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Review: Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha!

A Dragon Ball fan’s greatest dream is getting to live in the Dragon Ball universe and fight alongside Goku and his friends! But one particular fan is in for a rude awakening when he suddenly dies and gets reincarnated as everyone’s favorite punching bag, Yamcha!

Having never read a Dragon Ball manga or watched the anime, this release seemed like a way to dip our toes into the world. How does it stack up for a new reader? Find out!

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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! Manga Adaptation from VIZ Media this December

VIZ Media delivers adventure and fun with the release of the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga on December 11th.

Under license from The Pokémon Company International, the Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga adaptation of the popular 2017 anime film depicting Ash and Pikachu’s first adventure together is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. The Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! manga features story and art by Ryo Takamisaki.

When Ash Ketchum oversleeps on his 10th birthday, he ends up with a stubborn Pikachu instead of the first partner Pokeěmon he wanted! But after a rocky start, Ash and Pikachu become close friends and true partners—and when they catch a rare glimpse of the Legendary Pokeěmon Ho-Oh in flight, they make plans to seek it out together. Trainers Verity and Sorrel join Ash on his journey, and along the way, they meet the mysterious Mythical Pokeěmon Marshadow. When they near their goal, an arrogant Trainer named Cross stands in their way. Can Ash and Pikachu defeat him and reach Ho-Oh as they promised, or will their journey end here?

Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition is Out December 11

VIZ Media explores the video game-related artwork of famed creator Akira Toriyama with the release of Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition on December 11th.

The print-only, hardcover edition collects a wide array of illustrations for the popular role-playing video game (RPG) Dragon Quest, whose characters were notably designed by the legendary Dragon Ball manga creator, Akira Toriyama. Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition will carry an MSRP of $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN.

Akira Toriyama brought the world of the renowned Dragon Quest video games to life through his creative, fun and inventive design work. Thirty years of genius are on display in this stunning comprehensive hardcover collection of over 500 illustrations from the Dragon Quest video games, from Dragon Quest (originally released as Dragon Warrior in English) to Dragon Quest Heroes II. Includes fold-out poster of the Dragon Quest timeline.

Dragon Quest is a classic video game property developed by Square Enix that originally debuted in Japan in 1986 and influenced scores of RPG titles that followed. The Dragon Quest video game franchise spans 30 years and over 30 individual game releases. Many of these titles are available in English. The newest game,Dragon Quest XI was released in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 in July 2017, and worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows in September 2018.

We Never Learn Delivers High School Humor and Shenanigans to Manga

VIZ Media has announced the release of the new romantic comedy We Never Learn on December 4th.

We Never Learn is by creator Taishi Tsutsui and is currently serialized in the world’s most popular manga magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump. The series is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will now be published in print and digital editions under VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump imprint. We Never Learn will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally on December 4th for $6.99 via viz.com and the VIZManga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of We Never Learn will be published by VIZ Media bimonthly.

In We Never Learn, Nariyuki Yuiga comes from an impoverished family, so he’s eager to secure a full scholarship to college before he graduates high school. His principal agrees, with one stipulation—he must tutor the two smartest girls at school and make sure they get into their target colleges!

The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist Out November 13. We’ve Got an Early Look

The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist contains more than 280 pages and over 300 illustrations of Fullmetal Alchemist by creator Hiromu Arakawa.

The book contains the artwork collection in two previously published art books as well asl all new content covering work from 2001 to 2017. It features original chapter title pages, graphic novel covers, portraits, promotional artowkr and more as well as an exclusive interview and step-by-step illustration creation discussion with Arakawa.

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Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon Complete Collection Gets a Six-Disc Set November 6

VIZ Media has announced the home media release of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon Complete Collection on November 6th.

Under license from The Pokémon Company International, the Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon Complete Collection will debut exclusively on DVD and will feature all 43 episodes on six discs. The set will carry an MSRP of $49.99 U.S. / $57.99 CAN with episodes presented with English-dubbed as well as English SDH-subtitled dialogue options. Extras include clean opening and ending credits.

In Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, what starts as a summer vacation in the tropical Alola region turns into the next exciting chapter in Ash Ketchum’s quest to become a Pokémon Master! There’s plenty for Ash and Pikachu to explore in this sunny new region, with exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way—including the cool Professor Kukui and the fun-loving Samson Oak. More new faces will help guide Ash’s Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers—Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles—and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. But they have some heavy competition on the villainy front: the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions…

Record of Grancrest War Takes you on a Fantasy Adventure November 13

VIZ Media delivers an exciting new manga series launch with the debut of Record of Grancrest War on November 13th.

The riveting fantasy adventure was created by Ryo Mizuno, who also authored the iconic series Record of Lodoss War and features story and artwork by Makoto Yotsuba with designs by Miyuu. Record of Grancrest War is rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers, and carries a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. This series will also be available digitally via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App for $6.99, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future editions of this ongoing series will be published by VIZ Media on quarterly basis.

In a world where the noble elite are supposed to fend off the threat of terrifying Chaos but instead engage in pointless, petty squabbles, young mage Siluca Meletes dreams of bringing justice to the land. In the series’ opening volume, when tragedy strikes during a wedding that would bring together the Fantasia Union and the Factory Alliance, Siluca finds herself with no choice but to forge a new future for the world. With the aid of Theo, a knight errant with great potential, she will go against the world’s order to achieve peace through the magical power of crests. And as Theo soon finds out, her methods are more than a little unorthodox!

Ran and the Gray World is Out Through VIZ Signature November 20

VIZ Media releases the beautifully illustrated Ran and the Gray World on November 20th.

Ran and the Gray World is written and illustrated by Aki Irie and will be published under the VIZ Signature imprint. The series will carry a print MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $19.99 CAN. Ran and the Gray World also launches digitally on November 20th for $10.99 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 on a quarterly basis.

Ran Uruma can’t wait to grow up and become a sorceress like her mother, so with the help of a magical pair of sneakers, she transforms into an adult and sets off! Her father and older brother Jin try to keep her home safe, but Ran is determined to advance her powers and have adventures of her own!

Pokémon Pocket Comics: Classics is Out November 13 from VIZ

VIZ Media has announced the print release of Pokémon Pocket Comics: Classics on November 13th.

Pokémon Pocket Comics: Classics is the fourth volume in the best-selling dual activity and gag comic series. The latest volume debuts in a pocket-sized book packed with four-panel gags, Pokémon trivia, and jokes based on the characters from the first three generations of Pokémon, corresponding to Red & Blue, Gold & Silver and Ruby & Sapphire Pokémon video games! The MSRP for Pokémon Pocket Comics: Classics will be $10.99 U.S. / $14.99 CAN.

What trouble will your favorite classic Pokémon get into in this volume of four-panel comics? This volume of the best-selling series stars your favorite classic Pokémon: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Charmander and Psyduck…to name just a few!

Magic: The Gathering – Concepts & Legends Explores 25 Years of Lore

VIZ Media celebrates the 25thanniversary of Magic: The Gathering with this officially licensed illustrated history exploring the legend, lore, and origins of the bestselling strategy card game.

Written by Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt, this deluxe slip-cased,hardcover volume with collectible art prints provides readers with a rare glimpse of the creative process behind the evolving art and design of Magic: The Gathering. Magic: The Gathering – Concepts & Legends is now available, and carries an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $53.99 CAN.

James Wyatt and the Wizards of the Coast team of storytellers and artists open up the archives to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at how they develop the look and feel of the characters, planes, and creatures of the world’s most popular trading card game. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Magic: The Gathering, this beautiful collector’s hardcover book features artwork, sketches and commentary showcasing the expansive world that has captivated generations.

James Wyatt is a Senior Game Designer on the creative team for Magic: The Gathering. His work at Wizards of the Coast since 2000 includes five novels, more than 20 short stories, one poem and dozens of Dungeons & Dragons game sourcebooks.

Throughout its 25-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has tens of millions of fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

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