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Viz Adds Linebarrels of Iron Creators' Ultraman Manga

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Viz will start releasing the manga in August

In the first of two planned announcements this week, Viz Media revealed it will release the Ultraman manga by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi beginning in August.

Viz describes the story:

Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters known as Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero – a new kind of ULTRAMAN… Shinjiro is an ordinary teenager, but his father is the legendary Shin Hayata. When he learns that his father passed on the “Ultraman Factor” to him, and that he possesses incredible powers, nothing will ever be the same again?

The Linebarrels of Iron team launched their series based on Tsuburaya Production's most famous live-action special-effects hero in Monthly Hero's magazine in 2011. The manga's fifth compiled volume shipped in Japan on November 5. The series has over one million copes in print.

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