(LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2008) – What do a struggling L.A. actor and a beautiful female ninja have in common? Read on to find out!Seven Seas Entertainment
is excited to debut “The Ninja Diaries,” a new weekly manga series created exclusively for Metromix Los Angeles by Seven Seas Entertainment
. “The Ninja Diaries” will launch on the cover of Metromix's July 23rd print issue – available for free in news boxes around Los Angeles – and it will unfold, week after week, on a full page in the back of the paper. The current week's installment + complete story archives will be housed on metromix.com, along with “Ninja Diaries” web exclusives and additional information about LA comic book shops and local comics events.
“The Ninja Diaries” is, essentially, a romantic action-comedy that tells the story of a seemingly lost ninja-turned-LA-actor and the free-spirited female ninja who ventures to Los Angeles to bring him back to his clan. Of course things take an unexpected turn and the mismatched couple find themselves on the run amid the textured and colorful world of LA nightlife.
After “The Ninja Diaries” runs in Metromix L.A., Seven Seas
will publish the serial manga in graphic novel format.
Written by LA-based Nunzio Defilippis
and Christina Weir
, a writing team who have worked in television, film, video games and comics, “The Ninja Diaries” is just one of many high action content series that the pair has created. They spent two seasons on the staff of HBO
's “Arli$$” and contributed stories for Disney's “Kim Possible.” They also worked extensively for superhero comics Marvel and DC, such as “New X-Men
,” “Hellions,” “Adventures of Superman” and “Checkmate.” In the field of manga, the team has adapted numerous series from Del Rey
, and created two original English-language manga series for Seven Seas Entertainment
, “Amazing Agent Luna” and “Destiny's Hand.”
“The Ninja Diaries'” vivid and bold artwork is illustrated by Elmer Damaso. A self-taught artist, Damaso is now a professional comic book designer and has drawn “Speed Racer
,” “10 Beautiful Assassins” among other projects for Seven Seas Entertainment
. In addition to his work for Seven Seas
, Elmer also provides spot illustrations for K
-Zone Philippines, K
-Zone Australia, K
-Zone International and concept designs for various companies locally and abroad.
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment
is devoted to producing original manga content, graphic novels and youth literature, and bringing the best in Japanese licenses to North American audiences. Seven Seas
' website (gomanga.com) has become a daily stop for thousands of visitors eager to read manga online and contribute to an ever-growing forum community.
Distributed through the LA Times Media Group, Metromix Los Angeles is the ultimate local entertainment guide for where to go and what to do in LA. From the hottest restaurants and bars, to the latest in events, music, movies, style, TV, MMX LA is now the destination to follow the exclusive manga series “The Ninja Diaries” as well as keep up-to-date on comic book happenings in Los Angeles