Looks like Honey Blood and Kiss of the Rose Princess aren't Viz Media's only shoujo plans being announced this week.. Magical realms, time travel and gorgeous gothic vampires as it announces the acquisition by its Shojo Beat imprint of new releases for Black Bird, Vampire Knight and a brand new series, Yukarism, that are scheduled to debut during the Fall of 2014. More after the jump.
VIZ Media announced plans to expand their Studio Ghibli Library imprint expansion with two books in the fourth quarter of the year. A Princess Mononoke art book re-release will be joined Hayao Miyazaki's early, 1980 watercolor version of the story. More after the jump.
Viz has announced on their Shonen Jump podcast that they've licensed Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's ecchi cooking manga Shokugeki no Soma, set to be released in North America as Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. More after the jump.
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). Get the details after the jump.
At this past weekend's Japan Expo USA, Viz Media announced that they have licensed Arina Tanemura's Phantom Thief Jeanne, formerly released in North America by CMX and slated for March 2014, and Tomu Ohmi's Spell of Desire, scheduled for August. More after the jump.
At this weekend's Otakon, Viz Media annoucned that they will be bringing back what was once on the most popular series in anime. Martial arts sex comedy Ranma 1/2 is set to return, with the anime coming to Neon Alley, Blu-ray and DVD, along with new reprints of the manga. Ranma 1/2 programming is also being planned for the upcoming New York Comic Con. More after the jump.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Viz is participating in the May 4 event with Dragon Ball & Rurouni Kenshin Restoration preview and It's An Ugly Doll Comic & Other Stuff. Dark Horse's offering includes a Mai Avatar: The Last Airbender story. Get a look after the jump.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Viz is participating this year with a Dragon Ball & Rurouni Kenshin Restoration preview and It's An Ugly Doll Comic & Other Stuff. See their promo after the jump.
Following up on their Vampire Knight Valentines cards from earlier in the week, Viz has posted a set of Bleach endearments. So, if you're running late and need a last minute present for your significant other, better hurry up and print these babies out. Grab the set after the jump.
In honor of this week's holiday, manga/anime distributor Viz has posted a series of printed Valentines cards with designs based on popular shoujo series Vampire Knight. Check them out after the jump.
Promoting the exclusive digital content, like creator sketches and interview, offered to subscribers of the Shonen Jump Alpha anthology, Viz has posted a video of author Hiroshi Shiibashi sketching the star of yokai manga Nura. Geta look after the jump.
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. More after the jump.