The Salon del Manga is all the time the most important showcase of publishers to launch a flood of latest licenses. Surprises, confirmations, disappointments for not listening to the identify of our work or favourite writer at conferences, guarantees … There’s room for every part in these Four days of the Japanese comedian get together in Barcelona. As an alternative of the standard information compilation that we provide from this area of the Mangazine from month to month, this time the whole lot revolves across the nice occasion of the yr, the Salón del Manga de Barcelona. New licenses, shows and editorial novelties, anime premieres on the large display and within the home market … A small information to what the Present has given of itself in order that you don’t miss a element of what involves us within the subsequent months to followers of Japanese comics What do you want to know to be updated? We advised you about it
Editions Tomodomo was answerable for opening hearth on this Manga Corridor with a convention that started on November 1 at Four:30 p.m. As regular within the shows of the women of Tomodomo, the speak was divided into two elements, information of the occasion itself on the one hand and future licenses on the opposite. The primary novelty to which he was given protection was certainly one of his BL, a style that they grasp with ease and that had to do that time with the publication of the fourth quantity of Pájaro that trina doesn’t fly. The writer commented that the fifth quantity is already in preparation to go on sale at Christmas, however that from then on the rhythm should adapt to the Japanese version. This final quantity of the work of Kou Yoneda could have a particular chapter that was revealed individually within the unique version. The subsequent essential work was Love is when the rain stops, Jun Mayuzuki's manga that ends its publication this month with the sale of a pack with volumes 9 and 10 and a container field. The women of Tomodomo commented that Love is when the rain stops has been crucial collection for them this yr on the degree of acceptance and gross sales. One of many works current within the Salón de Barcelona however nonetheless want some time to assault our cabinets is Catarsis, the compilation of Moto Hagio. The thought is to proceed publishing extra works of this extraordinary writer sooner or later. In the meanwhile we have now this distinctive quantity of 448 pages at a worth of € 16. From the editorial level out that the tone of a lot of the tales that make up the manga is sort of darkish, and that it is strongly recommended above all to skilled readers. The batch of stories was closed with the boy of the tremendous, June, which additionally consists of an additional story.
After the temporary evaluation of its most quick information, license bulletins start. The primary collection that seems earlier than the attendees is Orange Mirai, by Ichigo Takano. Conceived as a spin off of the primary collection by which the unique story is informed from Suwa's viewpoint, Orange Mirai is taken into account the sixth quantity of Orange. The arrival of an alleged seventh quantity was additionally introduced in Japan, however nothing concrete is but recognized. Even so, the writer says that the curiosity to rent it’s excessive, since it’s the best-selling collection of the writer.
The second license was a cheerful shock for the followers of the writer Aya Kanno, as a result of the good guess of the publishing home for 2019 is the publication of certainly one of his works, Baraou no Souretsu (The Requiem for the King of the Rose) . The unique concept in Tomodomo was to get well the collection that made Kanno recognized in our nation, Otomen, which Planeta left unfinished, however lastly selected Baraou no Souretsu given the intersexual situation of its protagonist and the gender perspective it proposes. With all this, we face a manga of historic minimize that freely adapts the work Richard III by William Shakespeare. Open collection of ten volumes for the second, whose first quantity factors to February 2019 and on a month-to-month foundation. The version goals to have all types of extras, resembling a chest and shade illustrations, and might be handled with a particular care.
Lastly, the third license of Tomodomo brings us a brand new BL to the market, Smells like teen spirit, by Saburou Nagai. Two volumes that transcend the overall tone of this sort of work and supply us a peculiar imaginative and prescient on controversial subjects corresponding to harassment or gender, however combined with touches of humor. The work has gained the Kono BL Ga Yabai award for greatest work. The convention concluded with a spherical of inquiries to the editorial, through which its spokesmen assured that there might be extra Moto Hagio, though the license is pending to shut for subsequent yr. There’s additionally curiosity in recovering basic shôjo, having underneath research authors corresponding to Nekota Yonezou. They might be all in favour of modifying yuri, however the actuality is that they promote lower than the BL and, if they bring about one thing of the style, they might be distinctive tomes. Relating to the license of Banana Fish, it appears an fascinating however dangerous work; they’ll research its launching if one other editorial isn’t put ahead beforehand.
