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ABLAZE Licenses Masaaki Ninomiya’s ‘GANNIBAL’ Manga Series

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Dark modern day horror masterpiece about cannibals in a small rural Japanese village also inspired a popular Disney+/Hulu live action show

Press Release:

Portland, OR – Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE serves up a terrifying new manga thriller rich in tension and suspense as it announces GANNIBAL with the Vol 1 TP volume set for a November 2023 publication date and Volume 2 scheduled for a February 2024 release. 

 GANNIBAL is an intense 13-volume horror manga created by Masaaki Ninomiya that was originally published in Japan by Nihon Bungeisha. ABLAZE is proudly bringing this dark masterpiece to North America and English readers worldwide for the first time. 

In GANNIBAL, Daigo Agawa is a resident police officer who has been recently assigned to the remote mountain village of Kuge. He is initially warmly welcomed by the villagers, but with the

suspicious death of an old woman, he gradually becomes aware of the anomaly of the village and begins to suspect that “The people in this village are eating people.” 

A terrifying thriller series rich in tension and suspense, GANNIBAL is a riveting story that also features captivating artwork. GANNIBAL also has been adapted into a live-action TV series, directed by Shinzo Katayama (director of J-horror movie Missing) that currently streams on Disney+/Hulu and stars Yuya Yagira, Sho Kasamatsu, and Riho Yoshioka. 

“GANNIBAL is a powerful and truly scary story, and we are very excited to announce the license  acquisition and our plans around its publication,” 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.” 

ABLAZE titles are distributed in-print worldwide by Diamond Comic and Diamond Book  Distributors. Digital versions of ABLAZE titles are available via most major digital platforms.  

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ABOUT ABLAZE: 

ABLAZE is a publishing company releasing a variety of titles—in different formats, genres, and  age ranges—original material, crowdfunded titles, reprints, art books, including international  titles from Europe, Asia (manga, manhwa), Webtoons and more.  

The mantra of ABLAZE is quality first, with the goals of giving creators a platform, bringing new voices into the conversation, serving as diverse an audience as possible, and growing the  company’s publishing schedule sustainably over time.