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Viz Items Shipping in October

posted on 2000-06-21 04:13 EDT
Viz Announced it's October shipping schedule.

Highlights include a new EVA series, "The Wrath of Heaven", "Der Mond" a collection of illustrations by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, a slew of Pokémon books and merchandise, Maison Ikoku video #24, two new Ranma 1/2 videos and of course all the regulars.

Full Press release:

ITEMS SHIPPING OCTOBER '00

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION BOOK FIVE, #1
REGULAR 7-issue monthly series
story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
original concept by Gainax
monthly, b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/20
THE WRATH OF HEAVEN
In 2015, Earth faces a terrifying last judgment from mysterious giant
"Angels." But to save ourselves, what terror will man create? The
psychologically driven science fiction series that revolutionized
anime on Japanese television, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION resumes monthly
publication after a lengthy hiatus by the artist and character
designer, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Not just an adaptation, with this issue
the manga becomes increasingly different from the anime. Available in
regular comic format and the "Special Collector's Edition", in the
original right-to-left format with Japanese sound effects.
IN THIS ISSUE: As Shinji tries to cope with his midterms, his
studying is interrupted by Asuka, who moves into the apartment with
him and Misato. Soon their classmates, both male and female, join
them for a housewarming party-but why has Kaji gone on a strange
mission to an abandoned NERV installation, and when will he return?

DER MOND
color, softcover, 120 pages
$29.95 USA/$46.50 CAN
SHIPS 11/10
FROM NADIA TO EVANGELION...AND BEYOND
A stunning collection of the color illustrations of Yoshiyuki
Sadamoto, the character designer of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. This
U.S. edition includes 74 color pages of paintings and designs from
EVANGELION, plus nearly 50 pages from THE WINGS OF HONNEAMISE, NADIA,
and other works. From the luminous eyes of Rei Ayanami to BLUE URU's
world of flight, this book confirms Sadamoto's status of one of
today's greatest Japanese artists.

AQUA KNIGHT, PART TWO, #1
5-issue series (1 of 5)
story & art by Yukito Kishiro
b&w, 32 pages, w/poster
$3.50
Color poster in this issue! The high seas, chivalrous knights, and a
mythical Age of Exploration are all parts of the new world from the
creator of Battle Angel Alita! Ashika, the son of a lighthouse
keeper, has become a slave to the richest and most pampered person in
the world: the imperialist Alcontra, who destroyed the lighthouse of
Faro. As Alcontra's seashell-shaped ship rolls across the ocean in
fully automated comfort, Aqua Knight Ruliya is in pursuit-but how
will Ashika adjust to his new life in this mechanized and formalized
vessel? And what priceless jewel is stashed in the ship's bowels?

EAGLE, BOOK 2
Viz graphic novel
story and art by Kaiji Kawaguchi
b&w, 424 pages
$19.95 USA/$30.95 CAN
424 PAGES!
SHIPS 10/13
THE ELECTION APPROACHES...
Ken Yamaoka, a third-generation Japanese-American, has all the
qualifications of a presidential candidate: he studied at Yale, he
fought in the front lines in Vietnam, and he has been a Senator for
several terms. Now, as he challenges the Vice President for the
Democratic presidential nomination, a young Japanese journalist,
Takashi Jo, heads to America to study the past that shaped him and
the hard-and hardly idealistic-political race ahead. Intelligent,
exciting, critically acclaimed, EAGLE presents a near-future vision
of America as seen through the eyes of one of Japan's most
politically aware manga artists. This tremendous graphic novel
collects the monthly EAGLE #5-8 just in time for the actual election!
IN THIS VOLUME: Takashi investigates Yamaoka's past, learning of the
struggle between young Yamaoka and his father; the term in Vietnam
that nearly killed him; and the story of Patricia Hampton, Yamaoka's
wife and the inheritor of millions, who met him in their college
years. But today, is he a hardened, pragmatic opportunist, or is he
still the idealistic young man that Patricia loved? As the New York
primaries approach, Yamaoka vies with Democratic front-runner Albert
Noah for the endorsement of Gilbert Blackburn, mayor of NYC
and political power broker. But as the TV debates begin, Takashi
discovers that racism in America is far from dead...

