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VIZ Media anime and manga releases for 2008 announced.

by Zirgo
Aug 11, 2007 1:57 AM | 4 Comments
It was at the San Francisco 2007 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL that Viz Media released an array of titles for manga and anime that they are planning to release during 2008.

The convention, which is the premiere event for the comics industry in North America, drew more than 120,000 attendees. Viz Media is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content.

The titles that were announced in order of type and release month:

Anime titles:

NARUTO™ THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW - in September

BLEACH™ DVD Box Set - in October

DEATH NOTE - in November. Also a special Limited Edition will be released featuring a collectable figurine of the deathgod Ryuk. Later volumes will include figurines of Light, L, Misa, and other popular characters.


Preparing titles to be released:
NANA

HONEY AND CLOVER


Manga titles:

KAMIKAZE GIRLS - in January

SOCRATES IN LOVE - in February

BE WITH YOU - in February

DEATH NOTE HOW TO READ 13 - in February, stated to be the ultimate encyclopedia of all things DEATH NOTE. Readers will even discover the mysterious character L’s real name on a special trading card included with the edition.

DEATH NOTE: ANOTHER NOTE THE LOS ANGELES BB MURDER CASES - in February. This is an original novel based on characters and concepts from the manga, anime and movie that takes place in Los Angeles with detective L working with a former FBI agent to help the LAPD investigate grisly serial killer crimes.

RAL Ω GRAD - in February

SWITCH - in March

HONEY AND CLOVER - in March

MONKEY HIGH! - in March

HARUKA - BEYOND THE STREAM OF TIME - in April

NIGHTMARE INSPECTOR: YUMEKUI KENBUN - in April

I.O.N - in April

GUN BLAZE WEST - in April

THE RECORD OF A FALLEN VAMPIRE - in May

FAIRY CUBE - in May

B.O.D.Y. - in May

TIME STRANGER KYOKO - in July

SHORT-TEMPERED MELANCHOLIC AND OTHER STORIES - in August

4 Comments Recent Comments

Ok,, hmm well the news source was not as old as that,, strange.

Aug 11, 2007 11:58 AM by Zirgo

grimy13 said:
Kamikaze Girls has been out for a while...


My thoughts exactly o_o The one I read was from Shoujo Beat, which is a division of Viz.

Aug 11, 2007 9:38 AM by atlantiza

Kamikaze Girls has been out for a while...

Aug 11, 2007 6:16 AM by grimy13

Woah, Ral Ω Grad already licensed. Fast. O.O Tanemura Arina works~ yay~

Aug 11, 2007 2:21 AM by Crystal