailing concert series has begun, and In No Hurry is taking the stage with a singer who has lost her song…
      Bio
      Born on January 5 in Wakayama Prefecture in Japan, Ryoko Fukuyama debuted as a manga artist after winning the Hakusensha Athena Shinjin Taisho Prize from Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine. She is also the author of Nosatsu Junkie. Anonymous Noise was adapted into an anime in 2017.
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    Series: Arpeggio of Blue Steel
    Arpeggio of Blue Steel Vol. 14 Ark Performance
    9781626929142 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Age (years) from 13 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019 Print Run: 10000
    $15.99 CAD 5.12 x 7.21 x 0.52 in | 180 pages Carton Quantity: 57 Canadian Rights: Y Seven Seas
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      SECRET AGENDA

      Gunzou might still be missing in action, but Iona is determined to make sure that his plan to smuggle a warhead across the Pacific Ocean goes ahead. If it's successful, it will give humanity a much needed win against the Fog. But in order for the plan to work, the I-401 will have to act as a decoy and go toe-to-toe against a dangerous enemy.

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      Ark Performance is a Japanese author/artist duo whose best known credits includeSamuraiCommando,Arpeggio of Blue Steeland aMobile Gundam Suitspin-off. In 2011, the two contributed to theTrigun: Multiple Bullets anthology.
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      “...an interesting, exciting story of mysterious vessels and warfare on the high seas.” --Rebecca Silverman,Anime News Network

      “...an excellent mix of sci-fi and naval combat backed up with an exploration of human emotions through an entertaining cast of sentient battleships.” --Richard Eisenbeis,Kotaku

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    Series: As Miss Beelzebub Likes
    As Miss Beelzebub Likes, Vol. 5 matoba
    9781975354657 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Grade (US) from 8 - 17, Reading age from 13 - 99 On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $17.00 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.5 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Yen Press
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      Love is ever daunting for the awkward demon girls of Pandemonium, and the subtle twists and turns of daily life aren't making things any easier! Is Sargatanas strong enough to wear a skirt for an impromptu part-time job? Can Belphegor's bladder endure the mere mention of marriage? Will Beelzebub's life be forever changed by fried chicken?! No matter the challenges, these fallen angels refuse to stay down!
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