What You Need to Know:
- Earlier today, VIZ Media officially announced the release date of the beautifully illustrated RAN AND THE GRAY WORLD, which drops November 20th.
- RAN AND THE GRAY WORLD is written and illustrated by Aki Irie and will be published under the VIZ Signature imprint. The series will carry a print MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. RAN AND THE GRAY WORLD also launches digitally on November 20th for $10.99 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a quarterly basis.
- Ran Uruma can’t wait to grow up and become a sorceress like her mother, so with the help of a magical pair of sneakers, she transforms into an adult and sets off! Her father and older brother Jin try to keep her home safe, but Ran is determined to advance her powers and have adventures of her own!
- Manga creator Aki Irie began her professional career as a manga artist in 2002 with the short story “Fuku-chan Tabi Mata Tabi” (Fuku-chan on the Road Again), which was published in the monthly manga magazine, Papu. RAN AND THE GRAY WORLD, her first full-length series, is also the first of her works to be released in English.
Source: Official Press Release
Great to know that Aki-san is able to now spread her work far beyond that of Japan, and hopefully create a larger fan base for her works!
It's always nice to see new manga come out and really showcase a lot of the talent in Japan.