Vertical announced that they licensed two new manga titles. The company acquired the domestic rights to Kyoko Okazaki’s Helter Skelter and Osamu Tezuka’s Twin Knight. No release dates for either were announced.
Helter Skelter is a psychological thriller that looks at the dirty side of the entertainment industry. The series focuses on Ririko: the industry’s current shining star known for her perfect face and stunning body. Her dirty little secret, though, is that she needs to continually maintain her looks, through risky cosmetic surgeries that require large doses of medication. Ririko’s life begins to turn for the worse when the clinic she frequents is investigated for unethical treatment and suspicious business practices. As Ririko’s body begins to degrade, her career begins to fall apart, and sanity begins to dwindle as she copes with the stress of her new reality.
Twin Knight is the sequel to Tezuka’s Princess Knight (Ribbon no Kishi), which was released in an omnibus by Vertical last year. The series revolves around Prince Daisy and Princess Violetta, the twin children of Princess Knight’s protaganist. When Daisy disappears, Violetta is forced to search for her brother, while also disguising herself as Daisy when needed to hide the knowledge of his disappearance.