Viz has raided the old Tokyopop vaults to come up with three new titles to debut under their Select digital imprint. Welcome to the N.H.K. was one of the first light novel manga adaptations to come to the states, and arrived shortly after the anime, giving the title a lot of name recognition. Aion is by Yuna Kagesaki, the creator of Chibi Vampire. This follow-up didn’t do as well as Chibi Vampire, a sentiment I agree with. I didn’t find the first volume all that great. Metamo Kiss is by a mangaka not previously published here, and is a gender/body switching shojo, if you’re into that sort of thing.
They’ve got some good bundles this month too. Saint Seiya, Knights of the Zodiac, is an awesome series that didn’t get the love it deserved in print. That can be corrected with one of the two bundles they have available: vol 1-14, or the whole thing, 1-28. Also available is the older teen historical, time travel series Red River, filled with action and romance. A very addictive series. I recommend both!
GET SUMMERTIME READING UNDERWAY WITH LATEST DIGITAL MANGA UPDATE FROM VIZ MEDIA
June Sees The Launch Of 4 New Series Along With A Selection Of New Multi-Volume Manga Bundles Available At Significant Savings
VIZ Media heats up June with the announcement of a wide selection of brand new digital manga titles as part of its latest monthly update. Notable content of keen interest to fans and readers includes the launch of 4 new series as well as updates to scores of additional continuing VIZ Media digital manga titles.
June will see the debut of the new shojo gender-bending comedy, SO CUTE IT HURTS!!, along with the zany otaku conspiracy drama WELCOME TO THE N.H.K., the paranormal body-swapping romantic comedy METAMO KISS, and even more intense supernatural action in AION.
Throughout the entire month, VIZ Media also continues its Digital Manga Bundle Promotion offering manga readers specially curated selections each containing multiple full volumes from critically acclaimed and legacy titles such as RED RIVER, DEMON LOVE SPELL, and KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC (SAINT SEIYA) at substantial savings over the regular individual digital MSRPs. These latest manga bundle selections are available to readers for a limited time throughout June exclusively from VIZManga.com and through the comiXology platform.
Additional noteworthy updates for June include new digital volumes for 27 other continuing VIZ Media series. Included in the June update are not-to-be-missed volumes for shojo series such as SPELL OF DESIRE (Vol. 3), VOICE OVER!: SEIYU ACADEMY (Vol. 11), KIMI NO TODOKE (Vol. 21) and NATSUME’S BOOK OF FRIENDS (Vol. 18). Other additions include new volumes for continuing action titles such as ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (Vol. 4), FOOD WARS! (Vol. 6), DEADMAN WONDERLAND (Vol. 9) and JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 2 – BATTLE TENDENCY (Vol. 2) along with a host of VIZ Select titles including GRENADIER (Vol. 3), EUREKA SEVEN (Vol. 2), RATMAN (Vol. 4), SGT. FROG (Vols. 11 & 12) and many more!
New June 2015 Digital Manga Series Debuts:
SO CUTE IT HURTS!!, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!
The Kobayashi twins, Mego and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Mego has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other? But Mego can’t rely on just her book smarts in Mitsuru’s all-boys, delinquents’ paradise of a high school. And Mitsuru finds life as a high school girl to be much more complicated than he expected!
WELCOME TO THE NHK, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available June 16th!
Twenty-something-year-old Satou, a college dropout and aficionado of anime porn, knows a secret – or at least he thinks he does! Believe it or not, he has stumbled upon an incredible conspiracy created by the Japanese Broadcasting Company NHK. But despite fighting the good fight, Satou has become an unemployed Hikikomori – a shut-in who as withdrawn from the world… One day, he meets Misaki, a mysterious young girl who invites him to join her special “project.” Slowly Satou comes out of his shell and his hilarious journey begins: filled with mistaken identity; panty shots; Lolita complexes–and an ultimate quest to create the greatest hentai game ever!
METAMO KISS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available June 23rd!
Kohamaru comes from a peculiar family – each member can switch bodies with his or her soul mate! His parents can switch bodies, and his aunt, oddly enough, can switch with her cat! Now, it’s Kohamaru’s turn… When Kohamaru literally runs into Nanao, the girl of his dreams, they switch bodies. True love, right? Well, unfortunately, she’s in love with someone else. And if that weren’t bad enough, the “someone else” turns out to be Kohamaru’s twin brother Konatsu…who can reverse their transformation with his own kiss!
AION, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available June 30th!
In this series from Yuna Kagesaki (CHIBI VAMPIRE), mermaids and mind-controlling parasites wage war of supernaturally epic proportions in this highly anticipated series! Tatsuya Tsugawa has just lost both of his parents in a car accident. While trying to live up to his father’s dying wish of becoming an upstanding man, Tatsuya rushes to help Seine – his bizarre classmate – from bullies. Little does he know he is about to find himself in the middle of a supernatural war between the immortal Seine and sea creatures that can control humans. So much for being Mr. Nice Guy!
RED RIVER Bundle · Promo MSRP $42.00
- RED RIVER Vols. 1-14
KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC (SAINT SEIYA) Bundle
- KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC BUNDLE I, Vols. 1-14 – MSRP: $42.00
- KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC BUNDLE II, Vols. 1-28 – MSRP: $70.00
TEGAMI BACHI Bundle · Promo MSRP $36.00
- TEGAMI BACHI Vols. 1-9
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 tablets. The 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 over 2,600 volumes across more than 230 different series.
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 Google Play Stores.
Most 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. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.
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