The edgy new manga features story by Kohske, the creator of the original GANGSTA. series, with artwork by Syuhei Kamo, and contains prequel stories for several of the main characters that appeared in the initial series. GANGSTA: CURSED. is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and will be published in print under the VIZ Signature imprint with an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN. The original GANGSTA. manga series (also published by VIZ Media, rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers) has been a repeated Bookscan Top 50 as well as New York Times bestseller and has also inspired a popular anime adaptation.

In GANGSTA: CURSED., killing is all Spas has ever known, and he does it without doubt or remorse. Taught to believe he’s ridding the world of monsters, he sees the extermination of the Twilights as a necessary step toward making Ergastulum a safer place. Until the day when he’s forced to confront the horrifying truth that the real monster might be…him.

“GANGSTA. is a successful crime thriller and one of the most popular recent titles from the VIZ Signature catalog,” says Leyla Aker, Senior Vice President, Publishing. “The gritty drama and suspense mixed with non-stop action that made the original series such a hit will captivate readers again with the launch of GANGSTA: CURSED. We invite fans to cap off the year with this explosive new release.”

Manga creator Kamo began his professional career working on the original GANGSTA. series as an assistant to the series creator, Kohske. GANGSTA: CURSED. is his first series.

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