VIZ Media Delivers New Anime and Manga Releases for July 2019

The home media debut of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable will be available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray set and DVD set. Diamond Is Unbreakable continues the multi-generational tale of the Joestar family with Josuke Higashikata. In partnership with The Pokemon Company International, Pokemon The Series: Diamond and Pearl Complete Season also arrives on DVD and includes all 51 episodes of Ash’s adventures in the Sinnoh region.

New manga publishing debuts for July 2019 include the indie darling Beastars, a high school drama in which animal students grapple with the very human issues of prejudice and discrimination. The new Shojo Beat series Daytime Shooting Star centers around a love triangle that develops when a high school girl is torn between a boy in her class and her teacher.

New Home Media Releases for July 2019:

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE SET 4: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE Part 1
Limited Edition Blu-ray & Standard Edition DVD Sets

Blu-ray MSRP: $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN · DVD MSRP: $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN
Available July 2, 2019

It’s 1999, and Jotaro Kujo has just arrived in the idyllic Japanese town of Morioh—only this time, he’s not hunting DIO and his henchmen. His search for the illegitimate child of Joseph Joestar has brought him face-to-face with Josuke Higashikata, a Stand-wielding, butt-kicking high schooler who happens to be afraid of turtles. But behind Morioh’s tranquil facade is an invisible evil slowly eating away at the peace and well-being of its residents. Bizarre happenings are becoming commonplace, and the Joestar clan must rise to the occasion if they and the town of Morioh are to survive.

POKEMON THE SERIES: DIAMOND AND PEARL COMPLETE SEASON
DVD MSRP: $44.98 U.S. / $52.99 CAN · Available July 30th, 2019

If Gary Oak is headed for the Sinnoh region, then Ash Ketchum won’t be far behind. Ready to take on the Sinnoh League, Ash brings along Pikachu and meets up with Brock in Sinnoh, where the pair of Trainers are soon joined by a third—Dawn, a novice Pokemon Coordinator determined to follow in the footsteps of her mother. Both Ash and Dawn struggle with their respective paths, but it’s easy for them to make new friends, gaining new Pokemon like Turtwig and Piplup.

New Publishing Releases for July 2019:

BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN / $8.99 Digital · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Available July 16, 2019

At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, friendships maintain the fragile peace. Who among them will become a Beastar—a hero destined to lead in a society naturally rife with mistrust?

DAYTIME SHOOTING STAR by Mika Yamamori
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN / $6.99 Digital · Rated “T” for Teens
Available July 2, 2019

After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park when she remembers once seeing a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they’ll meet again. Suzume starts her first day at her new high school sitting next to a boy who blushes furiously at her touch. And her homeroom teacher is none other than the handsome stranger.

Top 20 Selling Manga for May 2019

NPD BookScan has announced the top 20 selling manga for May 2019:

  1. One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yusuke Murata
  2. Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura
  3. Dragon Ball Super Volume 5 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou
  4. My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi
  5. My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi
  6. My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi
  7. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 1 by Araki Hirohiko
  8. One Piece Volume 90 by Eiichiro Oda
  9. Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito
  10. My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi
  11. Black Clover Volume 15 bu Yuki Tabata
  12. My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi
  13. My Hero Academia Volume 17 by Kohei Horikoshi
  14. My Hero Academia Volume 5 by Kohei Horikoshi
  15. My Hero Academia Volume 16 by Kohei Horikoshi
  16. Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 1 by Sorata Akiduki
  17. My Hero Academia Volume 15 by Kohei Horikoshi
  18. Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Volume 4 by Naoko Takeuchi
  19. Uzumaki by Junji Ito
  20. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 1 by Sui Ishida

Source: The Fandom Post

One-Punch Man Tops Top 20 Graphic Novel List for May 2019

NPD Bookscan has announced the Top 20 selling graphic novels in the United States for May 2019, and twelve manga titles made it onto the list:

  • One-Punch Man Volume 16 by ONE and Yusuke Murata (#1)
  • Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 by Kentaro Miura (#2)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 5 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarou (#3)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi (#4)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kohei Horikoshi (#9)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 18 by Kohei Horikoshi (#10)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond is Unbreakable Volume 1 by Hirohiko Araki (#11)
  • One Piece Volume 90 by Eiichiro Oda (#12)
  • Smashed: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kohei Horikoshi (#16)
  • Black Clover Volume 15 by Yuki Tabata (#19)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kohei Horikoshi (#20)

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Delivers New Anime and Manga Releases for May 2019

VIZ Media announces three new home media and manga publishing titles scheduled for May 2019 release.

