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VIZ Media Announces Release Date for Shiver: Juni Ito Selected Stories Hardcover!

An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing the faces of their destined victims appear in the sky… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic fashion model and faces a real bloody ending…

Horror fans should mark December 19th on their calendar.

VIZ Media is releasing the hardcover edition on Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories under its VIZ Signature imprint on that date.

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Paranormal Thriller TOMIE Gets Deluxe Hardcover Release!

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Japanese horror master Junji Ito’s paranormal manga thriller Tomie will be released in North America in a deluxe hardcover edition as part of VIZ Media’s VIZ Signature imprint.

Tomie is an immortal succubus who can seduce and drive any man to committing murder – even if she is frequently the victim (no one said that immortality would be easy…).

Tomie will be in stores on December 20th. It was also be available digitally from VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores. Follow the jump for a more detailed synopsis.

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Mobile Suit GUNDAM Thunderbolt Continues Epic Saga!

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Mobile Suit GUNDAM Thunderbolt is a new manga series from VIZ Signature that continues a saga that has entertained fans for almost 40 years.

Set in Universal Century year 0079, space colony Side 3 proclaims independence as the Principality of Zeon and declares war on the Earth Federation. One year later, they are locked in a fierce battle for the Thunderbolt Sector, an area of space scarred by the wreckage of destroyed colonies.

Two veteran mobile suit pilots – one from each side – begin a rivalry that will only end when one dies.

Mobile Suit GUNDAM Thunderbolt Vol. 1 will be in stores on November 15th. Read on for more details.

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Death From The Sea – VIZ Media Unleashes GYO!

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Junji Ito’s GYO – a seminal horror manga is coming to North America in an omnibus hardcover edition from VIZ Media’s VIZ Signature imprint.

It starts with that unique stench of death and a strange fish with legs, pulling Tadashi and Kaori into a spiral of horror as mutated sea creatures invade Japan.

The 400-page GYO Deluxe Edition features a new cover design and full color endpapers and will be in stores on April 21st. For further details, follow the jump.

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Early Masters: Naoki Urusawa’s Master Keaton!

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Naoki Urasawa has had a long and illustrious career as a creator of original, thoughtful and action-packed manga like Monster, 20th Century Boys, 21st Century Boys and his reworking of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boys for an older audience, Pluto: Urasawa × Tezuka. He’s done action-adventure, psychological thrillers and even romantic comedy.

Master Keaton – an answer to Indiana Jones and other pulpy heroes – may have a story (and a very good one, at that) by Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki, but it’s Urasawa’s art that elevates it from very good to classic.

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Naoki Kurosawa’s Espionage Manga Master Keaton Comes To North America!

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Master Keaton, a tale of ‘cold war intrigue and espionage,’ from the creator of Monster and 20th Century Boys, Naoki Urasawa, is getting its first North American release on December 16th.

Taichi Hiraga Keaton, an archeology professor and part-time insurance investigator known for his successful and unorthodox methods of investigation. His day job and his background as a former member of the SAS give him a unique ability to uncover secrets and thwart would-be bad guys.

The 12-volume series has never been published in English until now and each volume will be given the deluxe treatment – including eighteen pages of full color art. Master Keaton will be published quarterly by VIZ Media under the company’s VIZ Signature imprint.

For further details, follow the jump.

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VIZ Media To Release Horror Collection Manga Fragments of Horror!

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Fragments of Horror – a collection of horror short story manga – will be getting a deluxe hardcover release from VIZ Media under its VIZ Signature imprint.

The stories, by Junji Ito – creator of Gyo and Uzumaki, range from an old wooden mansion that turns on its inhabitants to a dissection class with a most unusual subject to a funeral where the dead are definitely not laid to rest.

Fragments of Horror is planned for a Summer 2015 release. For further details, follow the jump.

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