Viz Media at Anime Expo 2019

Published Jul 4, 2019 — #viz media #art-books #manga #anime expo

At this year's Anime Expo, the biggest Japanese pop culture event in North America, Viz Media brings a sequence of exciting news. Besides the merchandise reveals, talks with special guests and else, there was a lot of new manga and art book announcements.

The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions

A new art book by the renowned horror mangaka Junji Ito. With his 30th birthday, the artist partnered with Nekumi+ Comics to release a collection of 133 assorted artworks and manuscripts, both in either bright colors or eerie black and white. Bundled with it, an interview with Junji himself and brief commentary on the artwork covered — from the beginnings of Uzumaki and Gyo all the way up to his most recent pieces.

  • Author: Junji Ito;
  • Release: Spring 2020;
  • Genres: Horror.

The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions — Artbook


Inio Asano's (mangaka of solanin, Goodnight Punpun) latest single volume release follows the story of Fukazawa Kaoro, an unlucky mangaka desperately trying to create a new hit series. An introspective and slow-paced manga that deals with mature and grim themes, as it glances over the often stressful, disheartening, melancholic days of an artist — but that might as well relate to many other professions.

  • Author: Asano Inio (story and art);
  • Release: Winter 2020;
  • Genres: Drama, Seinen.

Downfall — Manga

Blue Flag

A sweet and heartbreaking romance manga about an unlikely love story involving three students in their final year of high school. In a time when they are worried about their future, their paths are crossed in a whirlwind of pain and joy.

  • Author: KAITO (story and art);
  • Release: Spring 2020;
  • Genres: Romance, School, Shounen.

Blue Flag, Vol. 1 — Manga

Kirby: Art & Style Collection

A hardcover artwork collection book released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the popular game Kirby of the Stars. The art book is filled with 25 years of art from Kirby and his friends and contains over 1800 artworks, including unreleased materials.

  • Author: HAL Laboratory, Warp Star;
  • Release: Spring 2020;

Kirby: Art & Style Collection — Artbook

Transformers: The Manga, Vol. 1

A collection of the Generation 1 Transformers manga — from 1980's Japan to Anime Expo to USA stores.

  • Author: Kaneda Masumi;
  • Release: Winter 2020;
  • Genres: Mecha, Sci-Fi, Action.

Transformers: The Manga, Vol. 1 — Manga

Prince Freya

A new manga in Viz Media's Shojo Beat line-up that tells the tale about a young miss that must pass off as a male prince in order to save her kingdom.

  • Author: Ishihara Keiko (story and art);
  • Release: Winter 2020;
  • Genres: Historical, Shoujo.

Prince Freya, Vol. 1 — Manga

Love me, Love me not

A romance manga revolving around two boys and two girls, each with a different idea of love.

  • Author: Sakisaka Io (story and art);
  • Release: Spring 2020;
  • Genres: School, Romance, Drama, Shoujo.

Love me, Love me not — Manga

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