The Way of the Househusband Anime Confirms Second Part

A special live program for the anime series of Kousuke Oono’s The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga has confirmed that the anime will get an upcoming Part 2.

The Way of the Househusband follows a retired yakuza member known as “Immortal Tatsu” who is living out his post-crime career as a househusband. He still manages to find his way into trouble from time to time, except it’s in the grocery aisle instead of some back alley.

Chiaki Kon directed the anime at J.C. Staff, and Susumu Yamakawa supervised the series scripts.

The Way of the Househusband anime debuted globally on Netflix with five episodes on April 8, 2021.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces May 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

Undead Unluck Volume 1
Story and Art by Yoshifumi Tozuka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

All Fuuko wants is a whirlwind romance like the one in her favorite shojo manga. Unfortunately, her Unluck ability makes that impossible. But just as Fuuko hits rock bottom, Andy sweeps her off her feet—literally. Now she’s become Andy’s unwilling test subject as he works to find a way to trigger a stroke of Unluck big enough to kill him for good. However, when the pair discovers a secret organization is hunting them, it puts Andy’s burial plans on hold.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 9
Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

Diamond is unbreakable. Josuke, Koichi, Okuyasu, Jotaro, Rohan and their newfound friends have been searching Morioh for any trace of the serial killer and Stand user Yoshikage Kira. After much effort and many battles against enemy Stands, they’ve found their prey. But does Kira have the upper hand after all? This is it. Witness the final battle of Yoshikage Kira and Josuke Higashikata, as Deadly Queen and Shining Diamond go head-to-head.

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 11
Creator/Supervisor: Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Mikio Ikemoto, Script by Ukyo Kodachi

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

In order to rescue Naruto, Boruto and his teammates find themselves up against the dastardly Boro. This new team will need to learn to work together quickly to have any hope of surviving.

World Trigger Volume 22
Story and Art by Daisuke Ashihara

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

It’s round eight of the Rank Wars, and Hyuse is heavily damaged and flanked by rival squads. The whole match hinges on Chika’s ability to shoot people and the squad’s overall strategy against Ninomiya. Tamakoma-2’s ticket to the away mission depends on placing high in B-rank as the final match hurtles towards a conclusion.

The Promised Neverland Volume 19
Story by Kaiu Shirai, Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

With the queen now dead, chaos envelops the demon world. Emma and her friends head back to Grace Field House in order to rescue the other children from Peter Ratri, but can they make it in time? The final battle for the children’s future begins.

Black Clover Volume 25
Story and Art by Yuki Tabata

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

The Spade Kingdom’s Dark Triad has launched an all-out attack on the Heart Kingdom and the Black Bulls. While Asta and company have gotten stronger, can they stand up to these new devil-possessed mages? This might be the perfect time for Yami to save the day.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 19
Story and Art by Aka Akasaka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Will this romantic comedy turn into a thriller? Two warring factions in Kaguya’s family are trying to force her personal assistant, Ai, to abandon Kaguya and serve them. While Miyuki tries to save Ai from getting kidnapped, she sends an urgent message to Kaguya to meet her at the place where their relationship began—but Kaguya can’t figure out where that is. Meanwhile, as Yu and Tsubame grow closer, Miko grows more jealous, and different student council factions clash over whom Yu should date.

Haikyu!! Volume 44
Story and Art by Haruichi Furudate

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Hinata and Kageyama finally meet again, this time in the V.League. Even against the high-level plays between the toptier Adlers and Black Jackals, Hinata shows off all that he can do and makes a big splash. Once again facing Hinata as an opponent, Kageyama watches him navigate the court with growing excitement. Which one of these two monsters will come out on top?

Shojo Beat

Snow White with the Red Hair Volume 13
Story and Art by Sorata Akiduki

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Shirayuki is headed to Lilias to work as an herbalist and researcher, and she can’t hold back the tears when she realizes how much she’ll miss everyone. Luckily, Zen knows just what to say to her. And later, Obi makes a stunning confession to Zen.

