RetroCrush Is Streaming the Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer Anime Film on YouTube

The Fandom Post is reporting that RetroCrush is streaming the Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer anime film on YouTube as part of a watch party in association with Anime NYC.

The story of Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer is described as:

Tomobiki High is in a frenzy to get ready for the school festival. Props need to be made, costumes designed, and maybe somewhere sleep to be had. Ataru, Lum, Shutaro, Shinobu, and the rest of Class 2-4 are determined to not be outdone this year, and they’re rushing to make the final preparations for tomorrow’s grand opening. Once they wake up the next morning, they continue their mad rush to get ready for tomorrow’s grand opening. And then the next day… hey, isn’t something strange going on? Silence lingers over the city, the buildings filled with nothing but dust and mold. Is this a dream? Or have the kids (and a few related adults) of Class 2-4 finally woken up? If they can spend each day having fun with each other, does it matter?

Source: The Fandom Post

VIZ Media Announces February 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 8
Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki

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

What kind of weirdo lives on a transmission tower? An all new enemy Stand attempts to trap, outwit and eliminate Josuke Higashikata and Okuyasu Nijimura, but Shining Diamond is a formidable foe. Then, the battle for Morioh turns personal when Koichi disappears. What else does this new enemy have in mind for the gang? Plus, Yoshikage Kira is still hiding, biding his time, eager to take another life…

Chainsaw Man Volume 3
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

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

A mysterious devil is demanding Denji’s heart. Will the devil hunters from Division 4 agree to this deal to save themselves? Or will Denji have to do what Denji does best—turn into a chainsaw and slice up everything that gets in his way?

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

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

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

We Never Learn Volume 14
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

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

Rizu Ogata’s a genius when it comes to science and math, but she can’t seem to understand the subtleties of human emotion. For her, the tidiness of logic and order that the sciences provide are a comfort, especially when she tries to understand her own feelings for Nariyuki. At the same time, Rizu’s dealing with self-esteem issues, and because of those conflicted feelings, she suddenly disappears.

Blue Exorcist Volume 25
Story and Art by Kazue Kato

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

As his vision of the past draws to a close, an older Rin bears witness to the tragic climax of the Blue Night. He watches as Satan’s cloned body can no longer contain the massive cosmic energies within him. The Knights of the True Cross are faced with an unprecedented crisis as a wave of destruction begins to sweep across the world. Although just a newborn, Rin is hugely powerful and his demon heart scourges the Knights of the True Cross with its fire. The blue flames continue to spread and no one will be spared their heat…

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 8
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

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

Yuji Itadori and the first-years have defeated two of the reincarnated Death Painting curses and recovered one of Sukuna’s fingers. Due to their success, some have been recommended for a promotion to Grade 1. Later, the story flashes back in time to when Satoru Gojo and the nefarious Suguru Geto were second-year students at Jujutsu High. What went wrong back then that led Geto astray?

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 10
Story by Masashi Kishimoto
Art by Mikio Ikemoto
Script by Ukyo Kodachi

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

Kawaki starts to feel comfortable in his new home, but a surprise visitor threatens to change all that. Meanwhile, Naruto makes quick work of his first opponent from Kara, but when Jigen invades the village, his next challenge won’t be as easy.

Seraph of the End Volume 20
Story by Takaya Kagami
Art by Yamato Yamamoto
Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya

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

The Hyakuya Sect descends on the Demon Army as the First Progenitor, Sika Madu, takes over Shinoa’s mind and body. Leading the invasion is none other than Second Progenitor Rígr Stafford, and he’s after Yuichiro, who is once again on the run with Mika. Meanwhile, Guren and Mahiru enact their longawaited plan, allowing the second demon inside Guren, Noya, to possess him. It’s an all-out war between vampires, humans and demons.

Dr. Stone Volume 15
Story by Riichiro Inagaki
Art by Boichi

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

While the Kingdom of Science is busy reviving people, Senku’s task force is putting together a plan to nab the petrification device. Once the equipment’s ready, it’ll be a three-way showdown between the Kingdom of Science, the Petrification Kingdom and the mighty warrior Moz/ But Senku’s enemies are one step ahead with a scheme of their own…

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru Volume 5 (FINAL VOLUME)
Story by Masashi Kishimoto
Art by Akira Okubo

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

The secrets of the universe are revealed as Hachimaru fights for his life in the final volume of Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru.