An hour later, Fandogamia took over together with his attribute and specific humorousness, benefiting from the Corridor to rejoice his specific “Pajama Day”. The convention started with a evaluation of its totally different editorial strains, specializing in the BL Zinzyde, Klaux's first work that was already introduced within the Japan Weekend of Madrid. It’s a distinctive quantity, however the arrival of extra works by the writer is already underway.
The publishing home confirmed gross sales knowledge of one of many bombs of the yr, My lesbian expertise with loneliness, which has reached the determine of 4000 copies. The second and final quantity of its continuation, Diario de intercambio (with myself) can be launched in February. Zombie Cherry, the comedy of Shikabane Sherry, has its second quantity on the market in the course of the Salon whereas its last quantity will arrive in January. Fandogamia said that his concept is to provide extra weight to Japanese comics in his catalog after the successes of his incursions throughout 2018 and hope to publish a manga a month. After the bulletins of different of its editorial strains, it was requested by Pop Staff Epic, the irreverent manga in yonkoma format (Four vignettes) created by Bukubo Ôkawa. The writer responded that he’s nonetheless engaged on the interpretation and signing of the license with the Japanese writer, however the cultural variations make it troublesome to find the humor. As for the rumors concerning the attainable license of Kochikame (the longest-lived manga in historical past) it was commented that it’s troublesome, that the sequence can be to publish one thing from Kodansha first earlier than making the leap to Shueisha. Additionally they confirmed their intention to proceed publishing Love in Hell and discover it troublesome to acquire the rights for Holy Knight. They’re presently engaged on the arrival of Kabi Nagata as a visitor at subsequent yr's present, however there’s nonetheless no response from her writer.
The third in discord on Thursday was LetraBlanka Editorial. As in the remaining, the “saloneras” novelties have been first mentioned: Talli, daughter of the moon, whose second quantity can be launched in France subsequent yr; and Save me Pythie, which is already out there in your on-line retailer. Relating to the brand new licenses, three works of authors current within the Corridor have been introduced: Urara, by Ran and Kurohaine, a slice of lifetime of three volumes that focuses on the isolation of individuals in a extra westernized faculty setting, with the curiosity that some manga situations might be areas of Barcelona and Badalona.
The writer additionally introduced the publication of Backhome, Sergio Hernández and Toni Caballero, a manga with army plot stricken by grays in its historical past. The work, of 4 volumes, will revolve round three characters that may have totally different motivations inside the context of battle. The final license introduced was Nocaut, by A.C. Puig y Jórmest, a boxing work starring a wealthy boy who enters the pugilistic world. As a curiosity, Nocaut additionally consists of patriotic situations, from Barcelona and León. Its period can be between six and eight volumes. A lift to nationwide manga that, sure, won’t come within the conventional Tankobon format and may have about eighty pages per quantity. Publications of those titles can be mixed quarterly from spring 2019, starting with Nocaut, persevering with with Backhome, and shutting with Urara.
The large shock of the primary day of editorial conferences within the Manga Corridor was put by Satori Ediciones with the announcement of a brand new manga publishing line in its catalog. They may premiere within the Japanese comedian publication with one of many center academics, Shotaro Ishinomori, modifying his work My Sexual Life and different erotic tales in a single quantity. Particulars of format, version or worth weren’t detailed, however their valuable and lysergic cowl was introduced, in addition to the truth that the quantity shall be out there subsequent December three.
The opposite work that serves as presentation to the brand new manga seal of Satori comes from the hand of Miyako Maki, writer of the cult who can also be spouse of the well-known Leiji Matsumoto (Captain Harlock). From this mangaka we’ll get Ladies of the Zodiac, a compilation of tales the place every quantity is a narrative starring a lady that’s related to an indication of the horoscope. Three distinctive volumes, once more with a pleasant and cautious presentation that we’ll see all through the subsequent yr. The writer defined that his concept with the brand new manga label is to get a choose catalog however not solely conform to classics, opening the door to extra generalist manga if their tales catch them. Even so, it was dropped that there’s a lot of curiosity for the determine of the aforementioned Leiji Matsumoto.
