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posted on 2000-11-02 21:40 EST
Viz has sent its Febuary and March '01 press releases, and boy are they cooking up a lot of stuff. Here are both press releases:


ITEMS SHIPPING FEBRUARY '01

featuring...

GUNDAM WING: BLIND TARGET #1
4-issue series -- original story by Hajime Yadate and Yoshiyuki
Tomino, story by Sakura Asagi, art by Akemi Omoide -- monthly, b&w,
40 pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CGW0201 -- SHIPS 2/9/01
BEFORE ENDLESS WALTZ...
A new GUNDAM WING series with the beautiful art of shojo and the
action of shonen manga! After the end of the GUNDAM WING TV
storyline, world peace does not come without a price. Trowa meets an
old comrade from his days in the resistance who offers to buy his
Gundam, which he hasn't used since the war. But who are the killers
who are after the lives of Relena and the Gundam pilots?

FUSHIGI YUGI VOL. 4: BANDIT
Animerica Extra graphic novel -- story and art by Yu Watase -- b&w,
200 pages -- $15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN -- GFY004 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
CLERICS AND ROGUES
The hit shojo (girls') manga! When best friends Miaka and Yui opened
an ancient Chinese book, they were transported into the Universe of
the Four Gods, a parallel world strangely like ancient China. There,
Miaka is heralded as the legendary Priestess of the god Suzaku, but
through a twist of fate, Yui becomes her arch-enemy! Now Miaka must
gather the seven Celestial Warriors—dashing mercenary Tamahome,
emperor Hotohori, and others—to summon Suzaku, save her friend,
and find true love. Contains the stories from ANIMERICA EXTRA Vol. 3,
No. 5 through No. 10.
IN THIS VOLUME: To avert a war, Tamahome willingly becomes the
hostage of Yui and her sadistic general Nakago. Meanwhile, Miaka goes
with Nuriko and Hotohori in search of the remaining Celestial
Warriors, only to be captured by mountain bandits! Can they find the
warrior Tasuki and survive a power struggle between two bandit
leaders: one armed with the power of illusion, another with a harisen
wand that spits fire? In search of a healer who is said to raise the
dead, they visit the plague-stricken city of Changhung. But the town
is in the grip of terrible evil, with the dead rising from the
grave...and now Miaka has the plague herself!

RANMA 1/2, VOL. 17
Viz Graphic Novel -- story and art by Rumiko Takahashi -- b&w, 184
pages -- $15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN -- GRA017 -- SHIPS 2/23/01
OVER THE TOP
Due to an unfortunate accident at the cursed Chinese training ground
Jusenkyo, when Ranma and his father get splashed with cold water,
papa turns into a giant panda and male Ranma becomes a buxom young
woman! Hot water reverses the effect...but only until the next time!
Constantly chased by battle-happy martial artists and lovesick
suitors of both sexes, what's a half-boy, half-girl to do? RANMA 1/2
VOL. 15 collects RANMA 1/2 PART 9 #1 through #6 (first half) in one
convenient volume.
IN THIS VOLUME: Arrogant swordsman Kuno is found with amnesia and a
watermelon on his head...and all of a sudden he's stronger than
Ranma! Can Ranma and Akane find out what happened to him...on an
island inhabited by nothing but watermelons? Then: 10 years ago, Ukyo
prepared a special okonomiyaki sauce that Ranma secretly ruined. Now,
out of guilt, Ranma agrees to let Ukyo stay at the Tendo house,
setting the stage for a showdown with his other fiancée Akane!
Plus: Gosunkugi gets his hands on a set of magic paper dolls that can
make his beloved Akane do anything he wants! And to top it off: dirty
old man Happosai returns!

