19 Manga Rank on Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2019 List of Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its 2019 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Gengoroh Tagame’s My Brother’s Husband and Hiromu Arakawa’s Silver Spoon ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels this year.

The 19 manga included on the list are:

  • My Brother’s Husband GN 2 by Gengoroh Tagame
  • Silver Spoon GN 1-4 by Hiromu Arakawa
  • The Bride Was a Boy GN by Chii
  • Again!! GN 1-5 by Mitsurou Kubo
  • Ao Haru Ride GN 1-2 by Io Sakisaka
  • Black Torch GN 1-2 by Tsuyoshi Takaki
  • Flying Witch GN 3-6 by Chihiro Ishizuka
  • Frau Faust GN 1-3 by Kore Yamazaki
  • The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún GN 3-5 by Nagabe
  • I Hear the Sunspot: Theory of Happiness GN by Yuki Fumino
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 1-3 by Afro
  • Nameless Asterism GN 1-2 by Kina Kobayashi
  • The Promised Neverland GN 2-6 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  • Spirit Circle GN 1-5 by Satoshi Mizukami
  • Star Wars: Lost Stars GN 1 by Claudia Gray and Yūsaku Komiyama
  • Sweet Blue Flowers GN 1-4 by Takako Shimura
  • To Your Eternity GN 1-5 by Yoshitoki Ōima
  • Waiting for Spring GN 3-8 by Anashin
  • your name. GN 2-3 by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces New Supernatural Action Manga Series Black Torch

VIZ Media delivers a new, supernatural story with the release of Black Torch on August 7, 2018.

Black Torch features story and artwork by Tsuyoshi Takaki and will be published in print under the Shonen Jump imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The print edition of Volume 1 also includes a fold-out full-color poster. Black Torch will launch digitally on August 7, 2018 via viz.com and the Viz Manga App, as well as from the NOOK, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, Comixology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a quarterly basis.

In Black Torch, Jiro Azuma is descended from of a long line of ninja, and he also can talk to animals. One day, he rescues a very unique black cat named Rago, a supernatural being, and is dragged into a secret supernatural war.

VIZ Media Announces New Manga Series Acquisitions at 2017 Comic-Con International

VIZ Media announced the acquisition of several notable new manga properties during its official panel event at the 2017 Comic-Con International.

New titles to be published in print and digital under the Shonen Jump imprint include Black Torch, a supernatural action series about a boy who can talk to animals and is dragged into a secret battle to defend humanity against hostile spirits, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, a romantic comedy featuring the hilarious antics of a pair of geniuses in love, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, a paranormal adventure about a young man’s quest to reverse his sister’s hideous transformation into one of the very monsters he fights. The first of these new titles will launch in early 2018.

VIZ Media also announced plans to publish Dead Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction by Inio Asano.

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

BLACK TORCH Volume 1
Rated “T+” for Older Teens · Debuts Summer 2018

Jiro Azuma is descended from of a long line of shinobi, and he also can talk to animals. Although he may appear rough and tumble, his compassionate side emerges when it comes to furry critters. But Jiro’s soft spot for animals gets him in major trouble when a suspicious stray cat fuses with him, granting him exceptional power but also dragging him into humanity’s hidden battle against powerful, menacing spirits.

DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA Volume 1
Rated “T” for Teens · Debuts Summer 2018

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality.

KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR Volume 1
Rated “T” for Teens · Debuts Late Spring 2018

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy’s student council, making them the elite among elite. But it’s lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There’s just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss – they’re both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and in doing so become the “loser” in the competition of love. And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first.

DEAD DEAD DEMONS DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION Volume 1
Rated “M” for Mature · Debuts Spring 2018

Three years ago the aliens invaded Tokyo. Nothing is ever the same. But after a while, even impending doom starts feeling ordinary. The Japanese Self Defense Forces are still looking for a way to combat the looming alien threat, but so far conventional weapons have had no effect on the mothership. Maybe it’s time to try something unconventional. Meanwhile, Kadode Koyama is in high school. She and her best friend avidly track the aliens’ movements on social media and less enthusiastically study for college entrance exams. When the end of the world is overhead, you learn to take things one step at a time.

VIZ Media’s Announcements at Comic-Con International 2017

VIZ Media made some announcements during their panel at Comic-Con International 2017.

The company announced that it has licensed the Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge anime film, and that it will release the film in Spring 2018.

VIZ Media also announced the following cast members for the Greed Island Arc of the Hunter x Hunter anime series:

  • Tara Sands is Biscuit Krueger
  • Todd Haberkorn is Genthru
  • Beau Billingslea is Nostrade
  • Dorothy Fahn is Melody

It was also announced that the first episode of the 2011 Hunter x Hunter anime will be available for viewing for free on iTunes and other electronic sell-through platforms for a limited time starting at 5:00 p.m. on July 20, 2017.

The company also announced that it will be releasing Tsuyoshi Takaki’s Black Torch, Aka Akasaka’s Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga under its Shonen Jump imprint.

Additionally, VIZ Media announced that it will publish Inio Asano’s Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction manga in English.

Source: ANN
Source: ANN
Source: ANN