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War Volume 18
Story and Art by Aka Akasaka

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

Will Ai leave her post as Kaguya’s personal assistant and confidant? Meanwhile, Kaguya and Yu go to great lengths to prevent their not-so-dark secrets from getting out. A sports tournament provides yet another opportunity for the gang to desperately attempt to impress each other with their athletic prowess—or coaching skills. And then it’s finally time for an educational school trip. Of course all the students view this as just an opportunity to hang out with or spy on the objects of their attraction.

Wet hair is better than a wet T-shirt.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 20
Story and Art by Koyoharu Gotouge

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

After their initial confrontation with Kokushibo, the most powerful of Muzan’s demons, Tokito is severely wounded and Genya has been cut in half—but is still alive. Can his regenerative power heal even this fatal wound? Then the Hashira Himejima and Sanemi square off against Kokushibo and unleash all the skill they have against him. Himejima is blind, but if he can see into the Transparent World, he might have a chance. Who will survive this whirlwind of flashing blades?

Shojo Beat

Shortcake Cake Volume 11
Story and Art by suu Morishita

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

Riku’s mother asks him to come live with her, but Rei still won’t tell Riku how he truly feels about him. Ten does everything she can to push Rei in the right direction because she knows it’s the key to seeing Riku smile again.

The King’s Beast Volume 1
Story and Art by Rei Toma

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

Legend says that a sacred beast appears in the time of a great king…

Ajin are people who bear the attributes of beasts, and in this kingdom they are forced to serve men in the military and women in the brothels. The Ajin boys who show signs of special abilities are conscripted to serve in the imperial palace as beast servants—status symbols and shields for their royal masters, to be kept or discarded on a whim. When Rangetsu’s twin brother Sogetsu showed signs of such abilities, he was ripped from her arms and given to Prince Tenyou as a beast servant, where he quickly fell victim to bloody royal intrigues. Now in a world that promises only bitterness, Rangetsu’s one hope is to disguise herself as a man and find a way into the palace to avenge her brother.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 28
Story and Art by Mizuho Kusanagi

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

After Yona and her friends save the Fire Tribe from an invasion by the Kai Empire, word of their prowess spreads amongst those with deep faith in the Crimson Dragon King. Yona and the gang take cover at Saika Palace, but what trouble awaits when Su-won’s advisor Keishuk shows up to guard the Fire Tribe border?

VIZ Media

Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 12
Story and Art by Hiromu Arakawa

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

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. They seek answers in the north but are blackmailed into aiding a terrible plot that threatens to destroy the entire country.

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 6
Story by Hidenori Kusaka
Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

On Sale Date: February 9, 2021
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $17.99

Trainer Ruby must battle his scariest opponent yet… his father. Meanwhile, Sapphire is having trouble getting in her quota of Gym battles. One Gym Leader wants to just hand her a badge without a proper fight, and another has been… kidnapped? Behind the scenes, it looks like Team Magma, with a little help from Team Aqua, might be the reason Ruby and Sapphire are on a losing streak.

Collects the original Pokemon Adventures Volumes 16, 17 & 18.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 6
Story and Art by Makoto Hagino

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

Koyuki and Konatsu have both started to see the other as important, but they’re still unable to be honest about their feelings. This leads to frustrating days when they’re never in sync, and gradually they begin to drift apart. Then one day Konatsu sees Koyuki and her classmate Kaede spending time together as if they’re the best of friends, and she can’t contain her agitation. Konatsu and Koyuki feel so strongly about each other that they feel uneasy even when there’s nothing to worry about.

VIZ Signature

Urusei Yatsura Volume 9
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

The principal is inspired to launch a Miss Tomobiki High pageant in which the ladies of the school vie for dominance in beauty, intellect and combat skills. Who will win the Miss Tomobiki High crown? Later, Mendo’s secret past is suddenly revealed. Driven by empathy—or perhaps friendship, or maybe just curiosity—Ataru and the gang journey to Mendo’s childhood to address the roots of his incurable claustrophobia. Will a scalpel finally pierce the darkness that lurks in Mendo’s heart?