DRAGON BALL, VOL. 4
Viz Graphic Novel -- story and art by Akira Toriyama -- b&w, 192
pages -- $14.95 USA/$23.00 CAN -- GDB0004 -- SHIPS 2/9/01
BATTLE OF THE CENTURY
Son Goku, a super-strong boy with a monkey's tail, first left his
mountain home with city-girl Bulma on a quest for the seven Dragon
Balls. Along the way, he met Kame-Sen'nin, the mighty martial artist,
who taught Goku his fighting skills. Now, Goku's journey continues as
he competes in the Tenka'ichi Budokai, the martial arts championship
to determine the strongest fighter in the world! Kamehameha! This
volume collects DRAGON BALL PART 2 #7 (second half) through PART 2
#13 (first half).
IN THIS VOLUME: Who will be the winner? There's Goku and his fellow
student Kuririn, a little Shaolin monk with big ideas. There's
Yamcha, Goku's old enemy. There's Ran Fuan, who's not afraid to use
her good looks to win a match. There's Kaiju Giran, a rubbery monster
with shark teeth and pterodactyl wings. There's Namu, an Indian
mystic on a mission. But most of all, there's Jackie Chun, the
mysterious old man with the greatest kung-fu ever! It's the ultimate
battle of youth and power versus age and skill!

EL HAZARD: THE MAGNIFICENT WORLD PART 2#1
5-issue series -- story & art by Hidetomo Tsubura -- monthly, b&w, 40
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CEH0201 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
MAKOTO'S POWER
Jinnai has awakened the Demon Goddess Ifurita, and all of El Hazard
is in danger! Shayla-Shayla, the Priestess of Fire, is nearly killed
in an attempt to stop her. Makoto places himself in front of the
stricken priestess to plead for her life, triggering a strange
psychic encounter between himself and Ifurita.

Pokémon

POKEMON ADVENTURES, PART 3 #7: THE FINAL CHALLENGE
7-issue monthly series -- story by Hidenori Kusaka -- art by MATO --
squarebound, b&w, 40 pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CPA0307 -- SHIPS
2/9/01
ARCH RIVALS
This is it! The conclusion of the stories of Red, Blue and Green! In
the final rounds of the Indigo Leagues, plucky Red fights Blue, the
grandson of Professor Oak! Who will win? Featuring Charmander,
Charizard, Venusaur, Snorlax and Machamp! (Note: No Pokémon were
harmed during the making of this manga.)

MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY, PART 3 #4: KADABRA'S MAGIC SHOW
4-issue monthly series -- story & art by Yumi Tsukirino -- monthly,
b&w, 48 pages -- squarebound format -- $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN --
CPJ0304 -- SHIPS 2/9/01
PSYCHIC POKEMON APLENTY!
Hazel loses her pictures of Almond, and Kadabra arrives to help her
and the Pokémon look for them psychically! Then, while Hazel is
gathering vegetables to make curry, Psyduck pops up—but when
Psyduck gets a headache, weird things happen...

Viz Video

MAISON IKKOKU, VOL. 27: SCHOOLGIRL FANTASY
2 episodes per volume -- English subtitled -- color, stereo, 52
mins. -- $28.95 USA -- SHIPS 2/20/01
HOMEROOM AFFAIRS
Godai does a stint as a student teacher at an all girl's high
school… and Ibuki Yagami, one of his shining bright pupils,
develops
a schoolgirl crush! Will she put Godai in a compromising position?

RANMA 1/2, MARTIAL MAYHEM, SUBTITLED EDITION VOL. 2: MARRY ME, AKANE
2 episodes per volume -- English subtitled -- color, stereo, 52
mins. -- $28.95 USA -- SHIPS 2/13/01
FOOD FIGHT CLUB
Ranma and Ryoga have always competed in their martial arts, but now,
with Ryoga's proposal to Ranma's fiancée, their romantic rivalry
is coming to the boiling point, too… Then, an argument over food
(what else?) sends Genma storming out of the Tendo Dojo in a
huff—and
he's taking his son with him!

Viz Comics

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION BOOK 5, #5
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 2/16/01
SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION
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 2/16/01
BLACKOUT
The EVA pilots are stuck in NERV during a power outage, leaving two
different couples awkwardly trapped in the dark --Asuka and Shinja,
and Misato and Kaji. There, in the underground, they must figure out
what has gone wrong, and just how long they'll be alone together...

AQUA KNIGHT, PART 2, #5
5-issue monthly series -- story & art by Yukito Kishiro -- monthly,
b&w, 48 pages -- $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN -- CAK0205 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
CASTLE PERILOUS
Ruliya awakens from the water castle's spell of illusion, but reality
is no comfort—she's surrounded by a horde of monstrous
crustaceans
and her host, Basso, has transformed into a giant crab! In her last
extremity, Ruliya remember the magic Sword of Parca, which can summon
Death Itself!

