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VIZ Media Announces One Piece Color Walk Compendium: East Blue to Skypiea

VIZ Media thrills fans as it announces this summer’s release of the One Piece Color Walk Compendium: East Blue to Skypiea.

Set for an exclusive print release on July 3rd, the deluxe hardcover book contains a collection of artwork from the world’s bestselling manga series. The One Piece Color Walk Compendium: East Blue to Skypiea will be published under the Shonen Jump imprint and will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S.  / $53.99 CAN.

Enjoy this gorgeous collection of color artwork from Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece! Filled with color images and special illustrations from the world’s most popular manga series, the compendium features over 300 pages of beautiful color art, several large pull-out posters, and interviews between Eiichiro Oda and other famous manga artists, including Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball. This collection contains both volumes of previously released and now out-of-print Color Walk art books as well as Color Walk 3, which was never released in English, and covers the early parts of One Piece—from the East Blue arc, where the main characters of the Straw Hat pirates first meet, to the Skypiea arc where Luffy and friends face high-flying adventures!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Launches in July from VIZ Media

VIZ Media kicks off a new supernatural action-adventure manga series set in early 20th century Japan with the launch of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba on July 3rd.

This manga release features story and artwork by creator Koyoharu Gotouge and will be published under the Shonen Jump imprint with an age rating of ‘T’ for Teens. Print MSRP for Volume 1 will be $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba also launches digitally on July 3rd 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 this ongoing series will be published in English by VIZ Media on a bi-monthly basis.

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.

Actor Ray Chase to Appear at Otakon

Ray Chase, an actor in both video games and anime, including the lead character of “Final Fantasy XV,” will be a guest at Otakon 2018.

Fans may recognize Chase as the main character Noctis in “Final Fantasy XV”; Master of Masters from “Kingdom Hearts”; Artorius from “Tales of Berseria”; Roy/Gaius/Alphonse/Fernand from “Fire Emblem”; Eve from “Nier Automata”; and his most celebrated role as the Subway Announcer in “Persona 5.” He’s also made minor appearances in “God of War”; “Mass Effect Andromeda”; “Horizon: Zero Dawn”; “Deus Ex: MD”; “Xenoblade Chronicles X” and “Tyranny.”

Chase’s anime roles include Roswaal in “Re:Zero”; Keith Flick in “B: The Beginning”; Puri Puri Prisoner in “One Punch Man”; Yuu Otosaka in “Charlotte”; Yukiatsu in “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day”; Howzer in “Seven Deadly Sins”; Hanzo/Squala in “Hunter x Hunter”; Rubber Soul in “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure,” as well as joining the casts of “Your Name,” “Berserk,” “Mob Psycho 100,” “Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans,” “Blue Exorcist,” “Fairy Tail,” and many others! He is a proud founding member of the comedy and gaming troupe Loud, Annoying, and Very Annoying (LAVA), which he shares with fellow actors Max Mittelman and Robbie Daymond.

Otakon 2018 will be held August 10-12, 2018 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are you all looking forward to? What are you getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

CBLDF – Editorial Cartoonist, Rob Rogers, Pulled From Pittsburgh Paper – Not acceptable.



Talking Comics – Garfield Homecoming #1

Newsarama – Nancy Drew #1

ICv2 – RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol. 1 Red Like Roses

Talking Comics – The Walking Dead #180

Kodansha Comics’ June Digital First Debuts

Continuing to launch at least one new “digital-first”manga series every week—Kodansha Comics has announced it will kick off 4 new manga series in June, with a diverse offering for the month, including a new girls’ fantasy series by best-selling shojo artist Ema Toyama (Missions of LoveAoba-kun’s Confessions), a sophisticated timeslip romance, an earnest boys’ junior high-school karate manga, and an outrageous “private tutor” comedy.

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 Chika’s Those Summer Days on June 5, 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:

Those Summer Days (debuting June 5), Chika‘s timeslip romance about a legal secretary and a businessman who get a second chance when they travel back in time to that fateful summer day in high school (Japanese title: Ano natsu)—read Chapter 1 for free here;

Kamikamikaeshi (debuting June 12),  new fantasy manga by shojo hit-machine Ema Toyama (Missions of LoveAoba-kun’s Confessions), about Shinto gods living in one young girl’s … hair!?

