Though Nintendo is usually stingy about who gets to play with their IP, holding tight controls over what Mario does and says outside of a game, the one area they’ve always been lax about is the manga industry. In the right-to-left paper universe, Nintendo characters are allowed to have non-canon adventures, they can look different, and they can have different personalities — all things verboten everywhere else. Viz has the rights to publish Nintendo manga in the US, and here are some of the weird tales coming our way, including the debut of the Animal Crossing manga…
We know summer has just kicked into gear, but Viz Media has plenty in store for the back end. Their August lineup, revealed today, has plenty of returning favorites, a new Star Wars adventure with your favorites from Rogue One, two volumes about Pokemon and one set in the world of Assassin’s Creed. There’s also a manga version of the Cruella movie — remember, folks. it’s okay to murder puppies and wear their fur as long as your mother was killed by puppies and it’s a vengeance thing. I fully understand her now.
June only just started, but manga publisher Viz is already thinking 30 days ahead. Some of the books you can expect to be localized this Independence Day include such subjects as humanoid robots, post-apocalyptic deserts, and zombie hunters (meaning zombies that hunt). Another volume of the Persona manga is on the way, as is a reverse Harry Potter about a non-magical boy trying to scrape by in a highly magical school. And if you just want something different, Viz is also publishing a recipe book that shows you how to make bento boxes that resemble Disney characters. Pick your poison!
After decades tangled up in legal issues, Viz has announced one of the world’s most influential manga will be reprinted at last: Fist of the North Star. Revolving around a warrior named Ken whose punches are so powerful they make his enemies explode, the manga inspired countless other authors and received its own golden-age anime, plus tons of merchandise. If you’ve never read it before (through legal means at least), you’ll soon have your chance. Viz will be shipping a new edition of Fist of the North Star to bookstores this June, along with these other things….
Viz Media is preparing a new batch of manga for next month, and shared with us a few plot descriptions today. One thing became clear when we took a look…it’s going to be a weird spring on the manga bookshelf rack. For example, don’t you just hate it when you go down to the store to buy a new TV and wind up being cornered by an invasion of zombies?
Viz has a lot of manga coming out next month, and they asked us to pass on the word. They’re calling attention to three volumes in particular, one original, one based on a movie and one based on a game.
Last May, Viz Media announced a sequel series to Inuyasha was in production, titled Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. The show will be leaping out of feudal Japan for a slightly more modern fairy tale, focusing on the adventures of the offspring of Inuyasha, Sesshomaru and Kagome.
It’s going to be an eventful summer for manga publisher VIZ Media. The first volume of the official RWBY manga is coming out, as is the seventh volume of Beastars and new books based on the video games Persona and Splatoon. Next month, ask your local small bookseller if any of these are in…they will appreciate the business.
If this year seems to be going right for anyone, it’s fans of 2000s anime, who are seeing their favorites resurrected. A continuation of Bleach was announced earlier this year, and now we hear Inuyasha is coming back.
We know it’s just barely May, but VIZ has a busy June ahead and they announced the full slate of material today. New volumes of Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer join new property Spy Vs. Family and a tour of Tokyo. Here are some of the highlights from that list, all of which become available June 2.
What does Viz media have planned for manga fans this May? Two new anticipated releases, one of which stars the most famous non-Gundam giant robots of all.
At a time when it seems like everything is being forced to shut down, one thing is actually starting up again: the Bleach anime. Viz Media confirmed this weekend that the rumors are true — it’s coming back, and they’ll be the ones to bring it to you.