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Vertical Inc Licenses Tropic of the Sea and Sickness Unto Death for Autumn Release

Vertical Inc Licenses Tropic of the Sea and Sickness Unto Death for Autumn Release

Almost missed these licenses! Vertical Inc. announced two new titles at the recently passed Katsucon:

Sickness Unto Death – Hikari Asada
Tropic of the Sea – Satoshi Kon

Tropic of the Sea will be a single volume released in September 2013 (Amazon CAN/US)  for $16.95/CAN, $14.95/US. Sickness Unto Death will be released as two single volumes at $14.95/CAN, $12.95/US each. The first is scheduled for later that same month (Amazon CAN/US).

Sickness Unto Death is the first work of Hikari Asada’s to be licensed in English. It’s a romance story about a man trying to discover the cause of a woman’s deep despair.

Tropic of the Sea is by Satoshi Kon, who was best known for his directorial work on several anime features before he passed away in 2010. Some of his best known works include Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers. This is first time we’ve seen one of his manga released in English though, so I’m eager to see how the storytelling is compared to his movies. Tropic of  the Sea is about a town where a generations’ old promise with legendary ‘sea people’ is threatened by the development plans for a new resort.

Recently Vertical Inc. has been answering a number of license requests and questions via their Tumblr account.

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.



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  1. […] on the heels of their previous two, Vertical Inc has announced two new licenses for their 2013 release year at this past week’s […]

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