"Oh, Wait - We Should Have Been Going In This Direction All Along!"
through Dark Horse's solicitations for July over on Silver
, this jumped out at me:
3 x 3 EYES VOLUME 9 TPB
YUZO TAKADA (W/A)
On sale August 18, SC, 280pg, b&w, 5 1/8" x 7 1/4", $12.95
NOW PUBLISHED IN JAPANESE MANGA FORMAT! [emphasis added]
Finally!! After years of publishing chapter after chapter of 3x3
Eyes, and [sic] exciting epic of over thirty volumes, Dark Horse
Comics will begin publishing the story of the mystical sanjiyan Pai,
and her shy protector Yakumo, as it originally appeared in Japan.
Follow our heroes as they continue their long journey to turn Pai into
a human and restore Yakumo to his former mortal self. And of course it
will be no short feat.
Published for the first time in non-Westernized format, 3x3 Eyes
will remain unflopped, be published right-to-left, and the fx will
remain un-retouched (with small translated fx printed on or near
Get ready for an exciting new era in 3x3 Eyes. A lot more, a
lot sooner, a lot to love.
Is this the first Dark Horse manga to be shifted from the Westernized
left-to-right format to the original "unflopped" Japanese format?
I wonder if DH will go back and republish older volumes of 3x3
in the right-to-left format.
Correspondingly, 3x3 Eyes
is no longer being serialized
in Super Manga Blast!
SUPER MANGA BLAST! #43
KENICHI SONODA (W/A), MOHIRO KITOH (W/A), MAKOTO KOBAYASHI (W/A), YUZO
TAKADA (W/A), and HIROYUKI UTATANE (W) & YO MORIMOTO (A)
On sale July 28, b&wm 128pg, $5.99
Giving a nod to the monthly manga magazines in Japan that have inspired
Super Manga Blast! , issue #43 will feature a full
re-design. Our exciting new look couples cover-to-cover fun with a bold
new feel. Hoichi “Gun” Kano becomes humanity’s hero as the pilot of a
gigantic super-robot in Cannon God Exaxxion. Dark science
fiction drama collides with full-tilt, futuristic thrills in Seraphic
Feather. The dash of hilarity found in Makoto Kobayashi’s What’s
Michael? serving focuses on the plight of a ridiculed, hairless
cat. fe [sic] Club 9 takes a dark turn, beginning with this
episode, as one of the cheerful hostess girls becomes the target of a
twisted mind. And in Shadow Star, a bitter, bullied teen uses
deadly, supernatural forces to exact revenge on her tormentors.
I wonder how long it'll take for DH's other older manga (e.g., Oh
, Seraphic Feather
, etc.) to follow suit?UPDATE:
how much attention I've been paying to Super Manga Blast!
hasn't been featured in that anthology since issue