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VIZ Media Launches PLATINUM END Manga Series

I received a copy of the first book of this manga series and I found it pretty interesting, though it’s sort of like Death Note with angels instead of Shinigami (god of death). In a way, it’s also a little like Eden of the East in a survival of the fittest type of competition between 13 people with powers instead of a lot of money. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, it would probably make a pretty cool anime (if it isn’t one already). Though I think it takes awhile to adapt manga to anime and usually a series will run pretty long before it turns into one.

Platinum End by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Platinum End by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata

VIZ MEDIA DELIVERS FIRST VOLUME OF MANGA SERIES PLATINUM END

Dark Supernatural Fantasy Arrives In Dedicated Series Form From The Legendary Creative Duo Behind DEATH NOTE And BAKUMAN

San Francisco, CA, September 20, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, offers a paranormal dark fantasy about humans and angels by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, creators of DEATH NOTE and BAKUMAN。.

PLATINUM END launches on October 4th, is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers, and will be published under the company’s Shonen Jump imprint. Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also will be available digitally from VIZ.com/read and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores. Future volumes of the ongoing series will be published twice a year.

In PLATINUM END, as his classmates celebrate their middle school graduation, troubled Mirai is mired in darkness. But his battle is just beginning when he receives some salvation from above in the form of an angel. Now Mirai is pitted against 12 other chosen humans in a battle in which the winner becomes the next god of the world. Mirai has an angel in his corner, but he may need to become a devil to survive.

“PLATINUM END’s digital-exclusive chapter releases have been thrilling readers and we are very excited to now launch the series on its own,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s latest creation showcases the duo’s characteristic crisp artwork and edgy storyline. We look forward to manga fans diving into the launch of the opening volume next month!”

Writer Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series DEATH NOTE and BAKUMAN.

Takeshi Obata first achieved international recognition as the artist of the wildly popular Weekly Shonen Jump title, HIKARU NO GO, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei “New Hope” Award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga Award. He went on to illustrate the smash hit supernatural crime thriller, DEATH NOTE, as well as the hugely successful manga BAKUMAN and ALL YOU NEED IS KILL.

For additional information on anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.