Crunchyroll Announces SimulDubs for the Spring 2022 Anime Season

Spy x Familly – The English dub will begin streaming on April 16, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. PDT. The French and German dubs will also premiere on April 16, 2022. The Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese will premiere on April 23, 2022. There is also supposed to be a Russian dub.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Season 3 – The English dub has already premiered.

Estab Life: Great Escape – There will be an English dub, but no further information is currently available.

Aharen-san wa Hakarenai – There will be English and Latin American Spanish dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It r=1-sinθ – There will be English, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club Season 2 – There will be an English dub, but no further information is currently available.

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs – There will be English, German, and French dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Tomodachi Game – There will be English, French, and Russian dubs, but no further information is currently available.

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2 – There will be English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German and Russian dubs, but no further information is currently available.

The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody – There will be English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French and German dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Skeleton Knight in Another World – There will be English and German dubs, but no further information is currently available.

The Dawn of the Witch – There will be English, Brazilian Portuguese, German and French dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Heroines Run the Show – There will be an English dub, but no further information is currently available.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War -Ultra Romantic- – There will be English, Latin American Spanish, German, French and Brazilian Portuguese dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Date A Live IV – There will be English, Latin American Spanish and French dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Love After World Domination – There will be English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and French dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie – There will be English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German and Russian dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Aoashi – There will be English and Brazilian Portuguese dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3 – There will be English, Latin American Spanish and Russian dubs, but no further information is currently available.

AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline – There will be an English dub, but no further information is currently available.

A Couple of Cuckoos – There will be English, German, French, Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Shin Ikki Tousen – There will be English, German and Russian dubs, but no further information is currently available.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride OAD #2 – There will be English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German and Russian dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Requiem of the Rose King – There will be English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and French dubs, but no further information is currently available.

Dance Dance Danseur – There will be Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese dubs, but no further information is available.

Source: Crunchyroll

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Anime for the Spring 2022 Anime Season

FUNimation Entertainment will be streaming a handful of anime series during the Spring 2022 anime season in order to add new episodes to existing series:

  • BUILD-DIVIDE -#​FFFFFF- CODE WHITE
  • Date A Live IV
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic-
  • Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
  • One Piece
  • Requiem of the Rose King

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Crunchyroll Announces Simulcasts for the Spring 2022 Anime Season

Crunchyroll has announced its anime simulcast lineup for the Spring 2022 season.

Spy x Family
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Kaguya-sama: Love is War -Ultra Romantic-
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

The Rising of the Shield Hero Season 2
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Estab Life: Great Escape
Airtime: March 23, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Shenmue the Animation
Airtime: Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Love After World Domination
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

A Couple of Cuckoos
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

AOASHI
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

BUILD DIVIDE -#FFFFFF- CODE WHITE
Airtime: TBA
Available in: United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and LATAM

Dance Dance Danseur
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Date A Live IV
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, CIS, and India

Don’t Hurt Me, My Healer!
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Fanfare of Adolescence
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

In the Heart of Kunoichi Tsubaki
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Collision
Airtime: Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Nordics, and LATAM

Love All Play
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Latin America (South and Central America including Mexico), Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Europe, MENA, and India

MAHJONG SOUL PON☆
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Requiem of the Rose King
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It R=1-SIN0
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Skeleton Knight in Another World
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Sony Music AnimeSongs Online 2022
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

The Dawn of the Witch
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Tomodachi Game
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough For Mobs
Airtime: TBA
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Airtime: Sundays at 2:00 a.m. PDT
Available to: Crunchyroll members worldwide excluding Japan, and Premium members in French-speaking territories

Case Closed
Airtime: Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. PDT
Available in: United States and United States territories, Canada, the United Kingdom and United Kingdom territories, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand

Cue!
Airtime: Fridays at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Delicious Party Pretty Cure
Airtime: Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Latin America including the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

Digimon Ghost Game
Airtime: Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai
Airtime: Fridays at 6:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

One Piece
Airtime: Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. PDT
Available in: North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, American Samoa, Guam, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, US Minor Outlying Islands, Europe, Russia, Middle East, and Africa

Salaryman’s Club
Airtime: Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Available in: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS

Source: Crunchyroll

English Cast Announced for the Requiem of the Rose King Anime

The English cast has been announced for the Requiem of the Rose King anime:

  • Ciarán Strange is Richard
  • Landon McDonald is Henry
  • J. Michael Tatum is Duke of York
  • E. Jason Liebrecht is Edward
  • Aaron Campbell is George
  • Brent Mukai is Warwick
  • Ian Sinclair is Catesby
  • Emi Lo is Anne
  • Morgan Laure is Cecily
  • Kayleigh McKee is Joan

Shawn Gann is directing the dub.

