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VIZ Media Takes Us to The Promised Neverland

VIZ Media has announced the release of The Promised Neverland on December 5th.

The manga series, by writer Kaiu Shirai and artist, Posuka Demizu, will be released in print under the Shonen Jump imprint and is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens. Series volumes will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each. Volume 1 of The Promised Neverland also launches digitally on December 5th via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future print and digital editions of the series will be released in English on a quarterly basis.

In The Promised Neverland, Emma, Norman, and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.

Writer Kaiu Shirai debuted in 2015 with Ashley Gate no Yukue on the Shonen Jump+ website. Shirai first worked with Posuka Demizu on the two-shot manga, Poppy no Negai, which was released in February 2016.

Posuka Demizu debuted as a manga artist with the 2013 CoroCoro series, Oreca Monster Bouken Retsuden. A collection of illustrations, The Art of Posuka Demizu, was released in 2016 by PIE International.

VIZ Media Heads to Space with Astra Lost in Space

VIZ Media delivers the sci-fi survival epic Astra Lost in Space on December 5th.

The new manga series, by Kenta Shinohara, will be released in print under the Shonen Jump imprint and is rated ‘T’ for Teens. Series volumes will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 each. Volume 1 is available now as a digital-first release via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future print and digital editions of Astra Lost in Space will be released in English on a quarterly basis.

As Astra Lost in Space opens, it’s the first day of Planet Camp, and Aries Spring couldn’t be more excited! Aries, along with eight other strangers, leave for Planet McPa for a weeklong excursion. Soon after they arrive, however, a mysterious orb appears and transports them into the depths of space, where they find an empty floating spaceship…

Creator Kenta Shinohara began his manga career as an assistant to the legendary creator, Hideaki Sorachi, of GINTAMA (also published by VIZ Media). In 2006, he wrote and published a manga one-shot, Sket Dance, that began serialization in 2007 in Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan. Sket Dance went on to win the 55th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shonen manga category and inspired an anime adaptation in 2011. Shinohara began ASTRA LOST IN SPACE in 2016 for Jump+.

VIZ Media Announces New Digital Manga Update For November

VIZ Media announces digital manga updates for November, which includes the debut of a new shojo series along with the latest additions to popular continuing titles and other exciting promotions.

Series launches for the month include SP Baby, a new Shojo Beat romantic comedy from Maki Enjoji, and a special digital-first release of the newest volume for Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend (Vol. 2), a hilarious spin-off of the world’s most popular ninja manga series, Naruto. Both will be available on November 28th. Additional notable new digital titles debuting today include the latest volumes for popular action series such as Black Clover (Vol. 9), JoJo’S Bizarre Adventure: Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders (Vol. 5), My Hero Academia (Vol. 10).

November Digital Manga Promotion

Shojo Beat Digital Manga Sale

Catch up on several fan-favorite manga titles from VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint. The promotion kicks off with Kiss of the Rose Princess and Honey So Sweet. All volumes of these acclaimed series will be on sale for only $4.99 each. Available from November 7th to 13th across all digital platforms.

Check viz.com each week throughout the rest of November for additional manga titles featured in this month’s digital sales!

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Updates

Readers are invited to dive into all-new chapters of a variety of popular continuing series in SHONEN JUMP’s free section.

Free chapters are available now for the following series:

  • Dragon Ball Super
  • Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
  • My Hero Academia: Vigilantes
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Haikyu!!
  • élDLive
  • And More!

Digital manga updates for November also include new volumes for nine continuing VIZ Media series. Notable releases include Volume 13 of Ōoku: The Inner Chambers. New additions to Shonen Jump include Bleach (Vol. 71), Haikyu!! (Vol. 17), Nisekoi: False Love (Vol. 24), One Piece (Vol. 84), Seraph of the End (Vol. 13) and Toriko (Vol. 40). New shojo releases include Anonymous Noise (Vol. 5) and Idol Dreams (Vol. 4).

Diamond Book Distributors Adds Seven Seas’ Ghost Imprint

Diamond Book Distributors has been named the exclusive worldwide distributor for Seven Seas Entertainment’s all-new imprint Ghost Ship.

The Ghost Ship imprint will specialize in mature manga titles in both print and digital manga. With the launch of the imprint, two new licenses were added to the slate of title publications from the publisher: Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs by Tadahiro Miura and World’s End Harem by LINK and Kotaro Shono.

Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs

Homeless and haunted by ghosts, high schooler Kogarashi thinks his luck has finally turned when he finds Yuragi-sou–a cheap boarding house that was formerly a hot springs inn, now full of super sexy, scantily clad female tenants. If Kogarashi can use his spirit abilities to banish the ghost that haunts the inn, he can even live there rent-free! But when the ghost, a beautiful teenage girl named Yuuna, appears before him, Kogarashi takes pity on her and is suddenly not so sure about the exorcism. Will he help save Yuuna from becoming an evil spirit? And what supernatural secrets do the other boarders hold?

 

World’s End Harem

The Man-Killer Virus: a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world’s male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, leaving behind Tachibana Erisa, the girl of his dreams. When Reito awakens from the deep freeze, he emerges into a sex-crazed new world where he himself is the planet’s most precious resource. Reito and four other male studs are given lives of luxury and one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible! All Reito wants, however, is to find his beloved Erisa who went missing three years ago. Can Reito resist temptation and find his one true love?

