Digital Manga Publishing To Publish Original Gungrave Manga

By Ishaan . July 10, 2010 . 4:17pm


Sega and Red Entertainment’s PS2 third-person shooter license is being revived. Following two games and an anime series, the stylish Gungrave, created by Trigun originator, Yasuhiro Nightow, is being adapted into an original manga by Digital Manga Publishing.


Unfortunately, Nightow won’t be contributing to the series’ artwork. The report comes by way of Deb Aoki, manga editor at, who has a quote from DMP on why this is the case.


“We had wanted Nightow to do it, that (would have been) the ideal situation,” explained Fred Lui, VP of Production at DMP. “But because of scheduling, an alternative artist will be used to adapt the story.” Lui added, “The story concept is a long-running series, so chances for multiple volumes are high.”


According Lui, “Gungrave is a story about revenge — following the characters of two life-long friends Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowell as they rise through the ranks of the crime syndicate, Millennion. Brandon Heat is betrayed and killed and later resurrected as the vengeance seeking killing machine named ‘Beyond the Grave’.”


Simultaneously, Convergence Entertainment are developing a live-action Gungrave film for release in 2011. You can read more about the games in this fantastic piece on Hardcore Gaming101.

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  • ForeverFidelis

    I love that hardcore gaming 101 site.

    Got me up to speed with the shin megami tensai stuff

    Didn’t know that Gungrave had a sequel..

    • Hardcore Gaming 101 is indeed an incredibly good site. I did the same and got a ton of info on the SMT stuff from them.

  • I own Gungrave and Gungrave: Overdose but need to get the anime. Its underrated and can be forgotten but I still like the games and wish for a future game.

  • epy

    Playing Gungrave Overdose right now. Man that game is loads of fun. Can’t really understand how awesome “series” like Gungrave or Zone of the Enders never got their third game when other game series (avoiding names to avoid flaming) get one or two titles a year with little to no real new material.

  • meganeshounen

    Nothing like overkilling a whole room full of mooks with a well places rocket.
    Or in Overdose, a couple of cannon rounds from your oversized revolvers.

    I miss Grave.

  • chaosaxess

    “an alternative artist will be used to adapt the story.”

    Nope, don’t care. Nightow or bust.

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