Now from Rockport Publishers and including new content: Saigami, Volume 1. A troubled girl' s life changes when she ends up in a fantasy world with dragons, curious characters, and her own emerging ability to control flames. The girl known as Ayumi is a troubled European teenager who feels lost, like a stranger in her world. Her father left when she was little, while her mother' s work means she is never around. A love of manga and books keeps her happy, while honest-to-goodness friends seem to be something only other people have. But this is not the case in the fantasy land known as Aesztrea. In this strange new world, there are dragons, creatures, and warriors who can wield power beyond our wildest imagination. When Ayumi arrives in Aesztrea, she learns that she may also be a Saigami. This warrior class of supernatural and superhuman abilities is one of the most honored and respected people in this new world. For the first time in her life, her potential is limitless, and she has seemingly found a place and a people where she can belong. But not all is right in Aesztrea, and there is a gnawing threat that the citizens can feel growing. Ayumi will have to face her own demons to get to the bottom of this and determine who she wants to be. Saturday AM, the world' s most diverse manga-inspired comics, are now presented in a new format! Introducing Saturday AM TANKS, the new graphic novel format similar to Japanese Tankobons where we collect the global heroes and artists of Saturday AM. These handsome volumes have select color pages, revised artwork, and innovative post-credit scenes that help bring new life to our popular BIPOC, LGBTQ, and/or culturally diverse characters. The inaugural Saturday AM TANKS include: Apple Black, Hammer, Saigami, Oblivion Rouge, Massively Multiplayer World of Ghosts, and Clock Striker.
"A taste of a fantastical world that manga lovers will adore. " * Kirkus Reviews *
Seny (AO Vioral) is a European LGBTQ creator, born and raised in Pecs, Hungary. Known online as "SaigamiProject," she' s been active in the Western manga scene for over a decade. She aspires to create stories with proper representation of relatable, diverse characters who may be LGBTQ or strong-willed female leads that will inspire young readers. She' s one of the co-founders of Saturday AM, the world' s most diverse manga brand. Saturday AM is a unique digital comics brand featuring an ever-growing catalog of popular, exclusive, and diverse action manga-style webcomics by independent creators from around the world. Among the nearly 50 visionary artists on the Saturday AM team are @WhytManga (Apple Black), @JeyOdin (Hammer), and @saigaimiproject (Saigami). To learn more about Saturday AM, visit saturday-am. com, or find them on Instagram (@saturday_am), YouTube (youtube. com/user/MyFutprint), and Twitter (@saturday_am).