Two Monster Themed Manga Coming In October From Viz Media

by Gary Catig

October is soon approaching and that means people are getting into the Halloween spirit. Manga publisher, Viz Media, is no exception as they will release two horror-themed titles on October 16. They are Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection and Tokyo Ghoul Complete Box Set.

From famed creator, Junji Ito, Frankenstein is a retelling of the classic Mary Shelley tale in manga form. It is receiving a hardcover edition and will contain an additional six short stories about a high school student named Oshikiri. He lives in a decrepit mansion that has ties to a haunted parallel world.
Sr. Director, Masumi Washington, says:

Junji Ito’s bold graphics blend with prose from Shelley’s original novel to present the Frankenstein story in a way that has never been done before. Junji Ito also displays his humorous and whimsical side with the inclusion of a variety of bonus stories. We look forward to fans discovering the latest from the master of horror, just in time for the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein!

Tokyo Ghoul is about an ordinary high school student, named Ken Kaneki, who is turned into a half ghoul, half human hybrid following a violent encounter. He is thrust into situations where he must learn about his ghoulish side to fit into their society and control his new found powers. The boxed set will include all 14 volumes plus an exclusive double-sided poster. The series comes from the brilliant mind of Sui Ishida.
Senior Editor, Joel Enos says:

Since the 2015 U.S. release of volume 1, Kaneki’s journey has haunted and resonated with the TOKYO GHOUL readers. The TOKYO GHOUL COMPLETE BOX SET vividly showcases Sui Ishida’s artwork on the box itself and is a nice way to get the full original series in one package—whether you’re starting the series as a new reader or a looking for a collector’s item for a series you already love.

Either of these monster titles would be an appropriate pick up in the month of October.

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