Manga Review: Chainsaw Man Volume One

Chainsaw Man Volume One tells the story of a young man and how he becomes the character in the title of the series.

Chainsaw Man Volume One
Written by: Tatsuki Fujimoto
Publisher: Shueisha, Inc.
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: October 6, 2020

The main character is a young man named Denji, who works as a small-time Devil Hunter for the yakuza in order to try to pay off the debt of his late father. Even though he kills devils that are worth a lot on the black market, by the time payments for his father’s debts and other expenses are taken out, he hardly has anything left. Denji’s companion and partner is Pochita, a demon dog with a chainsaw. Denji dreams of being able to eat more than just a slice of bread for a meal and having a relationship with a girl.

Denji’s life changes when the yakuza turns on him and feed him to the zombie devil and his minions. Pochita decides to save Denji by taking over his body and residing inside his heart. Not only does this bring Denji back to life, but Denji now also can use chainsaws from his body… hence the title, Chainsaw Man. After coming back to life, Denji takes on the zombie devil and his minions again and defeats them with his new chainsaw power.

This takedown grabs the attention of Makima, a woman who is with the Public Safety Devil Hunters. When she meets Denji, she treats him nicely at first, but he finds she’s actually not as nice as she seems. She sees him as her “lapdog,” and orders him around. She gets him into the Public Safety Devil Hunters, and his squad leader Aki Hayakawa doesn’t seem to like him too much.

Near the end of the volume, he is paired up with another Public Safety Devil Hunter, a female Blood Fiend named Power. She tells him a story about wanting to rescue her cat that was stolen from her by a Devil. But it turns out she has ulterior motives for involving him with trying to get her cat back.

By the time I finished this volume, I noticed a theme going on: being used. Denji is used by the yakuza, then by Makima, and then by Power. But this makes a lot of sense, since we see in a flashback that Denji was still a child when his father hung himself and was forced by the yakuza to become a Devil Hunter in order to pay off his father’s debts. He doesn’t really know any other way to live, I think.

Denji is also quite the simpleton, which also makes sense when you consider his background and upbringing. At one point in the volume, Denji tells Aki that he never went to school, for example. Also, Denji has simple dreams and desires, which he allows to cloud his judgment when he makes decisions in this volume.

The art in this first volume really grabbed me, especially the scenes when Denji is fighting with demons. You can tell that Fujimoto has taken a lot of care to make these particular panels look impressive and grab the reader’s eye.

Chainsaw Man Volume One sets a strong foundation for the series. Denj’s character is very well established by the end of it, the main character relationships seem to be in place, and the story and action are compelling enough to make the reader want to continue the volume. The way Volume One ends makes the reader want to read the next volume in order to find out what happens to Denji.

I would highly recommend Chainsaw Man to readers who enjoy shonen manga series like One-Punch Man.

VIZ Media Announces the Release of the Chainsaw Man Manga

VIZ Media has announced that the company will be releasing the first volume of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man manga on October 6, 2020. The volume will be released in paperback and will retail for US$9.99.

Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He’s a simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—Chainsaw Man.

Tatsuki Fujimoto won Honorable Mention in the November 2013 Shueisha Crown Newcomers’ Awards for his debut one-shot story Love is Blind. His first series, Fire Punch, ran for eight volumes. Chainsaw Man began serialization in 2019 in Weekly Shonen Jump.

VIZ Media Announces December 2020 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for December 2020.

Shonen Jump

Chainsaw Man Volume 2
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Now that Denji has found the noble goal in life of “touching a boob,” the rest is easy. He just needs to defeat a gigantic bat monster before he bleeds to death. Never underestimate a motivated Chainsaw Man. But will all his sacrifices actually be worth it?

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 7
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Despite the injuries and losses they suffer in an attack on the Goodwill Event by Curses and Curse Users, the students of Jujutsu High have little time rest as people start going missing under mysterious circumstances. Could these strange
disappearances have anything to do with Sukuna’s lost fingers?

We Never Learn Volume 13
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Asumi Kominami is retaking her college entrance exam so that she can one day become a doctor. As a child, she always dreamed of taking over her family’s practice, but her father is finding it harder and harder to compete against the bigger hospitals. Will Asumi give up on her childhood dream?

Dragon Ball Super Volume 11
Story by Akira Toriyama, Art by Toyotarou

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: US $9.99

Moro’s final wish with the Namekian Dragon Balls causes a mass prison break at the Galactic Prison. Goku, Vegeta and the Galactic Patrol are forced to retreat, and in the face of their defeat, both Saiyans realize they need to become much stronger if they are ever going to take down Moro and his cronies. Goku and Vegeta go their separate ways for training while Moro’s goons set their sights on planet Earth.