ANIMERICA EXTRA
VOL. 3, # 11
OCTOBER '00
manga anthology
b&w, 128 pages
$4.95 USA/$7.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/6
2nd Anniversary Issue!
THE ANIME FAN'S COMIC MAGAZINE
Celebrate the Second Anniversary of ANIMERICA EXTRA with this extra-
special issue, featuring a color poster and other stuff so secret we
can't talk about it yet! Don't miss the latest installments of our
charming, cliffhanging, relationship-driven manga stories with really
good artwork, plus manga-related features, reviews and fan art.
This issue includes a feature on witches in manga from LITTLE WITCH
SALLY to MAHO TSUKAI TAI!.
IN THIS ISSUE: VIDEO GIRL AI: While Moemi and Takashi try to
reconnect, Yota goes on a date with cute freshman Nobuko. MARIONETTE
GENERATION: An old flame of Izumi's, Kozue, decides to crash at
Izumi's apartment, much to Kinoko's irritation! FUSHIGI YUGI: With
both Tatsuki and Mitsukake found, the search is on for the last of
the Seven Warriors. Meanwhile, Yui tries to convert her prisoner
Tamahome.
STEAM DETECTIVES: Le Bread has thrown down the gauntlet, and Narutaki
must solve his puzzles to save Steam City from tremendous terrorist
bombs. Meanwhile, Ling Ling and Lang Lang have their own faceoff!
X/1999: With Nakano Sun Plaza in flames, Subaru and Seishiro (the
stars of TOKYO BABYLON) have their predestined showdown.

POKEMON TALES
collectible board books
color, 18 pages, 4 1/2" x 6"
$4.95 USA/$7.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/13
POKEMON STORYBOOKS
Viz presents two new POKEMON TALES, a series of colorful board books
written and illustrated by different artists. Created with the care
and attention you expect from good children's books, these stories
will delight Pokémon-loving kids and parents alike!

FIRST PRIZE FOR STARMIE
story by Kazuyuki Yamamoto
art by Kagemaru Himeno
When a group of Starmie race each other across the galaxy, our hero
sees the wonders of the cosmos and gets home in time for Christmas.

SEEL TO THE RESCUE
story by Kazayuki Yamamoto
art by Naoyo Kimura
Seel, the kindly water Pokémon, rescues a shipwrecked sailor and
takes him to a strange island.

POK=E9MON TALES GIFT BOX, VOL. 1
Boxed Set of 5 Pokémon Tales
$19.95 USA/$30.95 CAN
SHIPS 10/15
CLASSIC TALES...
Save money and surprise someone with this box set of five Pokémon
Tales, built with a handle so you or a loved one can carry the Tales
wherever you go! This box contains the Tales of Pikachu, Squirtle,
Charmander and Bulbasaur, plus the "I'm Not Pikachu!" movie special.

POKEMON TALES GIFT BOX, VOL. 2
Boxed Set of 5 Pokémon Tales
$19.95 USA/$30.95 CAN
SHIPS 10/15
IN A HANDY SET
More Pokémon Tales in an open-and-close, portable box set, this time
featuring the Tales of Psyduck, Clefairy, Butterfree, Dragonite, and
the "Pikachu's Unparalleled Adventure" movie special 2.

POKEMON STICK N' PLAY BOOK
color book with stickers
$11.95 USA/$18.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/13
STICKY TYPE POKEMON
Tell your own Pokémon stories with stickers! This book comes with
tons of removable Pokémon stickers, plus pictures of different
settings from the TV series-forests, grasslands, cities, underwater-
so you can put any Pokémon anywhere you want. Then, when you want a
change, just restick them somewhere else!

Viz graphic novels

DRAGON BALL, VOL. 2
Viz graphic novel
story and art by Akira Toriyama
b&w, 192 pages
$14.95 USA/$22.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/6
JUST ONE WISH
The world's greatest martial arts manga! Meet a naive young monkey-
tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets a girl
named Bulma who is on a quest to collect seven "Dragon Balls."
If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear
and grant her one wish. As Goku and Bulma's quest begins, they meet
strange friends and stranger foes. This graphic novel collects DRAGON
BALL #7 through #12.
IN THIS VOLUME: To recover the sixth Dragon Ball, the Ox King sends
Goku on a mission: to find Kame-sen'nin, the Turtle Hermit, whose
mighty powers can put out the raging fires of Fry-Pan Mountain! Do I
hear a kamehameha? With the bandits Yamcha and Pu'ar on their trail,
our heroes continue their quest for the seventh and final Dragon
Ball. But can they get it from Emperor Pilaf, who wants to use his
wish to rule the world!

