VIZ announces New Anime and Manga Acquisitions

We’re you at Otakon 2017 last weekend? Even though I wasn’t able to make it out myself, that doesn’t mean we didn’t get some insight from our good friends over at VIZ Media.

Publishing powerhouse VIZ Media took the chance to announce some of the new titles we can look forward to early next year. These titles range from the sweet and romantic shojo series like TAKANE & HANA and romantic comedies like THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE. The announcement even extended to the RWBY prequel stories which are based on the mega-popular RWBY animated series by Rooster Teeth.

More info about the upcoming series can be found below.

TAKANE & HANA

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts February 2018

After her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But what happens when Hana meets Takane is the sparking of a bitter rivalry and the stirrings of an even stronger romance!

THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts March 2018

When Leo was a young boy, he had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from a wealthy background who was always getting him into trouble. Now, years after his father’s successful clothing business has made him the heir to a fortune, he searches out Tenma to enact a dastardly plan – he’ll get his revenge by making her fall in love with him!

THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (Hardcover Edition)

Debuts March 2018

Co-founded by the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli films have enthralled and enchanted audiences across the world. THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY gives fans the opportunity to follow this landmark film from initial concept to the silver screen, thanks to hundreds of sketches, concept drawings, and animation cells, plus in-depth interviews with the creators.

RWBY

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts January 2018

An action-packed prequel story to the global hit animation series from Rooster Teeth. When the people of Remnant aren’t fighting monsters, they still find conflict among themselves. Now they are at fierce odds. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are Team RWBY. Together they are learning the deadly craft of hunting the monstrous species known as the Grimm.

Previously available in the digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP, the RWBY manga is written and illustrated by Shirow Miwa, who is widely acclaimed for his series DOGS: BULLETS AND CARNAGE which is also published by VIZ Media.

The year 2017 isn’t over just yet but already 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for manga readers across the board. Stay tuned for more manga news as it comes

Adrian Moses

A massive biggest One Piece fan who just wants to spend his days on a world adventure.
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