VIZ Media Announces New Digital Manga Update for March 2014

VIZ Media has announced a digital manga update for March 2014. Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma makes its digital debut on March 18, 2014, with a print version available in August 2014. Tail of the Moon Prequel: The Other Hanzo(u) will launch on March 25, 2014.

Also scheduled to debut during the second half of March 2014 are Chibi Vampire and D.N. Angel, previously released in North America and returning to digital only on March 25, 2014 at a MSRP of only $4.99 each (U.S. / CAN) from the VIZ Select imprint, dedicated to making select, fan favorite manga titles available in English once again, digitally.

Additional notable updates for March 2014 include the exciting series finales for Black Bird, Cross Manage and Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden, along with newly added volumes for Blue Exorcist, One Piece, Strobe Edge, Phoenix, X 3-in-1 Edition, Whistle and many more. Also don’t miss double-volume updates for Basara and Boys Over Flowers and a special triple volume serving of Knights of the Zodiac.

These new releases and 25 other popular series featured on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7″ tablets, as well as on the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and Google Play stores.

New Series Now Available:

FOOD WARS!: SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA Volume 1
Rated “T+” for Older Teens

MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Debuting March 18, 2014 (Available August 2014 in print)

Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school. Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?

PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE Volume 1
Rated “T” for Teens

MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Available Now

High school student Maron Kusakabe has a secret: she’s Phantom Thief Jeanne. She sneaks into private art collections to steal paintings in which demons reside. Jeanne’s task is to seal the demons before they can devour human hearts. So far she’s been able to evade the police on her midnight outings, but now another thief has come onto the scene – Phantom Thief Sinbad – and he’s trying to take the paintings before she does. Catch the launch of this new series by acclaimed manga creator Arina Tanemura.

New Titles Available March 25, 2014

TAIL OF THE MOON PREQUEL: THE OTHER HANZO(U)
Rated “T+” for Older Teens

MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Available March 25, 2014

A romantic ninja adventure. Kaguya doesn’t remember who she is or why she has a huge scar on her back. Six months ago, she was found injured and unconscious in a field of bamboo. Now she works as a housekeeper and babysitter at a brothel, living her new life simply as “Kaguya.” Kaguya’s real identity is entwined with two men–Hanzou, a handsome bodyguard of Okazaki Castle, and Hanzo, a leader of the ninja village of Iga. Between amnesia and mistaken identity, no one knows for sure what kind of person Kaguya is. Only her distinctive scar will lead her to the truth.

CHIBI VAMPIRE Volume 1
Rated “T+” for Older Teens

MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Available March 25, 2021

Karin is a cute little girl who also happens to be a vampire… with a twist. Once a month, she experiences intense bleeding from her nose–we’re talking gushers. In other words, she’s a vamp with blood to spare, so rather than stealing blood from humans she actually gives her blood to them. If done right, this can be an extremely positive experience that benefits the “victim” as much as the vampire. The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right.

D.N. ANGEL Volume 1
Rated “T+” for Older Teens

MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Available March 25, 2014

Daisuke Niwa is an ordinary middle school student who has an inherited an interesting family tradition. Upon seeing Risa, the girl he adores, he transforms into a daring phantom thief. When the phantom thief sees his own object of desire, he turns back into Daisuke. The only way to cure this craziness is if Daisuke can get Risa to fall in love with him, but how can she love someone she can’t see?

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