With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

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

Monday, August 17, 2015

VIZ Media details digital manga update for August 2015

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8 New Manga Series Join The Extensive Digital Catalog; 3-Day
“Flash Sales” Kick Off Throughout The Month Along With Brand
New Digital Manga Bundles And Updates To 18 Continuing Series

VIZ Media opens August with a substantial new digital manga update. Fresh content that is sure to capture the attention of fans and readers includes the launch of 8 new series as well as updates to many other continuing VIZ Media digital manga titles.

August’s new series debuts include launch of the superhero inspired MY HERO ACADEMIA, the comedic hijinks of MAID-SAMA!, middle school shojo manga drama in TOKYO BOYS AND GIRLS, the sci-fi action of ULTRAMAN, the apocalyptic adventure of KAMIYADORI, the bloody horror of GOTH, and more action-packed paranormal adventure from the bestselling HANDS OFF! universe with HANDS OFF!: DON’T CALL US ANGELS along with the intense romantic drama of CRAZY FOR YOU.

Beginning this month, VIZ Media also expands the ways that readers can enjoy digital manga titles as it now makes series from WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and the Shonen Jump imprint available for direct digital purchase from ShonenJump.com and the Weekly Shonen Jump app.

For a series of limited 3-day periods throughout August, VIZ Media kicks off a manga “Flash Sale” that will offer $2 off select titles across all of its major imprints. “Flash Sale” titles are available at VIZManga.com and via the VIZ Manga app, and readers are invited to check the site each week to see which favorite titles will be marked down from the following imprints:

Shonen Jump & Shonen Jump Advanced
VIZ Signature
Shojo Beat
Shonen Sunday
VIZ Media & VIZ Select

Throughout the entire month, VIZ Media also continues its Digital Manga Bundle Promotion offering manga readers specially curated selections each containing multiple full volumes from critically acclaimed and legacy titles such as D. GRAY MAN, DEADMAN WONDERLAND, ITSUWARIBITO (2 bundles available), MAGI and FATE/STAY NIGHT at substantial savings over the regular individual digital MSRPs. These latest manga bundle selections are available to readers for a limited time throughout June exclusively from VIZManga.com and through the comiXology platform.

Additional noteworthy updates for August include new digital volumes for 18 other continuing VIZ Media series. Included in the August update are not-to-be-missed volumes for VIZ Select such as CHEEKY ANGEL (Vols. 7-8), SGT FROG (Vols. 15-16), GRENADIER (Vol. 5) and GIRLS BRAVO (Vol. 8), along with action titles such as ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (Vol. 5), NARUTO (vol. 71), ONE PIECE (Vol. 71) TORIKO (Vol. 29) and JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 2 – BATTLE TENDENCY (Vol. 2). Readers also can catch the series conclusions of SPELL OF DESIRE (Vol. 5), METAMO KISS (Vol. 3) and VOICE OVER! SEIYU ACADEMY (Vol. 12).

New August 2015 Digital Manga Series Debuts:

MY HERO ACADEMIA, Vol. 1 • Rated ‘T’ for Teens •
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available Now
What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

MAID-SAMA 2-In-1 • Rated ‘T’ for Teens •
DIGITAL MSRP: $10.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available Now
As if being class president of a predominantly male high school isn’t hard enough, Misaki Ayuzawa has a major secret – she works at a maid café after school! How is she supposed to keep her image of being ultrasmart, strong and overachieving intact once school heartthrob Takumi Usui discovers her double life?!

TOKYO BOYS AND GIRLS, Vol. 1 • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens •
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available August Now
Mimori Kosaka's dream comes true when she's accepted to the Meidai Attached High School and gets to wear their super-fashionable uniform! She's excited about having a fun freshman year of high school, but things don't turn out as effortlessly as she had hoped.

ULTRAMAN, Vol. 1 • Rated ‘T’ for Teens •
DIGITAL MSRP: $8.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available August 18th
Decades ago, a being known as the Giant of Light joined together with Shin Hayata of the Science Special Search Party to save Earth from an invasion of terrifying monsters called Kaiju. Now, many years later, those dark days are fading into memory, and the world is at peace. But in the shadows a new threat is growing, a danger that can only be faced by a new kind of hero—a new kind of ULTRAMAN…

GOTH (Single Volume) • Rated ‘M’ for Mature •
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available August 18th
In four gruesome stories, two murder-fixated teens lose themselves in their obsession. But can you handle seeing humanity's darkest side revealed in all its glaring, gory glory?

KAMIYADORI, Vol. 1 • Rated ‘M’ for Mature •
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available August 18th
From Kei Sanbe comes a chilling vision of a virus that is utterly out of control... In a dark future, a biological disease that transforms humans into monsters called the Kamiyadori plagues the city. The peacekeeping forces include a specially trained team called the Right Arms. These agents must keep tight control on those who are infected - and the only salvation they offer is execution! But when one Right Arms officer is unable to kill a young boy and his sister, he sets off a chain of events that may bring a ray of hope to a world filled with despair and chaos...

HANDS OFF! DON’T CALL US ANGELS • Rated ‘T’ for Teens •
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available August 25th
More action-packed paranormal adventure from the bestselling Hands Off! universe! Kiba has a special gift to see the future with a single touch, but due to this power, he doesn't like to touch people - especially Udou. Meanwhile, Udou has been using his powers in unsavory ways and Kiba is in deep denial about his...until circumstances bring them together to deal with an all-consuming problem that might bring harm to those they love!

CRAZY FOR YOU, Vol. 1 • Rated ‘T’ for Teens •
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) • Available August 25th
Sachi is a carefree, somewhat ditzy girl who has been single her entire all-girls-school existence. But when she meets a boy named Yuki-chan at a matchmaking event, is her love life finally beginning?

Readers can enjoy all of these new manga titles that are available on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and tablets. The titles also may be purchased through the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, comiXology, 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 over 2,700 volumes across more than 240 different series.

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 comiXology, iBooks and Google Play Stores.

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.

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

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