Viz Media Releases May 2020 Manga Solicitations

Viz Media released their solicitations for manga coming out in May. It's a big list as ever, so get those preorders in.

Shonen Jump

Viz Media Releases May 2020 Manga Solicitations

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 5

By Hirohiko Araki

Yoshikage Kira's true identity is revealed! The serial killer lurks around Morioh, killing as he pleases and enjoying a quiet life. But his secretive existence is slowly but surely coming to light, and soon he'll be forced to pay for his sins. Can Kira evade detection, avoid capture and live to kill again?

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0811-6

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $19.99

Price CAN        $26.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format             HC/394 pages/b&w

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My Hero Academia: Smash!!, Vol. 4

By Hirofumi Neda, Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi

In this zany volume of the My Hero Academia parody series, U.A.'s aspiring heroes move into the dorms to deter bad guys—but the League of Villains somehow enrolls in classes for a day anyway! Then, All Might administers some overly personal life-and-death training, Mineta becomes the subject of a murder mystery, and there's even body swapping! Who knew school could be so much fun?

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0869-7

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/136 pages/b&w

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 12

By Koyoharu Gotouge

For the first time in over 100 years, the upper ranks of Muzan Kibutsuji's Twelve Kizuki are not full. Angered, Muzan dispatches the survivors on another mission. Elsewhere, Tanjiro journeys to a village of swordsmiths and has to explain how his sword was so badly damaged to Haganezuka, the smith who made it. While Tanjiro waits for his sword to be repaired, enemies close in…

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1112-3

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/192 pages/b&w

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Twin Star Exorcists, Vol. 18

By Yoshiaki Sukeno

A horde of vicious Kegare invade Tsuchimikado Island, home base of the exorcists. Rokuro and the 12 Guardians fight to repel them, but their enchantments have a time limit and the Kegare just keep on coming!

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1075-1

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/192 pages/b&w

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Haikyu!!, Vol. 38

By Haruichi Furudate

Fukurodani continues to battle against Mujinazaka for a slot in the quarterfinals. Bokuto is in the zone this game, but Akaashi struggles to keep up while setting for him, and he is ultimately benched. At the same time, Mujinazaka's Kiryu is out to prove once and for all that he is better than Bokuto. Meanwhile, Karasuno gears up for its quarterfinal game against Kamomedai. It's Little Giant versus Little Giant…and someone unexpected finally makes an appearance to watch this particular game!

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1257-1

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/200 pages/b&w

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Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 14

By Aka Akasaka

Will it be Miyuki or Kaguya who finally breaks down and confesses their love for the other in this volume? Will the love confession be terribly bungled or epically orchestrated? And will the recipient respond appropriately, insanely, or in kind? While these questions will have answers, the romantic quandaries of the rest of the members of the student council will raise a whole new set of questions…

Three months is a long time.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1472-8

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/216 pages/b&w

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Dr. STONE, Vol. 11

By Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

The advent of the hot-air balloon introduces maps. And with more allies than ever, Senku and company start a food revolution to create tasty, long-lasting bread to feed everyone in the kingdom. Then, while testing their new motorboat in nearby waters, they intercept a shocking message!

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1479-7

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/192 pages/b&w

One Piece: Ace's Story, Vol. 1 (Novel)

By Sho Hinata, Original Concept by Eiichiro Oda

Washed up on the shores of a deserted island at the edge of the East Blue Sea, two men from different backgrounds unite in their shared thirst for adventure. One of them, Portgaz G. Ace, will follow in his infamous father's footsteps as the fearless captain of a pirate crew. The other, Masked Deuce, becomes the reluctant first member of Ace's Spade Pirates. Survival is not enough for these seafaring buccaneers, as together they seek treasure, excitement, and a route to the New World.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1330-1

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $10.99

Price CAN        $14.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/174 pages/b&w

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Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru, Vol. 2

By Masashi Kishimoto, Art by Akira Okubo

Hachimaru begins his samurai training under Master Daruma and soon encounters his princess of fate, a girl named Ann. Hachimaru is delighted that he's found a new source of strength, but things might not go as smoothly as he hopes! And when a new enemy arrives, Hachimaru will face the greatest danger of his life!

