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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Thursday, November 10, 2011
ACF 1227: VIZ announces new titles at VIZManga.com & for digital download
VIZ MEDIA DEBUTS TWO LATEST NARUTO VOLUMES
AHEAD OF PRINT COUNTERPARTS ON VIZMANGA.COM AND
VIZ MANGA APP FOR iPAD, iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH
November Digital Manga Update
Also Sees Debut of
Natsume Ono’s RISTORANTE PARADISO And GENTE,
As Well As Updates to 17 Popular Series
VIZ Media has just announced a variety of new titles for November that are available to
read online on VIZManga.com
and also for digital download on the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad™, iPhone™
and iPod™ touch.
Among the notable
new releases will be the two latest editions of NARUTO – Volumes 54 and 55 –
which will be made available on VIZ Media’s digital platforms several months in
advance of their print counterparts. This is part of the SHONEN JUMP DIGITAL WARP, a speed-up of selection titles to bring
North American readers up-to-date with Japanese releases to prepare fans for
the debut of the digital WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA in January 2012.
‘T’ for Teens· Available Today!
Viaduct to Peace:Naruto and his team engage in an intense battle with the
Akatsuki organization as both sides seek the power to determine the future of
their land. Internecine fighting weakens the Akatsuki, but will their dark
forces sideline Naruto?! Print edition debuts on January 3rd, 2012.
‘T’ for Teens· Available November 21st
The Great War Begins: Evil masterminds Kabuto and Madara
instigate a skirmish with Naruto and friends on Turtle Island. The Allied
Shinobi Forces prepare to attack, but are they ready for Kabuto's horde of
reanimated dead ninja?! Print edition debuts on March 6th, 2012.
November also sees the debut of two titles from the critically acclaimed
Natsume Ono. RISTORANTE PARADISO
weaves a story around the lives of the staff of a restaurant in Rome, and in the follow-up manga, GENTE, continues to follow
the character’s romances, heartaches, hopes and dreams.
‘T+’ for Older Teens· Available Now!
At the age of 21,
Nicoletta travels to Rome to find her mother, Olga, who abandoned her
long ago. Nicoletta finds her at Casetta dell'Orso, a charming little
restaurant owned by Olga's husband. The staff of bespectacled gentlemen
welcomes Nicoletta warmly, but Olga's reception is not so pleasant. Olga has
never told her husband that she ever had children--and he must never know.
‘T+’ for Older Teens· Available November 14th
Buona sera! Welcome to Casetta dell'Orso, a quaint little
restaurant in the heart of Rome. The food's delicious, but the handsome staff
of bespectacled gentlemen is the real draw. Follow these dashing men home and
witness their romances, heartaches, hopes and dreams in this delightfully
whimsical continuation of Natsume Ono's beloved RISTORANTE PARADISO.
Additions to 17 popular VIZ Media series are scheduled for November,
with over 30 new manga volumes scheduled to make their digital debut. Updates
include the rock-and-roll romantic drama of AI ORE and the courtly royal intrigue
of THE STORY OF SAIUNKOKU, as well as the supernatural adventure of BLEACH, the
ongoing high seas pirate fun of ONE PIECE, and the kinetic sci-fi action
depicted in new weekly chapters of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION.
Media manga volumes launching include:
DAISY Vol. 6
GENESIS EVANGELION Chapter 14
Vols. 54 & Vol. 55
SCHOOL HOST CLUB Vol. 12
PARADISO Vol. 1
BIRD Vol. 11
YUGI: GENBU KAIDEN Vol. 8
GENESIS EVANGELION Chapter 15
KENSHIN Vol. 26
BOOK OF FRIENDS Vol. 9
GENESIS EVANGELION Chapter 16
APARTMENTS Vol. 4
OF SAIUNKOKU Vol. 5
Vol. 3 – Final Volume!
VIZ Big Vol. 6 – Exclusive to the VIZ
Manga App for iPad!
GENESIS EVANGELION Chapter 17
KENSHIN Vol. 27
VIZ Media’s digital manga platform allows for universal access for fans for reading manga from their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and
now, VIZManga.com for desktop/laptop
computers and Android-powered devices with built-in web browsers. With one account, registered
users are able to view their purchases across even more devices than ever.
The free VIZ
Manga App continues to be the top app for reading manga on iOS devices and
features a rapidly growing library of the most popular manga series in the
world, currently offering over 45 series and nearly
500 volumes, with new additions and free
Chapter 1 previews added weekly.