Twin Star Exorcists Volume 20
Story and Art by Yoshiaki Sukeno

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Benio finally returns in the nick of time to join the raging battle against her twin brother. According to prophecy, two of the Twin Stars’ friends will not survive. And how will Rokuro respond when he learns his fiancée has transformed into the exorcists’ mortal enemy?

Spy x Family Volume 3
Story and Art by Tatsuya Endo

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Twilight has overcome many challenges in putting together the Forger family, but now all his hard work might come undone when Yor’s older brother Yuri pops in for a surprise visit. Can Twilight outsmart Yuri when he finds out Yuri is actually a mortal enemy of his intelligence agency—an Ostanian Secret Service officer?

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 19
Story and Art by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Demon Slayers fight hard to get their blades closer to Muzan’s neck. To avenge her family, Kanao must continue to
battle Doma head-on, while Iguro and Kanroji find themselves slashing through the shifting rooms of Infinity Castle.
Elsewhere, Tokito, Sanemi and Genya come face-to-face with a villain who recognizes Tokito, but Tokito doesn’t know him. Who is this powerful adversary?

One Piece Volume 95
Story and Art by Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Straw Hats are in serious trouble when Kaido and Big Mom form the ultimate alliance of evil. Can Luffy and his
allies convince enough citizens of Wano to fight on their side? They’ll need every warrior available if they hope to take down two pirate Emperors at once.

Shojo Beat

Skip Beat! (3-in-1 Edition) Volume 14
Story and Art by Yoshiki Nakamura

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $14.99

Kyoko desperately wants to be cast in a new samurai drama so she can work opposite her best friend in the entire world,
Kanae “Moko” Kotonami. But the producer in charge of the acting test kicks Kyoko out without even letting her perform.
Kyoko’s temporary manager, Yoshiro, isn’t worried, though. He knows a little adversity isn’t enough to stand in the way of Kyoko’s dreams. Still, her competition isn’t known for playing fair, and Kyoko’s professionalism is getting blasted away by waves of doubt and grudge demons. Her only chance to stay in the running is to channel her dark emotions into her acting, but how can she hope to control feelings about her special weakness, Ren Tsuruga?

Yona of the Dawn Volume 27
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Hak confesses his feelings to Yona, but how will Yona react in response? Later, Zeno suggests heading to Kuuto and getting closer to Hiryuu Palace so that the Four Dragons can heal their wounds. But what will they do when a Kai Empire army attacks the Fire Tribe?

Vampire Knight: Memories Volume 5
Story and Art by Matsuri Hino

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Ai tries to protect her little sister Ren from every danger, for Ren is despised by many of their kind who hate Ren’s vampire hunter father. Although Ren is not as strong as her pureblood sister, she finds she has her own gluttonous thirst for blood.

Queen’s Quality Volume 10
Story and Art by Kyousuke Motomi

On Sale Date: December 1, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Fumi and Kyutaro finally become sweethearts after they finish their training in Seichi. But while the two lovers are enjoying their life together, the Horikita family can’t help but worry about the snake that’s sealed within Kyutaro. Will Kyutaro be able to overcome the evil within him?

VIZ Media

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 5
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: December 8, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $17.99

The Pokemon Gym Leader exhibition matches have begun. Trainer Gold and Trainer Silver both want to discover the identity of a masked man plotting to invade the stadium. But Silver might have an agenda too. And then, in the first chapters of the Ruby & Sapphire arc, Ruby wants to do what his Gym Leader father never did—win Pokemon Contests.

Collects the original Pokemon Adventures Volumes 13, 14, and 15.

How Do We Relationship? Volume 2
Story and Art by Tamifull

On Sale Date: December 8, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Miwa and Saeko have discovered that they are definitely physically compatible. But a gathering of the band clubs for
a weekend training retreat is an unexpected threat to their new relationship. Can their blossoming feelings survive each other’s constant company?

Super Mario Bros. Manga Mania
Story and Art by Yukio Sawada

On Sale Date: December 8, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $9.99

Join Mario and pals in crazy adventures inspired by the hit video games. In this collection of short stories, Mario and
Luigi go on adventures that showcase the fan-favorite characters of the Mario world in new, unconventional and
hilarious ways. This compilation, handpicked from years of Mario comics in Japan, has never been available in English—
until now.

