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Udon Ent. Licenses Otherworldly Izakaya "Nobu" Manga

posted on by Anita Tai
Also: full color Mega Man MasterMix, more Manga Classics, Street Fighter comic

Udon Entertainment announced at its Comic-Con International panel on Thursday that it will publish Virginia Nitōhei's Otherwordly Izakaya "Nobu" (Isekai Izakaya "Nobu") manga series. The first volume is slated for 2018.

The manga adapts Natsuya Semikawa's novel series of the same name. Udon Entertainment describes Otherworldly Izakaya "Nobu":

When the citizens of this strange world sit down to enjoy some unfamiliar Japanese cuisine, their troubles simply melt away... The curtain rises on this otherwordly pub and the gourmet fantasy about to unfold within!

Semikawa launched the novel series on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narou ("Let's Be Novelists") website in 2012, and the series won the site's "Ni Narou Con Taishō" contest award. Takarajimasha began publishing the story in print with illustrations by Kururi in 2014. Takarajima published the fourth volume of the series in December 2015, and is reprinting the series in bunkobon pocket paperback format with some new material. Nitōhei launched the manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in July 2015, and Kadokawa published the manga's fourth compiled book volume on July 4.

An anime adaptation has been green-lit.

Udon Entertainment also announced a new original comic series titled Street Fighter Origins: Sagat, slated for spring 2018, and revealed that its release of Street Fighter The Novel is slated for October.

Udon Entertainment also announced three more Manga Classics titles: Romeo & Juliet (spring 2018), Adventures of Tom Sawyer (spring 2018), and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (September 2017).

In addition, the company will publish remastered colored versions of Hitoshi Ariga's Mega Man MasterMix manga. Josh Perez is providing the colors. Udon Entertainment previously released the manga in 2010 and again as a box set in 2012.

Update: Corrected title to Mega Man MasterMix.

Thanks to Deb Aoki.

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