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VIZ Media Captures Pokémon Sun & Moon this May

VIZ Media add a new series to its Pokémon publishing catalog with the release of Pokémon Sun & Moon on May 8th.

Pokémon Sun & Moonis rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will be released exclusively in print with an MSRP of $4.99 U.S. / $6.99 CAN. The series features the work of artist Satoshi Yamamoto and writer Hidenori Kusaka. Future volumes of  Pokémon Sun & Moon will be published by VIZ Media every four months.

In this new Pokémon story arc, Moon is on her way to deliver a rare Pokémon to Professor Kukui in the Alola region when she meets his good friend Sun, a courier entrusted with a special Pokédex. Sun offers to safely deliver Moon to the professor’s lab… But then they tangle with a group of grunts from Team Skull and are attacked by a mysterious Pokémon! What is this sparkling stone the mysterious Pokémon leaves behind…?

eigoManga’s ComX VR Digital Manga Walk Through

eigoMANGA has announced that the company has released a virtual reality (VR) digital comic book platform for iPhone and Android devices, called ComX VR.

Available worldwide for iPhone and Android devices, the free software allows you to read manga in a VR world with any Cardboard-compatible mobile VR headset, no external controls needed.

We check out the app and show off what it’s like to read your manga in VR.

Danganronpa Gets a Sequel from Dark Horse Manga

Following the success of 2016-17’s Danganronpa: The Animation series, Dark Horse Manga has announced the continuation of the ultimate teenage murder mystery game in the three-volume Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair series! Based on NIS America’s Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to the original Danganronpa, the manga series Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair contains many scenes only hinted at in the game. Writer and artist Kyousuke Suga delves deeper into the murderous world Spike Chunsoft created in Ultimate Luck and Hope and DespairDanganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair also brings back “Despair Mail,” the fan art and cosplay section!

In Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair, a new class of students at the (in)famous Hope’s Peak Academy find themselves on a surprise school trip to a tropical island. The students also find that suspicion and death is the only ticket home from this so-called paradise! Here, in the name of “hope,” Ultimate Lucky Student Nagito Komaeda is willing to kill anybody and everybody…including himself!

Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair goes on sale September 5, 2018. This 160-page volume retails for $12.99.

eigoMANGA Launches a VR Digital Comic Platform, ComX VR

eigoMANGA has announced that the company has released a virtual reality (VR) digital comic book platform for iPhone and Android devices, called ComX VR.

ComX VR is now available worldwide for iPhone and Android devices and is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

VR is one of the most exciting and fastest growing segments for digital media yet there has been no scalable platform for comic content, until ComX VR.

The ComX VR platform is the first of its kind that allows Android and iPhone users to read and collect digital comics immersed in a 360-degree environment, rather than being confined to the resolution of a mobile device.

ComX VR works with any Cardboard-compatible mobile VR headset and does not need to use any other external controllers because the app is developed with Gaze-input controls to allow for simple hands-free navigation and interactivity.

No sign up required for ComX VR. If users choose to create a free account, they have the ability to access and transfer their content across different devices.

Eromanga Sensei Volume 1 Comes to Western Audiences this September

Following the run of the Eromanga Sensei anime on Crunchyroll in 2017 and two Blu-ray sets from Aniplex out this May and August, Dark Horse will bring the Eromanga Sensei manga to western audiences this September!

Finding success in the popular light novel market isn’t easy…especially when you’re in high school. That’s what student and secret light novel writer Masamune Izumi finds out as he balances his budding literary career with his studies while picking up the slack on his reclusive stepsister’s Sagiri’s house chores. But when Sagiri and “Eromanga Sensei,” the mysterious illustrator of his books, turn out to be the same person, their home life becomes as dramatic as their rising careers, their restive fan base, and their rivals in the industry!

Eromanga Sensei Volume 1 contains a bonus short story from original author Tsukasa Fushimi, a bonus illustration gallery, and color opening page.

Eromanga Sensei Volume 1 goes on sale September 26, 2018.

Inio Asano’s Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction Arrives from VIZ on April 17

VIZ Media will release Inio Asano’s Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction on April 17th.

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction is the latest series from Eisner-nominated author Inio Asano. The series is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers and will be published in print and digital editions under the VIZ Signature imprint. Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The series will launch digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published in English by VIZ Media on a quarterly basis.

In Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction, the Japan Self Defense Forces are still looking for a way to combat the looming alien threat three years after the invasion, but so far conventional weapons have no effect on the mother ship. Maybe it’s time to try something unconventional. Meanwhile, Kadode Koyama is in high school. She and her best friend avidly track the aliens’ movements on social media and less enthusiastically study for college entrance exams. When the end of the world is overhead, you learn to take it one step at a time.

