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Dark Horse Licenses Lynn Okamoto's Elfen Lied Manga

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga gets 1st English printing in May

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2018 is sponsored by Yen Press.

Dark Horse Comics announced at Anime Expo on Wednesday that it has licensed Lynn Okamoto's Elfen Lied manga. The company will release the 12-volume series in four omnibus volumes, the first of which is slated for May 22, 2019.

The manga inspired a television anime series that ADV Films released in North America. ADV Films describes the story:

Lucy, a beautiful young mutant, is bred by the military to be the ultimate weapon. Now, with government killers on her trail, the disposition of a five year old, and a hair trigger for ultraviolence, Lucy and her young friends must unravel the dark secret of her legacy before it's too late.

The manga ran in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine from 2002 to 2005. It has not previously been released in English.

Source: Email correspondence with Dark Horse Comics

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