NO NEED FOR TENCHI!, PART 10 #6
7-issue series -- story & art by Hitoshi Okuda -- monthly, b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CNT1006 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
GORILLAS IN THE MANGA
Sasami's mother is in town (on Earth, that is), but she didn't pick a
great time to come: the local plant life is suffering from a drought,
and the wild monkeys in the forest around Tenchi's house are underfed
and angry. Will Sasami's mom, a friend to all life forms, come to
their aid?

DRAGON BALL, PART 3 #9
story & art by Akira Toriyama -- 14-issue monthly series -- b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CDB0309 -- SHIPS 2/9/01
DEEP SEA DRAGON BALL
Our heroes visit the Turtle Hermit's island, where Bulma shows off
her new invention: bracelets that cause their wearer to shrink! Then
Bulma, Kuririn and Goku take a submarine to find the next Dragon
Ball, which is hidden in an undersea cave. But the Red Ribbon Army is
right on their tail, led by the formidable Commander Blue!

DRAGON BALL Z, PART 4 #3
story & art by Akira Toriyama -- 15-issue monthly series -- b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CDBZ0403 -- SHIPS 2/9/01
6 DOWN, 1 TO GO
Sensing Kuririn's good intentions, the Great Elder of Namek grants
him the One-Star Dragon Ball...and incredible new power. Meanwhile, a
battered Vegeta is taken to be interrogated in Freeza's spaceship,
where he springs a surprise on his captors.

EAGLE: THE MAKING OF AN ASIAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT#13: CONFESSION
unlimited monthly series -- story & art by Kaiji Kawaguchi -- b&w,
104 pages -- $6.95 USA/$10.95 CAN -- CEA0013 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
MISTRESS
Maria Estefano, a Puerto Rican daughter of immigrants, has an
incredible claim: candidate Ken Yamaoka fathered an illegitimate
child with her, twenty years ago. And for Takashi, that child's
identity is even more crushing than the imminent collapse of
Yamaoka's campaign...

RANMA 1/2, PART 9, #10
11-issue series -- story & art by Rumiko Takahashi -- monthly, b&w,
32 pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CRA0910 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
THE 108TH PROPOSAL
The ghost-cat came back, and now it wants Shampoo for its bride—a
pretty good choice, since Shampoo changes into a cat herself! Ranma's
got to rescue her...but can he face two felines, and is this part of
Shampoo's plan? Then, an old man's ghost mistakes Ranma-chan for his
childhood lost love!

SILENT MOBIUS: LOVE AND CHAOS #3
6-issue series -- story & art by Kia Asamiya -- monthly, b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CSM803 -- SHIPS 2/2/01
DOOM
Police officer Robert DeVice is attacked on the busy streets of Tokyo
by a 12-foot-tall Lucifer Hawk: Damia Ronazum Valast! Can any human
survive a game of cat-and-mouse with a being that cannot be killed by
mortal weapons, that moves through solid steel? Trapped by the dark
magician Maximillian Ganossa, Katsumi must watch as her fiancee
slowly dies!

INU-YASHA, PART 5 #9
11-issue series -- story & art by Rumiko Takahashi -- b&w, 40 pages --
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CIY0509 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
THE SOURCE OF THE EVIL
Naraku manipulates the boomerang-wielding ninja girl Sango into
picking Inu Yasha for her prey. Meanwhile, Inu Yasha, Miroku and
Kagome descend into the bone-filled cave where, legend says, the
Shikon Jewel was created...there to find the calcified remains of its
first possessors.

viz magazines

PULP
VOL. 5, #3, FEBRUARY '01
manga anthology -- b&w, 184 pages -- $5.95 USA/$8.95 CAN -- MATURE
READERS ONLY -- MPU0503 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
WARREN ELLIS IN PULP
Introducing a new column by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, The
Authority, Planetary), Rolling Stone's "Hot Comics Writer"! The great
English-language comics writer talksabout manga in his new monthly
column. Plus our usual columns on manga, music, movies, true crime,
and more, and some of the most unusual manga ever published in
America.
STRAIN: The final episode! Shimei and Shunichiro are on a boat
defenseless inthe middle of the ocean, awaiting death. Meanwhile,
Shingo faces his greatest foe...his own grandfather. BAKUNE YOUNG:
As the yakuza stampede Osaka Castle, a lone cop plays samurai and
squares off against the American Ninja! DANCE TILL TOMORROW: With a
promise and a kiss, Suekichi bids Miyuki goodnight...and then Aya
comes out of hiding. BANANA FISH: Shorter is given "Banana Fish",
turning him into a hypnotized killing machine with instructions to
murder Eiji. VOYEURS, INC.: With her personal life made public by
her stalker, Miyuki's status in the workplace collapses, making her a
target of sexual harassment. She'll do anything to regain her job
security...but "anything" might be the wrong offer to make...SHORT
CUTS: Artistically experimental, unbelievably bizarre humor! PLUS: A
new humor manga!

