With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

June digital manga update from VIZ

OWARI NO SERAPH © 2012 by Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto, Daisuke Furuya /SHUEISHA Inc.

The Exclusive Digital-First Debut Of Takeshi Obata’s
And More

VIZ Media primes the summer reading season with a robust digital update for June and invites fans and readers to explore the latest collection of exciting releases available throughout the month.

New manga titles making their digital debut include today’s launch of the Shonen Jump Advanced series, SERAPH OF THE END. The BOYS OVER FLOWERS JEWELRY BOX shojo manga one-shot is scheduled for June 10th.

Fans also won’t want to miss the exclusive digital premiere, the same day as Japan on June 19th of Vol. 1 of the riveting manga adaptation of the sci-fi action drama – ALL YOU NEED IS KILL – by DEATH NOTE/BAKUMAN creator Takeshi Obata. This 2-volume series adapts the acclaimed Japanese novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (also available from VIZ Media/Haikasoru), that also inspired Edge of Tomorrow, the blockbuster summer action film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The post apocalyptic gothic vampire series, TRINITY BLOOD, rounds out new titles for the month with its digital debut on June 24th.

Other notable monthly updates to popular continuing manga series include DRAGON BALL Full Color (Saiyajin) (Vol. 3) on June 3rd, DEADMAN WONDERLAND (Vol. 3) on June 10th, to be followed by ONE-PUNCH MAN (Vol. 3) and FUTURE DIARY (Vol. 2) on June 24th. These new volumes join additions to 13 other popular VIZ Media series that will also be updated throughout the month of June.

Readers can enjoy these new June manga updates that are available on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets. The titles may also be purchased through the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. These dynamic digital platforms offer fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy a massive catalog of new and classic manga titles that spans more than 2,000 volumes across nearly 200 different series.

Available Now:

SERAPH OF THE END, Vol. 1 • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens • MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available Now
After trumpets of the apocalypse proclaim the fall of humanity, vampires arise from the shadows to rule the earth. Yuichiro wants just one thing – to get revenge by killing each and every vampire. In the opening volume, Yuichiro’s dream is near-impossible, given that vampires are seven times stronger than humans, and the only way to kill them is by mastering Cursed Gear, advanced demon-possessed weaponry. Not to mention that humanity’s most elite Vampire Extermination Unit, the Moon Demon Company, wants nothing to do with Yuichiro unless he can prove he’s willing to work in a team – which is the last thing he wants.

Manga Titles Launching Later This Month:

BOYS OVER FLOWERS JEWELRY BOX (ONE-SHOT) • Rated ‘T’ for Teens • MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available June 10th
One year after the original BOYS OVER FLOWERS series ended, lives move on... Although Tsukushi 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.

ALL YOU NEED IS KILL Vol. 1 • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens • MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available June 19th
Check out Takeshi Obata’s (DEATH NOTE, BAKUMAN) hit adaptation of the riveting sci-fi action story in a special digital release. When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his fifth iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death?

TRINITY BLOOD, Vol. 1 • Rated ‘T’ for Teens • MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available June 24th
In a dark and distant future, Armageddon has given rise to the fabled Second Moon – and a perpetual war between the vampires and the humans! Esther is a nun in the city of Istavan. When she crosses paths with Abel Nightroad, a priest sent from the Vatican to combat the local order of vampires, the pair forms a holy alliance to battle the most evil of threats. In this gorgeous, gothic-action series - part of the super-popular Trinity Blood franchise – the very survival of the human race is at stake.

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. 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 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, please 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.