VIZ Media unveiled a dozen new manga licenses this morning, including new titles by horror manga-ka Junji Ito, Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto, and Beastars creator Paru Itagaki, as well as spinoffs of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and The Promised Neverland. They also announced five light novels and a how-to book from the creators of Shonen Jump. All are scheduled for Fall 2022 release. Here’s a look:
The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga, a how-to book with tips and tricks from Kohei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia), Tite Kubo (Bleach), Eiichiro Oda (One Piece) and other manga creators.
Beyond The Promised Neverland, by writer Kaiu Shirai and artist Posuka Demizu, a collection of short stories set in the world of The Promised Neverland, including an epilogue to the main series.
Rainbow Days, by Minami Mizuno, a school-romance story about four guys who support each other through the trials and joys of young love. This series is complete in 16 volumes and the anime is licensed by Funimation.
Romantic Killer, by Wataru Momose, a full-color manga about a female gamer who is whisked away to a world filled with hot guys; this manga started as a webcomic.
Drip Drip, a one-shot manga by Beastars creator Paru Itagaki about a nosebleed that just won’t quit.
Several of the new licenses are already available digitally, via Shonen Jump and the Manga Plus website:
Dandadan, by Yukinobu Tatsu, in which a nerdy guy obsessed with the occult, a skeptical girl, and a spirit granny team up to fight the powerful supernatural forces who are trying to get his “family jewel.”
Mission: Yozakura Family, by Hitsuji Gondaira, a spy story with a big brother/little sister dynamic and a high school romance.
Blue Box, by Kouji Miura, a school romance about two athletes, one who plays basketball, one who plays badminton.
The Hunters Guild: Red Hood, by Yuki Kawaguchi, is a reverse take on Grimm’s fairy tales where Red Riding Hood becomes the hunter.
VIZ also announced two light novels based on the Jujutsu Kaisen series, one of which is titled Summer of Ashes, Autumn of Dust, and three novels based on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Flower of Happiness, One-Winged Butterfly, and Signs from the Wind.
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