VIZ Media Opens December and the Holiday Season With a New Digital Manga Update and Launches Special Sale Promotions

VIZ Media announces extensive digital manga updates along with a trio of new title debuts for the first-half of December. Holiday season announcements include the launch of a special digital manga sale running through the entire month, as well as a digital bundle sale that features special pricing on several popular series. In addition, a new mystery series debuts in Weekly Shonen Jump as part of the Jump Start initiative – Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment – featuring crazy courtroom battles and amazing art by Takeshi Obata!

Readers can highlight their manga reading with the digital launch of Assassination Classroom, a humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had!

VIZ Media’s Cyber Monday Sale opened on December 1, 2014 and runs through December 30, 2014 on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App. The sale offers introductory pricing of only $1.99 (U.S. / CAN) on Volumes 1-2 of the following series. Subsequent series volumes will be $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each.

FOOD WARS, Volumes 1-2 ($1.99 each); Volumes 3-4 ($4.99 each)

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE PART 3, Volumes 1-2 ($1.99 each); Volumes 3-15 ($4.99 each)

YUYU HAKUSHO, Volumes 1-2 ($1.99 each); Volumes 3-19 ($4.99 each)

Fans also shouldn’t miss the opportunity to stock up on entire story arcs of several additional popular titles with a special Digital Bundle Sale available on VIZManga.com as well as ComiXology (check the app for specific pricing).

ONE PIECE, East Blue Volumes 1-11; Price: $44.00 (U.S. / CAN) for the entire bundle at $3.99 per volume, usually $6.99 each

NARUTO, (The Test of a Ninja) Volumes 1-16; Price: $64.00 (U.S. / CAN) for the entire bundle at $3.99 per volume, usually $6.99 each

BLEACH, (The Reaper’s Road) Volumes 1-21; Price: $64.00 (U.S. / CAN) for the entire bundle at $3.99 per volume, usually $6.99 each

SHAMAN KING (Spirit Voyage), Vols. 1-15; Price: $60.00 (U.S. / CAN) for the entire bundle at $3.99 per volume, usually $6.99 each

ZOMBIE POWDER, Volumes 1-4; Price: $8.00 (U.S. / CAN) for the entire bundle at $1.99 per volume, usually $6.99 each

Additional December updates include new releases of 14 other VIZ titles, including the riveting series finale of Millennium Snow (Volume 4) as well as the latest volumes of other popular series such as Deadman Wonderland (Volume 6), Seraph of the End (Volume 3), Happy Marriage?! (Volume 9), Magi (Volume 9), Naruto (Volume 68), Toriko (Volume 25) and many more!

The Jump StartWeekly Shonen Jump, publishing the chapter in Weekly Shonen Jump on the same day of that issue’s general print release in Japan. Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment, written by Nobuaki Enoki with art by Takeshi Obata, asks the question, “Who has time for class when there are cases that needs solving?!”

Readers can enjoy all of these new manga titles that are available on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets. The titles may also be purchased through the NOOK, Kindle, Kobo, ComiXology, iBooks and Google Play stores. These dynamic digital platforms offer fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy a massive catalog of new and classic manga titles that span more than 2,400 volumes across over 210 different series.

ANSATSU KYOSHITSU © 2012 by Yusei Matsui/SHUEISHA Inc.

GAKKYU HOTEI © 2014 by Nobuaki Enoki, Takeshi Obata/SHUEISHA Inc.

Cast for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Anime

The main cast for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, the anime adaptation of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3 manga was announced at Jump Festa:

  • Daisuke Ono is Jotaro Kujo
  • Unshou Ishizuka is Josef Joestar
  • Kenta Miyake is Mohammed Abdul
  • Daisuke Hirakawa is Noriaki Kakyoin
  • Fuminori Komatsu is Jean Pierre Polnareff
  • Takehito Koyasu is Dio

David Production is producing the series, and it is being directed by Naokatsu Tsuda. Yasuko Kobayashi is in charge of the series scripts, and Masahiko Komino is designing the characters.

The series will be premiering on Tokyo MX TV on April 5, 2014.