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Ranma 1/2 Set 6 Announced for June 2nd Release

Ranma 1/2 Set 6 Announced for June 2nd Release Viz Media has announced that Ranma ½ Set 6 will be released in limited edition Blu-ray format and standard DVD on June 2nd. Ranma ½ Set 6 contains episodes 116-138 of the series and there will be one more release in the future to close out the series. The Ranma ½ Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set 6 will...
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Eureka Seven Manga and More Licensed by Viz Media for Digital Release

Eureka Seven Manga and More Licensed by Viz Media for Digital Release Now that we are halfway through May, Viz Media has released an update concerning various digital manga releases for the month and with this announcement comes a few new license rescues. First and foremost, Viz is planning on releasing new volumes for fifteen ongoing series this week including Kiss of the...
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Final Naruto Manga Volume Release Planned; 3 Epilogue Novels Licensed

Final Naruto Manga Volume Release Planned; 3 Epilogue Novels Licensed Viz Media has quite a bit of Naruto related news to share this week as not only will the manga’s author Masashi Kishimoto make his first international appearance at the 2015 New York Comic-Con which is being held from October 8th-11th, but they have also announced the licensing and release plans for a...
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Sailor Moon R Live-Stream Event Planned for May 8

Sailor Moon R Live-Stream Event Planned for May 8 On Friday, May 8th, beginning at 6:00pm PST Viz Media will be holding a special “Mini-Moonlight” event on the company’s YouTube channel. Here they will be holding a special live-stream event that fans can take part in as they watch the debuts of Sailor Moon R Episode 61 and for the first...
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Viz Media Announces Free Comic Book Day 2015 Samplers

Viz Media Announces Free Comic Book Day 2015 Samplers With 2015’s Free Comic Book Day set for May 2nd, Viz Media has announced that they will be releasing two sampler collections for free on that day. The Shonen Jump manga sampler includes previews of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 – Phantom Blood as well as Yu-Gi-Oh! while their Perfect...
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Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring debuts in Weekly Shonen Jump

Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring debuts in Weekly Shonen Jump The Naruto manga may have come to an end last year but Masashi Kishimoto isn’t about to let his hit franchise simply end without going back for a little bit more. Viz Media has announced that they will be including Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring in their digital weekly shonen jump...
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Viz Media Reveals a New ‘Pokémon’ Manga Title and Box-Sets

Viz Media Reveals a New ‘Pokémon’ Manga Title and Box-Sets Viz Media has just announced more Pokémon manga releases to be published under their Perfect Square imprint. Pokémon Black and White manga box-set volume 3 will be released in September 2015 with a suggested retail price of $25.99 USD / $29.99 CAN. It will come with a mini-poster and volumes 15-20 of...
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Manga to be Released in May

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Manga to be Released in May Back at the start of the year Viz Media announced that they would be releasing the long out of print The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga sometime this year and recently the company announced exactly when fans can expect it to be released. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past will be released on...
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Gyo 2-in-1 Deluxe Edition Review

Gyo 2-in-1 Deluxe Edition Review Gyo 2-in-1 Deluxe Edition Author: Junji Ito Artist: Junji Ito Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: April 21, 2015 Price: $22.99 – Available Here Overview Creating a horror manga has to be an incredibly difficult task. While some series can manage to get by with a slow paced story filled with haunting...
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Terra Formars Volume 5 Review

Terra Formars Volume 5 Review Terra Formars Volume 5 Author: Yu Sasuga Artist: Ken-ichi Tachibana Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: March 17, 2015 Price: $12.99 – Available Here Overview With Annex I crash landing on Mars and the crew members forced to split into six different squads, things have only grown worse for the...
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Yo-Kai Watch Manga Licensed by Viz Media

Yo-Kai Watch Manga Licensed by Viz Media Recently Nintendo and Level-5 announced that Nintendo would be releasing Yo-Kai Watch in the West sometime in the future and now Viz Media is also getting in on the action. The company has announced that they have licensed the Yo-kai Watch manga series and will begin releasing the series in North America...
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Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 3 Review

Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 3 Review Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 3 Author: Naoki Serizawa Artist: Naoki Serizawa Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: March 17, 2015 Price: $12.99 – Available Here Overview Marhawa Academy has long been seen as the most prestigious school in Asia and under the tutelage of Mother Gracia and her...
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‘Sailor Moon R’ English Dub Cast and Set 1 Release Announced (Updated)

‘Sailor Moon R’ English Dub Cast and Set 1 Release Announced (Updated) Viz Media has just revealed the upcoming release of Sailor Moon R Set 1. As with the first season sets, there will be a three DVD set and a Limited Edition set containing three DVDs and three Blu-ray discs. The sets will feature episodes 47-68 uncut and unedited with dual audio, and will be released on...
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Deluxe Edition of Junji Ito’s Gyo to be Released on April 21st

