VIZ Media Expands Its Manga Catalog With Four New Titles

VIZ Media announced a variety of new publishing acquisitions planned for Fall 2019 and Winter 2019-2020 release during the company’s panel event at Seattle’s Emerald City ComicCon.

The latest titles to join VIZ Media’s manga catalog include The Drifting Classroom: Perfect Edition, an all-new deluxe edition of the horror classic. Also announced was An Incurable Case of Love, a mature romantic comedy from the creator of Happy Marriage?!, Maki Enjoji, and A Tropical Fish Years for Snow, a coming-of-age series about a romance that blossoms between a pair of high school girls. Lastly, Jujutsy Kaisen delivers a world of demons and supernatural action from Shonen Jump.

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

The Drifting Classroom: Perfect Edition by Kazuo Umezz
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, a Japanese elementary school is transported into a hostile world where the students and teachers are besieged by terrifying creatures and beset by madness. The Perfect Edition features an all-new translation with new content and revised story elements in a deluxe hardcover design that reestablishes Kazuo Umezz’s The Drifting Classroom as a timeless horror classic.

An Incurable Case of Love by Maki Enjoji
After witnessing a handsome and charming young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago, Nanase Sakura trained to become a nurse. But when she meets the doctor again and they start working together, she finds Kairi Tendo to be nothing like the man she imagined him to be.

A Tropical Fish Years for Snow by Makoto Hagino
When Konatsu Amano’s dad gets a job overseas, she has to leave the Tokyo life she’s always known and relocate to a small seaside town to stay with her aunt. The move also means starting a new school surrounded by complete strangers, and it’s a lot to handle for a shy, anxious girl who has trouble with change. But on the first day of classes, Konatsu meets an older girl who instantly makes her want to form a connection. Konatsu’s introverted tendencies are hard to overcome, but maybe she’s found something worth coming out of her shell for?

Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
In a world where demons feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryoma Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the undead.

VIZ Media Adds A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow Manga and Announces the Re-release of The Drifting Classroom Manga

VIZ Media has announced that it has licensed Makoto Hagino’s A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow (Nettaigyo ha Yuki ni Kogaeru) manga, and it will re-release Kazuo Umezu’s The Drifting Classroom horror manga.

The company will release A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow starting in Fall 2019.

Hagino launched the manga in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Maoh magazine in 2017, and Kadokawa published the manga’s fourth compiled volume on January 25, 2019.

VIZ Media previously released The Drifting Classroom from 2006-2008, and released the manga digitally in 2013. The company’s new release of the manga, titled The Drifting Classroom: The Perfect Edition, will be a deluxe hardcover edition and will feature a new translations. VIZ Media will start releasing the manga in Fall 2019.

VIZ Media also revealed that it will release Gege Akutami’s Jujutsu Kaisen manga in print starting this winter. The company published the manga’s first three chapters in English simultaneously with Japan as part of its Jump Start initiative. When the company then switched to its new Shonen Jump model, it began publishing new chapters of the manga digitally. Currently, VIZ Media has published the manga’s first six chapters and chapters 40-50 (the latest chapter) in English.

The company also reconfirmed the announcement last week from its Shojo Beat imprint that it has licensed Maki Enjōji’s An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko made mo) manga and will release it starting in Fall 2019.

Lastly, VIZ Media announced that it is collaborating with “manga-inspired creators” to develop a new original English-language (OEL) imprint called Viz Originals. The new imprint will debut in 2020. The company has posted a guideline for artists interested in submitting their work.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces Activities for Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2019

VIZ Media heads to Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo for panels, signing sessions, and more. C2E2 2019 takes place March 22–24, 2019 in the South Building at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.

VIZ Media celebrates all things Boruto at this year’s C2E2. Boruto: Naruto Next Generations voice actors Robbie Daymond (Mitsuki) and Cherami Leigh (Sarada) will participate on the VIZ Media and SHONEN JUMP panels, autograph sessions, and a livestreamed interview on C2E2’s Live Stage. More information on C2E2 is available at: C2E2.com.

Friday, March 22, 2019

1:30pm Official VIZ Media Panel
Panel Room S404

Join VIZ Media as we share thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other exciting announcements from North America’s largest distributor of manga and anime. Special Boruto voice cast guests Robbie Daymond (Mitsuki) and Cherami Leigh (Sarada) will also stop by so don’t miss out.

2:45pm BORUTO Voice Cast Signing
Autographing Table 39

In celebration of the upcoming home video release of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Robbie Daymond (Mitsuki) and Cherami Leigh (Sarada) will be autographing free limited edition posters for fans of the show.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

2:45pm Official SHONEN JUMP Panel Featuring BORUTO
Panel Room S401

Come hang out with us and Boruto voice talent Robbie Daymond (Mitsuki) and Cherami Leigh (Sarada). We’ll be making announcements and discussing SHONEN JUMP manga and anime. There may be a fun game or two and a chance for you to join in for very cool prizes. Don’t miss it.

4:15pm BORUTO Voice Cast Signing
Autographing Table 39

A special encore autograph session with Robbie Daymond and Cherami Leigh. Attendees will receive a free autographed limited edition poster. Stop by.