VIZ Signature

20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition Volume 10
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: December 15, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $19.99

A man with a guitar arrives at a barrier town outside of Tokyo. Anyone who attempts to travel through the town without a pass is arrested and murdered. As the days go by, the body count grows and grows. Who can change this horrible situation and break through the barrier town? And who awaits at their final destination?

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 2
by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: December 15, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $24.99

A year has passed since Kyoko Otonashi became the resident manager of Maison Ikkoku. Yusaku Godai, now a college
student, gathers his courage and asks Kyoko out on a date. But the meddling tenants have other ideas about how the two will spend their evening.

Blue Flag Volume 5
Story and Art by KAITO

On Sale Date: December 15, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

It’s official. Taichi and Futaba are a couple, and Taichi excitedly breaks the news to Toma. But things quickly grow
awkward between the two friends, and Toma becomes more distant. Meanwhile, Toma’s friend Mami starts to get on
Taichi’s case about Toma’s change in attitude. But there is more to this girlie girl than meets the eye…

No Guns Life Volume 8
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: December 15, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Juzo was badly damaged in the fight with Io, the mysterious figure believed to be Tetsuro’s brother. To get Juzo back in shape, he will need access to military secrets contained inside Wunder Bender, a maximum security prison built for housing the Overextended. To add to the challenge, the only person who knows how to use those secrets to repair Juzo is Victor, who is currently being held in the prison. Olivia can use her connections to get Juzo and Mary into the facility, but once inside, they are on their own…

Levius/est Volume 7
Story and Art by Haruhisa Nakata

On Sale Date: December 15, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

The championship fight between Levius and Oliver at the Southern Slam is in full swing. As Levius takes hit after hit and Oliver taunts him about being too soft to actually ever fight effectively, things also look dire for A.J., who has made a surprise sacrifice.

Golden Kamuy Volume 19
Story and Art by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: December 15, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

Asirpa’s quest to find out about her father has led her to a Russian prison on the frozen coast of Karafuto in hopes of breaking out Sofia, a former revolutionary. Sofia was also the leader of the group that Kiroranke and Wilk belonged to and she may be able to shed more light on Asirpa’s father. But the truth about Wilk might ultimately be more than she can bear. Sugimoto and his party draw closer to catching up with Asirpa—and when they do, old scores will be settled.

Remina
Story and Art by Junji Ito

On Sale Date: December 15, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $22.99

An unknown planet emerges from inside a wormhole, and its discoverer, Dr. Oguro, christens the celestial body “Remina”
after his own daughter. His finding is met with great fanfare, and Remina herself rises to fame. However, the planet picks up speed as it moves along in its curious orbit, eliminating planets and stars one after another until finally Earth itself faces extinction… Is the girl Remina the true cause of the catastrophe? A masterwork of horror from Junji Ito, unfolding on a universal scale.

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 10
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: December 8, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Komi is starting her second year of high school, and she’s feeling a bit melancholy that all the good times of the previous year are now behind her. How can anything else compare? But when Komi runs into a new girl with outrageous fashion sense crying in the bathroom, she’s able to put all her wonderful experience in making friends to good use and reach out to another person in need. Komi has leveled up.

VIZ Media Announces October 2020 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for October 2020.

VIZ Originals

Fangirl Volume 1
Created by Rainbow Rowell
Adapted by Sam Maggs, Illustrated by Gabi Nam

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $16.99

Cath doesn’t need friends IRL. She has her twin sister, Wren, and she’s a popular fanfic writer in the Simon Snow
community with thousands of fans online. But now that she’s in college, Cath is completely outside of her comfort zone.
There are suddenly all these new people in her life. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming boyfriend, a writing
professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome new writing partner… and she’s barely
heard from Wren all semester.

SHONEN JUMP

Chainsaw Man Volume 1
by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Denji’s a poor young man who’ll do anything for money, even hunting down devils with his pet devil-dog Pochita. He’s a
simple man with simple dreams, drowning under a mountain of debt. But his sad life gets turned upside down one day when
he’s betrayed by someone he trusts. Now with the power of a devil inside him, Denji’s become a whole new man—
Chainsaw Man.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 17
by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Demon Slayer Corps plunges into Infinity Castle to confront Muzan. Shinobu engages in a fierce fight against Doma, the Upper Rank 2 demon. Poison doesn’t work on him, so she finds herself in an intense struggle. Will she be able to defeat the demon who killed her older sister? Then another demon appears before Zenitsu and blocks his way.