FUNimation Entertainment will begin streaming the English dub of Requiem of the Rose King on January 30, 2022.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation Entertainment to Simulcast the Requiem of the Rose King Anime During the Winter 2022 Season

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will be simulcasting the Requiem of the Rose King anime during the Winter 2022 anime season. The simulcast begins on January 9, 2022, and it will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Australia, and New Zealand.

Requiem of the Rose King is based on a manga by Aya Kanno. The story is loosely inspired by an early draft of The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, and it tells a darker tale of a boy torn between the battle for the English throne and the battle within.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Requiem of the Rose King Anime Delayed to January 2022

The official website for the Requiem of the Rose King anime has announced that the anime has been delayed to January 2022 due to “circumstances” surrounding the production. The anime was previously scheduled to premiere in Fall 2021.

Kentarō Suzuki is directing the anime at J.C. Staff, and Hiroki Uchida is supervising and writing the series scripts. Tsutomu Hashizume is designing the characters.

The story of Requiem of the Rose King is described as:

Richard’s father, the patriarch of the House of York, is poised to become king of medieval England during the bloody Wars of the Roses. But just as success is imminent, he is abruptly cut down. Plunged into despair, Richard acts out in revenge and must face a powerful and beautiful new enemy.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces October 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

Burn the Witch Volume 1
Story and Art by Tite Kubo

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$19.99

Behind the world you think you know lies a land of magic and fairy tales—but Reverse London isn’t the pretty picture that’s painted in children’s books. Fairy tales have teeth, and the dedicated agents of Wing Bind are the only thing standing between you and the real story.

Demon Slayer Complete Box Set
Story and Art by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$199.99

The complete saga of Demon Slayer, all in one epic box set. This box set contains all 23 volumes of the global hit Demon Slayer as well as an exclusive booklet and a double-sided poster.

My Hero Academia: School Briefs Volume 5
Original Story by Kohei Horikoshi, Written by Anri Yoshi

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Price: USA$10.99

It’s time for class 1-A to start getting ready for the end-of-the-year holidays. As excited as everyone is for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and the New Year itself, preparing means undertaking a big winter cleaning. The unsuspecting students get a big surprise when their cleaning leads to a crazy discovery. There’s only one way to find out where the mysterious entrance they uncover leads to—and that means rustling up some Plus Ultra spirit and venturing inside.

Blue Exorcist Volume 26
Story and Art by Kazue Kato

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Now back in the present, and with the terrible, tragic knowledge of the truth of his and his brother’s birth, Rin confronts Yuki aboard the stricken Illuminati airship, Dominus Liminis. As the brothers face off, Satan does his best to drive them both further into his grip. Rin wants to bring Yuki back into the fold of the Knights of the True Cross, but Yuki is firm in his desire to force Rin to kill him. With the airship going down in flames, the battle for Yuki’s soul begins.

Spy x Family Volume 6
Story and Art by Tatsuya Endo

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nightfall and Twilight enter an underground tennis tournament, looking for clues to the whereabouts of a secret intelligence document that could very well bring the world to the brink of war. But will their mission be compromised by Nightfall’s secret crush on her mentor Twilight?

Moriarty the Patriot Volume 5
Storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi, Art by Hikaru Miyoshi, Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

William James Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes meet again on a train back to London, and a dead body is discovered in a locked passenger cabin with John Watson named the prime suspect. Sherlock challenges William to a contest to be the first to solve the murder and clear John’s name. Back in London, a state secret which only the royal family is privy to has been stolen and MI6 is tasked with retrieving it, lest the whole empire fall into ruin. Meanwhile, Sherlock is visited by the king of Bohemia, who asks him to cover up a recent scandal.

One-Punch Man Volume 23
Story by ONE, Art by Yusuke Murata

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Narinki’s private force is now free from Super S’s control. Bushi Drill, Okama Itachi and Iaian plot their escape, but threat level Demon monster Malong Hair appears before they can flee, and a fierce fight breaks out. Elsewhere, their master Atomic Samurai encounters a creepy opponent.

Chainsaw Man Volume 7
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Denji’s career as a devil hunter is really taking off. And after he appears on TV, the whole world knows about the mysterious Chainsaw Man. But that’s not all good news, considering assassins are now on their way to Japan to claim his heart. Can Denji’s team keep him safe from the world’s most dangerous killers?

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 12
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The incident in Shibuya becomes dire when Toji Zen’in reappears. Meanwhile, Mei Mei confronts the traitorous Geto on a subway platform, and Nanami’s furious over the casualties suffered by the assistant managers. Then more grade 1 sorcerers enter the fray as Itadori fights the eldest Cursed Womb: Death Painting brother, Choso.

Seraph of the End Volume 22
Story by Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto, Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

The battle for the fate of the world continues as the vampires, human armies and human sects converge and fight it out in Shibuya. Distraught at the loss of Mika, Yuichiro struggles to maintain control over his emotions, putting him at risk of becoming a demon forever. Suddenly, Krul Tepes steps in and offers Yuichiro a glimmer of hope by revealing a way for Mika to be saved. Meanwhile, Guren rampages on as he attempts to right the wrongs of his past, and Ferid pays a visit to the man who turned him, Rígr Stafford.

