Netflix Has Launched the Third Part of the Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series Anime

The Fandom Post is reporting that Netflix has launched the third part of Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series, which is billed as the 24th season of the Pokemon anime. Netflix premiered Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series on September 10, 2021, and launched the second part on January 21, 2022.

Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series is described as:

You’ll see our heroes continue their Pokemon research for Cerise Laboratory, and Ash, of course, remains dedicated to his dream of becoming a Pokemon Master as he climbs higher in the World Coronation Series rankings. Meanwhile, Goh works to complete his Pokedex and his ultimate goal of catching Mew, and Chloe takes her first steps as a Pokemon Trainer when she meets a mysterious Eevee.

Source: The Fandom Post

Hulu Adds Four Pokemon Films to Its Service

The Fandom Post is reporting that Hulu has added the four following Pokemon films to its service:

  • Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai
  • Pokemon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior
  • Pokemon: Arceus and The Jewel of Life
  • Pokemon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions

All four films are part of the Sinnoh region era, which is covered by the Diamond and Pearl, Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension, Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles, and Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors seasons.

Source: The Fandom Post

Netflix to Launch the Second Part of the Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series Anime on January 21, 2022

Netflix has announced that it will begin streaming the second part of Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series, billed as the 24th season of the Pokemon anime, on January 21, 2022. Netflix premiered Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series on September 10, 2021.

Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series is described as:

You’ll see our heroes continue their Pokemon research for Cerise Laboratory, and Ash, of course, remains dedicated to his dream of becoming a Pokemon Master as he climbs higher in the World Coronation Series rankings. Meanwhile, Goh works to complete his Pokedex and his ultimate goal of catching Mew, and Chloe takes her first steps as a Pokemon Trainer when she meets a mysterious Eevee.

Source: ANN

Pokemon Journeys: The Series Manga Ends

The November 2021 issue of Shogakukan’s Coro Coro Comics magazine published the final chapter of Machito Gomi’s Pokemon Journeys: The Series manga on October 15, 2021. The manga adapts the Pokemon Journeys: The Series anime.

The manga is described as:

Ash is back in awesome adventures that take place across multiple regions of the best-selling Pokemon video games.

When Ash and Pikachu hitch a ride aboard the Legendary Pokemon Lugia, they discover another kid is also on board. Meet Goh, who wants to catch every Pokemon ever—including Mew.

Can Ash and Goh make their lofty dreams come true?

Gomi launched Pokemon Journeys: The Series in Coro Coro Comics in December 2019. VIZ Media has licensed the manga and will release the first volume on November 9, 2021.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces December 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater
Story and Art by Akira Toriyama

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$34.99

From Akira Toriyama, the legendary manga creator of Dragon Ball, comes this special collection of short stories spanning the first few decades of his career. Serving as both a collection of his early works and a history of his life as a manga writer and illustrator, this giant tome is packed with everything you could ever want as a fan of classic shonen manga.

Kaiju No. 8 Volume 1
Story and Art by Naoya Matsumoto

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

With the highest kaiju-emergence rates in the world, Japan is no stranger to attack by deadly monsters. Enter the Japan Defense Force, a military organization tasked with the neutralization of kaiju. Kafka Hibino, a kaiju corpse cleanup man, has always dreamed of joining the force and wants another shot at achieving his childhood dream of eliminating the kaiju. But how can he expect to fight kaiju when he suddenly becomes one himself?

Chainsaw Man Volume 8
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

As Quanxi and the members of the Special Division battle it out over Denji, the mysterious Santa Claus makes his move. But things are not as they appear, and nobody will be prepared for the darkness and despair about to be unleashed.

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 13
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Dagon has evolved into a terrifying curse, releasing a flood of endless cursed energy attacks at Nabito, Maki and Nanami. At the same time, a group of curse users devoted to Geto attempt to summon the jujutsu world’s most terrifying threat.

