It was announced that Inio Asano
's Oyasumi Punpun
) will be licensed for English release by Viz Media in 2016. The announcement was made by Viz Media at their Otakon Panel.
began publishing in March 2007 and was initially serialized in the now defunct seinen magazine Weekly Young Sunday
. It was later transferred to Big Comic Spirits
magazine, and the series ended in November 2013 with 13 compiled volumes. The manga tells the story of a young boy, Punpun, whose life was changed when his father was arrested. With his uncle taking care of him, he grows up and realizes just how it seems to be an adult. In 2009, the manga received a Jury Recommendation at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards.
This will be Asano's fifth work to be licensed in English. Solanin
and Subarashii Sekai
(What a Wonderful World!
) are also licensed and were published by Viz in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Fantagraphics Books licensed and published Nijigahara Holograph
in 2014. Vertical will also be releasing Umibe no Onnanoko
(A Girl on the Shore
) in early 2016.
Viz also announced that they will publish Blanc et Noir
(Black and White
), an art book mainly containing Death Note
illustrations by original mangaka Takeshi Obata
. The art book will be released in 2016, being available in hard-back format only.
Source: Official tweet
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