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‘Death Note’ creators reveal first color art for ‘Platinum End’

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‘Death Note’ creators reveal first color art for ‘Platinum End’

Death Note and Bakuman creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata have debuted the first color art for their new collaboration Platinum End.

Described as “a story of a human and an angel,” the manga centers on Mirai Kakehashi, a boy who can’t find a hope in living. It will launch Nov. 4 in the December issue of Shueisha’s Jump SQ magazine, following a special preview Oct. 5 in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Ohba and Obata are best known for Death Note, the supernatural thriller that debuted in 2003 in Weekly Shonen Jump before going on to become a global phenomenon. With more than 30 million copies in print, the manga inspired a hit anime series, three live-action films (soon to be four), a live-action television series and an avalanche of merchandise.

They followed Death Note in 2008 with Bakuman, a slice-of-life story that follows two ninth-graders who aspire to become manga artists. Concluding in 2008, the manga sold more than 15 million copies and inspired three anime series and a live-action movie, which premieres this week in Japan. The conclusion of a two-chapter prequel to Bakuman appears today in Weekly Shonen Jump.

(via Crunchyroll)

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