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Portal Games announced the 51st State Ultimate Edition is coming soon to Gamefound and will included new content with the crowdfunding campaign The campaign launches in February 2022 with component upgrades, reprints of hard-to-find content, and a new expansion, No Man’s Land, designed by Ignacy Trzewiczek. 51st State was originally published in 2010, and was a breakout success for Portal Games. Set in the same universe as the fan favorite Neuroshima Hex , 51st State offered players a new way to fight for resources in the wastelands of America. The release of the 51st State Master Set in 2016 brought together the core game and both the original expansions, Winter and New Era in one box with an all-new look and improved gameplay. Three additional expansions have since been released for the Master Set, growing the line to a fan favorite. Portal Games wants to give players the definitive experience they deserve with the 51st State Ultimate Edition.  The 51st State Ultimate Edition coming

Vertical Adds GTO Prequel, Sequel Manga

Ed Chavez, the marketing director for the New York-based book publisher Vertical, announced on the ANNCast on Thursday that the company acquired the North American license to Tohru Fujisawa's manga series Shonan Junai-gumi and Shonan 14 Days, which serve as bookends to Fujisawa's Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) manga series.
Shonan Junai-gumi revolves around a pair of high school-age bikers, and GTO centers on one of the bikers, Eikichi Onizuka, after he vows to become the greatest teacher. Fujisawa has been continuing the story in the ongoing GTO: Shonan 14 Days manga.
Chavez revealed that Vertical will release Shonan Junai-gumi and Shonan 14 Days on alternating months starting next January. Shonan 14 Days will be released in odd months (January, March, and so on), and Shonan Junai-gumi will be released in even months. When asked about the status of the original GTO manga, Chavez said that the announced licenses were arranged prior to Tokyopop's closure, and that if they sell well enough in bookstores, the company would likely attempt to license "GTO proper" as well.
Fujisawa began serializing Shonan Junai-gumi in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine in 1990, and Kodnahsa published 31 book volumes by the series' end in 1996. In 1997, Fujisawa launched the sequal series GTO, and Kodansha released 25 volumes through 2002. Tokyopop published GTO in North America. In 2009, Fujisawa returned to the characters of Onizuka with Shonan 14 Days, which is still ongoing in Japan. Kodansha published the sixth compiled volume of Shonan 14 Days in February.
Tokyopop initially acquired the rights to GTO in 2001 and released the entire series in English, although it is now out of print. Tokyopop also released the first ten volumes of Shonan Junai-gumi under the title GTO: The Early Years.

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