FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 12, PORTLAND, OR –ABLAZE announced today the launch of their manga line, beginning with Cagaster by Kachou Hashimoto, with Volume 1 coming out this June. ABLAZE will be releasing one volume per month in this 6-volume series from June on.
It’s the year 2125, and a strange plague called “Cagaster” appears. One-in-a-thousand people is infected by this disease, which turns humans into monstrous cannibalistic insects. Two-thirds of humanity is decimated... 30 years later, young expert bug exterminator and mercenary adventurer Kidou and newfound friend Ilie struggle to survive in this brutal new world, while delving into the mysteries of the plague and its causes. Kidou is tasked with finding Ilie’s mother, after being entrusted with her by her dying father. Meanwhile, the battle continues to rage against the mutated population of Earth, with the code possibly being cracked to finally end the nightmare. Cagaster is a thrilling shonen adventure into a strange apocalyptic universe, somewhere between Mad Max and Attack on Titan.
Published by Tokuma Shoten in Japan, Cagaster has been adapted into an Anime series by Gonzo Animation called Cagaster of an Insect Cage under the direction of Koichi Chigira (Tokyo Babylon, Full Metal Panic!, Last Exile) which is streaming now on Netflix!
Some praise so far for Cagaster of an Insect Cage Netflix anime series:
“STREAM IT!” —Decider.com
“The action scenes are exciting!” —https://www.thereviewgeek.com/
“Plenty to like in a narrative that holds a few surprises.” ——readysteadycut.com
“The characters were all great, and the setting and stories told were fantastic.” —https://www.anime-planet.com/
ABLAZE VP Creative/Business Development Rich Young: “ABLAZE’s overall publishing strategy includes curating a select manga line, and we are excited to be launching with Cagaster, which has already has an amazing anime series by Gonzo Animation on Netflix. Expect to see more news in the coming months announcing other titles in our line.”
For updates, previews, and details on upcoming titles from ABLAZE, visit http://ablazepublishing.com/ and look for Cagaster this June!
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