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.
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 Avengers, Overwatch, DC 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
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.
After a long run, Tite Kubo’s manga series, Bleach, is over. Japan gets volume 74 on November 4th, 2016, but don’t expect it in North America anytime soon — volume 68 comes out in English November 1st, 2016.
VIZ Media brings Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s popular sports manga Kuroko’s Basketball to English readers in both physical and digital formats this August.
Tetsuya Kuroko is a rather unassuming teen; he doesn’t stand out even with his sky blue hair. This takes Taiga Kagami by surprise when he signs up for Seirin High’s basketball team. Kagami can’t believe that Kuroko once played as part of “The Miracle Generation”, a storied team from Teiko Junior High that were the best of the best. And now, he needs Kuroko’s help in beating these legendary players so he too can reach the top.
Kuroko’s Basketball is readable on the VIZ Manga App, Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play platforms. The printed version is to be published on a bi-monthly schedule.
The combined copy of volumes one and two of Kuroko’s Basketball, goes on sale Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016.
Haruichi Furudate’s popular sports manga Haikyu!! is finally available in English for purchase in both print and digital formats as of Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 thanks to VIZ Media.
Shoyo Hinata is fascinated with volleyball, but what he lacks in height, he makes up in determination. Managing to play one game in middle school, he encounters the intimidating “King of the Court”, Tobio Kageyama. Vowing to get better to challenge Kageyama, Hinata finds that his rival now plays on the same team!
VIZ Media will publish the English adaptation of Haikyu!! monthly to bring it in line with the Japanese version and is readable on the VIZ Manga App, Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play platforms.
Haikyu!! made its first appearance back in 2012 in Weekly Shonen Jump and is also an anime series which is scheduled for a third season.
Tite Kubo’s manga series Bleach is coming to a close. The 73rd volume hit Japanese store shelves today, July 4th, 2016.
Highschool student Ichigo Kurosaki unwittingly becomes a part-time soul reaper tasked following his ability to see spirits. Upon rescuing an injured soul reaper, Ichigo’s temporary assignment becomes permanent when the society he is reluctant to join depends on him to save it.
Published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, Bleach has branched out into an anime, movies, video games and a live musical.
The final volume, numbered 74, has an anticipated release in the fall of 2016.
Even though the official Blue Exorcist web site now includes a timer, counting the minutes and seconds down to Monday, July 4th at 8:00 am JST (Sunday, July 3rd at 4:00 pm PDT) , word from Japan has spread that this for an announcement of a second season for the anime series.
The first season of Blue Exorcist (or Ao no Exorcist) aired in 2011 followed up with an animated movie, but aside from new volumes of Kazue Kato’s manga, no other anime-related news surfaced. A rumoured second season is slated to air in 2017 with an adaptation of the Kyoto Impure King Arc. Additionally, J-Rock band UVERworld might perform the opening; their song CORE PRIDE served as the first opening theme.