Bokurano: Ours New SigIKKI Manga Title from the Viz Signature Line

Feb 3rd 2010

SAVING THE WORLD IS HARD…
SAVING YOURSELF IS EVEN HARDER
IN EXCITING NEW MANGA SERIES
BOKURANO: OURS

An Innocent Game Turns Deadly In New Sci-Fi Manga

San Francisco, CA, February 3, 2010 – Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will delight fans with the release of Mohiro Kitoh's manga series, BOKURANO: OURS on February 16th. The manga is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will be published under the VIZ Signature imprint and carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN.

One summer, fifteen kids innocently wander into a nearby seaside cave. There they meet a strange man who invites them to play an exciting new video game. This game, he explains, pits one lone giant robot against a horde of alien invaders. To play the game, all they have to do is sign a simple contract. The game stops being fun when the kids find out the true purpose of their pact.

“This release continues to demonstrate the success of our innovative partnership with Japan's IKKI magazine, and sci-fi fans and manga connoisseurs won't want to miss the debut of this addictive series,” says Leyla Aker, Senior Editorial Manager, Viz Media. “Fans of Mohiro Kitoh already know that he's a master at blending psychological suspense with amazing action, and we're excited to introduce his work to a whole new readership.”

BOKURANO: OURS is one of the flagship series of IKKI magazine, published in Japan since 2003 and home to some of the most innovative and compelling titles in the world of contemporary manga. The series is currently available to read online at SigIKKI.com, the groundbreaking web destination for a broad range of unique manga designed for mature audiences.

Mohiro Kitoh made his manga debut in 1995 with the series, Vandemiere's Wings. In addition to Shadow Star, his other notable manga works include, Hallucination from the Womb and Zansho – A Collection of Short Stories. BOKURANO: OURS was adapted into a novel, Bokurano: Alternative, by Ohki Renji as well as a 24-episode animated series produced by studio GONZO.

For more information on other VIZ Signature titles and to check out a sneak peek of Chapter one through six of BOKURANO:OURS please visit www.SigIKKI.com.

About Viz Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan's largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact Viz Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at www.VIZ.com.


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