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.
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.:
Just in time for some holiday shopping. VIZ Media has teamed with Sony’s online commerce platform Generator to launch an official NARUTO online store for the U.S. and Canada. The story will carry a comprehensive line of merchandise, including:
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 […]