VIZ Media invites fans to dive into a variety of new manga series marking their North American digital premiere in September.
Leading off the latest monthly update is the exclusive digital-first premiere of creator Hirohiko Araki’s multi-generational action series, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 – PHANTOM BLOOD Vol. 1. Also available is TIME KILLERS, a stunning single-volume collection of manga short stories by Kazue Kato, creator of the smash hit manga series BLUE EXORCIST, also available digitally by VIZ Media.
More details after the break.
The VIZ Select imprint will also delight fans with the debut of the previously out-of-print in North America zany gender-bending, high school demon drama KYO KARA MAOH! (launches Sept. 30th).
Additional notable updates to popular continuing manga series include the exciting conclusions of MIDNIGHT SECRETARY (Vol. 7; available now ONLY on VIZManga.com and from select partners), DAWN OF THE ARCANA (Vol. 13; available now), BOKURANO: OURS (Vol. 11; available Sept. 16th), ST. LUNATIC HIGH SCHOOL (Vol. 2; available Sept. 30th) and the finale of CHIBI VAMPIRE (Vol. 14; available Sept. 30th). These digital volumes join additions to 12 other popular VIZ Media series that will be updated throughout the month of September.
Readers can enjoy these latest 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, 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 more than 2,300 volumes across over 200 different series.
New Titles Available Now!
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 – PHANTOM BLOOD, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $10.99 (U.S. / CAN)
The legendary Shonen Jump manga series is now available in English for the first time in a deluxe edition featuring color pages and new cover art! JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is a groundbreaking series renowned for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. Don’t miss this exclusive digital first debut of the multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil!
TIME KILLERS · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $10.99 (U.S. / CAN)
Explore fantastic realms of imagination in this stunning collection of short stories by Kazue Kato, creator of the smash-hit manga series BLUE EXORCIST! With Kato’s amazing and distinctive art leaping from the page, TIME KILLERS includes her first work, Boku to Usagi (Me and the Rabbit), and features the stories and character designs that would become her breakthrough series, BLUE EXORCIST (also published by VIZ Media). Take off on a flight of fantasy with TIME KILLERS!
Other New Titles Debuting In September:
KYO KARA MAOH!, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Sept. 30th
From the creator of Shinobu Kokoro comes an outrageous, gender-bending, high school demon love story! In this digital series debut from VIZ Select, Yuri Shibuya just can’t catch a break. First, he had his head dunked in a toilet. Then he was transported to another world – where he finds himself king of the Mazoku’s, a new race that expects him to lead them to war against all of humanity. And to top it all off, he’s engaged – to a man!
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 GooglePlay Stores.
All manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from $4.99 (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, please visit www.vizmanga.com.