Kaiten Books Update

Long Beach, Friday, May 7th, 2021:

It's the middle of spring, and everyone here at Kaiten Books hopes that everyone is staying safe as we continue to move forward toward something that resembles “normal” again. It's been a little while since our last press release, but rest assured we've been busy behind the scenes getting some exciting stuff set up! We've got a couple of announcements to make over the month, but we wanted to get the ball rolling with something we're more than happy to share sooner rather than later:

We're ecstatic to announce that Kaiten Books has partnered with Pathway Book Service to act as the distributor for our physical releases! Our catalog of books will now be available through major bookstores such as Barnes & Noble and Book Depository, making it much simpler for manga fans worldwide to find our books through their preferred retailers. Some of you might have even already noticed some of our titles making their way to your local bookstores!

Working alongside a distributor doesn't just make it easier to find our books, but it also makes it easier for us to print more books as well—which is why we're taking full advantage of the opportunity right away. We're happy to announce a new batch of printed titles coming over the next couple months, starting with Loner Life in Another World Vol. 3 hitting stores on June 15th, 2021! That's not all, though—we've also got the physical versions of Shed that Skin, Ryugasaki-san! Vol. 2, Gacha Girls Corps Vol. 1, The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting Vol. 1, and the unaltered version of UzaMaid - Our Maid is Way Too Annoying! Vol. 1 all set for a release date of July 20th, 2021. We hope you're just as excited as we are to finally be able to have these titles on our shelf!

On the digital front, today also marks the release of the digital version of Loner Life in Another World Vol. 4 on all the usual digital platforms, so we hope you're looking forward to seeing what Haruka and the gang get up to this time...as well as getting to meet a surprising new character along the way! Feel free to also check out the continuing misadventures of Takashi in My Dad's the Queen of All VTubers?! Vol. 2 which released earlier last month. We have to give props to the amazing people working to bring the stories to life in English, all of which you can find credited on our website.

That's all the news we have for you at the moment, but keep your eyes peeled for more announcements on our social media as the month carries on! We also wanted to say thanks again to everyone who supported us so far. It's all because of you guys that we've managed to get to this point, and we hope you're just as excited to see what else we have planned for the future as we are!

Loner Life in Another World Vol. 4
Author: Shoji Goji
Artist: Bibi
Digital Release: May 7th, 2021
Physical Release: TBA

Andrew Hodgson: Translator Extraordinaire A seasoned translator with experience in localization of manga, novels, and videogames. Joined Kaiten Books to help deliver high quality translations and exciting stories to the English-speaking market.

Kris Swanson: Editor A freelance editor specializing in video games, manga, and light novels who has worked on numerous titles for publishers such as J-Novel Club, Seven Seas Entertainment, and now Kaiten Books. His main focus is as an Editor/Localization Coordinator for Spike Chunsoft, Inc. having worked on the titles Zanki Zero: Last Beginning and Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars.

Synopsis:
FIRING ON ALL FOUR CYLINDERS!
Haruka reluctantly saves the day again and again, but now he wants nothing more than to go home to his cave and enjoy his loner life! But fate has grander designs in store for the hapless young lad.

Word of an ancient, loot-laden dungeon rolls in, and the tantalizing allure of treasures unknown is too much for him to resist! Into the depths our loner hero goes, but he may well meet his match in the form of a being far more lonesome than he... The Dungeon Emperor!

My Dad's the Queen of All VTubers?! Vol. 2
Author/Artist: Wataru Akashingō
Digital Release: April 2nd, 2021
Physical Release: TBA

Andrew Hodgson: Translator Extraordinaire A seasoned translator with experience in localization of manga, novels, and videogames. Joined Kaiten Books to help deliver high quality translations and exciting stories to the English-speaking market.

Christian Knoll: Editor Specializes in promotion of Japanese media localized into English. Advocate of all things virtual. Likes to put people and things in positions where they are able to shine the brightest. Kazushi Mizutani: Typesetter Pursuing the boundaries of modern aesthetics and forging into the unknown. Image manipulation is but a vehicle for ideals, as my physical body bounds my limits. This dimension is but a container for my ephemeral spirit and manga is the canvas with which I paint my cosmic being. Graphic design is my passion.

Synopsis:
It's bad enough that Takashi's dad is secretly the ultra-popular 'Queen of VTubers', Kizuke Yai, but his mom's a struggling streamer who just can't seem to gain any popularity at all! Now the poor boy himself has been roped into the VTubing life, and the hapless young lad has to help both of his parents without the other finding out!
Join Takashi as he weathers the hellish storm his life has become, all while navigating the trials and tribulations that come with having parents who are just a little bit too online.

Kaiten Books Main Staff

Garrison Denim: President Translator with experience in localization for manga, light literature and gaming. Established Kaiten Books on a quest to provide awesome releases for the English-speaking market, and to elevate the industry experience for both fans and colleagues.

Christian Knoll: Brand Manager Editor and social media manager specializing in promotion of Japanese media localized into English. Likes to put people and things in positions where they are able to shine the brightest.

Kazushi Mizutani: Graphic Designer Aesthetics. Handles typesetting and anything image based, such as designing localized logos. Value the looks and feel of something above anything else.

Brandon Cao: Web Developer Adaptive and flexible engineer with an interest for tinkering. Programming languages, hardware modding, soldering, you name it I'll try it.

About Us

Kaiten Books is a localization and publishing company driven to bring the best Japan has to offer to the English-speaking fans of the world--like us! Our name is based off the famous sushi-go-round restaurants in Japan (called “kaiten-zushi,”) and our goal is to bring you as much variety in our releases as you would find on the menu in the finest Tokyo sushi bars.

We started our company as fans of manga. Now, we passionately work alongside the most premium talents in the localization industry to make sure each release is the highest quality it can be. There are plenty of updates throughout the release process to keep our readers up to date on their favorite series.

If you're going to eat sushi, you want the best chef. If you're going to read Japanese translations -- you want Kaiten Books. Our doors are always open for lovers of manga, so come on in and check out what's on the menu today!


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