6:30pm BORUTO Voice Cast Interview
SyFy Wire Live Stage

Head to C2E2’s Live Stage for a special livestreamed interview with Boruto voice cast members Robbie Daymond and Cherami Leigh.

VIZ Media Delivers the Home Media Release of Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission

VIZ Media announces the home media release of Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission on March 12, 2019.

The Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission was produced by the MADHOUSE animation studio and was directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi. The feature film will be available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (MSRP: $29.98 U.S. / $34.99 CAN) and as a Standard Edition DVD (MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN). English dubbed and Japanese subtitled dialogue options are included on both formats.

In Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission, the Battle Olympia tournament at Heaven’s Arena is about to begin. Gon, Killua, Kurapika and Leorio plan on watching the matches along with the other Hunters and VIPs in attendance. As they wait, a raid by The Shadow ends the festivities. Skilled fighters fall one by one to their terrifying ability called On, a dark power derived from malice. When their leader Jed captures Netero and declares death to all Hunters in the name of vengeance, Gon and Killua rush to defeat him.

Hunter X Hunter: The Last Mission thrilled audiences earlier this year during its limited U.S. theatrical release,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation. “We’re excited to offer the home media release to Hunter X Hunter fans and those who missed out on its run in theaters.”

Exclusive bonus features for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack include interviews with English voice cast members Erica Mendez (as Gon), Cristina Vee (as Killua), Matt Mercer (as Leorio), Keith Silverman (as Hisoka), and Kira Buckland (as Zushi). Both the Combo Pack and Standard Edition include interviews with the original Japanese voice cast.

The Hunter X Hunter anime series reboots the popular Hunter X Hunter manga created by Yoshihiro Togashi (published by VIZ Media and rated “T+” for Older Teens). The anime adventure was produced by the animation studio, MADHOUSE, and has been seen widely in North America on Adult Swim’s Toonami. VIZ Media is the official North American distributor of the Hunter X Hunter anime series and holds the broadcast rights, digital streaming rights, home video rights and merchandising rights to the series.

VIZ Media and Shueisha Publish Hiroshi Shiibashi’s Yui Kamio Lets Loose Manga in English

VIZ Media and Shueisha both began publishing Hiroshi Shiibashi’s new manga Kamio Yui wa Kimi wo Yui on March 11, 2019 with the English title Yui Kamio Lets Loose. The manga is available in their respective services (Shonen Jump and MANGA Plus). The manga also launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on the same day.

Shueisha describes the manga as:

What is the terrifying secret behind beautiful honor student Yui Kamio’s hair?! And why must she always keep it tied up? Super popular Kiito’s high school life is plunged into chaos by the worst classmate imaginable! Hiroshi Shiibashi, the creator of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, delivers a comedy that isn’t afraid to let loose!

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Licenses Maki Enjōji’s An Incurable Case of Love Manga

VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint has announced that it has licensed Maki Enjōji’s An Incurable Case of Love (Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Doko made mo) manga. VIZ Media will release the first volume in October 2019.

VIZ Media describes the story as:

After witnessing a handsome and charming young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago, Nanase Sakura trained to become a nurse. But when she meets the doctor again and they start working together, she finds Kairi Tendo to be nothing like the man she imagined him to be!

Enjōji launched the manga in Shogakukan’s Petit Comic magazine in February 2016, and ended the series on January 8, 2019.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces Participation at Emerald City Comic Con 2019

VIZ Media hosts a weekend of panel events and autograph sessions at Emerald City Comic Con 2019, which takes place March 14-17, 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.

This year at ECCC, VIZ Media welcomes special voice actor guests Amanda Miller of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (Boruto) and One-Punch Man‘s Zac Aguilar (Genos). Both Amanda Miller and Zac Aguilar will participate on VIZ Media panels as well as special signing sessions. Tickets and additional details for ECCC 2019 are available at: emeraldcitycomiccon.com.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

5:15pm Official VIZ Media Panel (Room TCC L3-R3)
We’re ready tell you the latest and greatest on upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America’s largest provider of manga and anime. Special guests Amanda Miller (Boruto) and Zach Aguilar (Genos) will also stop by so don’t miss out.

6:30pm SHONEN JUMP Signing with Amanda Miller and Zach Aguilar (Autograph Area Level 2)
In celebration of VIZ Media favorites Boruto: Naruto Next Generations and One-Punch Man, Amanda Miller and Zach Aguilar will autograph free limited edition posters.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

12:15pm Official SHONEN JUMP Panel (Room TCC L3-R3)
Come hang out with us and awesome voice actors Amanda Miller (Boruto) and Zach Aguilar (Genos) to talk all things SHONEN JUMP. Catch some special announcements and updates on the latest SHONEN JUMP manga and anime. There might also be some games and prizes so join us.

1:30pm SHONEN JUMP Signing with Amanda Miller and Zach Aguilar (Autograph Area Level 2)
Your last chance to meet Amanda Miller and Zach Aguilar and receive an autographed limited edition poster.