Viz Media Adds Tomu Ohmi's Spell of Desire, Arina Tanemura's Phantom Thief Jeanne Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
Viz Media announced at its Shojo Beat panel at Japan Expo on Sunday that it has licensed two new manga: Arina Tanemura's Phantom Thief Jeanne (Kamikaze Kaitō Jeanne) and Tomu Ohmi's Spell of Desire (Majo no Biyaku), and will ship the first volumes next year in March and August, respectively.
DC Comics' CMX Manga previously published all seven volumes of Phantom Thief Jeanne between 2005 to 2007. CMX Manga then closed in 2010. The story follows a seemingly normal girl named Maron, who secretly fights demons that have possessed people and paintings, but is labelled a thief and a vandal by the authorities. The series was adapted into an anime in 1999.
Viz Media has also published Tanemura's I.O.N., Full Moon wo Sagashite, Short-Tempered Melancholy, Mistress Fortune, The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Time Stranger Kyoko, and Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura manga.
Ohmi launched the ongoing Majo no Biyaku manga in Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine in 2011, and the fourth volume shipped in Japan earlier this month. In the story, Kaoruko runs a small herb shop after losing both of her parents when she was young. One day, a mysterious man dressed in all black enters the shop, and Kaoruko discovers the true nature of this man named Kaname Hibiki.
Viz Media has also licensed Ohmi's Midnight Secretary, and will release the first volume on September 3.
Viz Media also announced that Kazune Kawahara's High School Debut manga is getting a 3-in-1 omnibus release. The first volume of the new release will ship in February. The company previously released the 13-volume series between 2008 and 2010.