We Never Learn Volume 12
by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Mafuyu Kirisu is a strict, no-nonsense teacher who has dedicated her life to helping her students in academics. She has
always been dismissive of what she considers hopeless dreams that hinder academic progress, but after meeting Yuiga, she’s slowly changing the way she thinks. What stymied her own childhood hopes and aspirations?

Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–Star Pupil
Story by Jun Esaka
Original Concept by Masashi Kishimoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Price: USA $10.99

When Sasuke is given the task of training Team Seven, Boruto is delighted, but he has trouble accepting his master’s
teachings. And then pop star Himeno Lily jumps in with a mission for them. What does it mean to be master and student?
And what does this mean for the future of the ninjas?

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 6
by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

During the Goodwill Event, the Kyoto School’s authorities order their students to assassinate Itadori. However, Mahito
and a horde of special grade curses and curse users complicate matters by attacking the students. The teachers move quickly to counterattack but find themselves cut off by a barrier. Can the students survive this demonic onslaught?

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 1
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi, Art by Hikaru Miyoshi
Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $10.99

In the late 19th century, Great Britain rules over a quarter of the world. Nobles sit in their fancy homes in comfort and luxury, while the working class slaves away at their jobs. When young Albert James Moriarty’s upper-class family
adopts two lower-class orphans, the cruelty the boys experience at his family’s hands cements Albert’s hatred of the
nobility he was born into. He asks the older of the two boys—who has a genius mind and a killer instinct—to help him rid the world of evil, starting with Albert’s own family.

One-Punch Man Volume 21
Story by ONE, Art by Yusuke Murata

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The curtain rises on the big battle between the Monster Association and the heroes! As the Class-A and lower-ranked
heroes engage in intense battle, the Class-S crew is able to take out a horde of monsters in one fell swoop before invading farther underground. Among them, Flashy Flash demonstrates splendid battle prowess against ninja turned monsters.

My Hero Academia Volume 25
by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Since the terrifying incident when Tomura’s Quirk manifested, only the greatest villain of them all, All For One, has been able to speak to the broken young boy’s heart. The consequences of that fateful meeting play out in the present as Tomura and Re-Destro, the leader of the Meta Liberation Army, battle for supremacy—and if it takes leveling a whole city to sort out who’s on top, so be it.

SHOJO BEAT

Ao Haru Ride Volume 13
by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Futaba Yoshioka has encountered her first love again in high school, but he seems different from the boy she once knew.
The hearts of Futaba and Kou have aligned, but are more of their friends pairing off? The journey of youth concludes.

An Incurable Case of Love Volume 5
by Maki Enjoji

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $9.99

The Dark Lord Kairi finally falls for Nanase, the Valiant One. Regardless, they face another trial. Nanase became a nurse to chase after Dr. Kairi Tendo. Now the feelings are mutual, and they’ve become a couple. It seems their love should only deepen from here on out, but when Nanase tries to help a certain someone, it leads to a disruption in their romance.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 26
by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

After unleashing their powers to save Yona, the Four Dragons lose consciousness and collapse! Su-won and the Kohka army
arrive to participate in a summit with Xing, but members of Priest Gobi’s anti-war faction attack Princess Kouren! Can the nation of Xing achieve peace with all this infighting threatening its foundation?

Prince Freya Volume 3
by Keiko Ishihara

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Freya is determined to help the soldiers trapped in the besieged Fort Leren, but with reinforcements days away, the only thing she has to offer them is her presence and everything it represents. But how can she embody the Prince of Hope when she is consumed by anger?

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution
by Chiho Saito

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Utena has saved Anthy by defeating Akio in the final duel, but in doing so she has vanished from the world. Now the student council members at Ohtori Academy find themselves in their own revolutions.

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 16
by Aya Shouoto

On Sale Date: October 6, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Himari Momochi inherits Momochi Hiouse, an estate which exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms.
Himari and Aoi’s summer together has passed by in an instant. When Himari wakes, she discovers that Aoi has been absorbed by Momochi House. The building begins to collapse as Aoi tries to release Himari and the shikigami. Is Aoi lost forever or can Himari save him?

VIZ MEDIA

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 4
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $17.99

The three Legendary Pokemon Suicune, Raikou and Entei are searching for worthy Trainers. Will each be able to find
someone powerful enough to fight by their side? Meanwhile, Crystal and Yellow have teamed up to find a mysterious flying Pokemon. Collects the original Pokemon Adventures volumes 10, 11 & 12.

