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Jaco The Galactic Patrolman VIZ Media’s First 2015 Release!

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Can a clumsy interstellar cop and a retired time travel scientist become friends and save the world?

That’s the premise of Jaco The Galactic Patrolman, the one-shot manga, from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, that will be VIZ Media’s first new release – in print and digital – of 2015.

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Naoki Kurosawa’s Espionage Manga Master Keaton Comes To North America!

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Master Keaton, a tale of ‘cold war intrigue and espionage,’ from the creator of Monster and 20th Century Boys, Naoki Urasawa, is getting its first North American release on December 16th.

Taichi Hiraga Keaton, an archeology professor and part-time insurance investigator known for his successful and unorthodox methods of investigation. His day job and his background as a former member of the SAS give him a unique ability to uncover secrets and thwart would-be bad guys.

The 12-volume series has never been published in English until now and each volume will be given the deluxe treatment – including eighteen pages of full color art. Master Keaton will be published quarterly by VIZ Media under the company’s VIZ Signature imprint.

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VIZ Media To Release Horror Collection Manga Fragments of Horror!

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Fragments of Horror – a collection of horror short story manga – will be getting a deluxe hardcover release from VIZ Media under its VIZ Signature imprint.

The stories, by Junji Ito – creator of Gyo and Uzumaki, range from an old wooden mansion that turns on its inhabitants to a dissection class with a most unusual subject to a funeral where the dead are definitely not laid to rest.

Fragments of Horror is planned for a Summer 2015 release. For further details, follow the jump.

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School Is a Killer In VIZ Media’s Assassination Classroom!

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Being an adolescent is tough enough without having to save the world for an alien invader – especially when he’s the best teacher you’ve ever had!

That’s the conundrum facing the students of Assassin Classroom, now available from VIZ Media. For further details, follow the jump.

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Browncoats Rule! Serenity: Leaves On The Wind Hits #1 On NY Times Bestseller List!

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If Firefly and Serenity are your favorite TV show and movie ever, you have probably contributed to Dark Horse’s graphic novel sequel to Serenity – Serenity: Leaves On The Wind – reaching the top of the New York Times Bestseller List.

Written by Zack Whedon and illustrated by George Jeanty, Leaves On The Wind takes up the story soon after the events of Serenity. Supplies are down to almost nothing and Zoe’s giving birth has not gone well – she needs a hospital and the only one close enough is also the facility where River Tam was turned into what she is today. Worse, there are others like her imprisoned in the facility.

Once again, it’s Captain Malcolm Reynolds and his depleted crew – along with some unexpected (and in one case, despised) allies taking on the Alliance. Browncoats rule! Follow the jump for the official press release.

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Bleach and Naruto Box Sets Coming Summer 2015!

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Fans of VIZ Media’s Bleach and Naruto mangas will be please to hear that each series will get a second major box set release in the summer of 2015.

Bleach Manga Box Set 2 will include volumes 22-48 of the hit series – at a substantial savings over buying them individually. Fans purchasing the Box Set will also receive an exclusive mini-comic containing the pilot story of the bestselling series along with a full-color, double-sided poster.

Naruto Manga Box Set 2 will include volumes 28-48. Also included: an exclusive mini-comic detailing the Naruto pilot story and a full-color, double-sided poster.

Also, due to popular demand, the first box sets of both titles will be available again beginning in January, 2015. For further details, follow the jump.

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BOOM! Studios’ Noir Graphic Novel Hit 1955 Skulks Into Stores In December!

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Harvey Slater is a homicide detective for the Los Angeles Police Department in the 1950s. He smokes, he drinks – and he removes ‘untouchable’ criminals in his off hours.

Throw in a blonde bombshell from his past and competition for the imprisoned Mickey Cohen’s mob and you’ve got Hit 1955. If noir’s your thing, this Harvey Award-nominated BOOM! Studios graphic novel – from writer Bryce Carlson and artist Vanessa R. Del Rey – may just be up your (back) alley.

The graphic novel collection of Hit 1955 features an introduction by American crime author Duane Swierczynski (the Charlie Hardie Trilogy) and will be in stores on December 10th. For further details, follow the jump.

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Eternal – Living Forever Has a Cost!

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If you could live forever, would you want to? And what would the cost of eternal life be, exactly?

These questions are at the heart of BOOM! Studios’ new series, Eternal – created and written by William Harms and illustrated by Giovanni Valletta. Set in a world where cloning is legal and one can, effectively, live forever by repeatedly cloning oneself. Eternal will be in shop on December 10th. For more, follow the jump.

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VIZ Media Brings LBX – Little Battlers eXperience – To North America!

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Van Yamano owns Achilles, a miniaturized robot with super strong power. But Achilles is no ordinary LBX. Hidden inside him is secret data that Van must keep out of the hands of evil at all costs.

There’s more to it, of course – Van’s dad created Achilles as part of a series of robot toys that are all the rage – the Little Battlers eXperience. But Achilles is special – contained within him are secrets that others will kill for.

That’s the basic premise for LBX, a manga series from VIZ Media imprint Perfect Square that’s making its North American debut on November 4th. Follow the jump for more details.

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Perfect Square Announces 30th Anniversary Voltron History!

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The 30th Anniversary Voltron book, Voltron From Days Long Ago, A 30th Anniversary Celebration, will be available on October 28th.

Authored by Brian Smith, a former Marvel Comics editor and writer of Perfect Square’s Voltron Force graphic novel series; Marc Morrell, , co-host of the official “Let’s Voltron!” podcast, and Joshua Bernard, founder of the CollectionDX website, Voltron: From Days Long Ago explores the history and legacy of the classic anime and manga series Voltron – from the first issue to toys action figures and more.

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