VIZ Media to Release Deluxe Collector's Edition of CLAMP's Apocalyptic Manga Series, X

Nov 1st 2011

Manga Powerhouse CLAMP Delivers A Prophetic Vision Of The End Of The World That Ponders Man's Biology, Ethics And Ideals

San Francisco, CA, October 27, 2011Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced the upcoming release of a deluxe collector's edition for X, the apocalyptic action epic from the internationally renowned manga (graphic novel) creative team of CLAMP. X 3-in-1 Edition, Volume 1, debuts on November 8th, is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens, and will carry an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN.

Each of Viz Media's X releases bundles three complete manga volumes and features 24 pages of gorgeous, full-color illustrations never before published outside Japan! The pages are also printed in their original right-to-left reading order and presented in the highest quality.

As X (previously released in the United States as X/1999) opens, Kamui Shiro is a young man followed by mystery. He was taken from Tokyo by his mother while still a child and had to leave behind his dearest friends, including the gentle Kotori and her brother Fuma, following a terrible incident that claimed their mother's life. Returning to Tokyo following his mother's death, Kamui is a changed young man – moody and distant to his old friends, yet determined to protect them from the dark forces that swirl around him. It turns out that he is the nexus of a great cataclysm to come, and the inheritor to a strange destiny that could decide the fate of the entire world.

“X is the newest series to join our library deluxe collector's edition manga titles, and its gripping story will resonate with a wide array of readers,” says Andy Nakatani, Editorial Director. “The manga creators of CLAMP forged new ground by blending the intricate artwork characteristic of the shojo, or girls, manga genre with the graphic action more often found in 'seinen,' or manga aimed at older male readers. This edition is a great way for fans to revisit the series in a new way, and is also an entry point for new readers to discover the riveting and sometimes controversial manga works created by CLAMP!”

CLAMP is an artistic team composed of four women – Satsuki Igarashi, Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Nanase Ohkawa – whose works are loved my millions of fans worldwide. They debuted with the manga series, RG Veda, in 1989 and went on to create such internationally bestselling series as X/1999, Magic Knight Rayearth, Cardcaptor Sakura, Angelic Layer, Chobits, xxxHOLiC and Tsubasa, RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, all of which have been adapted into popular TV anime series. In addition to manga, CLAMP also produces illustrations, book designs, screenplays, and essays.

For more information on X and other Viz Media manga titles, please visit www.viz.com/manga.

About Viz Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Viz Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha, Inc., Shogakukan, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, Viz Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. Viz Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about Viz Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.


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