The one presentation that occurred on Friday was La Cúpula Ediciones, an editorial that started by affirming that they’re small by their very own determination, so as to not lose high quality and to take care of themselves with extra ease out there. A number of novelties have been introduced, beginning with the Island of the Nightmares, of Hideshi Hino, writer with whom they’ve particular confidence, being the personal mangaka the one which advises or chooses the works that they publish. The subsequent novelty was The Society of the Tea Dragons, a piece with two Eisner prizes and fascinating for all ages that tells the story of Greta, blacksmith's apprentice, and of the individuals she meets as her world intertwines with the Fascinating world of tea dragons. In La Cúpula's phrases, the guide exhibits each heterosexual and gay couples and ensures that when the studying is over, the reader will really feel “at peace with the world.” The convention ended because it started, with the publishing home reaffirming its intention to get genuine and particular works, taking good care of the version. This yr we won’t see extra licenses, however are engaged on acquiring new options for 2019, together with one by Hideshi Hino.
ECC Ediciones returned to take away on the stage to certainly one of his fetish authors, Junji Ito, from which two new works will arrive. On the one hand we’ve Yuukoku no Rasputin, an atypical work of the writer, who solely indicators as a draftsman, leaving the argument within the arms of Takashi Nagasaki (scriptwriter of Kurokôchi Inspector and co-writer in a number of works by Naoki Urasawa). This work will include six volumes and we should keep in mind that it isn’t a narrative of terror, however of political and historic content material, by which a diplomat who compares himself with the legendary Grigori Rasputin, occultist who had an incredible affect within the Romanov dynasty. The second work is Ningen shikkaku, an adaptation of Osamu Dazai's novel of the identical identify, which presently has three volumes however is open in Japan; though it’s believed that it’ll solely have six or seven volumes. It guarantees to be top-of-the-line works of sensei Ito, because it counts as an distinctive drawing. Dazai's novel has been revealed in Spain beneath the title Unworthy of being human and narrates the lifetime of a socially alienated youth, alter ego of the author, which incorporates all through the totally different chapters some autobiographical passages.
The next license introduced was Houseki No Kuni by Haruko Ichikawa Its publication is predicted for the primary half of subsequent yr, though the exact particulars of its format are unknown. With script and drawing by Ichikawa, who has already debuted within the ECC catalog with the Haruko Ichikawa Omnibus anthology, Houseki No Kuni continues the guess of the Spanish writer for the winner of the Tezuka Prize for the perfect novel artist in 2010. This time we face an anticipated implausible reduce that has already been revealed with nice success in america. His animated adaptation, broadcast in 2017, additionally had an awesome reception between critics and audiences.
ECC will proceed to work the grownup style with My residence hero by Naoki Yamakawa and Masashi Asaki. The work begins with a salaryman who commits a homicide, however what’s fascinating is how the protagonist will attempt to rebuild his life because of that reality. It’s a title that’s now a reference in Japan and the writer expects it to be right here too. Naoki Yamakawa and well-known cartoonist Masashi Asaki (Psychometrer Eiji), winner of the Kodansha Prize, current this thriller that precisely portrays the world of the yakuza and the lifetime of a Japanese household. The black humor is mixed with the strain and suspense of a narrative during which nothing is what it appears, starring a person who’s caught in a spiral of violence to guard his daughter.
The shock of the convention it was put by Persona three, by Atlus and Shuji Sogabe. This work is a part of the homonymous videogame franchise and the writer highlighted the time invested in acquiring the acquisition of their rights.
Within the spherical of questions, the editors of ECC acknowledged that they’ve an curiosity in publishing Suehiro Maruo and, in truth, they’ve revealed works like The secrets and techniques of the historical past of the world. The issue is that negotiations are very sluggish as a result of they’re with publishers who don’t work with their overseas counterparts regularly. Relating to Kamimura, it’s working very nicely, however to keep away from saturating the market they need to dose their works over time. Looking forward to subsequent yr we will wait between two and three advertisements. As for Taiyo Matsumoto, they’re negotiating a single quantity they usually have virtually tied the Louvre cats. For this newest license they’re getting ready a full-color luxurious version and in album format. The editorial moved that the work might be out there as quickly as they end shaping the rights with the colorist.
Requested about the potential for modifying digital manga, the editorial says that in the mean time it won’t make the leap as a result of from Japan they’re reticent and even that they don’t have the required infrastructure there won’t let it’s carried out simply right here. As well as, we would not have good digital modifying choices right here both and the media doesn’t have many readers. Additionally they don’t intend to take mild novels however they’re conscious that the opposite publishers are doing it, so they’re evaluating it. On this sense, they affirmed that the pitfalls stay the identical, the market area of interest is small and the worth of the product can be very excessive, so they like to be conservative.
