Death Note/Bakuman Creators Show New Platinum End Manga's Color Image
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Manga creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman) unveiled a color visual for their upcoming Platinum End manga on Monday.
Ohba and Obata also revealed some details on the manga's story. It will be a story of "a human and an angel," which will center around Mirai Kakehashi, a boy who "does not seek out hope in order to live."
The manga is formally launching in the December issue of Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine on November 4. However, the 45th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will preview the first eight pages of the story on October 5.
Ohba and Obata published the second half of a two-chapter prequel manga for their Bakuman manga in the 44th issue on Monday.
The two creators serialized the Bakuman. manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 2008 to 2012, and Shueisha published over 15 million copies of the manga's 20 compiled volumes. The manga inspired three television anime series from 2010 to 2013. Viz Media published the manga in North America, and Media Blasters released part of the television anime on DVD in North America. A live-action film will open in Japan on October 3.
The duo serialized the Death Note supernatural suspense manga in 2003-2006, and it has 30 million copies in print worldwide. The manga inspired three live-action films (including one spinoff centering on L), a 37-episode television anime series, and the recent live-action television series in Japan. The manga is inspiring a new movie next year.
Death Note also inspired a musical by a Japanese and American team that ran at Tokyo's Nissay Theatre from April 6-29. Warner Brothers has been developing a planned live-action film in the United States.
Source: Comic Natalie