VIZ Media Announces Summer 2022 Releases at New York Comic Con

VIZ Media announced its Summer 2022 lineup during New York Comic Con and on its social media. All of the following titles are scheduled to be released during that time period:

Title: The Liminal Zone (Genkai Chitai)
Author(s): Junji Ito
Summary: Three-time Eisner Award winner Junji Ito presents brand-new nightmares. A weeping woman, a forest of death, and more in four new stories in The Liminal Zone.

Title: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Han’yō no Yasha Hime)
Author(s): Story and art by Takashi Shiina with main character design by Rumiko Takahashi
Summary: The hit anime series returns in manga form. The daughters of Inuyasha and Sesshomaru set out on a journey transcending time in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Volume 1.

Title: Crazy Food Truck
Author(s): Rokurou Ōgaki
Summary: Zero customers, a naked young lady, and an armed militia—it’s just another post-apocalyptic day for this food truck owner.

Title: The Elusive Samurai (Nigejōzu no Wakagimi)
Author(s): Yusei Matsui
Summary: In war-torn medieval Japan, a young samurai lord struggles to retake his throne, but not by fighting; Hojo Tokiyuki will reclaim his birthright by running away.

VIZ Media is already releasing this title digitally.

Title: Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob o Yurusanai)
Author(s): Nene Yukimori
Summary: In Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible a social butterfly makes friends with a wallflower—whether he’s ready or not.

VIZ Media is already releasing this title digitally.

Title: Rooster Fighter (Niwatori Fighter)
Author(s): Syu Sakuratani
Summary: In Rooster Fighter, giant demonic monsters wreak havoc and level Japanese cities. While the citizens flee in terror, it’s up to one brave rooster to stand his ground.

Title: Ghost Reaper Girl (Ghost Girl)
Author(s): Akissa Saiké
Summary: Chloé’s trading her dreams of taking over the acting world to taking down evil spirits.

VIZ Media is already releasing this title digitally.

Title: The Promised Neverland: Art Book World (Yakusoku no Neverland: Art Book World)
Author(s): Posuka Demizu
Summary: Featuring Posuka Demizu’s incredible artwork, as well as creator commentary and interviews, The Promised Neverland: Art Book World is a beautiful and haunting gaze into one of today’s most popular Shonen Jump series.

Title: Marvel’s Secret Reverse
Author(s): Kazuki Takahashi
Summary: Spider-Man and Iron Man travel to Japan to battle an evil gaming magnate and his deadly new technology in Secret Reverse—a new addition to the Marvel Universe from Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi.

Title: To Strip the Flesh (Tōda Oto Tanpenshū: Niku wo Hagu)
Author(s): Oto Toda
Summary: In a moving collection of six short stories, To Strip the Flesh finds Chiaki setting out to remake himself in his own image and discovers more than just personal freedom with his transition—he finds understanding from the people who matter most.

Title: Death Note Short Stories (Death Note Tanpenshū)
Author(s): Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Summary: Kira’s story is over, but the Death Note’s is not. This imaginative complete collection of short stories by the series’ creators explores the impact and influence of the legendary Death Note.

Title: Naruto Retsuden novels:

  1. Naruto: Kakashi’s Story–The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince (Naruto: Kakashi Retsuden: Rokudaime Hokage to Ochikobore no Shōnen)
  2. Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust (Naruto: Sasuke Retsuden: Uchiha no Matsuei to Tenkyū no Hoshikuzu)
  3. Naruto: Naruto’s Story–Uzumaki Naruto and the Spiral Destiny (Naruto: Naruto Retsuden: Uzumaki Naruto to Neji no Tenmei)

Author(s): Jun Esaka, original concept by Masashi Kishimoto
Summary: A new series of Naruto novels in which Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in fast-paced adventures, begins releasing Summer 2022 with Naruto: Kakashi’s Story–The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince.

VIZ Media will release the following works digitally only:

Title: Witch Watch
Author(s): Kenta Shinohara
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive. A teen witch wants to get familiar with her familiar. From the mangaka of Astra Lost in Space comes Witch Watch.

VIZ Media is already releasing new chapters of the manga digitally as they are published in Japan.

Title: Our Blood Oath (Bokura no Ketsumei)
Author(s): Kazu Kakazu
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive. The Hizuki brothers may not be connected by blood, but they are bound by something stronger—a vampire oath.

VIZ Media already released new chapters of the manga digitally as they were published in Japan.

Title: High School Family (Kōkōsei Kazoku)
Author(s): Ryō Nakama
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive. High school is rough, but imagine going to school with your whole family.

VIZ Media is already releasing new chapters of the manga digitally as they are published in Japan.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Publish the PPPPPP Manga in English

VIZ Media and MANGA Plus have published the first chapter of Mapollo 3’s PPPPPP manga in English. Both services will publish the next chapter of the manga on September 26, 2021.

The story of PPPPPP is described as:

Kuon Otogami was a genius pianist whose name is among the greatest in the annals of the music world. He had seven children who also all became genius pianists. All seven except for the one named Lucky that is. This is the miraculous story of a regular kid taking on godly talent.

