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VIZ Media Offers Fans a Bounty of Holiday Manga Releases

VIZ Media, gives fans plenty to choose from as it offers a diverse selection of manga titles that will make thoughtful gifts to suit any budget this holiday season.

NEW MANGA BOX SETS:

NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Box Set · Rated “T” for Teens ·

MSRP: $60.00 U.S. / $67.99 CAN· Available Now! 

The NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Deluxe Box Set collects all 7 volumes of the original celebrated manga (graphic novel) series by Hayao Miyazaki into 2 new hardcover editions packaged in a special illustrated slipcase. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. Thriving industrial societies disappeared. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Corruption, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and releases a miasma of poisonous spores into the air. At the periphery of the sea, tiny kingdoms are scattered on tiny parcels of land. Here lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens; a nation given fragile protection from the decaying sea’s poisons by the ocean breezes; and home to Nausicaä.

 

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB BOX SET · Rated “T” for Teens ·

MSRP: $139.99U.S. / $159.99 CAN· Available Now! 

OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB was created by Bisco Hatori and has been a bestselling series in North America since its debut. In this screwball romantic comedy, Haruhi, a poor girl at a rich kids’ school, is forced to repay an $80,000 debt by working for the school’s swankiest, all-male club – as a boy! There she discovers just how wealthy the six members are and how different the rich are from everybody else. The new box set bundles Volumes 1-18 of the popular manga series and also includes a special notepad featuring full-color character art.

 

 

New holiday shojo manga:

DEMON LOVE SPELL, Volume 1 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN· Available December 4th 

In this series by celebrated manga creator Mayu Shinjo (AI ORE!, SENSUAL PHRASE), Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off of women’s feelings of passion and love. Kagura’s insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly the spell works – sort of – but now Kagura is after her!

 

STROBE EDGE, Volume 1 · Rated “T” for Teens · MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN· Available Now! 

Creator Io Sakisaka’s STROBE EDGE asks the timeless question, “What is love?” Ninako Kinoshita’s friends tell her it’s one thing, but Ninako wants to discover this mysterious emotion herself. When she meets Ren Ichinose, a handsome, enigmatic guy worshipped by all the girls at her school, she finds her heartbeat quickening with excitement! Is Ninako about to experience the many facets of love?

 

OTHER VIZ MEDIA RELEASES:

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 3-in-1, Volume 1 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN· Available Now! 

 

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, Volume 13 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens ·

MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN· Available Now! 

Japan’s most controversial anime series is over…but not the manga version of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION! Series co-creator Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s personal interpretation of the iconic Evangelion characters and story is sure to intrigue new and old fans alike. Catch the first 3 volumes of the series in a new 3-in-1 omnibus edition that also features stunning full-color artwork.

In the latest EVANGELION Volume 13, the world hangs in the balance as NERV pilot Asuka fights to survive an onslaught of Evas determined to destroy her. Shinji rushes to help, but he may be too late. Deep inside the NERV command center, Dr. Ikari is about to set in motion the last act of the Instrumentality Project. Everything has gone according to Ikari’s plans so far, but even he cannot foresee the role Shinji will play in determining the future!

 

LOVELESS 2-in-1, Volume 1 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens ·

MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN· Available Now! 

 

LOVELESS, Volume 9 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens ·

MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN· Available Now! 

In LOVELESS, Ritsuka Aoyagi is alone in the world – never fitting in at school and alienated from his own past by a fragmented memory. When his beloved older brother Seimei is brutally murdered, Ritsuka is heartbroken but determined to find answers. His only lead is Soubi, a mysterious, handsome college student who offers him an intimate link to his brother’s other life: a dark and vibrant world of spell battles and secret names. LOVELESS 2-in-1 omnibus edition also includes 6 full-color pages, as well as 50 pages of bonus comics and insightful artist commentary from Yun Kouga previously not published in North America.

 

STREET FIGHTER® X SANRIO: WORLD VIEW · MSRP: $12.99 US / $14.99 CAN · Available November 13th

Life is not a video game. But don’t you sometimes wish it was? The characters of Street Fighter video game series, with the help of Hello Kitty and Friends, have lived through countless battles and learned many life lessons along the way. Now you can learn how to live like a warrior too!

 

STREET FIGHTER® X SANRIO: STICKER BOOK · MSRP: $7.99 US / $9.99 CAN · Available November 13th

The two legendary brands – Street Fighter and Sanrio – come together in the coolest sticker book ever with more than 65 stickers, bumper stickers, and paper doll stickers featuring Street Fighter characters as well as Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends.

VIZ Media Releases Loveless Manga Series

VIZ Media, LLC is rebooting the English-language publication of Loveless, the hit fantasy manga series from creator Yun Kouga. Volume 9 is available now and is rated ‘T’ for Teens, with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN / £6.99 UK.

VIZ Media has also announced plans to publish the earlier volumes of Loveless as new 2-in-1 omnibus editions beginning in October. These releases will feature updated translations, new lettering, retouched sound effects, and a fresh cover design. Volume 1 debuts on October 9th and includes 6 full-color pages, as well as 50 pages of bonus comics and insightful artist commentary from Yun Kouga previously not published in North America. MSRP for the 2-in-1 editions will be $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN / £9.99 UK.

In Loveless, Ritsuka Aoyagi is alone in the world – never fitting in at school and alienated from his own past by a fragmented memory. When his beloved older brother Seimei is brutally murdered, Ritsuka is heartbroken but determined to find answers. His only lead is Soubi, a mysterious, handsome college student who offers him an intimate link to his brother’s other life: a dark and vibrant world of spell battles and secret names.

You can check out Loveless, and other manga titles from VIZ Media, at www.VIZ.com.

Around the Tubes

It’s Tuesday and I’ve barely covered from New York Comic Con.  You’ll start seeing my coverage of the show starting today, along with a lot of reviews I wrote on my way to and back from the show.  In the mean time, here’s the news you might have missed.

Around the Blogs:

Kotaku – So, What Makes Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 So Ultimate?Wait for the next one which will be “super colossal”…

Kotaku – Here’s What You Need to Know About Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’s Heroes and Heralds ModeYou also need to know you’ll lose to a 6 year old online…

Kotaku – Activision Promises Amazing Spider-Man Will Have More Web-Slinging than Its PredecessorsIsn’t this said every Spidey game?

Marketwatch – General Mills and DC Entertainment Join Forces to Promote Reading Among Children – Anything to get the kids reading….

Con Coverage:

Think Progress – New York Comic Con Report: PBS’s Great-Looking Upcoming Superhero Documentary

ICv2 – NYCC Friday Photos, Part 2

ICv2 – NYCC Friday Photos, Part 1

Comicvine – New York Comic Con 2011 Cosplay Gallery

Spandexless – NYCC Aftermath: Signal to Noise in the midst of Spandex

The Beat – NYCC drew 105,000

MTV Geek – Is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo A Superhero? NYCC Panelists Debate

CBR – NYCC: Vertigo Envisions Its 2012 Lineup

MTV Geek – VIZ NYCC Announcements: Loveless, Voltron, Naruto, Jiu Jiu, And More!

Spandexless – Unauthorized Dispatches, New York Comic Con: First Pants, Then Shoes

CBR – NYCC: Kirkman is Skybound in New York

MTV Geek – New York Comic Con Gets Legendary With Frank Miller and More – Panel Recap

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Major Spoilers – Grimm Fairy Tales – Inferno One-Shot

Major Spoilers – Salem’s Daughter – The Haunting #2