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Viz Media to Release Black Torch, Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Kimetsu no Yaiba Manga in English

posted on 2017-07-20 19:42 EDT by Karen Ressler
Viz to release 3 titles under Shonen Jump imprint

Viz Media announced at Comic-Con International on Thursday that it will release Tsuyoshi Takaki's Black Torch, Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War, and Koyoharu Gotouge's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga under its Shonen Jump imprint.

Viz Media describes Black Torch:

Jiro Azuma is descended from of a long line of shinobi, and he also can talk to animals. Although he may appear rough and tumble, his compassionate side emerges when it comes to furry critters. But Jiro's soft spot for animals gets him in major trouble when a suspicious stray cat fuses with him, granting him exceptional power but also dragging him into humanity's hidden battle against powerful, menacing spirits.

Takaki launched the ongoing series in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in December 2016 and the first compiled volume shipped on April 18.

Viz Media describes Kaguya-sama: Love is War:

Two prideful geniuses locked in battle. Who will make the first misstep and in doing so…confess their love?

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy's student council, making them the elite among elite. But it's lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There's just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss—they're both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and thus become the “loser” in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!

The manga's Japanese title is Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen, which roughly translates to "Kaguya Wants to be Confessed to: The Geniuses' Love and Intellect War." Akasaka began the series in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in May 2015 but it moved to Young Jump in March 2016. The fifth compiled volume shipped on May 19. A special side story ran in the debut issue of Young Jump Gold on May 18. The series has more than 1 million copies in print.

Viz Media describes Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba:

Since ancient times, rumors have abounded of man-eating demons lurking in the woods. Because of this, the local townsfolk never venture outside at night. Legend has it that a demon slayer also roams the night, hunting down these bloodthirsty demons. For young Tanjiro, these rumors will soon to become his harsh reality…

Ever since the death of his father, Tanjiro has taken it upon himself to support his family. Although their lives may be hardened by tragedy, they've found happiness. But that ephemeral warmth is shattered one day when Tanjiro finds is family slaughtered and the lone survivor, his sister Nezuko, turned into a demon. To his surprise, however, Nezuko still shows signs of human emotion and thought… Thus begins Tanjiro's request to fight demons and turn his sister human again.

The series debuted in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 2016 and Viz Media's English digital edition of Shonen Jump previewed the first three chapters under its Japanese title Kimetsu no Yaiba. Shueisha published the sixth volume of the ongoing series on May 2.


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