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VIZ Media Announces Major Manga and Novel Acquisitions at C2E2 2018

MakeAnimals_cvr-456x500 VIZ Media Announces Major Manga and Novel Acquisitions at C2E2 2018

What You Need to Know:

  • VIZ Media announced its latest publishing acquisitions this past weekend at Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention, C2E2. The titles announced were, FRANKENSTEIN: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION, a retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic monster tale, reimagined by Japan’s master of horror manga. The manga adaptation of the popular Juni Taisen battle royale anime, JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR, will be available to fans this fall. Also announced were two sci-fi novels based on the bestselling NieR: Automata video game. NIER: AUTOMATA: LONG STORY SHORT (Vol. 1) and NIER: AUTOMATA: SHORT STORY LONG (Vol. 2), created by NieR: Automata’s director Yoko Taro and writer Jun Eishima. Details about each acquisition can be found below.
  • VIZ Media also acquired MAKE ANIMALS: FELT ARTS FROM JAPAN, a fun and imaginative activity book that is scheduled for print and digital release this fall.
  • The book introduces the inventive world of sculpture artist YOSHiNOBU, whose unique felt art creations include an array of exceptionally lifelike animals. MAKE ANIMALS: FELT ARTS FROM JAPAN serves as both a beautiful art book, presenting vivid photos of YOSHiNOBU’s animals in a variety of natural and pastoral settings, as well as a detailed how-to edition, introducing the art of felt crafting to beginners.

Source: Official Press Release

Manga Info

FRANKENSTEIN: JUNJI ITO STORY COLLECTION

Story and Art by Junji Ito
Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

The master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster, and the more loathsome beast who created him, to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for. Also included is the Oshikiri story cycle – a high school student who lives in a decaying mansion connected to a haunted parallel world. Uncanny doppelgangers, unfortunately murdered friends, and a whole lot more are in store for him.

JUNI TAISEN: ZODIAC WAR

Original Story by Nisioisin, Story and Art by Akira Akatsuki, Character
Design by Hikaru Nakamura
Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

Every 12 years, 12 fighters take the form of the Chinese zodiac and engage in a battle royale. With their strength and mysterious powers, they fight to the death and the sole survivor is granted the ultimate prize—any wish.

NIER: AUTOMATA: LONG STORY SHORT (Vol. 1) · Debuts Fall 2018 / NIER: AUTOMATA: SHORT STORY LONG (Vol. 2) · Debuts Spring 2019

Written by Jun Eishima

When alien forces invade with an army of Machines, the remnants of humanity must depend on Androids of their own design – the placid 2B and the excitable 9S – to survive.


MakeAnimals_cvr-456x500 VIZ Media Announces Major Manga and Novel Acquisitions at C2E2 2018
Aww that shiro-kuma looks cute!
MakeAnimals_cvr-456x500 VIZ Media Announces Major Manga and Novel Acquisitions at C2E2 2018
Reminds me of shiro-kuma from shiro-kuma's cafe!