Vertical, Inc. announced during the company’s panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta 2012 that it has licensed Asumiko Nakamura’s Utsubora – A Story of a Novelist mystery manga.
The story begins when Aki Fujino, a beautiful girl who the novelist Mizorogi knew, dies under mysterious circumstances. Then a girl appears before Mizorogi, and although she introduces herself as Aki’s twin sister Sakura, her true identity is a complete mystery. As Mizorogi’s past ties with Aki come to light, people begin to suspect him of plagiarism. Mizorogi’s life spirals deeper into darkness as his editor and the police probe further into Aki’s death and Mizorogi’s connection with her.
Vertical will publish the manga in one omnibus, which is scheduled to be released in June 2013.