BANANA FISH, VOL. 4
Pulp graphic novel
story & art by Akimi Yoshida
b&w, 192 pages
$15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN
SHIPS 10/27
DOWN AND OUT IN L.A.
In 1973, in Vietnam, an American soldier goes mad and guns down his
companions. In 1985, in New York City, the soldier's brother Ash Lynx-
now a young gang leader with a troubled past-is drawn into a mystery
when he is given a strange drug by a dying man whose last words
are "Banana Fish." This graphic novel contains the BANANA FISH
installments from PULP Vol. 3, No. 11 through Vol. 4, No. 6.
IN THIS VOLUME: Ash's father reveals the abuse in Ash's past, and his
own complicity, before the group's stay in Cape Cod is cut short by
Dino Golzine's hitmen. Fleeing to Los Angeles, they meet Max Lobo's
ex-wife and search for the missing Professor Dawson, whose private
files hold the secret of "Banana Fish". Meanwhile, Dino makes a deal
with Chinese crime boss Lee Daai Yan, who sends his dreaded agent Yut
Lung to deal with our heroes...and force Shorter Wong to
betray his friends!

SILENT MOBIUS, VOL. 5
Viz graphic novel
story & art by Kia Asamiya
b&w, 248 pages
$16.95 USA/$26.00 CAN
SHIPS 10/20
THE EYES OF KATSUMI LIQUEUR
Science fiction and sorcery! In the 21st century the "Lucifer Hawks"
broke through into our dimension...and the human race needed new
heroes. Meet the A.M.P., seven young women with supernatural powers
who must protect 2028 Tokyo from monstrous entities from another
world! This graphic novel contains the entire SILENT MOBIUS: KARMA
comic series.
IN THIS VOLUME: An emergency call to a threatened space elevator
sends Katsumi on a trip through her memories to when she first joined
the A.M.P....when she discovered that she was the inheritor of
magical powers on both her mother's and her father's side. Now, the
devil who took her mother's life has returned, and Katsumi is its new
target! Can the daughter succeed where the mother failed?

Viz books

JAPAN PARADISE: EXQUISITE HOTELS & INNS
text & photographs by Kazuyoshi Miyoshi
hardcover, color, 198 pages
$29.95 USA/$46.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/20
DREAM VACATIONS
This lavish photo collection brings Japan's most exquisite hotels and
inns right into your living room! An art book and travel guide, it
includes detailed, updated information about accomodations, prices,
phone numbers, a map of Japan, and reservation information. Hot
springs, gardens, hotels in Tokyo or in the shade of Mt. Fuji...these
are dream destinations, awaiting your visit, and captured by the
youngest winner of Japan's Ihei Kimura Award for the year's best new
photographer.

Pokémon

POKEMON THE MOVIE 2000, ANIMATION COMICS:
THE POWER OF ONE #4
4-issue monthly series
full color, 40 pages
$3.95 USA/$5.95 CAN
SHIPS 10/6
TURNABOUT
The world hangs in the balance as Ash tries to restore the balance of
nature and help the mighty Lugia defeat the maddened Legendary Birds.
As thousands of Pokémon watch, the situation looks grim - but who's
this coming to Ash's rescue? Team Rocket!? Maybe it looks grimmer...

MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY, PART 2 #4:
HOT SPRINGS PIKACHU
4-issue monthly series
story & art by Yumi Tsukirino
monthly, b&w, 40 pages
squarebound format
$4.95 USA/$7.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/20
WASH YOUR POKEMON BEFORE USE
Hazel, Grandpa, and Pikachu have a refreshing trip to the spa, where
they meet a whole mess of Pikachu! There goes any chance of getting
clean towels...and did you know that a wet Pikachu smells like a
battery? Then, it's Valentine's day, and who do you think is going to
get chocolate? Includes bonus pages by the artist!

POKEMON ADVENTURES, PART 3 #3:
SAFFRON CITY SHOWDOWN
7-issue monthly series
story by Hidenori Kusaka
art by MATO
squarebound, b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/6
RED, GREEN, BLUE AND...WHO?
The skyscrapers are shaking as the three trainers fight Team Rocket's
gym leaders to save the city and rescue Professor Oak! But can they
stand up to Sabrina's secret weapon: Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno?!
Not without a fourth trainer joining the battle!

