With the summer anime season in full swing, manga publishers have announced a new box set, a one-of-a-kind art book, and reprints of some classic manga by Osamu Tezuka.

Official art is now available for Viz’s complete box set of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, which was announced earlier this year (see “‘Star Wars: High Republic’ and New Junji Ito Manga on Deck at Viz”). The box set will be available in October, two months after the 23rd and final volume of the series, and will include not only volumes 1-23 but also an exclusive booklet and poster; the MSRP will be $199.99. The Demon Slayer manga was one of the top manga properties in Spring 2021 (see “Top Manga Franchises – Spring 2021”) and the box office hit Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train is now available on its streaming service (see “Funimation Gets ‘Demon Slayer’ Feature”).

Kodansha announced that it will publish Akira: Art of the Wall, by Katsuhiro Otomo, an art book that reproduces an art project that was inspired by Otomo’s Akira and was carried out with Otomo’s involvement. The art book will be available in Spring 2022. Also in Spring 2022, Kodansha will release three Osamu Tezuka titles, Apollo’s Song, Ode to Kirihito, and Princess Knight, in single-volume, omnibus editions with new covers designed by Peter Mendulsund. All three were published by Vertical Comics between 2006 and 2015, and Ode to Kirihito was released as a single volume in 2015, but none of them is currently available in print.

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