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NORAGAMI: STRAY GOD 20
Noragami: Stray God 20
By (author): Adachitoka
9781632365040 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga / Fantasy Jun 11, 2019
$14.99 CAD
Active 4.98 x 7.5 x 0.65 in 208 pages Kodansha Comics
The hilarious, thrilling, sometimes tragic supernatural hit manga that inspired two seasons of beautiful anime from Studio Bones!

Ages 16 and up.


GEARING UP

Yato has promised Hiyori that he’s going to confront his father, and now there’s no turning back. The first thing he’ll need is a shinki powerful enough to take the crafter down, but vessels that can survive an attack from Chiki aren’t easy to come by. As he contemplates his options, he realizes an even bigger problem: now that Bishamon knows what the crafter looks like, her life is in grave danger…

Story Locale: Japanese high school

Series Overview: As a god with few followers, Yato looks to build his wealth and reputation by taking on jobs to help folks in need. Someday Yato hopes to be worshipped by hordes of people and have spectacular shrines built in his honor. But for now, he simply needs to find some work and save up enough money to build his first shrine. No job is too small for Yato, the god-for-hire.

Publication History: Trade Paperback Original

The hit anime returned for a second season in fall 2015!

Kodansha’s latest U.S. hit! A supernatural action-comedy series with themes similar to Bleach, Soul Eater, and Death Note.

Anime DVDs and Blurays coming this summer from FUNimation!

Fun female and male characters give this series strong crossover appeal.

An anime from Studio BONES (Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist) began streaming in January 2014 with an all-star team behind it, including Toshihiro Kawamoto, the famed character designer for Cowboy Bebop.

Crisp artwork and supernatural themes will appeal to fans of Bleach, Blue Exorcist and Death Note.

Adachitoka previously worked on Alive, which was published in the US by Del Rey Manga.

Author Residence: Japan

Author Hometown: Japan

Marketing: Advertising with Crunchyroll.com

Advertising with Facebook and Google Ads

Cross promotion with anime publisher



Publicity: Extensive cross-promotion with FUNimation, including publicity at trade shows, online, and on the DVDs and Blurays coming this summer

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

Promotion on Kodansha Comics’s Tumblr (1000 followers), Facebook (3000 likes) and Twitter (4000 followers)…and growing every day

“I don’t think I often see a manga drawn this beautifully…Yato may not seem like a god in many respects, but I was won over by his depth of feeling for [others].” - SakuhinDB.com

“Not only is the source material [the manga] great, but the studio working on [the anime] is firing on all cylinders as well.” - Capsule Computers

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