Saturday, October 25, 2014

All you need is kill

VIZ Media announced the release of All You Need is Kill, the latest manga by Takeshi Obata (Hikaru no go, Death Note, Bakuman), on November 4th, 2014. This oversized omnibus edition is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will be available under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint with a print MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN. [Read the full press releases]

All You Need is Kill originally premiered in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga anthology earlier this year. It was first available in digital editions as a pair of individual volumes across all platforms (vizmanga,com, Kindle, iBooks, GooglePlay, Kobo, ComiXology, Nook and the VIZ Manga App) for $6.99 each.

The manga is the adaptation of the award-winning Japanese sci-fi novel written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka that inspired the live-action summer blockbuster film Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. The original novel also was the launch title in 2009 for Haikasoru, VIZ Media’s unique literary imprint dedicated to publishing the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy for English-speaking audiences. VIZ Media also published a special movie tie-in version of the All You Need is Kill/Edge of Tomorrow novel over the summer to support the release of the live-action film.

In this rousing action story, when the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death?

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