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Viz April Releases

posted on 2000-12-22 22:11 EST
Tenchi, Pokémon, Gundam Wing: Episode Zero (plus a bunch of other GW manga), Yellow Caballero, El Hazard, Evangelion, and much more. These are just some of the titles that Viz has set for release in April of the (real) new millennium of 2001 (you know the world didn't start at the year 0, it started at 1 ^_^). Here is the full PR from Viz:

ITEMS SHIPPING APRIL '01
FEATURING…

GUNDAM WING: EPISODE ZERO #1
4-issue monthly series -- story and art by Reku Fuyunagi -- b&w, 40
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/27 – CGW0301
THE BITTER FRUIT OF WAR
A new chapter in the Gundam Wing saga unfolds! In his short time as a
Gundam pilot, Duo Maxwell has endured more pain and hardships than
most people experience in a lifetime. But not even his comrades in
arms could have known about the ever-optimistic pilot's even more
tumultuous childhood as a war orphan—a time that would change his
life forever.

THE ART OF POKEMON: THE THIRD MOVIE
Viz Art Book -- Art by the Animators of Pokémon: The Third Movie --
Color, 64 pages -- $12.95 USA/$20.00 CAN -- SHIPS 4/6 – PMB003
THE OFFICIAL MOVIE ART BOOK!
Follow the action of Pokémon: The Third Movie in this lavish, full-
color art/story book illustrated with scenes taken straight from the
actual movie! Get the scene-by-scene story with pictures and
descriptions of all the main characters plus Pokémon profiles
including amazingly cute Pichu and the mysterious Annon! When you see
the movie, don't miss this perfect companion piece!

ANIMERICA SPECIAL: SAILOR MOON
one-issue special -- color, 64 pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN -- SHIPS
4/20 – MAS102
YOUR SAILOR SOURCEBOOK!
The penultimate guide to the entire Sailor Moon universe brought to
you by the knowledgeable staff at Animerica Magazine! Get the lowdown
on each television series, movie, and manga that has made Sailor Moon
one of the most recognized and influential series of the past decade.
Weapons, fashion, who's got a crush on who, it's all here! If you're
a true Sailor Moon fan, you won't want to miss this information-
saturated magazine!

VIZ KIDS

DRAGON BALL, PART 3#11
14-issue monthly series -- story & art by Akira Toriyama -- b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN – SHIPS 4/20 – CDB0311
DRAGON BALLS AHOY!
Exploring the pirates' cave, Goku, Kuririn and Bulma must face a
cutlass-swinging robot and a giant octopus! But little do they know
that the greatest danger is right behind them--Commander Blue, who's
following them to steal the pirates' Dragon Ball! Lost in the maze of
tunnels, can they find the buried treasure? (What is this, DRAGON
BALL or GOONIES?)

DRAGON BALL Z, PART 4#5
story & art by Akira Toriyama -- 15-issue monthly series -- b&w, 32
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/13 – CDBZ0405
STANDOFF ON NAMEK!
With all seven Dragon Balls in his grasp, Vegeta's wish for eternal
life is as good as granted! He only has to gather them in one
place... and only Gohan and Kuririn stand in his way. Gohan and
Kuririn have the Great Elder of the Namekians on their side. But
Freeza is about to call in the reinforcements, and soon Vegeta,
Kuririn and Gohan will be the least of each other's worries...

GUNDAM WING: BLIND TARGET #3
4-issue monthly series -- story and art by Reku Fuyunagi -- b&w, 40
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/13 – CGW0203
ZERO HOUR APPROACHES
Trowa and Duo are still in trouble as agents of a shadowy conspiracy
close in on the two fleeing Gundam pilots. Meanwhile, Heero, Relena,
and Chris are about to make their secret rendezvous at an abandoned
colony with their contact until suspicions about Chris' loyalty
surface. Will she betray Heero and Relena's clandestine operation or
can she be trusted?

MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY, PART 4#2: LOVE POTION PURSUIT
4-issue monthly series -- story & art by Yumi Tsukirino -- b&w, 40
pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN -- SHIPS 4/20 – CPJ0402
THE PERFECT PLAN
That hunk of a Pokémon trainer Pistachio is back, and he brought his
jealous Bulbasaur along too! This time, Gramps and Bulbasaur have
struck a deal—if Bulbasaur can retrieve a special mushroom from the
back of a Paras, Gramps will whip up a batch of love potion for it to
charm Pistachio! But things do not go according to plan for Bulbasaur
and soon it and the rest of the Pokémon find themselves in over their
head...literally!

YELLOW CABALLERO #2: THE ICE CAGE
4-issue monthly series -- story & art by MATO -- squarebound, b&w, 40
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/27 – CYC0102
THE ENEMY UNMASKED
Bill and Yellow team-up to find Red and uncover whomever is behind
the plot. But before they're even done fishing, none other than
Lorelai of the Elite Four attacks both! Now, beaten back by the
withering ice blasts from Seel and hunted by Cloyster, Bill and
Yellow retreat to a nearby cave to consider their options. Why is
Lorelai attacking Bill and Yellow and what connection does she have
to Red's disappearance?

NO NEED FOR TENCHI!, PART 11#1
4-issue monthly series -- story & art by Hitoshi Okuda -- b&w, 48
pages -- $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/20 – CNNT1101
THE SURROGATE HUSBAND
Mihoshi receives word that her grandmother who raised her has fallen
very ill and may soon die. Quickly, Mihoshi realizes that she has not
done the one thing her grandmother wanted her to do before her death—
to get married happily. Can Mihoshi and Tenchi prepare a fake wedding
in time so that she may rest in peace? Plus, a new space villain
comes onto the scene to threaten the cosmos!

VIZ GRAPHIC NOVELS

SILENT MOBIUS, VOL. 6: CATASTROPHE
Viz Graphic Novel -- story & art by Kia Asamiya -- b&w, 200 pages --
$15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN -- SHIPS 4/27 – CTSM0006
IN THIS VOLUME: Kiddy Phenil was a beat cop in future Tokyo, until a
near-fatal encounter with a rampaging cyborg forced her to become a
cyborg herself. Now a mechanical "megadyne", Kiddy is the A.M.P.'s
physically strongest member—but did the operation that gave her
powers also unhinge her mind? When a cyborg serial killer stalks
Tokyo, Kiddy becomes the number one suspect, and no one believes her
story that she was attacked by a living corpse. Her police
boyfriend, Ralph Bomaz, wants to find the evidence that he thinks
will prove her innocent, but Ralph's superior is out to put Kiddy
behind bars. But soon, Kiddy's own body starts to act with a mind of
its own. And all the while, Maximillian Ganossa, the sinister leader
of the Lucifer Hawks, is watching...

GUNDAM WING: GROUND ZERO
Viz Graphic Novel -- story & art by Reku Fuyunagi -- b&w, 144 pages --
$14.95 USA/$23.00 CAN -- SHIPS 4/27 – CTGW001
THE TRAP IS SPRUNG!
IN THIS VOLUME: What can Heero depend on when a mysterious individual
steals his Gundam? Just when he thought life was returning to normal,
Heero Yuy receives a cryptic message from a person claiming to have
stolen the Wing Zero and requesting a rendezvous at a remote space
station! There he finds the station deserted except for his fellow
Gundam pilots all of whom have received similar messages. But only a
handful of people capable of piloting the Wing Gundam…is the thief
one of them? As tension and distrust grows, Heero is pitted against
his comrades with mind control, assassination, and a loaded gun
thrown into the standoff. Are the pilots truly alone in the cavernous
space station, or is there a sixth enemy among them? See the
tormented heroes of Gundam Wing like you've never seen them before!

