Fantasy Adventure Series Merupuri and Natsume's Book of Friends Launch in February on the VIZ Manga App for iPad

Feb 9th 2011

Two Fun New Shojo Manga Debuts Complement The Latest Updates To 13 Other Popular Series

Viz Media has announced a variety of exciting new additions for the month of February for its digital library of manga (graphic novel) titles available from the VIZ MANGA APP for the Apple® iPad™ mobile device. Just launched is Matsuri Hino's shojo fantasy fairytale, MERUPURI, while the supernatural adventure of NATSUME'S BOOK OF FRIENDS, by Yuki Midorikawa, launches on February 21st. The latest February update will also feature new additions to 13 other popular Viz Media series currently available.

The VIZ MANGA APP is available for free through the iTunes Store and all manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application for $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) per volume.

MERUPURI, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Available Now!
All high school freshmen Airi Hoshina ever wanted was to someday live in a cozy home with a loving husband and find joy in the little things in life. As a result, she makes it her daily mission to get to school on time because school legend has it that the longer one's non-tardy streak is the better boyfriend one will find. But just when her daily routine is working like clockwork, an occurrence of fairytale proportions threatens to disrupt her grand plan.

NATSUME'S BOOK OF FRIENDS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
Available February 21st
Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other people because of his gift, drifting from relative to relative, never fitting in. Now he's a troubled high school student who has come to live in the small town where his grandmother grew up. And there he discovers that he has inherited more than just the Sight from the mysterious Reiko.

Additional new manga volumes available by the end of February include:

BLEACH Vol. 8
CAPTIVE HEARTS Vol. 2
CLAYMORE Vol. 3
D. GRAY MAN Vol. 4
DEATH NOTE Vol. 7
DRAGON BALL Vol. 13
MERUPURI Vol. 2
NARUTO Vol. 14
ONE PIECE Vol. 14
OTOMEN Vol. 3
OURON HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB Vol. 3
RUROUNI KENSHIN Vol. 7
TORIKO Vol. 2
VAMPIRE KNIGHT Vol. 3

The recently launched VIZ MANGA APP is the leading application to read Japanese manga on the iPad, with a downloadable library of the most popular manga series in the world. Readers are encouraged to check the app regularly, as new additions to the store and free Chapter 1 previews of other forthcoming manga series for the iPad are featured.

For more information on the VIZ MANGA APP, please visit www.VIZ.com/apps/.


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