We Never Learn Volume 18
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Rizu and Nariyuki are now university students. Though some time has passed since graduation, not much has changed in their relationship. But things are about to get interesting with a little help from their friend Sawako and a mischievous ghost.

Shojo Beat

My Love Mix-Up! Volume 1
Story by Wataru Hinekure, Art by Aruko

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Aoki has a crush on Hashimoto, the girl in the seat next to him in class. But he despairs when he borrows her eraser and sees she’s written the name of another boy—Ida—on it. To make matters more confusing, Ida sees Aoki holding that very eraser and thinks Aoki has a crush on him.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 32
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: October 5, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The martial arts tournament to show off the Four Dragons begins, and Gija and Jaeha face off against Ju-do and Geuntae. Meanwhile, Hak is separated from Yona and the Four Dragons, but he has plans to bridge the gap between himself and Yona.

VIZ Media

The Creative Gene
By Hideo Kojima

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Price: USA$22.99

Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture.

Marvel Meow
By Nao Fuji

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Price: USA$14.99

Join Captain Marvel’s pet, Chewie, as she wreaks havoc in the lives of Marvel’s most popular characters.

Gain a new perspective on beloved favorites such as Spider-Man and Iron Man, formidable villains including Thanos and
Galactus, and antiheroes like Deadpool, as they all become the playthings of this capricious “cat” creature.

Originally shared on Marvel’s official Instagram, these comic strips have been collected with all-new content into a gift book that will delight Marvel and cat enthusiasts alike.

The Art of gen:Lock
By Daniel Wallace

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Price: USA$30.00

A stunning hardcover companion to the latest animated show from Rooster Teeth, the creators of RWBY. Go behind the scenes with exclusive commentary from the writers, animators, creators, artists, and voice actors of gen:LOCK. Featuring full-color artwork from the show and sketches and notes about the development of the series that you won’t find anywhere else.

Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning
Original Concept by Hiromu Arakawa, Story by Makoto Inoue

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Price: USA$10.99

Winry, childhood friend of the Elric brothers, is ecstatic to advance her training as an automail mechanic in Rush Valley. Her passion and skills are tested when she crosses paths with a boy who lost a leg and can’t get back on his feet. Meanwhile, Edward and Alphonse Elric just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, and this time they’re deliberately provoking the threatening Scar.

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 10 [FINAL VOLUME]
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Mato and Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$17.99

The conclusion of the original Pokemon Adventures.

Professor Birch sends Ruby and Sapphire to help Emerald find the Wish Pokemon Jirachi. But first there are fierce Pokemon battles to fight in the Battle Dome Tournament.

Then, Professor Oak sends Gold and Silver to help rescue Red, Yellow, Blue and Green—who have all been turned to stone. Along the way, Gold and Silver must battle a fearsome creature that Archie, the former leader of Team Aqua, wished into existence using the powers of the Wish Pokemon Jirachi that Ruby and Sapphire found.

Collects the original Pokemon Adventures 28 & 29.

How Do We Relationship? Volume 4
Story and Art by Tamifull

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

It’s getting harder for Miwa and Saeko to ignore the tensions in their relationship as even their sex life starts to suffer. Saeko begins to feel like Miwa doesn’t really see her while Miwa finds herself dwelling more and more on the past. They don’t want to give up on each other, but what do you do when a relationship starts to sour?

Requiem of the Rose King Volume 14
Story and Art by Aya Kanno

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Reigning as king at last, Richard slips out of the banquet to celebrate in Buckingham’s loving arms. Meanwhile, due to the behind-the-scenes machinations of Richmond, a Lancaster with his sights set on the throne, Richard’s happiness starts to lose its color. Then, questions arise about the true parentage of Richard’s son Edward, shaking the foundations of his rule. Faced with these challenges, Richard and Buckingham undergo a test of their love.

VIZ Signature

No. 5 Volume 2
Story and Art by Taiyo Matsumoto

On Sale Date: October 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$22.99

The members of the Rainbow Council were created to be superior to normal human beings and to keep the peace. But with no wars to fight, what purpose do they serve other than public relations? The strange psychic twins called No. 4 use their power to try to convince No. 5 to reverse his course as he tries to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Meanwhile, No. 1, the leader of the Council, thinks back to a bloody incident 15 years ago that bears on the present day.

Asadora! Volume 4
Story and Art by Naoki Urasawa

On Sale Date: October 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$14.99

Asa reluctantly agrees to accompany Yone to an audition at an entertainment agency. However, before they can leave, Mr. Jissoji shows up with news—the mysterious creature has been spotted. With Kasuga nowhere to be found, Asa prepares to take flight to identify the creature. But before she can, Nakaido runs in claiming to have found its weakness, earning himself a seat in Asa’s plane as they take to the skies.

