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Kodansha Comics, Spring 2019

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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Mar 05, 2019 Carton Quantity: 24 $16.99 CAD
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Golosseum 6
By (author): Yasushi Baba
9781632367235 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Science Fiction Mar 05, 2019
$16.99 CAD
Active 5.72 x 8.16 x 0.86 in 256 pages Kodansha Comics
The torso-exploding FINAL VOLUME of the sci-fi wrestling political parody action manga that rocked Japan!

Ages 16 and up.


The battle to end all battles makes landfall in the formerly sleepy city of Hakodate. The victor of this conflict will become the world’s next dominant superpower, but when the dust settles, will Planet Earth continue to exist in an era of pumped-up pugnacious brawlers pitted against each other mano-a-mano? Will we return to a world of iron and gunpowder, where men die by the pull of a trigger and humanity can be wiped out with the single push of a button? And what is the mysterious power that lies in the grooves of the third golden record? All will be revealed in the FINAL VOLUME of Golosseum!

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 abd Russian President Putinov plot 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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