VIZ Media has announced six new manga titles and an Assassination Classroom box set, all of which are slated for release this fall.
Junji Ito’s No Longer Human is the famed horror manga-ka’s take on Osamu Dazai’s novel about a troubled young man who feels he is living a lie. Vertical published another adaptation with the same title in 2008. Ito is the creator of Uzumaki, Gyo, and a host of other manga in which ordinary life gradually unravels into madness, so this book will have double appeal to his fans and lovers of Japanese literature.
Levius and its continuation, Levius/est, are set in a 19th century land that has recently emerged from a devastating war. Levius is a young man who lost his arm in the war and now uses his mechanical prosthetic as a weapon in a brutal cybernetic sport similar to boxing. VIZ is releasing these as deluxe hardcover editions.
The twist in the cyborg tale No Guns Life is that the lead character’s head has been replaced with an enormous gun. With no memory of how he got that way, gun-headed Juzo Inui works as a Resolver, dealing with the cyborg soldiers who used to be his brothers in arms.
Finally, VIZ has announced the release of the Assassination Classroom Complete Box Set, which will include all 21 volumes of the series along with a poster and a 32-page, full color mini artbook.