One of the top-selling manga in Japan today, with the first four volumes having sold more than 2,300,000 units since March 2013, now hits North American shores. AJIN combines super-natural themes with sci-fi action for a very modern high-paced yarn that should compete with most popular current manga and comic titles.
Under duress, the Ministry of Welfare, which has been abusing demi-humans, is ready to negotiate with them. Yet Sato can't resist giving the screw another turn.
About the Author
Gamon Sakurai is a Japanese comic book artist from Tokyo. Born in 1986, Sakurai was selected for the Afternoon Magazine Four Seasons Award for New Comic Artists. Upon being selected for the award his short story was published and he was selected for editorial review by manga publishing giant Kodansha.
Sakurai would make his publishing debut with indie publisher Issuisha in 2010, releasing a short story anthology. He would then work with Kodansha to work on his first feature length series Demi-human in 2012. In 2013, AJIN was selected as the #3 manga in 2013 by Japanese comic editors and mangaka.
"One would think that the awakening of supernatural powers would lead to an ordinary kid becoming a beloved superhero. After all, this is what the world of Marvel, DC comics, and even manga & anime has showcased for everyone. But what if the opposite happened? [...] Ajin: Demi-Human is a tale that will push readers to look at their own society." -Boston Bastard Brigade