Bloody Mary makes North America debut next month

Bloody Mary

The manga series Bloody Mary will be launching on December 1st in the US and Canada. According to its publisher, VIZ Media, the manga will be a new shojo series by creator Akazaa Samamiya, and is rated T for Teen. 

Bloody Mary was original published in Japan in 2013, and is currently still ongoing in that region. The Version of the manga that will be making it’s way to the US/Canadian Region will be licensed and published by VIZ Media who have been expanding their collection of manga available for this region.



Bloody Mary’s plot is a story about vampires, but not the glittery sparkles kinds that we’ve been seeing so much of recently, Oh no, this is a story about a vampire who is not sparkly, nor like the conventional portrayal of Vamps in classic media. Mary is a Vampire who is able to withstand sunlight, has a reflection in mirrors, and he refuses to drink blood. He also wants to die, and so he enlists the help of a priest/student named Maria to kill him. Sadly Maria has no idea how to kill him and so he agrees to become Maria’s body guard until Maria can find a way to kill him.  


VIZ Media Editor Erica Yee; “Bloody Mary is a supernatural drama infused with suspense, cheeky humor and unique characters”.


As of the writing of this article I haven’t had the pleasure of reading any of Akaza Samamiya’s previous works, but that doesn’t restrain the curiosity I have for this new series in the slightest. According to VIZ the manga will be released quarterly, and will be published under Shojo Beat imprint which will set you back $9.99 USD, or $12.99 CAN respectively. It will also be available digitally via and VIZ Manga App, as well as on  Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology and the GooglePlay store.

If you’d like to hear more about my thoughts about this manga, then I suggest you listen to the Buttonsmashers podcast & Hopelessly Animanic

Qudduws Campbell

That messy hair bloke: Romantic, Food lover, Gamer, Sports Fan, Manga Reader, Tech Head, Podcaster... Pretty much do a bit of everything.
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