Mapollo 3 launched the PPPPPP manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on September 18, 2021.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces December 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chainsaw Man Volume 8
Story and Art by Tatsuki Fujimoto

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

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

Jujutsu Kaisen Volume 13
Story and Art by Gege Akutami

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

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

We Never Learn Volume 19
Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

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

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

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

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

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

Shojo Beat

Rosen Blood Volume 1
Story and Art by Kachiru Ishizue

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

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

Yakuza Lover Volume 3
Story and Art by Nozomi Mino

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIZ Media

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kirby Manga Mania Volume 3
Story and Art by Hirokazu Hikawa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIZ Signature

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

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

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

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

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

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

Real Volume 15
Story and Art by Takehiko Inoue

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

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

Levius/est Volume 9
Story and Art by Haruhisa Nakata

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

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

Golden Kamuy Volume 24
Story and Art by Satoru Noda

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

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

Shonen Sunday

Call of the Night Volume 5
Story and Art by Kotoyama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIZ Media Announces November 2021 Manga Releases

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

Shonen Jump

One Piece Pirate Recipes
Story and Art by Eiichiro Oda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Undead Unluck Volume 4
Story and Art by Yoshifumi Tozuka

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

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

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

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

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

Black Clover Volume 27
Story and Art by Yūki Tabata

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

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

Shojo Beat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIZ Media

Sanrio Pompoms
By Sachiko Susa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIZ Signature

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

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

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

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

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

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

Urusei Yatsura Volume 12
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

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

BEASTARS Volume 15
Story and Art by Paru Itagaki

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

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

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

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

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

Shonen Sunday

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

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

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

Mao Volume 2
Story and Art by Rumiko Takahashi

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

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

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

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

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

VIZ Media Publishes Naoshi Komi’s One Piece Cover Chapter in English

VIZ Media published Naoshi Komi’s cover chapter of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga in English on August 29, 2021.

Shueisha published the chapter in Japan in this year’s 39th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. The “Vivi’s Adventure” chapter is from the original manga’s Alabasta Arc, and depicts a famous scene from the finale of the arc.

Boichi previously drew the first cover chapter in the ongoing “Cover Comic Project” for One Piece in July 2020. Boichi’s one-shot was titled “Roronoa Zoro: Umi ni Chiru” (Fall Into the Ocean), and the manga focused on a fight between Zoro and Mihawk. The chapter had 46 pages including a center color page. VIZ Media published the manga in English digitally.

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Dandadan Manga to Get an English Release on VIZ Media and MANGA Plus

Shihei Rin, editor of Yukinobu Tatsu’s Dandadan manga, has announced on Twitter that the manga will release in English on August 23, 2021. The manga will be available on VIZ Media’s website (it will be a web-only series) and on Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service.

The manga focuses on high school students Takakura and Ayase. Takakura is a huge fan of the occult but he does not believe in ghosts, and Ayase does not believe in aliens. Takakura and Ayase each have an incredibly bizarre encounter that transcends their mutual understanding.

Dandadan launched on April 6, 2021 on the Shonen Jump+ website.

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VIZ Media Announces the Release of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Manga

Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, the incredibly popular videogame from Nintendo®, has its first official graphic novel in Animal Crossing™: New Horizons—Deserted Island Diary. Tom Nook and other fan favorites are introduced through the medium of manga, bringing the same charm and quirks you know and love from the videogame. VIZ Media will be releasing the first volume of the manga, by KOKONASU RUMBA, on September 14, 2021. The volume will retail for US$9.99.

Venture out on hilarious antics and adventures with an abundance of fan favorite villagers and new human villagers. Sit by the campfire with Gulliver, help Blathers expand the museum, try on countless outfits with the Able Sisters, or have a night party with Wisp.

The manga includes an animal guide, so fans can learn more about some of their favorite villagers in highlighted comics, as well as a special bonus section of gaming tips and tricks, so anyone can improve their island in the videogame.

With its silly stories, endless imagination, and adorable art aesthetic, Animal Crossing™: New Horizons—Deserted Island Diary is the perfect companion for both seasoned and first time fans.

A Tokyo native, KOKONASU RUMBA made her official CoroCoro magazine debut with Ai Burger Bakumaru. In 2013, her work Pokupoku Pokuchin won an honorable mention for the 72nd Shogakukan Newcomer Comics Prize, Children’s Division. She’s best known for Four-Panel YO-KAI WATCH: Geragera Manga Theater.

VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Publish the Bleach One Shot in English

VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump manga service and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service have published the new 76-page chapter of Tite Kubo’s Bleach manga in English.

The one-shot ends seemingly on a cliffhanger, and features the words “New Breathes From Hell” in English and “Gokui Meimei-hen” in Japanese, where the character for “hen” is usually used to denote the title of an arc.

This year’s 35th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced the new chapter commemorating the 20th anniversary of the manga’s launch. The magazine teased the story of the one shot: “Ichigo was invited to Soul Society for a certain ceremony but!?”

Kubo launched Bleach in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, and ended it in August 2016. VIZ Media published the manga in North America digitally in English as Shueisha published new chapters in Japan. VIZ Media also published the manga in print.

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VIZ Media and MANGA Plus Publish Tatsuki Fujimoto’s New One Shot in English

VIZ Media and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service have both digitally published Chainsaw Man author Tatsuki Fujimoto’s new 140 page one shot manga titled Look Back.

The story of the one shot is described as:

Fujino is a fourth grader who draws a manga strip for the school newspaper. Her art makes her the star of the class, but one day she’s told that Kyomoto, a student who refuses to come to school, would also like to submit a manga for the paper…

Look Back was published on Shonen Jump+ in Japan on July 19, 2021.

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VIZ Media Announces New Licenses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: ANN