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Viz Media Adds JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood

posted on by Karen Ressler
More JoJo's announcements coming in July

Viz Media confirmed with ANN on Tuesday that it will release JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: Part 1--Phantom Blood volume one in North America in February. The company also teased that it will have more announcements regarding JoJo's Bizarre Adventure at its Anime Expo panel on July 3.

An Amazon listing, which has since been removed, dated the volume for February 3 with an MSRP of US$19.99. The title in the Amazon listing and in Viz's confirmation both used "Adventures" instead of "Adventure."

Phantom Blood is the first arc of Hirohiko Araki's long-running series and has not been released in North America before. Viz Media released 16 volumes of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga covering the third arc, Stardust Crusaders, from the Japanese version, and reprinted the volumes in May.

The first and second arcs of the manga manga inspired JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime series in 2012. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime of the third arc, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, as it airs in Japan.

Thanks to John Stewart, Ricardo Peña, Daniel Zelter and Liam for the news tip

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