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Manga and book releases from Viz Media for October 2021

With fall (or autumn if you prefer) just around the corner, Viz Media has number of great reads to curl up with. This release for October includes a collection of manga, novels and art books, all of which pair great with a cup of hot chocolate (or tea).

Chainsaw Man volume seven

Written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Release date: October 5th, 2021
Denji’s gotten too famous! After a news program broadcasts Chainsaw Man’s heroics, the whole world now wants in on the action! Can Denji’s new protection detail keep him safe from all the talented assassins that have assembled in Japan to take him down?!

Jujutsu Kaisen volume 12

Written and illustrated by Gege Akutami
Release date: October 5th, 2021
The incident in Shibuya becomes dire when Toji Zen’in reappears! Meanwhile, Mei Mei confronts the traitorous Geto on a subway platform, and Nanami’s furious over the casualties suffered by the assistant managers. Then more grade 1 sorcerers enter the fray as Itadori fights the eldest Death Painting Womb brother, Choso!

Moriarty the Patriot volume five

Written by Ryosuke Takeuchi and illustrated by Hikaru Miyoshi, based on the concept by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Release date: October 5th, 2021
William James Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes meet again on a train back to London, and a dead body is discovered in a locked passenger cabin. With John Watson named as the prime suspect, Sherlock challenges Moriarty to a contest of who can solve the murder first. Will Sherlock be able to clear Watson’s name? Back in London, a state secret that only the royal family is privy to has been stolen and MI6 is tasked with retrieving it, lest the whole empire fall into ruin! Meanwhile, Sherlock is visited by the king of Bohemia, who asks him to cover up a recent scandal…

My Love Mix-Up! volume one

Written by Wataru Hinekure and illustrated by Aruko
Release date: October 5th, 2021
Aoki has a crush on Hashimoto, the girl in the seat next to him in class. But he despairs when he borrows her eraser and sees she’s written the name of another boy—Ida—on it. To make matters more confusing, Ida sees Aoki holding that very eraser and thinks Aoki has a crush on him!

One Punch Man volume 23

Written by ONE and illustrated by Yusuke Murata
Release date: October 5th, 2021
Narinki’s private force is now free from Super S’s control. Bushi Drill, Okama Itachi and Iaian plot their escape, but threat level Demon monster Malong Hair appears before they can flee, and a fierce fight breaks out. Elsewhere, their master Atomic Samurai encounters a creepy opponent!

Spy x Family volume six

Written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endo
Release date: October 5th, 2021
Twilight and Nightfall enter an underground tennis tournament, hoping for an opportunity to obtain an intelligence document that threatens to bring the world to the brink of war! But will their mission be compromised by Nightfall’s secret crush on Twilight?!

Yona of the Dawn volume 32

Written and illustrated by Mizuho Kusanagi
Release date: October 5th, 2021
The martial arts tournament to show off the Four Dragons begins, and Gija and Jaeha face off against Ju-do and Geun-tae! Meanwhile, Hak is separated from Yona and the Four Dragons, but he has plans to bridge the gap between himself and Yona…

The Art of gen:LOCK volume

Written by Daniel Wallace
Release date: October 12th, 2021
A stunning hardcover companion to the latest animated show from Rooster Teeth, the creators of RWBY! Go behind the scenes with exclusive commentary from the writers, animators, creators, and artists of gen:LOCK. Featuring full-color artwork from the show and sketches and notes about the development of the series that you won’t find anywhere else!

The Creative Gene

Written by Hideo Kojima
Release date: October 12th, 2021

Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture.

Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning

Written by Makoto Inoue, based on the concept by Hiromu Arakawa
Release date: October 12th, 2021
Winry, childhood friend of the Elric brothers, is ecstatic to advance her training as an automail mechanic in Rush Valley. Her passion and skills are tested when she crosses paths with a boy who lost a leg and can’t get back on his feet. Meanwhile, Edward and Alphonse Elric just can’t seem to stay out of trouble, even when they’re trying to get noticed for doing good deeds!

Marvel Meow

Written by Nao Fuji
Release date: October 12th, 2021
Join Captain Marvel’s pet, Chewie, as she wreaks havoc in the lives of Marvel’s most popular characters!
Gain a new perspective on beloved favorites such as Spider-Man and Iron Man, formidable villains including Thanos and Galactus, and antiheroes like Deadpool, as they all become the playthings of this capricious “cat” creature.
Originally shared on Marvel’s official Instagram, these comic strips have been collected with all-new content into a gift book that will delight Marvel and cat enthusiasts alike!

Burn the Witch volume one

Written and illustrated by Tite Kubo
Release date: October 19th, 2021

Ninni Spangcole and Noel Niihashi are Wing Bind agents, and they aren’t serving out of the goodness of their hearts—they want achievement points and cold, hard credit in their bank accounts. But instead of getting a prime assignment with lots of gold and glory, they get stuck with babysitting duty. Before they can get used to the boredom, Ninni and Noel find themselves on the run with a fugitive who’s like catnip for dragons. Will they manage to pull off a happy ending, or has their story just been cursed?

No. 5 volume two

Written and illustrated by Taiyo Matsumoto
Release date: October 19th, 2021
The members of the Rainbow Council were created to be superior to normal human beings and to keep the peace. The strange psychic twins called No. 4 use their power to try to convince No. 5 to reverse his course as he tries to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. Meanwhile, No. 1, the leader of the Council, thinks back to a bloody incident 15 years ago that bears on the present day…

Source: Viz Media press release

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