VIZ Media’s May 2014 Digital Manga Update

VIZ Media has announced the company’s May 2014 digital manga update. The update includes the digital-first release of Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Volume 2 and the debut of the graphic novel adaptation of All You Need Is Kill, the sci-fi novel that inspired the forthcoming Edge of Tomorrow live-action film that stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

Other notable additions include Phantom Thief Jeanne Volume 2, along with the final volumes for Psyren (Volume 16), Strobe Edge (Volume 10), and Otomen (Volume 18).

May 20, 2014 will see the release of the final volumes for Boys Over Flowers (Volume 36) and Knights of the Zodiac (Volume 28). The conclusions for Phoenix (Volume 12) and Whistle! (Volume 12), are scheduled for May 27, 2014.

The digital launch for Fate/Stay Night and Future Diary will begin happening on May 20, 2014, and will be digital exclusives at an MSRP of $4.99 each (US/CAN).

Readers can enjoy these and other new May 2014 manga updates that are available on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7″ tablets, These titles may also be purchased through the NOOK, Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and GooglePlay stores.

ALL YOU NEED IS KILL Graphic Novel
Unrated

MSRP: $8.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Available Now

Written by Haikasoru editor and noted sci-fi author, Nick Mamatas, featuring full-color artwork by popular comic book artist Lee Ferguson, the new graphic novel offers a single-volume retelling of the original All You Need Is Kill light novel that inspired the Edge of Tomorrow movie starring Tom Cruise.

When the alien Mimics invade, soldier Keiji Kiriya is killed, on the battlefield. But he wakes up the previous morning as if nothing happened and must fight the battle again… and again… and again. Teamed up with the mysterious female fighter known as the Full Metal Bitch, Keiji must figure out how to stop the cycle—and what role his new and deadly ally plays in the fight to save Earth.

New Title Available Later in May 2014

FOOD WARS!: SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA Volume 2
Rated “T+” for Older Teens

MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Available May 20, 2014

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? Leaving home for the first time in his young life, Soma moves into the Polaris Dormitory—a place run by an old crone and filled with crazy and eccentric students. Barely settled in, Soma quickly finds himself in one of Tohzuki’s legendary cooking duels—a shokugeki. Who will his very first opponent be?

FATE/STAY NIGHT
Rated “T” for Teens

MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Available May 20, 2014

The manga addition to the super-popular multimedia franchise has finally arrived. When he was little, high school student and amateur mechanic Shirou Emiya was adopted by a magus man. Now he wants nothing more than to follow in his stepfather’s footsteps and become a hero of justice. Little does he know that a war is waging among the Magi and that he is about to become its focal point. Volume 2 debuts on May 27, 2014.

FUTURE DIARY
Rated “T+” for Older Teens

MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Available May 27, 2014

Sakae Esuno’s chilling manga masterpiece is a relentless adventure that will have readers questioning the boundaries of time and space – and wishing for the slightest glimmer of hope in a dark, desolate world that may look surprisingly familiar. Yukiteru is a lonely student whose only hobby is the daily diary he keeps on his cell phone. But Yukiteru has a secret that nobody knows about… his cellphone can tell the future. Now, a vicious game of survival is about to begin among 12 future diary holders – with the winner crowned god of the new world. Sakae Esuno’s chilling shonen masterpiece should not be missed.

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