Yen Press to Publish Baccano!, Jun Mochizuki's Memoir of Vanitas Manga Simultaneously With Japan
posted on by Karen Ressler
Yen Press announced on Thursday that it will publish new chapters of Jun Mochizuki's new manga series Memoir of Vanitas (Vanitas no Carte) and Shinta Fujimoto's new manga adaptation of Ryohgo Narita's Baccano! light novel series concurrently with Japan.
Memoir of Vanitas will begin in Gangan Joker's January 2016 issue, which ships on December 22. The announcement said the manga will combine "19th century Paris," "vampires," and "steampunk."
Fujimoto (Red Raven) launched the new Baccano! manga in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine's 21 issue on October 16. Yen Press will release the early chapters this month and begin simultaneous publication in January.
Funimation licensed the anime and describes the series:
America, 1930: Prohibition and the criminal empires it spawned are still going strong. Gang wars are a matter of course, violent death just a part of life. Even in these brutal times, however, certain atrocities stand out. What happens on the soon-to-be-retired train the Flying Pussyfoot is one of them. The fate of several warring bootlegger factions in New York is Another. That they involve undying monsters is only part of the reason why.
Yen Press licensed the light novel series in North America.