Monday, October 8, 2018
VIZ Media Drops Novel, "Nier:Automata: Long Story Short," Oct. 9th
New Book Expands On The War Between Machines And Humanity
San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a hotly awaited novelization of the bestselling NieR: Automata video game with the release of NIER:AUTOMATA: LONG STORY SHORT on October 9th, 2018.
The new book is the first of two stand-alone adaptations based on the action role-playing video game property originally developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix.
NIER:AUTOMATA: LONG STORY SHORT was written by Jun Eishima and Yoko Taro and carries an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The novel also launches digitally on October 9th for $9.99 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.
When alien forces invade with an army of Machines, the remnants of humanity must depend on Androids of their own design – the placid 2B and the excitable 9S – to survive.
“NIER:AUTOMATA: LONG STORY SHORT adeptly expands the premise of the hit video game into an exciting narrative set amidst the deadly war between the Machines and humanity’s last survivors,” says Nick Mamatas, Editor. “This new novel is a captivating entry point into the world of NieR: Automata that is sure to delight fans of the video game as well as science fiction fans in general.”
For additional information on NIER AUTOMATA and other manga, manga and literary titles published by 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.