Daytime Shooting Star Volume 12
Story and Art by Mika Yamamori

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. Suzume and Mamura enjoy some much-needed alone time in Okinawa. That is, until Suzume spots a guy who looks a lot like Mr. Shishio. Finally, the time has come for Suzume to confront her feelings once and for all. Who will she choose? Find out in the series’ dramatic conclusion.

Love Me, Love Me Not Volume 8
Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Yuna and Rio have started dating, and Akari and Kazuomi are growing closer. But now that Akari’s ex-boyfriend wants her back, will Kazuomi find the right time to tell Akari how he feels?

Shortcake Cake Volume 12
Story and Art by Suu Morishita

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Riku moves back into his childhood home, but he invites everyone from the boardinghouse to a hot springs resort to spend time together. Is there a future together for Riku and Ten?

The King’s Beast Volume 2
Story and Art by Rei Toma

On Sale Date: May 4, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

Rangetsu knows she must keep a low profile in the palace if she’s to have any hope of tracking down her brother’s killer. But when an Ajin is wrongly accused of murder, can Rangetsu stand idly by when she knows that Prince Tenyou has the power to prevent another horrible injustice?

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 13
Story and Art by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: May 11, 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 secret and sinister origin of the homunculi that hound them is revealed while the brothers’ father positions himself for the conflict to come.

YO-KAI WATCH Volume 17
Story and Art by Noriyuki Konishi

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

A mysterious door opens, causing Nate to run into weird and wacky Yo-kai from the past, present and future. Watch as they participate in a battle royale to decide which Yo-kai is the strongest.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon Volume 10
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$4.99

Lost in an alternate dimension, Sun and Moon battle to help their new friends defend the eternally dark city of Ultra Megalopolis. But then a betrayal deprives them of their transportation home.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 7
Story and Art by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA$9.99

As the only two members of the Aquarium Club, Konatsu senses that she and Koyuki are connected by loneliness, and she’s afraid that her bond with Koyuki is weakening as it gradually changes. When Konatsu’s feelings finally erupt. Koyuki resolves to face her head on, leading to a clash of feelings before the girls can confirm how important they are to each other.

Splatoon Volume 12
Story and Art by Sankichi Hinodeya

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA$9.99

The final chapter of the Hero Mode arc is here. Find out how it ends for Specs and the gang. And then, a brand new story brings you further into the world of Splatoon. It’s time to get to know Sheldon. His adventure starts right now.

VIZ Signature

Urusei Yatsura Volume 10
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$19.99

There’s never a dull moment on the beach in summer, especially when Ataru and Mendo encounter a beautiful woman looking for her lost child on the bottom of the ocean. Could this be Ryunosuke’s missing mother? Later, Ataru and Ten’s ongoing battle for dominance creates some serious collateral damage when Lum gets hit point-blank with a projectile rice cooker. Will she ever talk to them again?

BEASTARS Volume 12
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

As a consequence of his savage battle with brown bear Riz, doors begin to close for gray wolf Legoshi, and he must strike out on his own. Temptation arises when he makes a new herbivore friend, Merino sheep Seven, who is being harassed at work by her carnivore colleagues. We finally meet the current valiant Beastar, horse Yahya, who shares a history with Legoshi’s family. Like Legoshi and Louis, Yahya strives to make the world a better place—but do his ends justify his means? Then, both Louis and Legoshi must come to terms with their father figures…

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku Volume 8
Story and Art by Yuji Kaku

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA$12.99

The surviving members of the exploration party stage a desperate raid on Horai, the center of Lord Tensen’s operations, while a landing party full of new enemies closes in. Battling these supernatural beings is a life-and-death proposition, requiring total focus and extreme skill. A moment’s distraction could be fatal. Gabimaru and Sagiri must overcome their foes, but the odds are stacked against them.

