Date: 2022 February 17 23:58
Posted by Eeeper
Los Angeles-based publisher Seven Seas announces licensing of long sought-after manga, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, in multiple omnibus volumes.
LOS ANGELES - 16th February 2022
LA-based publisher Seven Seas announced via Twitter that they had secured the English-language licence for Hitoshi Ashinano's beloved post-cataclysmic science fiction manga, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (Yokohama Shopping Log). Winner of the 2007 Seiun Award, the manga follows the adventures of Alpha, an android, who works at a coffee shop along the Japanese coast. Set in the aftermath of an irreversible disaster which has caused the terminal decline of humanity, the story follows Alpha as they try to navigate the end of days for humanity while maintaining their inner calm.
The original manga was published in fourteen volumes from 1994 to 2006, while Seven Seas announced they will publish the series in five omnibus editions starting in August 2022.
Press release follows:
Seven Seas Entertainment is thrilled to announce the license acquisition of the manga series Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou by Hitoshi Ashinano. Don't miss this moving, critically acclaimed classic manga (which inspired the anime) about an android running a coffee shop in a slowly dying Japan-published in English for the first time in oversized omnibus editions!
Set hundreds of years in the future after an environmental catastrophe, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (also known as Yokohama Shopping Log) centers on the simple life of Alpha, an android who runs a small coffee shop in coastal Japan. Alpha stands witness to chronicle the end of humanity's days with coffee, a slice of watermelon, and the sound of her moon guitar backed by distant seagulls. Quiet and bittersweet, this tale is about the melancholy beauty that can be found even as the end approaches.
Winner of the Seiun science fiction award for Best Manga, this beloved series launched in the mid 1990s and ran for 14 volumes, inspiring anime and garnering critical acclaim. Seven Seas is proud to present this series in English for the first time, with the entire story combined into an oversized five-volume set.
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: Omnibus Collection 1 will be released for the first time in North America in August 2022 for $24.99 USA / $32.99 CAN, available in print and on digital platforms in five large-trim omnibus editions.