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1538-1

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/192 pages/b&w

 Shojo Beat

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Not Your Idol, Vol. 1

By Aoi Makino

After that day, she stopped being a girl.

In the wake of an assault, Nina Kamiyama, a former idol in the group Pure Club, shuns her femininity and starts dressing as a boy. At high school she keeps to herself, but fellow student Hikaru Horiuchi realizes who she is. What secrets is she keeping? The shocking drama starts.

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1516-9

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format            TP/176 pages/b&w

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Daytime Shooting Star, Vol. 6

By Mika Yamamori

Suzume has moved to Tokyo and is living with her uncle. With Mr. Shishio's true feelings for her out in the open, Suzume tries to her best to figure out if they are an item or not. Meanwhile, Mamura grows suspicious of Shishio and Suzume's relationship.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0672-3

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format            TP/208 pages/b&w

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Snow White with the Red Hair, Vol. 7

By Sorata Akiduki

Finally rid of the Claw of the Sea, Shirayuki and company return to Clarines—just in time for Palace Exhibition Day, the one day the palace is open to the public. But as Zen, bedecked in fancy garb, performs his princely duties, Shirayuki realizes how wide the gap between them truly is.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0726-3

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format            TP/192 pages/b&w

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Shortcake Cake, Vol. 8

By Suu Morishita

Ten plans a Christmas Eve date with Riku and takes him to her hometown. She hopes if Riku learns more about her, he'll share more about himself and his past.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0825-3

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format            TP/168 pages/b&w

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Love Me, Love Me Not, Vol. 2

By Io Sakisaka

Love and friendship have become quite complicated for these four friends. Yuna has fallen in love with Rio, but he has feelings for Akari that he's never been able to express. While Yuna keeps his secret, Akari makes a move on the person she's interested in.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1310-3

On Sale Date   2020-05-05

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format            TP/184 pages/b&w

VIZ Media

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition, Vol. 9

By Hiromu Arakawa

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. Monster, human, friend and foe—definitions blur when Ed is trapped in the belly of the beast with his enemies.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-4215-9990-8

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $19.99

Price CAN        $26.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format             HC/280 pages/b&w and color

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YO-KAI WATCH, Vol. 14

By Noriyuki Konishi

Nate and Hailey Anne can see what others cannot: Yo-kai of all shapes and forms! As the two befriend even more hilarious Yo-kai, it looks like Nate's constant Yo-kai companion, Jibanyan, might be ready to rank up!

For all ages.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0312-8

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN         $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/184 pages/b&w

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A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 3

By Makoto Hagino

Koyuki and Konatsu, each lonely in her own way, are the only two members of the Nanahama High School Aquarium Club. As they spend time together, they discover that they are increasingly drawn to each other. When they go to the town summer festival together, Konatsu is finally able to ask why Koyuki spoke to her that first day at the aquarium open house. But Koyuki doesn't have an easy answer, and her stumbling reply makes the mood uncomfortable. Will this new awkwardness force a distance between them?

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1060-7

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/168 pages/b&w

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Pokémon: Sun & Moon, Vol. 7

By Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto

Sun dreams of money. Moon dreams of scientific discoveries. When their paths cross with Team Skull, both their plans go awry… International Police officers Looker and Anabel arrive on the scene and hire Sun to help them pursue the mysterious Ultra Beasts—and not a moment too soon, because the Ultra Beasts are attacking one island after another in the Alola region. And then, a group of Crabrawler steals Sun's special berry!

What is the shocking secret of Anabel's origin?

For all ages.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1115-4

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $4.99

Price CAN        $6.99

Dimension       5 1/2 x 7

Format             TP/88 pages/b&w

Transformers: The Manga, Vol. 2

By Ban Magami, Art by Masumi Kaneda

The interstellar conflict between the Autobots and the Decepticons has taken over Earth! The Autobots and their allies are desperate to protect their newfound home from the predations of the Decepticons, but will the bravery of the Autobots be enough to stem the tide?