No Guns Life Volume 11
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: October 19, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Wurzel, the Berühren board of directors, has decided to free Suiso Arahabaki at the urging of one of its members, Chief Operating Officer Honest. But this move may be part of a broader power play. The megacorporation’s sinister influence reaches every level of the city, from the halls of justice to the back streets, where Juzo continues to search for a way to free himself from Berühren’s grasp. Destroying Suiso might just be the way to do so, but Suiso himself is unlike any opponent Juzo has faced before…

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 15
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

It’s election season at Itan High, and one of Komi’s classmates is running for school president. But according to school rules, Kiyoko Isagi needs to select a campaign representative, and this chilly perfectionist doesn’t have anyone she feels comfortable asking. Luckily, Komi and friends have some good ideas for solving her problem.

Case Closed Volume 80
Story and Art by Gosho Aoyama

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Chasing a stray cat, the Junior Detective League stumbles upon a chilling crime. Before they know it, they’re trapped in a refrigerated truck with a corpse, and Conan has to figure out how to escape before they become kid-sicles.

Then a cooking show heats up when one of the judges is found dead in the secret ingredient, proving that revenge isn’t always a dish best served cold. And Conan suspects a suicide case is really murder… but the chief suspect is Officer Yumi’s ex-boyfriend!

Call of the Night Volume 4
Story and Art by Kotoyama

On Sale Date: October 12, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nazuna can’t let her guard down for a second now that a flock of hot vampire chicks are interested in Ko’s hot blood. And when she takes a shift at a maid café where the customer is always right, it turns out the vampire is always wrong. Meanwhile, Akira meets the girl Ko rejected before meeting Nazuna, and Ko meets a private detective searching for someone he knows. Then, a late-night visit to Ko’s school to ghostbust spooky legends leads to a new perspective on giving up your humanity.

VIZ Media Announces June 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

Seraph of the End Volume 21
Story by Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto, Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Guren catches up to Yuichiro’s captors, but does nothing to save Yuichiro from the Hyakuya Sect’s clutches. Suddenly, Mahiru appears and attacks Mika. Meanwhile, Noya, the other demon inside Guren, stands and watches the situation unfold. Despite Guren’s apparent betrayal, Yuichiro still has trust in him, but will Yuichiro decide to run away and escape with Mika once and for all?

We Never Learn Volume 16
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Although the main college entrance exam is finally done, the beleaguered Nariyuki Yuiga must now focus on the secondary exams. But sometimes even students as driven as Nariyuki and his fellow classmates need a break from the constant grind of studying. Besides, it’s Valentine’s Day, and the girls are determined to make Nariyuki some chocolates he will never forget… in more ways than one.

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 10
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

In order to regain use of his crippled body, Kokichi Muta, otherwise known as Mechamaru, has been acting as an informant for the cursed spirits. He’s prepared for the betrayal when he’s thrust into a battle to the death against Mahito, but is knowing his enemy enough against a cursed spirit whose powers keep growing exponentially?

One Piece (Omnibus Edition) Volume 31
Story and Art by Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$14.99

ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF WANO

Luffy’s just landed in Wano and he’s already lost his crew. An isolated country of samurai with mysterious customs, Wano’s ruled over by Kaido, captain of the Beast Pirates, known as the strongest creature in the world. Naturally, Luffy picks a fight with him—but without his Straw Hat Crew to back him up, will the rubber wonder make it out alive?

Twin Star Exorcists Volume 22
Story and Art by Yoshiaki Sukeno

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

When Kamui tries to make Benio the spoils who go to the victor, Rokuro drops some wisdom on him. Meanwhile, Tenma and Shimon must get along long enough to battle the deranged Gabura.

Spy x Family Volume 5
Story and Art by Tatsuya Endo

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Anya Forger has been trying her best to befriend Damian Desmond, the son of the powerful Ostanian political leader Donovan Desmond. But her attempts have been constantly rebuffed. Despite the setbacks, Anya is determined to gain access to the Desmonds’ inner circle and devises a new plan—acing her midterm exams. Can the academically challenged Anya pull off this feat for the sake of world peace?

Dragon Ball Super Volume 13
Story by Akira Toriyama, Art by Toyotarou

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Moro’s goons have arrived on Earth, but the planet’s protectors aren’t about to go down without a fight. However, when Moro himself finally appears and pits a powered-up Saganbo against Gohan and friends, the good guys struggle to keep up. With a planet in peril, will Goku and Vegeta make it back in time?

One-Punch Man Volume 22
Story by ONE, Art by Yusuke Murata

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Child Emperor uses his trump card, the robotic Brave Giant, to fight against the reincarnated Phoenix Man. However, his enemy easily counters this last-ditch attempt, brushing it off as a mere toy. When Phoenix Man then evolves into an even stronger monster, Child Emperor’s conviction is shaken. Does this spell the end for the clever child hero?