Earlier than questions on some authors of the road, they defined that Furuya has not labored in any respect nicely. Because of this, and since he’s an writer that Milky Method is modifying rather a lot, they don’t take into consideration bringing something new. As for Hideo Yamamoto, the primary factor is that his final work, Hikariman, has been left half. Subsequently, they don’t seem to be going to convey it in the intervening time as a result of it doesn’t give them safety and they don’t need to deliver a product to go away it with out an finish. They’re additionally considering of bringing extra issues from Nagabe, like their brief tales, and can attempt to convey every little thing this writer publishes.
The presentation of Milky Means Ediciones began by reviewing the novelties of the Salon. On the one hand, Taku Kuwabara's Drifting Dragons, which bought out on Saturday and already has a second version underway. It’s a work just like Swine and Dungeons however with a “Ghibli contact” that fell in love with them from the start and could be very comfortable. Astra, misplaced in area is a piece of science fiction and intrigue, a really shônen story for a writer specialised in seinen and josei. The final massive information is You’re within the blue summer time, a BL in single quantity with which they need to proceed betting on this style, since it really works very properly and they’re very proud of how the readers obtain it.
The writer will announce three new licenses through the present and three extra for networks in the course of the subsequent week. The primary shall be a specific shôjo, with a live-action, anime and three movies: Donten ni Warau by Kemuri Karakara, six volumes. Within the 11th yr of the Meiji period the variety of dissatisfied individuals with the federal government is growing on the similar velocity because the westernization of the nation and the suppression of the rights of the samurai class. In an effort to cease the rise within the crime price, the federal government opens a brand new jail. The three brothers of the Kumo household are entrusted with the duty of transporting all these criminals to the brand new complicated, however the journey will quickly be difficult. Within the BL line they’ll deliver a really requested collection: Canis, by Zakk. A piece that’s already in its fourth quantity in Japan and which they consider will work very nicely.
The third and final license of Milky Method introduced within the room is the anticipated Bakemonogatari of Nisioisin and Oh! Nice, which can start to be revealed in December. Kodansha had the rights to do the manga adaptation as a result of they needed to ensure they received the right cartoonist and plainly they’ve achieved it. In Bakemonogatari we’ll meet Koyomi Araragi, a third-year highschool scholar who manages to outlive the assault of vampires because of the assistance of Meme Oshino, a wierd man who resides in an deserted constructing. Though he was saved from vampirism and is now a human being once more, a number of unwanted side effects similar to superhuman therapeutic talents and improved imaginative and prescient nonetheless stay. Independently, Araragi tries to stay the lifetime of a traditional scholar, with the assistance of his good friend and the president of the category, Tsubasa Hanekawa. When his classmate Hitagi Senjougahara falls down the steps and Araragi catches him, the boy realizes that the woman has no pure weight. Regardless of Senjougahara's protests, Araragi insists that he assist her, deciding to enlist the assistance of Oshino, the identical man who as soon as helped him together with his personal plight. Via numerous tales about demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi whereas making an attempt to assist these affected by supernatural illnesses. Though the synopsis could seem foolish, the monsters that nest in every character, are very considerate and are a mirrored image of human issues with which we will all empathize. The writer needs to make an version just like that of Atelier, with quite a few additional supplies. From Japan they’ve set very excessive translation necessities Milky Means has needed to search for a workforce supported by Daruma.
Relating to the query time, the spokespersons of the editorial commented that Asumiko Nakamura's assortment shall be full, however they’re taking it straightforward as a result of they love him and need to do issues properly. Earlier than the Comedian Truthful, will probably be full. About Bakemonogatari they affirm that certainly they may think about bringing the novels so long as the manga works nicely. Concerning the writer of Atelier, Kamome Shirahama, they need to attempt to publish the remainder of manga they’ve of her and want to convey her to a room. Harmless didn’t work nicely, however they prefer it quite a bit and would like to convey the second half, Harmless Rouge, though it is extremely difficult. It isn’t completely dominated out, however in the intervening time it is just an concept. They don’t worth the potential of bringing Banana Fish as a result of it’s a collection of greater than twenty volumes that suggests plenty of danger. Relating to Boichi, the writer says that he’s a posh writer that’s being revealed by a number of publishers on the similar time, so in the meanwhile they won’t go for it. As well as, from Milky Method affirm that the remedy that receives the female personage in its works doesn’t go very within the line of its philosophy. Additionally they clarified that The Ballad of the Wind and the Timber is a private dedication of the writer that they’ve been capable of publish because of the collaboration with the J-Pop publishing home in Italy. On this sense, they don’t rule out publishing basic shôjo, however slightly later. Now, they’ll maintain bringing josei with new authors and repeating some which are already of their catalog.
