Category Archives: Manga

VIZ Media Launches Shakespeare-Inspired Requiem Of The Rose King!

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Aya Kanno’s Requiem of the Rose King follows Richard, the third son of York, who believes that, from birth, he is damned to eternal darkness. Based on/inspired by an early draft of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, Kanno’s Richard stands between worlds, between classes, between good and evil.

The first volume of Requiem of the Rose King takes place during the War of the Roses and finds Richard determined that his family should rule – but he has a secret that undo everything he desires.

VIZ Media will launch volume one of Requiem of the Rose King on March 10th. Follow the jump for further details.

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VIZ Media’s Claymore and Rosario + Vampire Get Complete Series Box Sets!

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The of the most popular manga series around – Claymore and Rosario + Vampire are getting complete series box set collections.

Norihiro Yagi’s medieval action saga Claymore’s twenty-seven volume set will also include a booklet of cover images previously unseen in North America.

Akihisa Ikeda’s supernatural high school drama, Rosario + Vampire will include all twenty-four volumes of the run’s two seasons plus an additional original mini-comic.

VIZ Media will release Claymore Complete Manga Box Series Box Set in October, while Rosario + Vampire Complete Manga Series Box Set will follow in November. For further details, follow the jump.

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Astro Boy Returns In September!

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The one and only, original -accept no substitutes – Astro Boy is returning to North America in an oversized omnibus form, collecting almost seven hundred pages of Osamu Tezuka’s classic manga about the robot boy who becomes a beloved hero.

The first volume of Astro Boy Omnibus will be in stores in September. Preorders are being taken now. Follow the jump for details.

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VIZ Media Announces Special Edition For Vampire Knight Finale!

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Matsuri Hino’s Vampire Knight saga is coming to a close. Set at Cross Academy – where humans attend Day Class and vampires attend Night Class – the series has followed the developing relationship between the human, Yuki Cross, and vampire, Kaname Kuran, – despite the wishes of her childhood friend Zero Kiryu.

On October 14th, the final chapter of Vampire Knight will be eleased in two forms – a standard manga edition and a Limited Edition that will include an alternate cover and a hardcover mini art book.

VIZ will also release Vampire Knight: Fleeting Dreams (a collection of prose short stories based on the manga); a new digital only chapter by series creator Matsuri Hino, Vampire Knight: Life; and Night Class, a box set that includes Volumes 11-19.

For further details, follow the jump.

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VIZ Media Covers The Bases With Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma and Spell of Desire!

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Whether you love food, romance or the supernatural, you’ll find some combination of the three in two new titles from VIZ Media: Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma and Spell of Desire!

Food Wars: Shokugeki No Soma is an action-comedy about one boy’s quest to become a chef – but chooses to attend the culinary school with the most brutally low graduation rate, while Spell of Desire, from the creator of Midnight Secretary, is about a young shopkeeper who discovers she’s a witch.

Follow the jump for further details about both titles.

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2014 J-Pop Summit Announces First Guest of Honor!

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San Francisco’s annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, the 2014 J-Pop Summit Festival, returns over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 19th and 20th. Rock singer May’n is this year’s first official Guest of Honor.

An expanded program of events is also being planned with updates being posted at www.JPOP.com. For more, check out the press release after the jump.

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HunterX Hunter Returns to Weekly Shonen Jump!

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Hunter X Hunter is back! The ongoing manga action series about the licensed Hunters who track down treasures, magical beasts, and even other people returns to VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump on Monday, June 2nd. Plans are to publish dedicated volumes collecting the series on a twice annual basis.

For more, follow the jump to the press release.

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World Trigger’s First Two Volumes Premiere in October!

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A portal between dimensions has led to invincible monsters called Neighbors invading Earth. Four years after the appearance of the portal’s appearance, Osamu Mikumo finds himself at a loss when a humanoid Neighbor joins him in defending the Earth. Now his world is turned upside down. Can the two natural enemies become friends?

VIZ Media’s World Trigger will debut on October 7th, when the first two volumes will be released.

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VIZ Media Releases Edge of Tomorrow Novelization; All You Need Is Kill Graphic Novel!

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Edge of Tomorrow has spawned a couple of new releases from VIZ Media: Edge of Tomorrow, a movie tie-in mass market reissue of the Hiroshi Sakurazaka novel on which the movie is based (originally called All You Need Is Kill), and a graphic novel adaptation of the novel, with the original title. In the novel, Keiji Kirya is thrown into battle against invading aliens and is killed almost immediately – but is reborn each morning fight and die again. Think of it as the alien invasion version of Groundhog Day – every time he comes back, he learns a bit more about how to stay alive and fight.

The movie tie-in mass market edition, from VIZ’s Haikasoru imprint, will take the movie’s poster art – featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt – as its cover. The All You Need Is Kill graphic novel is written by Haikasoru editor Nick Mamatas, with art by Lee Ferguson (Green Arrow). Edge of tomorrow will be in stores April 29th; All You Need Is Kill will follow on May 6th. The movie adaptation will be in theaters June 6th. For more, check out the press release after the jump.

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VIZ Media Releasing English Edition of Naoki Urasawa’s Master Keaton!

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Master Keaton, by Naoki Urasawwa (Monsters, 20th Century boys), is finally getting an English edition. The first of the 12-volume manga series is scheduled for a December release by VIZ Media. Each volume will feature 18 pages of full color and will retail for $19.99 US/$22.99 Canadian as part of the VIZ Signature imprint.

Originally published between 1988 and 1994, Master Keaton chronicles the adventures of archaeology professor/part-time insurance investigator and former member of the SAS, Taichi Hiraga-Keaton as he ‘uses his knowledge and combat training to uncover buried secrets, thwart would-be villains, and pursue the truth.

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Ranma 1/2 Gets Remastered 2-in-1 Omnibus Release!

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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.

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