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VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, notably expands its catalog of original novels inspired by the smash hit TOKYO GHOUL with the print and digital release of TOKYO GHOUL: PAST on April 18th.

Tokyo Ghoul: PastThe latest novel is the third release in an ongoing series of original stories, each focusing on a lead character from the bestselling manga series created by Sui Ishida. TOKYO GHOUL: PAST was written by Shin Towada and debuts under the VIZ Signature imprint. The novel will be released in print with an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN. It also be will available digitally for $8.99 from VIZ.com/read, the VIZ Manga App, and worldwide through Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play.

Before the steel frame incident in the 20th Ward, there were reports of Ghouls lurking among the masses in Tokyo, carefully stalking their prey. TOKYO GHOUL: PAST covers the events that occurred before the opening act of TOKYO GHOUL – a time when Kaneki was still human, the Kirishimas still lived together, and Rize enjoyed her feasts.

“TOKYO GHOUL has become an international bestseller with its mysterious flesh eating Ghouls that live in the shadows of the everyday hustle and bustle of Tokyo,” says Nick Mamatas, Editor. “The latest novel serves as the perfect complement to the ongoing manga series and continues to explore the lives, backgrounds and dramas of the series’ key characters. We look forward to ardent fans discovering this new release!”

Manga creator Sui Ishida was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is the author of TOKYO GHOUL and several TOKYO GHOUL one-shots, including one that won him the Young Jump 113th Grand Prix award in 2010. TOKYO GHOUL began serialization in Weekly Young Jump in 2011 and was adapted into an anime series in 2014.

For additional information on TOKYO GHOUL and other manga and anime titles from by VIZ Media, please visit VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at VIZ.com.

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