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VIZ Media To Debut New Ultraman Manga Inspired By Classic Japanese Superhero This August!
Japan’s Most Famous Superhero Returns In a Sleek New Original Manga Series
Official Site: heros-ultraman.com (Japan)
Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases
Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen
VIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, brings the action-filled adventures of one of Japan’s greatest superheroes to English readers later this summer as it announces the acquisition of the Ultraman (ウルトラマン Urutoraman) manga series.
Ultraman depicts a new story inspired by the original classic Japanese superhero TV show that ran in the late 1960s. The Ultramanmanga series was created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi and launches in print on August 18th under the VIZ Signature imprint. In Japan, the series currently appears in Hero’s magazine.
“Ultraman is Japan’s quintessential sci-fi superhero and has enjoyed massive popularity around the world for more than 40 years, and we are extremely proud to add the new manga series to the VIZ Media manga catalog,” says Mike Montesa, Editor. “With an exciting original story that expands the premise of the original 1960s TV show, ULTRAMAN is wonderfully updated for a whole new generation of fans. We look forward to continuing the ULTRAMAN legacy and to fans and readers discovering the series later this summer!”