Natsume Ono’s Nigeru Otoko on Sale
I was reading through my feeds this morning and caught on Manga Erotics F announcement on the sale of Natsume Ono’s Nigeru Otoko. It’s a title that started last year and for the release of its first volume, it seems that they will hold an exhibit for Nigeru Otoko. 18 fabulous illustrations from the comic will be displayed and based on this image, it must be bloody amazing. How I wish I was in Japan right now.
I haven’t read Nigeru Otoko but the story summary says its premise lies on the bear which children never manages to see but never fails to appear. In this context, a girl heads out to a forest to meet a man and encounters this bear. I’m thinking that the story is a take on those fairy tale tropes and I’m mildly curious to see more about it now that I see this fantastic image for the exhibit.
Natsume Ono’s getting popular internationally because of the US publication her works Not Simple, the Gente series, and now House of Five leaves which is nominated for an Eisner. I’m thinking, since this is an Ohta Shuppan title, Vertical might catch it (if it’s good enough). If not, you can bank on Viz to grab a hold of their artist’s work. I do wonder if she’ll also feature this work in Toronto as well. Well, we’ll have to see how it goes~