For all ages.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1177-2

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $24.99

Price CAN        $33.99

Dimension       5 5/8 x 7 7/8

Format             HC/344 pages/b&w and color

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Radiant, Vol. 11

By Tony Valente

Seth winds up participating in the famous Broom Broom Cup survival competition and, alongside Taj, strives to come in first. Meanwhile, on Artemis, the consequences of his actions at Rumble Town unexpectedly resurface! Forced to hunt down a former ally, Seth and his companions make their way to Bôme, the capital of the Eastern Townships, seat of the Inquisition as well as home base for one of the largest factions of Domitors—the vaunted tamers of Nemeses.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1263-2

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/192 pages/b&w

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Splatoon, Vol. 9

By Sankichi Hinodeya

You won't believe who has joined Team Blue to fill in for a missing teammate so they can compete in the Square King Ranked Battle Cup! Get ready for a whole new arc featuring some mixed-up new teams! Plus, a bonus story featuring Emperor!

For all ages.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1334-9

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format             TP/168 pages/b&w

Mulan: The Manga, Vol. 1

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1586-2

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Age Rating       T

Price USA         $14.99

Price CAN        $19.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format             TP/Pages/b&w

VIZ Signature

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Urusei Yatsura, Vol. 6

By Rumiko Takahashi

Ran is back and up no good as she continues her never-ending quest to get back at Lum! But will she change her tune when handsome Rei shows up? Later, the ultimate cuddly kitty spirit appears, burdened with a heavy grudge in its heart! Can Ataru and gang help this cat or will they just make everything worse?

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0347-0

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $19.99

Price CAN        $26.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format            TP/400 pages/b&w

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Ran and the Gray World, Vol. 7

By Aki Irie

After Ran finally awakens from her long slumber, she discovers the terrible news about Otaro, and her sorrow sends the whole town of Haimachi into tears. As she works toward accepting the tragedy, she ponders how she can become a stronger sorceress, even if it means leaving her home and the people she loves…

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0368-5

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $14.99

Price CAN        $19.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format            TP/304 pages/b&w

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Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku, Vol. 2

By Yuji Kaku

Gabimaru is a ninja on death row with one chance to see his wife again—by finding the elixir of immortality on a supernatural island and delivering it to the shogun. Standing in his way are his fellow convicts and the fearsome beasts that roam the island, devouring or killing anyone they encounter. As Gabimaru and his executioner explore the island, they come under attack from creatures that resemble gods but behave like devils. Is this the holy land or hell itself?

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1321-9

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $12.99

Price CAN        $17.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format            TP/216 pages/b&w and color

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Levius/est, Vol. 4

By Haruhisa Nakata

The Southern Slam, the pinnacle tournament of Mechanical Martial Arts, looms. Despite his fears of a rigged match, Levius has agreed to face "the Emperor," Oliver E. Kingsley, in a title fight. Meanwhile, in Grade III, Natalia is progressing smoothly through the preliminary rounds, but her next match will be her most challenging yet.

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1237-3

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $12.99

Price CAN        $17.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format            TP/212 pages/b&w

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BEASTARS, Vol. 6

By Paru Itagaki

As gray wolf Legoshi and dwarf rabbit Haru's relationship intensifies, gray wolf Juno's jealousy grows. Red deer Louis's mysterious absence from school has ramifications for both his friends and his enemies. And while the lion gang Shishi-gumi chooses a new leader, Cherryton Academy's headmaster attends the Council of Living Beings to choose the school's next Beastar. Plus, a flashback to Legoshi's and Jack's puppyhoods and the world war that led to the current fragile truce between carnivores and herbivores.

