VIZ 2014 Releases
Round-Up and 3 New Titles
Published: 12/23/2013 05:26pm
Terra Formars by Yu Sasuga, with illustration by Kenichi Tachibana, is a buzz title in Japan this year (though the series has been running in Weekly Young Jump since 2011), appearing on several Top Titles lists. The sci-fi horror story follows the crew of the second manned mission to Mars, which humanity has been attempting to terraform (with the help of giant cockroaches). Terra Formars Vol. 1 releases on July 15, and Vol. 2 will follow on September 16. Both have an MSRP of $12.99.
VIZ also plans to release new omnibus editions of Naoki Urasawa’s classic psychological/ medical crime manga Monster, the award winning and critically acclaimed series which was released here by Viz in eighteen volumes from 2004-2008. The series has been adapted into a Madhouse anime series (see “Viz Media Presenting 'Hunter x Hunter' & 'Monster' Anime Series”) and Guillermo del Toro is currently developing a live-action series for HBO (see “Del Toro on 'Monster'”). Monster, Vol. 1: The Perfect Edition will be released on July 15. The 426-page volume carries an MSRP of $19.99.
Other releases already announced include VIZ’s planned U.S. relaunch of the Ranma ½ property in 2014, with the Ranma 1/2 (2-in-1 Edition): Vol. 1 releasing March 11 (see “Restored 'Ranma ½'”).
Viz Media Adds 'Deadman Wonderland,' 'Gangsta' Mangas “). Vol.1 will be released on February 4, Vol. 2 on April 1, and Vol. 3: Saiyan Arc on June 3. MSRP on all three is $19.99.
From VIZ’s Haikasoru sci-fi literary imprint, they will release All You Need is Kill, both as an OGN and in novel form as a special movie tie with Edge of Tomorrow (see “The 'All You Need is Kill' Adaptation: Live, Die, Repeat”). The Edge of Tomorrow book will release on April 29 with an MSRP of $7.99 and the OGN will release May 6 with an MSRP of $14.99.
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