No Guns Life Volume 10
Story and Art by Tasuku Karasuma

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Juzo and Mary survived the Weapons Vault and their meeting with Number 12. Although the encounter left them with some troubling questions, the answers will have to wait—Juzo still has bills to pay. The daily work of an Extended private investigator is a far cry from digging into the conspiracies of a megacorporation, but no less dangerous. When a client comes to Juzo asking him to investigate insurance fraud, Juzo promises to discover the truth, even if his client doesn’t want to hear it.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead Volume 2
Story by Haro Aso, Art by Kotaro Takata

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

When Akira and Kencho make an impromptu trip to Ikebukuro to snag a widescreen TV, they find themselves trapped by zombies along with a handful of beautiful strangers. As Akira tries to cozy up to the girls to strike another item off of his bucket list, he engages in a conversation about childhood dreams, but he can’t recall his own.

The Way of the Househusband Volume 5
Story and Art by Kousuke Oono

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

Tatsu is ambushed by a yakuza with a beef, and there’s only one way to settle things—an epic rap battle. But this throwdown is only a warm-up for the buffet battle yet to come, because when you’re the Immortal Dragon, you don’t choose the househusband life, it chooses you.

Levius/est Volume 8
Story and Art by Haruhisa Nakata

On Sale Date: May 18, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$12.99

When Oliver, the indestructible champion of Mechanical Martial Arts, attacks challenger Levius’s body and mind, Levius must decide if the time has come to replace his medical prosthesis with a military-grade combat arm. A.J. risked her life in an effort to save him, so Levius knows if he loses, it may mean more than one death…

Shonen Sunday

Fly Me to the Moon Volume 5
Story and Art by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Nasa and Tsukasa may be temporarily homeless, but life isn’t all bad for the newlyweds. Staying at the neighborhood public bath, they earn their keep by helping out and still have time for cooking parties and retro video games. And in the course of their new life together, Nasa finally manages to plan a simple date.

RIN-NE Volume 39
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: May 11, 2021
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA$9.99

Rumors are flying about Kain interviewing for an arranged marriage. Renge, who has a massive crush on him, is raking in big bucks at her seaside food stand when Kain suddenly shows up. Renge’s over the moon when he invites her to meet with him that night, but becomes despondent when the rumors about his arranged marriage reach her. In an act of self-destructive desperation, Renge confesses to Kain that she’s his most despised enemy, a damashigami.

The Blue Flag Manga Ranks in YALSA’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its 2021 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Kaito’s Blue Flag manga ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels for 2021.

The 12 manga on the list of 126 titles are:

Blue Flag Volumes 1-5
Creator: Kaito
Publisher: VIZ Media

Blue Period Volume 1
Creator: Tsubasa Yamaguchi
Publisher: Kodansha Comics

Drifting Dragons Volumes 1-5
Creator: Taku Kuwabara
Publisher: Kodansha Comics

The Golden Sheep Volumes 1-3
Creator: Kaori Ozaki
Publisher: Vertical Comics

Kaiju Girl Caramelise Volume 2
Creator: Spica Aoki
Publisher: Yen Press

Love Me, Love Me Not Volumes 1-5
Creator: Io Sakisaka
Publisher: VIZ Media

Our Dreams At Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare Volume 4
Creator: Yuhki Kamatani
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

Satoko and Nada Volume 3
Creator: Yupechika
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

Seven Little Sons of the Dragon: A Collection of Seven Stories
Creator: Ryōko Kui
Publisher: Yen Press

The Way of the Househusband Volumes 1-4
Creator: Kousuke Oono
Publisher: VIZ Media

What the Font?! – A Manga Guide to Western Typeface
Creator: Kuniichi Ashiya
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

Witch Hat Atelier Volumes 4-6
Creator: Kamome Shirahama
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment

Source: ANN

Manga Nominees Announced for the Harvey Awards

The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, revealed its list of nominations for this year’s awards on August 31, 2020. The nominees for the Best Manga category include:

  • H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness by Gou Tanabe (published by Dark Horse Manga)
  • The Man Without Talent by Yoshiharu Tsuge (published by New York Review Comics)
  • The Poe Clan by Moto Hagio (published by Fantagraphics)
  • The Way of the Househusband by Kousuke Oono (published by VIZ Media)
  • Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama (published by Kodansha Comics)

The Harvey Awards added the Best Manga category in 2018. Kabi Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness manga won the first award in this category. Kōhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia won the award in 2019.

