Category Archives: Manga

VIZ Media Acquires Four Titles at Otakon 2017 – Including The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty!

VIZ Media was busy at Otakon 2017 last weekend, picking up four titles to launch in 2018.

Included are The Art of The Secret World of Arietty – art and interviews by the filmmakers at Studio Ghibli; shojo series Takane & Hane – a romance between polar opposites; shojo series The Young Master’s Revenge – a conniving boy who schemes to make a troublesome girl fall in love with him, and a RWBY prequel series.

All four will be released next year, but The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty will be print only.

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Vampire Knight Memories Leads VIZ Media’s Digital August Releases!

VIZ Media launches its digital edition of Vampire Knight: Memories Vol. 1 this month, while Tokyo Ghoul (Vol. 14) and Maid-Sama (Vol. 9) conclude their runs.

Notable new additions to VIZ’s digital library include (but are not limited to) Assassination Classroom (Vol. 17), Food Wars (Vol. 19) and One Piece (Vol. 83), while My Hero Academia: Vigilantes is now available through the Weekly Shonen Jump app.

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VIZ Media Scores Four Manga Titles At Comic-Con 2017!

VIZ Media added four titles to its roster of quality manga series at San Diego Comic-Con 2017: supernatural series Black Torch, paranormal adventure Demon Slayer: Kimetso No Yaiba, romantic comedy Kaguya-Sama: Love is War and post-alien invasion series Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction.

VIZ has obtained both print and digital North america rights for the first three titles and print rights for the last.

Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction Vol. 1 will be released in spring 2018.

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SDCC 2017: Dark Horse Acquires Digital Rights to Manga Classic Berzerk!

Leading into San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Dark Horse celebrates the release of Berserk Vol. 38 by announcing that it has acquired the digital rights to the entire series.

Digitial editions of Berserk Volumes 1–38 are now available to purchase on Digital.Darkhorse.com, Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK, Comixology, and Google Play.

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VIZ Media Acquires Fullmetal Alchemist, Fire Punch and More at Anime Expo 2017!

VIZ Media has acquired some top shelf material from its weekend at Anime Expo 2017.

Announced titles include a hardcover collector’s edition of Fullmetal Alchemist; Sisyphean, a new science fiction novel for the Haikasoru imprint and Fire Punch, a dystopian thriller that will be launched under the VIZ Signature imprint – plus two titles (a volume of haiku and an activity book) inspired by the global hit mobile game Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector. and the ‘gender-swapping shojo manga series’ Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys.

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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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