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0803-1

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $12.99

Price CAN        $17.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format            TP/208 pages/b&w

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No Guns Life, Vol. 5

By Tasuku Karasuma

The war that changed Juzo's life still echoes in the present when the anti-Extended terrorist organization Spitzbergen abducts Juzo's friends. Juzo goes after them, but finds his path blocked by Victor Steinberg, a man with a reputation as a fierce enemy of the Extended. Victor also happens to be Mary's brother, and was once Juzo's personal engineer during the war…

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1051-5

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $12.99

Price CAN        $17.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format            TP/216 pages/b&w

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Ping Pong, Vol. 1

By Taiyo Matsumoto

Makoto "Smile" Tsukimoto and his friend Yutaka "Peco" Hoshino have been playing table tennis since they were kids, but as they enter high school, they find that the game has changed. Seeing potential in them that they themselves don't fully realize, the coach recruits them for the school team. Bringing out their best will mean challenging the top players from rival schools in the summer tournament, including an ace Chinese exchange student who almost made the Olympic team. With the pressure on, can Smile and Peco take the heat and make it into the finals?

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1165-9

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $29.99

Price CAN        $39.99

Dimension       6 1/4 x 9

Format            TP/520 pages/b&w and color

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The Way of the Househusband, Vol. 3

By Kousuke Oono

The Immortal Dragon, once the fiercest member of the yakuza, is now a married man devoted to supporting his loving wife—as a househusband! But when the gangster-turned-homemaker needs to make some quick cash to buy her a present, he turns to the only skills he knows…and gets his first part-time job! The cozy yakuza comedy continues!

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1346-2

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $12.99

Price CAN        $17.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format            TP/160 pages/b&w

The Kingdom of the Gods

Original Concept by Eun-hee Kim, Story by In-Wan Youn, Art by Kyung-Il Yang

Years of war and famine and have plunged Joseon into chaos. Young Prince Yi Moon, after losing all his bodyguards to an assassination attempt, has no choice but to turn to the mountain bandit Jae-ha for help. But as the unlikely pair race to find safety in a world gone mad, it becomes horrifyingly clear that humans aren't the only thing they must fear!

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1513-8

On Sale Date   2020-05-19

Price USA         $14.99

Price CAN        $19.99

Dimension       5 3/4 x 8 1/4

Format            TP/288 pages/b&w and color

Shonen Sunday

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RIN-NE, Vol. 33

By Rumiko Takahashi

Sakura and Ichigo attend an all-you-can-eat festival and catch sight of a Money Spirit, which blesses anyone it visits with good fortune. When Rinne, who's always in need of more cash, hears about the Money Spirit, he concocts a scheme to capture the spirit's good fortune…but Rinne's schemes rarely work out as planned!

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1492-6

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $9.99

Price CAN        $12.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/2

Format            TP/192 pages/b&w

Sublime

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Yarichin Bitch Club, Vol. 3

By Ogeretsu Tanaka

Poor Takashi Tono, who joined his all-boys school's Photography Club unaware that the group's main extracurricular activity is offering its sexual services to the student body, also learns that his crush Yacchan isn't the angelic idol everyone thought! While still reeling from the revelation, Tono also has to reconcile with the fact that fellow first-year Yu Kashima doesn't just want to fake-date as a front to fool the sex-happy club—he wants to date for real!

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-0930-4

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $12.99

Price CAN        $17.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/8

Format            TP/200 pages/b&w

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Given, Vol. 2

By Natsuki Kizu

As the band races toward their first live concert, Mafuyu struggles to write lyrics for their new song, unable to find words that express the emotions burning within him. Meanwhile, Uenoyama hears rumors about Mafuyu's past and is bewildered by his own feelings. The tension builds until the night of the show when the band gives a raging, life-changing performance.

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13           978-1-9747-1183-3

On Sale Date   2020-05-12

Price USA         $12.99

Price CAN        $17.99

Dimension       5 x 7 1/8

Format            TP/186 pages/b&w and color

 

About Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist who just likes to writer. He wrote radio plays for the BBC Radio, “JLA: Age of Wonder” for DC Comics, “Blackshirt” for Moonstone Books, and “La Muse” for Big Head Press. Most recently, he wrote “Her Nightly Embrace”, “Her Beautiful Monster” and “Her Fugitive Heart”, a trilogy of novels featuring a British-Indian private eye published by Atria Books, a division Simon & Schuster.

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