Portland, Oregon (May 22, 2023) — Comikey is pleased to announce the launch of “ENDO” (エンド), a manga from Shogakukan’s MangaOne division. The series has been adapted to manga format by author-artist Giuseppe Durato (Peppe). It tells the life story of Fosco Maraini, who together with his wife Topazia Alliata and their three children Dacia, Yuki and Toni, were interned in a prison camp near Nagoya during WWII.
The company is also excited to share it has licensed 12 popular SQUARE ENIX titles, including “Smoking Behind the Supermarket with You” (スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり). The series is planned for launch on the 23rd of May, 2023. The story is about a middle-aged, overworked office worker, who finds solace in a supermarket worker's smile, who is invited to smoke behind the building with a mysterious girl in a biker jacket.
Summary: It's the early 20th century. The Italian man, Fosco Maraini, came to Japan with his family as a scholar in an era when you could hear the step of military boots in the streets. He got on well with his Japanese neighbors and life was peaceful.
Then, all of that came to an end. Changes in the political situation between Japan and Italy meant that he and his family suddenly became prisoners of war as 'enemy aliens.' Arrested and sent to a concentration camp, the thing they really wanted to protect was...
This is the story of a real family who fought against their fate during the massive upheaval that changed the world.
Author & Artist: Peppe
Release Date: May 22nd, 2023 PST
The following SQUARE ENIX manga are localized by Comikey and released on the Company’s website, as well as iOS and Android mobile apps. Due to popular demand, these titles will be available on the platform in uncensored format.