Babylon Editions started its presentation by displaying the world its new emblem. The 2 novelties introduced for the present have been the second quantity of Our cats are extra well-known than us, the illustrator Yuko Ota, and My pricey Himejima Kôjiro Narihira, a shôjo that would be the first manga of the editorial and that presents us with a a enjoyable and filled with surprises plot that offers with such essential and present points as bullying within the faculty surroundings and tolerance and respect for others and oneself. His argument, along with the freshness of his fashion of drawing -as nicely as a cautious version in its Spanish version- makes it a title that may excite manga lovers, particularly those that search tales with an unique focus, studying agile and enjoyable
Relating to new licenses, we could have Weblog 2, by Maliki, for the top of the yr. The editorial reported that it doesn’t need to depart its picture change alone within the emblem and conveyed its intention to offer extra to the sleeve and take collection of various demographics and genres, if attainable brief or autoconclusivas. The subsequent license can be introduced on the finish of the yr / starting of 2019 they usually intend to get a few collection within the subsequent twelve months. To complete, from Babylon they identified that they anticipate the worth of their collection to be round Eight-10 euros, relying on whether or not they have colour pages or not.
Nowevolution was additionally current on the Salón del Manga in Barcelona with two bulletins. The primary, Eraclea, is a unbelievable illustrated novel by Blanca Mira and Adrià Inglés, which has already been bought. As a strictly said sleeve we’ve the announcement of Panda Emporium, a singular problem of BL theme of Pandapon Studio. They’ve eight licenses in preparation however will give extra info when they’re nicely channeled. The intention of the writer is to publish past the BL and contact thematic yuri. The remainder of the presentation was based mostly on speaking concerning the titles already within the catalog of the editorial specialised in gay themes resembling Si me llevaás a una isla desierto, Mitsumide and Blue Morning.
Planeta Comedian has been, definitely, the one which has introduced extra heavy artillery to this version of the Salón del Manga de Barcelona. They started by recalling a number of the novelties they revealed for this room and talked concerning the Tezuka Library, which they may proceed to advertise. Additionally they appreciated the followers' help with Re: Zero and Accel World, in addition to the sunshine novels. Lastly, they as soon as once more underlined the significance of the publishing license of the Dragon Quest franchise.
Planet will dare with a set about yuri, since they think about that now’s the time to open the doorways to this style, with the quantity of public who asks for it They said that they’ve excessive expectations for it. In one other order of issues, for now don’t contemplate modifying Devilman. However, it’s potential that they convey one thing associated to Detective Conan for subsequent yr, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the start of the publication. They conveyed that it’s attainable that, if the yuri line works, they’re inspired with the BL line. With Dragon Head they’ll make an integral version of 5 volumes. They want to reissue Video Woman Ai and DNA2, however because the final version of I's didn’t work very properly, they didn’t end animating. Relating to Tezuka, they may re-launch MW along with all their unpublished works. On one other of the good senseis, Naoki Urasawa, commented that Yawara! they don’t give it some thought within the brief time period, however they did acknowledge some curiosity of their newest work in Japan, Asadora !. They’ll publish new Detective Conan comics in Catalan and depart open the potential of bringing the Re: Zero artbook, though they need to wait till there’s extra materials available on the market and, above all, it’ll rely upon the response of the reader. Lastly, they implied that there’s a battle with the rights of Banana Fish between them and Norma Editorial and commented that they might love that Urasawa might come to the subsequent Manga Salon in Barcelona, since final yr he was in Angoulême, France.
Norma Editorial started by discussing the manga authors contest that they lately made. This yr the prize is abandoned because of the lack of consensus among the many jury, however they’ve determined to extend the money prize to € 3000 to proceed supporting the undertaking. The winners of final yr, Fidel De Tovar and Dani Bermúdez, authors of Arashiyama, are going to publish Liquid Reminiscences: the water killer. It’s a thriller story that can be revealed in two volumes of about 220 pages every and might be launched from spring.
