New Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul and Gangsta Manga to release later this year

Viz Media has expanded its novel and manga publishing roster with several new amazing releases set for later this year. There will be releases for prose novels for the highly acclaimed series Tokyo Ghoul and Naruto as well as a prequel spin-off for the highly popular manga GANGSTA.


TOKYO GHOUL: DAYS (Vol. 1) chronicles six all-new stories from the TOKYO GHOUL universe. TOKYO GHOUL: VOID (Vol. 2) depicts the aftermath six months after a major event in the TOKYO GHOUL manga. In the TOKYO GHOUL manga series,Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.

The Tokyo Ghoul novels are scheduled for  release this fall for Tokyo Ghoul: Days, Vol. 1 and early spring 2017 for Tokyo Ghoul: Void, Vol. 2 with Tokyo Ghoul: Past, Vol. 3 having not set release date as yet. The novels have a suggested retail price of $12.99US/$14.99CAN each and will feature original illustrations and cover art by Sui Ishida.

The three novel rose series for Naruto joins the already well loved collection of original Naruto prose novels. This series will focus on the Uchiha brothers, Sasuke and Itachi.

The first book in this new series, Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Daylight Vol. 1 will debut this fall with the second and third novels Naruto: Itachi’s Story – Midnight Vol. 2 and Naruto: Sasuke’s Story – Sunrise set for winter 2016 and spring 2017. All three will feature original illustrations and cover art by seriescreator Masashi Kishimoto and have a suggested retail price of $10.99 US/$12.99 CAN.


GANGSTA. the original manga series also debuts a prequel manga GANGTA.: CURSED which tells the story of several main characters including Marco Adriano, a beloved and loyal member of the Cristiano family, who protects the Twilight population, a persecuted group that he was raised to kill.

GANGSTA.: CURSED, written by Kohske ands illustrated by Syuhei Kamo, will debut this winter and has a suggested retail value of $12.99US/$14.99CAN.

Keep checking TheButtonSmashers for more updates on upcoming releases.

Kaleigh John

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