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Everything about manga, the popular Japanese comic book format, from the latest releases, new series, or in depth reviews about a particular volume or series.

My Hero Academia volume 22

My Hero Academia volume 22
Cover artwork for volume 22 of My Hero Academia.

The students of Class 1-A and 1-B are participating together in joint training, however the first class is surprised by how the second is using their Quirks in battle. The training is intended for the students to understand their own strengths and to reflect on how much they’ve accomplished during their attendance at U.A. High School. For Class 1-A to show they are the better group of students, they turn to Todoroki and Bakugo give them the edge needed.

Volume 22 of the My Hero Academia manga by Kohei Horikoshi goes on sale in North America on December 3rd, 2019.

Novel follow up to Bleach scheduled for Summer 2020

While the manga and anime series for Tite Kubo’s Bleach ended rather hastily, there is some good news. There’s an official novel which continues after the series conclusion, but it was only available in Japan.

Viz Media revealed they have acquired the rights to Can’t Fear Your Own World at New York Comic Con 2019 earlier in October. This novelisation is scheduled to hit bookstore shelves in the summer of 2020 in North America.

A tweet posted to Viz Media’s Twitter account shows the cover artwork for volume one of Can’t Fear Your Own World. Written by Ryohogo Narita with artwork by Tite Kubo, the story is based around Shuhei Hisagi, the sub-lieutenant of the ninth division in the Soul Society.

Can’t Fear Your Own World was published in Japan over three volumes since 2016.

Sources: Comicbook.com, Twitter

Viz Media to celebrate 20 years of Naruto

To celebrate 20 years of Masashi Kishimoto’s popular manga series Naruto, Viz Media revealed they are hosting a year-long celebration for the orange-clad ninja.

Announced on their official blog, Viz Media will begin the Year of Naruto with events at New York Comic Con (October 3rd-6th, 2019 in New York City) with limited merchandise, such as a skateboard deck, posters, and other artwork. The celebration will continue into 2020 that will feature video games, events, discussions, and collaborations with other brands and companies. Viz Media will release details regarding these events as they become available.

Naruto first appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump back in 1999.

Source: Viz Media

My Hero Academia volume 19

Cover artwork for My Hero Academia volume 19.

The students of Class 1-A are hard at working, readying their school for a cultural festival. Izuku Midoriya is also part of the preparations while advancing his training with All Might. A new group of villains make their moves, and Midoriya must now prepare himself before they cause too much trouble for U.A. High School.

Volume 19 of the My Hero Academia manga by Kohei Horikoshi goes on sale in North America on June 4th, 2019.

Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 4, 2019

My Hero Academia & Promised Never Land - Free Comic Book Day 2019
Cover art for the My Hero Academia & Promised Never Land available for this year’s Free Comic Book Day.

The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, (which is also Star Wars Day) head on over to your favourite comic store and choose from a selection of popular series — all free!

In addition to classics like Avengers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Canuck and Little Lulu, there’s a few manga up for grabs. This year’s assortment includes:

    • My Hero Academia & Promised Neverland by Kouhei Horikoshi / Kaiu Shirai, Kouhei Horikoshi, Posuka Demizu from Viz Media.
    • Pokémon: I Choose You! & Pokémon Adventures by Ryo Takamisaki / Mato and Ryo Takamisaki from Viz Media.
    • Kino’s Journey by Keiichi Sigsawa Iruka Shiomiya from Vertical Comics.
    • Street Fighter Sakura VS Karin by Ken Siu-Chong and Omar Dogan by UDON.
    • Witch Hat Atelier / Cardcaptor Sakura: Collector’s Edition / Magus of the Library by Kamome Shirahama / CLAMP / Mitsu Izumi from Kodansha.

For a complete list of available titles, free previews and participating store locations, check out the Free Comic Book Day web site.

Source: Free Comic Book Day

Bleach volume 74

<em>Bleach</em> volume 74
Bleach volume 74

It’s been a long journey for Ichigo Kurosaki, from that fateful day he became a soul reaper, with the manga series coming to a close. Volume 74 of Bleach, the last chapters, are coming this fall.

It’s the final fight, the last stand between the Soul Reapers and Quincies as Ichigo heads into battle against Yhwach. Can Ichigo and the rest of Soul Reapers stand up to enormous and endless power of the leader of the Quincies?

The last volume of Bleach, number 74, will hit store shelves in North America on October 2nd, 2018.

My Hero Academia creator to make North America appearance at Comic-Con

Kohei Horikoshi the artist behind the popular series My Hero Academia was announced as a guest for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (popularly known as SDCC).

Viz Media, which holds the North American license to the My Hero Academia manga also included a video from Horikoshi on their web site, in which he’s shown drawing Izuku “Deku” Midoriya with a greeting: Hello San Diego See you in July!

Comic-Con International: San Diego takes place July 19th thru 22nd, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

Source: Viz Media

Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018

My Hero Academia / RWBY
Cover artwork of the My Hero Academia / RWBY comic for Free Comic Book Day 2018.

If you haven’t heard, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. On Saturday, May 5th, 2018, head on over to your favourite local comic store and pick up a couple of select titles for your enjoyment.

This year, there are a handful of manga available along AvengersOverwatchDC SuperHero Girls, and the Adventure Time, including:

  • Pokémon Sun & Moon / Pokémon Horizon: Sun & Moon by Tenya Yabuno, Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto from Viz Media
  • Ghost in the Shell Global Neural Network by Max Gladstone, and David Lopez from Kodansha
  • Street Fighter II Ultra by Ken Siu-Chong, and Hanzo Steinbach from Udon Entertainment
  • My Hero Academia / RWBY from Kouhei Horikoshi, and Shirow Miwa from Viz Media

For a complete list of available titles, free previews and participating store locations, check out the Free Comic Book Day web site.

Source: Free Comic Book Day

Boruto volume 3

Boruto volume 3
Boruto volume 3

The fight against Momoshiki continues, with Naruto and Sasuke finally gaining an advantage. However, Momoshiki still has a few tricks left up his sleeve, seemingly turning the tide of battle in his favour. Will Naruto and Sasuke be able to overcome the monstrous Momoshiki? And can Boruto lend his strength to his father in his time of need?

Volume 3 of the Boruto manga by Ukyo Kodachi and‎ Mikio Ikemoto goes on sale in North America on March 6th, 2018.

Fairy Tail manga to end with volume 63

Fairy Tail volume 61
Fairy Tail volume 61

With volume 61 being released in Japan on May 17th, 2017, Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima revealed that there are just two more books coming to wrap up his manga series.

Once Fairy Tail finishes, Mashima said he is ready to work on a new story in a new world with different characters.

In North America, Fairy Tail volume 60 hits store shelves on May 30th, 2017.

Source: Natalie