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Viz makes Hikaru no Go and Kenshin official

posted on 2003-07-24 01:25 EDT
Hikaru no Go in Jump, Kenshin in Graphic Novel

Viz has officially announced the acquisition of the Hikaru no Go manga. It will be debuting in the January issue of Shonen Jump USA, interestingly however the first 208 page graphic novel will be released 2 months earlier, on November 20th for $7.95

Meanwhile, Rurouni Kenshin, long rumoured to be heading to Shonen Jump USA will not be appearing on the anthology's pages for more than a brief sneak preview of the series in the November issue (on sale October 7, 2003). The first volume of Kenshin in graphic novel format is due to be released by Viz on October 7th, also for $7.95

Excerpt from Press Release:

VIZ, LLC, is proud to announce the acquisition of two new titles in The SHONEN JUMP graphic novel line, Rurouni Kenshin and Hikaru no Go making their debut in the Graphic Novel format. Fans will be able to get a sneak peek into Rurouni Kenshin through SHONEN JUMP Magazine and Hikaru no Go will be serialized in SHONEN JUMP magazine beginning in January, its anniversary issue. Bringing the most action-packed, popular titles directly from Japan, these two new titles will garner much press and consumer excitement with the launch of the first graphic novel as early as November 2003. Look for another exciting announcement in August as we announce our acquisition of an eagerly awaited title.

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