We Never Learn Volume 19
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

On the day of their entrance exam, Fumino manages to save Nariyuki from a disastrous fall, only to hurt herself in the process. Feeling guilty about Fumino’s injury, Nariyuki takes it upon himself to look after her. Will this bring the two closer?

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 21
Story and Art by Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will Yu be able to handle Tsubame’s answer to his love confession? Then, dropping by Miyuki’s home unannounced surprises Kaguya more than the Shiroganes. As Kaguya’s family interferes with her future plans, she becomes determined to not only break free of them, but also make reparations to their victims. First, though, she must strike a deal with the devil.

Shojo Beat

Rosen Blood Volume 1
Story and Art by Kachiru Ishizue

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Rescued from a horrendous carriage accident, Stella awakens at a gothic manor in the company of her saviors—a group of impossibly gorgeous young men. Their gentlemanly manners conceal a brutal, inhuman thirst. Can she unravel the mystery of their condition and escape before it’s too late to tell danger from passion?

Yakuza Lover Volume 3
Story and Art by Nozomi Mino

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$9.99

Reunited at last, Oya and Yuri savor their first night back in each other’s arms by making love until Yuri faints from exhaustion. Later, Yuri returns to her normal life in Japan, but it isn’t long before Oya comes to pick her up. He’s prepared a private villa for the two of them to relive their summertime romp together. But it soon becomes clear that Oya has been hiding something from Yuri.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 33
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Forbidden from contacting Hak and the Four Dragons, Yona sneaks out of her room at Hiryuu Palace. But when she comes face-to-face with Su-won, what words will she have for her father’s murderer? Later, Yona uncovers some past mysteries about Su-won’s parents.

Natsume’s Book of Friends Volume 26
Story and Art by Yuki Midorikawa

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The mystery of the missing Nyanko Sensei intensifies as Natsume and the prominent exorcists Natori and Matoba encounter a powerful, malevolent ceramic puppet with an appetite for clay kitties. Natsume and the exorcists must work together to bring it down, but how can Natsume team up with someone he doesn’t trust?

Queen’s Quality Volume 13
Story and Art by Kyousuke Motomi

On Sale Date: December 7, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Kyutaro manages to lure the Seiryu snake into his and Fumi’s special Mind Vault, where much is at stake. Will Kyutaro be able to defeat this wily snake and save Aoi Shinonome, the man slated to be the next leader of the Seiryu Clan? Meanwhile, members of the mysterious Suzaku Gate break their silence.

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand (Novel)
Original Concept by Hiromu Arakawa, Story by Makoto Inoue

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Price: USA$10.99

The mining town of Xenotime has seen better days. Once renowned for its skilled goldsmiths, it now lies forgotten in a sea of sand, its mines empty and its fields barren. The townsfolk’s only hope lies with the talented state alchemist Edward Elric and his brother, Alphonse. But who is the real Edward Elric? When the Fullmetal Alchemist and his brother arrive in Xenotime searching for the Philosopher’s Stone, they discover that two strangers have stolen their names and their reputations. Will the real Elric brothers set things right, or will the battle between the true and false brothers shatter Xenotime’s only chance for survival? Plus a bonus story, The Phantom of Warehouse 13.

Pokemon Pocket Comics: Sun & Moon
Story and Art by Santa Harukaze

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$10.99

A very punny collection of Pokemon: Sun & Moon four-panel comics and vital statistics. Litten, Rockruff, Popplio, Bewear and many more of your Pokemon friends from the Alola region romp through the pages of this hysterical collection of Pokemon four-panel comics. Plus, classic favorite Pokemon like Pikachu, Psyduck and Eevee. Gotta laugh at them all.

Kirby Manga Mania Volume 3
Story and Art by Hirokazu Hikawa

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

Kirby dances onto the stage once again in this collection of classic—and new—comics for all ages. When everyone’s favorite pink puff finds out he’s shot to video game superstar status, he gets greedy for more, causing King Dedede and the rest of Dream Land to hammer some sense into him.

