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Steamforged Games, leading UK tabletop games developer and publisher (Monster Hunter World: The Board Game, DARK SOULS: The Board Game , Horizon Zero Dawn: The Board Game , Bardsung , Epic Encounters , and more) announce acquisition of the Euthia IP and a partnership with Czech studio, Diea Games, to resurrect the Euthia board game crowdfunding campaign that was cancelled in May  this year after raising over half a million dollars in just two days.  Euthia, rated 8.8 on BoardGameGeek and currently out-of-print, is an open-world fantasy sandbox RPG board game that initially ran on Kickstarter in 2020 and was well-received by the public. Described as Diablo-esque by reviewers, the game can be played competitively, solo, or cooperatively. News of the cancellation of the second crowdfunding campaign was felt throughout the tabletop community. With Steamforged's support, Diea Games are now able to realise their dream of becoming a full-time development studio and can continue their w

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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