VIZ Media Announces March 2021 Manga Releases

VIZ Media has announced the company’s manga releases for March 2021.

Shonen Jump

My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions Volume 1
Story and Art by Yoko Akiyama, Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Midoriya is excited for his first team-up mission until he learns that his team includes Bakugo. Training alongside his explosive classmate would be hard enough, but the pro hero they’ve been matched with is also a real wild card. Can this makeshift team cooperate, or will Midoriya’s first mission be his last?

Dr. Stone Reboot: Byakuya
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Learn what happened when the world turned to stone in this special side story to Dr. Stone. As Senku and his friends are being turned to stone, his father Byakuya is on the International Space Station. This is the story of the crew as they try to survive as the only humans left unpetrified.

Spy x Family Volume 4
Story and Art by Tatsuya Endo

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

The Forgers look into adding a dog to their family, but this is no easy task—especially when Twilight has to simultaneously foil an assassination plot against a foreign minister. The perpetrators plan to use specially trained dogs for the attack, but Twilight gets some unexpected help to stop these terrorists.

Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Volume 3 (Novel) (FINAL VOLUME)
Original Story by Tite Kubo, Written by Ryohgo Narita

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Price: USA $9.99

Hikone Ubugino and Tokinada Tsunayashiro’s combined powers make a mockery of the strongest of the Soul Reapers, Arrancars, Quincies, and Fullbringers in this epic conclusion to the Can’t Fear Your Own World arc. As the Soul Society’s secrets are brought to light, the full terror of Tokinada’s plan is revealed. In the midst of this, Shuhei Hisagi discovers the true ability of his zanpaku-to and the meaning of its name. Can a blade that controls death also sever the consequences of death? A host of powerful characters—including Kenpachi Zaraki and Grimmjow Zaraki Jeagerjaques—make an appearance in the decisive battle, and the volume is complemented by a generous selection of Tite Kubo illustrations.

Haikyu!! Volume 43
Story and Art by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

After graduating high school, Hinata booked it all the way to Brazil to learn how to play beach volleyball and improve his control and strength. While there, he has made a name for himself as Ninja Shoyo, and has become a well-known beach volleyball player. He’s approached by another player named Heitor, who is desperate to win his next match and keep his sponsors. Will Hinata’s new skills be enough to help Heitor?

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 9
Story by Hideyuki Furuhashi, Art by Betten Court, Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

A villain incident when Aizawa was a student at U.A. changed him forever. Who could have known that fateful encounter would someday have an impact on the present? But as time goes by, life changes for Koichi, Pop, Makoto and everyone else. The glory days of Narufest are over, and it’s time to move on. Makoto puts an important question to Koichi, and Pop struggles to find herself. But Pop’s decision to go it alone may lead her down a dangerous path…

Twin Star Exorcists Volume 21
Story and Art by Yoshiaki Sukeno

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will Rokuro ever work up the courage to pop the question to Benio? And who will be more jealous if he does, another exorcist or… a kegare?! Battles ensue, and not just in Magano.

Dragon Ball Super Volume 12
Story by Akira Toriyama, Art by Toyotarou

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The villain Moro has released vicious criminals from the Galactic Prison, and now they’re ravaging the galaxy in their search for planets with exceptional life energy. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of the Bandit Brigade have shown up, including Seven-Three, who has the ability to copy other fighters’ powers. How will Piccolo and the others fare against this new threat without Goku around?

Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story–Mourning Clouds
Written by Takashi Yano, Original Story by Masashi Kishimoto

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Price: USA$10.99

A rupture in the alliance at the Summit of the Five Kages triggers the Fifth Great Ninja War. Meanwhile, Shikamaru and his family grow further and further apart. But Shikamaru has a very powerful card up his sleeve to bring peace to both the world and his family.

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 12
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

As news of Izana’s impending coronation spreads, people from all over travel to the capital city of Wistal. During the preparations, Zen asks Shirayuki to play host to Prince Raj of Tanbarun, sending shock waves through the palace. To think that a common court herbalist would be entrusted with such a task. But that’s not the only change coronation day brings.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 11
Story and Art by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Mr. Shishio once again declares his love to Suzume, but this time around she can’t find it in her heart to trust his words. Instead she chooses to focus on strengthening her relationship with Mamura. But when Mr. Shishio and Mamura face off in a relay race for Sports Day, just who will Suzume root for?

