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March 2019 Comic & Graphic Novels

After the Rain, 3
By (author): Jun Mayuzuki
9781947194526 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Romance Mar 12, 2019
$23.95 CAD
Active 5.54 x 7.5 x 0.98 in 330 pages Vertical Vertical Comics
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…

Anime Tie-In: After the Rain is currently streaming on Amazon Prime (since Jan 2018) and with highly favorable reviews from fans and media. There is also a live action film that will premiere in Japan on May 25.

Award winner and proven seller: The manga placed 2nd place in the 2015 Comic Natalie Awards. currently has 1.7 million copies in print in Japan.

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

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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