AX 2009 News – VIZ Media Panel: Manga


Written by: Ai Kano

I always knew I was a robot of some kind.

I mean, how can you explain the sensory overload I experienced today when I got a look at the upcoming manga releases by VIZ Media? Their announcements in today’s panel was overwhelming (but in a good way) and all the upcoming titles including continued favorites had my head spinning (again, in a good way).

Here’s a list of upcoming releases. Mama likes. Mama likes very much.


* One Piece  – VIZ will release the One Piece series a lot more quickly now much like the recent outpouring of Naruto volumes. That’s very good news, indeed.

* BLEACH, Vol. 28 is scheduled to be released on September 1 while Volume 29 will arrive sometime this December.

* Waqwaq, Vol. 1  – This manga comes from the mind of Ryo Fujsaki and will be released on August 4, 2009.

* Tegami Bachi, Vol. 1  – Expect this one to come out on Sept. 1, 2009.

* Yu-Gi-Oh! R, Vol. 1  – With an October 6, 2009 release date and the first print will include a special card as well.

* Rosario + Vampire: Season Two, Vol. 1  – We love Rosario + Vampire here at the office so we’re looking forward to this one April, 6, 2010.

*InuYasha, Vol. 1 (VIZBIG)  – Oh yeah, the VIZBIG edition of InuYasha is headed our way on November, 10, 2009 with a retail price tag of $17.99. We cannot wait!

* Nana, Vol. 17  – The 17th volume will land on July 7, 2009. Yes!


* Beast Master, Vol. 1  – This one has us excited ever since we heard of it. Clive thinks it’s based on the campy 1980s movie and even more embarrasing television series but it’s not … sorry Clive. We can expect the first volume of this unusual and interesting love story this November 3, 2009.

* The Gentleman’s Alliance + the Illustrated Book   –  It’s an art book based on a really great manga favorite. Fans can buy it on November 17, 2009.

* Butterflies, Flowers, Vol. 1  – Rated Mature, we can expect this mature manga December 12, 2009.

* Natsume’s Book of Friends, Vol. 1  –  Please put us on your friend’s list, Natsume. This one comes out January 5, 2010.

* Crown of Love, Vol. 1  – This one has a release date of Feb. 2, 2010.

* Cactus’s Secret, Vol. 1 – The first volume is headed our way March 2, 2010.

* Stepping on Roses, Vol. 1 –  Release Date: April 6, 2010.

* Flower in the Storm, Vol. 1  – This is one flower we will be happy to pick on May 4, 2010.


* Pluto  – Sci-fi goodness coming May 4, 2010.

* 20th Century Boys  – Our kind of boys, if you ask me. Expect this one in August of this year.

*Real, Vol. 5  – Keeping it real this July 21, 2009.

* Detriot Metal City, Vol. 1  – Available in stores right now.

* Ooku: The Inner Chambers, Vol. 1  – Coming this August 18, 2009 with a rating of M for Mature.

*What A Wonderful World, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2  – Both on sale on October 20, 2009 and we will definitely check it out for you guys.

* GoGo Monster, Vol. 1  – This one comes out November 17, 2009.

*Jormungand, Vol. 1 – Release Date: November 10, 2009.

* All My Darlings, Vol. 1 – Headed our way on November 10, 2009.

* not simple  – This one had us at “not” so we will definitely check it out this  Jan. 19, 2010.

* Biomega, Vol. 1  – This sci-fi manga is coming on Feb. 9, 2010.

*Children of the Sea, Vol. 1  – We saw the trailer and we want it badly. This one is scheduled to be released on July 21 of this year. We will definitely have a review of this one.

So there you have it, manga fans. VIZ Media has us covered and we’re loving it. Check with us for more news and info as well as reviews of these great titles headed our way.

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