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Star Fruit Books Launches Horror Manga Imprint Blood Orange

Star Fruit Books is launching a horror manga imprint called Blood Orange. It revealed information on books being published as part of this line:

Sawanabe Zombie by Kakio Tsurukawa

“After six months of surviving the zombie apocalypse, college student Sawanabe finally gets bit. However, the transformation comes with the unexpected surprise that the young man is still able to think like a human. Having to fight for survival, Sawanabe must balance his morality with his craving for human flesh.”

This title is already available.

Town of Pigs by Hideshi Hino

“One night, under a blood red moon glimmering with demonic beauty, a group of devilish creatures armed with axes and spears came riding into a quiet city on horseback. One by one, they loaded the villagers up into cages and carried them off without any explanation… I barely managed to escape alive.”

This title is already available.

Grin Grin Grin by Sangatou

“The child of morning and night, the thunder bird, the great tree, the spirit…
An anthology spun from beautiful, strange, and slightly eerie lives.”

TATARISM: Takaya Tatari’s Selected Works by Takaya Tatari

“A oneshot collection of choice works by Sci-Fi Horror mangaka and DJ, Tatari Takayama! Author of ‘The Fear of Mouth Eyes Woman’ and ‘G-Pen Magic’.”

The Horrors Of Noroi Michiru volume 1 by Noroi Michiru

“The collection the two volumes will comprise of his one shots and each page will be rendered in exquisite detail to showcase his splendid artwork – each panel worthy of being framed. Noroi Michiru’s aesthetic is impressive in that it conforms to Western expectations, both amongst illustrated covers and also pages of narrative – focused, realistic anatomy opposed to more exaggerated, fanciful forms.”

It did not yet list when these will be released.

Three more down-the-line titles were also revealed, with dates and plot summaries to come:

Wonder House of Horrors by Miyako Cojima
Occult Detective Club: Doll Cemetery by Hideshi Hino
Panorama of Hell by Hideshi Hino

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.