Dark Horse to Publish Gantz G Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
1st volume slated for June 13

Dark Horse Comics confirmed with ANN that it will release Hiroya Oku and Keita Iizuka's Gantz G spinoff manga starting with the first volume on June 13. The company mentioned the release at its Emerald City Comic Con panel earlier this month.

The manga launched in Shueisha's Miracle Jump in November 2015 and ended on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ digital magazine last year after Miracle Jump halted publication. The third and final compiled volume shipped in Japan in March 2017.

Dark Horse describes the story:

Victims of a lethal bus plunge wake in a schoolroom where an ominous black sphere announces Your lives have ended. How you use your new lives is entirely up to me. Thus, a new Gantz team is sent to fight bizarre aliens that will show how the dead can die!

Dark Horse also plans to release omnibus editions of Oku's original Gantz manga this year. Dark Horse Comics originally published the manga in North America between 2008 and 2015.

Oku launched the original Gantz manga in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2000, and he ended the manga in 2013. Shueisha published the 37th and final volume in Japan in August 2013. The original manga followed a young Tokyo man who is reanimated after a deadly subway accident. Kei and other resurrected people go on violent, seemingly endless missions at the behest of an unseen host.

The manga inspired a television anime series animated by GONZO (and released by ADV Films in North America) and two live-action films (released by New People Entertainment). More recently, the manga inspired a 3DCG anime film titled GANTZ:O that premiered in Japan in October 2016.

[Via The OASG]

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