Vertical licenses Princess Knight and Drops of God manga series!

Manga company Vertical has licensed two new manga to add to its collection: Princess Knight and Drops of God. Vertical has always been known to make daring licensing choices; will this be different?

Princess Knight is a Shojo fantasy manga by Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Kimba) that ran in Shojo Club from 1953 to 1956 with 2 volumes, which Vertical will release soon. A sequel series, Twin Knight, also helmed by Tezuka, ran in Nakayoshi 1958 with one volume. A third series, also by Tezuka, ran in Nakayoshi from 1963 to 1966 with three volumes. An anime series, directed by Tezuka, ran in Japan from 1967 to 1968 with 52 episodes. An anime film opened in Japan in 1994, and was directed by Masayoshi Nishida (Eyeshield 21, Mokke). Princess Knight is credited as being the manga that first popularized Shojo in Japan.

Drops of God, written by Tadashi Agi and illustrated by Shu Okimoto, is a manga series about win which began serializing in Weekly Morning on November 2004, and is still ongoing with 25 volumes. Vertical plans on releasing at least the first two.

I wonder how well these two manga series will do for Vertical?

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

EDIT: Vertical will release volume 1 of Princess Knight in October, and volume 1 of Drops of God in September.

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