Blue Flag Volume 6
Story and Art by KAITO

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

The culture festival begins, and Toma and Taichi talk about their futures, but it ends with the two not quite seeing eye to eye. Shortly after, Toma sits down with Mami for a serious discussion, and in response to her earnest openness, he makes a big decision that could change everything. Time keeps moving forward, pushing everyone to the cusp of making critical life choices.

Mermaid Saga Collector’s Edition Volume 2 (FINAL VOLUME
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

Immortals Yuta and Mana continue to come across people who are dealing with the effects of having eaten mermaid flesh. Some are scarred, in excruciating pain or just trying to survive, but they all lead mysterious lives filled with unspeakable horror. Is one’s humanity doomed to be lost in exchange for immortality?

Golden Kamuy Volume 20
Story and Art by Satoru Noda

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

If the hidden Ainu gold can ever be found, will it be worth the price paid for it in lives lost and ruined? Who really murdered the Ainu for their treasure? With Kiroranke dead, Ogata may have some answers, but after the confrontation on the ice of the Mamiya Strait he needs medical attention. The lure of the gold still calls to Hijikata and his men, and Tsurumi and the rogue soldiers of the 7th Division are far from giving up—if they can’t get their hands on Sugimoto and Asirpa, they’ll tear each other apart instead.

Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Volume 1
Story and Art by Minoji Kurata

On Sale Date: February 16, 2021
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $14.99

1526 AD—China is ruled by the Great Ming Empire. Though the empire flourishes, the winds of the new Emperor’s political purge are sweeping over the land, and turmoil is brewing. With the decimation of her comrades, Shao Jun has become China’s last Assassin. After escaping to Europe, she has now returned alone to her homeland. Her purpose: vengeance.

Shonen Sunday

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 11
Story and Art by Tomohito Oda

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

It’s spring break, the Komi family is ready for adventure and a recently renovated resort is calling their name. And they aren’t the only ones lured by the prospect of go-karts and camping— the Tadano family is there for some fun too, with Najimi tagging along. But when a sudden summer storm strands Tadano and Komi in a deserted cabin, things turn serious. How will they avoid catching colds with only one blanket to warm them?

Discotek Media Announces Updates for Some Licenses and Releases

Discotek Media has announced that its previously planned release of the Gin Rei original video anime (OVA) will ship in late 2020 to early 2021. The release will feature a new upscaled version of the OVA.

Additionally, the company’s release of s-CRY-ed is now scheduled for Spring 2021, while its releases of the Urusei Yatsura anime films will start in Summer 2021.

Discotek has also located “acceptable masters” for the third season of the Medabots anime, with the season’s first-ever physical media release “coming soon.” The company previously released the first two seasons.

The company is continuing its search for the English dub masters for the Mon Colle Knights anime.

The English dubbing for Discotek’s release of the Memories anime film is ongoing. NYAV Post is dubbing the Magnetic Rose segment, and Sound Cadence Studios is dubbing Stink Bomb and Cannon Fodder.

Source: ANN

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: US $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: US $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: US $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: US $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: US $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 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: US $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: US $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: US $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: US $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: US $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: US $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

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?

VIZ Media Announces August 2020 Manga Releases

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

SHONEN JUMP

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable Volume 6
by Hirohiko Araki

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $19.99

Yukako Yamagishi still loves Koichi Hirose, despite how their last rendezvous turned out! She’s so desperate for his love that she may make a drastic decision in order to win his heart—a decision that could have disastrous consequences when a new Stand appears. Is this an enemy Stand, or is it going to help her in her quest?

My Hero Academia: Smash!! Volume 5
by Hirofumi Neda, Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

News flash! Parody series are pretty embarrassing to the main series’ protagonists. And this final volume of the My Hero Academia parody series goes Plus Ultra with its Gag Quirk to explore new horizons of humiliation. If nothing else, you gotta check out Bakugo’s pretty boy makeover. But if he’s not amused, will anyone get the last laugh?

