During the fourth quarter Viz Media is releasing four new shonen manga titles, including Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, a manga series from Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi that is based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime series, which debuted in
Though Yu-Gi-Oh! GX ($7.99), which is due out in November, is the best known of the new series, Tekkonkinkreet ($29.95), which comes out in September, may gain some notoriety -- it collects the three volumes of Taiyo Matsumoto's gritty seinen (Rated 18+) Black & White manga, (which Viz previously released separately here starting in 1999) in one 624-page omnibus volume. Matusmoto's manga was the basis for the Tekkonkinkreet anime movie, the first anime feature made in Japan to be directed by an American (see 'Tekkon Kinkreet'). The Tekkonkinkreet anime is heading for the
Also debuting in September is Masanori Katakura's Kurohime, a sexy (16+) 12-volume (and counting) Shonen Jump Advanced comedy adventure with plenty of action, magic and gender-bending curses. The fourth new Viz shonen series, Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation ($7.99), which debuts in October, is also immersed in magic, though it is rated 13+ and resembles a manga version of Ghostbusters with a legal twist, since Muhyo and Roji are experts in 'magic law,' who help their clients deal with unwanted ghosts or spirit possessions.