Category Archives: Manga Monday

VIZ Media’s New Digital Manga for August

VIZ Media has announced its manga updates for August highlighted by the launch of several notable new series and the continuation of fan-favorites as well as exciting updates to the Weekly Shonen Jump App.

This month, readers are invited to dive into the opening volume of Vampire Knight: Memories, the latest new release in creator Matsuri Hino’s acclaimed gothic drama. Fans can also enjoy The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie, a lavish release that contains concept sketches, notes, character designs and commentary from the director, screenwriter, and character designers of My Little Pony: The Movie. Additional notable new digital releases include the not-to-be-missed series finales of Tokyo Ghoul (Vol. 14) and Maid-Sama! (Vol. 9).

August Digital Manga Promotion

MY HERO ACADEMIA Digital Manga Sale

Check out special pricing on an array of popular Shonen Jump manga series all month-long! This week, all volumes of the fan-favorite super-heroic series MY HERO ACADEMIA will be on sale for only $4.99 per volume. Available through August 14th across all digital platforms.

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Updates

Manga readers are invited to enjoy their manga on the go with the all new WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP App. Readers can dive into an array of FREE content straight from the pages of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP as well as upcoming hit manga series and one-shots. The new app brings the best of SHONEN JUMP to users’ mobile devices, which includes a more intuitive layout to help fans find their favorite series at their fingertips.

Hit manga series featured on the app:

  • ASTRA LOST IN SPACE
  • BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS
  • BOYS OVER FLOWERS SEASON 2
  • DRAGON BALL SUPER
  • DEATH NOTE
  • élDLIVE
  • JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE
  • ONE-PUNCH MAN
  • TOKYO GHOUL [JACK]
  • And More…

In addition to the titles mentioned above, the all-new MY HERO ACADEMIA: VIGILANTES is now available through the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP app, with new chapters debuting every week! Written by Hideyuki Furuhashi and featuring art by Betten Court, follow the “Vigilantes” of MY HERO ACADEMIA who fight against evil without society’s approval!

Digital manga updates for August also include new volumes for 17 continuing VIZ Media series. Notable new additions include ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (Vol. 17), BLACK CLOVER (Vol. 8), FOOD WARS! (Vol. 19), HAIKYU!! (Vol. 14), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 3 – STARDUST CRUSADERS (Vol. 4), KUROKO’S BASKETBALL (Vol. 7), ONE PIECE (Vol. 83) and more. New shojo manga updates include BEHIND THE SCENES!! (Vol. 4), KAZE HIKARU (Vol. 25), SO CUTE IT HURTS!! (Vol. 14) and YONA OF THE DAWN (Vol. 7).

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the comiXology, iBooks and Google Play stores.

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of most series.

VIZ Media Announces New Manga and Anime Acquisitions at Otakon

VIZ Media thrilled audiences during its official panel held this past weekend at Otakon 2017 as it detailed a variety of new publishing acquisitions.

The titles set for publication beginning in early 2018 include the shojo series Takane & Hana, a hilarious romance about a courtship of opposites; as well as The Young Master’s Revenge, a shojo romantic comedy featuring a conniving boy who schemes to make a troublesome girl fall in love with him.

Also announced was The Art of the Secret World of Arrietty, a print-only hardcover edition set for release next Spring that will feature an extensive collection of production and concept art and other insights into the acclaimed film by Studio Ghibli.

VIZ Media also revealed plans to publish a volume of RWBY prequel stories based on the mega-popular RWBY animated series from Rooster Teeth. Previously available in the digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, the RWBY manga is written and illustrated by Shirow Miwa.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

TAKANE & HANA
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts February 2018

After her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But what happens when Hana meets Takane is the sparking of a bitter rivalry and the stirrings of an even stronger romance!

 

THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts March 2018

When Leo was a young boy, he had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from a wealthy background who was always getting him into trouble. Now, years after his father’s successful clothing business has made him the heir to a fortune, he searches out Tenma to enact a dastardly plan – he’ll get his revenge by making her fall in love with him!

 

THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (Hardcover Edition)
Debuts March 2018

Co-founded by the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli films have enthralled and enchanted audiences across the world. THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY gives fans the opportunity to follow this landmark film from initial concept to the silver screen, thanks to hundreds of sketches, concept drawings, and animation cels, plus in-depth interviews with the creators.

 

RWBY
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts January 2018

An action-packed prequel story to the global hit animation series from Rooster Teeth. When the people of Remnant aren’t fighting monsters, they still find conflict among themselves. Now they are at fierce odds. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are Team RWBY. Together they are learning the deadly craft of hunting the monstrous species known as the Grimm.

Dark Horse Acquires the Digital Rights to the Manga Berserk

Celebrating the release of Berserk Volume 38, Dark Horse has announced the acquisition of digital rights to for the full Berserk manga library (Volumes 1–38).

Still going strong after over twenty-five years in Japan, Berserk is one of the most popular and longest-running seinen series ever published in North America, and with over 1.2 million copies sold, Berserk has recently smashed onto the New York Times best-selling manga list. Dark Horse Manga has published print editions of creator Kentaro Miura’s Berserk since 2003.

