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VIZ Media Announce Seven New Manga Acquisitions for 2016 Release

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Just like Yen Press, the team at North American manga publisher Viz Media attended New York Comic Con with a sizable number of acquisition announcements to make. In total, the company announced seven new titles, which will be published under their Shonen Jump, Shonen Jump Advanced, Viz Media and Shojo Beats imprints. These series cover a number of different genres, and are all set to have their first volumes arrive on store shelves sometime in 2016.

Hope Donovan | Managing Editor

We are super excited to expand our shonen and shojo publishing catalogs next year with these new titles. Manga readers will want to jump into the assortment of fantasy, action/adventure, shojo romance and sports-themed releases we have planned for 2016. Stay tuned as we release additional information on each of these new series as the respective launch dates draw closer.

You can find more information on every announced title below:

7th Garden | Summer 2016 | ‘T+’ for Older Teens

In this series by Mitsu Izumi, Awyn Gardner will do anything to protect the beautiful mistress of the equally beautiful estate gardens he lovingly tends…even enslave himself to an also beautiful demon bent on world domination! The fight is on between angels and demons and humans for the world…and Awyn’s heart!

Black Clover | Summer 2016 | ‘T’ for Teens

SHONEN JUMP’s breakaway hit of 2015, a fantasy action-adventure about mastering magical powers.Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem – he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure – Asta will never give up! The series is also currently featured in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine.

Everyone’s Getting Married | Summer 2016 | ‘M’ for Mature Readers

In this new Shojo Beat manga series by Izumi Miyazono, successful career woman Asuka Takanashi has an old-fashioned dream of getting married and becoming a housewife. After her long-term boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue his own career goals, she encounters Ryu Nanami, a popular newscaster at PTV. Asuka and Ryu get along well, but the last thing he wants is to ever get married. This level-headed pair who want the opposite things in life should never get involved, except…    

Haikyu!! | Summer 2016 | ‘T’ for Teens

Kuroko Tetsuya doesn’t stand out much. In fact, he’s so plain that people hardly ever notice when he’s around. Though he’s just as unremarkable on the basketball court, that’s where his plainness gives him an unexpected edge – one that lets him execute awesome moves without others noticing! And now that he’s a high school student, he’s on a mission to defeat each member of his legendary middle school team, known as the Miracle Generation.

Monster Hunter | Spring 2016 | ‘T’ for Teens

In this new series based off the popular Monster Hunter video games, our heroes live in an age when monsters rule the world: soaring through the sky, treading the earth and filling the seas. Humanity survives on the fringes, relying on a special kind of hero to defend the people from danger – the Monster Hunter!

Yona of the Dawn | Summer 2016 | ‘T’ for Teens

The fantasy adventure shojo manga series that also inspired the fan favorite anime about a princess who’s on a quest to reclaim her throne! Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father’s murder! 

Kuroko’s Basketball: 2-in-1 Edition | Summer 2016 | ‘T’ for Teens

Kuroko Tetsuya doesn’t stand out much. In fact, he’s so plain that people hardly ever notice when he’s around. Though he’s just as unremarkable on the basketball court, that’s where his plainness gives him an unexpected edge – one that lets him execute awesome moves without others noticing! And now that he’s a high school student, he’s on a mission to defeat each member of his legendary middle school team, known as the Miracle Generation.

NOTE: The descriptions above have been provided by VIZ Media (via Press Release).

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