Source: ANN

Winners Announced for the 2020 Will Eisner Awards

The 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards revealed its winners at the San Diego Comic Con @ Home digital event on July 24, 2020. Both Taiyo Matsumoto’s Cats of the Louvre manga (translated by Michael Arias) and Kamome Shirahama’s Witch Hat Atelier manga (translated by Stephen Kohler) won this year’s Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award. The award was a tie.

The two manga competed against Paru Itagaki’s BEASTARS (translated by Tomo Kimura), CLAMP’s Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Edition (translated by Melissa Tanaka), Moto Hagio’s The Poe Clan (translated by Rachel Thorn) manga, and Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass (translated by Janet Hong) comic.

Kousuke Oono’s The Way of the Househusband manga (translated by Sheldon Drzka) won the Best Humor Publication category.

Stan Sakai won Best Lettering for Usagi Yojimbo, and his Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select comic won the Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books award.

Sakai was also accepted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame, alongside Nell Brinkley, E. Simms Campbell, Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Louise Simonson, Don and Maggie Thompson, and Bill Watterson.

Source: ANN

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.

SHOJO BEAT

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.

VIZ MEDIA

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.

VIZ SIGNATURE

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.

Manga Nominees for the 2020 Eisner Awards

Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

Kousuke Oono’s The Way of the Househusband is nominated in the Best Humor Publication category, while Kabi Nagata’s My Solo Exchange Diary (Volume 2) is nominated in the Best Reality-Based Work category. Gou Tanabe’s H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains Of Madness (Volumes 1 and 2) manga is nominated alongside Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo: The Complete Grasscutter Artist Select comic for Best Adaptation from Another Medium. Shin’ichi Abe’s That Miyoko Asagaya Feeling is also nominated with Sakai’s comic for the Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books award. Additionally, Sakai is nominated for Usagi Yojimbo in the Best Lettering category.

Five manga titles are competing for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award (the sixth nominee is Keum Suk Gendry-Kim’s Grass):

  • BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki
  • Cats of the Louvre by Taiyo Matsumoto
  • Magic Knight Rayearth 25th Anniversary Edition by CLAMP
  • The Poe Clan by Moto Hagio
  • Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama

Voting is open to all comic book industry professionals until June 18, 2020, and the winners will be announced in July 2020. The announcement noted that the selection process took two months longer than normal as the judges stayed in their homes during “lockdown” instead of interacting in person. The results in all categories are normally announced in a gala awards ceremony at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) in July 2020. However, the organizers cancelled this year’s event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SDCC will instead hold the “Comic-Con@Home” event this summer.

This year manga creators Moto Hagio and Keiji Nakazawa are among the 14 nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame.

Source: ANN

My Hero Academia Is #2 on NPD’s BookScan September 2019 Adult Graphic Novel List

11 manga titles appeared on NPD BookScan’s Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels list for September 2019:

  • My Hero Academia Volume 21 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#2)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 1 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#4)
  • Dragon Ball Super Volume 6 by Akira Toriyama and Toyotarō (#8)
  • Uzumaki (Hardcover) by Junji Ito (#9)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 20 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#10)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 2 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#11)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 8 by Koyoharu Gotouge (#13)
  • Splatoon Volume 7 by Sankichi Hinodeya (#14)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 3 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#15)
  • The Way of the Househusband Volume 1 by Kousuke Oono (#16)
  • My Hero Academia Volume 4 by Kōhei Horikoshi (#20)

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces September 2019 Anime and Manga Releases

In September 2019, science fiction fans are invited to dive into the home media release of Infini-T Force, the superhero-action series that unites the four legendary heroes Gatchaman, Polimar, Casshan, and Tekkaman. All twelve episodes of the series will be available in one Blu-ray set.

In partnership with The Pokemon Company International, the Pokemon: Black & White Movie Collection home media release arrives with four feature films that will delight Pokemon fans of all ages.

