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North American publisher Dark Horse Comics announced during its Anime Weekend Atlanta panel on Saturday that it licensed the Trigun: Multiple Bullets and Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Detective Diary manga books.
Trigun: Multiple Bullets features a series of short stories by multiple authors. The 2011 one-volume anthology includes "Dodongo Kyōdai Honeycombed Village no Kettō" — the Trigun: Badlands Rumble film tie-in story drawn by original creator Yasuhiro Nightow — as well as stories by Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock), Yūsuke Takeyama (Dual Justice, Samurai Leaguers), Satoshi Mizukami (Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer), Kenji Mitsuyoshi and Koichi Ishikawa's studio Ark Performance (Terminator 3, Arpeggio of Blue Steel), Akira Sagami (Scramble Happy!), Yūga Takauchi (Mangaranai), and Masakazu Ishiguro (And Yet the Town Moves).
Takumi Yoshimura's Neon Genesis Evangelion: Shinji Ikari Detective Diary takes place in an alternate world where Kaworu Nagisa and Kaiji Ryoji are private eyes and Shinji Ikari seeks them out for help. The manga launched in Asuka magazine, the home of other Eva-based manga spinoffs like Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse, in 2010. Kadokawa Shoten published the second volume last year.
Dark Horse also announced that both Nightow's original Trigun manga and Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima's Lone Wolf and Cub manga will receive omnibus editions. Lone Wolf and Cub will be in a new, larger format that is roughly 5 by 7 inches.