ANIMERICA EXTRA
VOL. 4 #3, FEBRUARY '01
manga anthology -- b&w, 128 pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN -- MAE0403 --
SHIPS 2/9/01
THE ANIME FAN'S COMIC MAGAZINE
The greatest shojo and shonen manga! A brave young swordswoman who
wants to be a prince...an artist, his kissin' cousin, and a doll that
came to life...adventure in a fantasy world not unlike ancient
China...crime and mystery in the Gothic metropolis of Steam City...a
girl who came from a videotape...and the psychic occultists who wage
war over the fate of the world...128 pages of beautiful art and
stunning stories, plus fan art, manga features and more!
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: Utena meets Wakoji, a designer who works
with Utena's aunt. Can he be the prince who saved her six years ago?
VIDEO GIRL AI: "I am your creator," the mysterious man in the trench
coat says...and Ai, who has amnesia, doesn't know why she's afraid.
Meanwhile, Nobuko decides to spend the night with Yota. MARIONETTE
GENERATION: Is Lunch just an animated marionette, or what? Why can
she levitate and what are her other powers? FUSHIGI YUGI: Captured by
Nakago, Miaka hopes that her beloved Tamahome will save her...only to
watch as he renounces her and kisses Yui! STEAM DETECTIVES: The final
clue is "DEATH"! Where is the last bomb? What's wrong with Ling Ling?
Will Le Bread's evils scheme succeed? X/1999: The defining moment.
Kamui makes his decision, and the consequences become painfully
clear, as he is nailed down with giant glass splinters and Kotori is
tied to a steel cross...

ANIMERICA
Vol. 9 #2
anime & manga monthly -- color and b&w, 96 pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95
CAN -- MAN0902 -- SHIPS 2/16/01
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: SPRIGGAN, the motion picture based on the ferocious
action manga! Plus the retro hard-rock satire THE LEGEND OF
BLACKHEAVEN, and LOST UNIVERSE, the series that does for science
fiction what SLAYERS did for fantasy!


And thats just Febuary ^_^.

ITEMS SHIPPING MARCH '01

FEATURING

ART OF GUNDAM WING
Viz Illustration Book -- art by the animators of the Gundam Wing
Television Show -- color and b&w, 96 pages -- $19.95 USA/$ 30.95 CAN -
- BGW101 -- SHIPS 3/14/01
MORE GUNDAM GOODNESS!
Beautiful full-color and pencil artwork from the animators of the hit
television show Gundam Wing brought to you in English for the first
time! Straight from Japan's mecha powerhouse Studio Sunrise, comes
over 130 pages of character and mecha art! Whether you're already
an avid fan of the series or someone just getting in to it, this book
is essential to your collection. Pick it up and see why Gundamania is
sweeping the country!

ANIMERICA SPECIAL: GUNDAM WING
one-issue special -- color, 64 pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95 Canada --
MAS101 -- SHIPS 11/22/00 --IN STORES NOW!
The ultimate guide to one of the most popular anime shows to hit U.S.
television is the subject of the new Animerica Special. Covering all
of the Gundam series, including Gundam 0079, rumored to be making its
debut on the Cartoon Network in early 2001, the Gundam Wing Special
features plot details, mecha specs, and a comprehensive list of toys
and kits available in the U.S. and Japan. Check out the two
collectible covers and the special poster inserted into all copies of
this information-packed magazine!

