VIZ Media Is Launching the GANGSTA. Manga Series on February 18, 2014

VIZ Media has announced that the company will be releasing the first volume of Kohske’s tense crime thriller manga series, GANGSTA. on February 18, 2014. The series is rated “M” for Mature Readers, and is being published under the VIZ Signature imprint. Each print volume features a special two-sided full color frontispiece insert, and will retail for $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN.

In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.

Leyla Aker, Vice President of Publishing and GANGSTA. Editor says, “GANGSTA. is an incredibly accomplished and addicting take on the neo-noir crime genre. The storyline features plenty of high drama, low comedy and, of course, tons of action, all rendered in a fresh art style that’s as sharp-edged as the violence it depicts. The antiheroes of the story, Nic and Worick, are easy to root for, as is Alex, the damsel in distress. But no one’s quite what they seem, and the series pulls you in as the mysteries of their pasts are slowly revealed.”

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