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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
ACF 2089: VIZ Announces Digital Manga Updates For October
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES DIGITAL MANGA UPDATES FOR OCTOBER
Manga Series Launch This Month Along With
Updates To More Than 35 Additional Ongoing
welcomes Fall with a brand new digital manga update that features more than a
dozen new titles on VIZManga.com
and available for digital download through the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad,
iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smart phones,
and also for NOOK tablets and devices.
New manga series debuting this month from VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump and
Shonen Jump Advanced imprints include COWA! (one-shot), MUHYO & ROJI’S
BUREAU OF SUPERNATUAL INVESTIGATION, NORA: THE LAST CHRONICLE OF DEVILDOM, and YU-GI-OH! MILLENIUM WORLD. From
the Shojo Beat comes AISHITERUZE BABY, BOYS OVER FLOWERS, and VOICE OVER: SEIYU
ACADEMY. The first volume of the venerable X also debuts in a 3-in-1 edition.
More than 35
additional acclaimed manga series also have new volume debuts. Don’t miss
notable multi-volume weekly updates for acclaimed fan favorites such as CASE
CLOSED, THE LAW OF UEKI, SKIP BEAT!, TAIL OF THE MOON, WHISTLE!, YU-GI-OH!
DUELIST, and YUYU HAKUSHO.
Available Now Include:
AISHITERUZE BABY, Vol. 1·Rated ‘T’
is a 17-year-old playboy who spends his time chasing girls, careless of their
feelings. But when his 5-year-old cousin Yuzuyu comes to live with his family
after her mother's sudden disappearance, Kippei is put in charge of taking care
of her. As Kippei gets to know Yuzuyu and starts to understand how she feels,
he also begins to realize that all girls were like Yuzuyu once...
Paifu, a half-vampire
half-werekoala, is always getting into trouble with his best buddy, José the Ghost.
But when the Monster Flu sweeps through town, the fun and games are over. If
the monsters don't get the medicine soon, everyone will die! With all the
adults sick, it's up to the kids to save the day!
MUHYO & ROJI’S BUREAU OF
SUPERNATUAL INVESTIGATION, Vols. 1-2·
Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Are you a victim
of unwanted spirit possession? Is there a ghost you need sent up and away...or
down to burn for all eternity? If the answer is yes, then you need Muhyo and
Roji, experts in magic law. Serving justice to evil spirits is their specialty.
VOICE OVER: SEIYU ACADEMY Vol. 1·Rated ‘T’
Hime Kino’s dream
is to one day do voice acting like her hero Sakura Aoyama from the Lovely ♥
Blazers anime, and getting
accepted to the prestigious Holly Academy’s voice actor department is the first
step in the right direction! But Hime’s gruff voice has earned her the scorn of
teachers and students alike. Hime will not let that stand unchallenged. She’ll
show everyone that she is too a voice acting princess, whether they like it or
X 3-In-1, Vol. 1·Rated ‘T+’
for Older Teens·$13.99
Destiny Was Foreordained… The
fate of the world is at stake in this gorgeously illustrated masterwork from
the four-woman artistic team CLAMP! Kamui Shiro is a young man who was born
with the power to decide the fate of the Earth itself – a destiny he can barely
bring himself to believe. But as other players involved in the prophecy begin
to gather around him – the "Seven Seals," with the power to protect
the Earth, and the ""Seven Harbingers," who are fated to destroy
it – he has no choice but to come to terms with his fate.
Launching October 29th:
BOYS OVER FLOWERS, Vols. 1-2·Rated ‘T’
Makino is from a poor family, she attends an elite school for the super rich,
where her life has become intertwined with the "F4," the ruling boys
of the school, in a whirlwind of love and confusion!
NORA: THE LAST CHRONICLE OF
DEVILDOM, Vols. 1·Rated ‘T+’
for Older Teens
Nora, an unruly
demon, has defied his superiors one too many times. For the sake of his
"education," Nora is sent to live among mortals and enters a bond of
servitude with cool-as-ice star student Kazuma Magari. Kazuma is about to learn
the ways of the underworld... and Nora will learn more from the "real
world" than he ever thought possible!
YU-GI-OH! MILLENNIUM WORLD, Vols. 1-2·Rated ‘T’
The final saga of
the YU GI OH! epic! After many deadly duels, Yugi has collected the three
Egyptian God Cards, the key to remembering his own past life as an Egyptian
pharaoh. When the cards take Yugi's soul back in time, can he defeat the
villains of the past and achieve his ultimate destiny?
The free VIZ
Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and
features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative
VIZ Manga digital platform, registered users are able to use one account to
view their purchased manga across more devices than ever.
The platform features a massive library of the most popular manga series
in the world, with over 1,500 volumes across more than 160 different series,
and new series and volumes added every Tuesday.
All manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in
the U.S. and Canada within the application starting from $6.99 (U.S. / CAN)
each and readers can also explore all titles with free Chapter 1 previews of
every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.