Transformers: The Manga Volume 3
Story by Masumi Kaneda, Art by Ban Magami

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $24.99

The final volume of Transformers: The Manga is here. This deluxe volume collects three classic stories and a beautiful art gallery. “Victory” is the tale of the legendary battle between Starsaber and Deszaras. In “Zone,” the Nine Great Generals run wild. And in “The Battle Stars,” Super Megatron attempts to feed on planet Earth, but Optimus Prime stands in his way.

Persona 5 Volume 4
Story and Art by Hisato Murasaki
Based on the video game by Atlus

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Akira and the gang think they’ve stolen Madarame’s treasure, but before they can escape the palace, its master—Shadow
Madarame himself— catches up to them and reveals the true story behind Yusuke’s mother’s death. Back in the real world,
sinister agents have begun to investigate the strange events surrounding the Phantom Thieves. Will Akira and the gang be able to stay one step ahead of them?

The Art of Magic: The Gathering – War of the Spark
by James Wyatt

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Price: USA $39.99

“Even gods shall kneel.”—Nicol Bolas

Centuries of scheming have come to fruition at last. Meet Nicol Bolas: Elder dragon, Planeswalker, God-Pharaoh. He is the ultimate mastermind, whose plots for domination twist through the histories of countless worlds. Now those plots culminate on the shattered streets of Ravnica, with undead armies marching at his command and dozens of Planeswalkers marshaled to oppose him. In these lavishly illustrated pages, featuring art carefully chosen from more than two decades of Magic: The Gathering®, the full scope of Nicol Bolas’s plans is revealed at last.

It has all led to this. The greatest heroes of the Multiverse make their stand against the ultimate villain in the War of the Spark.

Radiant Volume 13
by Tony Valente

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Attempting to corral a Nemesis threatening the city of Bôme, Seth crashes it into the garden of the city’s king, Herklès VII. Believing this an attack on the king’s life, Inquisition soldiers and the king himself try to take Seth down. Seeking escape, Seth relies on the aid of someone he’d once considered an enemy–and maybe still is. Meanwhile, facing certain death, Seth’s friends Mélie and Ocoho are at odds over how to save themselves, with Ocoho urging the use of a technique Mélie absolutely refuses to consider.

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Box Set
by Akira Himekawa

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $125.00

A deluxe box set of exclusive hardcover editions. Contains all five best-selling volumes of the The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition series.

The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun. A young boy named Link must defeat evil on his long, perilous
quest to find the spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce, and deliver them to Zelda, princess of the land of Hyrule.

VIZ SIGNATURE

B&N Exclusive
Tokyo Ghoul (Monster Edition) Volume 5
by Sui Ishida

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $24.99

The long-standing conflict between Ghouls and the CCG comes to a head. Ken has sided with the Ghouls, but in choosing has he extinguished any hope of reconciliation between humans and Ghouls? Find out the shocking conclusion to Tokyo Ghoul in this final volume.

Blue Flag Volume 4
By KAITO

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Toma’s older brother, Seiya, asks Taichi to find out why Toma doesn’t want to go to college. On the day of Toma’s release from the hospital, Taichi still hasn’t found a way to broach the subject with Toma. Meanwhile, Futaba discovers Taichi’s birthday is coming up, and she decides to invite the group to a fireworks festival so they can all celebrate.

Ultraman Volume 14
Story and Art by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $12.99

After all that has come to light, Shinjiro now struggles with one question—is Ultraman good or evil? While he ponders
this, Rena also comes to him with another revelation. Meanwhile, an alien hunting party has arrived on Earth bent on
killing humans for sport. The police and the SSSP, along with another mysterious organization, begin to investigate.

Golden Kamuy Volume 18
by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

Sugimoto closes the distance between himself and Asirpa as she continues her journey north into the wilderness of Karafuto in search of the dark secret of her father’s past and the key to the hidden gold. Now, deep in Russian territory, Kiroranke has more to say about Wilk—Asirpa’s father and his former conspirator in the plot to assassinate the Russian Czar. Back in Hokkaido, Lieutenant Tsurumi ponders the coded tattoos himself as Hijikata and his group track down another violent escaped convict near Lake Akan.

Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection
by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $17.99

Urasawa’s characters confront fantastical elements ranging from psychic powers, to alien visitors to planet Earth, to attacks by giant monsters. On the flip side, the author philosophizes about his real-world experiences with the wild
and wacky international music scene. Plus, a classic, funny animal tale, in Urasawa’s inimitable style.

