Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE is bringing the source material horror manga behind Hulu’s thriller series, GANNIBAL, to Kickstarter for an English-language debut. The 13-volume manga series has become a worldwide hit with publications in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Brazil, Korea, and Thailand.
The series focuses on police officer Daigo Agawa (played by Yuya Yagira in the live adaptation) who is assigned to a remote mountain village and warmly welcomed by the inhabitants, but gradually begins to suspect that “the people in this village are eating people.”
“GANNIBAL is a powerful and truly scary story,” says Rich Young, co-founder of ABLAZE. “Horror manga is renowned for its deeply affecting stories and GANNIBAL will definitely stay with readers long after the first reading.”
The Kickstarter campaign runs until November 22, 2023 8:59 PM PST and is “all or nothing,” it will only be funded if it meets its goal before the campaign ends.
Rewards include limited edition Kickstarter exclusive hardcovers, digital editions, names being included on a special thank you page in the back of the books, signed & numbered book plates by series creator Masaaki Ninomiya, and more.
Support of this campaign will benefit the series creator directly as he will be receiving royalties from the rewards tiers for this campaign.
To back the Kickstarter campaign, click here.
About Masaaki Ninomiya
MASAAKI NINOMIYA is a manga artist based in Tokyo, Japan. Despite his brief career, he has received accolades that have helped to catapult him to worldwide recognition. He received an honorable mention at the 68th Chiba Tetsuya Award for his work Revoltech Taniguchi, as well as the Second Grand Prize of THE GATE contest for the Domestic Bliss comic. His first serialized manga story was “Chousou no Babel” in 2016 and the serialization of “Gannibal” began in 2018. To date the Gannibal collections have sold more than 3 million copies in Japan. Gannibal will be his English language debut.
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