Tag: I am a Hero

Dark Horse Announces Manga Licenses

North American manga and comics publisher Dark Horse Comics revealed at its Anime Central panel that it has licensed the following manga:

  • Kentarou Miura’s Giganto Maxia
  • CLAMP’s RG Veda
  • Spike Chunsoft and Takashi Tsukimi’s Danganronpa: The Animation
  • Kengo Hanazawa’s I Am a Hero

Kentarou Miura published the Giganto Maxia mini-series in Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine in 2013-2014.

Dark Horse’s release of RG Veda will be based on the current five-volume omnibus version from Kadokawa. Dark Horse will be releasing the series in three volumes, so each volume will be about 600 pages long. The publisher will release the first volume in August 2016.

Takashi Tsukimi launched the Danganronpa: The Animation manga based on Spike Chunsoft’s story in Kadokawa’s Sh┼Źnen Ace magazine in March 2013, and the manga ended in the same magazine in July 2014. Dark Horse will publish the first of four volumes in March 2016.

Dark Horse will release I Am Hero in a 2-in-1 omnibus format, and each volume will include color reproductions of the fully-painted color story pages that began each of the Japanese volumes. The publisher plans to release the first volume in April 2016.

Source: ANN

I Am a Hero Manga Is Getting a Spinoff

This year’s fourth issue of Hakusensha’s Hana to Yume magazine has announced that Kengo Hanazawa’s I Am a Hero manga will be getting a side story spinoff in Summer 2015. The spinoff will be penned by Yuuki Honda and will be titled, I Am a Hero in Osaka.

Hanazawa began I am a Hero in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits magazine in 2009, and Shogakukan shipped the 16th compiled volume of the series in December 2014. The series won the General Category of the 58th Shogakukan Manga Awards last year, and a live action film has also been greenlit.

Source: ANN

Manga Receive Nominations at France’s Angouleme

The 40th annual Angouleme International Comics Festival has announced the nominees for four categories: Best Comic, Best Heritage Comic, Best Youth Comic, and Best Crime Comic.

Three manga titles have been nominated for Best Comic: Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae, Atsushi Kaneko’s SOIL, and Kengo Hanazawa’s I am a Hero.

Kanata Konami’s Chi’s Sweet Home is nominated for Best Youth Comic. Yukinobu Hoshino’s 2001 Nights and George Akiyama’s Anjin San are nominated for the Best Heritage Comic award.

The Angouleme International Comics Festival is taking place January 31-February 3, 2013 in France.