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Review: 20th Century Boys Perfect Edition Vol. 1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got a new edition of the modern classic manga, 20th Century Boys.

20th Century Boys is by Naoki Urasawa and this “perfect edition” contains two complete volumes of the original 22-volume epic manga series in a deluxe omnibus edition featuring new cover art and select pages in their original color presentation.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFW

 

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NYCC 2018: VIZ Media Details Plans and Special Guests

VIZ Media has released details for a weekend packed with panels, creator appearances, autograph sessions, special in-booth activities, retail exclusives, and anime screenings set to take place next month at New York Comic Con and Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo 2018.

This year, New York Comic Con takes place on October 4th – 7th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #1336 in the Exhibit Hall.

Anime Fest will also take place on October 4th – 7th at the city’s historic Pier 94. NYCC proudly teams up with Anime Expo, the nation’s biggest dedicated annual convention, to present a historic 4-day celebration of anime, manga, cosplay, J-Pop artists, food, and Japanese culture.

At both events, VIZ Media will welcome notable talent from the anime and manga spheres. Catch the creator of Radiant, Tony Valente; Sailor Moon/Boruto voice actor veteran, Amanda Miller; and BORUTO anime series voice actor, Colleen O’Shaughnessy for a variety of panels and autograph sessions.

Additional guests include Lord Gris, illustrator and character designer for The World Next Door video game and Adi Shankar, Executive Producer of the animated adaptation of Castlevania.

Also stop by VIZ Media booth #1336 for a variety of retail exclusives and advance releases. VIZ Media’s booth will also host various activities and giveaways throughout the con including a Dr. Stone arm sleeve, an exclusive MY HERO ACADEMIA poster and digital manga offer, as well as a special demo for The World Next Door video game, which is set for release in early 2019!

VIZ Media NYCC and Anime Fest 2018 Panels & Autograph Sessions

Thursday, October 4th

12:15pm VIZ Media Official Panel
Javits, Room 1A06

Come hang out with us and special guests, Tony Valente and Adi Shankar, as we share upcoming releases and other announcements!

2:00pm CASTLEVANIA Producer Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Meet Adi Shankar, the Executive Producer behind the hit animated adaptation of the Castlevania video game in an exclusive signing session.

3:30pm RADIANT Creator Signing
NYCC Autograph Area*

Come see Tony Valente, the creator behind the RADIANT manga, and receive a personalized signed art card.

Friday, October 5th

2:00pm ReedPOP and VIZ Media Present Tony Valente, Creator of RADIANT Panel
Anime Fest, Mirai Stage**

Hear from Tony Valente himself as he discusses his career and creative journey from pen to panel and from manga to anime!

3:30pm RADIANT Creator Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

Don’t miss your final chance to meet Tony Valente!

 

4:00pm RWBY Creative Talent Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Meet members of the RWBY creative team and receive a signed RWBY poster.

Saturday, October 6th

11:00am SHONEN JUMP Panel
Javits, Room 1A10

Hang out with your SHONEN JUMP pals and awesome guests including the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O’Shaughnessey.

12:30pm BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing
NYCC Autograph Area*

Catch the voice of Boruto, Amanda Miller, and Cho-Cho, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, in this signing session!

4:00pm THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Stop by and meet illustrator Lord Gris, character designer for THE WORLD NEXT DOOR video game, and receive a signed art card!

 

4:00pm SHONEN JUMP Fun & Ninja Games Panel
Anime Fest, Main Stage**

Laugh it up with the U.S. Editors of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP as they face off against special guests behind some of our favorite titles in a fun game or two!

5:45pm BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS English Voice Cast Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

An encore chance to meet BORUTO voice actors Amanda Miller and Colleen O’Shaughnessey at Anime Fest!

6:45pm K: SEVEN STORIES LOST SMALL WORLD Premiere
Javits, Room A10

View the special U.S. premiere of LOST SMALL WORLD, an all-new anime work set in the mesmerizing world of K!

Sunday, October 7th

1:00pm SAILOR MOON Voice Actor Signing
Anime Fest, Autograph Area**

JUPITER POWER MAKE UP! Meet Sailor Jupiter’s English voice actor, Amanda Miller, and receive a personalized signed poster.

1:30pm K Anime Marathon Screening
Anime Fest, Mirai Stage**

Catch three works from the K: SEVEN STORIES series, which includes SIDE: BLUE, SIDE: GREEN, and LOST SMALL WORLD.

1:30pm THE WORLD NEXT DOOR Signing
VIZ Media Booth

Another opportunity to meet artist Lord Gris!

*NYCC official signings are ticketed before the event. Get more information.

**Anime Fest badges are required; this is a separate ticketed event located at Pier 94.

Review: Hinamatsuri Vol. 1

It’s Monday so we’re bringing you “Manga Monday” with a review of Hinamatsuri Vol. 1 from Masao Ohtake and published by One Peace Books.

Nitta is an ambitious, young member of the Ashikawa-gumi yakuza syndicate. One day, a mysterious, oval-shaped object falls out of thin air into his apartment, and suddenly changes everything! Inside of the object is an expressionless young girl named Hina. The girl has formidable telekinetic powers that she uses to threaten Nitta, forcing him to allow her to live in his apartment.

How does that all work out and is this a manga to get? Check out our video review and find out!

You can get it in comic shops now and book stores starting September 18. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon

 

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Nier:Automata: Long Story Short is Out October 9th

VIZ Media delivers a hotly awaited novelization of the bestselling Nier:Automata video game with the release of Nier:Automata: Long Story Short on October 9th.

The new book is the first of two stand-alone adaptations based on the action role-playing video game property originally developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix.

