PR: Viz Media Updates Digital For the New Year

Viz picks up more of the former publisher Tokyopop’s catalog. Two CLAMP titles join the Viz Select line, including Duklyon: CLAMP School Defenders. I’ve been interested in this title, as a lover of tokusatsu shows. Also added is The Third, a series that is based on an anime that was well liked back in the day.

START THE NEW YEAR WITH FRESH DIGITAL MANGA FROM VIZ MEDIA

 Commence 2015 With Digital Launch Of 5 Exciting New Manga Titles And Updates To 17 Other Ongoing Series; Take Advantage Of Special Holiday Digital Promotion Until January 15th

Shirahime_GN1 VIZ Media opens 2015 and offers fans a fun way to begin the New Year with fresh digital manga for January.

The company also has extended its holiday digital manga promotion thru January 15th. Take advantage of this special opportunity to save up to 70% off on digital manga volumes across scores of favorite series featured on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App. Many volumes are available for only $1.99 each. Also check other digital manga partner sites for similar special pricing.

Readers can look forward to the launch of five brand new manga titles throughout the month, including the shojo series, METEOR PRINCE, DRAGON BALL Z creator Akira Toriyama’s quirky comedy JACO THE GALACTIC PATROLMAN, and the release of SHIRAHIME-SYO and DUKLYON: CLAMP SCHOOL DEFENDERS, by the legendary manga creative team of CLAMP. Also scheduled to make its digital debut in January is the post-apocalyptic cyber thriller, THE THIRD.

Additional digital manga updates for the month include 17 new volumes for other acclaimed titles including the exciting not-to-be-missed series finales for JOJO’s BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 – PHANTOM BLOOD (Digital MSRP: $10.99), Mouryou Kiden: Legend of the Nymph (Vol. 3), and Mikansei No. 1 (Vol. 2), Other continuing series receiving January updates include CASE CLOSED (Vol. 53), KISS OF THE ROSE PRINCESS (Vol. 2), LUCKY STAR (Vol. 7), MY LOVE STORY!! (Vol. 3), NISEKOI (Vol. 10), ONE PIECE (Vol. 73), SGT. FROG (Vol. 2), two volumes of VIDEO GIRL AI (Vols. 10-11), ZONE-00 (Vol. 4) and many more!

Readers can enjoy all of these new manga titles that are available on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets. Titles also may be purchased through the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, ComiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. These dynamic digital platforms offer fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy a massive catalog of new and classic manga titles that spans more than 2,450 volumes across more than 215 different series.

New January Digital Manga Series Debuts:

METEOR PRINCE, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
MSRP: $6.99 U.S. / CAN (Sale Price $4.99) · Available Now!

Strange accidents always seem to happen around Hako Natsuno – so much so that she’s been dubbed the “Queen of Bad Luck.” It’s hardly surprising then that a naked alien prince falls from the sky to tell her that out of all the girls in the universe, he’s come to Earth to mate with her. Does this mean Hako’s luck has changed, or…?

JACO THE GALACTIC PATROLMAN, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘A’ for All Ages ·
MSRP: $6.99 U.S. / CAN (Sale Price $4.99) · Available Now!

Manga legend and creator of Dragon Ball Z, Akira Toriyama, is back with the quirky comedy Jaco the Galactic Patrolman! Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time-travel. His quiet life is interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decides to move in with him. This agent from space claims to be elite, but sometimes it can be a little hard to believe. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the earth from a dangerous threat?

SHIRAHIME-SYO (Complete In One Volume) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
MSRP: $4.99 U.S. / CAN (Sale Price: $3.99) · Available January 13th!

Legends say that when it snows, it is because the snow princess is crying. From CLAMP, creators of Chobits and Cardcaptor Sakura, comes a collection of five tragic tales, all connected by the bond of snow. SHIRAHIME-SYO is CLAMP’s return to traditional Japanese form and story-telling. Featuring luscious watercolors and gentle brushstrokes, it is a beautiful departure from CLAMP’s usual fare. Discover for yourself the mystery behind the snow.

DUKLYON: CLAMP SCHOOL DEFENDERS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available January 20th!

In a crisis, a team of justice appears from nowhere. People call them Duklyon, the Clamp School Defenders. To defend our peaceful life, they carry on struggling rain or shine. The enemy, a secret society of evil, is out to conquer the Earth. Go and fight, our Duklyon! Save our Earth! Don’t miss the exciting adventure by CLAMP!

THE THIRD, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available January 27th!

Many years after a devastating war, Earth is now being watched by a group of beings known as The Third, named for a third red eye on their forehead that can access various computer networks. Navigating this barren, apocalyptic landscape is Honoka, a jill-of-all-trades who uses her powers to keep her friends from The Third’s deadly grasp. This prequel to the action packed anime series takes readers to a time before Honoka is known as the formidable but graceful Sword Dancer, to the beginning of her quest to save the world, to a time when she scarcely understands the powers with which she has been blessed…

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the comiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.

All manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each, and readers can also explore all titles with free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.

To learn more about VIZ Manga, please visit www.vizmanga.com.

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