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Viz Media Adds Kuroko's Basketball, Haikyu!!, Yona of the Dawn Manga

posted on 2015-10-09 13:06 EDT
Also: 7th Garden, Everyone's Getting Married, Monster Hunter manga; Black Clover gets print edition

Viz Media announced at its industry panel at New York Comic Con on Friday that it has licensed the following manga series: Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko's Basketball (Kuroko no Basuke), Haruichi Furudate's Haikyu!!, Mizuho Kusanagi's Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona), Mitsu Izumi's 7th Garden, Izumi Miyazono's Everyone's Getting Married (Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu), and Keiichi Hikami and Shin Yamamoto's Monster Hunter (Monster Hunter: Senkō no Kariudo) manga.

The company additionally announced that it will release Yūki Tabata's Black Clover manga in print.

Fujimaki launched Kuroko's Basketball in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and Shueisha published the 30th and final volume in Japan in December 2014. Viz Media describes the series as follows:

Kuroko Tetsuya doesn't stand out much. In fact, he's so plain that people hardly ever notice when he's around. Though he's just as unremarkable on the basketball court, that's where his plainness gives him an unexpected edge – one that lets him execute awesome moves without others noticing! And now that he's a high school student, he's on a mission to defeat each member of his legendary middle school team, known as the Miracle Generation.

The manga inspired three television anime adaptations and an upcoming anime film. Fujimaki launched the Kuroko no Basuke EXTRA GAME manga sequel in Shueisha's Jump Next magazine in December. A series of prequel novels is also receiving a manga adaptation. The original manga has also inspired several video games.

Viz Media will debut the series in 2-in-1 editions in summer 2016.

Furudate first published a one-shot version of the Haikyu!! manga in the Winter 2011 issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump Next! magazine, and then ran another one-shot in the main Weekly Shonen Jump magazine later that year. In the following year, he launched the series version of the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump. Shueisha published the 18th compiled volume on October 3. Viz Media describes the manga as follows:

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the "Little Giant" compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has aimed to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to – and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?

The manga has inspired two television anime series (the second of which premiered earlier this month), two anime compilation films, an upcoming stage play adaptation, novel adaptations, and a Nintendo 3DS game.

Viz Media will debut the series in summer 2016.

Kusanagi launched Yona of the Dawn in Hakusensha's Hana to Yume magazine in 2009, and Hakusensha published the manga's 19th compiled volume in Japan with a bundled OVA on September 18. Viz Media describes the manga as follows.

The fantasy adventure shojo manga series that also inspired the fan favorite anime about a princess who's on a quest to reclaim her throne! Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father's murder!

The series inspired a 24-episode TV anime series that premiered in October 2014. The series is also inspiring a stage play next year.

Viz Media will debut the series in summer 2016. Tokyopop released Kusanagi's previous NG Life, Game × Rush and Mugen Spiral manga in North America.

Mitsu launched the 7th Garden series in Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine in 2014, and Shueisha published the manga's third compiled volume on September 4. Viz Media describes the series as follows:

In this series by Mitsu Izumi, Awyn Gardner will do anything to protect the beautiful mistress of the equally beautiful estate gardens he lovingly tends...even enslave himself to an also beautiful demon bent on world domination! The fight is on between angels and demons and humans for the world…and Awyn's heart!

Viz Media will debut the manga in English in summer 2016.

Miyazono launched Everyone's Getting Married in Shogakukan's Petit Comic magazine in 2014, and Shogakukan published the third compiled volume on August 10. Viz Media describes the story as follows:

In this new Shojo Beat manga series by Izumi Miyazono, successful career woman Asuka Takanashi has an old-fashioned dream of getting married and becoming a housewife. After her long-term boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue his own career goals, she encounters Ryu Nanami, a popular newscaster at PTV. Asuka and Ryu get along well, but the last thing he wants is to ever get married. This level-headed pair who want the opposite things in life should never get involved, except...

Viz Media will debut the manga in English with a rating of "M" in summer 2016.

Hikami and Yamamoto launched the 10-volume Monster Hunter series in Enterbrain's Famitsu Comic Clear magazine in 2011. Viz Media describes the series as follows:

In this new series based off the popular Monster Hunter video games, our heroes live in an age when monsters rule the world: soaring through the sky, treading the earth and filling the seas. Humanity survives on the fringes, relying on a special kind of hero to defend the people from danger – the Monster Hunter!

Viz Media will debut the series in spring 2016.

Tabata's Black Clover manga will debut in print in summer 2016. Viz Media describes the manga as follows:

SHONEN JUMP's breakaway hit of 2015, a fantasy action-adventure about mastering magical powers. Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem – he can't use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can't use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing's for sure – Asta will never give up! The series is also currently featured in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine.

Viz Media published the first three chapters of the series in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine in February as part of its "Jump Start" initiative. The company then added the manga to the digital anthology's regular lineup in March. Shueisha published the manga's third compiled volume in Japan on October 3.


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