Yen Press to Simultaneously Publish Ryohgo Narita's Dead Mount Death Play Manga

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Digital releases begin Friday

Yen Press announced on Thursday that it will publish writer Ryohgo Narita and illustrator Shinta Fujimoto's new original manga Dead Mount Death Play simultaneously with Japan. The manga will launch digitally in English on Friday, the same day it launches in Square Enix's bi-monthly Young Gangan magazine in Japan.

Fujimoto (Red Raven) launched the adaptation of Narita and illustrator Katsumi Enami's Baccano! light novel series in Young Gangan in October 2015, and ended it on January 6. Square Enix published the manga's third and final compiled book volume on April 10. Yen Press licensed the manga and published the chapters digitally simultaneously with the Japanese release. The company plans to publish the manga volumes physically.

Narita began the ongoing Baccano! light novel series with illustrations by Katsumi Enami in 2003. Yen Press is releasing the series in North America. The series inspired an anime adaptation in 2007.

Narita's Durarara!! novels with art by Suzuhito Yasuda have inspired multiple adaptations, including television anime, video games, and manga series. Yen Press publishes the light novels and manga in North America. The novels' first arc ended in 2014 with the 13th volume, and Narita relaunched the series as Durarara!! SH.

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