AQUA KNIGHT PART 3, #1
5-issue monthly series -- story and art by Yukito Kushiro -- monthly,
b&w, 48 pages -- $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN -- AK0301 -- SHIPS 3/14/01
THE GREAT ESCAPE
Alcantara's mobile fortress Zyfort land on one of Marmundo's sacred
islands, giving Ashika a chance to escape. But having grown attached
to Zykey, can Ashika possibly leave without her? Meanwhile, Alcantara
meets up with an old alchemist and a mysterious mummy for a little
chat about eternal life…

VIZ KIDS

MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY, PART 4 #1: BULBASAUR'S BEAU
4-issue monthly series -- story & art by Yumi Tsukirino -- b&w, 40
pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN -- CPJ0401 -- SHIPS 3/21/01
MEET THE PARENTS
Squirtle takes Almond and Hazel to it's home to meet the family.
But when they get there, Squirtle's strangely feminine family drops
both guests through trap doors and forces them to pass tests to
determine if they are worthy enough to be Squirtle's friends. Can
they pass all the tests and gain the family's trust? Then, Peanut's
handsome older brother, Pistachio, takes a liking to Almond only to
find Bulbasaur has a touch of jealousy. Can Almond and Bulbasaur mend
their friendship?

YELLOW CABALLERO: PIKACHU'S NEW PARTNER
4-issue monthly series -- story & art by MATO -- squarebound, b&w, 40
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CYC0101 -- SHIPS 3/28/01
RED'S IN TROUBLE!
The stories of Pokémon Adventures live on with a new main character!
Sinister events are beginning to unfold near Pallet Town. Red is
missing and Pikachu stumbles back to Dr. Oak's house in a battered
condition! Who could be behind this?! To find the whereabouts of Red
and discover what force could be threatening the land, Yellow sets
off on a rescue mission with the recovered Pikachu as his companion.

POKEMON TALES
collectible board books -- color, 18 pages, 4 ½" x 6" -- $4.95 USA/
$7.95 CAN -- BPT017, BPT018 -- SHIPS 3/29/01
POKEMON STORY BOOKS
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 a good children's book, these stories
will delight Pokémon-loving kids and parents alike.
MEWTWO'S WATCHING YOU
All the Pokémon are having fun at the playground until Mewtwo arrives
and stands above them watching. Does Mewtwo just want to play?
MAGNEMITE'S MISSION
While Magnemite and Jigglypuff are playing together they find a bolt
on the ground and determine it must have come from space. Before they
know it, both are on a journey through space looking for the owner of
the bolt and trying to save the world at the same time!

MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY: POKEMON MATCHMAKERS
Viz graphic novel -- story & art by Yumi Tsukirino -- b&w, 168 pages -
- $13.95 USA/$20.95 CAN -- GPJ001 -- SHIPS 3/21/01
PLEASE SIR, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?
The first Pokémon shojo manga (Japanese girls' comic)! Unlike the
animation or the other comics, this is the story of Hazel, a chipper
young girl with a crush on her friend Almond, a Pokémon trainer. Her
grandfather, a hobby wizard and Pokémon researcher, promises to make
her a love potion that'll turn Almond's head — but only if she'll
roam the world and find some Pokémon info for him first!
IN THIS VOLUME: Squirtle and the other Pokémon ask Almond to teach
them how to be manly, so he decides to take them on a quest through
the mountains in search of the Stone of Adventure. But before long,
what began as an innocent adventure now becomes a fight for survival!
Plus, the Pokémon stumble upon the lair of Articuno while on a skiing
trip; Coconut and Eevee come onto the scene; a Cherry Blossom
festival for Pokémon; and much more!

POKEMON THE MOVIE 2000
Viz graphic novel -- Story & art by Takeshi Shudo, art by the
animators of the Pokémon animated series -- b&w, 216 pages -- $15.95
USA/$24.95 CAN -- GPM001 -- SHIPS 3/7/01
THIS TIME IT'S PERSONAL!
The graphic novel to Viz's full-color movie comic series –
POKEMON THE MOVIE 2000 is a combination of the movie's main feature,
as well as the animated short PIKACHU'S RESCUE ADVENTURE.
Illustration is done with cels from the actual movie with all the
scenes you remember...and some you may have missed!
The ambitious Pokémon collector Jirarudan is trying to gather the
three legendary bird Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres to summon
the fabled sea-monster Pokémon, Lugia. If he can capture Lugia,
Jirarudan will become the most powerful Pokémon trainer on the
planet. Ash and friends have to stop Jirarudan before he becomes too
powerful and allows Lugia's full power to destroy the world!
In PIKACHU'S RESCUE ADVENTURE, while the Pokémon enjoy a summer
nap, Togepi wanders off and gets lost, and Pikachu and Elekid must
find him the branches of a giant tree! Along the way they meet a
number of rare Pokémon; discover a secret garden; and join together
to survive a scary lighting storm! Can they rescue their friends AND
prevent a forest fire?

