Vault Comics and Kinokuniya Bookstores
Partner for Exclusive Yoshitaka Amano
Bleed Them Dry Trade Paperback Cover
Vault Comics and Books Kinokuniya has announced a very special, limited edition Kinokuniya exclusive trade paperback edition of BLEED THEM DRY with cover art by legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano. This special printing is limited to 100 copies that are available exclusively at Kinokuniya.
The BLEED THEM DRY trade paperback collects the entire comic series that was created in association with Lotus, Nagoya TV, and F.J. DeSanto. Created by Hiroshi Koizumi, written by Eliot Rahal, drawn by Dike Ruan, colored by Miquel Muerto, and designed by Tim Daniel, BLEED THEM DRY: A NINJA VAMPIRE TALE weaves Japanese and Western mythology together to create a deep-future sci-fi epic about Detective Harper Halloway, who’s been tasked with capturing an insidious killer: Someone targeting our immortal brethren, the Vampires that have been living beside us peacefully for centuries.
The year is 3333. Earth is in a state of recovery. Vampires are real, and though far less populous, they thrive alongside humans in the Japanese engineered mega city known as Asylum. People have come to understand that some Immortals are good, some are bad, and most navigate the world without incident. There is peace.
That is, until now.
Someone is brutally murdering vampires. And Detective Harper Halloway has been assigned to the case. To solve it, she’ll have to unearth a much deeper truth: the future of humanity has been edited.
The BLEED THEM DRY collection hits
store shelves on February 10th, 2021.
ABOUT KINOKUNIYA USA:
Kinokuniya Bookstores of America is proud to bring you an extensive collection of manga, graphic novels, art and design books, and more, both in English and Japanese. By doing so, Kinokuniya USA hopes to provide customers a safe space to learn and enjoy various arts along with humble efforts to bridge the cultural gap between Asia and America. With stationery from Mai Do fine gift shops, 20 US locations are represented along with a mobile-friendly Online Store. Visit usa.kinokuniya.com to learn more.
ABOUT NAGOYA TV:
Nagoya TV, an award winning Network Broadcaster headquartered in the 3rd top ranked city in Japan, has been making a mark as a top content producer, spanning from anime properties to feature film production, where Nagoya TV was award “Un Certain Regard” category Jury Prize at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival for the film “Harmonium.” Nagoya TV intends to broaden their scope by reaching out to an international audience by producing unique and high quality Japanese content with global appeal.
ABOUT LOTUS INC.:
Lotus Inc., an expert in Japanese Entertainment, has been actively creating original content for a global audience over a variety of platforms since 2003, The company is best known for Ninja Soccer, the English-language graphic novel which released in 240 territories and produced in conjunction with cutting edge anime studio GAINAX. Ninja Soccer and now the Ninja Vampire series are part of an ongoing series of Japanese-centric brands Lotus is developing that can expand into various other media such as feature films, television, publishing and merchandising. Continuing that trend, LOTUS’ next collaboration will be a unique original project with the legendary creator Yoshitaka Amano that will dive deep into the mysterious charms of Japanese culture.
ABOUT F.J. DeSANTO:
F.J. DeSanto is a producer, writer and creator who is the showrunner/executive producer of the TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON trilogy premiering later this year on Netflix and an Executive Producer of the new Syfy television series VAGRANT QUEEN, based on the Vault comic book series. In 2013, he co-wrote the graphic novel adaptation of the classic Japanese series CYBORG 009. He has written for DC Comics, Fox, Tokyopop, CBS and Lucasfilm and co-produced Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT, which was directed by Frank Miller. His first creator-owned series FAILSAFE was published by Vault in 2018 and is currently in development as a feature film at Netflix. He is currently partnered with Vault to bring their rich library of titles to the entertainment space.
Vault Comics is a private, family-owned company, publishing science fiction and fantasy comics and graphic novels. Vault encourages its creators to break the established order, defy preconceptions of society and identity, and push the boundaries of the medium with bold visions and voices that connect with readers and capture their imaginations. Follow Vault on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.