VIZ Media Launches Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale

VIZ Media releases the romantic-comedy series Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale on April 3rd.

Kenka Bancho Otome is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint. It features story and artwork by creator Chie Shimada and is based on an original concept by Spike Chunsoft. Volume 1 carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Kenka Bancho Otome: Love’s Battle Royale is also available digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. The final volume of the two-volume series will be released later this year.

Hinako thought she didn’t have any family, but on the day that she starts high school, her twin brother Hikaru suddenly appears and tricks her into taking his place. But the new school Hinako attends instead is beyond unusual. Now she must fight her way to the top of Shishiku Academy, an all-boys school of delinquents!

Udon Launches Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu in September 2018

A Japanese style pub called “Nobu” exists in a back alley of the fictional medieval European city of Eiteriach. When the citizens of this strange world sit down to enjoy some unfamiliar Japanese cuisine, their troubles simply melt away… With over 900,000 copies already in print in Japan, the Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu manga series hits North American shelves in September 2018 through UDON Entertainment.

The series is written by Natsuya Semikawa and illustrated by Virginia Nitouhei. Each volume of this delightful manga is packed with tidbits about both Japanese and German cuisine, for which publisher UDON Entertainment have included a hearty helping of footnotes for fervent foodies.

The manga arrives hot on the heels of the anime adaptation, Isekai Izakaya: Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu, which will be simulcast worldwide via Bandai Channel, Amazon Video, and Hulu in April 2018. The anime series is produced by Sunrise, and directed by Katsumi Ono.

Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu Vol.1 arrives in stores everywhere September 2018. Subsequent volumes of the series will be published every two months. The 164 page first volume will retail for $12.99.

Gantz G from Hiroya Oku this June

The adult science-fiction/horror manga Gantz concluded its epic run in 2015, and Dark Horse Manga has revealed Gantz G, a three-volume spinoff series set in the Gantz universe. Written by series creator Hiroya Oku and illustrated by Keita IizukaGantz G is all-out action and fierce imagination, not for the kids and definitely not for those of tender sensibilities!

Gantz G follows a group of teenagers involved in a lethal bus plunge as they wake in an abandoned schoolroom where an ominous black sphere announces YOUR LIVES HAVE ENDED. HOW YOU USE YOUR NEW LIVES IS ENTIRELY UP TO ME. Given weapons, uniforms, a mission, and a deadly ultimatum, the new Gantz team is sent to battle a menacing array of bizarre alien invaders who, if not defeated, will ably demonstrate how the dead can still die!

The Gantz G Volume One paperback goes on sale June 13, 2018. This shrink-wrapped and stickered volume boasts 216 pages of explicit content available for $13.99.

Kodansha Debuts 5 New Digital Manga Series in April

Continuing its aggressive “digital-first” release schedule—debuting at least one new digital manga series every week—Kodansha Comics announced it will kick off 5 new manga series in April, with a decided bent toward high-school-set shoujo manga.

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 Azusa Mase’s high-school drama You Got Me, Sempai! on April 3, April’s series debuts will be available at all of Kodansha Comics’s partner digital platforms:
You Got Me, Sempai! (debuting April 3), a breezy, beautifully rendered high-school romance about a freshman and her frosty (or is he just awkward?) sempai (Japanese title: Mairimashita, Sempai);

A.I.C.O. Incarnation (debuting April 10), the manga adaptation of the new biotech science-fiction anime produced by Studio BONES and currently streaming on Netflix;

Boarding School Juliet (also debuting April 10), another high-school romance, set against a background of a fierce dormitory rivalry—yep, it’s Romeo and Juliet set in modern-day Japanese high school (Japanese title: Kisyuku gakkou no Juliet);

Peach Mermaid (debuting April 17), a goofy, and somewhat off-color, comedy about a mermaid who makes the decision to walk amongst us in the human world—which goes perfectly well …  if she didn’t have one little problem … (Japanese title:Momoiro ningyo);

Defying Kurosaki-kun (debuting April 24), the last of this month’s high-school shoujo romances, involving one girl and the two guys she must choose between—including the mean, domineering Kurosaki-kun (Japanese title: Kurosaki-kun no iinari ninante naranai);

In addition to the 5 digital-first debuts, Kodansha Comics is also debuting Volume 1 of Fujita’s awkward otaku romantic comedy, Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku—which has recently been adapted into a new television anime series. Wotakoi debuts in both print and digital on April 17. There’s a lot of new manga coming from Kodansha Comics in April!

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