DRAGON BALL Z, VOL. 4
Viz graphic novel -- story and art by Akira Toriyama -- b&w, 192
pages -- $14.95 USA/$23.00 CAN -- GDBZ004 -- SHIPS 3/7/01
VEGETA VS. THE WORLD
Printed in the authentic right-to-left or "eastern," format, young
Goku has grown up, and years of training have made him one of the
Earth's ultimate warriors, if not the ultimate warrior. But the
stakes are increasing as more deadly menaces begin to appear,
including a super-powerful race from outer space that lives for the
thrill of conquest. Now Goku and his friends must put their very
lives on the line in the utmost test of martial arts skill. More
action-packed than the stories of Goku's youth, Dragon Ball Z is pure
adrenaline, with battles of truly Earth-shaking proportions!
IN THIS VOLUME: With the mighty Kaio-ken amplifying his strength,
Goku fights Vegeta in a desperate battle to save the world — only
to find that the elite Saiyan warrior is even stronger than his new
techniques. To break a temporary stalemate, Vegeta transforms into a
giant ape, a King Kong who breathes energy blasts with the force of a
nuclear bomb! In desperation, Goku calls upon the Genki-Dama,
the "spirit bomb', drawing power from the Earth, its people, plants,
and animals, in an effort to defeat his colossal foe. But alone, even
Goku is not enough. The last worn-out survivors, Gohan, Kuririn, and
cowardly Yajirobe, must rush back into the fray to stop their
unstoppable foe... as the enraged Vegeta vows to not only wipe out
the human race, but destroy the planet Earth itself!

DRAGON BALL, PART 3 #10
story & art by Akira Toriyama -- 14-issue monthly series -- b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- SHIPS 3/7/01
RAIDERS OF THE LOST DRAGON BALL
Discovering that the Dragon Ball is somewhere in an undersea pirates'
cave, Bulma, Kuririn and Goku descend to their goal in a
submarine— but the forces of General Blue are not far behind! And the
pirates have left a few traps behind to stop those who might steal
their treasure! Meanwhile, the Red Ribbon army invades Kame Island,
the population of which is just three: a turtle, the girl named
Lunch, and Kame-Sen'nin, who, unfortunately for them, is the greatest
martial artist in the world...

DRAGON BALL Z, PART 4 #4
story & art by Akira Toriyama -- 15-issue monthly series -- b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CDBZ0404 -- SHIPS 3/14/01
THE REMATCH
Breaking free from the medical bay of Freeza's spaceship, Vegeta
streaks across the planet in search of the last Dragon Ball... the
only remaining one he needs to become IMMORTAL! But that Dragon Ball
is in Kuririn's hands! Just as Vegeta intercepts the Earthlings,
Zarbon streaks to the attack, giving Bulma and Kuririn front-row
seats to the battle... and whoever wins will kill them next!

GUNDAM WING: BLIND TARGET #2
4-issue monthly series -- story and art by Reku Fuyunagi -- b&w, 40
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CGW0202 -- SHIPS 3/14/01
BACK FROM THE GRAVE
While Wufei is struggling with his decision to pilot the Nataku
Gundam, mysterious agents are shadowing Trowa hoping he can lead them
to the Heavy Arms Gundam. After escaping the agents with the help of
Duo, both are surprised to meet up with Quattra who was believed
dead. Then, on the way to the fringes of the L-3 colony, Heero and
Relena have a deep discussion about their collective futures. But
what goal is Relena really working towards?

NO NEED FOR TENCHI!, PART 10 #7
7-issue series -- story & art by Hitoshi Okuda -- monthly, b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CNT1007 -- SHIPS 3/21/01
HOMESICK SASAMI
Misaki and Funaho bid the household goodbye as they depart for the
planet Jurai. Of course, Ayeka's mother can't seem to leave Ayeka
alone about Tenchi and before she leaves, the two have a "heart
to heart" talk. All is not well with Sasami though, she's
homesick after her mother goes home and nothing seems to comfort her.
Perhaps a trip to her mother's royal tree will help...

