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Ultraman/ Linebarrels of Iron Manga Creators Shimizu, Shimoguchi to Attend Comic-Con Int'l

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Viz to release Ultraman manga in N. America

Viz Media announced during its FanimeCon panel on Friday that Ultraman manga creators Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi will attend this year's Comic-Con International. The convention will take place July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Viz Media announced in February that it will ship the first volume of the Ultraman manga 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 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 copies in print.

A new Ultraman television series titled Ultraman X is slated to premiere in July.

Shimizu and Shimoguchi also created the Linebarrels of Iron manga, which inspired an anime adaptation in 2008. The manga ran in Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine and ended in April.


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