Viz Video

MAISON IKKOKU, VOL. 24: THE DAYS OF WINE AND FREELOADERS
2 episodes per volume
English subtitled
color, stereo, 52 mins.
$28.95 USA
SHIPS 10/13
NINETY-NINE BOTTLES OF BEER
Godai's drunken Maison Ikkoku neighbors are determined to thwart his
efforts to be alone with Kyoko! Is Prohibition the only answer, or
can Godai turn the boozing busybodies against one another? Then,
Kyoko goes back to her parents' house for a few days, but forgets her
favorite pillow. When Godai brings it over to her, will he make a
good impression on her parents, or fall all over his face?

RANMA 1/2, MARTIAL MAYHEM: NIGHTMARE ON HAPPOSAI STREET
2 episodes per volume
English dubbed
color, stereo, 52 mins.
$24.95 USA
SHIPS 10/6
NABIKI'S NEW NIGHTMARE
Ranma and the others become trapped inside Happosai's dreams, and if
you thought the old man was perverted when he was awake, you haven't
seen anything yet! Then, when Akane backs out of her engagement to
Ranma, money-hungry "older woman" Nabiki becomes the default fiance
du jour...but will Ranma pay the price for being her betrothed?

RANMA 1/2, MARTIAL MAYHEM, SUBTITLED EDITION: BUNS OF STEEL
2 episodes per volume
subtitled
color, stereo, 52 mins.
$28.95 USA
SHIPS 10/20
HOT CROSS BUNS
Four steamed little buns from China are out for Ranma's head-or
actually, his hair! It's like a "Ranma vs. Baoh" crossover, assuming
you mean the Cantonese word baoh for pork bun. Then, without the
famed "Dragon Whisker," Ranma's hair will keep growing and
growing...until he runs out of hair forever!

Viz Comics

EL HAZARD: THE MAGNIFICENT WORLD #2
5-issue series
story & art by Hidetomo Tsubura
monthly, b&w, 40 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/27
BUGROM & MULDOON PRIESTESSES
Arriving mapless and weaponless in El Hazard, Makoto immediately
encounters a race of strange bug-creatures holding captive a
beautiful girl! Being a heroic type of guy, Makoto tries to save her-
until two female sorcerers show up to take the fight into their own
hands! But who would this girl rather have for her rescuer...?

GUNDAM WING: GROUND ZERO #3
4-issue monthly series
story & art by Reku Fuyunagi
b&w, 40 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/20
WHODUNIT
The conclusion of the first storyline, set after the end of the TV
series! With all five pilots accusing one another of stealing the
Gundams and manipulating Duo's mind, it's up to Heero to find out who
is responsible - and why - before guns are drawn.

NO NEED FOR TENCHI!, PART 10, #2
7-issue series
story & art by Hitoshi Okuda
monthly, b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/27
OFF THE DEEP END
To the beach! When the Tenchi gang goes swimming, they can't help
being a weirdness magnet as they encounter a sea serpent-like monster
from the depths of the sea.

DRAGON BALL, PART 3, #5
story & art by Akira Toriyama
14-issue monthly series
b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/6
CALLING ALL MONSTERS
Even five Sergeant Purples aren't enough to beat one Son Goku! This
means that the Red Ribbon has to use their trump card...the
Frankensteinian Cyborg Number 8! And there's something waiting on the
next floor that's even worse...

SILENT MOBIUS: CATASTROPHE #5
6-issue monthly series
story & art by Kia Asamiya
b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/13
THE WIRED WORLD
All Tokyo is searching for the Megadyne serial killer, but while
Kiddy Phenil can't seem to make headway, the police chief gets a
little too close to his quarry. What connection does the murderer
have to the Lucifer Hawks? And what is the strange bug that Lebia
Maverick has found in cyberspace?

EAGLE: THE MAKING OF AN ASIAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT #9: PASSION
14-issue series
story & art by Kaiji Kawaguchi
b&w, 104 pages
$6.95 USA/$10.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/27
YAMAOKA: 43%, NOAH: 46%
The debates shoot Yamaoka straight up in the polls, leaving him neck
and neck with frontrunner Albert Noah in "Junior Wednesday" after the
New York Primary! After a frightening, violent encounter in New York,
Rachel and Jo decide to take the next step in their relationship.

