VIZ Media Announces a Simultaneous Digital Release With Japan of Takeshi Obata’s All You Need Is Kill Manga

VIZ Media offers time-loop sci-fi military action from one of the biggest names in manga with the debut of Takeshi Obata’s All You Need Is Kill on June 19, 2014, the same day it is available in Japan. The new manga will release digitally across all platforms serviced by and the VIZ Manga app, and will also be available on the storefronts for the Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and NOOK.

All You Need Is Kill Volumes 1 & 2 are rated “T+” for Older Teens and will each carry a digital MSRP of $6.99. VIZ Media plans to release a deluxe omnibus print volume on November 4, 2014 under its Shonen Jump Advanced imprint (MSRP U.S. $14.99 / CAN $16.99).

Takeshi Obata’s All You Need Is Kill ran in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga magazine earlier this year and is the stunning manga realization of the popular Japanese sci-fi novel, written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. In the rousing action story, when the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his fifth iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death?

The bestselling All You Need Is Kill novel also inspired a new live-action summer blockbuster – Edge of Tomorrow – starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton that is scheduled to premiere in U.S. theaters on June 6, 2014.

Andy Nakatani, Editor, says, “Takeshi Obata interprets this critically acclaimed novel in a new way with his manga treatment of All You Need Is Kill, and we can’t wait for fans to discover the exciting new digital release in June, debuting just after the highly anticipated premiere of the Edge of Tomorrow film. Riveting characters and climactic action tale are depicted with Obata’s signature flair. Don’t miss this special new release from one of the most renowned creators of the manga genre!”

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