San Diego Comic-Con is over, and a few new manga licenses were announced, including a major shoujo classic.
Blade of the Immortal – Rerelease in omnibus format
Attack on Titan Special Editions: Vol. 16: cover & cards, Vol. 17: exclusive DVD
Paradise Residence – FUJISHIMA Kosuke
The Rose of Versailles (Versailles no Bara) – IKEDA Ryoko
Steins;Gate – SARACHI Yomi
Sugar Sugar Rune – ANNO Moyoko [previously released by Del Rey]
Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment – ENOKI Nobuaki & OBATA Takeshi [formerly digital only]
I was very surprised to see Kodansha USA releasing special editions. This just shows how big of a juggernaut Attack on Titan is for them. If these two volumes are successful, perhaps they (and other companies) will release more.
But, of course, the winner is Udon Entertainment with their acquisition of The Rose of Versailles. This shoujo manga was on my (and many others’) wishlist. I hope people will buy it and show companies we want to see more older titles. Let’s make The Rose of Versailles a success!
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