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Volume 15
by Koyoharu Gotouge

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Tanjiro finally chases down the main body of the upper-rank demon Hantengu. However, dawn is approaching, and the rising sun is a threat to Nezuko. Tanjiro’s concern for his sister is a distraction from the focus he needs to fight Hantengu, and if he hesitates it could be the last mistake he ever makes. Elsewhere, Tamayo ponders the nature of Nezuko’s curse and how she could be so different from other demons.

Blue Exorcist Volume 24
by Kazue Kato

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Rin bears witness to the fateful Blue Night when his mother, Yuri Egin, gave birth to both Rin and Yukio. Rin never wanted to see—or even know about—his birth, but now he has learned something about himself that he may need in the coming conflict. Meanwhile, aboard the airship Dominus Liminus, the Illuminati and Lucifer move forward with their plans to bring forth Satan and return the world to nothingness. Lucifer has welcomed Yukio as an ally, but Yukio has other ideas.

We Never Learn Volume 11
by Taishi Tsutsui

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Fumino Furuhashi is truly gifted when it comes to literature, but not so great when it comes to the sciences… much to the disappointment of her father. Can they find common ground and repair their relationship before it’s too late?

Naruto: Naruto’s Story–Family Day (Novel)
by Shin Towada, Original Concept by Masashi Kishimoto

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Price: USA $10.99

To celebrate Family Day, Konohagakure’s new holiday, Naruto and his daughter Himawari are on the hunt for an elusive must-have item. Hinata wants to make the day memorable for her family, and even Sasuke makes special time with his daughter, Sarada, and his wife, Sakura. At the end of the day, will Family Day be a success?

Twin Star Exorcists Volume 19
by Yoshiaki Sukeno

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The battle against Yuto rages on, but without Benio, Rokuro can’t access the power of the Twin Stars. Or can someone
replace her? Then, the ominous reason Yuto became a Kegare is revealed.

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 5
by Gege Akutami

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Everyone’s surprised (and not necessarily in a good way) when they find out Itadori survived, but there’s not time for a heartwarming reunion when Jujutsu High is in the midst of an intense competition with their rivals from Osak. But good sportsmanship doesn’t seem to be in the cards after the higherups plan to eliminate the Sukuna threat once and for all.

Black Clover Volume 22
by Yūki Tabata

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

With the help of the first Wizard King and the leader of the elves, Asta and Yuno now might have a chance against the Devil’s unlimited power. But in order to put an end to this long battle, the two young mages will have to show strength that they’ve never shown before.

One Piece Volume 94
by Eiichiro Oda

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The Straw Hats’ adventures in the samurai kingdom of Wano keep getting crazier. And when they learn the horrible truth
about the Smile fruits, their fury explodes. Meanwhile, Luffy’s still stuck in the labor camp with a whole army trying
to kill him. Can he use this opportunity to get even stronger?

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Volume 9
Story by Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Mikio Ikemoto, Script by Ukyo Kodachi

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

The battle between Naruto and Delta heats up as Boruto watches on from the sidelines. But when Delta starts using some despicable tactics, the kids may be forced to join the fight. Naruto is strong, but can he fend off such a fearsome foe while protecting others?

The Promised Neverland Volume 16
Written by Kaiu Shirai, Art by Posuka Demizu

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

In order to locate the Seven Walls, Emma and Ray find themselves trapped in a mysterious world. Can they escape this labyrinth and make the promise that will finally bring peace to this world? Meanwhile, Norman has his own plans.

Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru Volume 3
Written by Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Akira Okubo

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Hachimaru has survived the attack of the deadly assassin Ata, but he’s not out of danger just yet. When the moon starts
plummeting toward the planet, Hachimaru will have to use his master’s powerful technique in order to save everyone. But in order to save the entire galaxy, the other samurai keys will have to be found. What kinds of trouble await Hachimaru as he leaves his home for the first time?