Pokemon: Sword & Shield Volume 2
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Henry, Casey and their friends arrive at Motostoke to participate in the Gym Challenge. They’ve missed the opening ceremonies, but they’re still able to join in the challenges. Henry’s first official battle pits him against Gym Leader Milo. Will Henry’s first Dynamax battle also be his last?

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 8
Story and Art by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Aquarium Club is finally coming alive after welcoming new members, but summer is nearing and Koyuki has started studying hard for exams. Working up her resolve, Koyuki invites Konatsu on a moonlit walk on the beach where she bares her heart about an important choice. Graduation is approaching and the time they have left together is more precious than ever, but how does Konatsu respond to hearing Koyuki’s decision?

VIZ Signature

Fist of the North Star Volume 3
Story by Buronson, Art by Tetsuo Hara

On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Ken’s mastery of Hokuto Shinken, the Divine Fist of the North Star, has no equal among the debased gangs that prey on the ruins of civilization. But Ken is not the only martial artist out there. Rei, a user of the Nanto Suichoken technique, is on a journey to find his sister, who is being held by a brutal band of savages known as the Fangs. Ken and Rei team up to find her, and woe to any who stand in their way.

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 6
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: November 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$24.99

Yusaku Godai and apartment manager Kyoko Otonashi take Nozomu Nikaido under their wing when the 18-year-old student moves into Maison Ikkoku. After Nikaido falls victim to Mr. Yotsuya’s pranks, he is bent on revenge, but is Nikaido any match for the mysterious trickster?

Real Volume 15
Story and Art by Takehiko Inoue

On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Out of shape and out of practice, Nomiya comes to terms with the reality of where he’s at in basketball and in life. Meanwhile, Togawa faces one of the biggest disappointments in his wheelchair basketball career. And just when Takahashi finds a glimmer of hope in playing ball again, he’s confronted by the enormity of how much he has to overcome. Will their passion for the game be strong enough to pull them through?

Levius/est Volume 9
Story and Art by Haruhisa Nakata

On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Levius succeeds in defeating Oliver at the deadly Southern Slam tournament, with dire consequences. But he doesn’t have any desire—or time—to celebrate the victory as he ascends to the level of champion. The appearance of Arthur Graynore, a Grade I, Rank 2 M.M.A. fighter, and the co-founder of Amethyst, means the fight to become est, a god, is not over.

Golden Kamuy Volume 24
Story and Art by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: December 21, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

The search for the tattooed convicts leads Sugimoto, Asirpa and Shiraishi to the infamous Botaro the Pirate, a man with nearly superhuman swimming abilities. Tracking him down will test Sugimoto’s claim of immortality. Meanwhile, a serial killer stalks the back alleys of Sapporo—but is he another escapee from Abashiri prison or someone else? The murders draw in Lieutenant Tsurumi and Hijikata, and a deadly confrontation is building—but this time, who is the hunter and who is the hunted?

Shonen Sunday

Call of the Night Volume 5
Story and Art by Kotoyama

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Ko seriously considers the pros and cons of becoming a vampire. But every human has a different take on it, and one of them just wants to kill them all. Then, when the police are alerted to Ko’s nighttime jaunts, they start to cramp his style. Ko learns something surprising about vampire Hakka—and gets a tempting offer. Nazuna has a change of heart—but not about everything. And Ko wants to know what vampire Kiku’s intentions are regarding Ko’s deliciously human friend Mahiru…

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 16
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

It’s Sports Day at Itan High and the students are brimming with competitive spirit. But when Tadano forgets his lunch, his classmates put aside their rivalries and team up to make sure he gets full. Can Komi and Manbagi work up the courage to hand-feed their crush, or will they be the only lunchtime losers?

