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Viz gearing up for rapid release of 11 new Naruto volumes

by Panaru
Nov 7, 2008 9:38 PM | 24 Comments
In 2007, Viz Media released volumes 16 through 27 of Naruto all within four months of each other in North America in a campaign they dubbed "Naruto Nation". According to the release listings of Simon & Schuster, a Viz distributor, they'll be doing it again, but this time all in three months. Volume 33 of Naruto will release normally on December 3rd, but after that, the next 11 volumes are being released a few at a time.

The release dates are as follows:
Volumes 34 through 37: February 3rd
Volumes 38 through 41: March 3rd
Volumes 42 through 44: April 7th

Source: ANN

Special thanks to Baby_Naruto for the tip.

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Sorry for the double posting, but I thought I'd just let ya all know that volumes 34-37 of the Naruto manga were released this month (February 3, 2009) in the U.S., and I know this for a fact since I read all 4 manga books at Barnes & Noble 2 days ago.

By the way, volumes 38-41 of the Naruto manga will be released next month (March 3, 2009), and volumes 42-44 of the Naruto manga will be released 2 months from now (April 7, 2009).

Finally, volume 45 will be released on July 7, 2009.

Once volume 45 has been released, we will have almost caught up to Japan.

Feb 9, 2009 12:35 AM by ToddlerNaruto



I can't help it, I have the patience of a 2 year old xD.

the_seventh_l said:
^ whats wrong with a quicker release of One Piece volumes, if it will get us closer to the Japanese releases? :/


That's what I want to know too!

Nov 22, 2008 10:27 AM by ToddlerNaruto

^ whats wrong with a quicker release of One Piece volumes, if it will get us closer to the Japanese releases? :/

Nov 22, 2008 10:26 AM by the_seventh_l

Baby_Naruto said:
Maora said:
Baby_Naruto said:
Maora said:
Baby_Naruto said:
I would love to have more volumes of One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist.


NO for one piece. :P


I meant in America xD. The releases are so f***ing slow, like one volume every 3-5 months.


Be like the fans in Japan. :P those who WAIT.


You're joking right? xD


no. i'm serious.

Nov 22, 2008 10:21 AM by Maora

Maora said:
Baby_Naruto said:
Maora said:
Baby_Naruto said:
I would love to have more volumes of One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist.


NO for one piece. :P


I meant in America xD. The releases are so f***ing slow, like one volume every 3-5 months.


Be like the fans in Japan. :P those who WAIT.


You're joking right? xD

Nov 21, 2008 7:26 PM by ToddlerNaruto

Baby_Naruto said:
Maora said:
Baby_Naruto said:
I would love to have more volumes of One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist.


NO for one piece. :P


I meant in America xD. The releases are so f***ing slow, like one volume every 3-5 months.


Be like the fans in Japan. :P those who WAIT.

Nov 17, 2008 11:03 PM by Maora

Maora said:
Baby_Naruto said:
I would love to have more volumes of One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist.


NO for one piece. :P


I meant in America xD. The releases are so f***ing slow, like one volume every 3-5 months.

Nov 15, 2008 11:46 PM by ToddlerNaruto

Baby_Naruto said:
I would love to have more volumes of One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist.


NO for one piece. :P

Nov 15, 2008 11:43 PM by Maora

I would love to have more volumes of One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Nov 15, 2008 11:39 PM by ToddlerNaruto

Yes money does talk doesn't it, but I'd rather have more volumes of FMA.

Nov 10, 2008 4:26 AM by JTSlayer

Maora said:
Why spoil only them? D:

$$

Nov 10, 2008 1:02 AM by Neverender

vindemon64 said:
Jeez, about time these companies start releasing manga much more quickly. I never understood why it takes so long.

Yeah I know, they're just promoting downloading.

Companies always complain about piracy, but then they turn around and take forever to release it.
Fantranslators are making the licensing companies look like lazy bums!
There's more to fantranslations than not just having the money.

Nov 10, 2008 12:33 AM by ukonkivi

I can't believe they'll be releasing volume 44 by April next year while One Piece hasn;t even reached volume 20. I guess it just screams 'more money' for them huh? Personally I blame 4kids on the lack of popularity of One Piece. (Sorry got a bit off topic, =_=')

Nov 9, 2008 11:56 PM by Animegal9215

Maora said:
the_seventh_l said:
LOL at everyone saying "Stop spoiling the Narutards". Naruto makes Viz an assload of money, therefore they benefit more from releasing more Naruto tankoubons than, say, OP or other Viz titles.

Of course, I imagine everyone that's whining is just using this post as an excuse to hate on Naruto :P


the words of someone who rated it a 9.

the only way to make an anime popular like narucrap is:
1. shounen jump manga
2. over 20 volumes
3. turned into an anime & showed in CN.
4. hold a bunch of contests.
5. spoiling fans by releasing random crap.


That's what I love about Naruto though ^_^.

Nov 9, 2008 11:30 PM by ToddlerNaruto

the_seventh_l said:
LOL at everyone saying "Stop spoiling the Narutards". Naruto makes Viz an assload of money, therefore they benefit more from releasing more Naruto tankoubons than, say, OP or other Viz titles.

Of course, I imagine everyone that's whining is just using this post as an excuse to hate on Naruto :P


the words of someone who rated it a 9.

the only way to make an anime popular like narucrap is:
1. shounen jump manga
2. over 20 volumes
3. turned into an anime & showed in CN.
4. hold a bunch of contests.
5. spoiling fans by releasing random crap.

Nov 9, 2008 11:17 PM by Maora

LOL at everyone saying "Stop spoiling the Narutards". Naruto makes Viz an assload of money, therefore they benefit more from releasing more Naruto tankoubons than, say, OP or other Viz titles.

Of course, I imagine everyone that's whining is just using this post as an excuse to hate on Naruto :P

Nov 8, 2008 2:55 PM by the_seventh_l

I wish they would do this for other manga's as well. Then I wouldn't bother keeping up to date with manga online if volumes were released frequently.

Nov 8, 2008 2:44 PM by Touka

Argggg, Viz, stop spoiling the narutards already. Where the hell is my Yu-Gi-Oh GX? Waiting so long (read: A WHOLE YEAR) between releasing volumes is not cool, guys. D:

More to the point, I'm a bit interested to see what the editing in these will be like. If I know Viz, it's actually be pretty good, despite the quick releasing. They put so much effort into Naruto, and other series get left with poor editing and stupid translation mistakes. Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist, for example. There was about a month between the release of each volume, iirc, which is plenty of time to do a good translation and smooth editing job, but nooooo, us yugitards got the single worst job I have ever seen (I could do better than that. Seriously. These guys are supposed to be professionals!), while the narutards get super-fast, good quality releases. [/rant]


...Okay, that post was less about Naruto and more complaining about how Viz screwed us over with YGO. >_>

On topic: Good news for the Naruto dorks~ Have fun, guys~ ;D

Nov 8, 2008 12:57 PM by Frankencastle

This is awesome news :D. I won't be buying them though, I plan on reading them all for free at my local Barnes & Noble bookstore and/or checking them out from my public library for free ^_^.

(I would buy them, but I'm completely broke and unemployed D:. I'm lucky that I get around $40 a month from my Mom. Enough about me though LOL. /ends rant)

Nov 7, 2008 10:50 PM by ToddlerNaruto

Maora said:
why can't they super release other series. ;.;

People can wait on Naruto. Why spoil only them? D:
Lmao seriously. D: I have lots of Shoujo manga I'm waiting for here. :|

Nov 7, 2008 10:46 PM by Mikaaa