21st Century Boys Manga Listed by Viz's Distributor
posted on by Ko Ransom
The online store for Simon & Schuster, the distributor for North American manga publisher Viz Media, has listed both the first and second volumes of 21st Century Boys, Naoki Urasawa's two-volume follow-up series to his 20th Century Boys series, for English release by Viz Media. According to the website, the first volume of 21st Century Boys is slated for a November 2012 release, and the second volume is due to be released in January 2013. ANN asked Viz for a comment on these listings on Tuesday evening, but Viz has not yet responded as of Wednesday afternoon.
20th Century Boys is also published by Viz Media, as are other Urasawa titles including Pluto and Monster. 20th Century Boys was awarded the 2011 Eisner Award in the Best U.S. Edition of International Material - Asia category, beating out Osamu Tezuka's Ayako, Yumi Unita's Bunny Drop, Moto Hagio's A Drunken Dream and Other Stories, and Natsume Ono's House of Five Leaves. It has been nominated once again for the 2012 Eisner Awards, this year for Best Continuing Series.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.
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