Viz Licenses Tokyo Ghoul:re, Vampire Knight Memories, Golden Kamuy Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime News Network's New York Comic-Con 2016 news coverage sponsored by Yen Press.
Viz Media announced at New York Comic Con on Friday that it has licensed Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul:re, Matsuri Hino's Vampire Knight Memories, and Satoru Noda's Golden Kamuy manga. In addition, the company announced that it will begin releasing the Boruto manga in graphic novel format.
Viz also announced that it will release a Pokémon Adventures art book with "never before seen manga" next year.
Ishida launched Tokyo Ghoul:re in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump in October 2014, and Shueisha shipped the 8th compiled volume on September 16.
Ishida launched the first Tokyo Ghoul manga in Young Jump in 2011, and ended the manga in September 2014. Viz Media is publishing the original manga in English, and Funimation licensed both seasons of the anime adaptation.
The first volume of Vampire Knight memories shipped in Japan in June and collected the several bonus chapters that Hino irregularly published in 2013-2015. Hino then began serializing a manga titled Vampire Knight Memories later the same month in Hakusensha's LaLa DX.
Hino launched Vampire Knight in LaLa in 2004, and Hakusensha published the 19th and final compiled book volume in November 2013. Viz Media published the final volume in North America in October 2014. Viz also released the 2008 Vampire Knight anime series and its Vampire Knight Guilty followup.
Noda launched the ongoing Golden Kamuy manga in Shueisha's Young Jump magazine in 2014. Shueisha will publish the manga's ninth compiled book volume on November 18.
The manga centers on Saichi Sugimoto, a veteran of the Russo-Japanese war who heads to Hokkaido to find gold to take care of the wife of his fellow soldier. He teams up with an Ainu hunter named Asirpa to find a hidden stash of gold stored by criminals.
Noda received a Manga Taisho award for the manga in March. The series was also nominated for Best General Manga at the 40th annual Kodansha Manga Awards and for the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize this year.
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