News Golgo 13 Television Anime Greenlit
posted on 2007-12-22 12:57 EST
The official website of Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine has posted the cover image of its January 10 issue (on sale December 25) which indicates that Takao Saito's Golgo 13 assassin manga will be adapted for television anime. An interior page reveals that the anime project will start next spring in Japan.
The manga recounts the assignments that an amoral mercenary assassin named Duke "Golgo 13" Togo executes on almost every continent in the world. Big Comic has been serializing the title since 1968, and the 147th compiled volume was published in Japan on December 5. Viz Media has published 12 graphic novel volumes in English, under its Viz Signature imprint, since 2006. The manga has already been adapted as a live-action movie (Golgo 13: The Kowloon Assignment) and two animated movies (Golgo 13: The Professional, Golgo 13: Queen Bee). Worldwide Pictures released an English-dubbed version of the live-action movie, and Urban Vision released both animated movies with English dubbing and subtitles.
Source: Golgo 31