Viz Announces Manga Licenses Including Award Nominees "Terra Formars" and "Ore Monogatari!!"

"Battle Royale: Angels' Border," Kazue Kato short stories colleciton and Setona Mizushiro's vampire manga "Black Rose Alice" also planned

Like Vertical and Kodansha, Viz announced its latest slate of manga licenses at New York Comic Con today. Plans were headlined by what they're calling the "one of the best science fiction manga to come out in year," Terra Formars, as well as its fellow 2013 Manga Tasiho nominee, Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story). 


Terra Formars

by Yū Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana

In this seinen Jump title, humanity sends mold and cockroaches to Mars in the 21st to prime it for colonization. In the 26th century, a group of scientists travel to the planet, only to be wiped out by hulking humanoid roaches. Mankind responds by sending a squad of warriors to the planet.

Volume 1 is due July 15, 2014


Ore Monogatari!! (My Lovr Story)

by Kazune Kawahara and Aruko

A 2011 shoujo running in Betsuma (Kimi ni Todoke) about a huge highschool freshman who's friends with a popular guy who's a bit of a jerk. One day he protects a girl from a train molester and possibly finds love.

Volume is scheduled for July 1, 2014



Plans also include...

Battle Royale: Angels' Border,  a one volume collection of character background short storiesf from original author  Koushun Takami and art by artist Mioko Ohnishi and Oguma Youhie. It's scheduled for August 8, 2014


Time Killers by Blue Exorcist author Kazue Kato is a one volume collection of short stories, some of which are in color. It's scheduled for September 9, 2014



Black Rose Alice, a A vampire-romanesque tale of love and survival from After School Nightmare's Setona Mizushiro. Volume 1 premieres August 5, 2014.

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at@aicnanime.

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