Looking forward to subsequent yr we will rely on Fruits Basket One other (closed historical past of three volumes) that, though it was already introduced, had not but been revealed. Haru Tsukishima, a seven-volume shôjo concerning the relationship between two childhood buddies, may also be launched on the market. For the subsequent Japan Weekend in Barcelona shall be launched That point I turned Slime de Fuse and Taiki Kawakami, a really humorous shônen that has anime variations and novels. One other title that shall be launched in 2019 will probably be Kimetsu no Yaiba by Gotouge Koyoharu; an open collection whose anime shall be revealed quickly. Additionally, as a curiosity, there will probably be a contest to determine the title in Spanish. Two different works to be revealed subsequent yr shall be Ayanashi, by Yukihio Kajimoto and Hasta Kageno needs to benefit from the youth, by Yuka Kitagawa. The primary is a few dystopian world the place people stay underground as a result of the floor is filled with monsters and the second is a shôjo set in an institute that has completed in Japan with eleven volumes. The publishing home additionally introduced the publication of Good Morning, Sleeping Magnificence by Megumi Morino, a narrative that mixes romanticism and spirits in a six-number shôjo.
Norma Editorial will get well Inio Asano with a brand new version of Solanin that may embrace unpublished chapters and Reiraku, the writer's final work, which tells the story of a manga artist who’s in full artistic block and goes by way of private issues together with his companion. Serious about your artbook, Ctrl + T, however it isn’t a precedence. Then again additionally they introduced Jagaan of Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Kensuke Nishida, which places its concentrate on a policeman to whom a monster grants unimaginable energy, leading to a shônen filled with motion. The writer may even deliver Kaiji Nakagawa's Route Finish, which is a few man who works cleansing locations the place there was a dying or homicide. It’s a collection of Shueisha, sort seinen, that matches completely with the readers of Unfavorable Zone. Lastly, we may have Black Torch by Tsuyoshi Takaki, a closed shônen.
Within the spherical of questions, Norma Editorial spoke concerning the standing of the brand new editions of Akira and Cardcaptor Sakura, claiming that The circumstances of approval of the licenses by the Japanese writer are very strict. It’s a lengthy and sophisticated course of that includes far more work and the ultimate validation of the authors, Katsuhiro Otomo and the CLAMP. Firstly of the yr we may have the sunshine novel of Beatless. The stability of the shôjo line could be very constructive they usually need to comply with it with prudence and accuracy. They took benefit of the consultations to provide some extra details about the integral of Hellsing, with which they’re having issues because of the lack of fabric for the covers of the version. About Leiji Matsumoto are analyzing how the version of Captain Harlock has gone and don’t rule out opening a line with him. They want to get the complete version of Utena, just like the one which has left in the USA.
Lastly, Editorial Ivrea was answerable for closing the day of editorial shows of Saturday. In complete, 4 new licenses have been introduced, amongst which we discover slightly little bit of every little thing. To start with we have now Shinshoku Syndrome, the work of Nana Shiiba, a single quantity shôjo. Devilman made an look within the Corridor with the announcement of Devilman Grimoire, a collection of 5 volumes signed by Rui Takato that may start to be revealed on the finish of December each two months. La obra supone una celebración del 40 aniversario del manga unique de Nagai y servirá como introducción al personaje a las nuevas generaciones, con una revisión de la historia y sus elementos, pero conservando las bases del unique. La decisión de publicar esta nueva versión está en el miedo de la editorial a que elementos clásicos de la obra de Nagai, como el dibujo o la narración, puedan llegar «a chirriar y echar para atrás» al público contemporáneo.
La tercera licencia anunciada ha sido Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san, de Soichiro Yamamoto, un shônen de comedia romántica que ha sido bastante demandado según la editorial. Su lanzamiento será en febrero con cadencia bimestral, y están abiertos a publicar los spin off de la obra si las ventas acompañan. Finalmente, el gran anuncio de la presentación estuvo en Gunnm Final Order, la secuela de Gunnm de Yukito Kishiro, resolviendo así el misterio de si sería publicada por ellos o por Planeta, ya que ambas editoriales tienen licencias de la franquicia. Final Order verá la luz a través de doce tomos de entre 300 y 450 páginas, que llegarán en formato A5 a partir de enero.
