Category Archives: Manga

VIZ Media Announces Release Date for Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Fire Punch!

VIZ Media has announced that its dystopian thriller, Fire Punch, will be in stores on Tuesday, January 16th. Future volumes will be released on a quarterly basis.

In Fire Punch, orphaned siblings Agni and Luna, like the Ice Witch who cursed their world, are two of the “blessed,” humans who hold special abilities. However, not all who are blessed are friendly, and after another of their kind attacks Agni and decimates the orphans’ village, Agni fights to survive, vowing revenge.

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Manga Based on Austin Produced RWBY Anime Releases This Month!

In RWBY, the world of Remnant is filled with horrific monsters bent on the destruction of humanity. Fortunately, the kingdoms of the world have risen to combat these forces by training powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses at academies around the planet. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training.

The RWBY manga is inspired by the popular online anime-style series produced by Austin, TX-based Rooster Teeth Productions. RWBY was the first western-produced anime series to be distributed in Japan.

The single volume RWBY manga will be available in physical and digital formats on January 16th.

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Series Debuts of Fire Punch and RWBY Lead VIZ Media’s New Years Releases!

Fire Punch and RWBY (pronounced Ruby) are two new manga series that lead VIZ Media’s digital manga releases for January.

In Fire Punch, orphaned siblings Agni and Luna, like the Ice Witch who cursed their world, are two of the “blessed,” humans who hold special abilities. However, not all who are blessed are friendly, and after another of their kind attacks Agni and decimates the orphans’ village, Agni fights to survive, vowing revenge.

RWBY is based on the hit anime series of the same name.

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VIZ Media Announces Release Date for Shiver: Juni Ito Selected Stories Hardcover!

An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing the faces of their destined victims appear in the sky… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic fashion model and faces a real bloody ending…

Horror fans should mark December 19th on their calendar.

VIZ Media is releasing the hardcover edition on Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories under its VIZ Signature imprint on that date.

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VIZ Media Announces Splatoon Manga Series!

Splatoon is a third-person shooter video game that centers around characters known as Inklings who can transform between humanoid and squid-like forms.

VIZ Media is launching a manga series – created by Sankichi Hinodeya, based on the video game – on December 12th.

Splatoon will be released on a quarterly basis.

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VIZ Media Presents Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season!

It’s almost time to start picking out gifts for the holiday season – and if you’re buying for a fan of anime and manga, then VIZ Media has something they’ll love.

From the One-Punch Man Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack to the beautiful Tokyo Ghoul: Illustrations art book; from the Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection to The Legend of Zelda – Legendary Editions; from Splatoon to Studio Ghibli art books, VIZ Media has anime and manga for all tastes.

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VIZ Media Releases Two Free Samplers for Halloween ComicFest 2017!

For year’s edition of Halloween ComicFest, VIZ Media is releasing two free samplers – one playing a bit more to the scary side of the season and one… not so much.

The scary side sampler features a first look at Junji Ito’s Shiver – an anthology of horror short stories that will be released in a deluxe hardcover edition in December.

The less than scary sampler features Pokémon Omega Ruby • Alpha Sapphire – Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald face a new crisis of epic proportions: a giant meteor hurtling toward the planet!

Both samplers will be available in comics shops on Saturday, October 28th.

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Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Manga Children of the Whales Debuts in November!

In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, determined to leave a better record than his predecessors. But the steady pace of their isolated existence on the Mud Whale is abruptly shattered when a scouting party discovers a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about their home than they do…

VIZ Media’s post-apocalyptic adventure manga Children of the Whales will be released on November21st, under the VIZ Signature imprint.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Manga – The Berserk Official Guidebook – Is Coming!

Kitaro Miura’s epic Berserk saga – one of the most popular and longest-running seinen series ever published in North America – is getting a 200-page volume dedicated to providing a roadmap to the sprawling Berserk universe.

If it’s in the manga or anime series, it will be covered in The Berserk Official Guidebook – on digital/in stores and comic shops on March 18, 2018.

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Global Yaoi Manga Publisher SuBLime To Have Presence at YaoiCon 2017!

SuBLime – the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher – will host a panel on the yaoi manga industry at YaoiCon 2017 and welcome Sakira (Pretty Men Fighting Dirty) as a Guest of Honor.

SuBLime will also feature a number of titles at significant discounts during the con.

YaoiCon takes place October 6th-8th at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA. SuBLime will be located in Booth #22 in the Dealer’s Hall.

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Akira Himekawa – Creator of The Legend of Zelda Manga – To Appear at New York Comic-Con 2017!

VIZ Media has announced that the creator of  the bestselling  manga, The Legend of Zelda (based on the video game) will be a Guest of Honor at New York Comic-Con 2017.

Akira Himekawa is the pen name of collaborators A. Honda and S. Nagano (pictured above). The pair will take part in two panels and several autograph sessions during the weekend.

New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

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