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Golosseum 3
By (author): Yasushi Baba
9781632366979 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Science Fiction Sep 11, 2018
$16.99 CAD
Active 5.8 x 8.2 x 0.7 in 208 pages Kodansha Comics
The sci-fi wrestling political parody action manga that rocked Japan finally comes to America! Now with EVEN MORE suplexes per volume!

Ages 16 and up.


The prime minister of Japan barges in on President Putinov for an informal meeting, and the diplomatic ties between two powerhouse nations quickly devolve into a no-holds-barred, bareknuckle free-for-all! This outrageous breach of etiquette winds up setting off a world war of epic proportions as Japan and the USA flex their power and biceps against Greater Russia and Putinov’s arsenal of brawny superhumans. But while the world erupts in a musclebound melee, behind the scenes, both sides are scrambling to get their hands on the final golden record, which could hold the secret to a weapon to outclass even the legendary peacemakers. However, the record has been safely hidden by the mad monk Rasputin, and whoever wants it will have to contend with the White Witch, Ryuzo Hijikata, and the new and improved Li Yan-Long.

Story Locale: Earth, except with more piledrivers

Series Overview: Scientists discover a new material that renders people immune to all existing weapons. But these “peacemakers” instead transform world war into a martial-arts free-for-all! Rasputin plots with Russian President Putinov to control the global supply. Opposing them are the unstoppable Axe Bogan, a certain master in a jumpsuit from China, and a slew of other muscular heroes!

Word of mouth will spread for this title like wildfire (if wildfire could punch you)

A sci-fi action plot that is just an excuse for a no-holds-barred, international bareknuckle brawl to determine the future of the world

A cast “choke” full of completely fictional characters that nevertheless bear a striking similarity to certain Russian, American, Japanese, and Chinese wrestlers/politicians/dictators/action movie stars.

Russian President Putinov rides a shark and punches off a bear’s head

Ongoing in Japan. Ages 16+.

Creator of the comedy manga Lizard King and the martial arts manga Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru, Baba Yasushi put both those genres to work in Golosseum, his first manga to be published in English.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: Banner advertising at conventions to show off outrageous artwork

Advertising in Diamond Previews

Publicity: Announcement at Anime NYC convention in November 2017

Publicity at anime conventions (including Anime Expo, C2E2, San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con), including cosplay contests, posters, and prizes

Promotion on the Kodansha Comics Twitter (32,000 followers), Tumblr (15,000 followers), and Facebook (12,000 followers)

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