Official Press Release
San Jose, CA – Purgatory Kabuki, the highly anticipated original manga project coming out DGN Productions and DrMaster Publications has been previewed in the most recent issue of Play Magazine (Volume 5 Dec 2006 issue).
The great people at Play are no strangers to Yasushi Suzuki's work and have been incredibly enthused and supportive of this particular project. Suzuki-san is an astounding conceptual designer in the video game industry. And Play is very familiar with his long list of accomplishments. Be sure to check out the December issue of Play magazine in stores and on newsstands NOW!
Purgatory Kabuki Synopsis :
Purgatory Kabuki is a non-stop samurai action story set in the underworld or afterlife. For reasons unknown, former samurai – Imanotsurugi is obsessed with leaving the afterlife. To die in battle is a samurai's greatest honor. Yet, now Imanotsurugi must claim 1000 swords from the fallen warriors who share residence in the dark underworld. By these and these means alone, this highly skilled blades master will be allowed admittance back into the living world. But to what end? Upon what stone purpose does he sharpen his edge? His only enlightenment comes by way of a violently powerful but utterly adorable guide named – Enishi.
Demons, Oni, magical denizens, supernatural ninja clans and more are met with a smorgasbord of blades and stylish action. The result is beautifully illustrated chaos!
About the Creator :
" Yasushi Suzuki is a world renowned video game conceptual designer and animator. His work on IKARUGA (Sega), Sin & Punishment (Nintnendo), Radiant Silver Gun (Sega), and so many other games, mainly under the gaming development giant TREASURE GAMES , has earned him a following few other conceptual designers can match.
Please reference www.dgnproduction.com for sample images, about the author and further plot synopsis.
Purgatory Kabuki #1 ships 2007 TBA. Each chapter will feature color and black/white pages. Visit www.dgnproduction.com for more detailed series information.