Viz Media Anime Expo 2019 Announcements

Book publisher Viz Media announced a number of new books during their industry panel over at Anime Expo 2019. These titles are all scheduled for 2020.

Manga

The following manga titles acquired by Viz Media are as follows:

Blue Flag

(Ao no Flag)

青のフラッグ

Author: Kaito (Cross Manage)
Scheduled Date for Volume 1: Spring 2020
Serialised in Japan under Shonen Jump+

Downfall

(Reiraku)

零落

Author: Inio Asano (Goodnight Punpun)
Scheduled Date: Winter 2020
Serialised in Japan under Big Comic Superior

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku

(Jigokuraku)

地獄楽

Author: Yūji Kaku (Fantasma)
Scheduled Date for Volume 1: Spring 2020
Serialised in Japan under Shonen Jump+

Love Me, Love Me Not

(Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare)

思い、思われ、ふり、ふられ

Author: Io Sakisaka (Blue Spring Ride)
Scheduled Date for Volume 1: Spring 2020
Serialised in Japan under Bessatsu Margaret and will be released in the west under Shojo Beat

Prince Freya

(Itsuwari no Freja)

偽りのフレイヤ

Author: Keiko Ishihara (The Bride & the Exorcist Knight)
Scheduled Date for Volume 1: Winter 2020
Serialised in Japan under LaLa DX and will be released in the west under Shojo Beat

Transformers: The Manga

(Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: The Comics)

戦え!超ロボット生命体トランスフォーマーザ★コミックス

Author: Masumi Kaneda
Artist: Ban Magami
Scheduled Date for Volume 1: Winter 2020

Artbooks

The following titles acquired by Viz Media below are artbooks that have also been acquired for print release:

The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions

伊藤潤二画集 異形世界

The first is an artbook from author and artist Junji Ito (Gyo, Uzumaki) which will be available sometime in Spring 2020.


Kirby: Art & Style Collection

星のカービィ アート&スタイル コレクション

The second is a special hardcover book dedicated to Nintendo’s Kirby, covering the history and 25 years worth of artwork, box art and special notes from creators and artists who contributed to Kirby’s success over the years. It will be available sometime in Spring 2020.

That’s all of the announcements revealed during their industry panel on Thursday 4th July 2019. They may reveal more over the next couple of days, but if they do (book-wise) we’ll take note.

Source: Viz Media Industry Panel AX 2019

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