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EDENS ZERO 3
EDENS ZERO 3
By (author): Hiro Mashima
9781632367587 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Science Fiction Jun 04, 2019
$14.99 CAD
Active 4.96 x 7.5 x 0.6 in 192 pages Kodansha Comics
It’s here! The creator of Fairy Tail, manga superstar Hiro Mashima, is back with a high-flying space adventure! All the steadfast friendship, crazy fighting, and blue cats you’ve come to expect… IN SPACE!

A NEW KING

Space pirate Elsie gives Shiki the warship he needs to continue his quest to find Mother. Little did he know, the ship belonged to the Demon King Ziggy! Once aboard, Shiki and the crew meet Witch, one of the Demon King’s Four Shining Stars, who welcomes Shiki as the new Demon King. When the group ends up at planet Blue Garden while chasing the remaining Shining Stars, they are swept up in a heinous plot to kidnap B-Cubers! However, in the shadows lurks a chaos beyond anything Shiki and his friends could have ever imagined…

Story Locale: SPAAACE!!!

Series Overview: A young boy gazes up at the sky and sees a streaming bolt of light. The friendly, armor-clad being at his side tells him gently, “That’s a dragon.” The fact that he’s joking isn’t important. What’s important is the look of wonder on the boy’s face… and the galaxy-spanning adventure that’s about to take place! Join Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master) once more as he takes to the stars for another thrilling saga!

Fairy Tail was one of the bestselling manga in the English-speaking world, building a larger and larger audience from its release in 2008 to its climax in January 2018.

Hiro Mashima is returning with a new series at the peak of his popularity. He attended New York Comic Con in October 2017 to sold-out crowds of thousands at the Javits Center, the Japan Society, and Kinokuniya bookstore.

Kodansha is betting on Edens Zero as a new flagship shonen adventure series (and a major anime adaptation, while not confirmed, is probably inevitable).

Ages 13 and up for some nonexplicit nudity and adventurous mayhem.

One of the world’s bestselling and most prolific comics artists, Hiro Mashima is the creator of the 63-volume magical epic Fairy Tail as well as its prequel Fairy Tail Zero, fantasy series Rave Master, the game spinoff Monster Hunter Orage, and a variety of other manga series and short stories.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: A full-page ad in Diamond Previews



Publicity: Hiro Mashima attended New York Comic Con 2017 and regularly Tweets in English, responding to fans from all over the world who are excited about his new work.

Edens Zero will be a major focus title at New York Comic Con 2018, where Kodansha will host two panels and a 30x10-foot booth, and at the second annual Anime NYC, which is growing after the first event sold out in 2017.

Kodansha will provide promotional support to stores including shelftalker designs.

Spotlights in Kodansha’s consumer mailing list (17,000 subscribers and growing) and comic shop newsletter.

Kodansha’s Youtube channel has a host of Hiro Mashima content, which it will adding to as Edens Zero closes in.

Praise for Fairy Tail

“With dazzling visuals and perfectly-timed fights of ever-greater intensity, this is as good as action-adventure gets.” -Anime News Network

“After a painful period of decline that stretches back to a peak in 2007, manga appears to have turned around in both the comic and bookstore markets. The growth is multifaceted: the return of popular titles like Fairy Tail and Sailor Moon, increasing numbers of omnibi, and new hits such as Kodansha’s Attack on Titan.” -ICV2.com, fall 2013

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