Star Fruit Books has announced that it has released Kakio Tsurukawa’s Ikyoudo manga digitally on its website.
The story of Ikyoudo is described as:
Rokunosuke, the child of a poor farmer, lives a quiet albeit impoverished edo-era life… which crumbles when his family is ordered to pay cruelly high taxes. Rokunosuke swears revenge, but a hooded woman named Oyuki appears and warns him: “only demons murder people.” Rokunosuke vows to live in peace once more, but…
Ikyoudo, a sci-fi period piece about a man trying to avenge his father who was killed at the hands of a governor, got over 100,000 likes when first posted on Twitter. This complete edition also includes the highly anticipated sequel, Ikyoudo II.
Manga publisher Star Fruit Books has announced as part of the “#smallpubmanga” indie manga licensing event that it has licensed Keshi Kuraibe’s Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales manga and Yoko Miyako’s 36-page one-shot manga “Look Into My Eyes.”
Star Fruit Books describes Vasilisa! The Wise Princess and Other Classic Folktales as:
The Golden Apples have been stolen! Follow Vasilisa through a tale of epic adventure, Full of friendships, tears and laughter. Set in and fantasy world full of Siberian, Scandinavian, and other Eastern European folklore.
The publisher describes “Look Into My Eyes” as:
An idol group says their final goodbye to their fans. What dreams will they each pursue after breaking up for good?
Star Fruit Books will release the titles on its website and the releases will be DRM free.
Star Fruit Books has announced that it has licensed Makiru Momoto’s Monthly Shoujo Sunday (Gekkan Shōjo Sunday) manga anthology. The company will release the anthology “sometime [in] early 2021.”
Star Fruit Books describes the anthology:
Monthly Shoujo Sunday is a collection of 12 oneshots by the wonderful Momoto Makiru. Known for their alternative and sometimes experimental art, Makiru brings us unique stories that are both weird and enlightening.
Matt Haasch founded the Star Fruit Books company in Florida on May 26, 2020. The digital publisher’s releases will be available worldwide as .pdf and .cbz files.
Star Fruit Books has announced that it has licensed Kakio Tsurukawa’s “Zombie Sawanabe” 34-page one-shot manga, and will release it digitally on the company’s website in early October 2020.
Tsurukawa released the manga digitally in January 2020, based on a manuscript he drew in 2013.
Matt Haasch founded the Star Fruit Books company in Florida on May 26, 2020. The digital publisher’s releases will be available worldwide as .pdf and .cbz files. The company’s first license was Q-ta Minami’s Pop Life manga.
The new U.S. manga publisher Star Fruit Books has announced Q-ta Minami’s Pop Life manga as its first license. Star Fruit Books is planning to release the first volume of the two-volume slice-of-life series digitally in English through its website in September 2020.
The manga’s story focuses on manga creator Sakura, her son Kaede who goes to a correspondence high school, event company employee Akemi, and Akemi’s elementary school children Taichi and Ruru. The two fatherless families live calm, free, and gentle lives while supporting each other.
Minami launched the series digitally in 2016.
Matt Haasch founded Star Fruit Books in Florida on May 26, 2020. The digital publisher’s releases will be available worldwide as .pdf and .cbz files.