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Kaze Hikaru Volume 28
by Taeko Watanabe

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Warfare between the Choshu and the Bakufu factions seems inevitable. Will Sei and the Shinsengumi be drawn into the hostilities as well? Meanwhile, Captain Harada Sanosuke’s first child is born in Kyoto. While the Shinsengumi members
are overjoyed, trouble arises when Sanosuke names the child.

Ao Haru Ride Volume 12
by Io Sakisaka

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Futaba Yoshioka has encountered her first love again in high school, but he seems different from the boy she once knew.
Kou no longer wants to hold back how he feels about Futaba. He’s determined to keep trying long as he has even a sliver of a chance with her. Meanwhile, Futaba has decided to be more honest in her relationship with Toma, but is her heart still in it?

Shortcake Cake Volume 9
by Suu Morishita

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Ten wants to know everything about the boy she likes, so she asks Shiraoka about Riku’s past. But the truth that lies hidden behind Riku’s smile is devastatingly painful.

Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki Volume 1
by Yuu Watase

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

After the Great Kanto earthquake strikes, Suzuno and Takao are trapped in their burning home. Takao has only one chance
to save his young daughter, and that is to send her into The Universe of the Four Gods.

Yona of the Dawn Volume 25
by Mizuho Kusanagi

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Yona comes face-to-face with Su-won and tells him that waging war against the nation of Xing would be disastrous. Later, she rushes back to Princess Kouren, but assassins and more dangers await in Xing. Will the Four Dragons be able to protect Yona from all who threaten her life?

Oresama Teacher Volume 27
by Izumi Tsubaki

On Sale Date: August 4, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

It’s time for the Midorigaoka school festival, and rumors abound that Mr. Maki has some trouble planned for the event.
Mafuyu escapes from the Hanabusa mansion and heads to campus in her Natsuo disguise, while Takaomi welcomes a posse of Midorigaoka alumni and some of Mafuyu’s delinquents from Saitama. With the troops all assembled, the only thing left to do is wait for Mr. Maki to make his move.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Volume 10
by Hiromu Arakawa

On Sale Date: August 11, 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. But before the Elrics’ personal tragedy, a bloody, unjust war caused suffering for many of their friends and allies.

Pokemon Adventures Collector’s Edition Volume 3
Written by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by MATO

On Sale Date: August 11, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $17.99

Trainer Amarillo del Bosque Verde, while on the hunt for the famous Pokemon Trainer, Red, continues to gather other
Trainers, Gym Leaders and even a few enemies to fight against the team known as the Elite Four. And rival Trainers Gold and Silver put aside their differences to battle Team Rocket.

Collects the original Pokemon Adventures Volumes 7, 8 & 9.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Volume 7
by Akira Himekawa

On Sale Date: August 11, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

Link’s battle with his dark alter ego leaves him wounded and exhausted. With Midna gone and Link unable to harness the
power of the Master Sword, his quest seems doomed. Visions of a grizzled warrior also haunt his dreams, but who is it? And what can this warrior teach Link that he will need to defeat Ganondorf? Certainly Link will need the Master Sword again, but only a true hero can wield the power of that legendary weapon.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Volume 4
by Makoto Hagino

On Sale Date: August 11, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

A sudden fever keeps Koyuki from participating at the Aquarium Club open house during the Nanahama High School culture festival. After a successful solo amberjack show, Konatsu stops by to wish Koyuki well and teasingly compares her to the salamander from a short story. Now Koyuki can’t stop thinking about how Konatsu once compared herself to the frog from that story. As school obligations keep them apart, Koyuki and Konatsu start to realize just how important they
are to each other.

Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution
by Ryo Takamisaki

On Sale Date: August 11, 2020
Age Rating: All Ages
Price: USA $9.99

Adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bioengineered Pokémon created from the DNA of Mew, the rarest of all Pokemon. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo is determined to prove its own superiority. It lures a number of talented Trainers into a Pokemon battle like no other—and of course, Ash and his friends are happy to accept the challenge.

Ash’s excitement turns to fear and anger when Mewtwo reveals its plan for domination, creating powerful clones of our heroes’ Pokemon so it can even the “imbalance” between Pokemon and their Trainers. Despite Ash’s protests, Mewtwo refuses to believe that Pokemon and people can be friends. But faced with the determination and loyalty of a young Trainer, Mewtwo just might live to reconsider… especially when pitted against the power of the mysterious Mew.

