Monday, June 5, 2017
VIZ Media Announces Historical Adventure, "Golden Kamuy"
New VIZ Signature Series Depicting A War Veteran’s Quest For Hidden Gold In Japan’s Wild Northern Frontier Launches This Summer
San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, proudly announces the forthcoming launch of the acclaimed manga series GOLDEN KAMUY on June 20th, 2017.
The series debuts in print under the VIZ Signature imprint, is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN. Future volumes of GOLDEN KAMUY, which is ongoing in Japan, will be published in English by VIZ Media on a quarterly basis.
In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi Sugimoto searches the wilderness of the Japanese frontier of Hokkaido for a hoard of hidden gold. With only a cryptic map and a native Ainu girl to help him, Saichi must also deal with every murderous cutthroat, bandit and rogue who knows about the treasure!
GOLDEN KAMUY was the winner of the 2016 Manga Taisho Award and was nominated for the 40th Annual Kodansha Manga Award.
“Manga fans and history buffs will appreciate the historical aspects of GOLDEN KAMUY. Set in Japan’s wild and dangerous northern frontier in the early 20th century, the series also integrates an accurate portrayal of the lives and culture of the Ainu, the indigenous people of the region,” says Michael Montesa, Editor. “Don’t miss the launch of this extraordinary new series this summer!”
For additional information on GOLDEN KAMUY or other manga titles available from VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.