My Hero Academia Volume 28
Story and Art by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The all-out war against the Paranormal Liberation Front continues at the hospital and the mountain villa. Mirko desperately battles High-Ends in order to reach Tomura’s stasis tank, knowing exactly how much is at stake if she fails. At the PLF hideout, Dabi is determined to roast Hawks, but Tokoyami isn’t about to let his mentor fall. Meanwhile, while helping to evacuate the city, Midoriya senses an ominous presence that’s awoken in the hospital…

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 22
Story and Art by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

After centuries of preparation and training, the Demon Slayer Corps has come face-to-face with their greatest enemy, Muzan Kibutsuji. It is a desperate battle, and several Demon Slayers have already been killed. Tanjiro himself has engaged Muzan. Despite giving it everything he has, Tanjiro gets taken out of the fight. But although he is severely injured and near death, he sees a vision of his ancestor that may hold the key to finally destroying Muzan.

Shojo Beat

Yakuza Lover Volume 1
Story and Art by Nozomi Mino

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$9.99

When drug dealers attack feisty college student Yuri at a party, she’s saved by Toshiomi Oya, the young boss of a yakuza syndicate. Despite her obvious attraction to him, she convinces herself that she’s not in the market for a bad-boy type. But when they meet again, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him—kicking off a steamy and dangerous love affair that threatens to consume her, body and soul.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 30
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

While the Kingdom of Kohka and Sen Province armies battle, Hak goes all-out on the front lines and ends up fighting North Kai leader Ying Kuelbo one-on-one. Meanwhile, in a palace in Sen Province, will Yona be able to overcome Priest Gobi’s treachery?

Vampire Knight: Memories Volume 6
Story and Art by Matsuri Hino

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021
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…

Kaname wished for peaceful coexistence between vampires and humans, but the path forged by Yuki and Zero has been cut off by the dark, malicious intentions of others. Can they withstand a world shaken by hatred and despair?

VIZ Originals

World Piece Volume 1
Story by Josh Tierney, Art by Agroshka

On Sale Date: June 8, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$16.99

When not playing basketball on his high school team, Lucas Densen enjoys visiting his mother’s archaeological excavations. During one visit, Lucas accidentally triggers an ancient alien artifact that transforms Earth into a small glowing orb no larger than a basketball. Transported to a mysterious realm with nothing but what’s on his back and the Earth in his hands, Lucas encounters a friendly alien, Lully. What does she know about this world-shrinking artifact, and is she the key to restoring Earth?

VIZ Media

Kirby Manga Mania Volume 1
Story and Art by Hirokazu Hikawa

On Sale Date: June 8, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

Jump into Dream Land with Kirby and gobble up some fun. Everyone’s favorite pink puff teams up with his friends to keep arch-frenemy King Dedede in line. Fans of all ages can enjoy this collection of classic Kirby comics—just take a deep breath and hop on in.

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 8
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: June 8, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$17.99

The finale of the Ruby & Sapphire arc crescendos with a battle between Legendary Pokemon Kyogre and Groudon. And, in the new FireRed & LeafGreen arc, Green’s long-lost parents have been sucked into a vortex created by a mysterious Pokemon. Red and Blue want to help, but first they must improve their battle skills.

Collects the original Pokemon Adventures Volumes 22, 23, and 24.

How Do We Relationship? Volume 3
Story and Art by Tamifull

On Sale Date: June 8, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Miwa and Saeko are loving the couple life, but a miscommunication in the bedroom proves to be more of a threat to the easy rhythm of their relationship than either thought possible. After all, the past is hard to leave behind, especially when Miwa is invited to a reunion with some of her high school friends, including the first love she never really got over.

Requiem of the Rose King Volume 14
Story and Art by Aya Kanno

On Sale Date: June 8, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Reigning as king at last, Richard slips out of the banquet to celebrate in Buckingham’s loving arms. Meanwhile, due to the behind-the-scenes machinations of Richmond, a Lancaster with his sights set on the throne, his happiness starts to lose its color. Questions arise about the true parentage of Richard’s son Edward, shaking the foundations of his rule. Richard and Buckingham are faced with a test of their love.

VIZ Signature

Fist of the North Star Volume 1
Story by Buronson, Art by Tetsuo Hara

On Sale Date: June 15, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

In a postapocalyptic world, humanity has risen from the ashes of nuclear war, but only to a nightmare of endless suffering. It is a time of chaos. Gangs of savage marauders and warlords rule the broken ruins of civilization, terrorizing and enslaving the survivors. Life has become a brutal struggle for existence and death the only release.

