Viz Adds "Dragon Ball Super," "Gundam Thunderbolt" and "The Water Dragon's Bride" Manga

Other plans include a print edition of "Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V," 3-in-1 collections of "Rurouni Kenshin" and a box set of the "Revolutionary Girl Utena" manga

At their panel for this week's Anime Expo, now 30 year-old North American publisher Viz Media announced a trio of new licenses, including Toyotarou's Dragon Ball Super (based on the new anime), Yasuo Ohtagi's mature-audience Gundam Thunderbolt (basis for the recent anime) and Rei Toma's (Dawn of the Arcana) romancing-a-god historical fantasy The Water Dragon's Bride (aka Suijin no Ikenie).

Other plans include a print edition of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, 3-in-1 collections of Rurouni Kenshin and a box set of the Revolutionary Girl Utena manga (hard cover, color pages and posters, over 5 pounds).  These are scheduled for 2017.

The Water Dragon’s Bride

Story and Art by Rei Toma (creator of Dawn of the Arcana)

Coming in April 2017!

A modern-day girl ends up in a strange land where she encounters a water dragon god!

In the blink of an eye, Asahi is taken from her warm and happy home and whisked away to a strange and mysterious world where the people worship a water dragon god… What plans do the people have for her, and what will happen when she comes face to face with this god?

An ally named Subaru takes Asahi under his wing, but even with his help, Asahi has to endure a test of survival! Will she be able to make it our alive or will she end up being sacrificed?


About the Author:

Rei Toma has been drawing since childhood, but she only began drawing manga because of her graduation project in design school. When she drew a short-story manga, Help Me, Dentist, for the first time, it attracted a publisher’s attention and she made her debut right away. Her magnificent art style became popular, and after she debuted as a manga artist, she became known as an illustrator for novels and video game character designs. She is the creator of Dawn of the Arcana, available in North America from Viz Media.


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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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