Ninety-nine percent of coming of age stories are about boys.
VIZ Media’s Sweet Blue Flowers, by Takao Shimura, upends that trope – dealing with the coming of age story of two high school girls who meet again at the beginning of high school after having been best friends in kindergarten.
Sweet Blue Flowers will be published in print and digital editions under the VIZ Signature imprint – and rated T+ for Older Teens. It will be in stores on September 19th.
VIZ Media is releasing an omnibus-style collection of the classic manga Death Note.
Death Note All-In-One Edition includes the complete Death Note saga – the battle of wits between Light Yagami and the mysterious prodigy detective L – plus an epilogue that has never been published in English.
The Death Note All-In-One Edition is in stores now.
VIZ Media launches its digital edition of Vampire Knight: Memories Vol. 1 this month, while Tokyo Ghoul (Vol. 14) and Maid-Sama (Vol. 9) conclude their runs.
Notable new additions to VIZ’s digital library include (but are not limited to) Assassination Classroom (Vol. 17), Food Wars (Vol. 19) and One Piece (Vol. 83), while My Hero Academia: Vigilantes is now available through the Weekly Shonen Jump app.
VIZ Media added four titles to its roster of quality manga series at San Diego Comic-Con 2017: supernatural series Black Torch, paranormal adventure Demon Slayer: Kimetso No Yaiba, romantic comedy Kaguya-Sama: Love is War and post-alien invasion series Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction.
VIZ has obtained both print and digital North america rights for the first three titles and print rights for the last.
Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction Vol. 1 will be released in spring 2018.
VIZ Media has acquired some top shelf material from its weekend at Anime Expo 2017.
Announced titles include a hardcover collector’s edition of Fullmetal Alchemist; Sisyphean, a new science fiction novel for the Haikasoru imprint and Fire Punch, a dystopian thriller that will be launched under the VIZ Signature imprint – plus two titles (a volume of haiku and an activity book) inspired by the global hit mobile game Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector. and the ‘gender-swapping shojo manga series’ Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys.
Hirhiko Araki’s Manga in Theory and Practice leads VIZ Media’s June digital releases – a guide to creating mangas from the creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Other new titles include: After Hours, Golden Kamuy and The Emperor and I – along with new up^dates at Weekly Shonen Jump.
Also for the month of June – a Spotlight Sale on the work of Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun, Solanin, What a Wonderful World – $2 off per volume beginning June 13th), and new chapters of titles like Assassination Classroom, Bloody Mary, Seraph of the End and more.
Long out of print, Yukito Kishiro’s classic manga series Battle Angel Alita is available today for the first time in nearly a decade, with a stunning new translation of the first three volumes available exclusively as a digital release from Kodansha Comics via comiXology Originals. Deluxe hardcover editions will follow in the Fall.
The iconic manga series is currently being produced for film by James Cameron.
The best books about creating comics come from Will Eisner and Scott McCloud – both supreme in the art of sequential storytelling – so it makes sense that if you want to learn the ins and outs of manga, you should probably refer to a highly regarded creator of manga.
As it happens, Hirohiko Araki – creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has written such a volume: Manga In Theory and Practice: The Craft of Manga.
It will be released in North America by VIZ Media – the North American distributor of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and will be in stores on June 6th.
The manga adaptation of Splatoon – arguably the world’s most colorful third-person shooter game – is coming to North America later this year, courtesy of VIZ Media.
The game centers around characters known as Inklings, which can transform between humanoid and squid-like forms, and hide or swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using shooters, blasters, or chargers and slosher, or brush-based weaponry.
In the Splatoon manga series, four Inklings get caught up in a Splatoon Turf War that launches them into all-new adventures inspired by the hit Nintendo video game.