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My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Launches this July from VIZ

VIZ Media has announced a new series set in the world of the bestselling manga series My Hero Academia with the release of My Hero Academia: Vigilantes on July 3rd.

The new comedy-action series My Hero Academia: Vigilantes has been highly anticipated by manga readers. The series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will be published in print and digital editions under the Shonen Jump imprint. The print MSRP for Volume 1 will be $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Digital editions will be available via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes features story by Hideyuki Furuhashi and artwork by Betten Court and is based on original concepts by My Hero Academia series creator Kohei Horikoshi. Future volumes of the series will be published every four months.

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes is set in a superpowered society, where there is nothing ordinary about evil anymore. Heroes, trained and licensed to protect and defend the public against supervillains, stand above all the rest. Not everyone can be a hero, however, and there are those who would use their powers to serve the people without legal sanction. But do they fight for justice in the shadows, or for reasons known only to themselves? Whatever they fight for, they are called…vigilantes.

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.

VIZ Media Soccer Anime Series Captain Tsubasa Debuts In Latin America in July

VIZ Media has announced that Televix Entertainment has secured broadcast placement for the new Captain Tsubasa series on Cartoon Network Latin America July 1, 2018.  Captain Tsubasa is one of the most beloved manga and anime properties worldwide, featuring exciting soccer action and flashy, fantastic footwork. The series premiered on April 4, 2018 in Japan and further premieres are launching around the world.

The new anime recounts the events of the original manga of the same name by Yoichi Takahashi, which ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1981 to 1988. The manga triggered a huge soccer boom in Japan and inspired three previous television anime series, four anime films, mobile and console video games, and even a stage play. Centered on a young soccer prodigy named Tsubasa Ozora, the new series is from David Production, with Toshiyuki Kato directing. Each episode is characterized by dynamic and stylish soccer moves, while the characters are fleshed out through Tsubasa’s friendships and rivalries as he trains and competes.

SDCC 2018: My Hero Academia’s Creator Kohei Horikoshi is Appearing at the Show Courtesy of VIZ Media

VIZ Media will welcome My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi for his first-ever North American professional appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2018.

Kohei Horikoshi is scheduled to participate in a variety of events during the convention including the official My Hero Academia panel discussion. The panel will feature several notable voice actors including Christopher R. Sabat, voice of All Might, and Justin Briner, voice of Deku, from the anime adaptation of the popular series. The creator will also be a part of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump panel. A pair of autograph sessions are also scheduled to take place during the show. Event times and additional information will be announced soon.

San Diego Comic-Con is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction, and pop culture events, and will take place July 18th–22nd at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #2813.

Kohei Horikoshi was born in Aichi, Japan, in 1986. He received a Tezuka Award Honorable Mention in 2006, and after publishing several short stories in Akamaru Jump, his first serialized work in Weekly Shonen Jump was Oumagadoki Doubutsuen in 2010. BARRAGE and his current series, MY HERO ACADEMIA are published in English by VIZ Media.

My Hero Academia asks… What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

An instant best seller, My Hero Academia has also been adapted into a hit anime series available from Funimation; the Season 3 SimulDub is currently streaming. My Hero Academia Volume 13 will be available in print and digital editions this June. Free chapters of the spin-off series, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes, inspired by the massively popular manga, are currently available.

VIZ Media To Debut Acclaimed Sci-Fi Novel – The Thousand Year Beach this June

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru science fiction imprint delivers a new literary release with the publication of The Thousand Year Beach on June 19th.

The Thousand Year Beach, by TOBI Hirotaka, will be released in print with an MSRP of $16.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN. An eBook edition will also debut on June 19th for the Amazon Kindle, and in Apple’s iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, the Kobo eBooks Store, and the Google Play Store.

Designed to imitate a harbor town in southern Europe, the Realm of Summer is just one of the zones within the virtual resort known as the Costa del Número. It has been more than a thousand years since human guests stopped coming to the Realm, leaving the AIs alone in their endless summer. But now all that has come to a sudden end, as an army of mysterious Spiders begin reducing the town to nothing. As night falls, the few remaining AIs prepare for their final, hopeless battle… War between the virtual and the real begins in book one of the Angel of the Ruins series.

VIZ Media Gets the License for Season 2 of One-Punch Man

VIZ Media has announced that it has secured the master license for the second season of the smash hit anime action series, One-Punch Man. The master license covers digital streaming, TV broadcast, EST, home media and merchandising rights for the property for the territories of North America, Latin America and Oceania. Additional details on Season 2 of One-Punch Man will be announced as it becomes available.

VIZ Media is also the exclusive North American English language publisher of the One-Punch Man manga series, which is widely available in print and digitally from leading retailers and online outlets.

Based on the best-selling manga series created by One and illustrated by Yusuke Murata, One-Punch Man depicts the adventures of Saitama, a young man who only became a hero for fun. But after three years of “special” training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. Can a hero be too strong?

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 Will Release Accel World: Infinite Burst This Fall

VIZ Media has announced they have acquired the home media rights for the Accel World: Infinite Burst movie during its official panel event held this past weekend at Anime Central 2018. The film is a sequel to the 2012 Accel World animated series, which are based on the light novels of the same title written by Reki Kawahara. Accel World: Infinite Burst will be released this Fall on Blu-ray and DVD, with special extras including the two OVAs “Reverberation” and “Vacation.”

In Accel World: Infinite Burst, Haruyuki and his friends are playing the online fighting game Brain Burst, locked in a territory battle with a rival group as usual. But things take an unexpected turn when a mysterious black cloud kicks them out of the game and prevents them from reentering. The seemingly impossible phenomenon isn’t just an isolated incident—it’s spreading and preventing all Burst Linkers from accelerating. Haruyuki and the others soon learn that to protect the bond that connects them, they must confront a powerful ancient being that has been sealed away since the dawn of the “Accelerated World”!

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!

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