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Volume 16
Story and Art by Kagiji Kumanomata

On Sale Date: December 14, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Demon King Twilight’s childhood friend Zetsuran sneaks into the castle determined to be reunited with him, but the princess keeps getting in her way. Hades wants to reconcile with his little brother Zeus, and naturally the princess gets mixed up in their business too. Meanwhile, Alazif the grimoire gets a form of hay fever that has unfortunate magical symptoms. If stepping on a butterfly in a primeval forest can drastically change the future, what impact would a princess stealing an ancient duvet 10 years in the past have? Plus the princess goes on a fishing trip with the Demon King and Poseidon. What could possibly go right?

VIZ Media Announces November 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

One Piece Pirate Recipes
Story and Art by Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: November 9, 2021
Price: USA$19.99

You can’t become King of the Pirates on an empty stomach. Monkey D. Luffy has defeated dozens of rivals, and that kind of success takes a whole lot of energy. Fortunately, the pirate cook Sanji stands by Luffy’s side, ready to support his captain with flaming kicks and piping-hot meals. Hearty and filling, Sanji’s recipes keep the greatest pirate crew in the world well fed, and his flashy techniques will take your culinary skills to the next level.

My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$16.99

My Hero Academia is one of the most popular manga in the world, and its epic battles between beloved heroes and dangerous villains have captured the hearts of millions. Now, for the first time, you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite My Hero Academia characters. This comprehensive guide has all the details, from characters’ secret origins and motivations to their pet peeves and relationships. Plus, an in-depth conversation between Kohei Horikoshi and Bleach creator Tite Kubo.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5–Golden Wind Volume 2
Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Not too long ago, Giorno Giovanna was just an ordinary hoodlum, but now he dreams of being something bigger… He dreams of being a true mafioso. Giorno is ready to join one of the most dangerous gangs in town, and the first step is learning everything he can about their operations. The second step is gathering the friends and allies he’ll need in order to take control of the gang for himself.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Volume 3
Story and Art by Hajime Komoto

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

Lang’s vicious hunt for coins is in full swing. To stop them from monopolizing the chance to earn a Divine Visionary position, Mash teams up with his Adler compatriots. Afterwards, the Sixth and Seventh Fangs of the Magia Lupus swoop in to attack Mash while he’s cleaning the owl huts. But when his friends become the next victims of the Magia Lupus’s callous dog-eat-dog philosophy, an enraged Mash is ready to face them head-on.

Undead Unluck Volume 4
Story and Art by Yoshifumi Tozuka

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

In the search to recruit an 11th Negator, Andy and the others find themselves locked in battle with Rip, the Unrepair Negator. Tatiana stands up to Unrepair by finally unleashing her true power. Once all 11 Negators are assembled, a fresh set of quests opens before them and a new trouble arises.

Dr. Stone Volume 19
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

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

Hoping to capture Dr. Xeno, the Kingdom Science is hard at work formulating strategies. Meanwhile, the enemy is working on a secret weapon of their own. The impending science battle will be a heart-pounding fight for supremacy on land, sea, and air.

Black Clover Volume 27
Story and Art by Yūki Tabata

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

Asta will need to get much more powerful if he ever hopes to defeat the demonic leaders of the Spade Kingdom. Things look bleak, but then a mysterious mage named Nacht suddenly appears. Does Asta have what it takes to learn how to control his devil powers and rescue Captain Yami?

Shojo Beat

Takane & Hana Volume 18 (Limited Edition) [FINAL VOLUME]
Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

On Sale Date: November 2, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$15.99

Despite many unexpected obstacles, Takane and Hana register their marriage license and are officially married. But when is their actual wedding day going to be? And what’s in store for this spirited couple once they move into their own place together? Their unique “happily ever after” is just around the corner.

Takane & Hana Volume 18 [FINAL VOLUME]
Story and Art by Yuki Shiwasu

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

Despite many unexpected obstacles, Takane and Hana register their marriage license and are officially married. But when is their actual wedding day going to be? And what’s in store for this spirited couple once they move into their own place together? Their unique “happily ever after” is just around the corner.