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Blue Flag Volume 3
by KAITO

On Sale Date: August 18, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $12.99

Toma gets seriously hurt diving in front of a car to save Taichi, leaving Taichi racked with guilt over not only getting his best friend hurt, but also stealing Toma’s last chance at making the summer baseball tournament. Guilty, angry and hurt, the two boys clash in an emotionally raw argument. Futaba, worried about both of them, invites Taichi to a certain spot to hopefully cheer him up.

Urusei Yatsura Volume 7
by Rumiko Takahashi

On Sale Date: August 18, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $19.99

Princess Kurama the crow goblin is bound to marry the man who awakens her with a kiss—but please, let it be anyone but
Ataru. Hoping to replace Ataru with a different suitor, Kurama decides to return to her enchanted slumber. On a sunny
afternoon, her capsule descends toward Earth once more… but will she land the man she truly wants?

Ôoku: The Inner Chambers Volume 17
by Fumi Yoshinaga

On Sale Date: August 18, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

Prince Kazu is not the consort shogun Iemochi was expecting, but the young ruler is determined to make their relationship a good one. And despite her initial distaste for Edo and everything about it, Prince Kazu find herself warming to her spouse. But the world beyond the safety of the Inner Chambers is a cruel one, and the secret of their fragile marriage is under constant threat from of discovery.

Golden Kamuy Volume 17
by Satoru Noda

On Sale Date: August 18, 2020
Age Rating: Mature
Price: USA $12.99

While Sugimoto races north by dogsled, Asirpa crosses the border with Kiroranke into Russian territory. Kiroranke was
once involved in the assassination of the Russian Czar Alexander II, and the Russians, tipped off by Tsurumi that
Kiroranke was heading into their territory on Karafuto, have set an ambush at the border. The dark pasts of Asirpa’s
traveling companions are now coming to light, along with the secrets of her own father.

Venus in the Blind Spot
by Junji Ito

On Sale Date: August 18, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $22.99

This ultimate collection presents the most remarkable short works of Junji Ito’s career, featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawa’s classic horror story “Human Chair” and fan favorite “The Enigma of Amigara Fault.” In a deluxe
presentation with special color pages and color illustrations from his most recent long-form manga No Longer Human, every page invites readers to revel in a world of terror.

SHONEN SUNDAY

Komi Can’t Communicate Volume 8
by Tomohito Oda

On Sale Date: August 11, 2020
Age Rating: Teen
Price: USA $9.99

It’s time for the school trip to Kyoto. Komi has never been on a school trip before, but she’s not worried. After all, she’ll have Tadano and her friends at her side. But then she’s assigned to be buddies with two girls she doesn’t even know who don’t seem very nice. Is Kyoto ruined, or will Komi be able to make new friends all on her own?

Hayate the Combat Butler Volume 36
by Kenjiro Hata

On Sale Date: August 11, 2020
Age Rating: Teen+
Price: USA $9.99

Ruka has thrown down the gauntlet. By confessing her feelings for Hayate and going in for a lip lock, the idol singer
turned manga artist puts our hero in danger of actually getting a girlfriend. To stop this unacceptable slackening of
romantic tension, Nagi makes an offer Ruka ca’’t refuse. Now Hayate’s fate rests on the outcome of a manga drawing
competition between the two aspiring artists. Does Hayate have any say on which girl he ends up with? Ha ha, of course
not.

Discotek Media Announces New Licenses

Discotek Media announced new licenses at its panel during the Anime Lockdown virtual convention:

  • Detective Conan – Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small (under the title Case Closed – Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small)
  • Love Hina Again
  • Memories
  • A Thousand and One Nights
  • Combattler V
  • s-CRY-ed
  • Urusei Yatsura films

Discotek will release the Detective Conan – Episode One: The Great Detective Turned Small (Meitantei Conan Episode “One” Chiisakunatta Meitantei) special in July 2020. The release will feature English subtitles and an all-new English dub with Griffin Burns as Shinichi Kudo and Wendee Lee as Conan Edogawa. Steve Staley served as ADR Director, and Marlan Moore handled the ADR scripts.

