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Viz' Haikasoru to Release Miyuki Miyabe's The Gate of Sorrows Novel

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sequel novel to The Book of Heroes novel slated for summer 2016

Viz Media announced on Thursday via a press release that it has licensed Miyuki Miyabe's The Gate of Sorrows (Hitan no Mon) novel and will release it in both print and digital editions in English in summer 2016 through its Haikasoru imprint.

Viz describes the novel:

In The Gate of Sorrows, a series of murders shocks Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, but Shigenori, a retired police detective, is instead obsessed with a gargoyle that seems to move. College freshman Kotaro launches a web-based investigation of the killer, and comes to find that answers may lie within an abandoned building in the center of Japan's busiest neighborhood, and beyond the gate of sorrows. In this New Adult sequel to Miyabe's The Book of Heroes, you will meet monsters from other worlds and ordinary horrors that surpass even supernatural threats.

Miyabe published the novel in two volumes on January 15 in Japan. The novel is a sequel to Miyabe's earlier The Book of Heroes (Eiyū no Sho) novel, featuring the same setting but with different characters.

Gonzo adapted Miyabe's 1999 Brave Story serialized novel into an anime film in 2006. Viz published Miyabe's Brave Story novel in North America in 2007. Yoichiro Ono adapted the novel into a manga in 2004. Mariner Books translated and released her All She Was Worth (Kasha) novel in North America in 1999, and Kodansha USA also released Crossfire, Shadow Family, The Devil's Whisper, and The Sleeping Dragon novels in North America.

Viz released Miyabe's The Book of Heroes and Ico: Castle in the Mist novels, as well as her Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo horror story collection, through its Haikasoru imprint.

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