Viz mixed the popular with the critically acclaimed in their New York Comic Con announcements. Action fans have Mizuki Sakakibara's Tiger & Bunny and Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration to look forward to, while artistically minded audiences can anticipate Taiyo Matsumoto's Sunny and Pepita: Takehiko Inoue Meets Antonio Gaudi.
Tiger & Bunny by Mizuki Sakakibara
The NewType Ace version of the super hero story
Pepita: Takehiko Inoue Meets Antonio Gaudi
By Takehiko Inoue
April 16, 2013
108 pages US$25.99
Antoni Gaudi was the world leader of Catalan modernist movement in architecture. Takehiko Inoue is one of the premier manga artists in the world. Inoue’s journey to Spain and to the world of Gaudi is half travel memoir, half art book, and all beauty.
Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond, Slam Dunk, Real) is one of Japan’s leading manga artists, and he has long been obsessed with the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Pepita is a travel memoir about Inoue’s travels to Catalan, the people he meets, and the stunning architecture he experiences. It’s also an art book of the highest quality, constructed and framed by a leading practitioner of Japanese comics.
Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration
spring/summer of 2013
Rurouni Kenshin Restoration, a.k.a. Rurouni Kenshin Cinema-Ban ran in Jump SQ ahead of the live action movie with a modified version of the samurai action story
By Taiyo Matsumoto
From the author of Tekkon Kinkreet, the story of orphans who escape from boredom via a Nissan Sunny 1200.
Tiger & Bunny four panel anthology