The King’s Beast Volume 4
Story and Art by Rei Toma

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

Someone in the imperial palace is trying to kill Prince Tenyou, and Rangetsu has reason to believe it might be the icy third Prince, Kougai. When things turn violent on the jiju field, Rangetsu decides to confront Prince Kougai directly-and ends up as the prize in a wager between royal brothers.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 11
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

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

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Inui has told his parents that his future ambition is to make movies. Now he plans to confess his love to Akari, but she is being pressured by Ryosuke to get back together. How will Akari respond?

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 16
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduk

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

The orimmallys project is finally coming to fruition. But when the annual northern flu hits Lilias, the whole medical team suddenly finds themselves busy with field medic work. The experience proves a valuable one for Shirayuki and
Ryu’s training.

VIZ Media

Sanrio Pompoms
By Sachiko Susa

On Sale Date: November 9, 2021
Price: USA$17.99

Learn how to make adorable pompoms of your favorite Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, Kurimi, Gudetama and more. Sanrio Pompoms includes color photos of all 35 pompom projects as well as helpful illustrated directions, materials lists and tips.

Pokemon Journeys: The Series Volume 1
Story and Art by Machito Gomi

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

Ash is back and more determined than ever to be the ultimate Pokemon Master. Now he’s teamed up with a new friend, Goh, who wants to collect every Pokemon from every region.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 15
Story and Art by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: November 9, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$19.99

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. The brothers’ final battle begins, starting with a confrontation with the homunculus Pride, who is controlling Alphonse from within.

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 5
Story and Art by Hideki Goto

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

Hit, Maika and Kou are back in the high-spirited fifth volume of stories from the world of Splatoon.

VIZ Signature

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Volume 4
Story by Haro Aso, Art by Kotaro Takata

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

Having overcome his abusive former boss, Akira’s back on the road to his parents’ home in Gunma. The journey is full of zombies and side trips, but some sushi, hot springs, tree houses and a surprising new traveling companion keep the good times rolling.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 11
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

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

The palace has transformed into a bloody battleground, forcing the new Yamada Asaemon arrivals into an uneasy alliance with those seeking to escape the island. In the midst of the tumult, a giant monster enters the fray, one so large that the combatants become trapped within the confines of its body. If they don’t escape by morning, they will be transformed into flowers and used to fuel the destruction of everything they know.

Urusei Yatsura Volume 12
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Mendo has been called upon to save a fair maiden—by going on a date with her. But the peril Asuka faces is her own boyphobia, so Mendo just keeps making things worse. Later, Lum tries to encourage a Tomobiki High student to stand up for herself against some bullies and ends up facing off in the ring against the head of another high school’s delinquents. Good thing Lum has hidden strength to draw upon.

BEASTARS Volume 15
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

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

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Every rabbit parent wants their daughter to date a wolf, right? Meanwhile, Beastar horse Yahya hires gray wolf Legoshi to help him apprehend a mixed-species felon, but Legoshi is a sucker for a sob story. At college, red deer Louis’s status has fallen from the most popular student at school to the different one with the dark past. The temptation to reclaim his status as leader of the Shishi-gumi lion gang is strong… especially when he meets the beast who replaced him. Plus, more of the tragic life of Legoshi’s mother.

Children of the Whales Volume 18
Story and Art by Abi Umeda

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

The Mud Whale has been overrun with tárichos, a virulent parasitic growth that turns everyone it touches into a mindless husk controlled by the Nous Geráki. The only way to stop the spread of the tárichos is to destroy the Nous, but that won’t be an easy task—or one without sacrifice.

Shonen Sunday

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Volume 1
Story by Kanehito Yamada, Art by Tsukasa Abe

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

Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer.

