If you've never read Kia Asamiya's acclaimed Silent Möbius manga series, now's your chance. UDON Entertainment is publishing the complete 12-volume saga, in restored editions, with unpublished material.
In Silent Möbius, humanity uses a cyclotron to open a trans-dimensional portal, but it backfires and winds up letting extra-dimensional demons known as the Lucifer Hawks into our universe. It's up to an all-female police force, the Attacked Mystification Police, to protect a future Tokyo from these monsters, who come in a variety of horrifying forms.
According to a new press release from UDON:
Silent Möbius: Complete Edition features a new UDON translation, the restoration of the traditional right-to-left reading format, as well as new scans of every page taken directly from the original artwork. Each volume also includes a full color illustration gallery, extras like characters designs, data files, and interviews, and many color story pages from the series original serialization in Comic Dragon Magazine. UDON will also be releasing 3 full volumes of never before collected stories - the two-volume Silent Möbius Tales, and a special prequel Volume 0 that reveals much of the series' backstory.
"I feel very fortunate to have gotten the opportunity to publish this Complete Edition", says Asamiya, "and it certainly gave me a chance to look back on everything. Whether you've read the series before, or are picking it up for the first time ever, I hope you will enjoy Silent Möbius."
Silent Möbius: Complete Edition Vol.1 arrives August 2009, with new volumes to follow every few months. For the latest news on this and other UDON titles head to www.udonentertainment.com.
[Press release via Active Anime]