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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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VIZ Media Debuts Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix in Digital Manga!

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In the last half of January, VIZ Media is premiering Phoenix, a series of twelve complex stories linked by the fabled bird. Considered by many to be his masterpiece – and this is the man who created Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion and Black Jack – Phoenix skips across time and place, with characters from story being reincarnated in another.

In the same period, seventeen other series continue with multi-volumes of titles like Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya) and Muhyo and Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, while the action series Black Cat reaches its epic conclusion. Plus, a new Weekly Shonen Jump Jump Pack. For details, follow the never-more-appropriate jump.

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VIZ Media Launches Digital Manga Catalog on Apple’s iBooks Store!

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VIZ Media has just launched its extensive digital manga catalog on Apple’s iBooks store. That means over 1600 volumes of hit series like Naruto, Bleach, Bakuman and One Piece – not to mention recent bestsellers like Demon Love spell and Nisekoi – are now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac.

The official press release follows the jump.

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Tiger & Bunny Origin Coming From VIZ Media!

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If you’ve ever wondered how corporate superheroes Tiger & Bunny came to be, VIZ Media has the answer – and, on October 1st, you will, too. That’s when Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Beginning will be released on DVD and Blu-ray – followed on October 8th by Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Beginning Side A and Side B, a two-volume manga adaptation of the movie.

Check out the press release, following the jump, for details.

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Ranma ½ Anime Premiere Today; 2-in-1 Manga Editions in Spring 2014!

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VIZ Media has announced the return of one of the most celebrated manga and anime properties – RANMA ½.

Today VIZ Media launches the Ranma ½ (subtitled, rated TV-14) anime series on its VIZAnime.com streaming service as well as on Hulu. The series will debut on its Neon Alley anime channel this fall (dubbed), and will be available on DVD and, for the first time ever, Blu-ray box set editions next year.

Ranma ½ is a renowned martial arts action-adventure manga (graphic novel) series created by Rumiko Takahashi. The manga series was a staple of the VIZ Media catalog for over 14 years and remains one of the company’s longest-running titles and one of the longest-running manga series in North America. VIZ Media plans to begin publishing the Ranma ½ manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) in new 2-in-1 omnibus editions featuring the original right-to-left reading format for the first time ever in early 2014. Check out the press release after the jump.

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Haikasoru Releases Japan-Inspired Melancholy of Mechagirl By Award-Winning, Bestselling Author Catherynne M. Valente!

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Haikasoru’s Melancholy of Mechagirl, by Catherynne M. Valente, is the imprint’s first from a non-Japanese author – but between the book’s Japan-inspired stories and poems, and the author’s award-winning pedigree, it seems a natural choice.

With subjects like a woman who dreams of machines; a paper lantern that falls in love and the most compelling videogame that you’ve never played – and that nobody can play twice, Melancholy of Mechagirl definitely fits the profile of Haikasoru, the first U.S.-based imprint to dedicated to publishing translations of fine Japanese science fiction and fantasy. The book includes stories that were nominated for Hugo and Locus Awards – and Valente is a three-time Locus Award winner.

Melancholy of Mechagirl is available now. Valente has also been nomineted (twice) for World Fantasy Awards. Haikaoru is an imprint of VIZ Media.

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VIZ Media Launches Dark Romance Manga Series Midnight Secretary!

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Kaya Satozuka is one terrific secretary; a consummate professional. So, how will she react when she’s reassigned to the office of the company’s prickly – and hot – director when she discovers he’s a vampire?

That’s the premise of VIZ Media’s Midnight Secretary, a new manga series by Tomu Ohmi that will debut under the Shojo Beat imprint on September 3rd. Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details.

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VIZ Media Announces Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic!

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The odd couple of superheroes of Bild City, Tiger & Bunny have their offscreen lives revealed in VIZ Media’s new manga series Tiger & Bunny Comic Anthology 2-in-1. Eighteen of Japan’s top self-published manga artists take a look at what the superheroes do in their private lives – how they stay in shape; what Saito is saying under his breath; the conundrum of being superheroes invited to a Halloween party! The collection of humorous shorts is the first of a 2-volume homage to the Tiger & Bunny manga/anime series.

Also new this month is Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, a reimagining of the classic tales One Thousand and One Nights (aka The Arabian Nights). Deep in the desert are the Dungeons, a mysterious and dangerous place where many have vanished seeking to find and plunder its hidden troves of treasure. Plucky young Aladdin aims to succeed where so many before him have failed and he just might do it – there’s more to him than meets the eye…

For more details, follow the jump to the official press releases.

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Kodansha Announces Three New Series, The Return of XXXholic and Tsubasa!

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Kodansha has announces the return of CLAMP’s XXXholic in a new series, XXXholic: Rei, to debut in late 2013, and as a series of 3-in-1 omnibus volumes beginning in March 2014 Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles Omnibus (above right) will collect the series in 3-in-1 volumes beginning in August, 2014.

The company also announces three new series: My Little Monster, Say I Love You and Monster Soul (Above left) – to be released over March, April and May of 2014.

Details of each follow the jump.

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VIZ Goes KOBO!

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VIZ Media has just begun making its digital library of manga titles available for KOBO eReaders, with 500 volumes debuting today – and a library of 1500 volumes across 130 titles coming to North America in the near future.

The launch list includes the latest volumes of blockbusters like Naruto (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Bleach (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Blue Exorcist (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens), One Piece (rated ‘T’ for Teens) and Vampire Knight (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens). VIZ Media has also synchronized its digital publishing schedule for future manga titles to have near-simultaneous domestic release of their print counterparts, closing the gap between print and digital manga formats. The complete library of VIZ Media manga titles is available at www.kobo.com/viz.

The official press release follows the jump.

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