VIDEO GIRL AI, VOL. 3: RECALL
Viz Graphic Novel -- story & art by Masakazu Katsura -- b&w, 192
pages -- $15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN -- SHIPS 4/13 – CTVGA003
PRICE OF LOVE
IN THIS VOLUME: Ai's return date is long overdue and now her
creator wants her back in the video world for good! The only way for
Yota to save her is to enter the video world himself in a desperate
rescue attempt-—a task that proves more difficult than Yota could have
ever imagined. But just as both narrowly escape the video world, Ai
is pulled back in and the Gokuraku video store disappears! What is
Ai's fate? Then, a new school year has begun and new chances for
romance arise for Yota. A former art pupil of Yota's, Nobuko Nizaki,
has thrown herself upon him, but what can Yota do when an amnesia-
suffering Ai shows up at school? Now, Yota must make a choice between
who he loves more: impulsive Ai, gentle Moemi, or the smitten Nobuko.

VIZ VIDEO

MAISON IKKOKU, VOLUME # 29: DOGGED PURSUIT
2 episodes per volume -- English subtitled -- color, stereo, 52
mins. -- $28.95 USA -- SHIPS 4/17 – VMIS29
Godai has always had to compete with Mitaka for Kyoko's affections,
but now there's another woman in the picture! Her name is Asuna
Kujo, and her love for Mitaka is almost as deep as her love for her
many dogs—which is almost as strong as Mitaka's fear of them. Will
Asuna's love overcome Mitaka's fear?

RANMA ½ MARTIAL MAYHEM, SUBTITLED EDITION: DADDY DEAREST
2 episodes per volume -- English subtitled -- color, stereo, 52
mins. -- $28.95 USA -- SHIPS 4/17 – VRMMS004
An invitation to an obstacle course race at a local hot springs has
all the usual suspects excited about the prize: an all-expense paid
trip to any hot springs in the world! (Can you say Jusenkyo?) Then,
even coconut-headed high school teachers have their soft spots, and
in the Principal's case, it's his long-lost son who disappeared at
age 14.

VIZ COMICS

EAGLE #15: THE NOMINATION
story & art by Kaiji Kawaguchi -- b&w, 104 pages -- $6.95 USA/$10.95
CAN -- SHIPS 4/20 – CEA0015
WINDY CITY SHOWDOWN
All the cards are on the table. The Democratic National Convention is
in full swing, the presidential nomination is in the air, and now is
the true test of whether or not Yamaoka and his staff have succeeded
in their goal of winning over the hearts and minds of the nation.
With the support of Mayor Blackburn and the First Lady, Yamaoka will
give Vice President Albert Noah a run for his money—but will it be
enough? Plus, if Yamaoka wins, whom would he choose as his running
mate?

AQUA KNIGHT, PART 3#2
4-issue monthly series -- story and art by Yukito Kushiro -- monthly,
b&w, 48 pages -- $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/13 – CAK0302
ALMOST HUMAN
Ashika returns to the crew of the Zyfort rather than escape without
Zykey. Back under the subjugation of Alcantara though, Ashika is
forced to witness the secret truth of Zykey's humanity—a secret that
keeps her inexorably bound to the brilliant conqueror. Then, take a
trip down memory lane and visit the off-kilter childhood of Alcantara
to discover what makes his sick mind tick!

EL HAZARD, PART 2#3
5-issue monthly series -- story & art by Hidetomo Tsubura -- b&w, 40
pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/13 – CEH0203
DEATH FROM ABOVE!
The action intensifies in the forests of Roshtaria as Rune's
mysterious attackers step-up their barrage and reveals their true
power. Shayla-Shayla and Afura Mann move to intercept, but even the
power of the two Muldoon Priestesses is no match and the princess is
taken to parts unknown! Who are these two powerful warriors and what
force can stand up to them?

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: BOOK 5 #7
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 4/13 -- REGULAR – CEV507 -- SPECIALCOLLECTOR'S
EDITION – CEVS507
TIES THAT BIND
Shinji thought that coming to NERV would eventually bring he and his
father, Gendo Ikari, closer together. But as time rolls on and the
battles become more taxing, the gulf between father and son has only
widened and Shinji's synch rate has suffered as a result. For the
survival of the world, Kaji takes it upon himself to cheer Shinji up
by taking him to the aquarium; there he reveals the full, dark truth
about NERV...

