Here’s some news just in time for spooky season. ABLAZE is bringing Masaaki Ninomiya’s modern-day horror manga masterpiece, Gannibal, to Kickstarter. The bestselling 13-volume horror manga series, published in Japan by Nihon Bungeisha, has become a worldwide hit with publications in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Brazil, Korea, and Thailand and will now make its highly anticipated English-language debut, with limited edition hardcovers available via Kickstarter. Fans can support the project on Kickstarter.
ABLAZE is a publishing company releasing a variety of titles—in different formats, genres, and age ranges—original material, crowdfunded titles, reprints, art books, including international titles from Europe, Asia (manga, manhwa), Webtoons, and more. The mantra of ABLAZE is quality first, to give creators a platform to bring new voices into the conversation.
A terrifying thriller series rich in tension and suspense, Gannibal has been adapted into a live-action TV series directed by Shinzo Katayama (director of J-horror movie Missing) that currently streams on Disney+/Hulu and stars Yuya Yagira, Sho Kasamatsu, and Riho Yoshioka. In the series, Daigo Agawa is a resident police officer recently assigned to the remote mountain village of Kuge. He is initially warmly welcomed by the villagers. Still, with the suspicious death of an old woman, he gradually becomes aware of the anomaly of the village and begins to suspect that “The people in this village are eating people.”
“Gannibal is a powerful and truly scary story,” says Rich Young, co-founder of ABLAZE. “Horror manga is renowned for its deeply affecting stories, and Gannibal will definitely stay with readers long after the first reading.”
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