Nine New Manga Titles Announced By Viz Media At Anime Boston

by Staff

 

This past weekend, Anime Boston took place, and Viz Media made a substantial number of announcements about new title acquisitions for autumn and winter 2017. Titles ranges from Children of the Whales to Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul, Spy Baby, Shiver: Junju Ito Selected Stories, and more, crossing a wide range of genres for readers. Some of the new titles will also appear under the Shonen Jump imprint.

Here’s a complete listing of titles announced at Anime Boston and coming in 2017 from Viz Media:

JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WARRIORS (Novel)

Debuts October 2017

Description: Rampage. Weep. Kill. Every 12 years, the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac take the form of warriors and engage in the ultimate battle royal. They face one another in battles to the death, using all the powers of their star signs, and the sole survivor is granted the ultimate prize – a wish. Any wish. Don’t miss this highly anticipated hardcover release!

CHILDREN OF THE WHALES, Vol. 1

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts November 2017

Description: A gripping post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure by creator Abi Umeda. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, most dying young from the very powers that sustain them.

TOKYO GHOUL ILLUSTRATIONS: ZAKKI

Debuts November 2017

Description: Tokyo Ghoul Illustrations: Zakki features artwork and behind-the-scenes notes, commentary and ruminations from TOKYO GHOUL creator Sui Ishida. Discover the creative process that brought the hit manga and anime to life, in gloriously ghoulish full color.

SP BABY, Vol. 1

Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts November 2017

Description: In this new josei manga series, Tamaki Hasegawa misses an interview for a much-needed job in order to stop an assault on a man running for his life! The man, Kagetora Sugo, is the prime minister’s nephew. He then asks Tamaki to become his bodyguard.

SHIVER: JUNJI ITO SELECTED STORIES 

Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts December 2017

Description: A stunning must-read release from the master of horror manga. This volume includes nine of Junji Ito’s best short stories, as selected by the author himself and presented with accompanying notes and commentary. An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing faces appear in the sky, some even featuring your own face… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic fashion model and faces a real bloody ending… An offering of nine fresh nightmares for the delectation of horror fans.

 

The following new titles from Viz will be published under the SHONEN JUMP imprint:

DEATH NOTE (All-in-One Edition)

Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts Fall 2017

Description: This hefty omnibus combines all 2,400 pages of the megahit thriller into a single massive tome, presented in a beautiful silver slipcase. A perfect collectible conversation piece and a must-have for DEATH NOTE fans. Also contains an epilogue chapter never before seen in English!

NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE’S SHARINGAN LEGEND · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Volume 1 Digital First Debut July 2017, Print Debut September 2017  

Description: Uchiha Sasuke, the brooding loner who will do anything to avenge his clan and kill his older brother… Yes, this is that story, but with a hilarious twist! In Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend, the characters and story have been flipped on their heads, all for the sake of comedy! With his Taka teammates Suigetsu, Karin and Jugo, Sasuke travels the land and gets into all kinds of wacky adventures. This is a side of Sasuke you’ve never seen before. One bit of advice: do not mock the Uchiha!

ASTRA LOST IN SPACE · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Volume 1 Digital First Debut October 2017, Print Debut December 2017

Description: In the year 2063 interstellar space travel has become the norm. Eight students from Caird High School and one child set out on a routine planet camp excursion. While there, the students are mysteriously transported 5,000 light-years away to the middle of nowhere! Will they ever make it back to Earth?!

THE PROMISED NEVERLAND · Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Volume 1 Digital First Debut October 2017, Print Debut December 2017

Description: In this masterful suspense story, life at Grace Field House has been good for Emma and her fellow orphans. While the daily studying and exams they have to take are tough, their loving caretaker provides them with delicious foods and plenty of play time. But perhaps not everything is as it seems…