VIZ Media Launches New DEMON SLAYER Manga & ONE PIECE Art Book

VIZ MEDIA LAUNCHES NEW SUPERNATURAL MANGA SERIES DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA

Follow A Boy’s Quest For Revenge Against A Demon That Murdered His Family And Transformed His Sister

San Francisco, CA, June 18, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, kicks off a new supernatural action-adventure manga series set in early 20th century Japan with the launch of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba on July 3rd.

This manga release features story and artwork by creator Koyoharu Gotouge and will be published under the Shonen Jump imprint with an age rating of ‘T’ for Teens. Print MSRP for Volume 1 will be $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba also launches digitally on July 3rd 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 this ongoing series will be published in English by VIZ Media on a bi-monthly basis.

In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.

“In Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Tanjiro’s life is forever changed when his family is murdered by a demon and his sister becomes infected with its blood,” says Mike Montesa, Editor. “This action-packed series that inspired an upcoming anime will now be available to own with the launch of the first volume this summer.”

For additional information on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES ONE PIECE COLOR WALK COMPENDIUM: EAST BLUE TO SKYPIEA

A Hardcover Collection Of Gorgeous Color Artwork From
Eiichiro Oda’s ONE PIECE

San Francisco, CA, June 18, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, thrills fans as it announces this summer’s release of the ONE PIECE COLOR WALK COMPENDIUM: EAST BLUE TO SKYPIEA.

Set for an exclusive print release on July 3rd, the deluxe hardcover book contains a collection of artwork from the world’s bestselling manga series. The
ONE PIECE COLOR WALK COMPENDIUM: EAST BLUE TO SKYPIEA will be published under the Shonen Jump imprint and will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S.  / $53.99 CAN.

Enjoy this gorgeous collection of color artwork from Eiichiro Oda’s ONE PIECE! Filled with color images and special illustrations from the world’s most popular manga series, the compendium features over 300 pages of beautiful color art, several large pull-out posters, and interviews between Eiichiro Oda and other famous manga artists, including Akira Toriyama, the creator of DRAGON BALL. This collection contains both volumes of previously released and now out-of-print COLOR WALK art books as well as COLOR WALK 3, which was never released in English, and covers the early parts of ONE PIECE—from the East Blue arc, where the main characters of the Straw Hat pirates first meet, to the Skypiea arc where Luffy and friends face high-flying adventures!

ONE PIECE COLOR WALK COMPENDIUM: EAST BLUE TO SKYPIEA is the ultimate celebration of Eiichiro Oda’s landmark series and beloved characters,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “This new release will be a vital addition to the collections of ONE PIECE fans.”

ONE PIECE creator Eiichiro Oda began his manga career at the age of 17, when his one-shot cowboy manga, Wanted!, won second place in the coveted Tezuka manga awards. Oda went on to work as an assistant to some of the biggest manga artists in the industry, before winning the Hop Step Award for new manga artists. His pirate adventure ONE PIECE, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, has over 430 million copies in print and is one of the most popular manga properties in Japan and the rest of the world.

For additional information on ONE PIECE and other manga titles 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, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha 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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