Deluxe Edition of Junji Ito’s Gyo to be Released on April 21st Late last year Viz Media announced that they had acquired the license for Junji Ito’s Fragments of Horror and would be releasing it sometime this summer and now the company has announced that they will also be releasing a special “Deluxe Edition” of Junji Ito‘s Gyo horror manga. The...
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Viz Media to Release ‘Hello Kitty’ Graphic Novel Box-Set

Viz Media to Release ‘Hello Kitty’ Graphic Novel Box-Set Viz Media has just announced that they will be releasing a box-set of six original Hello Kitty graphic novels in the US under their Perfect Square Imprint. The six original graphic novels to be included are: Hello Kitty: Here We Go!, Hello Kitty: Delicious!, Hello Kitty: Surprise!, Hello Kitty: Just...
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Assassination Classroom Volume 2 Review

Assassination Classroom Volume 2 Review Assassination Classroom Volume 2 Author: Yusei Matsui Artist: Yusei Matsui Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: February 3, 2015 Price: $9.99 – Available Here Overview Despite the large amount of manga series that take place in a school setting, very few series actually take the time to create a story...
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Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 2 Review

Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 2 Review Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire Volume 2 Author: Naoki Serizawa Artist: Naoki Serizawa Publisher: Viz Media Release Date: January 20, 2015 Price: $12.99 – Available Here Overview Although there have been novel adaptations written based on the Resident Evil games and even some original stories in...
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Viz Media Acquires ‘My Hero Academia’ Manga Publishing Rights

Viz Media Acquires ‘My Hero Academia’ Manga Publishing Rights Viz Media recently announced their acquisition of the publishing rights to the new Shounen Jump manga series My Hero Academia. The first volume of Kohei Horikoshi’s popular action series will be released in North America in August, and will carry a rating of “T” for Teens. The series...
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Viz Media Acquires New ‘Ultraman’ Manga

Viz Media Acquires New ‘Ultraman’ Manga Viz Media has just announced their acquisition of the Ultraman manga series. Inspired by the 1966-1967 Japanese sci-fi superhero TV series, this 2011 manga adaptation is updated with new elements to appeal to a new generation of fans. This adaptation was created by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi...
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Viz Media Previews ‘Ranma 1/2′ Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set 5

Viz Media Previews ‘Ranma 1/2′ Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set 5 Viz Media has just announced the Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set 5 of Ranma 1/2. Details are as follows: Episodes 93-115 will be featured across three discs. The Blu-ray set will feature a 32-page booklet with episode summaries for every episode. On-disc extras will include the textless opening and...
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Vertical Acquires Three New Titles

Vertical Acquires Three New Titles Vertical announced three new releases at the recent KatsuCon, including a light novel release and two manga releases. First up is an omnibus edition of the Seraph of the End light novels. The first omnibus is planned to be released in December 2015. So far 7 volumes have been released of the manga version...
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VIZ Media to Publish New Shoujo Manga Series

VIZ Media to Publish New Shoujo Manga Series VIZ Media has announced the acquisition of two new shojo manga series for their already impressive catalog. The new series are Idol Dreams by Arina Tanemura and QQ Sweeper by Kyousuke Motomi. VIZ plans on releasing the titles in their Shojo Beat magazine, in print, and digitally on the VIZManga online...
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Boys Over Flowers Sequel to have Simultaneous Release

Boys Over Flowers Sequel to have Simultaneous Release VIZ Media has announced that the upcoming sequel to Boys Over Flowers will release simultaneously in English as the Japanese release. Shueisha is releasing Boys Over Flowers 2 on the Jump+ digital manga platform as a bi-weekly digital serialization starting on February 15th. VIZ will be releasing the...
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‘Hello Kitty: It’s About Time’ Original Graphic Novel Now Available

‘Hello Kitty: It’s About Time’ Original Graphic Novel Now Available Viz Media has just announced a brand-new original graphic novel in the Hello Kitty series. Hello Kitty: It’s About Time is now available for readers of all ages from Viz’s Perfect Square imprint. It has a suggested retail price of $7.99 US and $9.99 CAN. Viz describes the book: Let the...
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Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Review

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Review Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Studio: Studio Pierrot Publisher: Viz Media Format: DVD (Reviewed), Blu-ray Release Date: November 25, 2014 Price: $19.98 – Available Here Overview Long running series tend to struggle with keeping themselves fresh with new material and often in the manga and anime...
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Coppelion home release now available in North America

Coppelion home release now available in North America Today Viz Media has released Coppelion on Blu-ray and DVD in North America. This release comes with all thirteen episodes of the series all featuring a brand new English dub as well as the original Japanese voice track. Coppelion will be available as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack that costs $69.99 U.S./$81.99...
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