Viz had some interesting announcements at their NYCC panel. And this is the biggest: a new print edition of Homestuck, Andrew Hussie’s cult webcomic/interactive experience. The strip has already had print collections from Hussie, but the new editions will be very extensive, with animated content rendered as frames on the printed page. And commentary on […]
One of the hottest titles in comics the last few years has been Sui Ishida’s TOKYO GHOUL, a smash hit manga about an alternate reality where human-flesh eating ghouls are at war with humans, and one young man finds himself a half-ghoul hybrid who has to join the underground world of the monsters. With intricate, goth horror […]
With Anime Expo wrapping up we have some manga publishing announcements, including Viz’s new licenses for early 2018. New books include FIRE PUNCH, a dystopian thriller for the VIZ Signature imprint; , KENKA BANCHO OTOME: GIRL BEATS BOYS, a gender swapping shojo; a new hardcover collector edition of FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST; and SISYPHEAN, the latest novel to […]
Yūsei Matsui’s Assassination classroom (published by Viz here in the US) has an outrageous premise even for a manga: an immensely powerful alien who has a smiley face head and an octopus body has come to destroy earth, but will spare the planet if he’s assassinated. He takes over a class of high schoolers and […]
The Legend of Zelda franchise has spread its lore far and wide since it’s 1986 Japanese release. Aside from being mistakenly called “Zelda” since the game’s 1987 American release, the protagonist Link is known by fans as “The Hero of Time, The Hero of Light, and of course “The Hero of Legend.” After thirty-one years, […]
Pokémon GO may have cooled off a bit, but the Pokémon franchise isn’t going anywhere, and Viz is debuting several more manga titles based on this perennial this fall: Scheduled for September release, POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE is the new series by the famed POKÉMON ADVENTURES creators, Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto, and is inspired […]
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced yesterday that Viz Media will be joining their ranks as the newest publisher to become a corporate member. As part of the move, Viz will be giving out copies of a Manga Book Club Handbook, which is designed to allow libraries, retailers and and communities to catch up […]
With Anime Expo in the rearview mirror many new manga titles have been announced and Viz has a bunch, including new Mobile Suit Gundam and Dragon Ball titles and omnibus editions for some of their classic titles. Here’s the complete list: New VIZ Signature Acquisition: MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT · Available Fall 2016 […]
Viz media announces new Yoshitaka Amano and Hayao Miyazaki art books, in addition to picking up Terra Formars and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure for their streaming collection.
Inio Asano’s Goodnight Punpun is a surreal yet painfully relatable story of a boy who struggles to find love and some decent porn. It’s the best known work of the manga artist who’s been called “one of the voices of his generation” in Japan. And here’s an exclusive preview of the book.