Media Do International — Japan’s largest eBook distributor — has announced that its U.S. based subsidiary is adding more manga and original comic content from VAST Visual and Saturday AM to its growing catalog. The new titles will be available for the first time in English to eBook retailers and libraries.
Media Do will also be releasing manga-inspired webcomics from Saturday AM. The unique digital comics brand features a growing catalog of popular comics created by independent creators worldwide.
Here are the full details of each new release:
The first volume of Mado Guchimoto’s Tokyo Interstellar Immigration will be released in English for the first time. It was first published by Comic MeDu in 2017. The first volume was originally released in Japan on April 28, 2022.
VAST Visual has also published the series into print format. It describes the synopsis of the manga as:
There’s aliens about, lurking just outta plain sight. Most of them are regular folks, but some? Some are criminal. Enter Interstellar Immigration, Tokyo’s finest cosmic border patrol team. They bust their asses on the daily to keep planet earth safe. Thus the spotlight falls upon the story of two high school girls, Lein and Ann, as they kick ass, hunt down illegal aliens, and look great doing it! Buckle up for bombastic sci-fi action with a twist!
Coolkyousinnjya’s Paranoia Cage will also have its first two volumes released in English. The manga was first serialized in Comic MeDu’s Comic Anthurium on December 10, 2013. The first volume was originally released in Japan on February 24, 2022 and has also been released in print.
VAST Visual describes the manga’s story as
Mizuki, an adult manga artist (and a virgin), has begun to live on her own. She now spends her days with Saki, her assistant (and BL author), in an unending quest to create the ultimate adult manga. Even Mizuki’s new editor can’t stop himself from shrinking in the face of this font of infinite lewdness…
Apple Black is an original webcomic by Nigerian comic artist Odunze Oguguo. The first volume will be released as an eBook by Media Do International.
Saturday AM describes the series as:
Sano, a young sorcerer blessed with the arm of a god, struggles to fulfill his prophesied destiny as the savior of the world fearing he may be the opposite. Despite ominous visions steering him down darker paths, Sano aims to protect the world from the Infinite Night, an eternal night of chaos. All while trying to uncover the secrets regarding his father’s demise and research on the immense power known as Apple Black.
The first volume of Jeyodin’s Hammer will also be released as an eBook. The series debuted as a webcomic on June 7, 2022.
The series is described as:
Left on his own again , Stud gets sucked into one of his father’s journals down into an ocean kingdom grappling with the murder of its king. Can Stud use his hammer hands to solve the case? Our hero Stud is a fourteen-year-old boy whose father regularly abandons him on expeditions that he regularly catalogs in his own journals. Having to fend for himself, Stud isn’t like most kids—he can turn his hands into hammers!
Unfortunately, the kids in the village don’t think it’s cool and do not allow him to join their own fun adventures. Considering that his father has always advised him that friends are the most important accomplishment a person can make, what’s a boy who can turn part of his body into metal to do? Go on his own adventures, of course!
Pap Souleye Fall’s Oblivion Rouge features a story about a teenage girl becoming embroiled in a conflict in futuristic Africa. It was first released on July 19th, 2022 and the first volume will be released as an eBook.
Saturday AM describes the webcomic series as:
OBLIVION ROUGE follows Oumi and Äissa, two young women who grew up as orphans in the military. The two friends are the top combat medics called Runners. Z, a young outlaw escaping the war, tries to start a new life in the Warpland with his two younger brothers and senile father. Lastly Haaz: an unsure and depressed young individual who has no goal and no purpose. He comes to the Warpland looking for work.
How will they make it in a collapsing world?
European LGBTQ creator and Saturday AM co-founder Seny will also have her series’ Saigami released as an eBook. The release will begin with volume one of Saigami.
The webcomic is described as:
Hanasaki Ayumi can’t quite find her place in the world with every day being one of emptiness and loneliness. But one day, she receives a mysterious letter, and everything changes. Finding herself in a frightening new world full of unexpected adventures and fanciful characters, she joins in the journey of two adventure-seeking young men. Hoping that she’ll find a way home, Ayumi soon realizes that the more time she spends in this strange, new world, the more she gets tangled up within it and the greatest questions of all: Who is she and where does she belong?
Source: Press Release