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VIZ Media Releasing English Edition of Naoki Urasawa’s Master Keaton!

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Master Keaton, by Naoki Urasawwa (Monsters, 20th Century boys), is finally getting an English edition. The first of the 12-volume manga series is scheduled for a December release by VIZ Media. Each volume will feature 18 pages of full color and will retail for $19.99 US/$22.99 Canadian as part of the VIZ Signature imprint.

Originally published between 1988 and 1994, Master Keaton chronicles the adventures of archaeology professor/part-time insurance investigator and former member of the SAS, Taichi Hiraga-Keaton as he ‘uses his knowledge and combat training to uncover buried secrets, thwart would-be villains, and pursue the truth.

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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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K–Sci Fi Action Thriller is VIZ Media’s First Ever Combo-Pack Release!

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K, the anime thriller that finds a case of mistaken identity ruining (and threatening) the life of teenaged student Shiro, is the first VIZ Media title to get a Blu-Ray+DVD Combo Pack release. While it will also be released as a 2-Disc DVD set, the extras (check out a complete list after the jump) will make the Combo Pack something of a collector’s item.

K will be available in stores, in both formats, on Tuesday, February 125th.

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Gangsta: Handymen Who Take On The Dirtiest Jobs!

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In the city of Ergastulum, where crime, corruption and general nastiness are the order of the day, the Handymen, Nic and Worick, take on the jobs that one else will touch. Then a cop they know asks them to step in to help take down a new gang that’s muscling into the territory of a top Mafia family. And, of course, there’s a damsel in distress…

The result is Gangsta, a new crime thriller manga from Viz Media that will be premiering on February 18th.

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Tiger & Bunny: The Rising–Bunny Is The Mature One?

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The second Tiger & Bunny film, Tiger & Bunny: The Rising will be appearing in twenty American cities – including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle – beginning Saturday, March 15th.

This time around, Bunny gets a dose of his own medicine as he is moved back to first link and paired with up and coming new hero, Golden Ryan – who comes with awesome power and an equally awesome ego! Naturally, their first case together could wind up in disaster for Stern Bild.

For more details – plot synopsis, link to screenings list – check out the press release after the jump.

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Deadman Wonderland: Framed For Murder and Stuck in a Bizarre Prison!

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Sometimes, you just can’t beat the press release. The tagline for VIZ Media’s Deadman Wonderland reads, ‘a student must fight to clear his name and catch a mass killer after being wrongfully sentenced to a carnival-like penitentiary where nothing is as it seems.’ If that doesn’t intrigue the heck outta you, you have no imagination whatsoever. As for me, I want it!

Volume 1 of Deadman Wonderland will debut in print and digital on February 11th. Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details.

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Dragon Ball Z Goes Full Color!

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On February 4th, Goku, the greatest hero on Earth, returns in a new, over-sized, full color edition – Dragon Ball Full Color. The series will reprint the Dragon Ball saga in a larger 6 5/8” x 10 1/4” format to be published three times a year. Dragon Ball Full Color will also be available digitally.

Details follow 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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Shonen Weekly Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with All You Need Is Kill!

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Today, a special issue of Shonen Weekly was released with the premiere of the manga, All You Need Is Kill, to celebrate the digital magazine’s second anniversary. All You Need Is Kill is of course, the acclaimed Takeshi Obata manga that has been adapted for film as Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise.

For details, check out the press release after the jump.

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Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit To Premiere On Neon Alley January 17!

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VIZ Media has announced the acquisition of the rights to fantasy anime series Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit for television, home video and web streaming. The series will premiere on Neon Alley on Friday, January 17.

Based on a series of novels by Nahoko Uehashi, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit chronicles the adventures of a wandering warrior named Balsa, who has vowed to atone for eight deaths in her past by saving an equivalent number of lives. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.

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Accel World: The Problem with the Ultimate Virtual Reality Game!

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Accel World is an anime series about a junior high school kid who thinks of himself as a fat little loser and retreats from his real life into virtual reality games but doesn’t feel fulfilled even then until he is introduced to the most intense VR game ever, Brain Burst. Accel World Set 01 is the twelve-episode first season and it’s one heckuva ride.

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