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Earlier today, Viz Media announced that they licensed Sankichi Hinodeya’s Splatoon manga. The company plans to ship the first volume to retailers in late 2017, though a specific date is unknown as of press time.
The Splatoon manga is based on Nintendo’s online shooter of the same name. The series debut in May 2015, as a one-shot in Shogakukan’s CoroCoro magazine. Hinodeya began work on a full series in February 2016, in the pages of Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic Special. Two volumes compiled volumes were ultimately produced.
Nintendo’s Splatoon first hit the Wii U console in May 2015. The title was a regular sight on the (Japanese) Media Create sales charts, becoming a fixture in the board for over a year. To date, over 4.76 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide, giving it a 35% attach rate to the Wii U’s 13.56 million consoles in customers’ homes. Mascot characters The Squid Sisters performed in a pair of live hologram concerts at NicoNico Chokaigi and Japan Expo 2016.
A sequel title, Splatoon 2, will hit Nintendo’s Switch console on July 21.
Hinodeya wrote a one-shot for Splatoon 2, which debuted in the pages of CoroCoro in February. A full Splatoon manga series is planned for a May debut.
Source: Anime News Network