You know how manga read from right to left – exactly the opposite of how we normally read a book or comic? The classic gender-bending martial arts comedy Ranma 1/2 is getting a ‘re-mastered’ 2-in-1 omnibus release which will read from left to right – just like a regular comic – while remaining faithful to the original work.
The first volume of the series will be in stores on March 11th. For a series description, check out the press release after the jump.
In the city of Ergastulum, where crime, corruption and general nastiness are the order of the day, the Handymen, Nic and Worick, take on the jobs that one else will touch. Then a cop they know asks them to step in to help take down a new gang that’s muscling into the territory of a top Mafia family. And, of course, there’s a damsel in distress…
The result is Gangsta, a new crime thriller manga from Viz Media that will be premiering on February 18th.
Sometimes, you just can’t beat the press release. The tagline for VIZ Media’s Deadman Wonderland reads, ‘a student must fight to clear his name and catch a mass killer after being wrongfully sentenced to a carnival-like penitentiary where nothing is as it seems.’ If that doesn’t intrigue the heck outta you, you have no imagination whatsoever. As for me, I want it!
Volume 1 of Deadman Wonderland will debut in print and digital on February 11th. Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details.
On February 4th, Goku, the greatest hero on Earth, returns in a new, over-sized, full color edition – Dragon Ball Full Color. The series will reprint the Dragon Ball saga in a larger 6 5/8” x 10 1/4” format to be published three times a year. Dragon Ball Full Color will also be available digitally.
In the last half of January, VIZ Media is premiering Phoenix, a series of twelve complex stories linked by the fabled bird. Considered by many to be his masterpiece – and this is the man who created Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion and Black Jack – Phoenix skips across time and place, with characters from story being reincarnated in another.
In the same period, seventeen other series continue with multi-volumes of titles like Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya) and Muhyo and Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, while the action series Black Cat reaches its epic conclusion. Plus, a new Weekly Shonen Jump Jump Pack. For details, follow the never-more-appropriate jump.
Today, a special issue of Shonen Weekly was released with the premiere of the manga, All You Need Is Kill, to celebrate the digital magazine’s second anniversary. All You Need Is Kill is of course, the acclaimed Takeshi Obata manga that has been adapted for film as Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise.
For details, check out the press release after the jump.
If you love manga and cool prizes, you should be checking out VIZ Media. From now until December 19th, if you buy a digital graphic novel from VIZManga.com, you will automatically be entered in a sweepstakes to win a Manga Stocking Stuffer prize package that includes: an Amazon Kindle Fire HD (8GB) pre-loaded with 30 volumes of top-selling VIZ Manga titles; a six-month membership to Weekly Shonen Jump, a digital magazine that features same-day release as its Japanese counterpart, and a VIZ Media Custom Zero Messenger Bag from Rickshaw Bags – with even more manga, anime and merchandise inside.
Also, Volume One of Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M (pictured above) comes out tomorrow.Follow the jump for the press release and more details.
VIZ Media continues to grow its potential online audience. The company announced today that its more than 1700 volumes of manga, across 170 titles have now been made available on Google Play. For more details, including links to view VIZ Media title on Google Play, follow the jump.
VIZ Media has just launched its extensive digital manga catalog on Apple’s iBooks store. That means over 1600 volumes of hit series like Naruto, Bleach, Bakuman and One Piece – not to mention recent bestsellers like Demon Love spell and Nisekoi – are now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac.
The Japanese coastal town of Kurouzu-cho is cursed, not by by demons or evil people, but by a pattern – the spiral, one of nature’s most common and beautiful patterns. Uzumaki, the three-volume horror manga by Junji Ito, about a town’s gradual descent into madness, has been collected in a deluxe hardcover edition that is now available in stores.
For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
If you’ve ever wondered how corporate superheroes Tiger & Bunny came to be, VIZ Media has the answer – and, on October 1st, you will, too. That’s when Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Beginning will be released on DVD and Blu-ray – followed on October 8th by Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Beginning Side A and Side B, a two-volume manga adaptation of the movie.
Check out the press release, following the jump, for details.