Dark Horse Comics to Publish Gantz G Manga

Dark Horse Comics announced at its panel at Emerald City Comic Con that it will release Hiroya Oku and Keita Iizuka’s Gantz G spin-off manga starting with the first volume on June 13, 2018.

The manga launched in Shueisha’s Miracle Jump in November 2015 and ended on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ digital magazine last year after Miracle Jump halted publication. The third and final compiled volume shipped in Japan in March 2017.

Dark Horse also plans to release omnibus editions of Oku’s original Gantz manga in 2018.

Source: ANN

Dark Horse Comics to Release Gallery Edition for Lone Wolf and Cub Manga

Dark Horse Comics has announced at Emerald City Comicon that it will publish a Lone Wolf and Cub Gallery Edition. The company has not yet announced a release date, but confirmed that it will be a single volume.

The gallery edition will reprint select pages at the size at which they were originally drawn. These pages will include any corrections or margin notes that the late artist Goseki Kojima created when he first drew the manga in the early 1970s. The pages will be selected from the archive of Lone Wolf and Cub writer Kazuo Koike.

First Comics premiered Lone Wolf and Cub in English in May 1987. The series was one of the first manga published in North America, and the first manga to be released in North America on a monthly schedule. Dark Horse began releasing the series in 2000 as the first manga series to be published in North America straight to graphic novels that corresponded with the Japanese releases. In 2013, Dark Horse began releasing the series in omnibus format. Dark Horse’s Lone Wolf and Cub editions have around 1.3 million copies in print.

Source: ANN

Dark Horse Comics Licenses Wandering Island Manga

Anime News Network is reporting that Dark Horse Comics has licensed Kenji Tsuruta’s Wandering Island (Bōken Electriciteit-tō – Wandering Island) manga and will release the first volume on July 19, 2016. Dana Lewis will handle translation and Susie Lee will handle lettering.

The book will retail for US$14.99. It will feature French cover flaps with the above illustration, as well as eight interior color pages that were printed in grayscale in the original Japanese release of the first volume.

Source: ANN

Dark Horse to Release Omnibus Edition of Blade of the Immortal

Dark Horse Comics announced at its San Diego Comic-Con panel that it will release an omnibus edition of Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal manga. Editor Philip Simon noted that Dark Horse has not yet set a date for the release.

Each omnibus volume of the manga will include three original volumes, and each one will retail for US$19.99. The final omnibus volume will include Junichi Ohsako’s Blade of the Immortal: Legend of the Sword Demon novel. Dark Horse originally published the novel in 2009.

Simon noted at the panel that the first omnibus volume will “probably” use the cover from the original version’s second volume “Cry of the Worm.”

Source: ANN

Dark Horse Adds 170 Manga Volumes on ComiXology

Dark Horse Comics is now making titles in its catalog available on ComiXology, and among those titles are 170 manga volumes.

Those manga volumes include:

  • Appleseed (5 volumes with Appleseed ID)
  • Astro Boy (8 volumes)
  • Black Magic (1 volume)
  • Blade of the Immortal (6 volumes)
  • Blood+ (6 volumes)
  • Blood-C (3 volumes)
  • Bride of the Water God (17 volumes)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibuses (4 volumes)
  • Chobits (2 volumes)
  • Crying Freeman (5 volumes)
  • Dominion (1 volume)
  • Drug and Drop (2 volumes)
  • Ghost Talker’s Daydream (6 volumes)
  • Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (13 volumes)
  • Lady Snowblood (4 volumes)
  • Legal Drug Omnibus
  • Lone Wolf & Cub (28 volumes)
  • Magic Knight Rayearth (2 volumes)
  • MPD-Psycho (11 volumes)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Raising Project (15 volumes)
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse (4 volumes)
  • Oh My Goddess! (6 volumes)
  • Old Boy (8 volumes)
  • Path of the Assassin (10 volumes)
  • Samurai Executioner (10 volumes)

Source: The Fandom Post

Dark Horse Announces Manga Licenses

North American manga and comics publisher Dark Horse Comics revealed at its Anime Central panel that it has licensed the following manga:

  • Kentarou Miura’s Giganto Maxia
  • CLAMP’s RG Veda
  • Spike Chunsoft and Takashi Tsukimi’s Danganronpa: The Animation
  • Kengo Hanazawa’s I Am a Hero

Kentarou Miura published the Giganto Maxia mini-series in Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine in 2013-2014.

Dark Horse’s release of RG Veda will be based on the current five-volume omnibus version from Kadokawa. Dark Horse will be releasing the series in three volumes, so each volume will be about 600 pages long. The publisher will release the first volume in August 2016.

Takashi Tsukimi launched the Danganronpa: The Animation manga based on Spike Chunsoft’s story in Kadokawa’s Shōnen Ace magazine in March 2013, and the manga ended in the same magazine in July 2014. Dark Horse will publish the first of four volumes in March 2016.

Dark Horse will release I Am Hero in a 2-in-1 omnibus format, and each volume will include color reproductions of the fully-painted color story pages that began each of the Japanese volumes. The publisher plans to release the first volume in April 2016.

Source: ANN