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Viz's Shonen Jump to Run All You Need Is Kill Manga

posted on 2013-12-26 12:50 EST
Death Note's Obata adapts novel that inspired Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow film

The manga adaptation of the science fiction novel All You Need Is Kill will run in Viz Media's English digital version of Weekly Shonen Jump in North America, at the same time that the manga will run in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in Japan.

Artist Takeshi Obata (Hikaru no Go, Death Note) will launch the manga of this 2004 novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (Modern Magic Made Simple) in Young Jump's combined 6th/7th 2014 issue, which will ship on January 9. Ryōsuke Takeuchi (ST&RS) is drafting the story adaptation, and Obata is basing the character designs on the original novel illustration work by Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze).

All You Need Is Kill revolves around a battle-armored soldier who finds himself dying and reincarnating over and over again during an alien invasion. Viz Media published Sakurazaka's novel in English to launch its Haikasoru imprint for Japanese science fiction and fantasy.

Edge of Tomorrow, a live-action film adaptation of the novel, will open in the United States on June 6, 2014 after being delayed earlier from this year. The film stars Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Charlotte Riley, Kick Gurry, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

Viz will publish another All You Need Is Kill graphic novel adaptation — separate from Young Jump's manga — next May. Writer Nick Mamatas (Move Under Ground) and artist Lee Ferguson (Green Arrow, Miranda Mercury) are working on this graphic novel.

Source: Comic Natalie


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