Official Press Release
In conjunction with Digital Manga, Dark Horse Comics is proud to present for the first time in English three of the most successful and popular manga titles of recent times; The Ring, Trigun, and Hellsing.
The Ring, a Japanese multi-media frenzy based on the best-selling horror novels by Koji Suzuki, has already made its way to America in both a Western adaptation of the film, and an equally popular dubbed Japanese version. Dark Horse Comics in conjunction with Digital Manga will publish the English translation in the increasingly popular "non-Western" format, meaning readers will get a kick out of reading from the back of the book to the front. For those who love their media in comic book form, they'll also love seeing this creepy tidbit panel to panel. For those who love film, this collection will give them the opportunity to find out why filmmakers idolize comics.
The Ring Volume One features story by Hiroshi Takahashi and art by Misao Inagaki. It arrives in stores November with a retail price of $14.95.
It's a western, it's sci-fi, it's punk, and it's popular. It's Trigun and it's become one of the most popular anime in America. Cartoon Network is currently showing the Trigun anime as part of their Adult Swim programming. But before it was animated, it was manga and now Dark Horse and Digital Manga are bringing it to America for the first time!
Vash is a nice guy, but everyone wants to kill him. An enigma of a man with a coat full of bullet holes, he's widely feared because of the destruction left in his wake. And he's also highly valued for the price on his head. But he's no easy man to kill. Of course, that doesn't stop people from trying. What's his mission? Where's he from? This volume just may have the answers to those questions, and more!
Continuing our foray into the world of non-Westernized manga publishing, Trigun promises to be entertaining with its huge guns, signature characters, wild shoot-em-up action, and funny writing. Volume One features story and art by Yasuhiro Nightow and arrives in stores this November with a retail price of $14.95.
Hellsing is coming to America, thanks to Dark Horse Comics and the folks at Digital Manga. The manga sensation brings readers smart-ass gore and action, as only Japan seems to produce, in the "non-Western" format. The night is dark, but at least those wacky anti-heroes from Hellsing can make light of it!
There's a secret organization somewhere in England created to defend the Queen and country from monsters of all sorts. Enter Hellsing, an agency, long in tooth, with the experience, know-how, and equipment to handle the problems that arise when vampires, ghouls, and the like take on these dark forces. What equipment? How about another vampire and a big pistol loaded with special silver bullets? That ought to do the trick. But what really knocks 'em dead is the sharp wit, awesome artwork, and crazy, bloody action that makes up this manga sensation!
Hellsing volume one features story and art by Kouta Hirano and arrives in stores this December with a retail price of $13.95.