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The surprise is ruined: Vertical gets Summer Wars manga

9:00 PM on 01.30.2013 // Salvador G Rodiles

It's all Amazon's fault.

Can you believe this? The nerve of those people! I know that this is a good thing, but the magic of this announcement was ruined by Amazon's listing. In accordance to Vertical's Tumblr page, they were going to announce their acquisition of the Summer Wars manga during Katsucon. However, because of Amazon's evil scheme, the gang at Vertical will have to miss out on seeing the crowd's reaction face to face. 

But in all seriousness, Amazon did not do anything bad to Vertical, it's just that this whole situation sounds like an opening to a random comedy skit. While my experience with Summer Wars is with the original movie, Vertical's move in bringing the manga over will let fans experience the touching battle against the Love Machine in good old physical manga form. 

Vertical release the manga in two volumes that will have color plates and segments where you get to hear from the artist that worked on Summer War's manga adaptation. The first book will be out on October, with the last part getting a release in a few months afterwards. 

So to those that got to experience the Summer Wars manga, is the story a nice new take on Mamoru Hosada's film, or am I good with only watching the original movie?  

Salvador G Rodiles, Senior Editor
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