Vertical Licenses Gundam Wing: The Glory of Loser & Helvetica Standard

goltankobon_volume01_coverYesterday, Vertical a North American publisher licensed Gundam Wing: The Glory of Losers and Helvetica Standard manga. Gundam Wing: The Glory of Losers series began in Kadokawa’s Gundam Ace magazine in 2010, adapting the 1995 anime series. The series incorporates elements from Endless Waltz, Episode Zero, and Frozen Teardrop. This incorporation is to retell the original series with the back-stories, and side-stories introduced from the various spin-offs. The series is illustrated by Tomofumi Ogasawara, and written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa who worked on Wing. Sumisawa also has worked on a variety of other series like Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, Naruto, and Zoids. The manga is on-going and has reached its 12th volume.

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Helvetica Standard is Keiichi Arawi’s four-panel colored manga featured in Kadokawa’s Newtype magazine. The series received a compiled volume in 2011, and received a sequel entitled, Helvetica Standard Zoku, in 2014. It would also be animated as segments within, Arawi’s Nichijou anime adaptation, due to some characters crossing over. Nichijou is also another title Vertical currently distributes in North America.

Source: ANN

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