Hey guys! I had the pleasure of attending the Viz Media panel at Fan Expo this year and I got a lot of great news. I’m super excited for the new manga official translations coming soon. I’ve been waiting on Nisekoi for a while. Once that’s out, I can’t wait to review that for you guys! A lot of classics are coming back as well so be sure to be on the lookout for those!
New Manga Volume Releases
Gansta (February 18, 2014)- If you guys are into dark and nitty gritty urban stories, this is the manga to read. It takes place in a city called Ergastulum full of thieves and criminals. The main characters, Worick Arcangelo and Nicolas Brown are known as the Handymen who take the jobs no else will touch. Things take a twist when they a cop on the force requests the Handymen to target the top Mafia family…
Nisekoi: False Love (January 7, 2014)- A super cute and fun series currently available in digital copy from Viz Media. It’s kind of like Romeo and Juliet, but the opposite where a truce is kept between both Yakuza gangs as long as the son and daughter of each respective side can date. LOL
Dragonball: Full Colour Edition (Feb 4, 2014)- One of the classic manga and anime series being made into a vibrant full colour edition. Definitely worth getting if you’re a fan of the series!
Deadman Wonderland (Feb 11, 2014)- This series was originally produced by Tokypop and was recently transferred to Viz Media. Deadman Wonderland is an action packed, supernatural, suspenseful almost post-apocalyptic story. (It’s complicated and it’s a lot of things). If you’re into horror and fantasy and dark stories, go ahead and give this one a try.
Ranma ½ (March 11, 2014)- A re-release of Rumiko Takahashi’s classic martial arts comedy series.
Art of Princess Mononoke (May 2014)- Calling all Studio Ghibli fans! The art book of Princess Mononoke is coming out soon. Be sure to check stores in May so you can get your copy of the beautiful art!
Bakuman Box Set- October 1, 2013 (with poster and free Otter No. 11 mini-comic)
One Piece Box Set (Volumes 1-23) East Blue and Baroque Arcs- An interesting start to the super long series but I wonder how many box sets we’ll have to wait for to get the ENTIRE series out.
Monster Perfect Edition (July 2014)- Hey monster fans! New editions are being released! (and possibly and HBO series)
New Manga Series:
One Punch Man– By the illustrator and publisher of Eyeshield 21 and currently serialized in Shonen Jump, it follows a hero that basically defeats all his foes with one punch
World Trigger- Feel like reading about galactic warriors? Want some science fiction for a change of pace? Check out this series!
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman- Currently serialized in Shonen Jump, you can sort of discern the the general themes and ideas in the series from the name.
One Punch Man
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
DVDs & Blueray Coming Soon…
– Nura I and II
– Bleach 17, 18 (coming in the fall)
– Naruto Shippuden
– Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne
– Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning
– Zetman the Complete Series (coming in November)
– Accel World
– New Acquisition Gargantia/Suisei no Gargantia
– Blood Lad
– Ranma ½
I hope you guys found something a new series to look into from this post and if you didn’t, go ahead and check out my other reviews for something to watch or read. Thanks so much for reading!
What are you pondering today?