Wednesday, September 16, 2015

DARK HORSE TO RELEASE “I AM A HERO” MANGA

SHOGAKUKAN PARTNERS WITH DARK HORSE!

 Kengo Hanazawa’s award-winning zombie-survival manga I Am a Hero begins at Dark Horse in early 2016. This nail-biting page-turner is sure to leave readers on the edge of their seats!

This realistically drawn international bestseller takes us from initial small battles for survival to a huge body-horror epidemic that threatens all of humanity.  Each Dark Horse omnibus volume will collect two of the original Japanese books.

The zombie apocalypse has never been more surreal. A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he’s certain of only two things: he’s destined to be the city’s hero, and he possesses something very rare in Japan—an actual firearm!

I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1 is in stores April 6,2016.

Praise for I Am a Hero:

“It has the slow buildup of a psychological horror manga, but when the zombies hit, they hit hard, and the manga accelerates into volumes-long fight-or-flight sequences that seem like they’ll never stop.”—Jason Thompson (Manga: The Complete Guide)

“The level of story telling put here is one of the best in the industry, well-done and just far ahead from the rest.”—Deremoe



Kengo Hanazawa, born January 5, 1974, is a Japanese manga artist known for his seinen works. He won the Topic Award of the 2005 Sense of Gender Awards for Ressentiment and was nominated for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Manga Taisho for I Am a Hero. His series Boys on the Run was adapted into a live action film in 2010. He formerly worked as Osamu Uoto’s (Kasai no Hito) assistant. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.