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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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Tokyo Ghoul: RE – The Human/Ghoul Battle Continues!

The battle between ghouls and humans continues in new sequel series to Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul: RE.

The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace – their newest weapon is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities.

Tokyo Ghoul: RE Vol. 1 will be available in print and digital editions on October 17th.

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What Pumpkin Games Launches Hiveswap Video Game!

What Pumpkin Games has launched it debut game, Hiveswap – set in the same universe as the immensely popular Homestruck web comic, it is a love letter to ‘90s adventure video games.

One of the top crowd-funded game titles on Kickstarter, HIVESWAP is available now through Steam and the Humble Store for PC and Mac platforms.

Complementing the launch of Hiveswap, WPG and Homestuck, Inc. (Homestuck) also announce a strategic partnership with VIZ Media to develop a comprehensive array of additional entertainment content and licensed merchandise based on the Homestruck universe.

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VIZ Media Releasing High School Girl Coming Of Age Manga Sweet Blue Flowers!

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.

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Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection Coming To Home Video!

 

VIZ Media has announced the home media release date for the Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection.

The complete collection of three Ranma ½ feature films and eleven OVAs based on the iconic anime series will be in stores on September 19th .

The three-disc Blu-ray set will come with a 24-page full-color booklet, upcoming OVA previews, and clean opening and ending segments. The set will also be available on DVD – minus the booklet.

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VIZ Media Releases Death Note All-In-One Edition!

Death Note All-In-One Edition – Photo courtesy of VIZ Media.

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.

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Unique Relationship Propels A Small Charred Face!

A gentle vampire named Bamboo saves the life of a small boy named Kyo and a unique friendship is born in Kazuki Sakuraba’s novel A Small Charred Face (translated by Jocelyne Allen).

A Small Charred Face is the next release from VIZ Media’s Haiksoru imprint – bringing the best of Japanese science fiction and fantasy to North America. It will be in stores on September 19th.

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VIZ Media Announces Home Media Release of Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection!

The three Ranma ½ theatrical films and eleven episode-length Original Video Adventures that followed the original gender-bending anime series are being released on home media as part of the Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection.

The Blu-ray release will also contain a 32-page booklet, and clean opening and ending credits. The DVD release will only have the clean opening and ending credits.

Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection will be in stores on September 19th.

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VIZ Media Acquires Four Titles at Otakon 2017 – Including The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty!

VIZ Media was busy at Otakon 2017 last weekend, picking up four titles to launch in 2018.

Included are The Art of The Secret World of Arietty – art and interviews by the filmmakers at Studio Ghibli; shojo series Takane & Hane – a romance between polar opposites; shojo series The Young Master’s Revenge – a conniving boy who schemes to make a troublesome girl fall in love with him, and a RWBY prequel series.

All four will be released next year, but The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty will be print only.

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VIZ Media Announces Plans for Otakon 2017!

VIZ Media has announced its plans for Otakon 2017 – one of the East Coast’s most renowned anime conventions – which runs from August 11-13.

The company will host the VIZ Media panel on Friday, August 11th – with announcements, looks at new titles, and  prizes. The Sailor Moon panel, on Saturday, August 12th, will provide updates on the iconic series and feature special guests – and the English voice cast will host an autograph session later that afternoon.

VIZ will also have special merchandise available – like copies of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray set with a special JOJO’S print bandana as a gift with purchase.

Otakon 2017 takes place August 11 – 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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Vampire Knight Memories Leads VIZ Media’s Digital August Releases!

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.

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