Magic, Action and Demons, three things you can put into a shonen title and not go wrong. Viz had all three in spades with their two new titles out this week. I wasn’t too interested in Black Clover when it was first started in Weekly Shonen Jump. It sounds too familiar and I didn’t hear many good things at first. It’s still going, so something must have turned around. 7th Garden sounds much more my cup of tea, though I find the demons and angels angle a little played out as well. But I’m up to some good old-fashioned eye candy with hot guys.
VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES THE FANTASY ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES BLACK CLOVER AND SEXY NEW SUPERNATURAL MANGA SERIES 7thGARDEN
New Title Straight From The Pages Of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Debuts As Its Own Print And Digital Series This Summer While Action-Filled Shonen Jump Series Depicts A Battle Between Powerful Angels, Sensual Demons And A Mysterious Gardener For The Fate Of The World
San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2016– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premiere company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a brand new fantasy action adventure about a young boy’s quest to master his newly-gained magical powers with the launch of the manga series, BLACK CLOVER and a brand new supernatural action series with the launch of 7thGARDEN on July 5th.
Created by Yuki Tabata, BLACK CLOVER has been thrilling readers in the pages of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP since 2015 and is available in print and digital editions under the Shonen Jump imprint with a rating of ‘T’ for Teens. Print editions carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. BLACK CLOVER digital volumes are available via VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology and Google Play. Future volumes of the ongoing series will be published in English on a bi-monthly basis.
In BLACK CLOVER, Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem–he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure–Asta will never give up!
“BLACK CLOVER offers an exciting story packed with magic, adventure and a cast of memorable characters that manga readers are going to love,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “Born without any magical abilities, Asta is a hero readers will root for as he fights against the odds to fulfill his dreams.”
Manga creator Yuki Tabata received his big break in the 2011 Shonen Jump Golden Future Cup with his winning entry, Hungry Joker. He began the magical fantasy series BLACK CLOVER in 2015.
7thGARDEN , created by Mitsu Izumi, will be published in print and digitally under the Shonen Jump imprint with a rating of ‘T+’ for Older Teens. Print volumes will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. 7thGARDEN launches digitally on July 5th on VIZManga.com and also will be available via the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the ongoing series will be published in English on a quarterly basis.
Awyn Gardner will do anything to protect the beautiful mistress of the equally beautiful estate gardens he lovingly tends – even enslave himself to an also beautiful demon bent on world domination! The high-pitched battle is on between powerful angels, sexy demons and innocent people to dominate a world rife with political intrigue…and to win the heart of one hapless human man!
“Sexy demons, powerful angels, and handsome humans take center stage in this action- and humor-packed new series that’s rife with political intrigue” says Annette Roman, Editor. “We invite readers to spice up their summer manga reading with this hot new title!”
Mysterious manga artist / creator Mitsu Izumi is also the creator of the manga adaptation of Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, which was originally serialized in Japan in Jump SQ.
For additional information on BLACK CLOVER, 7thGARDEN and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premiere company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.