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Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution is for Fans Only

Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution is for Fans Only

[caption id="attachment_1299676" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution" covert art, Viz Media[/caption]The original series was a groundbreaking LGBTQ fantasy epic where themes and meanings were expressed as symbols and allegory Tenjou Utena fought the oppressive student council of an elite academy school to rescue an abused girl named Anthy, who was offered up[...]

Sneeze: Naoki Urusawas Short Stories are Wistful Goofy Fun

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

And minor Urusawa is still fun.[caption id="attachment_1299190" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Sneeze" by Naoki Urusawa, cover art from Viz Media.[/caption]Urusawa is a sort of Alan Moore-esque manga creator best known for long-running series like Pineapple Army, Yawara!, and the latter deconstructionist epics Pluto, which reimagined an old Astro Boy story into a Science Fiction saga about war[...]

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 [caption id="attachment_1288693" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" cover art, Viz Media[/caption]JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4--Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol 8 Story and Art by Hirohiko ArakiWhat kind of weirdo lives on a transmission tower?! An all-new enemy Stand attempts to trap, outwit[...]

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

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

Of course, Viz Media is going to celebrate this historic occasion![caption id="attachment_1288209" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "One Piece," Viz Media[/caption]Eiichiro Oda premiered his goofy pirate adventure manga back in 1997 It follows irrepressibly cheerful hero Luffy who gets stretchy limb superpowers after eating a magical devil fruit, and he decides to become the King of the Pirates![...]

Naoki Urasawas Asafora Leads Viz Media Solicits For January 2021

Naoki Urasawa's Asafora Leads Viz Media Solicits For January 2021

Naoki Urasawa's Asafora leads Viz Media LLC's listings for January 2021, through direct market comic book shops in North America And as well as the Pokemon, we also get a How To Draw Star Wars volume too Here are the full solicitations. ASADORA GN VOL 01 VIZ MEDIA LLC[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Naoki Urasawa's Asafora Leads Viz[...]

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

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 and how they make him choose horror subjects.[caption id="attachment_1279002" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Venus in the Blind Spot" cover, Viz[...]

Viz Media Talks Demon Slayer U.S. Theatre Release Moriarty &#038 More

Viz Media Talks Demon Slayer U.S. Theatre Release, Moriarty & More

Viz Media's Urian Brown (Marketing) and Karla Clark (Manga Editor) discuss anime and manga for NYCC x MCM Metaverse The panel started up with a message to the viewers from none other than the creator of Beastars, Paru Itagaki Brown and Clark then proceeded to discuss recently premiered as well as upcoming manga and anime[...]

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

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

1 cover, Viz Media[/caption]Tatsuki Fujimoto has a flair for quiet poignance in his portrayal of sad Denji's life He's alone, in debt (as many heroes in manga are these days to reflect a common dilemma many Japanese people live through), barely socialized, craving friends, romance, sex, and a sense of belonging in life All this[...]

Moriarty the Patriot: Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Wages Class Warfare

Moriarty the Patriot: Sherlock Holmes Spinoff Wages Class Warfare

1 cover, Viz Media[/caption]Writer Ryosuke Takeuchi and artist Hikaru Miyoshi acknowledge the original old, balding wizened Moriarty, who encounters Sherlock Holmes decades in the future but introduces a retcon to his origin with a nod and a wink Louis and James Moriarty are orphans that Albert Moriarty persuaded his father to adopt as an act[...]

Jujutsu Kaiden: Viz Unlocks First 7 Chapters of Manga Online for Free

Jujutsu Kaiden: Viz Unlocks First 7 Chapters of Manga Online for Free

Viz Media announced a new Jujutsu Kaisen special event by unlocking the manga series' first seven chapters free to read on the Shonen Jump website and app for a week starting October 2nd in order for fans to get ready for the brand new anime premiering in the same month.[caption id="attachment_1275101" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Page from[...]

Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is Naoki Urusawas Oddball Heist Comedy

Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams is Naoki Urusawa's Oddball Heist Comedy

It's like a stew cooked from lots of leftover ingredients and spices.[caption id="attachment_1271679" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Mujirushi: The Sign of Dreams" cover, Viz Media[/caption]Kumiko is a sensible 10-year-old watching her family fall apart Her gullible dope of a father has blown the family's money on one get-rich-quick scheme after another, and her mother has taken off[...]

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[...]

Inuyasha Sequel Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Unveiled by VIZ Media

Inuyasha Sequel Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Unveiled by VIZ Media

VIZ Media, America’s leading pop culture publisher and producer of Japanese manga and animation in North America announced today Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is coming to Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu on October 3, 2020 The series is an anime-only sequel to Rumiko Takahashi’s classic manga and anime series Inuyasha The original manga series ran from 1996 to[...]

Burn the Witch: Crunchyroll to Stream Bleach Creators New Anime

Burn the Witch: Crunchyroll to Stream Bleach Creator's New Anime

They also released a new English-subtitled trailer.[caption id="attachment_1268872" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Burn the Witch" key art, Viz Media.[/caption]Burn the Witch is Kubo's first new manga work since his manga saga Bleach ended in 2016 after running for 15 years The new series is not a sequel but takes place in another corner of the same universe[...]

Spy x Family Review: Unique Genre Comedy Fun

Spy x Family Review: Unique Genre Comedy Fun

It's also the type of high concept mashup that, somehow, only could have come out of Japan.[caption id="attachment_1268494" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Spy x Familys" Volume 1 cover, copyright Viz Media[/caption]Codename: Twilight is a master spy, the best of the best Efficient, pragmatic, cool under pressure, he is at the top of his game[...]

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.[caption id="attachment_1267252" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Moriarty the Patriot" Volume 1 cover art, Viz Media[/caption]Sherlock Holmes has always been popular in Japan, which 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.[caption id="attachment_1261909" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun" Vol 1 artwork from Viz Media[/caption]The character Shao[...]

NARUTO X DIM MAK: Steve Aoki Joins Viz Media for Exclusive Streetwear

NARUTO X DIM MAK: Steve Aoki Joins Viz Media for Exclusive Streetwear

Acclaimed music producer and DJ Steve Aoki and VIZ Media have teamed up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Masashi Kishimoto’s classic manga series Naruto Shippuden with “NARUTO x DIM MAK” Aoki’s streetwear fashion brand will be bringing out a limited edition line of Naruto Shippuden apparel on September 5th.[caption id="attachment_1261666" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Steve Aoki[...]

Viz Media releases December 2020 Titles

Viz Media releases December 2020 Titles

Viz Media has released their list of manga and art book titles they are releasing in December 2020 Once again, the usual favourites are here, but there are some surprises as well, like a Junji Ito Science Fiction title! Enjoy! Shonen Jump [caption id="attachment_1258550" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "Chainsaw Man" cover art from Viz Media[/caption]Chainsaw Man, Vol[...]

Viz Media Announces November 2020 Titles

Viz Media Announces November 2020 Titles

Viz Media released the full list of their titles coming out in November Once again, it runs the full gamut of Shonen, Shojo, art books, Disney adaptations, more adult fare, and some horror There is something for everyone again. Shonen Jump [caption id="attachment_1257079" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure", cover art from Viz Media[/caption]JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part[...]