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Herman Yau, myself, and Erica Lee
Monday, November 19, 2012
ACF 1718: VIZ launches new manga adventure series 07-GHOST
Emotionally Complex Characters And An
Will Appeal Equally To Shojo And Shonen Manga Fans
VIZ Media has announced the
launch on November 13th of its latest manga (graphic novel) series with the
debut of the gothic fantasy action series 07-GHOST. The new series, written and illustrated by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino
rated ‘T’ for Teens and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.
The paths of one evil god, two
rival empires, three unlikely bishops and seven brave ghosts converge in the
destiny of Teito Klein, a boy who vows to master a powerful artifact known as
the Eye of Mikael in order to lay bare the secrets of the world’s – and his own
– murky past. All Teito wants is to forget his dark past as an orphan and slave
and to graduate from Barsburg’s military academy with his best friend Mikage.
But when an overheard state secret triggers treasonous memories, he’s forced to
flee from the very empire he once sought to defend!
“07-GHOST is an emotionally complex ongoing series that will appeal
equally to shonen and shojo manga fans,” says Hope Donovan, Editor. “Fans have
been eagerly awaiting this license rescue. With its varied and entertaining
characters and action-filled plot, 07-GHOST will appeal strongly to readers
looking for supernatural action with
hints of romance and comedy. We look forward to new readers and fans diving
into this series!”
Yuki Amemiya and
Yukino Ichihara write and illustrate 07-GHOST, the duo’s first series. Since
its debut in 2005, 07-GHOST has been translated into a dozen
languages, and in 2009 it was adapted into a TV anime series that is also
available in North America on Crunchyroll. The 07-GHOST manga series also won a rare double-first
prize in the third Zero-Sum Comics Grand-Prix, meaning it was chosen for first
place by both readers and editors.
information on 07-GHOST, or other manga titles
from VIZ Media, visit www.viz.com.