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VIZ Media Releasing Manga In Theory and Practice By Creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure!

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.

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VIZ Media To Showcase Live-Action Death Note at Licensing Expo 2017!

VIZ Media will be showcasing Netflix’s live-action Death Note film –  based on the classic Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata – at Licensing Expo 2017. The film will premiere on Netflix on August 25th.

VIZ will also be highlighting some of their flagship titles, including: Death Note (anime), Naruto Shippenden, One-Punch Man (an outrageously funny superhero satire!), Hunter X Hunter, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Bleach.

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Splatoon Manga Coming To North America!

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.

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VIZ Media To Participate At Anime Central 2017!

VIZ Media will be heading to the Midwest to deliver an exciting weekend of fun panel discussions, booth giveaways, and exclusive retail items for sale at Anime Central 2017.

The VIZ Media Official Panel will feature classic and upcoming VIZ titles while the Sailor Moon panel will celebrate the Guardians of Love & Justice with can’t-miss news and plenty of sparkle and fun.

The will be giveaways at the VIZ booth and advance copies of upcoming titles.

Anime Central 2017 will take place from May 19th to 21st in Rosemont, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the adjacent Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, located less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago.

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Pokémon Advanced Complete Collection Comes Home!

Pokémon Advanced Complete Collection – forty episodes concluding one Pokémon era and starting another – is coming to home video on May 16th.

Pokémon Advanced is both the sixth season of the Pokémon animated series and the first season of Pokémon The Series: Ruby and Sapphire – in which Ash says farewell to his old friends and sets out on a journey with a new Trainer named May, and her brother Max.

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VIZ Media Supports Free Comic Book Day With Two Manga Samplers!

Saturday, May 6th is Free Comic Day and this year, VIZ Media is supporting the day with two manga samplers: The Legend of Zelda (featuring excerpts of the new The Legend of Zelda:Twilight Princess story line and The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition – Ocarina of Time); and a sampler featuring excerpts from Shoinen Jump action series Baruto: Naruto Next Generations and Dragon Ball Super.

Free Comic Book Day is an annual promotional campaign developed by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers of all ages and interests into independent comic book stores.

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Dragon Ball Super Premieres In May!

Dragon Ball Super – which continues the action of Akira Toriyama’s famed fantasy adventure series – premieres this month from VIZ Media, along with new volumes of Anonymous Noise, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 3, Stardust Crusaders, D.Gray Man and the digital exclusive, Boys Over Flowers Season 2: Vol. 5.

Digital manga updates for May include new volumes for eight additional continuing VIZ Media series: Haikyu!! (Vol. 11), Maid-Sama! (Vol. 8), My Hero Academia (Vol. 8), My Love Story!! (Vol. 12), Nisekoi (Vol. 21), One Piece (Vol. 82), Toriko (Vol. 38), and Ultraman (Vol. 8).

Until May 8th, the complete run of My Hero Academia is on sale for $4.99 per volume.

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One-Punch Man Is Now On Home Media!

Saitama is a young man who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special” training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. Can a hero be too strong?

VIZ Media’s One-Punch Man is now available on home media – Blu-ray, DVD and Combo Pack (above).

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VIZ Media Celebrates Two Studio Ghibli Anniversaries with Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke Books!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hayao Miyazki’s first film, Castle in the Sky. It’s also the 20th anniversary of what many consider to be his magnum opus, Princess Mononke.

To celebrate these anniversaries, VIZ Media will release full-color picture books for each film in December.

The new books capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films with easy-to-read text, full-color pictures direct from the film, and a family-friendly oversized hardcover format aimed at readers of all ages.

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VIZ Media Sets Release Date for New Volume of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition!

VIZ Media has been re-releasing the 10-volume Legend of Zelda manga series in a new line of deluxe, omnibus 2-in-1 editions that feature new covers and color illustrations by creator Akira Himekawa.

The next volume in the series – The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition – The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass – is set to be in stores on May 9th.

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Dragon Ball Keeps On Rollin’ – Viz Media Launches Dragon Ball Super!

It would never do for Goku and his friends to get bored (peace is not exactly an adventure). Fortunately (for him – not everyone else), things are about to get interesting again.

Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama’s sequel series, Dragon Ball Super – with art by Toyotarou – will be launched on May 2nd both in print and digital.

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