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 7
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Akari seeks comfort from Kazuomi after an ex boyfriend has some harsh words for her. Yuna is about to hear a love confession, but is it from the boy she likes?

Oresama Teacher Volume 28
Story and Art by Izumi Tsubaki

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Mr. Maki’s hired goons have taken over the auditorium! With the stage inaccessible due to the amassed delinquents, the school play has to be cancel for “technical difficulties.” But disaster is averted by quick thinking and teamwork as the disappointed audience is sent to view the other marvels of the festival. Now all Mafuyu and her friends need to do is take down the huge crowd of invading bruisers/ The fight for Midorigaoka is on.

Queen’s Quality Volume 11
Story and Art by Kyousuke Motomi

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Even though Fumi has the ability to kill the snake that’s sealed within Kyutaro, she can’t do so without killing Kyutaro in the process/ Kyutaro strikes a deal with the snake, but can he make good on his promise if it means facing someone at the Seiryu Clan who has a snake inside him as well?

Skip Beat! Volume 45
Story and Art by Yoshiki Nakamura

On Sale Date: March 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The news that Ren is dating a hot older woman is all over town, and Kyoko is doing her best to ignore it. But how can she pretend it isn’t happening when Ren insists on talking to her about it?

VIZ Media

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 3
Story and Art by Hideki Goto

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

Can you believe it’s already our third volume of the Squid Kids Comedy Show? Drop in to see the awesome new battles featuring the coolest Inklings ever, Hit, Maika and Kou.

Tokyo Fashion: A Comic Book
By nodoka

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$19.99

Building a wardrobe is expensive and time-consuming… but it doesn’t have to be. Looking good is easier than ever, and all it takes is a little bit of care. Buying a few simple items in basic colors that you can mix and match in a variety of ways will take you far. This comic book guide to fashion will show you how to introduce a Japanese flourish into your wardrobe with easy tutorials, suggestions for wardrobe essentials, and styling tips on pulling it all together.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 8
Story and Art by Akira Himekawa

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Link has the passion needed to take on the fearsome challenges that lie ahead, but he needs to hone his skills to a finer edge. To do so, he becomes the student of the mysterious skeletal warrior, the wanderer across space and time. Meanwhile, Midna reaffirms her resolve to repair the Mirror of Shadow. Link and Midna’s quest is far from over, and their journey will take them to even more fantastic places and pit them against ever more terrible foes.

20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition, Volume 11
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

There once was a kid who imagined the end of the world. It was all a child’s game—but not anymore/ The Friend is carrying out his plan to exterminate humanity—just as predicted. And the man who survived Bloody New Year’s Eve is on his way back to Tokyo. The boys are coming back together one by one as they race toward the final battle.

BEASTARS Volume 11
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

As grey wolf Legoshi begins his final showdown with brown bear Riz, he tells Legoshi he has just murdered and devoured another of Legoshi’s friends. Back at the black market, red deer Louis has a revelation and threatens to abdicate his leadership of the Shishigumi lion gang. Turns out it’s even harder to leave a criminal syndicate than it is to join it. Then, Legoshi receives a gruesome offer to help him prevail in his battle with Riz…

RWBY: The Official Manga Volume 2
Story and Art by Bunta Kinami, Based on the Rooster Teeth series created by Monty Oum

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$12.99

Ruby’s first year at Beacon Academy continues. Team RWBY has officially formed, and Ruby Rose is their leader. While Roman Torchwick still lurks in the shadows, new forces begin to move against Beacon Academy. Who are the White Fang, and what does Blake know about them?

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 3
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$24.99

Yusaku Godai is suffering because Maison Ikkoku’s lovely resident manager, Kyoko Otonashi, is giving him the cold shoulder. He’s been dating Kozue Nanao, and as a starving college student Yusaku enjoys the free dinner her family provides him twice a week. Yusaku knows he needs to end things with Kozue if he ever hopes to get back into Kyoko’s good graces…

No Guns Life Volume 9
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: US$12.99

In the stifling darkness of the Extended detention center known as the Weapons Vault, Juzo and Mary come face-to-face with their own pasts. They went in looking for a way to repair Juzo, but Mary also wants to find out what happened to her brother Victor. Deep inside the vault, they encounter Number Twelve, a GSU that Juzo thought he had destroyed. The forgotten knowledge he possesses may give Juzo the strength and purpose to continue his struggle against Berühren.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 7
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

The Yamada Asaemon executioners and their criminal charges have forged an uneasy alliance, banding together to find a way off the island. Standing in their way are the supernatural forces of the Lord Tensen and a new enemy—the Shogun has sent another wave of samurai and ninja to the island, this time with orders to leave no one alive.

