With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, February 20, 2014

ONE-PUNCH MAN debuts in VIZ's digital manga update

ONE-PUNCH MAN © 2012 by ONE, Yusuke Murata/SHUEISHA Inc.

New Series Available Exclusively
From VIZManga.com And
Other Digital Platforms

Fire up the computer and charge those tablets and other devices as VIZ Media continues the winter reading fun with a new round of digital manga (graphic novel) titles set to debut during the second-half of February. Among the noteworthy new additions will be the “Digital Exclusive” debut of ONE-PUNCH MAN on February 18th.

Updates to 18 other popular VIZ Media series are also scheduled for February 18th and 25th, and will include new installments for BOKURANO: OURS, BABY & ME, KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC, FIREFIGHTER! DAIGO OF COMPANY M, the finale of the supernatural adventure MUHYO & ROJI’S BUREAU OF SUPERNATURAL INVESTIGATION, the second volume in Osamu Tezuka’s award-winning manga masterpiece, PHOENIX, plus many more. ONE-PUNCH MAN will be available across all platforms and devices.

Readers will not want to miss these new releases available on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets, as well as on the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. Across these dynamic platforms, fans can explore and enjoy a dynamic range of exclusive new and classic manga series that spans more than 2,100 volumes across 175 different series.

ONE-PUNCH MAN, Vol. 1 • Rated ‘T’ for Teens • MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Debut Volume Available Across All Platforms
In this stirring action series from illustrious illustrator Yusuke Murata of EYESHIELD 21 fame and the maniacal mind of up-and-coming mangaka ONE, everything about a young man named Saitama screams "AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn't have your average problem... He's actually a superhero that's always looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge! Individual chapters of ONE-PUNCH MAN are also currently serialized in VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital manga magazine.

Manga creator ONE began ONE-PUNCH MAN as a web comic, which quickly went viral and garnered over 10 million hits. Japanese manga publisher (and VIZ Media parent company) Shueisha eventually secured the publishing rights to the series. In addition to ONE-PUNCH MAN, ONE writes and draws the series Mob Psycho 100 and Makai no Ossan.

Yusuke Murata is a highly acclaimed and skilled manga artist best-known for his work on the football series, EYESHIELD 21 (also published in North America by VIZ Media). In 1995, Murata won the prestigious 122nd Hop Step Award for his series, Partner, and placed second in 1998 in the semi-annual Akatsuka Awards for Samui Hanashi.

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be a top application for enjoying 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. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo ereaders, as well as in the iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.

All manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga 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, visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.

Download the free VIZ Manga App for Android and iOS devices at www.VIZ.com/apps.

To learn more about VIZ Manga, visit www.vizmanga.com.