San Francisco, CA, April 2, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announced newly acquired publishing titles during its official panel event held this past weekend at Anime Boston 2018.

The latest new titles joining VIZ Media’s publishing catalog include DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, a deluxe hardcover collector’s edition featuring over 500 illustrations for the award-winning video game series from Akira Toriyama, the creator of DRAGON BALL. THE COMPLETE ART OF FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, which features all the art from the beloved manga series was also announced. The fun DRAGON BALL spinoff DRAGON BALL: THAT TIME I GOT REINCARNATED AS YAMCHA!and the popular romantic comedy from Weekly Shonen Jump, WE NEVER LEARN, will make their publication debuts beginning this fall. Other notable Shonen Jump releases include the BLEACH BOX SET 3, the final box set for the long-running soul reaper series, and the dystopian adventure series DR. STONE. The fan-favorite shojo romance, AO HARU RIDE, will debut this fall.

Exciting announcements from this past weekend also include ABARA: COMPLETE DELUXE EDITION, a tense sci-fi horror series from Tsutomu Nihei (the award-winning creator of BIOMEGA and BLAME!) and RECORD OF GRANCREST WAR, a high-fantasy adventure by the author of the widely acclaimed series Record of Lodoss War. The TOKYO GHOUL COMPLETE BOX SET, containing Vols. 1-14 of the smash-hit series, will also be available to fans this fall. VIZ Media is also pleased to announce two more upcoming debuts, RADIANT, a fantasy adventure series, and RAN AND THE GRAY WORLD, a charming coming-of-age story about a young sorceress who takes a shortcut to growing up.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.


New Shonen Jump Releases



DRAGON BALL by Akira Toriyama, Art by dragongarow LEE

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

A DRAGON BALL fan dies and is reincarnated as Yamcha—DRAGON BALL’S biggest punching bag and total internet meme. Knowing this character’s bleak future, he strives to make Yamcha the strongest DRAGON BALL character ever!


Story by Riichiro Inagaki, Art by Boichi

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

When every human on Earth is turned to stone by a mysterious phenomenon, high-schooler Taiju is also petrified the moment he’s about to confess to his highschool crush. Flash forward several thousands of years later, Taiju awakens and joins up with his friend Senku, who has ambitious dreams. His plan: to restart civilization from square one with the power of science! 


Story and Art by Taishi Tsutsui

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts Winter 2018

Nariyuki Yuiga comes from an impoverished family, so he’s eager to secure a full scholarship to college when he graduates high school. His principal agrees to support him, with one stipulation—he must tutor the two smartest girls at the school and make sure they get into their target colleges! Rizu is a science genius who wants to study liberal arts. Fumino is effortlessly good at literature, but math makes her head spin. Nariyuki is stuck between a rock and a hard place, but who can complain about tutoring a couple of cute girls?


Story and Art by Tite Kubo

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

The third and final BLEACH BOX SET. This set features volumes 49-74 at a substantial savings over buying them individually, along with exclusive minicomic containing color art of the series plus an author interview and look in the studio from the fanbook Bleach: 13 Blades, and a full-color, double-sided poster.


New VIZ Signature Releases



Story and Art by by Tsutomu Nihei

Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts Winter 2018

Tsutomu Nihei’s dazzling, harrowing dystopian thriller is presented here in a single-volume hardcover edition featuring full-color pages and fold-out illustrations. This volume also includes the early short story “Digimortal.”


Story and Art by Aki Irie

Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

Little Ran Uruma can’t wait to grow up and become a sorceress like her mother, so with the help of a magical pair of sneakers, she transforms into an adult and sets off! Her father and older brother Jin try to keep her safe at home, but Ran is determined to advance her powers and have adventures of her own!


Story and Art by Sui Ishida

Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·  Debuts Fall 2018

A box set that includes all fourteen volumes of the original TOKYO GHOUL series and an exclusive double-sided poster. In TOKYO GHOUL, Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way—except their craving for human flesh. Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student until a violent encounter turns him into the first half-human half-ghoul hybrid. Trapped between two worlds, he must survive Ghoul turf wars, learn more about Ghoul society and master his new powers.


Additional VIZ Media Releases



Art by Akira Toriyama

Debuts Winter 2018

This is an archive of Akira Toriyama’s illustrations and designs for the award-winning Dragon Quest series, spanning thirty years of work stretching from all Dragon Quest titles released from 1986 through 2016.


Art by Hiromu Arakawa

Debuts Fall 2018

This 288-page deluxe hardcover full color art book is sure to delight FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST fans. Contains all the art from the manga series, with additional FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST art pieces—some of which have never been shared with North American audiences!


Story and Art by Io Sakisaka

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

Futaba Yoshioka thought all boys were loud and obnoxious until she met Kou Tanaka in junior high. But as soon as she realized she really liked him, he had already moved away because of family issues. Now in high school, Kou has reappeared, but is he still the same boy she fell in love with?


Story and Art by Tony Valente

Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

Seth is an aspiring wizard living in a pastoral village under the watchful eye of his mentor. Like all wizards, he is an “infected”—one of the few people that has survived contact with a Nemesis, creatures that fall from the sky and contaminate all they touch. His encounter gave him powers and led him to choose a path that seemed to be perfect—to become someone who hunts and fights the Nemesis. But Seth longs for a quest that goes beyond the simple hunt for monsters. He wants to find the place they come from, Radiant, and destroy it. Along with other wizards, he travels the world in search of Radiant, under the sinister eye of the Inquisition…


Original Story by Ryo Mizuno, Story and Art by Makoto Yotsuba, Character Design by Miyuu

Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Debuts Fall 2018

In a world where the noble elite are supposed to fend off the threat of terrifying Chaos but instead engage in pointless petty squabbles, young mage Siluca Meletes dreams of bringing justice to the land. She finds an ally in Theo, a young knight with a bright future. But as Theo soon finds out, despite her righteous goal of world peace, her methods are more than a little unorthodox!

For additional information on these and other manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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