Category Archives: Manga

VIZ Media Brings Food Wars Writer To Anime Expo 2017!

Yuto Tskudo, creator of culinary manga series Food Wars!, will make his North American debut at Anime Expo 2017 – courtesy of VIZ Media.

He will take part in two panels – the Weekly Shonen Jump Official Panel and the Food Wars! panel – as well as sitting for four autograph sessions.

VIZ will also have sale on the bundled first two volumes of Food Wars! and copies of Food Wars Vol. 19 available before street date.

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Goodnight Punpun, Manga in Theory and Practice Highlight VIZ Media’s June Digital Releases!

Hirhiko Araki’s Manga in Theory and Practice leads VIZ Media’s June digital releases – a guide to creating mangas from the creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.

Other new titles include: After Hours, Golden Kamuy and The Emperor and I – along with new up^dates at Weekly Shonen Jump.

Also for the month of June – a Spotlight Sale on the work of Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun, Solanin, What a Wonderful World – $2 off per volume beginning June 13th), and new chapters of titles like Assassination Classroom, Bloody Mary, Seraph of the End and more.

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Battle Angel Alita Is Back In New Translation!

Long out of print, Yukito Kishiro’s classic manga series Battle Angel Alita is available today for the first time in nearly a decade, with a stunning new translation of the first three volumes available exclusively as a digital release from Kodansha Comics via comiXology Originals. Deluxe hardcover editions will follow in the Fall.

The iconic manga series is currently being produced for film by James Cameron.

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VIZ Media Releasing Manga In Theory and Practice By Creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure!

The best books about creating comics come from Will Eisner and Scott McCloud – both supreme in the art of sequential storytelling – so it makes sense that if you want to learn the ins and outs of manga, you should probably refer to a highly regarded creator of manga.

As it happens, Hirohiko Araki – creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has written such a volume: Manga In Theory and Practice: The Craft of Manga.

It will be released in North America by VIZ Media – the North American distributor of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and will be in stores on June 6th.

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Splatoon Manga Coming To North America!

The manga adaptation of Splatoon – arguably the world’s most colorful third-person shooter game – is coming to North America later this year, courtesy of VIZ Media.

The game centers around characters known as Inklings, which can transform between humanoid and squid-like forms, and hide or swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using shooters, blasters, or chargers and slosher, or brush-based weaponry.

In the Splatoon manga series, four Inklings get caught up in a Splatoon Turf War that launches them into all-new adventures inspired by the hit Nintendo video game.

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VIZ Media To Participate At Anime Central 2017!

VIZ Media will be heading to the Midwest to deliver an exciting weekend of fun panel discussions, booth giveaways, and exclusive retail items for sale at Anime Central 2017.

The VIZ Media Official Panel will feature classic and upcoming VIZ titles while the Sailor Moon panel will celebrate the Guardians of Love & Justice with can’t-miss news and plenty of sparkle and fun.

The will be giveaways at the VIZ booth and advance copies of upcoming titles.

Anime Central 2017 will take place from May 19th to 21st in Rosemont, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago.

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Taut Trailer: I Am A Hero!

I Am A Hero follows Hero, a mentally unhinged manga artist, as he witnesses the rise of the zombie apocalypse.

Despite being the least equipped to deal, he is certain of two things: he’s destined to be the city’s hero, and he possesses something quite rare in Japan—an actual firearm!

I Am a Hero is the worldwide best-selling series, 2015 feature film, and winner of the esteemed Shogakukan Manga Award – and the manga is now available in English.

I Am a Hero Volumes 1, 2, and 3 are now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Things From Another World, DarkHorse.com, and more!  Volume 4 is now available for preorder.

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VIZ Media Supports Free Comic Book Day With Two Manga Samplers!

Saturday, May 6th is Free Comic Day and this year, VIZ Media is supporting the day with two manga samplers: The Legend of Zelda (featuring excerpts of the new The Legend of Zelda:Twilight Princess story line and The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition – Ocarina of Time); and a sampler featuring excerpts from Shoinen Jump action series Baruto: Naruto Next Generations and Dragon Ball Super.

Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional campaign developed by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers of all ages and interests into independent comic book stores.

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Dragon Ball Super Premieres In May!

Dragon Ball Super – which continues the action of Akira Toriyama’s famed fantasy adventure series – premieres this month from VIZ Media, along with new volumes of Anonymous Noise, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3, Stardust Crusaders, D.Gray Man and the digital exclusive, Boys Over Flowers Season 2: Vol. 5.

Digital manga updates for May include new volumes for eight additional continuing VIZ Media series: Haikyu!! (Vol. 11), Maid-Sama! (Vol. 8), My Hero Academia (Vol. 8), My Love Story!! (Vol. 12), Nisekoi (Vol. 21), One Piece (Vol. 82), Toriko (Vol. 38), and Ultraman (Vol. 8).

Until May 8th, the complete run of My Hero Academia is on sale for $4.99 per volume.

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VIZ Media Sets Release Date for New Volume of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition!

VIZ Media has been re-releasing the 10-volume Legend of Zelda manga series in a new line of deluxe, omnibus 2-in-1 editions that feature new covers and color illustrations by creator Akira Himekawa.

The next volume in the series – The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition – The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass – is set to be in stores on May 9th.

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Dragon Ball Keeps On Rollin’ – Viz Media Launches Dragon Ball Super!

It would never do for Goku and his friends to get bored (peace is not exactly an adventure). Fortunately (for him – not everyone else), things are about to get interesting again.

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama’s sequel series, Dragon Ball Super – with art by Toyotarou – will be launched on May 2nd both in print and digital.

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