The North American manga and anime distributor and offline/online publisher has announced new manga series and a special offer for first-time subscribers to the services provided by the company. It is happy to announce that it will be publishing and distributing the shounen-ai fantasy manga 07-GHOST by Yuki Amemiya (story) and Yukino Ichihara (art). For further details on all the manga news around VizMedia – see below!
07-GHOST is a shoujo manga with an intense feeling of shounen-ai. It originally comes out in the Japanese magazine Comic ZERO-SUM and has been running since November 2005. In 2009, a 25-episode-long TV series adaptation was released by Studio Deen. The story has a large fan base, even if it is the first ever collaboration between the two creators. 07-GHOST has been translated into many languages, but this will be the first time it will be released in a volume version in North America. The manga will cost a standard price of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.
From the press-release:
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!
Image: © Yuki Amemiya/Yukino Ichihara/ICHIJINSHA
Additionally, the publisher has shared that it will allow users to get a free volume 1 manga with every download of the the free application for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, android smart phones and tablets, and kindle fire. The offer is available through November 20, 2012. The offer means that whoever downloads the free app for the very first time for their Apple iPad®, iPhone® or iPod® touch, Android smart phone or tablet, or the recently debuted Kindle Fire, will be allowed to choose a FREE volume 1 of their choice from a list of over 50 different titles!
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.
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