Viz Releases Naruto 52 Digitally & in Print on Same Day

posted on 2011-09-02 05:00 EDT
Black Bird 10 to be on & Viz Manga app 1 day before official print release

The North American manga publisher Viz Media announced that it will release the 52nd volume of Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto ninja manga on the digital service and on the Viz Manga app on Tuesday, September 6 — the same day that the volume officially ships in print. Viz is also releasing the 10th volume of Kanoko Sakurakoji's supernatural manga Black Bird on September 5, the day before volume officially ships in print.

Between Wednesday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 6, Viz is releasing a new volume of Naruto on and the Viz Manga app every day. With the daily releases of volumes 46 to 52, Viz's digital release will catch up with the pace of Viz's print version.

In addition to Naruto and Black Bird, the following books will also debut on and the Viz Manga app on September 5:

  • Dengeki Daisy Vol. 4
  • Dragon Ball Z Vol. 25
  • Grand Guignol Orchestra Vol. 3
  • I'll Give It My All Tomorrow Vol. 3
  • Kekkaishi Vol. 12
  • Oishinbo Vol. 2
  • One Piece Vol. 42
  • Ouran High School Host Club Vol. 10
  • Rosario + Vampire season II Vol. 4
  • Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 21

The Viz Manga app is now available for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices, while the service also runs on personal computers and smartphones with Android OS.

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