VIZ Media Announces a Pair of New Publishing Releases for August 2019

Explore a hilarious take on your favorite heroes and villains from My Hero Academia in the comedy spoof My Hero Academia: Smash!! Then, the novel Automatic Eve joins the Haikasoru imprint’s literary roster and dives into the world of steampunk with an action-driven tale of political intrigue. Both titles will be available to readers in August 2019 in print and digital editions.

New Publishing Releases for August 2019:

MY HERO ACADEMIA: SMASH!! by Hirofumi Neda
Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN
Rated “T” for Teens
Available August 6, 2019

The superpowered society of My Hero Academia takes a hilarious turn in this reimagining of the best-selling series. Join Midoriya, All Might and all the aspiring heroes of U.A. High, plus memorable villains, in an irreverent take on the main events of the series, complete with funny gags, ridiculous jokes and superpowered humor. Includes bonus illustrations and a message from My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi.

AUTOMATIC EVE by Rokuro Inui
MSRP: $16.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN
Available August 20, 2019

A mighty shogunate ruling the land from Tempu Castle. An imperial line with strict female succession. Caught between these two immense powers, the sprawling city of Tempu is home to many wonders—not least a superhuman technological achievement in the form of a beautiful automaton known as Eve. When a secret that threatens to shake the imperial line intersects with the mystery of Eve’s creation, events are set in motion that soon race toward a shocking conclusion. A new, astonishingly inventive science fantasy masterpiece of historic proportions.

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