"Death Note" artist adaptation of time loop/mecha versus aliens novel to run in "Young Jump"
With Hiroshi Sakurazaka's time loop/mecha versus aliens novel All You Need is Kill set to become Hollywood's live-action Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow, Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman, Hikaru no Go) has signed on for a manga adaptation that will run in Weekly Young Jump starting with the 6/7 double issue on January 9. Leading into this, the magazine has announced that it will run simultaneously in Viz's digital English Weekly Shonen Jump.
Viz, who has published the novel in North America, has their own comic adaptation coming this spring.
ALL YOU NEED IS KILL Graphic Novel• MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN • Full-Color • Available May 6th, 2014
When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known only as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death? Art by Lee Ferguson (Green Arrow, Miranda Mercury); story adapted by Nick Mamatas (Move Under Ground).