VIZ Media Announces New Manga Acquisitions at Anime Boston 2017

VIZ Media detailed the acquisition of several notable new Shonen Jump manga properties this past weekend during its official panel event at Anime Boston 2017.

One of the most successful manga of all time will receive premium collectible treatment in the Death Note All-in-One Edition, debuting in Fall 2017. The monstrously large edition collects the complete 12-volume series in one massive book, and includes an epilogue chapter never before seen in English.

Two titles currently serialized on the Shonen Jump site will receive a digital-first full volume debut followed by a print release. Fans can look forward to Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend, an action-packed comedic spin-off focusing on one of the most-loved characters from the best-selling manga series created by Masashi Kishimoto. The science fiction survival epic Astra Lost in Space will also receive a digital-first and print volume release. Continuing chapters of both series are available for free on VIZ.com/ShonenJump/chapters/all.

In addition, the chilling suspense drama The Promised Neverland will make the leap from the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine to a full manga volume release. The first volume will debut first digitally in October 2017, followed by a print debut in December 2017.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

New Fall & Winter 2017 VIZ Media Publishing Acquisitions

DEATH NOTE (All-in-One Edition)
Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Debuts Fall 2017

This hefty omnibus combines all 2,400 pages of the megahit thriller into a single massive tome, presented in a beautiful silver slipcase. A perfect collectible conversation piece and a must have for Death Note fans. Also contains an epilogue chapter never before seen in English.

NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE’S SHARINGAN LEGEND
Rated “T” for Teens
Volume 1 Digital First Debut July 2017, Print Debut September 2017

Uchiha Sasuke, the brooding loner who will do anything to avenge his clan and kill his older brother… Yes, this is that story, but with a hilarious twist. In Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend, the characters and story have been flipped on their heads, all for the sake of comedy. With his Taka teammates Suigetsu, Karin and Jugo, Sasuke travels the land and gets into all kinds of wacky adventures. This is a side of Sasuke you’ve never seen before. One bit of advice: do not mock the Uchiha.

ASTRA LOST IN SPACE
Rated “T” for Teens
Volume 1 Digital First Debut October 2017, Print Debut December 2017

In the year 2063 interstellar space travel has become the norm. Eight students from Caird High School and one child set out on a routine planet camp excursion. While there, the students are mysteriously transported 5,000 light-years away to the middle of nowhere. Will they ever make it back to Earth?

THE PROMISED NEVERLAND
Rated “T” for Teens
Volume 1 Digital First Debut October 2017, Print Debut December 2017

In this masterful suspense story, life at Grace Field House has been good for Emma and her fellow orphans. While the daily studying and exams they have to take are tough, their loving caretaker provides them with delicious foods and plenty of play time. But perhaps not everything is as it seems.

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