RWBY: The Official Manga Volume 3
Story and Art by Bunta Kinami, Based on the Rooster Teeth series created by Monty Oum

On Sale Date: June 15, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$12.99

Roman Torchwick’s plans have been laid bare, and now it’s up to Team RWBY to save the day. This is everything they’ve been training for at Beacon Academy. Ruby is ready to protect the people of Remnant from Torchwick’s machinations, and Weiss, Blake and Yang are right by her side. The final volume of RWBY: The Official Manga is here, and Torchwick doesn’t stand a chance.

Blue Flag Volume 8
Story and Art by KAITO

On Sale Date: June 15, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Toma and Futaba have their first sit-down talk after the big fight at school. Meanwhile, Taichi struggles with the problems that have been dumped in his lap by his friends’ choices, and he ends up distancing himself from Toma. Then, one day, Toma stops coming to school. Left in the lurch, what can Futaba and Taichi do? Everyone chooses their futures, and time marches on. Don’t miss the heartfelt conclusion of Blue Flag.

Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition Volume 4
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: June 15, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$24.99

Yusaku Godai has set his heart on Kyoko Otonashi, but he still goes on dates with Kozue Nanao frequently. Kozue senses that Godai is growing emotionally distant, so she asks Kyoko’s tennis coach Shun Mitaka for advice. Yet once Mitaka gets involved, misunderstandings abound on all sides.

Golden Kamuy Volume 22
Story and Art by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: June 15, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

Asirpa’s adventure in Karafuto changed her feelings about not only her father, but also the Ainu struggle for independence. Sugimoto has also come to realize something about his own feelings about Asirpa as well. If they’re really going to be equal partners, they’ll need to come to a new understanding. Once again on the run from Lieutenant Tsurumi, they head for Hokkaido. But the rogue officer isn’t about to give up. The pursuit once again leads into forbidding, frozen territory.

Ôoku: The Inner Chambers Volume 18
Story and Art by Fumi Yoshinaga

On Sale Date: June 15, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

Prince Kazu had expected to hate her life in Edo, but her marriage to the shogun Iemochi unexpectedly became a source of true comfort in her life. But now tragedy has destroyed her fragile happiness, and Prince Kazu must struggle alone to find some solace in the shattered remnants of that brief joy.

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 13
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: June 8, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Komi’s family is hosting a guest, and the standoffish Rei is really putting Komi’s friendship skills to the test. But Komi sees a little of her old loneliness in the child and won’t give up on making a connection, even if she has to chase Rei all over town to do it.

Call of the Night Volume 2
Story and Art by Kotoyama

On Sale Date: June 8, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

What’s the difference between desire and love? Does Nazuna know any better than Ko? What about Ko’s childhood friend Akira? Unable to answer these romantic questions, Ko and Nazuna go swimming. Turns out bathing beauties at pools are just as hot at night as in the blazing sunshine at the beach. Then, Ko gets jealous when he learns about Nazuna’s night job. But after she drafts him into temping for her, the two of them join forces to save a client from her boss—and herself.

VIZ Media Announces November 2020 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 7
by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Josuke’s bizarre adventure reaches new heights. Who is this person who claims to be an alien? Did Rohan really witness a grisly murder in a tunnel on the highway? Has Yoshikage Kira finally met his match after all these years—and is it a cat or a plant? Morioh is as chaotic as ever.

Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World Volume 2
Original Concept by Tite Kubo, Written by Ryohgo Narita

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Price: USA$17.99

The Quincies’ Thousand Year Blood War is over, but the embers of turmoil still smolder in the Soul Society. And now
the mystery of Hikone Ubugino’s past, which holds the secrets behind the very existence of the Soul Reapers and all
their allies and adversaries, is about to spark an all-out battle royale. Meanwhile, Urahara and Hisagi must face down
formidable enemies in a Karakura Town that has been completely cut off from the Seireitei as Tokinada Tsunayashiro’s fiendish plan begins to unfold.

Dr. Stone Volume 14
Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

With a machine capable of producing unlimited revival fluid almost completed, Senku and friends will be ready to strike back against the Petrification Kingdom. But first they have to rescue their petrified friends. A drone would also come in handy, which means reviving the Kingdom of Science’s godly artisan, Kaseki. But before that, they’ll need to bring someone else back.

My Hero Academia: Vigilantes Volume 8
Story by Hideyuki Furuhashi, Art by Betten Court,
Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

With the sky-high Sky Egg stadium teetering on the edge of destruction and thousands of lives at stake, Captain Celebrity and Koichi have held the line against a horde of flying bombers as long as they can. But when Captain Celebrity’s strength finally gives out, who can save them from a long fall to their deaths? Later, Knuckleduster returns to settle an old score, and Koichi, Pop and the Narufest crew look to the future as “Eraser Head” Aizawa remembers the past.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 18
by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Tanjiro and Tomioka confront Akaza, the Upper-Rank 3 demon. Against Akaza’s overwhelming strength, the two find
themselves unable to do anything but defend themselves. With the situation looking grim, Tanjiro awakens to the Transparent World his father once told him about. Will this new knowledge allow Tanjiro to turn the tables and go on the offensive against Akaza?

