7 New Manga Licenses Coming To VIZ, Plus DEATH NOTE Omnibus

ASTRA LOST IN SPACE
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VIZ Media has announced the acquisition and imminent publication of seven manga and art titles, as well as an omnibus of the entire Death Note saga.

The Death Note "All-In-One Edition" is scheduled to be released this fall, and will include the entire 2,400 page saga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. In addition to the previously printed manga will be a special "epilogue" that has never been published in English.

The seven new titles are as follows:

CHILDREN OF THE WHALES, Vol. 1
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts November 2017
A gripping post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure by creator Abi Umeda. In an endless sea of sand drifts the Mud Whale, a floating island city of clay and magic. In its chambers a small community clings to survival, most dying young from the very powers that sustain them.

TOKYO GHOUL ILLUSTRATIONS: ZAKKI
Debuts November 2017
TOKYO GHOUL ILLUSTRATIONS: ZAKKI features artwork and behind-the-scenes notes, commentary and ruminations from TOKYO GHOUL creator Sui Ishida. Discover the creative process that brought the hit manga and anime to life, in gloriously ghoulish full color.  

SP BABY, Vol. 1
Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts November 2017
In this new josei manga series, Tamaki Hasegawa misses an interview for a much-needed job in order to stop an assault on a man running for his life! The man, Kagetora Sugo, is the prime minister’s nephew. He then asks Tamaki to become his bodyguard.

SHIVER: JUNJI ITO SELECTED STORIES  
Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts December 2017
A stunning must-read release from the master of horror manga. This volume includes nine of Junji Ito’s best short stories, as selected by the author himself and presented with accompanying notes and commentary. An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing faces appear in the sky, some even featuring your own face… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic fashion model and faces a real bloody ending… An offering of nine fresh nightmares for the delectation of horror fans.

NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE'S SHARINGAN LEGEND · Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Volume 1 Digital First Debut July 2017, Print Debut September 2017  
Uchiha Sasuke, the brooding loner who will do anything to avenge his clan and kill his older brother… Yes, this is that story, but with a hilarious twist! In NARUTO: CHIBI SASUKE’S SHARINGAN LEGEND, the characters and story have been flipped on their heads, all for the sake of comedy! With his Taka teammates Suigetsu, Karin and Jugo, Sasuke travels the land and gets into all kinds of wacky adventures. This is a side of Sasuke you’ve never seen before. One bit of advice: do not mock the Uchiha!

ASTRA LOST IN SPACE · Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Volume 1 Digital First Debut October 2017, Print Debut December 2017
In the year 2063 interstellar space travel has become the norm. Eight students from Caird High School and one child set out on a routine planet camp excursion. While there, the students are mysteriously transported 5,000 light-years away to the middle of nowhere! Will they ever make it back to Earth?!

THE PROMISED NEVERLAND · Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Volume 1 Digital First Debut October 2017, Print Debut December 2017
In this masterful suspense story, life at Grace Field House has been good for Emma and her fellow orphans. While the daily studying and exams they have to take are tough, their loving caretaker provides them with delicious foods and plenty of play time. But perhaps not everything is as it seems…

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