Beast Complex
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: March 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

A tiger and a beaver who grew up together defy peer pressure to end their friendship and join forces to fight injustice. A camel journalist who spent his career passing judgment on carnivores spends a life-changing night with a seductive wolf. A saltwater crocodile and a gazelle must find a way to work together as chef and assistant on a cooking show with flagging ratings. A fox and a chameleon wrestle with stereotypes about each other—and themselves. And much more…

Plus the real-life story of the origins of BEASTARS and Beast Complex.

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 4
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Touring beautiful Kyoto, Nasa and Tsukasa find plenty of opportunities for romance. Selfies. Snuggling. Swordplay. They’d better enjoy every minute, because a shattering surprise waits at home in Tokyo. Where will the newlyweds go when their cozy (i.e., cramped) apartment is no more?

RIN-NE Volume 38
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: March 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Anju finally musters the courage to get close to her crush, Matsugo (who’s got a not-so-secret thing for Rinne). Hoping to rid himself of the clingy Matsugo, Rinne conspires with Anju to use his powers to turn their friendship into romance… But as usual, things don’t go as planned, and Rinne’s left to clean up the mess.

Manga Review: Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume One

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume One collects the first 16 chapters of the series into one volume. It appears from this release that VIZ Media is breaking down the volumes the same way the Japanese 10-volume version of the series did, instead of the Japanese 15-volume release of Maison Ikkoku.

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume One
Written by: Rumiko Takahashi
Publisher: Shogakukan
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: September 15, 2020

A 22-year-old widow named Kyoko Otonashi becomes the new manager for a broken-down boarding house called Maison Ikkoku. She is a sweet and polite woman, but she also has a frightening side that emerges when she’s jealous or has to deal with her parents. She has a dog named Soichiro, whom she has named after her late husband.

Yusaku Godai is a 20-year-old ronin student and resident of Maison Ikkoku, who is studying for his college entrance exams after failing in the first year. He’s a nice and handsome guy, but he can also be rather indecisive. Yusaku falls in love with Kyoko at first sight, but he has trouble telling her how he feels. It doesn’t help that Kyoko’s 12-year-old niece, Ikuko, develops a crush on Yusaku and wants him to tutor her. Ikuko doesn’t care that Yusaku keeps failing his entrance exams, she just wants an excuse to spend time with him. And later in the volume, a girl who used to work with Yusaku at one of his jobs comes into the picture and appears to be interested in him.

The other tenants of Maison Ikkoku are a thorn in Yusaku’s side and tend to cause misunderstandings between Kyoko and Yusaku.  Yotsuya is Yusaku’s mysterious neighbor, who is usually dressed in a business suit. However, no one knows what he does outside of Maison Ikkoku.  Yotsuya enjoys mooching off others, likes peeping on Akemi, and tormenting Yusaku.

Akemi Roppongi is a bar hostess. Between working the late-night shift and spending the rest of her night drinking, she often has a sleepy look on her face.  Like Yotsuya, she also enjoys tormenting Yusaku.

Hanae Ichinose is a short, middle-aged woman, who also seems to spend quite a bit of her time drinking. She’s a gossip and enjoys helping the tenants torment Yusaku. Her son, Kentaro Ichinose, is a bratty grade schooler. However, he is rather fond of Kyoko, because he sees her as the only other sane person (besides himself, of course). As we see later in the volume, Kentaro seems to develop a little crush on Ikuko.

By the end of this volume, Yusaku manages to succeed at passing a college entrance exam and starts attending school. And just when it seems like a relationship could potentially happen between him and Kyoko, Hanae convinces Kyoko to join the neighborhood housewives tennis team. Their coach is a handsome man named Shun Mitaka,, who has a reputation as a ladies’ man. Shun starts courting Kyoko, which begins a rivalry between him and Yusaku.

