Viz Media Announces New Supernatural Action Manga Series Black Torch

A Young Ninja Becomes Involved In A Supernatural War In
New Shonen Jump Series


San Francisco, CA, July 10, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, delivers a new, supernatural story with the release of BLACK TORCH on August 7th.

BLACK TORCH features story and artwork by Tsuyoshi Takaki and will be published in print under the Shonen Jump imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The print edition of Volume 1 also includes a fold-out full-color poster. BLACK TORCH will launch digitally on August 7th via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of the series will be published on a quarterly basis.

In BLACK TORCH, Jiro Azuma is descended from of a long line of ninja, and he also can talk to animals. One day, he rescues a very unique black cat named Rago, a supernatural being, and is dragged into a secret supernatural war.

For additional information on BLACK TORCH and other anime and manga titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.

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