Posted By MaraW on May 8, 2014
VIZ Media, home of internationally popular titles such as Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece, is bringing a host of great manga to North American readers in both print and digital formats.
ALL YOU NEED IS KILL Graphic Novel · Unrated · MSRP: $8.99 (U.S. / CAN) ·Available Now!
Written by Haikasoru editor and noted sci-fi author, Nick Mamatas, featuring full-color artwork by popular comic book artist Lee Ferguson (Green Arrow, Miranda Mercury), the new graphic novel offers a single-volume retelling of the original ALL YOU NEED IS KILL light novel that inspired the Edge of Tomorrow movie starring Tom Cruise!
When the alien Mimics invade, soldier Keiji Kiriya is killed, on the battlefield. But he wakes up the previous morning as if nothing happened and must fight the battle again…and again… and again. Teamed up with the mysterious female fighter known as the Full Metal Bitch, Keiji must figure out how to stop the cycle—and what role his new and deadly ally plays in the fight to save Earth.
FOOD WARS!: SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA, Vol. 2 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available May 20th!
Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?! Leaving home for the first time in his young life, Soma moves into the Polaris Dormitory—a place run by an old crone and filled with crazy and eccentric students! Barely settled in, Soma quickly finds himself in one of Tohzuki’s legendary cooking duels—a shokugeki! Who will his very first opponent be?
FATE/STAY NIGHT · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available May 20th!
The manga addition to the super-popular multimedia franchise has finally arrived! When he was little, high school student and amateur mechanic Shirou Emiya was adopted by a magus man. Now he wants nothing more than to follow in his stepfather’s footsteps and become a hero of justice. Little does he know that a war is waging among the Magi and that he is about to become its focal point. Vol. 2 debuts on May 27th.
FUTURE DIARY · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available May 27th!
Sakae Esuno’s chilling manga masterpiece is a relentless adventure that will have readers questioning the boundaries of time and space – and wishing for the slightest glimmer of hope in a dark, desolate world that may look surprisingly familiar. Yukiteru is a lonely student whose only hobby is the daily diary he keeps on his cell phone. But Yukiteru has a secret that nobody knows about…his cellphone can tell the future! Now, a vicious game of survival is about to begin among twelve future diary holders – with the winner crowned god of the new world! Sakae Esuno’s chilling shonen masterpiece should not be missed!
In addition to these featured releases, notable manga titles coming out in May include Phantom Thief Jeanne, Vol. 2 along with the final volumes for Psyren (Vol. 16), Strobe Edge (Vol. 10) and Otomen (Vol. 18). May 20th will see the release of the final volumes for Boys Over Flowers (Vol. 36) and Knights of the Zodiac (Vol. 28). The climactic conclusions for Osamu Tezuka’s masterpiece, Phoenix (vol. 12), along with the finale of the soccer drama, Whistle! (Vol. 12), are scheduled for May 27th. Print manga can be found in bookstores, and digital manga is available on the VIZ Manga app.