Nier:Automata: Long Story Short was written by Jun Eishima and Yoko Taro and carries an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The novel also launches digitally on October 9th for $9.99 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

When alien forces invade with an army of Machines, the remnants of humanity must depend on Androids of their own design – the placid 2B and the excitable 9S – to survive.

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War is Out October 2nd from VIZ Media

VIZ Media has announced the launch of the grisly battle royale manga series, Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, on October 2nd.

The series depicts the exploits of 12 supernatural fighters embroiled in a tense fight to the death and is based on the hit Japanese light novel by the prolific multi-genre author NISIOISIN. The novel was also adapted into an anime of the same name.

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and features story and artwork by Akira Akatsuki and character designs by Hikaru Nakamura. The series will be published in print under the Shonen Jump imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN, and will include a full-color fold-out poster. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War also launches digitally on October 2nd via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as on the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future English editions of the 4-volume series will be published on a quarterly basis.

Every 12 years, 12 fighters take the form of the Chinese zodiac and engage in a battle royale. With their strength and mysterious powers, they fight to the death and the sole survivor is granted the ultimate prize – any wish.

The Juni Taisen: Zodiac War novel is also available in English in both print and digital editions published by VIZ Media.

Yaoi Manga Publisher SuBLime Debuts New Manga Series – Coyote

SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, launches on October 9th a newmanga series about a forbidden romance between a werewolf and a human with the print and digital debut of Coyote.

The series, by creator Ranmaru Zariya, is rated ‘M’ for Mature. Print editions carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN and the digital versions will have an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. per volume. Readers have two methods of digital access to the series on SuBLimeManga.com – a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Fans can also purchase a digital version through NOOK, Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, and ComiXology.

Coyote, a werewolf living among humans, goes through life hiding his true identity. But when the handsome pianist he’s had his eye on catches Coyote off guard during his first heat, forbidden passion explodes.

Yaoi Manga Publisher SuBLime Debuts New Manga Series – Escape Journey

SuBLime, the leading global English-language yaoi manga publisher, delivers the eagerly awaited English-language debut of creator Ogeretsu Tanaka’s manga series Escape Journey on September 11th.

The new series about a love that is rekindled between a pair of former schoolmates is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. Print editions will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN each. Digital editions will carry an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. Readers have two methods of digital access to the series on SuBLimeManga.com – via a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the onlinemanga viewer. Readers can also purchase a digital version through the NOOK, Kindle and Kobo eReaders as well as on Google Play and ComiXology. SuBLime will publish subsequent volumes of the series three times a year, ending with volume 3.

In Escape Journey, Naoto and Taichi’s first try at love during their high school days crashed and burned. Years later the two unexpectedly reunite on their first day of college. Tumultuous love often burns hot, and the glowing embers of their previous relationship reignite into a second try at love.

Peach Girl Next Debuts Digitally from Kodansha this Tuesday

Kodansha Comics continues its campaign launching new “digital-first” manga series on a weekly basis and will kick off 3 new manga series in September. Following up the long-awaited “rescue” of formerly out-of-print high-drama high-school shojo classic Peach Girl from last month, Kodansha Comics will complete the original run of Peach Girl in September. But that’s not all—Miwa Ueda’s where-are-they-now sequel Peach Girl NEXT makes its debut for the first time in English on September 4!

Kodansha Comics’s digital-first manga releases are part of an exciting new initiative begun last year to put a greater diversity of manga series into the market. Starting with Miwa Ueda’s Peach Girl NEXT on September 4, this month’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, BookWalker, comiXology, Google Play, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook:

Peach Girl NEXT (debuting September 4), Miwa’s Ueda’s where-are-they-now sequel to her one of the all-time drama-laden high-school shojo manga, Peach Girl—with all the gang (Momo! Kairi! Toji! Sae!) now adulting ten years laterread Chapter 1 for free here;

Peach Girl volumes 9-18 (releasing September 11), the Peach Girl revival continues with the remaining volumes readily available once again, completing the original run of Miwa Ueda’s sasstastic shojo manga megahit from the 90s—read Chapter 1 for free here;

The Walls Between Us (debuting September 18), Haru Tsukishima’s romantic comedy about a girl who finds herself involved with her old childhood friend, who’s now grown up into an egotistical, self-absorbed playboy (original Japanese title: Watashitachi ni wa kabe ga aru);

Ao-chan Can’t Study! (debuting September 25), Ren Kawahara’s irreverent jokefest about the conflict between academic and more corporeal pressures, captured in one girl’s struggle to just get some studying done (original Japanese title: Midarana Ao-chan wa benkyou ga dekinai);

Review: Radiant Vol. 1

Welcome to Manga Monday where we’re spotlighting some upcoming Manga releases and news.

Radiant is a supernatural action and adventure series created by French-born artist and writer Tony Valente. Out September 11th from VIZ Media the manga is also getting a Japanese-produced anime adaptation.

In Radiant, evil creatures called Nemeses fall from the skies and the only ones who can fight them are Wizards—infected ones who survived a Nemesis’s corruption. Seth, one of these survivors, vows not only to fight the Nemeses, but to find their mythical nest, Radiant, and destroy it!

Get your copy in comic shops September 12 and book stores on September 11. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

 

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Review: Dr. Stone Vol. 1

Welcome to Manga Monday where we’re spotlighting some upcoming Manga releases and news.

Out September 4th, Dr. Stone is written by Riichiro Inagaki with art by Boichi. One fateful day all of humanity is suddenly turned to stone. Many millennia later, high school student Taiju frees himself from the petrification and finds himself surrounded by statues. The situation looks grim—until he runs into his science-loving friend Senku! Together they plan to restart civilization with the power of science!

Get your copy in comic shops September 5 and book stores on September 4. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

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