En la ronda de preguntas se ha confirmado la buena salud de la que gozan las sagas de JoJo’s, el gran acierto en ventas de Ivrea durante el año pasado. Ante las preguntas por Shaman King, se confirma que la serie se encuentra ahora mismo en un limbo por el cambio de editorial, de Shueisha a Kodansha, y que por ello la adquisición de los derechos está vetada hasta 2019. Por otro lado, dejaron caer que Hokuto no Ken (El Puño de la Estrella del Norte) está licenciado ya por otra editorial, lo que unido a las declaraciones anteriores de Planeta nos da una enorme pista de lo que podemos esperar el año que viene con esta obra tan largamente esperada. Sigue también Ivrea con su “cruzada” specific contra el manga de deportes, y descarta licenciar Haikyuu! «por el escaso mercado que tienen las obras de ese corte». Algo comparable ocurre con Solar Ken Rock, la esperada obra de Boichi, a la que tienen echado el ojo pero con cautela, esperando a los resultados de Dr. Stone y Origin.
Ivrea ha dejado también el terreno despejado para que fantaseemos con futuras licencias en España. Parece que casi todas las editoriales se están “pegando” por traer Goblin Slayer, la heredera espiritual de Berserk escrita y dibujada por Kôsuke Kurose. También hay varias a la caza de Hataraku Saibou, más conocida como Cells at work, de Akane Shimizu, que podría llegar el año que viene. Se mostraron abiertos a la posibilidad de publicar más materials de Madoka Magica en el futuro, pero descartan publicar manhwa (cómic coreano) porque la relación con las editoriales del país es bastante complicada.
Por su parte, Panini no ofreció conferencia durante el Salón, pero hizo conocer un par de licencias que llegaran en los próximos meses. Por un lado se publicará Vampire Knight: Reminiscences, la secuela de El caballero vampiro de Matsuri Hino. La obra cuenta por el momento con tres tomos, pero sigue abierta. Del mismo modo Panini ha desestimado la posibilidad de reeditar las novelas de la saga. La otra gran noticia de la editorial viene de la mano de Berserk, la obra magna de Kentaro Miura. A finales de 2019 llegará a España Berserk: Guía oficial, como anticipo de la novela que en un futuro también desembarcará en nuestras tiendas. La editorial se encuentra estudiando la posibilidad de publicar más obras de Yumiko Igarashi tras Ana de las Tejas Verdes (Heidi, El Mago de Oz…).
También hay, obviamente, sitio para el cine de animación japonés en el Salón del Manga de Barcelona. CineAsia fue la encargada de romper el hielo el primer día del evento con la presentación de su anuario CineAsia Vol. three, que pretende financiarse a través del micromecenazgo de Verkami. El Anuario está dividido en diferentes países, recogiendo en cada uno de ellos los aspectos cinematográficos de mayor relieve del año. Encontraremos desde los balances anuales de cada una de las cinematografías asiáticas, críticas de filmes asiáticos, entrevistas a directores, reportajes sobre géneros, datos sobre la industria, valoración de la distribución en España, agenda de festivales, sección “Nosolocine” (espacio dedicado a la literatura y a la música de cine asiáticas)… Se anunció también el evento “Asia en las venas” durante la celebración del próximo Fancine Málaga (14 al 22 de noviembre). En cuanto a las novedades de anime y cine asiático puro y duro, CineAsia comezó recordando el estreno en cines de Una receta acquainted, el delicioso drama gastronómico que une perdón, familia y unión de culturas. En el mes de diciembre Mi vecino Totoro volverá a los cines y habrá nuevas ediciones de El viaje de Chihiro, asegurando que las navidades respiraran Ghibli por los cuatro costados. Ya en 2019 se editará Reminiscences of Homicide en una nueva edición remasterizada, cargada de extras.
La presentación de Jonu Media comenzó accidentada por una serie de problemas técnicos pero finalmente arrancó hablando de la edición coleccionista de Ronja en Blu-ray, que incluye un making off y una entrevista con Goro Miyazaki. Btooom! sigue tirando de su popularidad tras la publicación del manga por parte de Ivrea y ahora nos llegará una edición Blu-ray con artbook incluido, al igual que ocurrirá con otra de las collection animadas de más éxito en los últimos tiempos, Seraph of the Finish. Tienen planeado ampliar su línea de manga con dos nuevos títulos bajo la marca Jonu Leisure, pero antes de centrarán en terminar las collection empezadas. Por otro lado, la marca Jonu Media se centrará exclusivamente en la animación, con la concept de recuperar collection míticas remasterizadas. Hubo preguntas acerca de la posible recuperación de obras ya consideradas clásicas como Bleach o Nana, pero por el momento lo ven como proyectos inviables. Llegó la nostalgia a la conferencia con una retrospectiva sobre la historia de la distribuidora desde 2001, cuando una de sus obras más vendidas y populares fue Cardcaptor Sakura. En el propio Salón ya estaban a la venta las ediciones de Ronja, Divine Gate y Seraph of the Finish, mientras que otras como La heroica leyenda de Arslan o Gangsta se encuentran en preparación para los próximos meses.
