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Sakurazuka_Reika



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:07 am Reply with quote
This sounds quite interesting. Is it just me or does Vertical seem to be releasing a lot of 1-omnibus series?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:32 am Reply with quote
Sakurazuka_Reika wrote:
This sounds quite interesting. Is it just me or does Vertical seem to be releasing a lot of 1-omnibus series?

Ed likes series like that since it takes away a lot of the gamble. If a series bombs, and it's only a few volumes long, they don't have to drudge their way through the rest of it for too long (or in the case of omnibus editions, at all).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:33 am Reply with quote
Woah, this is insane! I was just about to pick this up, too!

I'll definitely be getting it when it comes out! I love Asumiko Nakamura.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:59 am Reply with quote
Hmm. i'm always up for a good mystery series, and one with supernatural elements as well, intrtuiging, I may have to pick this up when it comes out.
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brand



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:07 pm Reply with quote
Total sell for me I love mystery and Vertical.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:47 pm Reply with quote
Ohhhh! Asumiko's artwork is absolutely sublime and I've often felt sad that there's not more of her stuff available in English. I can't wait to get this!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:11 pm Reply with quote
Haven't heard of this before, but a one volume omnibus by Vertical? Yeah, I'm game. Though chances are I will end up timing it so I can pick it up from Ed at a convention in person.

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An odd realization I had was how much of my manga is mystery/horror, considering I do not think of myself as a horror reader that much. Especially because I'm not the type to get legitimately scared by scary things. Perhaps I just really like the unsettling feeling as we watch someone's mind begin to unravel.
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The Mad Manga Massacre



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:20 pm Reply with quote
Super excited about this! Thank you so much Vertical for bringing such awesome titles to North America!
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kyokun703
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:19 pm Reply with quote
Anyone know how graphic this manga is with regards to violence and sex? I'm sorta curious about it, but don't want something too excessive (for me), like Lychee Light Club.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:01 pm Reply with quote
Manga Erotics F magazine must have a crazy lot of interesting manga.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:32 am Reply with quote
Sold. I loved her one shots at the back of the Gothic and Lolita Bibles Tokyopop publised... Definite buy for me.
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Vertical_Ed
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:34 am Reply with quote
Sewingrose wrote:

An odd realization I had was how much of my manga is mystery/horror, considering I do not think of myself as a horror reader that much. Especially because I'm not the type to get legitimately scared by scary things. Perhaps I just really like the unsettling feeling as we watch someone's mind begin to unravel.


Horror? There's no horror in this comic. No violence. No gore. No comedy. All mystery and drama between adults.
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Sewingrose



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:37 am Reply with quote
Vertical_Ed wrote:
Sewingrose wrote:

An odd realization I had was how much of my manga is mystery/horror, considering I do not think of myself as a horror reader that much. Especially because I'm not the type to get legitimately scared by scary things. Perhaps I just really like the unsettling feeling as we watch someone's mind begin to unravel.


Horror? There's no horror in this comic. No violence. No gore. No comedy. All mystery and drama between adults.


Fair enough. I have an appreciation for both geners and tend to associate them heavily. Regardless looks like I will be adding yet another Vertical book to my collection.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:40 am Reply with quote
kyokun703 wrote:
Anyone know how graphic this manga is with regards to violence and sex? I'm sorta curious about it, but don't want something too excessive (for me), like Lychee Light Club.


No violence. Period. This is a mystery drama. Don't even see any death take place. The focus is entirely on the mystery - of the novel and its author.

There are a couple hot sex scenes though. Not pornographic but there are three or so sex scenes. Pretty tasteful.
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kyokun703
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:19 pm Reply with quote
Okay! This sounds acceptable (as in I won't get grossed out) and I'm intrigued now. For some reason I was getting the impression it was a horror/mystery, and this sounds much better. Will be picking up now. Thanks for elaborating!
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