Viz Media Licenses Junji Ito's "Frankenstein," "NieR: Automata" Novels
Find out what the publisher had to reveal at C2E2
Viz Media revealed new licenses and updated previous announcements with details during its C2E2 panel this weekend. The announcements included new Junji Ito manga in the form of Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection, due out this October; a pair of NieR: Automata novels, also in print this October; and the Juni Taisen: Zodiac War manga, which hits digital first this August before arriving in print this October.
Here's a rundown from Viz:
Announcement: Make Animals: Felt Arts from Japan releases November 2018. Book includes a gallery of the astonishing work by Japan’s top felting artist and step-by-step instructions on how to make these stunning creatures. pic.twitter.com/ansHXtwUWP— VIZ (@VIZMedia) April 8, 2018
Announcement: Junji Ito brings Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’s monster to life (among other short stories) in Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection. Coming October 2018. pic.twitter.com/Q1QKu79jZs— VIZ (@VIZMedia) April 8, 2018
Announcement: The ultimate battle royale begins in Juni Taisen: Zodiac War. Digital first release August 2018. In print October 2018. pic.twitter.com/6J1ZvfKhgD— VIZ (@VIZMedia) April 8, 2018
Announcement: NieR: Automata Novels. The novelization of the top selling video game begins with NieR: Automata - Long Story Short in October 2018. NieR: Automata - Short Story Long coming in 2019.— VIZ (@VIZMedia) April 8, 2018
(NieR: Automata - Long Story Short pictured) pic.twitter.com/07Nw6aeuT8
The second JoJo's Bizarre Adventure set is up for pre-order now. Check out the package and a dubbed preview:
Announcement: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Set 2: Stardust Crusaders Limited Edition is now available for preorder.— VIZ (@VIZMedia) April 7, 2018
Order now https://t.co/crQldyTazu pic.twitter.com/4MeDTXBoHM
Jotaro Kujo and Joseph Joestar stand together against a fiendish enemy who's returned stronger than ever! #JJBA— VIZ (@VIZMedia) April 7, 2018
Pre-order JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Set 2 - Stardust Crusaders https://t.co/crQldyTazu pic.twitter.com/NgP0UkAqX0
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