Having familiarity with other manga by Rumiko Takahashi, such as Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha, I can definitely see some of the characteristics that I know from these other titles. Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of similarity in the art style, since they were all drawn by the same mangaka. However, I also see a pattern of a complicated relationship web being developed here, which are also prevalent in works like Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha. However, I think the similarities are a little more noticeable between Maison Ikkoku and Ranma 1/2, since both of these titles are set in the real world. While Inuyasha has the occasional scene set in modern day Japan, that title is more a “feudal fairy tale” than the others. For readers who are already familiar with Takahashi’s other works should be able to get into Maison Ikkoku rather quickly.

As I read this volume, I kept rooting for Yusaku and Kyoko to get together, in much the same way that I found myself rooting for Ranma and Akane in Ranma 1/2. While a lot of the tenants at Maison Ikkoku are rather annoying, they need to be this way in order for the story to work. The fact that the reader can find them just as annoying as Yusaku does means that Takahashi has done a great job with their characterization.

After reading this first volume of Maison Ikkoku, I can see why it’s considered one of Takahashi’s signature works. I hope to get an opportunity to read more volumes of this series so I can experience more of this classic manga series. This is a series I’ve wanted to read for a while now, and I was happy when VIZ Media announced that they would be reissuing the series in these Collector’s Editions.

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 September 2020 Manga Releases

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

SHONEN JUMP

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 16
by Koyoharu Gotouge

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

Tanjiro goes to see the Stone Hashira, Himejima, who intends to prepare him for the battles to come. The training to become a Hashira—a high-ranking member of the Demon Slayer Corps—is intense and demanding, and earning Himejima’s approval seems impossible, but Tanjiro won’t give up. Meanwhile, the demon lord Muzan continues to search for the
location of Nezuko and Ubuyashiki.

Act-Age Volume 2
by Tatsuya Matsuki, Art by Shiro Usazaki

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

In order to meet the famous actor Chiyoko Momoshiro, Kei Yonagi tries out for the Death Island movie. For her audition, Yonagi must improvise being stranded on an island while struggling against other desperate survivors. As the pressure mounts, Yonagi utters a line that startles everyone and could very well hurt her chances of landing the role.

One Piece: Ace’s Story Volume 2 (Novel)
Original Concept by Eiichiro Oda, Written by Tatsuya Hamazaki

On Sale Date: September 1, 2020
Price: USA $10.99

After an undersea tangle with mermaids and fish-men, Portgaz D. Ace leads his Spade Pirates crew to the New World, a place where pirate masters and rookies battle for territory and treasure. As he flees memories of his secret past, Ace seeks pirating infamy so powerful it will change the world order. To achieve this goal, he sets his sights on one of the strongest fleets in the ocean—the Whitebeard Pirates, ruled over by dread pirate Whitebeard, the strongest man in the world.

Dragon Ball Super Volume 10
by Akira Toriyama, Art by Toyotarou

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

The Tournament of Power is over and Goku and Vegeta have embarked on a new adventure… in space. The Galactic Patrol
experiences its worst prison break ever, and the evil Moro—a planet-eating monster—escapes! Moro’s goal is attaining the Dragon Balls of New Namek, and it’s up to Goku, Vegeta and the Galactic Patrol to stop him! But what can they do when Moro can drain them of their energy just by being near them?

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 16
by Aka Akasaka

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

Will Kaguya and Miyuki ever go beyond making out and make it to officially going out? What game is Miko playing when
she interferes with Yu and Tsubame’s fledgling intimacy? Meanwhile, Kaguya tries to choose the perfect gift for Miyuki,
his dad goes into the fortune-telling business, and Kobashi takes off her glasses with… expected results.

Spy x Family Volume 2
by Tatsuya Endo

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

Twilight must infiltrate the prestigious Eden Academy to get close to his target Donovan Desmond, but does his daughter
Anya even have the academic prowess to get in to the school? But perhaps the truly impossible mission is making sure Anya becomes a school scholar and befriends Donovan’s arrogant son, Damian.