RANMA 1/2, PART 9, #6
11-issue series
story & art by Rumiko Takahashi
monthly, b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/20
SAOTOME SCHOOL SECRET ATTACK!
Happosai gives Ranma a pill passed down from ancient China to make
disciples revere their masters! Can even Chinese magic make Ranma
respect the old lech? Then, Ryoga returns, and he's developed the
power to defeat Ranma...the power to create the sphere of pure ki
energy called the shisshei hokkodan! Say, what manga is this, anyway?!

DRAGON BALL Z, PART 3, #9
story & art by Akira Toriyama
10-issue monthly series
b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/13
VEGETA VS. DODORIA
The tables are turned as the "mighty" Dodoria gets a severe beating
courtesy of Vegeta, who's turned against his former comrades on his
quest for eternal life! Can the arch-bully fight the Saiyan superman,
or has he no choice but to tell Vegeta what he wants to know...the
secret fate of the Saiyan homeworld?!

INU-YASHA, PART 5, #5
11-issue series
story & art by Rumiko Takahashi
b&w, 40 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/6
SEEDS OF DESPAIR
A giant demon with botanical inclinations has the now-human Inuyasha
tied up in a tangle of thorns, while he toys with miniaturized human
beings - including Miroku and Kagome - within a magical bonsai garden!

Viz magazines

PULP
VOL. 4, #11
OCTOBER '00
manga anthology
b&w, 184 pages
$5.95 USA/$8.95 CAN
MATURE READERS ONLY
SHIPS 10/13
NOT JUST SEX AND VIOLENCE
Pull yourself up to the bar, wring the water out of your trenchcoat,
have a few shots and read the latest issue of PULP, featuring the
newest Japanese pop culture features, interview and reviews. Each
issue includes music, movie, CD and manga reviews, plus columns such
as "Vulgarity Drifting Diary", the confessions of a Japanese
prostitute, or "Nocturnal Transmissions", Yuji Oniki's stories of
true Japanese crime. Not to mention 184 pages of manga. Are you old
enough already?
IN THIS ISSUE: BENKEI IN NEW YORK: Toroya, Benkei's mafia benefactor,
explains how he got into the mob. BAKUNE YOUNG: Bakune's ex-gym-
teacher takes his hostage Renge Kusuriza by helicopter to Osaka
Castle, where the psychic girl turns the tables! Is even Johnson
Membodeath, the ninja, a match for her? DANCE TILL TOMORROW: After a
Christmas pageant at Aya's preschool, Aya and Suekichi end up
babysitting one of the kids, leaving them (almost) alone
together...but haven't they broken up? STRAIN: Shimei Sai is forced
to make a hard decision when his mother embarrasses the Sai family.
BANANA FISH: Ash is enraged when Prof. Dawson reveals who was used as
a guinea pig for the drug "Banana Fish." VOYEURS, INC.: A very
disturbed man is stalking Misaki, and he's got a thing for
cockroaches...Plus the deranged fun of HEARTBROKEN ANGELS and
demented Tokyo girlhood in SHORT CUTS!

ANIMERICA
Vol. 8, #10
anime & manga monthly
color and b&w, 96 pages
$4.95 USA/$7.50 CAN
SHIPS 10/20
The best magazine for anime fans! Fascinating features on the latest
and greatest anime, exclusive interviews, news on what's new in Japan
and what's arriving soon in America, plus exclusive columns,
interviews with voice-actors, anime reviews, games, model kits, anime
music, and Leiji Matsumoto's Galaxy Express 999 manga. Remember, If
It's Anime in America, It's Gotta be ANIMERICA!
IN THIS ISSUE: If it's mecha in anime, it's gotta be GUNDAM! Find out
how to tell apart your Mobile Suits, which series came when, and
which one's the toughest in this blow-out GUNDAM issue of ANIMERICA.

VIZ-IN MAGAZINE, Vol. 12, #10
$6.00 per bundle of 50
SHIPS 10/20
Your monthly guide to new releases from Viz Comics, Viz Video, and
Viz Music, Viz-In is North America's manga and anime connection!
Don't miss this free monthly full-color poster and sneak peeks at
your favorite graphic novels, videos, music, and merchandise!

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