Have you read the post right before this one? If not, scroll down and read it first.
Done? Okay, in case you refuse to do that, this is going to be about NORA, a manga from VIZ MEDIA that Barbara and I rewrite/adapt. Okay, now that that’s clear, work with me here…
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES AN ARRAY OF EDGY NEW MANGA SERIES TO DEBUT IN FOURTH QUARTER
New Releases Offer A Variety Of Intriguing Fantasy/Action Adventure Tales As Well As New Shojo Titles With A Twist
From Internationally Acclaimed Creators
San Francisco, CA, NOVEMBER 21, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced several eagerly awaited new manga series scheduled for release throughout the Fourth Quarter of 2008.
Seven new series are set to debut, beginning this month, and feature a variety of captivating stories designed to appeal to Teen and Older Teen readers. The new series include BLANK SLATE, NORA: THE LAST CHRONICLE OF DEVILDOM, SOLANIN, CAPTIVE HEARTS, GABA KAWA, WE WERE THERE and ST. ♥ DRAGON GIRL.
“We are looking forward to bringing a diverse range of titles in Q4 which will range from slice-of-life stories to romance and more!” says Evelyn Dubocq, Sr. Director of Public Relations, VIZ Media. “As the 2008 holiday season approaches, manga fans will have multiple strong VIZ Media releases to choose from in every genre.”
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NORA: THE LAST CHRONICLE OF DEVILDOM · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · MSRP: $7.99 US / $9.50 CAN · Available Now!
Nora, an unruly demon, has defied his Dark Liege one too many times. For the sake of his “education,” Nora is sent to live among mortals and enters a bond of servitude with cool-as-ice star student Kazuma Makkari. But this relationship is destined to become a match made in Hell. Kazuma now must learn the ways of the underworld while Nora discovers more about the “real world” than he ever thought possible. When the seal for Nora’s form is released he becomes Cerberus, the vicious dog of disaster. But Nora can only use magic when Kazuma grants him permission, and he doesn’t grant it easily. The Dark Liege wants the pair to team up and crack down on renegade demon factions in the human world, but first they must find a way to get along. NORA: THE LAST CHRONICLE OF DEVILDOM is Kazunari Kakei’s first manga series and originally debuted in Japan’s Monthly Shonen Jump magazine. Blending the conceptual appeal of supernatural cliffhangers like DEATH NOTE with the aesthetic design elements of manga series like FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, the series will appeal to fans of character-based, supernatural genre franchises likeHellblazer and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In Japan, the popularity of NORA: THE LAST CHRONICLE OF DEVILDOM eventually spawned a second series called SUREBREC: NORA the 2nd, which also premiered in Monthly Shonen Jump.
Sure, okay, go with that.
But I’m telling you, none of that prepares you for the dog jokes. I wanna talk to the person who thinks that Hellblazer has a bigger readership than the audience for amusing, canine-based humor.
Okay, okay, Death Note, Buffy, FMA, got it. Sure. I would have mentioned those too.
But… I think it’s a bit more like Naruto… FullMetal Alchemist is probably closest, of the four… followed by Buffy I suppose…
…Followed by Hellblazer, honestly, before we hit Death Note, really.
This is Barb after all. Hello? My wife? Barb? Y’know?