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The Kings Beast: Viz Media Launches Sequel to Dawn of the Arcana

The King's Beast: Viz Media Launches Sequel to Dawn of the Arcana

Viz Media announced the launch of The King's Beast, the sequel to the New York Times Bestselling manga fantasy series Dawn of the Arcana. The fantasy world of Dawn of the Arcana returns in The King's Beast on February 2nd. Dawn of the Arcana introduced a world of fantasy, romance, and palace intrigue: "Princess Nakaba of […]

Moriarty the Patriot Vol. 2: Enter A Rebooted Sherlock Holmes

Moriarty the Patriot Vol. 2: Enter A Rebooted Sherlock Holmes!

You knew this was coming: Moriarty the Patriot introduced its version of Sherlock Holmes in the series in the second volume of the collected series from Viz Media. And this rebooted version of Holmes is hilarious in the way that only manga and Japanese fan culture can be. Hell, they put him right on the […]

Viz Media Releases List of March 2021 Manga Titles

Viz Media Releases List of March 2021 Manga Titles

It's the New Year, and Viz Media has released their titles for March 2021 in advance. All the big series are here along with some new titles. Shonen Jump My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions, Vol. 1 Story and Art by Yoko Akiyama Original Concept by Kohei Horikoshi Midoriya is excited for his first team-up mission […]

The Top 101 Most-Read Stories On Bleeding Cool In 2020

The Top 101 Most-Read Stories On Bleeding Cool In 2020

Here are the 101 most-read stories on Bleeding Cool of the year. The numbers don't lie. Our May scoop that DC comic book series Lucifer was cancelled mid-run and would conclude as an original graphic novel is now coming to fruition and will be published in February 2021. The full list runs below; the numbers […]

Remina: Junji Itos Horror is a Whole Planet

Remina: Junji Ito's Horror is a Whole Planet!

Remina is one of Junji Ito's latest horror manga stories, and it's utterly nuts. In a good way. A horror story should be utterly insane, nightmarish, and irrational. Ito understands this better than most storytellers. He might have taken a few years off horror to draw a manga about his cat, but he's come back […]

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Viz Media Announces Prequel to Hit Manga and Anime

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: Viz Media Announces Prequel to Hit Manga and Anime

Viz Media announced the publication of Jujutsu Kaisen 0, a one-shot prequel to the hit series Jujutsu Kaisen. The manga has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and is currently enjoying an anime adaptation. The prequel will be by Gege Akutami and released on January 5th, 2021. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is the supernatural story that […]

Naruto One Piece Bleach: Manga Light Novel Spinoff Round-up

Naruto, One Piece, Bleach: Manga Light Novel Spinoff Round-up

You shouldn't be surprised that Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach have light novel spinoffs. They're not prose adaptations of the manga or anime stories, but brand-new, original stories. In Japan, popular manga series become full-on multimedia franchise factories, and apart from anime, toys, and merchandise, prose spinoffs are also commonplace. It makes sense. Fans can't […]

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution is for Fans Only

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution is for Fans Only

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution is a partial sequel to the groundbreaking 80s manga and anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena. Unfortunately, unless you've followed the original series, you'll probably feel lost at sea with After the Revolution. The original series was a groundbreaking LGBTQ fantasy epic where themes and meanings were expressed as symbols […]

Sneeze: Naoki Urusawas Short Stories are Wistful Goofy Fun

Sneeze: Naoki Urusawa's Short Stories are Wistful, Goofy Fun

Sneeze is a collection of Noaki Urusawa's recent short stories. They're ditties, trifles, little bites of whimsy, and oddness that reveal his preoccupations and obsessions. As the title suggests, they're sneezes of his personality. And minor Urusawa is still fun. Urusawa is a sort of Alan Moore-esque manga creator best known for long-running series like […]

Viz Media Unveils February 2021 Solicitation Titles

Viz Media Unveils February 2021 Solicitation Titles

Viz Media officially released their list of manga titles coming out in February 2021. Shonen Jump JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 8 Story and Art by Hirohiko Araki 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, […]

One Piece: Viz Media Celebrates 1000th Chapter with Free Chapters

One Piece: Viz Media Celebrates 1,000th Chapter with Free Chapters

One Piece is approaching a very special and impressive milestone —1,000 chapters of the manga! After more than 20 years of continuous weekly serialization, the manga will hit its 1,000th chapter very soon. Of course, Viz Media is going to celebrate this historic occasion! Eiichiro Oda premiered his goofy pirate adventure manga back in 1997. It […]

Venus in the Blind Spot: Junji Ito has Fun With his Horror Influences

Venus in the Blind Spot: Junji Ito has Fun With his Horror Influences

Venus in the Blind Spot is the latest collection of short stories by horror manga master Junji Ito. Viz Media gave him the deluxe treatment with a gorgeous hardcover collection that includes colour pages. There's no commentary on the stories, but the selection is actually a tour of Ito's mind as they reveal his influences […]

Chainsaw Man: Violent Gory Darkly Funny Manga Lives Up to its Title

Chainsaw Man: Violent, Gory, Darkly Funny Manga Lives Up to its Title

Chainsaw Man is a violent, crazy, gory, surreal manga about a man who becomes chainsaws to kill demons, as you do. Denji is one of society's lost people. Practically homeless, he earns his keep by hunting and killing devils with help from his cute chainsaw demon pet Pochita. When he's betrayed by his Yakuza boss, […]

Moriarty the Patriot: Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Wages Class Warfare

Moriarty the Patriot: Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Wages Class Warfare

Moriarty the Patriot reimagines Sherlock Holmes canon to look back at the origin and early years of his nemesis Professor James Moriarty. It depicts the young Moriarty and his two brothers as upper-class bishonen out to wage war against the English nobility for their abuse and exploitation of the poor and working classes. Writer Ryosuke […]

Spy x Family Vol. 2: the Undercover Family Comedy Gets Nuttier

Spy x Family Vol. 2: the Undercover Family Comedy Gets Nuttier

The first volume of Viz Media's Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo established the premise and tone of the series. A spy forms a fake family as cover for his new mission, unaware that his fake daughter is a telepath, and his fake wife is an assassin, and only the little girl knows all their […]

Spy x Family Review: Unique Genre Comedy Fun

Spy x Family Review: Unique Genre Comedy Fun

A spy, an assassin, and a mind-reader get together to form a family. Hilarity ensues. Spy x Family has a unique high concept premise that could only come from a mashup of family genre tropes mashed together to create something new. It's the type of high concept that desperate Hollywood screenwriters would give their fifth […]

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints Small Press &#038 Manga

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints, Small Press, & Manga

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]

Moriarty the Patriot: Viz Media Unveils Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Manga

Moriarty the Patriot: Viz Media Unveils Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Manga

Viz Media announced the upcoming publication of Moriarty the Patriot Volume 1, a manga that offers not just an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, but a spinoff and alternate take on the canon. Sherlock Holmes has always been popular in Japan, which has a huge and voracious readership for detective stories. Japan also has […]

Viz Media Announces Assassins Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Manga

Viz Media Announces Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun Manga

Viz Media has licensed Minoji Kurata's manga Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun. The first volume is scheduled for publication on February 16th, 2021. The manga series is an adaptation of the 2.5D side-scrolling Ubisoft game Assassin's Creed: China. The character Shao Jun first appeared in the animated short film Assassin's Creed: Embers, where she traveled to […]

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre Manga &#038 Seven Secrets #1

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre, Manga, & Seven Secrets #1

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need […]