World Trigger Volume 21
by Daisuke Ashihara

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The B-Rank Wars continue, and Tamakoma-2 is up against both new and old foes this time around. With the realization
that Chika can, in fact, shoot people, it’s anyone’s game. But first, Osamu and Yuma need to gather information on Yuba
Squad—a squad they’ve never faced before. Will this new realization about Chika and the addition of Hyuse be enough
to take down this unknown foe?

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru Volume 4
Story by Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Akira Okubo

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Hachimaru is the last man standing in the samurai battle royale, and that earns him the right to face the founder of the festival. Can Hachimaru recruit the powerful warrior who calls himself a key to Pandora’s Box? Or is something more nefarious about to go down?

The Promised Neverland Volume 17
Story by Kaiu Shirai, Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

In order to wipe out the demons, Norman sends his forces into the capital to take down the queen and the five aristocrat families. Emma also heads into the demon city with the intent of stopping Norman from doing something he’ll regret. But can she get there in time?

Black Clover Volume 23
by Yūki Tabata

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

With the Devil defeated and the elves finally at peace, it should be time to celebrate. But the Clover Kingdom needs a
scapegoat and they’ve decided on Asta. Can Asta overcome this injustice and continue his march to becoming the Wizard
King? He might need help from some special allies?

Haikyu!! Volume 41
by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

It’s the second game of Day 3, the roughest part of the whole Spring Tournament schedule. Though Karasuno ran away with
Set 2, Kamomedai’s focused, disciplined blocking doesn’t budge an inch. Undeterred, Hinata keeps searching and
searching for new ways to go over the top of that wall. And after all his efforts, disaster strikes.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 17
by Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will Kaguya tell her family or even her friends that she’s dating Miyuki? Why is Chika pretending to be everyone’s
girlfriend while dressed in a bald wig? Hapless Yu gets romantic advice from recently dumped Kazeno, which he passes on to naive Miyuki. Then, repressed Kaguya gets advice from unrepressed Nagisa, and adventurous Maki gets advice from (usually) sensible Ai and tries to verify it with flustered males Miyuki and Yu. Basically, Shuchiin Academy suffers
from a bad case of the blind leading the blind.

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 10
by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

After putting an end to the disease that was ravaging Lilias, Shirayuki returns home with Zen and the others. But on their next day off, they embark on a new adventure—a date. Meanwhile, Mitsuhide is furious to learn that Kiki’s been
keeping a life-altering secret from him.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 9
by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Spring arrives, and Suzume and her classmates are now
second-year students. There’s just one problem—all the first year girls are obsessed with Mamura. Suzume and her friends come up with a plan to make Suzume his fake girlfriend, but Mamura is conflicted.

Shortcake Cake Volume 10
by Suu Morishita

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Even Ten can’t penetrate the darkness that lies within Riku. Chiaki invites Riku to his home in hopes that Riku will share more of himself. And later that night, Riku suddenly lets it all out.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 5
by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: November 3, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. After dreaming about kissing Yuna, Rio can’t stop thinking about her. Meanwhile, Akari pursues Kazuomi, but it seems he’s not interested in her?

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 11
by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
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. In their quest to restore their bodies, they head to the unforgiving north, pursued by an all-too human monster from the past.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 5
by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The day of the Aquarium Club’s open house has finally arrived, and the shark show is a great success. Koyuki is so
thrilled by the victory that she actually jumps for joy. But baring her feelings in front of everyone is too much for her, and she ends up running away. Thankfully Koyuki’s family and Konatsu accept her just the way she is. And as Koyuki and Konatsu spend more time together, each finds a place in her heart for the other.

Disney Tsum Tsum Sushi Cookbook
by Emi Tsuneoka

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Price: USA$17.99

Bring the Disney magic home with 27 delicious sushi recipes. Create your family’s favorite Tsum Tsum characters including Mickey, Minnie, Elsa, Olaf, and more. These fun recipes feature step-by-step photographic instructions to guide you every step of the way. Perfect for lunch boxes, picnics, and snacks, Disney Tsum Tsum Sushi Cookbook will have you making sushi masterpieces in no time.

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show Volume 2
by Hideki Goto

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

In these new stories from the world of Splatoon, Hit and Maika meet an elite boy named Ko who joins them on their crazy adventures.

Requiem of the Rose King Volume 13
by Aya Kanno

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

A final test stands between Richard and the throne. Having failed to kill Richard, Edward the Fifth and his younger brother are sent to the Tower of London. His political enemies have vanished, but when he is but a single step from the throne, Richard is rejected by the people of the nation. Will he be able to take the crown?

