The Highly Anticipated English Language Debut of the International Bestselling Series That Inspired The Popular Disney+/Hulu Live Action Heads to Kickstarter Just in Time for Halloween.

Comics and graphic novels publisher ABLAZE, is launching a Kickstarter campaign for the highly anticipated English debut of GANNIBAL, a modern-day horror manga by Masaaki Ninomiya.

This bestselling 13-volume series, originally published in Japan by Nihon Bungeisha, has gained immense popularity worldwide, with translations in several countries including, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Brazil, Korea, and Thailand. Now, English-speaking audiences can look forward to its release through a limited edition hardcover version available on Kickstarter. Show your support for the project by visiting the Kickstarter page.

GANNIBAL, is a thrilling suspense manga series, has been adapted into a live-action TV show directed by Shinzo Katayama, known for the J-horror film “Missing.” The series is currently streaming on Disney+/Hulu and features an ensemble cast including Yuya Yagira, Sho Kasamatsu, and Riho Yoshioka.

ABLAZE describes the story,

The story centers around Daigo Agawa, a law enforcement officer who is stationed in the secluded mountain village of Kuge. Initially greeted with warmth by the villagers, Daigo embarks on a journey to unravel the village’s eerie enigma after the discovery of an elderly woman’s lifeless body. Gradually, suspicions arise within Daigo, hinting at the villagers’ possible implication in the sinister practice of cannibalism.

Rich Young, co-founder of ABLAZE said of the manga series,

GANNIBAL is a powerful and truly scary story, [. . .] Horror manga is renowned for its deeply affecting stories and GANNIBAL will definitely stay with readers long after the first reading.”

 Rich Young, co-founder of ABLAZE Via Press Release

Masaaki Ninomiya is a renowned manga artist from Tokyo, Japan. Despite his relatively short career, he has garnered critical acclaim that has propelled him to achieve global recognition. Ninomiya has received an honorable mention at the 68th Chiba Tetsuya Award for his outstanding work “Revoltech Taniguchi.” Additionally, he was awarded the Second Grand Prize in THE GATE contest for his remarkable comic, “Domestic Bliss.” In 2016, Ninomiya published his first serialized manga story titled “Chousou no Babel,” and the serialization of his manga “Gannibal” began three years later in 2018. To date the Gannibal collections have sold more than 3 million copies in Japan. Gannibal will be his English language debut.

ABLAZE provided us with a four page preview:

Masaaki Ninomiya will be receiving royalties from the reward tiers for this campaign. Your support of this campaign will benefit him directly. For more information on the Kickstarter project, please visit the official Kickstarter page.

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