Berserk Volume 38 brings Guts and company to the isle of Skellig in hopes that elven magic can cure the afflicted Casca, but the cure could come at a deadly cost. Meanwhile, Guts’ Band of the Hawk comrade Rickert journeys to the city of Falconia, the seat of power for Griffith, the resurrected former Hawks commander. But the glittering towers of Falconia cast the darkest of shadows, and a legion of demonic monstrosities dwell in the darkness!

Digitial editions of Berserk Volumes 1–38 are now available to purchase on Digital.Darkhorse.com, Apple’s iBookstore, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK, Comixology, and Google Play.

Charmed Gets a Manga Original Graphic Novel

Dynamite Entertainment has announced that Charmed is set to return in an all-new tale of magic and mystery – this time in a Manga-style original graphic novel!

Based on the classic television series, starring Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, and Rose McGowan as the Halliwell sisters, this new spellbinding story will be written by Katy Rex, with art by Amanda Schank, and cover art from Jen Bartel and hits stores in February 2018!

A blend of supernatural fantasy, horror, humor and heart, the Charmed Manga introduces Delia, a young girl learning to live with her burgeoning supernatural powers. When she accidentally unleashes them – with disastrous results – at her school, the incident gets the attention of Phoebe, Piper, and Paige Halliwell: three witches with a lot of experience managing magical abilities. With the assistance of the sisters and the Magic School, Delia begins to make a new life for herself, but magic has a way of getting out of control…

 

Viz Announces a Whole Bunch of New Manga and Literary Acquisitions

VIZ Media announced plans to expand its publishing catalog with newly acquired titles this past weekend at Anime Expo 2017 in Los Angeles.

Set for publication beginning in early 2018, the new manga titles include Fire Punch, a dystopian thriller that will launch under the VIZ Signature imprint, and the gender-swapping shojo manga series Kenka Bancho Otome: Girls Beats Boys. Manga additions also include the classic bestselling series FullMetal Alchemist, which returns in a hardcover collector’s edition. Sisyphean was announced as the latest novel to join the Haikasoru literary imprint, and a pair of titles—a haiku volume and an activity book—inspired by the global hit mobile game Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector also join the VIZ Media roster.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

New VIZ Media Publishing Acquisitions for 2018

FIRE PUNCH · Rated ‘M’ For Mature Audiences · Available January 2018

In the not-too-distant past, the Ice Witch blanketed the world in snow, starvation and madness, leading the inhabitants to seek their salvation in fire. With that, an unusual destiny unfolds for two young orphans, Agni and Luna, blessed with the ability to regenerate. But will this ability prove to be more of a curse than a blessing? FIRE PUNCH was a nominee for the 2017 Manga Taisho Award.

 

SISYPHEAN (Novel) · Unrated · Available January 2018

In this award-winning novel by Dempow Torishima, even after the world and humanity itself have been rendered nearly unrecognizable by genetic engineering, a day in the office can feel…Sisyphean. The company stands atop a tiny deck supported by huge iron columns a hundred meters high. The boss there is its president – a large creature of unstable, shifting form once called “human.” The world of his dedicated worker contains only the deck and the sea of mud surrounding it, and the worker’s daily routine is anything but peaceful. A mosaic novel of extreme science and high weirdness, Sisyphean will change the way you see existence itself. Sisyphean was a winner of the prestigious Japan SF Award and also nominated for a Seiun Award.

 

NEKO ATSUME: KITTY COLLECTOR—where am i meOW? · Unrated · Available February 2018

Expand your play from the popular mobile game Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector with a fun activity book for cat fans of all ages. In this full-color book, seek and find favorite kitties from Neko Atsume Kitty Collector as they romp through imaginative new environments, learn facts about the classic cats and play with dozens of stickers!

 

NEKO ATSUME: KITTY COLLECTOR HaikU—SEASONS OF THE KITTY · Unrated · Available February 2018

Ever wonder what the kitties of the popular mobile game Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector get up to when they’re not on your screen? Join the cast of the cartoon cats of Neko Atsume Kitty Collector in an irreverent journey through the seasons as told in haiku.

 

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: FULLMETAL EDITION · Rated ‘T’ For Teens ·  Available May 2018

Fully remastered with an updated translation and completely fresh lettering, and presented with all the original color pages on large-trim archival-quality paper, this gorgeous hardcover edition presents the timeless dark adventures of the Elric brothers as they were truly meant to be seen. Also includes new behind-the-scenes character sketches and brand-new color art from author Hiromu Arakawa

 

KENKA BANCHO OTOME: GIRL BEATS BOYS · Rated ‘T’ For Teens · Available April 2018

A captivating new manga series based on the Japanese romantic adventure game, Kenka Bancho Otome. Hinako thought she didn’t have any family, but on the day she starts high school, Hinako’s twin brother Hikaru suddenly appears and tricks her into taking his place. But the new school Hinako attends in his stead is beyond unusual. Now she must fight her way to the top of Shishiku Academy, an all-boys school of delinquents!