 

Seven Seas will launch its new Ghost Ship imprint for older readers with three titles already announced: To Love Ru Vol. 1-2 Omnibus (December 5, 2017), To Love Ru Darkness Vol. 1 (December 5, 2017), and Yokai Girls Vol. 1 (January 2, 2018).

Preview: Sherlock: The Great Game #4

SHERLOCK THE GREAT GAME #4

Writer/co-creator: Mark Gatiss
Co-creator: Steven Moffat
Art: Jay.
Cover A: Mark Buckingham
Cover B: Will Brooks
FC – 46pp – $4.99
On sale: November 8, 2017

Sherlock discovers the solution to Ian Monkford’s disappearance case. Upon announcing this, the second hostage is released. John suggests that the mysterious caller is deliberately designing a game for Sherlock. Inspector Lestrade consults with Sherlock and John on a new case involving the death of a reality TV star, even though he is unconvinced that it’s related to the bombings. Through deductive observation, Sherlock declares that she was in fact murdered, and con rms it’s related to the caller’s hostage game. After investigating the celebrity’s home, Sherlock reveals the murderer and the truth behind her death. Sherlock expects a call releasing the hostage, but something has changed…

Based on the TV series SHERLOCK, co-created by STEVEN MOFFAT & MARK GATISS, and adapting Episode Three:​ ​The Great Game.

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Danzi Comes to Lezhin Comics and Looks into Family Trauma

Lezhin Comics, South Korea’s leading platform for paid comics, now offers Danzi, a look into the family trauma and cultural norms shaping a 31-year-old Korean artist who also goes by the pseudonym Danzi.

Danzi cast an outsized shadow in the Korean peninsula because of its unflinching look at the  patriarchal foundation of one Korean family as perpetuated by the author’s narcissistic mother. The characters are her family, but the struggles are singularly the main character, Danzi’s, to bear alone.

But now, in simple but gripping panels, Danzi lays out her childhood as she remembers it. Danzi calls her work, “a love letter to its creator” – but it is more than that: “Danzi” is a lion’s roar from a church mouse.

In Korea, the title has inspired wide critical acclaim as well as sympathizing recommendations in English-language subreddits dedicated to those struggling with the aftermath of being raised by narcissists.

Danzi says she plans to show the comic to her family upon it’s completion. For the rest of us, the comic is being released weekly on the Lezhin Comics platform. The first 23 comics are available at no cost.

Gripping New Manga Series Children of the Whales Debuts this November

VIZ Media delivers a gripping new post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure manga series with the launch of Children of the Whales on November 21st.

The series, featuring story and art by creator Abi Umeda, is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will be published in print and digital editions under the VIZ Signature imprint. Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN. The series 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. Future volumes of Children of the Whales, which is also continuing in Japan, will be published in English by VIZ Media on a bi-monthly basis.

In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, cut off from its own history by the shadows of the past. Chakuro is the archivist for the Mud Whale, diligently chronicling the lives and deaths of his people. As one of the short-lived thymia wielders, he knows his time is limited and is determined to leave a better record than his predecessors. But the steady pace of their isolated existence on the Mud Whale is abruptly shattered when a scouting party discovers a mysterious young girl who seems to know more about their home than they do…

Tokyo Ghoul Illustrations: Zakki Art Book Out November 21

VIZ Media expands its catalog for the popular manga property Tokyo Ghoul with the release of Tokyo Ghoul Illustrations: Zakki on November 21st.

Tokyo Ghoul Illustrations: Zakki features artwork and behind-the-scenes notes, commentary and ruminations from series creator Sui Ishida. Discover the creative process that brought the hit manga and anime to life, in gloriously ghoulish full color. The art book will be available exclusively in a hardcover print edition with an MSRP of $24.99 U.S. / $33.99 CAN.

VIZ Media publishes Tokyo Ghoul and the recently-launched series continuation, Tokyo Ghoul: RE, in print and digital editions.

In the Tokyo Ghoul manga, Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human, half-Ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

VIZ Media Announces New Pokémon Titles for 2018

VIZ Media, LLC adds all-ages fun and adventure to its Pokémon catalog with three new publishing acquisitions.

The first of these new titles will debut in the Spring of 2018 with additional titles scheduled for publication in the Summer. The new releases include Pokémon Sun & Moon and Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon, two brand-new manga series that feature a cast of new characters set in the Alola region from the latest Pokémon Sun & Moon video game. Also announced was a new arts and crafts book, Pompom Pokémon, set for release in the Summer of 2018.

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

POKÉMON SUN & MOON, Vol. 1

Rated ‘A’ for All Ages · Debuts Spring 2018

Sun dreams of money. Moon dreams of science. When their paths cross with Team Skull, both their plans go awry. 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?

 

POKÉMON HORIZON: SUN & MOON, Vol. 1

Rated ‘A’ for All Ages · Debuts Summer 2018

Akira’s summer vacation in the Alola region heats up when he befriends a Rockruff with a mysterious gemstone. Together, Akira hopes they can achieve his dream of becoming a Pokémon Trainer and learning an amazing Z-Move. But first, Akira needs to pass a test to earn a Trainer Passport. This becomes even more difficult when Rockruff gets kidnapped! Their lives get more complicated when Team Kings shows up with—you guessed it—evil plans for world domination!

 

POMPOM POKÉMON

Debuts Summer 2018

Make pompom versions of your favorite Pokémon! This book includes 35 patterns with photographs and instructions for various types of Pokémon like Pikachu, Charmander, Snorlax and Bulbasaur.

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