Viz Licenses The Way of the Househusband, Cats of the Louvre, No Guns Life, Levius Manga
posted on by Karen Ressler
Viz Media announced on Thursday that it has licensed the following manga for release beginning this fall:
- Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō)
- Taiyo Matsumoto's Cats of the Louvre (Louvre no Neko)
- Tasuku Karasuma's No Guns Life
- Haruhisa Nakata's Levius and Levius/est
Viz Media also announced that it will release all 21 volumes of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga this fall. The set will include a poster and a mini artbook.
The Way of the Househusband follows a retired yakuza member known as "Immortal Tatsu" who is living out his post-crime career as a house husband. He still manages to find his way into trouble from time to time, except it's in the grocery aisle instead of some back alley.
Oono launched the manga on the Kurage Bunch website in February 2018. Shinchosha published the second volume on December 7
The manga was acknowledged as a runner-up in this year's Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards' web manga category and came in at #9 in this year's Web Manga General Election. The Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook for 2019 ranked Gokushufudo as #8 for its top manga series for men. The series also ranked on Honya Club's "Nationwide Bookstore Employees' Recommended Comics of 2018" list.
Matsumoto published the Cats of the Louvre story in Shogakukan's Big Comic Original in June 2016 as part of the comic line for the Louvre Museum in Paris. Viz Media describes the manga:
The world-renown Louvre museum in Paris contains much more than famous works of art. Within its hallowed halls lies an unseen, surreal world that only a family of French felines can see!
Shogakukan published the manga in two compiled volumes in Japan in October 2017.
Viz Media has also published Matsumoto's Tekkonkinkreet (Black & White), Blue Spring, Gogo Monster, No. 5, and Sunny manga in North America. Viz also released Fumihiko Sori's live-action film adaptation of Matsumoto's Ping Pong manga, while Funimation released the Ping Pong anime series and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the Tekkonkinkreet anime film.
Viz Media describes No Guns Life:
With no memory of his previous life—or who replaced his head with a giant gun—Juzo Inui now scratches out a living in the dark streets of the city as a Resolver.
Karasuma launched the manga in August 2014 after first publishing the story as a one shot manga. Shueisha published the seventh volume in August. The eighth volume is slated for March 19.
Karusuma has also drawn manga adaptations of Reideen and Eiichi Ikegami's Shangri-La novel.
Viz Media describes Levius:
Enter the Mechanical Martial Arts arena where cybernetically augmented fighters transmute their bodies into brutal killing machines for fame and fortune.
Nakata launched Levius in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine in January 2013 but ended the series in September 2014 when the magazine ceased publication. The manga then relaunched in Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine under the title Levius/est in March 2015, and it is ongoing. Shogakukan published three volumes for Levius and Shueisha published the fifth volume of Levius/est in April.
Nakata is also providing the original character designs for the upcoming anime Fairy gone.
Source: Viz Media's Twitter account
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