VIZ GRAPHIC NOVELS

DANCE TILL TOMMORROW, VOL. 4
PULP graphic novel -- story & art by Naoki Yamamoto -- b&w, 208
pages -- $15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN -- GDT004 -- SHIPS 3/28/01
IS THIS THE END OF SUEKICHI?
College student Suekichi Terayama has a problem: he's inherited 4.5
million dollars and has a mysterious woman in his bed! But according
to his great-grandfather's will, he's got to graduate and get married
to get the money, even though sexy Aya Hibino would rather give him
an advanced education in love. Torn between Aya and Masami Shimomura,
the beautiful (and unattainable?) leader of his theatre troupe,
Suekichi's got a suspicion that Aya is just after his money…but
she's hard to resist, and he's still got a few years before he
graduates, and tomorrow is always another day…
IN THIS VOLUME: As his relationship with Miyuki heats up, Suekichi is
trying to find a way to get Aya and Freddie out of his life. Just as
he tries to move though, Suekichi crashes through a wall and his
apartment receives a new, and very unwanted, window which Suekichi
must foot the bill for! Broke and homeless, Suekichi begins a
downward spiral of self-pity which has him living under a bridge and
feverishly making an attempt on his life with the Yakuza's
pistol. Then, Suekichi begins to recover at Miyuki's place as show
time for the Bondage Horse troupe approaches rapidly. Can the
production be salvaged from certain doom?

VIZ VIDEO

MAISON IKKOKU, VOLUME 28: PAJAMA PARTY
2 episodes per volume -- English subtitled -- color, stereo, 52
mins. -- $28.95 USA -- VMIS28 -- SHIPS 3/20/01
MARRIAGE A TOIS?
To prevent Yagami from spending the night with Godai, Kyoko invites
him to sleep in her room. But they won't get any real sleep if
Yagami the other residents have anything to so with it. AND THEN:
First, Kozue and then Yagami made the ever-ambiguous Godai-Kyoko-
Mitaka love triangle all the more complicated, now Mitaka has a
prospective arranged marriage partner! Will the mystery lover please
step forward?

VIZ COMICS

EAGLE: THE MAKING OF AN ASIAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT #14: CONFESSION
14-issue monthly series -- story & art by Kaiji Kawaguchi -- b&w, 104
pages -- $6.95 USA/$10.95 CAN -- CEA0014 -- SHIPS 3/22/01
FAMILY VALUES
The First Lady invites Kenneth's wife, Patricia Yamaoka, to dinner at
the White House. But what begins as just an evening of light talk
becomes a knife-edged political and personal conversation over
Kenneth's candidacy. With the Democratic National Convention just a
short time away, could Patricia's conversation have an effect on
which candidate the First Lady endorses?

EL HAZARD: THE MAGNINFICENT WORLD, PART 2 #2
5-issue monthly series -- story & art by Hidetomo -- b&w, 40 pages --
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CEH0202 -- SHIPS 3/14/01
TROUBLE TIMES TWO
Makoto and friends escape from the rubble they were caught under
after Ifurita's blast brought down the roof and subsequently
leveled Nanami's restaurant. Now that Ifurita's true powers are
known, Rune Venus orders the Three Priestesses of Muldoon to summon
the mysterious superweapon known only as the Eye of God. No sooner is
it brought down though than two unknown assailants attack the party
with frightening sped and power. Who could this deadly duo be?

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: BOOK 5 #6
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 -- CEV506 -- SHIPS 3/14/01
SPECIALCOLLECTOR'S EDITION
7-issue monthly series -- story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto --
original concept by Gainax -- monthly, b&w, 32 pages -- $2.95 USA/
$4.50 CAN -- CEVS506 -- SHIPS 3/14/01
A SECRET REVEALED
Shinji is concerned about Misato's apparent anger and decides to
follow her through what seems like the lowest levels of NERV HQ. His
pursuit comes to an end though when Misato discovers Kaji making an
unauthorized entry to a room that contains NERV's most sensitive
secret. Can Misato or Shinji handle what they see?

INU-YASHA, PART 5 #10
11-issue series -- story & art by Rumiko Takahashi -- b&w, 40 pages --
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CIY0510 -- SHIPS 3/7/01
BOOMERANG BATTLE!
It's a no-holds-barred battle between Inu Yasha and the masked
warrior Sango with her gigantic boomerang! Meawhile, Nataku
overpowers Miryoku and has him cornered like a rat. Can Inu Yasha
deal with Sango in time to save the monk?

