Vertical Adds ‘Tokyo ESP’ Manga License

Vertical Adds ‘Tokyo ESP’ Manga License Vertical has added a new pickup on the manga side for 2015 with the acquisition of Tokyo ESP. The series, which began in 2010, comes from Hajime Segawa and is currently serialized in Shounen Ace magazine. Veertical has slated a tentative October 6th, 2015 release date where they’ll be releasing this series in omnibus form with two volumes in one. The Japanese releases currently have six volumes out there. an anime adaptation debuted last year and FUNimation simulcast that series as well as picked up the home video rights, making for some good complementary releases there.

Plot concept: Urushiba Rinka was a fairly normal high school girl, though she was a bit poor and her only family was her father. Then one day, she saw a penguin and some glowing fish swimming through the sky. Rinka might have thought it was a hallucination if there hadn’t been another witness with her, a boy from her school with a strangely scratched-up face.

Contact with a fish caused her to pass out, and when she awoke, she had developed the power to move through inanimate objects… such as the floor of her apartment! Later, a call from her father showed her that she was not the only one the flying fish bestowed with hard-to-control superpowers! What exactly is going on here? And does Rinka’s classmate know more about this situation than he’s letting on?