Monday, March 10, 2008


Hot off the presses from a Viz press release, here are the details for the two volume US edition of Umezu's Cat Eyed Boy, along with new cover designs (thank you,!)...

Details and release date:
CAT EYED BOY • Rated “T+” for Older Teens • MSRP: $24.99 • Available June 17, 2008
Cat Eyed Boy is a half-human, half-monster child whose mostly human appearance bans him from the demon world. He lives hidden in the shadows of the human world, hated by humans and demons alike. Wherever he goes, awful events occur as the humans and demons interact. In 11 stories of revenge and retribution full of disturbing images, Cat Eyed Boy acts as a trickster, saving the innocent and helping the wicked receive the punishment that fate metes out. The first volume contains four stories and the first part of a fifth and longer story. CAT EYED BOY was created by Kazuo Umezu, the undisputed master of Japanese horror manga and creator of the critically acclaimed DRIFTING CLASSROOM (also published by VIZ Media). Cat Eyed Boy offers up a concoction of dark vignettes dripping with the macabre and the absurd.


by Michael DeForge said...

these are gorgeous!

Claytonian said...

There is also a movie. It was pretty odd; the villain seemed to turn people to poop monsters. I don't know what was going on.

bittermelon said...

love those. man. this is the kind of stuff that makes me wish i still worked at comic relief.

Ryan S said...

@michael: I agree! I think they're sortof in a familiar style for classic manga fans, but still appropriately weird and crazy.

@joseph: on top of that, each book is like 500+ pages. They are gonna look so fresh on the shelf (Just have to save up the ~60 bucks to get both books).

@claytonian: Oh nice, you saw the movie? I saw the trailer on YouTube and was really grossed out by it. I need to see screenshots of these poop monsters. I have a feeling that the manga may not answer your confusion :)

@bittermelon: YEAH, SO YOU COULD STEAL ME A COPY. 25 bucks each, dawg.

Jones, one of the Jones boys said...

Sweet. I like some of the Drifting Classroom covers, but they don't really advertise Umezu's full-bore craziness like these do.