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Yen+ Adds Manga by I.G's Avi Arad, Jun'ichi Fujisaku

posted on by Gia Manry
Stigmata's YaSung Ko draws The Innocent with former Marvel Studios CEO, Blood+ director

The American publisher Yen Press announced on Monday that it would add The Innocent manga series to its Yen Plus digital anthology. The series was created by Avi Arad, former Marvel Entertainment Chief Creative Officer (CCO)/Marvel Studios CEO and current chair of Production I.G. USA, along with Blood+ television anime director Jun'ichi Fujisaku and Korean manhwa/manga artist YaSung Ko (Stigmata). The first chapter of The Innocent runs in the April issue of Yen Plus, which also launched on Monday.

The series revolves around a detective who, after being executed for a crime he did not commit, is sent back to earth with special powers to prevent similar executions of the innocent.

The series premiered in Japan in the October 2010 issue of Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine last August. Production I.G first revealed the project at Anime Expo last July.

Update: More background information added.

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