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Horror Manga Gannibal Coming to Kickstarter

Graphic novel publisher ABLAZE is putting horror manga Gannibal by Masaaki Ninomiya on Kickstarter to fund limited edition hardcovers. Gannibal has already been published in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Brazil, Korea, and Thailand, and is finally making its way to U.S. audiences. Otaku USA is the first manga outlet to release this news, and we’ve been given three covers to take a look.


“GANNIBAL is a powerful and truly scary story,” ABLAZE co-founder Rich Young remarked in a press release. “Horror manga is renowned for its deeply affecting stories and GANNIBAL will definitely stay with readers long after the first reading.”

Gannibal consists of 13 volumes. ABLAZE gave it this description in a press release:

A terrifying thriller series rich in tension and suspense, GANNIBAL 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. In the series, 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.”

ABLAZE gave this description for the creator:

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 check out the Kickstarter, go here.

Source: Press release


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.