New publishing debuts for September 2019 kick off with the Assassination Classroom Complete Box Set, which collects Yusei Matsui’s hit action comedy about a tentacled teacher with superpowers and a heart of gold.

VIZ Signature debuts for September 2019 include Cats of the Louvre, the latest masterpiece from Eisner Award–winning creator Taiyo Matsumoto. No Guns Life is a cyberpunk series in which the protagonist’s head is replaced with a giant gun… and his memories erased. In the action-packed comedy The Way of the Househusband, a former yakuza legend desires to walk the straight and narrow. Finally, Levius debuts as a complete hardcover edition of the science fiction action series about cyborg arena fighters.

New Home Media Releases for September 2019:

INFINI-T FORCE: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Blu-ray MSRP: $44.98 U.S. / $52.99 CAN
Available September 10, 2019

When an interdimensional attack plunges the defiant, thrill-seeking teen Emi into a city-wide assault, a band of mysterious heroes from lost worlds appears to save her. But it seems both heroes and villains have their sights on The Case, a magical object with transmutational powers, currently in Emi’s possession. Only the combined strength of Gatchaman, Casshan, Polimar and Tekkaman could be enough to stop the man known as “Z” from destroying not only Emi’s world, but countless others.

POKEMON: BLACK & WHITE MOVIE COLLECTION
Blu-ray MSRP: $24.98 U.S. / $29.99 CAN · DVD MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN
Available September 17, 2019

Sets each contain the following four Pokemon animated feature films on two Blu-rays or two DVDs:

POKEMON THE MOVIE: BLACK—VICTINI AND RESHIRAM and POKEÉMON THE MOVIE: WHITE—VICTINI AND ZEKROM

When Ash and his friends enter a battle competition in Eindoak Town, they meet the Mythical Pokémon Victini, who becomes their newest friend. But disaster strikes when the misguided wanderer Damon seizes Victini for his own plans. Can Ash prove himself a hero and earn the help of the Legendary Reshiram—or Zekrom—to rescue Victini and save Eindoak Town? Two legends… and two versions of the story. Follow them both in Pokemon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokemon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom. It’s twice the Pokemon adventure.

POKEMON THE MOVIE: KYUREM VS. THE SWORD OF JUSTICE

Ash and Pikachu, along with their friends Iris and Cilan, are on a train headed to the next stop on their journey. From the train, Ash spots an injured Pokemon they don’t recognize. They’re planning a rescue when the train is attacked by the Legendary Kyurem. The Mythical Pokemon Keldeo is on a mission, to rescue its friends—Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, the Legendary Pokemon known as the Swords of Justice—from Kyurem’s icy clutches. But Kyurem has other ideas, and when it transforms into Black Kyurem or White Kyurem for greater power, things look grim.

POKEMON THE MOVIE: GENESECT AND THE LEGEND AWAKENED

A vast Pokemon habitat amid the hustle and bustle of the big city seems like the perfect new home for a group of five Genesect. The arrival of these Mythical Pokemon quickly becomes a problem, though: their nest threatens the city’s power supply, and they keep attacking those who approach it. When the Genesect are joined by the Legendary Pokemon Mewtwo—who sympathizes due to its own origins—things only become worse, and the confrontation quickly rages out of control. Can Ash and friends stop these two powerful Pokemon before they destroy the city?

New Publishing Releases for September 2019:

ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM COMPLETE BOX SET by Yusei Matsui
MSRP: $189.99 U.S. / $249.99 CAN · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Available September 3, 2019

The complete bestselling Assassination Classroom series is now available in a boldly designed, value-priced box set. Includes all 21 volumes of this unique tale of a mysterious, smiley-faced, tentacled, superpowered teacher who guides a group of misfit students to find themselves—while doing their best to assassinate him. Action-packed, hilarious, and heartwarming, this title is famous for moving fans to tears through their laughter. Includes an exclusive, full-color, mini “yearbook” filled with images of favorite characters in different art styles and contexts (previously unreleased in the English editions).

CATS OF THE LOUVRE by Taiyo Matsumoto
MSRP: $29.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN · Rated “T” for Teens
Available September 17, 2019

The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within its darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive—a world witnessed only by the small family of cats that lives in the attic. Until now.