Dr. Stone Volume 13
by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

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

Kohaku plans to fool the island’s ruler in order to infiltrate his harem and steal the petrification weapon, but first Senku and the gang need to retrieve the mobile lab to give Kohaku a total scientific makeover. However, the island’s fiercest warriors have taken over their ship, so the Kingdom of Science might need a little help to pull off this heist.

Haikyu!! Volume 40
by Haruichi Furudate

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

With the game between Kamomedai and Karasuno seesawing back and forth, Azumane is left feeling guilty and useless
because his shots are being constantly blocked. How will he get past Hirugami, who has learned how to shrug off the
pressure and play using his full ability at all times? Karasuno’s ace comes to a quiet realization and finally awakens to his true strength.

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Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 9
by Sorata Akiduki

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

Shortly after Shirayuki and Ryu’s arrival in Lilias, a mysterious ailment breaks out. Now the two herbalists find
themselves in a race against time to uncover the cause of the illness and find a cure before it spreads throughout the city. And what will Zen and friends do when they catch word of this outbreak while on their way to Wirant?

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 8
by Mika Yamamori

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

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Mr. Shishio’s change of heart causes Suzume to shut herself up in her room. When Suzume’s mother returns to their hometown for a brief stay, Suzume makes the sudden decision to return home. But Yuyuka and Suzume’s other Tokyo friends are determined to bring her back.

Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits Volume 6
by Waco Ioka, Original Story by Midori Yuma,
Character Design by Laruha

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

Aoi has been asked to cater an anniversary dinner for a royal couple, and she’s overjoyed at what this will mean for her restaurant. She and Ginji head to the Eastern Lands to do some grocery shopping at a fancy imported food market. But before she can find the perfect ingredient, Aoi is abducted. Locked in a crate without her tengu fan, Aoi has no chance of making it back in time to cook dinner for the royals. But missing a good business opportunity is the least of her worries when water begins to flood her prison.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 4
by Io Sakisaka

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

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Rio’s kiss is the result of being unable to rein in his feelings after he discovers Akari has fallen for Kazuomi. Akari, who is working to keep the family together, and Yuna, who loves Rio, are shocked. Can Yuna help Rio understand what’s at stake?

Not Your Idol Volume 2
by Aoi Makino

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

“This is exactly why she got herself stabbed by a fan.”

Heartbroken Nina Kamiyama is a former idol. She’s decided to live her life by keeping her past identity a secret, but her situation intensifies when another discovers who she really is. Who can she trust?

Skip Beat! Volume 44
by Yoshiki Nakamura

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

Kyoko thought she’d be able to relax now that she’s secured the role of Momiji, but various romantic misunderstandings are making her life more stressful than ever. How can she focus on being an amazing actress when a photo of Ren kissing a famous adult actress just leaked.

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Yo-Kai Watch Volume 15
by Noriyuki Konishi

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

Nate and his Yo-kai pal Jibanyan are leading an expedition in search of hidden treasure. Get ready for a new adventure full of serious exploring and serious fun that’s also a little bit of a tearjerker.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon Volume 8
by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: September 8, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $4.99

It’s a showdown in Vast Poni Canyon to repel the invading Ultra Beasts. Sun and Moon must gain control of Legendary
Pokemon Solgaleo and Lunala before Faba can use them to take over the Aether Foundation. And then a Trainer and
Pokemon get dragged into a wormhole.

Splatoon Volume 10
by Sankichi Hinodeya

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

Team Blue’s next opponent in a game of Splat Zones is the Iromaki Rangers. Meanwhile, Team Gloves goes up against the superstrong X-Blood team. And waiting in the wings… the S4 is back. Plus, Marina herself draws a bonus manga for you.

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20th Century Boys: The Perfect Edition Volume 9
by Naoki Urasawa

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

Darkness covers the world as the forces of evil take control. The Friend has become the President of the World and rules with absolute power behind the giant wall of the city of Tokyo. Most of the world believes that the Friend is their savior, but below the surface, a resistance group led by “The Queen of Ice” begins to make its move. The only one capable of ending this nightmare, she plans to rise in arms on August 20, but then a ray of hope shines from an unexpected corner.