VIZ Signature

Urusei Yatsura Volume 8
by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Disaster-prone Ataru isn’t the least bit interested when he stumbles upon a parent and teenager hurling insults at each
other on the beach, but everything changes when Ataru finds out that teenager Ryunosuke Fujisaki is actually a girl. Later, a nervous fire-breathing Ten meets his pyro-hating mother, which makes it the perfect opportunity for Ataru to mess with his young nemesis.

BEASTARS Volume 9
by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

After a Drama Club member is mauled during rehearsal, gray wolf Legoshi finds a clue to the identity of the murderer of his alpaca friend Tem. In the wake of the incident, when the school administration segregates classrooms and disbands
interspecies clubs, the absence of red deer Louis’s leadership is keenly felt. Plus, more tales of Legoshi’s tragic childhood and family.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 5
by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

Seeking the answers to the secrets behind the mysterious island and the divine horrors that populate it only seems to lead to even greater dangers. What is tao, and how does this supernatural phenomenon turn Lord Tensen into such fearsome enemies? And when Gabimaru begins acting strangely, is there any hope for his companions, or will they face certain death at the hands of one of the deadliest ninja in existence?

Tokyo Ghoul:re Illustrations: zakki
by Sui Ishida

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Price: USA$30.00

Tokyo Ghoul:re Illustrations: zakki features artwork and behind-the-scenes notes, commentary and a Q&A from Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida. Discover the creative process behind the popular series in gloriously ghoulish full color.

Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition Volume 1
by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: November 17, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$24.99

Yuta became immortal when he unwittingly ate mermaid’s flesh, and now he seeks a way to become human again. Hundreds of years later, he encounters a volatile and determined young lady named Mana while searching for a mermaid. Could this mysterious woman hold the key to saving Yuta’s humanity?

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 2
by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Now that Nasa and Tsukasa are married, it’s time for him to meet her family. Unfortunately for him, that means getting kidnapped by Tsukasa’s overprotective sister Chitose and her combat maids. Will Nasa’s life end before he’s even kissed his new wife? Or picked out a ring? Or, most crucially of all, found out what anime she’s into?

RIN-NE Volume 36
by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: November 10, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Rinne’s cat Rokumon and the rest of the shinigami Black Cats by Contract have been summoned to a mysterious gathering.
While their owners puzzle over their disappearance, the cats themselves have no idea what the purpose of the meeting
is… until Tama, the eldest Black Cat, speaks out. Is a feline uprising on the horizon?

Manga Review: Requiem of the Rose King Volume Three

Originally written for WatchPlayRead.com

Requiem of the Rose King Volume Three is based on two of William Shakespeare’s works: Henry VI and Richard III. This series follows Henry and Richard as they experience the Wars of the Roses.

Requiem of the Rose King Volume Three
Written by: Aya Kanno
Publisher: Akita Publishing Co., Ltd.
English Publisher: VIZ Media
Release Date: January 12, 2016

Volume Three has a strong focus on Edward York, who has now become the King of England. Politics and lust play an important role in his storyline, since he has fallen for Elizabeth Woodville even though arrangements are being made for him to marry Princess Bona of France. When Edward secretly marries Elizabeth and proclaims her queen, this causes some serious damage to England’s relations with France. On top of all of this, Edward is blissfully unaware that Elizabeth is plotting to destroy Edward and help the Lancasters reclaim the throne. By the end of this volume, every indication seems to be pointing toward conflict or war becoming an important part of the story due to Edward’s lapse of judgment.

Meanwhile, Richard has another chance meeting with Henry, and the two of them spend time together. Henry, who doesn’t seem to entirely clue in to Richard’s secret, appears to be falling in love. But this realization is torture to the pious Henry.

Requiem of the Rose King Volume Three is making it even clearer that this will ultimately be a love story, especially when Henry’s son rescues Richard and Richard believes that it’s Henry. Henry’s son, Edward, later sees the two of them together and becomes extremely jealous. So now Richard is even more tortured than ever, and this seems to be setting more of a stage for awkward family relationships between the House of York and the House of Lancaster.

As a reader, there were moments where I wished I could somehow jump into the story and stop characters from doing stupid things. This happened a lot with King Edward, since he made several bad choices when it came to Elizabeth. He doesn’t seem to care that his actions will anger King Louis of France, and he is so blinded by Elizabeth to notice her actions behind the scenes. I expect to see Edward’s downfall coming sooner rather than later in this series.

With Volume Three, Requiem of the Rose King continues to build on the intrigue and deception taking place amongst the noble families in medieval times. Kanno has found the right balance between politics, love, and action to tell a story that readers become captivated by and want to continue reading. Readers who enjoy historical fiction will likely have an appreciation for Requiem of the Rose King Volume Three. However, they will have to get used to the fact that many of the male characters have been given a “bishonen” (beautiful boy) look, as well as the fact that Kanno is playing it fast and loose with historical accuracy in order to write the story that she wants to tell.

The reviewer was provided a review copy by VIZ Media

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