Mao Volume 2
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Nanoka, Mao and his helper Otoya investigate the strange cult of Priestess Shoko in hopes of bringing her to justice, but cursed dolls and scrolls of eternal life may be more than they bargained for. Will the priestess’s doomsday prophecy come true? Back in the present, Nanoka and friend-zoned Shiraha do some historical research and uncover a cataclysmic event yet to occur in Mao’s timeline. Then Mao’s curiosity gets him on the wrong side of a group of bloodsuckers and in need of a rescue by Nanoka—again.

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 8
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

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

Nasa and Tsukasa are on an overnight trip to a hot springs resort. There’s so much for them to do, from touring traditional sites to sampling the local delicacies to—nah, let’s face it, Nasa is most excited (and terrified) by that private bath in their room. Time for an inopportune appearance by Tokiko, Tsukasa’s mysterious and heretofore unseen guardian. Can things still get hot and steamy between our favorite couple? And whether or not they do, will the artist find an excuse to put some supporting characters in swimsuits? Do you even need to ask?

Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle Anime Film to Premiere on Netflix on October 8, 2021

The Pokemon franchise’s official YouTube channel began streaming an English-dubbed trailer for Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, the 23rd anime film in the Pokemon franchise, and it reveals that the film will begin streaming on Netflix on October 8, 2021.

The film’s story is set in Okoya Forest, a Pokemon paradise protected by strict rules that forbid outsiders from setting foot inside. The film centers on Koko, a boy who was raised by Pokemon and also considers himself as one, treating the Mythical Pokemon Zarude as his father. Ash and Pikachu encounter Koko during an adventure. The film focuses on the theme of a “human raised by Pokemon,” instead of the previous films’ focus of the “bond between a human trainer and their Pokémon.”

Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle opened in Japanese theaters in December 2020.

Source: ANN

Pokemon Live-Action Series Is in Early Development at Netflix

Entertainment news source Variety has reported that the Pokemon franchise is getting a live-action series that is in early development at Netflix. According to Variety’s sources, it will be a live-action series with Joe Henderson serving as writer and executive producer.

Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series, the 24th season of the Pokemon franchise’s anime, will premiere exclusively on Netflix on September 10, 2021. The first 12 episodes will debut on that day, and subsequent quarterly releases will follow.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces New Licenses to Be Released Between Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

VIZ Media has announced new licenses that will launch between Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

Title: Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai manga
Creators: Riku Sanjō (story), Kōji Inada (art)
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: With the help of his friends, Dai will set out on a grand adventure to become the hero he was meant to be in the first arc of the legendary adventure series set in the world of Dragon Quest.

Title: Alice in Borderland manga
Creator: Haro Aso
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Ryohei’s sick of the world, but his new world has a sick joke in store for him: it’s a game, and the only way to survive is to play.

Title: Sakamoto Days manga
Creator: Yūto Suzuki
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Things are about to get super INconvenient for convenience store owner Taro Sakamoto when his past as a legendary assassin catches up to him.

Title: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba–Stories of Water and Flame manga
Creator: Ryōji Hirano
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: The Flame Hashira and the Water Hashira star in two back-to-back tales set in the world of Demon Slayer.

Title: Ima Koi: Now I’m In Love manga
Creator: Ayuko Hatta
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: After years of missing out on love and dating for fear of rejection, Satomi decisively blurts out her feelings, but now the hard part comes: dating.

Title: Came the Mirror & Other Tales manga
Creator: Rumiko Takahashi
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Rumiko Takahashi, beloved creator of Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2, and Urusei Yatsura, is back with an eclectic collection of short stories–Came the Mirror & Other Tales. Plus, a rare, autobiographical tale about the mangaka’s lifelong love for manga.

Title: Deadpool Samurai manga
Creators: Sanshirō Kasama (writer), Hikaru Uesugi (artist)
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Deadpool moves to Tokyo and encounters just about every kind of shonen trope you can think of. Chaos and humor collide in Deadpool: Samurai, out Spring 2022.

Title: Pokemon Adventures: X•Y manga
Creators: Hidenori Kusaka, Satoshi Yamamoto
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Awesome Pokemon Adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokemon X and Y video games. The reclusive child prodigy Pokemon Trainer, X, is stirred out of hiding after a surprise attack.

