The buried lead

Over on Twitter, Scott Green triggered a tweet-storm when he pointed to this press release from Viz on new licenses. Fabulous news for Tenjo Tenge fans, particularly those still bitter about CMX’s editing choices, but read deeper into that piece, and you will find the source of my giddy, giddy joy:


LA QUINTA CAMERA • Rated ‘T’ for Teens • VIZ Signature • MSRP: $12.99 US / $14.99 CAN • Available July 19, 2011

A charming suite of linked stories from the acclaimed author of not simple and House of Five Leaves, set in an apartment in Italy. In four of the rooms live four single men with singular personalities. Into this peculiar ménage steps an exchange student, the new tenant of the fifth room. Brought together by chance, friends by choice, they pursue their dreams together as the days drift gently by.

It originally ran in Penguin Shoubou’s Comic Seed! Odd that they didn’t mention it’s also by the creator of Ristorante Paradiso and Gente, what with the “bunch of guys in Italy” thing going on. Still… new Ono!

10 Responses to The buried lead

  1. JRB says:

    Oooo, nice!

  2. Eric Rupe says:

    I’m excited about more work being by Ono being licensed but I’m kind of disappointing about having to wait for July to get. Still, more work by Ono is always a good thing, no matter how long I have to wait for it.

  3. judi(togainunochi) says:

    It’s wonderful news, but Gawd, how long we have to wait.

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  5. Aaron says:

    Well I’m excited about the TENJO TENGE re-release bring on the brawling and the fan service yeah:)

  6. Nikki says:

    This is the best news of the year-end!! More Natsume Ono goodness! I’m waiting for the day all her works are licensed cos they’re ALL awesome anyway (thank you Viz. Pleaaaasseee pick up Coppers..)

  7. [...] The big news this morning is that Viz announced its spring-summer 2011 lineup, and it includes Tenjho Tenge, which will be published in new two-volume omnibus editions that are “100% faithful to the original”—unlike the bowdlerized edition published by CMX back in the day. The series will be published under Viz’s Signature imprint, and ANN catches up with Signature editor-in-chief Leyla Aker for a bit more background. But David Welsh is more excited about another one of Viz’s new titles, Natsume Ono’s La Quinta Camera. [...]

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