VIZ Media announced Nier: Automata: Short Story Long and Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection as new publishing acquisitions during its official panel, held this past weekend at Anime Expo 2018.
The first of the two titles, Nier: Automata: Short Story Long, is a collection of short fiction and novellas based on the bestselling video game, NieR: Automata, which has sold more than two million copies. The second novel of two stand-alone volumes (Long Story Short will debut in October 2018), the book expands the world and characters of the video game, including insights into beloved characters and story settings. Also announced was Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection, a chilling new hardcover collection of 13 tales from the master of horror. Both new titles are scheduled for print and digital publication in the spring of 2019. Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.
NIER: AUTOMATA: SHORT STORY LONG by Jun Eishima and Yoko Taro
Short fiction from the world of NieR: Automata, including the classic novella “The Flame of Prometheus,” the short story “A Much Too Silent Sea,” and original tales of A2, Emil and more.
SMASHED: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION by Junji Ito
Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Try not to be noticed when you eat the secret nectar, otherwise you’ll get smashed. What horrific events happened to create the earthbound—people tied to a certain place for the rest of their short lives? Then, a strange haunted house comes to town, but no one expects it to lead to a real hell. Welcome to Junji Ito’s world, a world with no escape from endless nightmares.