Karate Heat (debuting June 19), Eiichi Kitano‘s fun-filled saga of friendship and competition in the Kawasaki Ukishima Junior High School Karate Club! (Japanese title: Tenohira no netsu wo);

The Quintessential Quintuplets (debuting June 26), Negi Haruba‘s outrageous comedy about Futaro, a private tutor who gets stuck with five gorgeous, troublemaking quintuplets for students (Japanese title: Gotoubun no hanayome) ;

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and we’ve got lots going on here at Graphic Policy. While you await the news, reviews, interviews, and more, here’s some comic news from around the web.

Newsarama – Humberto Ramos Joins Marvel’s Mysterious X Classified – You have our attention.

Newsarama – Legion Renewed for Season 3 – This is not too surprising.

San Francisco Chronicle – Police find $25K of stolen comics, collectibles, arrest 3 – This is good news.



Talking Comics – Doomsday Clock #5

Comic Attack – Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Star Wars: Lando: Double or Nothing #1

VIZ Media Launches Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle in June

VIZ Media has announced the debut of the new fantasy adventure series Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle on June 12th.

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle features story and artwork by Kagiji Kumanomata. The series will be published under the Shonen Sunday imprint with a rating of ‘T’ for Teens. Print MSRP for Volume 1 will be $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Volume 1 is also available digitally on June 12th via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes will be published in English by VIZ Media on a quarterly basis.

Kidnapped by the Demon King and imprisoned in his castle, Princess Syalis is…bored. She decides to while away the hours by sleeping, but getting a good night’s rest turns out to be a lot of work! She begins by fashioning a DIY pillow out of the fur of her Teddy Demon guards and an “air mattress” from the magical Shield of the Wind. The princess’s hapless demonic guards soon discover that their captive expects to be treated like, well, a princess. Things go from bad to worse—for her captors—when some of Princess Syalis’s schemes end in her untimely—if temporary—demise and she chooses the Forbidden Grimoire for her bedtime reading…

VIZ Media Announces Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits this Fall

VIZ Media expands its shojo manga catalog with the acquisition of Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits.

The supernatural romantic comedy will launch this Fall in print and digital editions under VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and features story and artwork by creator Wako Ioka, with character designs by Laruha. Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits is based on several light novels by author Midori Yuma and has also been adapted into an anime series. The new publishing acquisition was detailed during VIZ Media’s official panel held this past weekend during Anime Central 2018 in Chicago.

In Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, Aoi Tsubasa inherited her grandfather’s ability to see spirits – and his massive debt to them! Now she’s been kidnapped and taken to Kakuriyo, the spirit world, to make good on his bill. Her options: marry the head of the inn her grandfather trashed or get eaten by the supernatural creatures who work there. But Aoi isn’t the type to let spirits push her around, and she’s determined to redeem her grandfather’s IOU on her own terms!

Masaya Matsukaze is Coming to Otakon

Otakorp Inc. has added voice actor Masaya Matsukaze to the list of guests participating in Otakon 2018. Matsukaze is well-known for parts in such popular anime series as Code Geass: Akito the Exiled and Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.

Matsukaze has voiced Shin Hyuga Shaing in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled; Gaelio Bauduin in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, and Brad Hunter in Zoids: New Zero Century.

In addition to his Mecha roles, fans may recognize him as the voice of Yasuhiro Hagakure in Danganronpa; Kyoya Ootori from Ouran Host Club; Protoman in Megaman Battle Network; or Ziosite in Sailor Moon Crystal.

Aoni Production Co. are helping bring Matsukaze to the convention.

Otakon 2018 will be held August 10-12, 2018 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

RWBY Official Manga Anthology is Out May 15th

VIZ Media adds a new title to its RWBY roster with the release of the RWBY Official Manga Anthology on May 15 th.

The RWBY Official Manga Anthology: Red Like Roses will debut in print and digital editions under the VIZ Signature imprint with a rating of ‘T’ for Teens. Volume 1 carries a print MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN and is the first of four character-focused volumes in the RWBY Official Manga Anthology series. Red Like Roses also launches digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.The second anthology, featuring Weiss Schnee, is set for publication later in 2018. More details on anthologies featuring Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long will be forthcoming.

In Red Like Roses, Ruby may be team leader, but she’s got insecurities just like the rest of us. In fact, her worries run deep. These all-new stories show how Ruby overcomes her shortcomings to be a true hero—and what drives her to do it! From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the first volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang!

VIZ Media recently launched a RWBY manga digitally and in print. That volume features artwork by the famed manga creator, Shirow Miwa, and is inspired by the popular online anime-style series originally created by Monty Oum and produced by Austin, TX-based Rooster Teeth Productions. RWBY was the first western-produced anime series to be distributed in Japan.

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