BEASTARS Volume 8
by Paru Itagaki

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

Gray wolf Legoshi begins training with giant panda Gohin in order to better protect his friends, but he faces an ethical paradox when he is told he must eat meat to grow more powerful. Meanwhile, herbivore red deer Louis is choking
down the flesh of beasts to maintain his status as the leader of a carnivorous lion gang. Yet when he runs into Legoshi
carrying a bag of meat, Louis feels betrayed. Legoshi continues to train, becoming more powerful in some ways yet weaker in others—and then his grades begin to drop. Even worse, dwarf rabbit Haru is mad at him.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 4
by Yuji Kaku

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

The beings known as Lord Tensen are beyond comprehension. These rulers of the mysterious island are deathless, ferocious and nearly invincible. Can Gabimaru the Hollow and his Yamada Asaemon executioner Sagiri survive long enough to achieve their goal despite being forced to contend with immortal monsters?

Ping Pong Volume 2
by Taiyo Matsumoto

On Sale Date: September 15, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $29.99

Things have changed since the last inter-high tournament. Peco has quit the game, and “Smile” Tsukimoto’s desire to play is gone. Even “Demon” Sakuma has been kicked off the Kaio team. But Coach Koizumi isn’t going to let all that talent go to waste and launches a plan to get Tsukimoto back on the team and into top condition. Every great athlete needs a great rival to push them past their limits, and Peco and Smile—friends since they were children—must now challenge each other to become the heroes they always dreamed they could be.

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 1
by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Yusaku Godai didn’t get accepted into college on the first try, so he’s studying to retake the entrance exams. But living in a dilapidated building full of eccentric and noisy tenants is making it hard for him to achieve his goals. Now that a beautiful woman has moved in to become the new resident manager, Godai is driven to distraction.

Levius/est Volume 6
by Haruhisa Nakata

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

It’s Levius versus Oliver in the championship match at the Southern Slam, the top tournament in Mechanical Martial Arts. Before the fight, Levius learns that the champion’s life may be in danger due to steam syndrome and that only he can save him. No sooner does the starting bell ring, however, than Levius finds out just how dangerous Oliver can be—steam syndrome or not.

No Guns Life Volume 7
by Tasuku Karasuma

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

When you are a tool of a megacorporation, can you ever escape their grip? Juzo hasn’t got an answer just yet, but he’s
determined to live his life for himself. Too bad for Juzo that the agents of Berühren have other ideas. A man claiming to be Tetsuro’s brother wants to test a new version of Berühren’s Harmony device, and Juzo and Tetsuro are the guinea pigs. Survival means Juzo will need to unleash his full capabilities as a Gun Slave Unit, but this time it may not be enough.

The Way of the Househusband Volume 4
by Kousuke Oono

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

On what begins as just another shopping trip, Tatsu has a run-in with a thief—of the feline persuasion. When the gangster-turnedhomemaker gives chase, yakuza are quickly drawn into the fray, and chaos erupts in the streets of the shopping district. Even everyday errands can turn treacherous when you’re the Immortal Dragon.

SHONEN SUNDAY

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 1
by Kenjiro Hata

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

From the day his parents named him, Nasa Yuzaki has been destined for outer space… or so he believes. But while trying to join the space program, he is thrown for a loop when an accident introduces him to Tsukasa, a mysterious girl with strange powers. Is she an alien, a moon goddess or something else? Since she insists on marrying him, Nasa has plenty of chances to find out.

RIN-NE Volume 35
by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Rinne takes a plant-sitting job, but it turns out the spiritpurifying tree he’s responsible for is far more than it seems. Sakura Mamiya, Rinne’s crush and the cool-headed half of the duo, gets dragged into the arboreal drama, and, as usual, Rinne’s moneymaking scheme ends in paranormal hijinks.

VIZ Media Announces Six New Manga Licenses at New York Comic Con

Viz Media announced six manga licenses at its New York Comic Con panel:

  • Fushigi Yūgi: Byakko Senki by Yuu Watase (Release Period: August 2020)
  • How Do We Relationship? (Tsukiatte Agete mo Ii ka na) by Tamifull (Release Period: June 2020)
  • Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition by Rumiko Takahashi (Release Period: June 2020)
  • Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams (Mujirushi – Le signe des rêves) by Naoki Urasawa (Release Period: July 2020)
  • Not Your Idol (Sayonara Mini Skirt) by Aoi Makino (Release Period: May 2020)
  • Ping Pong by Taiyo Matsumoto (Release Period: May 2020)

Source: ANN