Mediatres Estudio comenzó su ponencia con un interesante punto de vista sobre la edición de anime. Tenían muchos estrenos previstos a principio de año pero se vieron obligados a paralizarlos al ver que la venta de vídeo doméstico caía en picado, a pesar de que siempre se han esforzado en presentar las mejores ediciones. Se tomó la decisión de dejar de realizar lanzamientos junto a Cameo y eso puso en pausa algunos estrenos. Están a punto de cerrar un acuerdo con una nueva empresa española para mejorar la posición comercial de los títulos. La primera obra que nos llegará de su mano el próximo año será el reside motion de Gintama (en cine y formato físico), al que seguirá Outrage three, en un pack con la trilogía completa, seguida de Mutafukaz e Inuyashiki. En 2019 llegarán Brother y Zatoichi de Takeshi Kitano y, siguiendo con los stay motion, Assassination Classroom. El cine de animación coreano llegará con The King of Pigs y My sassy woman. Desde Mediatres afirman que tienen interés en publicar alguna obra de terror de Tetsuya Nakashima, quizás Kuru. Por otro lado, uno de los grandes éxitos del Pageant de Sitges, One minimize of the lifeless, no se encuentra en el momento entre sus objetivos.
En cuanto a Selecta Visión, la distribuidora comenzó su conferencia en la tarde del sábado recordando las novedades que han publicado para este salón: A Silent Voice, Dragon Ball Súper (incluye la edición española censura y unique sin censura), Slayers Revolutión vol. Four, Re:Zero vol. 1 y 2, Lu Over the Wall y Your Identify en formato digibook.
En cuanto a novedades, Selecta desveló el lanzamiento de la serie Steins;Gate para el próximo diciembre y se reafirmó en la publicación de collection como Naruto (sexto volumen en camino de un complete de nueve) o Yu Yu Hakusho (quinto y último volumen) por entregas, alegando que ambas publicaciones están funcionando muy bien.
De cara a la próxima campaña navideña, la distribuidora confirmó el lanzamiento de la edición en DVD y Blu-Ray easy de la película Night time is Brief, Stroll on Woman y Mary y la flor de la bruja, así como las ediciones del 30º aniversario de Akira en caja metálica y box-set con un artbook de 56 páginas y un libreto de 32, ambos en formato A-Four. También se publicará el segundo volumen gold version de las películas de One Piece, en una edición limitada a 1000 unidades.
A finales de año también se pondrá a la venta la serie clásica de Los Caballeros del Zodiaco en una única monster-box limitada a 400 unidades por Amazon. Mismo formato que para la reedición de Slam Dunk, que igualmente contará con una tirada de 400 unidades.
Además de los lanzamientos en vídeo doméstico, Selecta Visión quiso hacer un repaso a sus próximos estrenos en cine:
– 9 de noviembre de 2018: Maquia: Una historia de amor inmortal
– three de diciembre de 2018: Ataque a los titanes Temp 2
– 22 de enero de 2019: Dragon Ball Tremendous: Broly
– 12 de abril de 2019: Quiero comerme tu páncreas
Hablando del próximo año, Selecta avanzó el lanzamiento de títulos como The Historic Magus Bride, Made in Abyss, Black Clover, Slayers Revolution R, Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Ataque a los Titanes Temp three, Darling within the Franxx, ReLIFE, Steins:Gate Zero o Sword artwork on-line the film: ordinal scale.
Por último, y a modo de guinda, la distribuidora quiso anunciar de manera especial el lanzamiento en Blu-ray de la serie unique de Dragon Ball. Según sus portavoces, Selecta Visión ha tenido que negociar la cesión de los materiales originales con Toei Animation para poder realizar esta edición. Así, los japoneses han autorizado que España sea el primer y único país, de momento, en donde habrá una versión Blu-ray de la serie anime inspirada en la obra ya mítica de Akira Toriyama.
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