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More Viz September Releases

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Project ARMS manga to debut in September, Viz will also release The Art of Inu Yasha and Collector File 001: Girls In Pop in September

Excerpts from Press Releases:

Following its announcement at FanimeCon 2002, Viz Communications, Inc. today revealed further details regarding the September release of Project ARMS. Part of extensive Viz Comics line, Project ARMS, Part 1 #1 features 64 black-and-white pages for only $3.25 U.S. ($5.50 Canada).

From the creators of SPRIGGAN (STRIKER by Viz Comics) comes a new tale of nano-machines, cybernetic assassins, powerful telekinetic opponents, and a secret organization dedicated to bring forth the next evolution of man. Ryo Takatsuki thought of himself as just an average high school student, until he learned that his arm had been secretly replaced with a powerful nano-machine driven weapon called “ARMS.” Designed to be the ultimate integrated weaponry, ARMS is insanely powerful and, in inexperienced hands, can often go out of control. Now a powerful, secret organization is after the only living samples of this technology, and the strangely enhanced assassins who are sent to get them are ready to kill anyone who gets in their way. As a result, Ryo is quickly ripped from his ordinary life into one of mayhem, where he must face those who try to obtain his power by any means possible.

In this English-language manga debut issue, high school student Ryo Takatsuki is about to have his world come crashing down. It all starts when a new transfer student threatens to kill Ryo for seemingly no reason at all. The trouble escalates as a group of black-suited thugs show up to harass Ryo, but he manages to escape thanks to his survival training. Do either of these mysterious incidents have to do with his right arm that, since anoperation in kindergarten, has been able to heal at a miraculous rate?

Viz Communications, Inc. today announced the September release of Anime Art Gallery: The Art of Inu Yasha. Featuring art by the animators of the Inu Yasha television series-—based on the creation of the popular Rumiko Takahashi—-Anime Art Gallery: The Art of Inu Yasha collects color illustrations of Inu Yasha for the first time in an English edition! With 128 color and black-and-white pages, Anime Art Gallery: The Art of Inu Yasha retails for $22.95 U.S. ($37.95 Canada).

This book includes cell art and paintings from the hit anime series currently airing in Japan and soon to be introduced to North American audiences. Showcasing the excellent artwork and beautiful characters of the immensely popular time-traveling horror/action series, Anime Art Gallery: The Art of Inu Yasha offers fans page after page of full-color designs, plus character profiles, water colors from the manga covers, character profiles, 17 pages of black and white character line and 66 pages of colored manga pages (some of which has never been published in the U.S). The book also contains a discussion between the Japanese voice actors and Inu Yasha creator, Rumiko Takahashi and interviews with animation director, Masashi Ikeda, character designer, Yoshihito Hishinuma, and art designer, Shigemi Ikeda Black.

Viz Communications, Inc. today announced the September release of Collector File 001: Girls In Pop, a postcard book featuring artwork by some of Japan's avant-garde artists. Featuring 30 pages of full color, Collector File 001: Girls In Pop retails for $9.95 U.S. ($16.50 Canada).

How to keep up with those up-to-the-minute trend-setting designs and fashions from the fast-moving streets of Neo-Tokyo? Get the stuff straight up with Viz's new "Collector File" postcard-book series, featuring the latest in cutting-edge art and design from Japan.

This modestly priced collection showcases a variety of the best new illustrative talent from Japan—with an emphasis on cute, kitschy, and fantasy styles. This sleekly designed book can be given as a gift, or the pages can be torn out and sent as postcards. This postcard book is compiled from various Japanese artists, including Junko Mizuno, author of Cinderalla.

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