VIZ Media has announced that it has licensed Makoto Hagino’s A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow (Nettaigyo ha Yuki ni Kogaeru) manga, and it will re-release Kazuo Umezu’s The Drifting Classroom horror manga.
The company will release A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow starting in Fall 2019.
Hagino launched the manga in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Maoh magazine in 2017, and Kadokawa published the manga’s fourth compiled volume on January 25, 2019.
VIZ Media previously released The Drifting Classroom from 2006-2008, and released the manga digitally in 2013. The company’s new release of the manga, titled The Drifting Classroom: The Perfect Edition, will be a deluxe hardcover edition and will feature a new translations. VIZ Media will start releasing the manga in Fall 2019.
VIZ Media also revealed that it will release Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen manga in print starting this winter. The company published the manga’s first three chapters in English simultaneously with Japan as part of its Jump Start initiative. When the company then switched to its new Shonen Jump model, it began publishing new chapters of the manga digitally. Currently, VIZ Media has published the manga’s first six chapters and chapters 40-50 (the latest chapter) in English.
The company also reconfirmed the announcement last week from its Shojo Beat imprint that it has licensed Maki Enjōji’s An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko made mo) manga and will release it starting in Fall 2019.
Lastly, VIZ Media announced that it is collaborating with “manga-inspired creators” to develop a new original English-language (OEL) imprint called Viz Originals. The new imprint will debut in 2020. The company has posted a guideline for artists interested in submitting their work.