Tokyo Ghoul: re Complete Box Set
by Sui Ishida

On Sale Date: October 20, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $169.99

A box set that includes all 16 volumes of the original Tokyo Ghoul:re series, with an exclusive double-sided poster.

The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes… or monsters?

SHONEN SUNDAY

Case Closed Volume 76
by Gosho Aoyama

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Detective Moore’s latest case comes from a client he’s never seen. Following a series of texts, Conan and the gang find a break-in, a bound woman and an apparent suicide. Conan is sure the woman knows more than she’s telling, but what’s her secret? Then the Junior Detective League witnesses a marital spat that ends in a death. Did one spouse kill the other in self-defense, or was it premeditated murder? And Detective Sato receives an unwanted gift: footage of her boyfriend, Detective Takagi, abducted by criminals.

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 9
by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Valentine’s Day is a total minefield for people with communication disorders, but this year Komi has a secret weapon to combat the stressful holiday—friends. Armed with homemade chocolates, Komi is ready to give Tadano a Valentine’s gift. At some point. Before the day is over. She swears.

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Volume 13
by Kagiji Kumanomata

On Sale Date: October 13, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Demon King and his troops travel to a demilitarized zone bordering the demon world and the human world for some
intense physical training alongside their human counterparts. When one group mocks the other, Syalis is hell-bent on
revenge! While the Demon Castle recovers from their boot camp, the princess saves the day… and wrecks it even more.
Then, an integral member of the Demon Castle staff resigns and heads for home… with the rest of the demons and one
human in hot pursuit.

VIZ Media Announces New Manga and Book Licenses

VIZ Media has announced the following titles for release in Fall 2020:

  • Naruto: Sasuke’s Story – Star Pupil (Sasuke Shinden) novel by Jun Esaka and Masashi Kishimoto (print, digital)
  • Chainsaw Man manga by Tatsuki Fujimoto (print, digital)
  • Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikaku Kawaii) manga by Kenjirō Hata
  • Moriarty the Patriot manga by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi (print, digital)
  • Tokyo Ghoul:re Illustrations: zakki art book by Sui Ishida
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution manga by Be-PaPas and Chiho Saitō
  • Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition (Ningyo Series) manga by Rumiko Takahashi (print, digital)
  • Sneeze: Naoki Urasawa Story Collection (Kushami) manga by Naoki Urasawa
  • Junji Ito’s Remina (Jigokusei Remina) manga by Junji Ito

Source: ANN

VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump to Add Haikyu!!, Demon Slayer, and More to Its Simulpublishing Lineup

Andy Nakani, Editor in Chief of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump, has announced that the new English Shonen Jump service is adding the following Weekly Shonen Jump titles for simultaneous publication with Japan:

  • Haikyu!!
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Chainsaw Man
  • ne0;lation
  • Gokutei Higuma (tentative title)
  • act-age
  • Jujutsu Kaisen!!

In addition, Nakani confirmed that the company will continue to simultaneously publish all of the series that it is currently serializing from Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, Jump SQ., and V Jump, bringing its total number of simultaneously published series to 25.

Nakani also announced that new chapters of Weekly Shonen Jump manga will debut at 3:00 p.m. EST on Sundays, 22 hours earlier than the digital English edition of the magazine’s current release time on Mondays. Issues normally debut on Mondays Japan time, which is still Sunday on North American time. (The combined fourth and fifth issue will debut on a Saturday in Japan, so VIZ Media will release the chapters on Friday, December 21, 2018.)

The final issue of the digital magazine debuted on December 10, 2018.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump to Preview the Chainsaw Man Manga

VIZ Media’s digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump has confirmed that it is beginning a “new round of Jump Starts” on December 3, 2018 with the first chapter of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man. The manga will debut in Japan on the same day.

For its “Jump Start” initiative, VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump publishes the first three chapters of a new manga simultaneously with the Japanese release.

Source: ANN

Weekly Shonen Jump to Launch Three New Manga Titles in December 2018

This year’s 52nd issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that the magazine will launch three new series in December 2018.

Tatsuki Fujimoto will launch a “dark hero action” manga titled Chainsaw Man in the first 2019 issue on December 3, 2018.

Author Tomohide Hirao and artist Mizuki Yoda will launch ne0;lation in the magazine’s second issue on December 10, 2018.

Natsuki Hokami will launch Gokutei Higuma in the magazine’s third issue on December 17, 2018.

Source: ANN