lightning, the popular chess manga in Shonen Jump, immerses readers in the ‘game of kings’, where intuition and mental dexterity are precious assets on the way to victory! Chess Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov makes its manga debut in the series, written by Cedric Biscay and Harumo Sanazaki with artwork by Daitaro Nishihara†
BLITZ, full. 1 TP by Cedric Biscay† Harumo Sanazaki and Daitaro Nishihara • MSRP: $12.99 • 224 pages
Tom, a young high school student, is in love with his classmate Harmony. Hearing about her passion for chess, Tom quickly enrolls in the school’s chess club. But he doesn’t even know the rules! To impress Harmony, he has no choice: he must learn quickly and train seriously.
Soon Tom discovers the existence of Garry Kasparov, the greatest player in the history of chess. He stumbles upon a virtual reality machine that promises to help him analyze the master’s most legendary matches!
An unexpected twist will soon give Tom access to the highest echelons of the chess world…”
Bonus material includes:
In each volume, chess strategy tips and a chess lexicon to make any reader a chess master!
Creator and co-writer of manga Cedric Biscay is the producer behind the return of the Shenmue saga in 2019 on PS4 and PC and holds 3 world records in the Guinness book. He is also the producer of the multi award-winning documentary Sad Hill excavatedavailable worldwide on Netflix, and the upcoming reboot Astro Boy anime series. He is also a recipient of a Certificate of Honor from the Japanese Foreign Minister.
Co-writer Harumo Sanazaki is a prolific Japanese manga-ka, who has participated in more than 130 mangas, including The Phantom of the Opera†
Born in 1971 in Hiroshima, artist Daitaro Nishihara started out as a manga-ka in Monthly Shonen Jump magazine. Starting in 2001, several of his series were prepublished in Korokoro Comic (Shôgakukan) magazine, most notably Pokémon 6 – Jirachi: The Genius of Wishes.
Born 1963 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Soviet Union, lightning consultant Garry Kasparov became chess champion of the USSR under 18 at the age of 12. Then, at the age of 17, he won the title of World Under-20 Chess Champion. In 1985, at the age of 22, he achieved international fame as the youngest World Chess Champion in history. He defended his title five times, including a series of legendary matches against his great rival Anatoly Karpovi† Kasparov broke Bobby Fischer’s record in 1990 and his own remained unbeaten until 2013. His famous matches against IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer in 1996-97 played a key role in the integration of artificial intelligence into the chess world.
lightning will be available in print and digital in North America, Australia and the UK. Ablaze titles are distributed in print by Diamond Comic and Diamond Book Distributors. Full. 1 will be available in comic stores from September 14the and in bookstores on September 27the†