Title: Orochi: The Perfect Edition manga
Creator: Kazuo Umezz
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: The classic manga from horror master Kazuo Umezz gets a whole new format. The deluxe hardcover series Orochi: The Perfect Edition, featuring nine of his classic interconnected short stories, is out Spring 2022.

Title: Bone Collection manga
Creator: Jun Kirararazaka
Release: Fall 2021 (digital)
Summary: Grow a backbone and tap into your inner exorcist powers with both volumes of Bone Collection.

Title: Me & Roboco manga
Creator: Shūhei Miyazaki
Release: Fall 2021 (digital)
Summary: In a world where most families own a cute maid robot, average elementary kid Bondo hopes for one of his own. But the wacky robot who shows up is anything but average.

Title: Hard-Boiled Cop and Dolphin manga
Creator: Ryūhei Tamura
Release: Fall 2021 (digital)
Summary: Ryūhei Tamura brings you the fishiest cop manga to ever hit Shonen Jump. A missing cult, a mysterious little girl, and his new partner–a dolphin.

Title: Mitama Security: Spirit Busters manga
Creator: Tsurun Hatamune
Release: Fall 2021 (digital)
Summary: Rena’s haunted by spirits, but when a strange guy comes to bust them, he may be more of a hindrance than a help.

Title: Magu-chan: God of Destruction manga
Creator: Kei Kamiki
Release: Fall 2021 (digital)
Summary: The reign of Mag, the God of Destruction, ends and he washes up on shore in a cute new form.

Title: Star Wars: Tribute to Star Wars book
Creators: Various
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Explore the galaxy through the beautiful artwork of 45 outstanding Japanese manga artists and illustrators, including Akira Himekawa, Taiyo Matsumoto, and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

Title: JoJo 6251: The World of Hirohiko Araki
Creator: Hirohiko Araki
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: The electrifying world of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is unveiled in this print-bound art compendium that’s a must for any fan of Araki-Sensei.

Title: Art of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Creators: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Based on the masterpiece film from Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata, this is the untold story of Princess Kaguya. Includes scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue from the film.

Title: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Picture Book
Creators: Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: The art and words of Isao Takahata’s gorgeous adaptation of the classic tale come to life. This book captures the breathtaking art of the Studio Ghibli film from conception to production.

Title: Demon Slayer: The Official Coloring Book
Creator: Art from Koyoharu Gotouge
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Now THIS is a coloring book. Add color to over 70 illustrations featuring your favorite characters from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, with art by manga artist Koyoharu Gotouge.

Title: Uzumaki Coloring Book
Creator: Selected art from Junji Ito
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: The bizarre masterpiece of horror manga from Junji Ito, has been transformed into the Uzumaki Coloring Book.

Title: Onigiri cookbook
Creator: Ai Watanabe, Samuel Trifot, Akiko Ida
Release: Spring 2022
Summary: Japanese rice balls are about to get really fun. A variety of recipes for these convenient little snacks, curated by popular Parisian onigiri restaurant Gili-Gili, are packed into this cookbook.

Source: ANN

Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series to Premiere on Netflix on September 10, 2021

Crunchyroll is reporting that the official Pokemon Twitter account shared the news that the first 12 episodes of Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series are scheduled to premiere on Netflix on September 10, 2021. More episodes will follow roughly every three months for the rest of the anime’s 24th season.

Pokemon Master Journeys: The Series is described as:

You’ll see our heroes continue their Pokemon research for Cerise Laboratory, and Ash, of course, remains dedicated to his dream of becoming a Pokemon Master as he climbs higher in the World Coronation Series rankings. Meanwhile, Goh works to complete his Pokedex and his ultimate goal of catching Mew, and Chloe takes her first steps as a Pokemon Trainer when she meets a mysterious Eevee.

Source: Crunchyroll