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VIZ Media Slates The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Kaladesh for January!

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The Art of Magic: The Gathering – Kaladesh – the third volume in the series of art books collecting art from the strategy card game – will be a 240-page hardcover with illustrations from artists including Adam Paquette (who also provided the cover art) Cliff Childs, Winona Wilson and Christine Choi and in-depth lore by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt.

The VIZ Media release will be stores on January 3rd. Further details follow the break.

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Reaches Milestone!

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library started out as a community outreach program and has grown into the world’s largest literacy program – in December it will distribute 1,000,000 books to children around the globe.

Not bad for a program that was initially intended to serve Parton’s home county of Sevier County, Tennessee.

To celebrate this milestone, Evey Johns, a two-year-old from Conway, Arkansas who just enrolled in the Imagination Library, has been randomly selected to receive a $30,000 college scholarship.

For more, read on.

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VIZ Media Holiday Spotlight!

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With the holiday season arriving, VIZ Media has a selection of the best in manga and Japanese science fiction available for the discerning fan.

Fans of pirate manga One Piece, for example, will be thrilled with the One Piece Manga Box Set 3 (above); fans of Hayao Miyazaki will surely enjoy The Art of Castle in the Sky, and fans of space opera on an E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith scale will go for the Legends of the Galactic Heroes – of which volume 3, Endurance, is now in stores.

VIZ also has new volumes of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Mobile Suit GUNDAM Thunderbolt, Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul and more in stores or arriving shortly.

Read on for some ideas for your manga/anime/science fiction fan’s holiday brighteners.

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Orphan Black Companion Book Coming!

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Television’s most entertainingly convoluted series is getting a companion volume from the publishers of such edifying and entertaining titles as Investigating Sherlock and The Doctors Are In.

The Science of Orphan Black – The Official Companion (placeholder cover above) will examine Orphan Black’s science from clones to epigentics; from the real diseases on which the sestras’ disease is based to the philosophies behind Neolution.

The Science of Orphan Black, by Casey Griffin and Nina Nesseth, with Graeme Manson (series co-creator) and Cosima Herter (science consultant) will be in stores on June, 2017.

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Release Date Announced for First Toyko Ghoul Novel!

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The first in a series of novels based on Sui Ishida’s hit manga, Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul: Days will be in stores on October 18th.

Tokyo Ghoul: Days, by shin Towada, is a collection of interconnected short stories which, taken as a whole, form a novel. These stories take place around Café Anteiku, a gathering place for Tokyo’s ghouls.

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Hip Hop Raised Me – Definitive Book On Hip Hop Culture Coming In November!

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If you listen to hip hop you know DJ Semtex – host of the UK’s premier Hip Hop show on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

He’s been around for a long time, so when he set out to chronicle hip hop as artistic expression and culture, you know he’ll get it right.

Hip Hop Raised Me is the book he wrote – with a foreword by Chuck D – and it is due for publication on November 15th. Follow the jump for details – and a trailer in which DJ Semtex talks about why he took on the project.

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Subject of Jiro Dreams of Sushi Creates Culinary Guidebook!

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Jiro Ono, the subject of critically acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, has created a new culinary guidebook for lovers of Japanese cuisine.

Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy is a unique new culinary guidebook that presents an extraordinary journey through the delectable seasonal offerings at Japan’s most famous sushi restaurant, Sushi Sukiyabashi Jiro (as seen in Jiro Dreams of Sushi).

Available on October 11th, Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy is ‘distillation of a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and a great companion for sushi lovers everywhere.’ For more, follow the jump.

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Hayao Miyazaki Celebrated with The Art of Castle in the Sky!

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Hayao Miyazaki is probably the second most famous animator/storyteller in the world after Walt Disney. His films have enjoyed universal acclaim (From Up On Poppy Hill, at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, is his lowest aggregate score) and his skill as both artist and director is virtually unparalleled.

On October 18th, VIZ Media will release The Art of Castle in the Sky (95% on Rotten Tomatoes) to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary – collecting illustrations, character artwork and insights from Miyazaki on one of his most entertaining films. Details follow the jump.

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Dark Horse Presents Will Save the Galaxy for Food!

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Will Save the Galaxy for Food is title of a new satirical sci-fi space opera featuring a down-on-his-luck galactic pilot.

Written by Ben ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw (Mogworld, Jam) and illustrated by E.M. Gist (The Strain, Death Head), this new novel will be in stores on February 1st, 2017. Follow the jump for more.

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Miyuki Miyabi’s New Supernatural Mystery The Gate of Sorrows Available Now!

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VIZ Media’s Haikasoru imprint has released the new novel by acclaimed author Miyuki Miyabi (Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo), The Gate of Sorrows.

The supernatural mystery is built around a series of murders in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward.

Retired police detective Shigenori is, however, more obssessed with a gargoyle that seems to move – while college freshman Kotaro launches a web-based investigation of the killer.

The Gate of Sorrows is in bookstores now – and   is also available digitally for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, the Kobo eBooks Store, and the Google Play store. Follow the jump for more.

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Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations Celebrates Legendary Artist’s Career!

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The remarkable career Yoshitaka Amano, who has created pieces for such projects as Gatchaman, Final Fury, Vampire Hunter D, The Sandman: The Dreamhunters (with Neil Gaiman) and more, is celebrated in VIZ Media’s forthcoming art book, Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations.

As well as some of Amano’s brilliant illustrations, the book is packed with sketches, commentary and interviews.

Yoshitaka Amano: Illustrations will be in stores on august 19th, with a suggested list price of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99. For more details, follow the jump.

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