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    Distributor: Penguin Random House Availability: Available On Sale Date: Aug 27, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24
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Witch Hat Atelier 3
Witch Hat Atelier 3
By (author): Kamome Shirahama
9781632368058 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Fantasy Aug 27, 2019
$16.99 CAD
Active 5.73 x 8.17 x 0.6 in 192 pages Kodansha Comics
A beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that, on the inside, she already is what she wishes she could be. Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli, this lushly-drawn story was voted one of the top 10 manga of the year in 2018 by the Japanese manga industry.

AN INKY INVESTIGATION

Cast yourself into the world of witches as Qifrey chases after the dark mysteries of the Brimmed Caps! With some quick thinking and ingenuity, Coco and her fellow classmates use their growing magic skills to save some locals from a grim fate. But this triumph nearly turns to tragedy as the Knights Moralis threaten the young witches with severe punishment for disturbing the natural order of magic. Qifrey convinces the Knights to overlook this issue, but a peculiar happening related to this incident puts him onto the trail of the same forbidden magic that brought Coco into his atelier. This may be Qifrey’s only chance to come into contact with the Brimmed Caps, but is he in over his head to engage in this treacherous pursuit on his own?

Story Locale: A magical world

Series Overview: In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with the gift for magic. She’s resigned to her un-magical life, until a traveling magician passes through her village, and Coco learns what what everybody “knows” might not be the truth.

Beautiful art and appealing story will remind readers of Kiki’s Delivery Service and other beloved Studio Ghibli films.

The artist has drawn variant comics covers for DC’s Batgirl and the Birds of Prey and Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, International Iron Man, Darth Vader, Doctor Strange, and Deadpool!

#6 on the 2018 Kono manga ga sugoi! Japanese manga industry poll.

Fans have already started cooing over the art for this series, making it a highly-anticipated license.

Two volumes and ongoing in Japan.

Ages 13 and up.

Kamome Shirahama is best known in the United States for her comics cover art at DC and Marvel, including such titles as Star Wars: Doctor Aphra and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. Witch Hat Atelier is her first manga to be released in English.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: Advertising in Diamond Previews



Publicity: Announcement at Anime Expo 2018 (110,000 attendees expected)

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

Promotion on Kodansha’s email newsletter (17,000 subscribers and counting) and comic shop newsletter

“Really fun and beautifully drawn!” -Phil Knall

“I’ve had my eye on this series for months.” -Kate O’Neil, Fandom Post

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