NO GUNS LIFE by Tasuku Karasuma
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Available September 17, 2019

After the war, cyborg soldiers known as the Extended were discharged. Juzo Inui is one of them, a man whose body was transformed, his head replaced with a giant gun. With no memory of his previous life—or who replaced his head and why—Inui now scratches out a living in the dark streets of the city as a Resolver, taking on cases involving the Extended.

THE WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND by Kousuke Oono
MSRP: $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Available September 17, 2019

A former yakuza legend leaves it all behind to become your everyday househusband. But it’s not easy to walk away from the gangster life, and what should be mundane household tasks are anything but.

LEVIUS By Haruhisa Nakata
MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN · Rated “T+” for Older Teens
Available September 17, 2019

It’s the 19th century, and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of mechanical martial arts has galvanized the nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting—and killing—machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hell-bent on winning in order to simply survive.

VIZ Media Announces New Manga Acquisitions to Debut in Fall 2019

VIZ Media announces new manga publishing acquisitions set for release in Fall 2019.

New fall titles joining the VIZ Signature imprint include Cats of the Louvre, the latest masterpiece from Eisner Award-winning creator Taiyo Matsumoto. Acclaimed author Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human is adapted into chilling graphic novel form by horror manga creator Junji Ito.

Additional acquisitions include Levius, a hardcover deluxe edition of the science fiction battle manga and its ongoing sequel series, Levius/Est. The Way of the Househusband is an action-packed comedy about a former yakuza legend trying to lead a law-abiding, domestic life as a househusband. And in No Guns Life, a gritty new action series, a former soldier with a cyborg body finds the war never ends for people with bodies like his. Finally, the Assassination Classroom Complete Box Set rounds out the new releases, collecting all 21 volumes of the hit high school action-adventure-comedy from Shonen Jump.

More information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

CATS OF THE LOUVRE

A surreal tale of the secret world of the cats of the Louvre by Eisner-Award winning creator Taiyo Matsumoto. The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within the darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive – a world only witnessed by the small family of cats that live in the attic. Until now…

NO LONGER HUMAN

Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holding up a mask for those around him as he spirals ever downward, locked arm-in-arm with death. Osamu Dazai’s immortal—and supposedly autobiographical—work of Japanese literature, is perfectly adapted here into a manga by Junji Ito. The imagery wrenches open the text of the novel one line at a time to sublimate Yozo’s mental landscape into something even more delicate and grotesque. This is the ultimate in art by Ito, proof that nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche.

LEVIUS

It’s the 19th Century and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of Mechanical Martial Arts has galvanized many nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting—and killing—machines. Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hellbent on winning so he can simply survive.

LEVIUS/EST

In this ongoing series that picks up where Levius ended, things look bleak in the aftermath of the Mechanical Arts arena battle. A new arrival inspires a sense of hope – but she might also signal the end of everything.

THE WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND

It’s a day in the life of your average househusband – if your average househusband is the legendary yakuza the “Immortal Dragon.” Yes, this former yakuza legend has left it all behind to become your everyday househusband. But it’s not easy to walk away from the gangster life, and what should be mundane household tasks are anything but.

NO GUNS LIFE

After the war, cyborg soldiers known as the Extended were discharged. Juzo Inui is one of them, a man whose body was transformed, his head replaced with a giant gun. With no memory of his previous life—or who replaced his head and why—Inui now scratches out a living in the dark streets of the city as a Resolver, taking on cases involving the Extended.

ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM COMPLETE BOX SET

The complete box set collection includes all 21 volumes of Assassination Classroom along with a premium two-sided color poster and a 32-page full-color mini artbook.

Ever caught yourself screaming, “I could just kill that teacher”? What would it take to justify such antisocial behavior and weeks of detention? Especially if he’s the best teacher you’ve ever had? How about blowing up the moon and threatening to do the same to Mother Earth—unless you take him out first? Plus a reward of a cool 100 million from the Ministry of Defense.