RANMA ½, PART 9 #11
11-issue series -- story & art by Rumiko Takahashi -- monthly, b&w,
32 pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- CRA0911 -- SHIPS 3/14/01
MY ENEMY, MY… DATE?
Yee haw! It's time for a good, old-fashioned family feud as Kuno
and Kodachi go at it with Ranma in the middle! When these two fight,
everybody, including the students of Furinkan High, suffers. Ranma
doesn't care about the two fighting, but he wants out for sure
and there may be only one fateful way to do it—date Kodachi!

VIZ MAGAZINES

PULP
VOL. 5, #4, MARCH '01
manga anthology -- b&w, 184 pages -- $5.95 USA/$8.95 CAN -- MPU0504 --
MATURE READERS ONLY -- SHIPS 3/14/01
The only true adult-oriented manga magazine in America! PULP has 184
pages of sexy, tough, surreal, violent, hilarious manga, plus columns
and features written by some of the premier experts in Japanese pop
culture, and the people who brought you JAPAN EDGE and SECRET COMICS
JAPAN. Movies, books, manga, true crime and Warren Ellis, it's
all in every issue of PULP!
DANCE TILL TOMMORROW: Worried about his sexual promiscuity with Aya,
Suekichi administers a pregnancy test. Meanwhile, Freddie is about to
throw a party the likes of which Japan has never seen! BAKUNE YOUNG:
Three assassins surround Bakune at once while the entire population
of Osaka's Yakuza storms the castle in a fury and out for bloody
vengeance! What can Bakune's plan possibly be? BANANA FISH:
After Arthur gives Shorter the Banana Fish drug he sets up a knife
fight between him and Eiji while the chained Ash looks on. Does weak
Eiji have any chance against now psychotic Shorter? VOYEURS, INC.:
The stalker finally confronts Misaki with the disks and cockroaches
in hand! Meanwhile, Voyeurs, Inc. is taking the opportunity to search
his apartment in the hope of discovering his plans. SHORTCUTS:
Artistically experimental, unbelievably bizarre humor!

ANIMERICA EXTRA
VOL. 4 #4, MARCH '01
manga anthology -- b&w, 128 pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN -- MAE0404 --
SHIPS 3/7/01
THE ANIME FAN'S COMIC MAGAZINE
The greatest shojo and shonen manga! A brave young swordswoman who
wants to be a prince—an artist, his kissin' cousin, and a doll
that came to life—adventure in a fantasy world not unlike ancient
China- crime and mystery in the Gothic metropolis of Steam City—a girl
who came from a video tape-and the psychic occultists who wage war
over the fate of the world. 128 pages of beautiful art and stunning
stories, plus fan art, manga features and more!
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: The saga of Utena begins! Utena arrives at
Ohtori Academy and begins to make new friends, as well as new
enemies. Things begin to smooth out until she meets the mysterious
Student Council. VIDEO GIRL AI: Ai's creator and the Gokuraku
video store clerk have a disagreement over Ai's future, Meanwhile,
Nobuko decides to stay at Yota's house for the night. MARIONETTE
GENERATION: The mystery behind the origin of Lunch and her powers
keeps Izumi awake all night. The next day, she may wish she
hadn't. FUSHIGI YUGI: Miaka has to return to the Seiryu Castle and
try to bring Tamahome back. But Tamahome, under Yui's spell, won't
go without a fight. STEAM DETECTIVES: Narutaki and Ling-Ling pay a
visit to Dr. Shu's island mansion by way of boat only to discover
a sea monster is sinking ships. Can Narutaki solve the mystery before
he goes to Davy Jones' locker? X/1999: Kamui decides his fate
and chooses which side to fight on just as Fuma goes on a murderous
rampage in which no one is safe. Plus, don't miss the Nataku side-
story special.

ANIMERICA
Vol. 9 #3 -- anime & manga monthly -- color and b&w, 96 pages --
$4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN -- MAN0903 -- SHIPS 3/21/01
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: GASARAKI! Find out all the essentials about Studio
Sunrise's newest mecha action-thriller. Includes a comprehensive
mecha guide!

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