The company will release the three-episode 2002 Love Hina Again original video anime (OVA) project with English subtitles and a dub in July 2020.

Discotek will release the 1995 Memories anthology film with a newly revised subtitle translation in 2021. The 1080p Blu-ray release will feature English subtitles, a new English dub, a special preview video, “Cannon Fodder” animated storyboards, interviews, and an art gallery.

The company will release the 1969 A Thousand and One Nights (Senya Ichiya Monogatari) film on Blu-ray with English subtitles and a “classic, long-lost” dub thanks to a new restoration.

Discotek will release the 1976 Combattler V anime on standard-definition Blu-ray Disc with English subtitles.

The company will release the 2001 s-CRY-ed television anime with English subtitles and a dub. It will not include the 2011 compilation movie, which is a separate license.

Discotek will release the Urusei Yatsura: Only You, Urusei Yatsura: Remember My Love, Urusei Yatsura: Lum The Forever, Urusei Yatsura: The Final Chapter, and Urusei Yatsura: Always My Darling films with English subtitles and the English dubs from the previous AnimEigo releases.

The company also revealed details of three other previously announced anime releases. Discotek will release Demon City Shinjuku with English subtitles and a dub on Blu-ray Disc in July 2020. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro will ship on UHD 4K Blu-Ray Disc at a date to be announced in the future. Lupin III: Dragon of Doom will ship on Blu-ray Disc with both Japanese and English audio on an unannounced date.

Discotek also noted that the February 2020 DVD release of Great Conquest: The Romance of Three Kingdoms will “probably” be the company’s final DVD release, due to declining sales compared to Blu-ray Disc. The company explained that “most home video buyers — anime fans, epsecially! — are exclusively buying on Blu-ray now.”

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces the Release of Urusei Yatsura Signature Editions

VIZ Media announces the return of the classic manga comedy Urusei Yatsura in all-new deluxe editions on February 19, 2019.

Set for publication under the VIZ Signature imprint, Urusei Yatsura depicts the hilarious misadventures of an unlucky human boy who meets a beautiful alien princess. The series is rated “T+” for Older Teens; Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $26.99 CAN. Urusei Yatsura‘s volumes will present 400 pages of content in the larger VIZ Signature trim size. The complete series is scheduled for English publication by VIZ Media on a quarterly basis.

In Urusei Yatsura, beautiful space alien princess Lum invades Earth on her UFO, and unlucky Ataru Moroboshi’s world gets turned upside down. Will Lum become Earth’s electrifying new leader? Or will Ataru somehow miraculously save Earth from space alien onslaught?

Urusei Yatsura is an iconic manga series, and until now, has never been fully published in English,” says Amy Yu, Editor. “Our new VIZ Signature editions allow readers to enjoy the complete Urusei Yatsura for the first time ever. We hope new and veteran manga fans will add this legendary series to their collections!”

The spotlight on Rumiko Takahashi’s career began in 1978 when she won an honorable mention in Shogakukan’s prestigious New Comic Artist Contest for Those Selfish Aliens. Later that same year, her boy-meets-alien comedy series, Urusei Yatsura, was serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday. This phenomenally successful manga series was adapted into anime format and spawned a TV series and half a dozen theatrical-release movies, all incredibly popular in their own right. Takahashi followed up the success of her debut series with one blockbuster hit after another—Maison Ikkoku ran from 1980 to 1987, Ranma 1/2 from 1987 to 1996, and Inuyasha from 1996 to 2008. Other notable works include Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, One-Pound Gospel, and RIN-NE.

Takahashi was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 2018. She won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film. Takahashi’s manga, as well as the other formats her work has been adapted into, have continued to delight generations of fans around the world. Distinguished by her wonderfully endearing characters, Takahashi’s work adeptly incorporates a wide variety of elements such as comedy, romance, fantasy, and martial arts. While her series are difficult to pin down into one simple genre, the signature style she has created has come to be known as the “Rumic World.” Rumiko Takahashi is an artist who truly represents the very best from the world of manga.

