Category Archives: Manga

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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Gangsta: Handymen Who Take On The Dirtiest Jobs!

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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.

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Deadman Wonderland: Framed For Murder and Stuck in a Bizarre Prison!

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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.

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Dragon Ball Z Goes Full Color!

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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.

Details follow the jump.

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