Viz Media invites fans to dive into a variety of new manga series marking their North American digital premiere in September 2014.
Leading off the update is the exclusive digital-first premiere of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 Phantom Blood Volume 1. Also available is Time Killers, a single-volume collection of manga short stories by Kazue Kato, creator of the Blue Exorcist manga series.
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!, which launches on September 30, 2014.
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 September 16, 2014), St. Lunatic High School (Vol. 2; available September 30, 2014) and the finale of Chibi Vampire (Vol. 14; available September 30, 2014). 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 Google Play 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 2014:
KYO KARA MAOH!, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Sept. 30, 2014
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!
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE © 1986 by Hirohiko Araki/SHUEISHA Inc.
TIME KILLERS KAZUE KATO TANPENSHU © 2011 by Kazue Kato /SHUEISHA Inc.