VIZ MEDIA ACQUIRES THE SUPERNATURAL ACTION MANGA SERIES TWIN STAR EXORCISTS
New Series Has Drawn Rave Reviews From Japanese Readers And Launches In-Print And Digitally Under VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump Imprint In Summer 2015
San Francisco, CA, November 25, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, notably expands its publishing roster as it announces the acquisition of the supernatural action manga (graphic novel) series, TWIN STAR EXORCISTS.
Created by Yoshiaki Sukeno, TWIN STAR EXORCISTS is set to launch in the Summer of 2015 and will be published in print and offered digitally under the company’s Shonen Jump imprint. TWIN STAR EXORCISTS is rated ‘T’ for Teens. The series, which has released 3 volumes to-date, is ongoing in Japan.
In the series, beings from the dark realm of Magano creep into our world and can only be expelled by talented exorcists. Rokuro is from a family of exorcists, but after a terrible disaster, he’d rather be a singer, a soccer player or anything else! He’s forced to own up to his incredible potential by the arrival of Benio, an exorcist who’s more than his match and stirs his competitive spirit. When neither can top the other in supernatural combat, they earn the title of “Twin Star Exorcists” – two supreme fighters fated to marry and birth the ultimate spiritual warrior. Will these rivals fall in love? The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance!
“We’re very excited to announce TWIN STAR EXORCISTS as a new manga series set to join our Shonen Jump publishing roster next summer,” says Hope Donovan, Managing Editor. “In Japan, it has become one of the most popular series in the Shonen Jump line of manga and the series scored very high among readers. We are looking forward to launching TWIN STAR EXORCISTS for a new legion of English-language fans around the world!”
Creator Yoshiaki Sukeno’s previous series, the supernatural manga comedy Binbougami ga!, was adapted into the anime Good Luck Girl in 2012.
For more information on TWIN STAR EXORCISTS or other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.