VIZ Media Announces New Publishing Titles Set to Debut in Early 2019

VIZ Media expands its publishing catalog with a variety of new acquisitions announced during its official panel events held at Comic-Con International 2018.

The new titles are scheduled for release beginning early in 2019 and include My Hero Academia: School Briefs, the first of three prose short story collections based on superhero action series created by Kohei Horikoshi. Rumiko Takahashi’s manga series Urusei Yatsura receives a new large trim edition, and Hiromu Arakawa brings us hilarious four-panel comics from the world of Fullmetal Alchemist. Two new Nausicaa books, The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Picture Book were also announced. Each book features Studio Ghibli art from director Hayao Miyazaki.

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

MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS by Kohei Horikoshi and Anri Yoshi
Debuts Spring 2019

The U.A. High School hero course teaches young hopefuls everything they need to become heroes. Between killer events like the sports festival and internships, there’s even a Parents’ Day. Life is never dull for the students of U.A. High.

URUSEI YATSURA by Rumiko Takahashi
Rated “T+” for Older Teens · Debuts Winter 2019

Revisit the acclaimed romantic comedy about an unlucky human boy who meets a beautiful space alien princess in this large trim size edition with all-new translations and new cover designs. In the series, Ataru Moroboshi’s supernatural encounters with the feminine kind all start when he’s chosen to play tag with an alien princess named Lum who invades the earth on her UFO. Ataru has ten days to touch Lum’s horns or aliens will take over the earth. As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru’s troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama.

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE COMPLETE FOUR-PANEL COMICS by Hiromu Arakawa
Rated “T” for Teens · Debuts Spring 2019

Collects all of author Hiromu Arakawa’s beloved four-panel comic strips from the graphic novel series, her bonus strips from the anime DVDs of Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and rare strips from Japan. No joke is too cheesy and there are no sacred cows when Arakawa takes up her pen to spoof her own characters in this delightfully zany take on Fullmetal Alchemist.

THE ART OF NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND by Hayao Miyazaki
Debuts Spring 2019

Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984 and has been a cult classic ever since. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Corruption, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and poisonous spores. Beyond the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens and home to Nausicaa, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includes sketches, developmental water colors, cel animation, and more.

NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND PICTURE BOOK by Hayao Miyazaki
Debuts Spring 2019

In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Corruption, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and releases a miasma of poisonous spores into the air. At the periphery of the sea, lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens; a nation given fragile protection from the decaying sea’s poisons by the ocean breezes; and home to Nausicaa, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includes scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue from the film in a double-length picture book.

VIZ Media’s Announcements at San Diego Comic-Con

VIZ Media made the following announcements during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con:

  • VIZ Media announced that it has licensed Rumiko Takahashi’s Urusei Yatsura manga. The company will begin releasing the series in 2-in-1 omnibus editions in Spring 2019.
  • The company also announced that it will release Hayao Miyazaki’s The Art of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind book and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Picture Book in Spring 2019.
  • VIZ Media has announced that it has licensed the Pokemon Sun & Moon and Pokemon – Battle Frontier anime, as well as the Castlevania animated series.
  • The company also announced the digital release of the Pokemon Adventures manga volumes that it previously released in print. The company will begin releasing the series on its website, the VIZ Manga app, and other digital outlets on July 24, 2018. In addition, VIZ Media will begin releasing Pokemon movie adaptation manga digitally in January 2019.

Source: ANN
Source: ANN

Crackle’s Additions to Its Anime Lineup

Sony’s Crackle video streaming service has added the following anime to its lineup:

  • Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer (English)
  • Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon (Japanese)
  • Wicked City (English)
  • Street Fighter (TV Series)
  • Dallos
  • Fist of the North Star (film)
  • Black Jack The Movie
  • Jin-Roh (Japanese)
  • Street Fighter II: The Movie
  • Cromartie High School

Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, Wicked City, and the U.S. Street Fighter series are currently exclusive to Crackle. All titles are English-dubbed except for Lupin III: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon and Jin-Roh, which are both in Japanese with English subtitles.

Source: ANN