The Same Hat boys announce that the AX anthology will appear at Top Shelf. This is exciting news because AX is a respected anthology of unusual manga that rose from the ashes of GARO, the influential anthology that one might call the WEIRDO of Manga.

We’ve posted extensively about AX before, but remember that it’s an anthology book published by Seirinkogeisha, that took up the reins of GARO after they closed their doors and ran with the weirdness. Tokyo Zombie originally was serialized in AX, along with works by Suehiro Maruo, Shinichi Abe, Nishioka Kyoudai, Naoto Yamakawa, Usamaru Furuya, Toshio Saeki, Akino Kondoh, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Toyo Kataoka, and many many many other amazing mangaka.

I don’t have anything to do with this book, but recently learned about it and got permission to break the news to ya’ll (and of course, am supremely jealous I didn’t get to edit or translate for the book!). The full table of contents details have not yet been made available, but I hope to hear more specifics this Fall and post them here.

It’s am impressive lineup, so this goes high on the “eagerly awaited” list.