Viz Media Adds More Titles to Shojo Beat With New Manga Releases

Viz Media announces the acquisition by its Shojo Beat imprint of new releases for Black Bird, Vampire Knight and a brand new series, Yukarism, that are scheduled to debut during the Fall of 2014.

Yukarism and Vampire Knight Volume 19 will debut in print and also digitally on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and Android-powered smart phones. They will also be available on the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo E-readers, as well as in the iBooks and Google Play Stores.

BLACK BIRD COMPLETE MANGA BOX SET· Rated ‘T+’ For Older Teens

MSRP: $149.99 U.S. / $149.99 CAN · Available October 2014

There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand…or her life! Creator Kanoko Sakurakouji won the 54th annual Shogakukan Manga Award for BLACK BIRD. This box set includes volumes 1-18, comprising the entire series, and a mini art book premium.

VAMPIRE KNIGHT LIMITED EDITION VolUME 19 (Series Finale)

Rated ‘T+’ For Older Teens · MSRP: $15.99 U.S. / $18.99 CAN

Available October 2014

Catch the final volume of VAMPIRE KNIGHT in a special limited edition featuring an alternate cover and mini art book. In the acclaimed series created by Matsuri Hino, Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires! The Volume 19 regular edition will also be available to readers.

VAMPIRE KNIGHT: FLEETING DREAMS · MSRP: $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN

Available December 2014

A collection of short stories by Ayuna Fujisaki, based on the VAMPIRE KNIGHT manga series, featuring special illustrations and a full-color fold out by Matsuri Hino! In “Deranged Love,” a dying Rido reflects on his obsessive love for Juri. Kaname wants to reward Yuki for doing well on her studies with tutor Aido in “Gifts for Yuki.” The story of Sara’s first love is revealed in “Hidden Love.” In “Queen of the Abyss,” after Zero parts ways with Yuki and returns to being a vampire hunter, he encounters a vampire named Shien. “The Melancholy of White Lily” features a tale of the bond between Zero and Cross Academy’s wild horse, and finally the students at Cross Academy find a time capsule on campus in “In a Thousand Years.”

VAMPIRE KNIGHT MANGA BOX SET 2 · Rated ‘T+’ For Older Teens · MSRP: $89.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN · Available November 2014

The second box set completes the acclaimed series, and includes vols. 11-19 along with a premium mini art book.

YUKARISM · Rated ‘T+’ For Older Teens · MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN · Available in Print & Digital December 2014

Yukari Kobayakawa, an accomplished author at the age of 17, writes with amazingly accurate details about historical Japan. It turns out he has the ability to travel back in time – to his past life as a renowned courtesan in the Edo period! As he goes back and forth between the past and present, he also unravels the karmic relationship he has with his beautiful classmate Mahoro Tachibana… Catch the gorgeously illustrated historical romance from Chika Shiomi, the creator of YURARA and RASETSU (also available from VIZ Media).

Nancy Thistlethwaite, Editor, Shojo Beat, says, “Fall and winter will be the perfect time to cozy up with special releases for acclaimed fan favorites like BLACK BIRD and VAMPIRE KNIGHT as well as the launch of the brand new series, YUKARISM. Mystical girls, hot vampires and time travelling courtly intrigue await readers. Don’t miss all great titles we have in store throughout the year from North America’s leading shojo manga imprint!”

Naruto Is #2 Graphic Novel in the United States for November 2013

Naruto Volume 63 by Masahi Kishimoto came in at #2 on Nielsen BookScan’s list of top 20 selling graphic novels in the United States for November 2013.

The other manga titles to make the top 20 list for November 2013 are:

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: November 10-16, 2013

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of November 10-16, 2013, according to the New York Times.

1. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Volume 5 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
2. Naruto Volume 63 by Masashi Kishimoto
3. Attack on Titan Volume 8 by Hajime Isayama
4. Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party Volume 1 by QuinRose and Riko Sakura
5. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
6. No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! Volume 1 by Nico Tanigawa
7. Black Butler Volume 1 by Yana Toboso
8. Monster Musume Volume 1 by Okayado
9. Vampire Knight Volume 17 by Matsuri Hino
10. Maximum Ride: The Manga Volume 7 by James Patterson and NaRae Lee

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: November 3-9, 2013

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of November 3-9, 2013, according to the New York Times.

1. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Volume 5 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
2. Naruto Volume 63 by Masashi Kishimoto
3. Vampire Knight Volume 17 by Matsuri Hino
4. Attack on Titan Volume 8 by Hajime Isayama
5. Midnight Secretary Volume 2 by Tomu Ohmi
6. Maximum Ride: The Manga Volume 7 by James Patterson and NaRae Lee
7. Attack on Titan Volume 1 by Hajime Isayama
8. Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party Volume 1 by QuinRose and Riko Sakura
9. Monster Musume Volume 1 by Okayado
10. Ultimo Volume 9 by Hiroyuki Takei

New Manga Releases: November 5, 2013

Here are the new manga releases for November 5, 2013. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Air Gear Omnibus GN 2
Alice in the Country of Hearts: The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party GN 1
A Centaur’s Life GN 1
D.Gray-man Omnibus GN 2
Dance in the Vampire Bund Omnibus GN 4
Mayo Chiki! GN 4
Midnight Secretary GN 2
Naruto GN 63
One Piece Box Set: East Blue and Baroque Works, Volumes 1-23
Pokémon Adventures GN 19
Pokémon Adventures: Black and White GN 2
Psyren GN 13
Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows, Vol. 1
Skip Beat! Omnibus GN 6
Strobe Edge GN 7
Sweet Rein GN 1
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee GN 15
Ultimo GN 9
Vampire Knight GN 17
World War Blue GN 3
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s GN 5

Naruto Is #3 Selling Graphic Novel in the U.S. for March 2013

Naruto Volume 60 by Masashi Kishimoto came in at number three on Nielsen BookScan’s list of top 20 graphic novels in American bookstores in March 2013.

Six other manga titles also made the list:

BookScan’s rankings include sales from Barnes & Noble and other book chains, independent bookshops, and online purchases; however, sales at comic book stores, Walmart, and some other venues are not included.

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: March 17-23, 2013

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of March 17-23, 2013, according to the New York Times.

1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 2 by Kazuki Takahashi
2. One Piece Volume 66 by Eiichiro Oda
3. Rosario+Vampire: Season II Volume 11 by Akihisa Ikeda
4. Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz Volume 4 by QuinRose
5. Demon Love Spell Volume 2 by Mayu Shinjo
6. Maximum Ride Volume 6 by James Patterson and Narae Lee
7. Vampire Knight Volume 16 by Matsuri Hino
8. Naruto Volume 60 by Masashi Kishimoto
9. Naruto Volume 59 by Masashi Kishimoto
10. Sailor Moon Volume 9 by Naoko Takeuchi

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: March 10-16, 2013

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of March 10-16, 2013, according to the New York Times.

1. One Piece Volume 66 by Eiichiro Oda
2. Bakuman. Volume 18 by Tsugumi Ohba
3. Demon Love Spell Volume 2 by Mayu Shinjo
4. Rosario+Vampire: Season II Volume 11 by Akihisa Ikeda
5. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 2 by Kazuki Takahashi
6. Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz Volume 4 by QuinRose
7. Naruto Volume 60 by Masashi Kishimoto
8. Vampire Knight Volume 16 by Matsuri Hino
9. Pandora Hearts Volume 14 by Jun Mochizuki
10. The Betrayal Knows My Name Volume 5 by Hotaru Odagiri

New York Times Manga Best Seller List: March 3-9, 2013

Here are the top ten selling manga in the United States for the week of March 3-9, 2013, according to the New York Times.

1. Rosario+Vampire: Season II Volume 11 by Akihisa Ikeda
2. One Piece Volume 66 by Eiichiro Oda
3. Vampire Knight Volume 16 by Matsuri Hino
4. Bakuman. Volume 18 by Tsugumi Ohba
5. Pokémon Adventures Volume 15 by Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto
6. Demon Love Spell Volume 2 by Mayu Shinjo
7. Pandora Hearts Volume 14 by Jun Mochizuki
8. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Volume 2 by Kazuki Takahashi
9. Triage X Volume 2 by Shouji Sato
10. Naruto Volume 60 by Masashi Kishimoto

New Manga Releases: March 5, 2013

Here are the new manga releases for March 5, 2013. If you see any errors or omissions in this list, please feel free to contact me and let me know.

Alice in the Country of Clover: Cheshire Cat Waltz GN 4
Bakuman. GN 18
Barrage GN 1
Blood-C GN 1
Demon Love Spell GN 2
Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden GN 11
Mayo Chiki! GN 2
One Piece GN 66
Oresama Teacher GN 13
Paradise Kiss, Part 3
Pokémon Adventures GN 15
Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice GN
Psyren GN 9
Rosario+Vampire: Season II GN 11
Skip Beat! Omnibus GN 4
Strobe Edge GN 3
Vampire Knight GN 16