The future is nothing but mind games.
From the New World
story by Yusuke Kishi
art by Toru Oikawa
Paperback, approx. 200 pages, 4.75 x 6.75 inches
vol. 1 978-1-939130-13-6 Buy.
vol. 2 978-1-939130-14-3 Buy.
vol. 3 978-1-939130-29-7 Buy.
vol. 4 978-1-939130-30-3 Buy.
vol. 5 978-1-939130-98-3 Buy.
vol. 6 978-1-941220-35-1 Buy.
vol. 7 978-1-941220-53-5 Buy.
U.S.$10.95 / CAN$11.95
Saki and her schoolmates enjoy what they consider normal lives in a peaceful provincial setting. Only, their village cannot be of today; its customs differ from those of any known Japan. When the buddies set out on a fateful journey, what awaits are shattering truths—for them and for us.
Past winner of the Japan Horror Novel Grand Prize and the Japan Mystery Writers Association Award, genre-spanning novelist Yusuke Kishi garnered the 29th Japan SF Grand Prize with From the New World, here adapted with his merry blessing and with eye-opening pizzazz by rookie comics artist Toru Oikawa.
Yusuke Kishi was born in 1959 in Osaka. He graduated from Kyoto University with a degree in Economics. After working for a life insurance company for several years, Kishi started his writing career as a freelancer. He has twice won the coveted Japan Horror Association Award, and boasts bestselling status in Japan.
“"As a comic, From the New World is a really interesting piece of fiction...This type of high-fantasy is extremely rare in manga being localized currently, and I like what I’ve read so far.”
"Oikawa contributes attractive art—the Morph Rats are suitably creepy, the backgrounds are detailed, and the action scenes well-designed (and, of course, the attractive youngsters are quite attractive)—to this very audience-pleasing story. This is aimed squarely at that large audience that loves both manga and The Hunger Games, and isn't too picky about it."—Andrew Wheeler
"From the New World's first two volumes begin a fascinating and yet unsettling story of a possible future with no transparency. It is easy to get pulled into Saki's world and to encourage she and her friends to question it, even when the consequences become dire. The art can get far too sexualized, and the story itself gets very dark and disturbing, but if you're looking for something new in the dystopian way, this adaptation of Yūsuke Kishi's novel is absolutely worth checking out." —Anime News Network