Viz to publish more Pokémon titles


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 […]

VIz announces many new acquisitions including Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt and more


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 […]

C2E2: Viz Media Announces Amano, Miyazaki, and New Streaming Line-up


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.

Wal-mart may set up their own graphic novel sections


Despite the jitters everyone is having about the Big Two’s periodical publishing programs, as we reported the other day, graphic novels did pretty well in 2015, with sales up 22% in bookstores. Calvin Reid follows up on this sanguine report with an interview with Diamond Book Distributions Kuo Yu Liang, who says
2016 will probably be their best year ever.:

Reflecting on Masashi Kishimoto’s Visit: How NARUTO Helped A Generation Come of Age


by Austin Lanari “1800 MAX SEATING.”   That’s from a sign held by a Hammerstein Ballroom usher outside on 34th as Masashi Kishimoto walked along the steadily growing line to see the North American premiere of Boruto: Naruto the Movie, the closing chapter of the Naruto series.  Of course, the sign didn’t make a lot of […]

NYCC ’15: Viz panels, exclusives and ninja activities


We’ve already told you about all the Naruto/Masashi Mishimoto excitement at this year’s NYCC, but VIz has some other stuff planned, as well, including a NARUTO Ninja mission at Booth #1346 — pick up your stealth headband at the booth and go on a special mission around the show floor. Also exclusives: Exclusive NARUTO items!  […]

“Death Note” Creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata Announce “Platinum’s End”


  You, me, and everyone into manga around 2006 should remember Death Note, the fantastic psychological thriller about a bored teenage genius outwitting the police and a reclusive detective as he reshapes the world one murder at a time.  Following the series’ conclusion, creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata went on to create the light-hearted Bakuman, […]