ADV Manga Titles for July
THE BOSS, VOLUME 1 OF 30 is a tough tale of high school rivalries similar to GTO, MY BODYGUARD and WEST SIDE STORY. Sang-Tae is a typical high school student, with a girlfriend on his arm and a bully close behind him. The dangerous Guk-Do Jun has been suspended for a year, and with his blood brother Chung-Ki Na, he is scheming to take control of the school. The 184-page, black-and-white title from author and illustrator Lim Jae-Won will sell for $9.99.
THE RULER OF THE LAND, VOLUME 3 OF 31, ADV Manga's first Korean graphic novel release, has inspired several successful computer games. The search for Hwa-Rin's grandfather continues and the Sword of the Flowers remains coveted by the most abject of men. The journey becomes a perilous one, and after Sang-Pil immobilizes Hwa-Rin, a furious Bi-Kwang seeks revenge, only to be bulldozed by his enemy's men. When death seems inevitable, the Black Winds appear, but can they save the young adventurer? The 200-page, black-and-white title from author Jeon Keuk-Jin and illustrator Yang Jae-Hyun will sell for $9.99.
THOSE WHO HUNT ELVES, VOLUME 5 OF 21 follows the elf-stripping gang of misfits as they find themselves trapped in the domain of the evil elf Madame Grandbelle, whose sole purpose and goal is to rule the world. The 192-page, black-and-white title from author and illustrator Yu Yagami will sell for $9.99.
TO HEART, VOLUME 2 OF 3 follows the lovesick Akari as Hiroyuki actually holds her hand. Even though he is just comforting her after she suffers a fright, it is still quite a thrill. Unfortunately, the feeling of euphoria is cut short, because of a girl named Kotone Himekawa, a sophomore with whom Hiroyuki decides to work with him closely. The 176-page, black-and-white title from author and illustrator Ukyou Takao will sell for $9.99.
Specializing in Japanese and other East Asian comics, illustration books, graphic novels and more, ADV Manga is the publishing division of A.D. Vision, Inc., parent company of ADV Films, NEWTYPE USA, Anime Network and more. It was founded in 2003, with nationwide mass-market distribution. More information is available at http://www.adv-manga.com.