Udon Entertainment is Publishing the English Version of Infini-T Force

UDON Entertainment has announced that’ll it be localizing the manga series Infini-T Force for an English release.

Celebrating the 55th anniversary of legendary Japanese animation studio Tatsunoko Production, the Infini-T Force manga brings together the anime giant’s four most prominent superhero properties – Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (AKA Battle of the Planets), Space Knight Tekkaman, Casshan, and Hurricane Polimar.  The heroes of these four worlds will face everything from mutant abominations, to criminal gangsters, to mecha-noid alien invaders, in an ongoing action manga series filled with non-stop adventure!

An all-new Infini-T Force anime series also launches in Fall 2017 in Japan.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords – Legendary Edition is Out July 11

VIZ Media invites manga readers and adventure fans to enjoy creator Akira Himekawa’s classic The Legend of Zelda story in a whole new way with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords – Legendary Edition– on July 11th.

The Legendary Editions adapt Akira Himekawa’s 10-volume manga series based on the classic Nintendo role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game into a line of deluxe omnibus 2-in-1 editions that each feature new cover art and color illustrations. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords – Legendary Edition– is the fifth release in the series. Four Swords is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry a print MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $24.99 CAN.

In Four Swords, Link finds himself broken into four different versions of himself – Green, Red, Blue and Violet Link – and pitted against a fifth, the malevolent Shadow Link who has kidnapped Princess Zelda. The Links must find the Four Sword, the only thing that can combine them so that they are strong enough to stop Shadow Link and save the princess – and the world!

The Legend of Zelda manga series was created by Akira Himekawa, which is the pen name of two women known simply as A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair created The Legend of Zelda manga series which was inspired by several games and story arcs in the Zelda video game series. They have created a variety of manga adventures, which are published by VIZ Media, featuring Link and the popular video game world of The Legend of Zelda, including Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords and more.

Loot Anime Episode 20 “Rise Up” Unboxing

Loot Anime is a geek box by Loot Crate and Crunchyroll focused on the anime fans. This month’s box has a theme of “Rise Up”! There’s lots of anime and manga featuring series where someone takes a stand!

We open up the box to show off what’s inside and what we think of the box.

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The Legend of Zelda Creators Head to New York Comic Con 2017

VIZ Media and ReedPOP have announced the appearance of the creative team behind The Legend of Zelda manga series, known as Akira Himekawa, at New York Comic Con this October.

Akira Himekawa is the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair will make their first professional appearance at New York Comic Con for a series of special events and autograph sessions.

The Legend of Zelda (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) manga series, based on the classic Nintendo® role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game, take place in the mystical land of Hyrule, where three spiritual stones hold the key to the TriforceTM. Whoever holds them will control the world. A boy named LinkTM sets out on a quest to deliver the Emerald, the spiritual stone of the forest, to ZeldaTM, Princess of the land of Hyrule. The journey will be long and perilous, and Link will need all his skill and courage to defeat evil. The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun!

Legendary Editions of The Legend of Zelda (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) manga presents the classic 10-volume manga series in a line of five deluxe omnibus 2-in-1 releases featuring new covers and color illustrations.

VIZ Media also publishes the latest ZELDA manga series – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (rated ‘T’ for Teen) – which picks up the adventure with a new story arc. Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.

 

New York Comic Con will take place October 5-8, 2017.

Fairy Tail x Humble Bundle: Get $600+ of digital manga by paying what you want until July 5

Kodansha Comics presents the Humble Manga Bundle: Fairy Tail in partnership with Humble Bundle. The offering amounts to a whopping $630 worth of digital manga, including a massive chunk (45 volumes!) of Hiro Mashima’s epic-fantasy manga Fairy Tail. The actual cost of the bundle is based on Humble Bundle’s unique pay-what-you-want charitable model.

The manga comes in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they can be read on computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices. Bundle buyers choose where their money goes—between Kodansha Comics, two charities (the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union), and, if they like, a third charity of their choice via the PayPal Giving Fund. If they like what Humble Bundle does, they can leave a Humble Tip too.

This special bundle ends WEDNESDAY, July 5, 10:59 A.M. PACIFIC TIME.

Here’s what bundle buyers get with each tier:

Pay $1 or more
Unlock Fairy Tail volumes 1-5 + a discount code for 1-month subscription to FUNimation

Pay $8 or more
Unlock Fairy Tail volumes 6-25 and the spin-off series:
Fairy Tail Ice Trail volume 1
Fairy Tail Zero
Fairy Tail Blue Mistral
volume 1
Fairy Girls volumes 1-2

Pay $15 or more
Unlock Fairy Tail volumes 26-45 and the spin-off series:
Fairy Tail Rhodonite
Fairy Tail Ice Trail volume 2
Fairy Tail Twin Dragons of Sabertooth volume 1
Fairy Tail Blue Mistral volumes 2-3
Fairy Girls volumes 3-4

Pay $17 or more
Unlock all of above + Humble Bundle exclusive never-before-translated works:
Exclusive Artbook: Fairy Tail: Swimsuit Issue
Special one-shot manga: Fairy Tail: The Fairies’ Booby Prizes

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