A few years ago, Dark Horse made a splash by announcing an all-new project with CLAMP, the insanely popular supergroup of manga-ka behind such hits as CHOBITS, CARDCAPTOR SAKURA, and CLOVER. Since then, little has been heard as CLAMP was busy with other projects and scheduling was not possible. However, DH has just announced that GATE 7 is finally coming out in October and released the cover image. PR below:
Dark Horse unveils the long-awaited all-new original manga series created by Satsuki Igarashi, Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Nanase Ohkawa—the manga-ka female supergroup known to their millions of fans worldwide as CLAMP. These four brilliant writers and artists work together to produce award-winning, best-selling manga, including Chobits, xxxHOLiC, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Clover.
In Gate 7, an innocent sightseeing trip to Kyoto opens up a magical realm to shy high schooler Chikahito Takamoto. Visiting a legendary shrine, Chikahito finds himself in the mystical world of Hana and her comrades—and his immunity to their powers leads them to believe that he’s no ordinary awkward teenager! Protecting our world from violent elemental beasts, Hana and her team welcome the confused Chikahito—who isn’t quite sure that he wants to be caught in the middle of their war! One’s thing’s certain, though: since he’s smitten with aloof, childlike warrior Hana, he’s along for the ride, for better or worse!
For the past two years, Dark Horse has been collecting previously published works of this group of manga-ka royalty into highly sought-after omnibus editions, including Clover, Chobits, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Magic Knight Rayearth, as well as Mokona’s Okimono Kimono. Now, Dark Horse is proud to be the exclusive American publisher of CLAMP’s latest work, just months after its Japanese release!
“Dark Horse has made original comics for over twenty years; our editors have seen the hard work of individual Japanese creators in every manga we’ve ever brought over. Now we’re going to work just as hard to meet the trust CLAMP has placed in Dark Horse to publish their original work,” explains Mike Richardson, president and founder of Dark Horse.
Gate 7 Volume 1 arrives on American shelves on October 25, boasting 200 pages of brand-new story for only $10.99!
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