News Shonen Ace Posts Cloverfield Movie Tie-In Manga Online
posted on 2008-01-16 04:55 EST by Egan Loo
On January 11, the website for Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shonen Ace magazine posted the first chapter of a tie-in manga for Cloverfield, the upcoming American monster film from Paramount Pictures. Artist Yoshiki Togawa centers the Cloverfield: Kishin manga around a Japanese high school boy named Kishin. Kishin's fate is tied to the apocalyptic events that take place half a world away in New York City. Togawa will draw four installments in the manga, but each installment will be taken offline as a next one appears. The second installment will be posted online in late February.
American producer J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Mission Impossible 3) conceived of Cloverfield when he visited a toy store in Japan and decided that the United States needed a monster that was just as "intense" and scary as Godzilla. The movie pays homage to its Japanese inspiration by beginning with a going-away party for a man heading to Japan. The films will open in the United States on January 18 and in Japan this spring.
Source: Cloverfield Clues
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