Pokemon The Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures Complete Collection arrives on Blu-ray and DVD in May 2018. Under license from The Pokemon Company International, the collection includes all 48 episodes from Pokemon The Series: Sun & Moon—Ultra Adventures across six discs. Manga releases for May 2019 include JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4 – Diamond Is Unbreakable, the latest saga of Hirohiko Araki’s award-winning multigenerational action adventure, and the new shojo series, Snow White with the Red Hair.

New Home Media for May 2019:

POKEMON THE SERIES: SUN & MOON—ULTRA ADVENTURES COMPLETE COLLECTION
Blu-ray MSRP: $49.99 U.S. / $57.99 CAN · DVD MSRP: $44.98 U.S. / $52.99 CAN Available May 21, 2019

When Ash sees the Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo and Lunala in a dream, he makes a promise to them. But when he wakes up, he can’t remember what it was. Will the strange Pokemon called Nebby help jog his memory? Along with their new friend and the rest of the students at the Pokemon School, Ash and Pikachu explore the Aether Foundation, an organization dedicated to Pokemon conservation and care. But it may not be as innocent as it seems, and Ash and his friends will have to work together to protect the people and Pokemon they care about as they face a mysterious power like nothing they have ever seen.

New Publishing Releases for May 2019:

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 4 – DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE
By Hirohiko Araki

MSRP: $19.99 U.S. / $26.99 CAN · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Available May 7, 2019

In April 1999, Jotaro Kujo travels to a town in Japan called Morioh to find a young man named Josuke Higashikata, the secret love child of his grandfather, Joseph Joestar. Upon finding him, Jotaro is surprised to learn that Josuke also possesses a Stand. After their strange meeting, the pair team up to investigate the town’s proliferation of unusual Stands.

SNOW WHITE WITH THE RED HAIR By Sorata Akiduki
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Rated “T” for Teens
Available May 7, 2019

Shirayuki is an herbalist famous for her naturally bright-red hair, and the prince of Tanbarun wants her all to himself. The prince from the neighboring kingdom, Zen, rescues her from her plight, and thus begins their love story.

VIZ Media Announces the Home Media Release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Battle in Egypt

VIZ Media delivers the home media release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 3: Stardust Crusaders – Battle in Egypt on January 22, 2019.

Concluding the Stardust Crusaders story arc, the second-half of Season 2 will be available on DVD and as a Limited Edition Blu-ray. Each multi-disc set will include 24 episodes (Episodes 25-48) with a variety of notable bonus features exclusive to the Blu-ray release. Based on Hirohiko Araki’s bestselling manga, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure brings to life the outlandish characters, wild humor, and frenetic battles for which the series is renowned.

Having crossed continents and cheated death, Jotaro, Joseph, and crew finally arrive in Egypt to root out the charismatic evil threatening the Joestar lineage and the world. Fighting Stand with Stand, the ever-clever Joestars are put to the ultimate test as a bizarre new army of adversaries hailing from the Egyptian pantheon strike in ways more brutal and outrageous than ever before. Thankfully, a new ally has arrived to assist the humans. The question is, can the team come together in time to unravel the mystery of DIO’s Stand?

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 3 Limited Edition Blu-ray Set will carry an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN. Set 3 contains four discs as well as a 104-page episode guide and six full-color collectible art cards. Notable bonus features include English voice cast interviews, a digital art gallery, series trailers, and clean Opening and Ending credits.

The Standard Edition DVD Set will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $52.99 CAN with extra features that include clean Opening and Ending credits and series trailers.

VIZ Media is the master distributor for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series and also publishes print and digital editions of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga series. VIZ Media is also the North American master merchandise licensee for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and holds the home media, online streaming, and TV broadcast rights for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime series and the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable live-action film.

Seven More Cast Members Announced for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime

Seven more cast members have been announced for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime:

  • Shinshū Fuji is Risotto Nero
  • Jun Fukushima is Formaggio
  • Ken Narita is Illuso
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki is Prosciutto
  • Subaru Kimura is Pesci
  • Junji Majima is Melone
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto is Ghiaccio

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind premiered in Japan on October 5, 2018, and Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs. VIZ Media has licensed the anime.

Source: ANN

Crunchyroll to Simulcast the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Anime

Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind anime. The streaming service did not reveal a release window.

The anime’s first episode already premiered on July 5, 2018 in a screening at the Anyerri Hall in Tokyo, and a simultaneous screening at Japan Expo in Paris, France. Anime Expo screened the anime’s first episode at the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure panel on July 6, 2018. VIZ Media has licensed the anime.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 6, 2018.

Source: ANN