INU-YASHA, PART 5#11
11-issue series -- story & art by Rumiko Takahashi -- b&w, 40 pages --
$2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/6 – CIY0511
NO SYMPATHY FOR A DEVIL
The bitter end to Inuyasha and Nataku's battle draws near! With
Sango out of action, Inuyasha goes after Nataku and beheads the
fiendish man-become-demon only to find the body a decoy and the real
Nataku has escaped safely! In the aftermath, Sango and Inuyasha
rehabilitate while Kagome uncovers the remains of an ancient demon-
hunting woman deep in a cave. Can the secrets of the past help Kagome
in the present?

RANMA, PART 10#1
11-issue series -- story & art by Rumiko Takahashi -- monthly, b&w,
32 pages -- $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN -- SHIPS 4/13 – CRA1001
A FATHER'S HUNGER
Ranma and his father are fighting again over what else but food. But
this time it gets serious when Genma kicks Ranma out of the dojo so
he can have a larger portion and force his son to face the rigors of
the world! Will Ranma bow to his father's ruling, or will he have
to fight for the right to eat under the same roof? Let the food fly
as father and son unleash their full power!

VIZ MAGAZINES

PULP, VOL. 5, #5
APRIL '01 -- manga anthology -- b&w, 184 pages -- $5.95 USA/$8.95
CAN -- MATURE READERS ONLY -- SHIPS 4/11 – MPU0505
Movies, books, manga, true crime and Warren Ellis, it's all in
every issue of PULP! DANCE TILL TOMMORROW: Tachimi has given Miyuki
a deadline of one month to marry Suekichi so she pops the question
immediately! How will Aya react when Suekichi tells her the news?
BAKUNE YOUNG: The bloody end of the Bakune Young manga! The Yakuza
are storming the castle, the police are out for vengeance, and
bloodlust sweeps over the rest! Bakune's out of options, but he won't
go without a fight! BANANA FISH: While Arthur goes to Papadino's to
learn the ways of mob life, Yut Leung takes advantage of his time
alone with the captured Ash… VOYEURS, INC.: The perverted stalker
confronts Miyuki, blackmailing her by threatening to send his
cockroach-sex tape to everyone she knows! Can the Voyeurs, Inc. team
get there in time to stop him? SHORTCUTS: Artistically experimental,
unbelievably bizarre humor!

ANIMERICA EXTRA, VOL. 4 #5
APRIL '01 -- manga anthology -- b&w, 128 pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95
CAN -- SHIPS 4/4 – MAE0405
THE ANIME FAN'S COMIC MAGAZINE
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: Not even a week into school and Utena's
actions have gotten her a challenge from Sayonji of the Student
Council. What is the surreal place their duel takes place in? VIDEO
GIRL AI: Ai wants to believe she's human, but finds it difficult
after she learns the true nature of her existence. Meanwhile, Nobuko
and Yota hop in the sack together. Are they ready for the
consequences? MARIONETTE GENERATION: Lunch saves Izumi from certain
death when she walks out into traffic! How did the animated doll do
it and who is the dog in the Santa Claus outfit? FUSHIGI YUGI:
Tamahome is still under Yui's spell and now is in a standoff with
Tasuki. Tasuki has always wanted to test his skill against Tamahome,
but is this the confrontation he wanted? STEAM DETECTIVES: Ling-Ling
visits the island home of her father Dr. Hsu. Little does she know
that a killer Megamaton is stalking her! Can Narutaki and Inspector
Yagami stop the hulking machine before it's too late? X/1999:
Kamui's world shatters like glass as Fuma goes on a killing rampage.
His first victim: His own sister!

ANIMERICA, Vol. 9 #4
anime & manga monthly -- color and b&w, 96 pages -- $4.95 USA/$7.95
CAN -- SHIPS 4/18 – MAN0904
IN THIS ISSUE: AYASHI NO CERES! Yu Watase, creator of Fushigi Yugi,
returns with this new manga and anime series in May. Get all the
inside info from Yu Watase in this exclusive interview!

VIZ-IN MAGAZINE, Vol. 13 #4
$6.00 per bundle of 50 -- SHIPS 4/18


Many anticipated titles in that release. Viz just keeps getting better.

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