Nearly twenty-five years after its cinematic release, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas film is returning with a manga sequel.
The series is titled Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey and follows Jack Skellington’s ghost dog, Zero, as he finds himself lost in Christmas Town. The manga is expected to release early next year.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the manga will be sold as full coloured single chapters before publisher TokyoPop plans to release two complete volumes in both colour and traditional manga styled black and white. Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey will be written by DJ Milky and Studio DICE, who are best known for the recent manga adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
TokyoPop will also be expanding Rika Tanaka’s and Nao Kodako’s Kilala Princess, a Shoujo fantasy manga series based on Disney princesses, with more diverse characters, including Mulan, Pocahontas and Merida.
This is the first continuation of Tim Burton’s spooky animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas since the film's release in 1993. Directed by Henry Selick, the film follows the mascot of Halloweentown, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington. Jack has grown tired of scaring people and after discovering a town built around Christmas, is changed forever.
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