Viz Media news: New licensed anime and manga!

Announced at New York Comic Con, Viz Media will license Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga Hunter x Hunter (2011) anime. They plan to release the anime on DVD and Blu-Ray with an English Dub. The manga is still on a hiatus since August 2014.

hunterxhunter 2011

Another announcement is that Viz Media will license new manga. Here is what they got and the mangaka’s name are in parenthesis:

Kuroko’s Basketball ( Tadatoshi Fujimaki)

Haikyuu!! (Haruichi Furudate)

Yona of the Dawn (Mizuho Kusanagi)

7th Garden (Mitsu Izumi)

Everyone’s Getting Married/ Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu (Izumi Miyazono)

Monster Hunter (Keiichi Hikami and Shin Yamamoto‘s)

Viz Media will also release print volumes of Black Clover by Yuki Tabata in summer 2016.

Kuroko Basketball

PLOT: Kuroko Tetsuya doesn’t stand out much. In fact, he’s so plain that people hardly ever notice when he’s around. Though he’s just as unremarkable on the basketball court, that’s where his plainness gives him an unexpected edge – one that lets him execute awesome moves without others noticing! And now that he’s a high school student, he’s on a mission to defeat each member of his legendary middle school team, known as the Miracle Generation.

Viz will release this as 2-in-1 collection in summer 2016


PLOT: Ever since he saw the legendary player known as the “Little Giant” compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has aimed to be the best volleyball player ever! He decides to join the team at the high school the Little Giant went to – and then surpass him. Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else?

This will be release in sumer 2016

Yona of the Dawn

PLOT: The fantasy adventure shojo manga series that also inspired the fan favorite anime about a princess who’s on a quest to reclaim her throne! Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Soo-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when she witnesses her father’s murder!

Release date: summer 2016

7th Garden

PLOT: In this series by Mitsu Izumi, Awyn Gardner will do anything to protect the beautiful mistress of the equally beautiful estate gardens he lovingly tends…even enslave himself to an also beautiful demon bent on world domination! The fight is on between angels and demons and humans for the world…and Awyn’s heart!

Release Date: summer 2016

Everyone Getting Married

PLOT: In this new Shojo Beat manga series by Izumi Miyazono, successful career woman Asuka Takanashi has an old-fashioned dream of getting married and becoming a housewife. After her long-term boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue his own career goals, she encounters Ryu Nanami, a popular newscaster at PTV. Asuka and Ryu get along well, but the last thing he wants is to ever get married. This level-headed pair who want the opposite things in life should never get involved, except…

Release: summer 2016 and rated “M”

Monster Hunter

In this new series based off the popular Monster Hunter video games, our heroes live in an age when monsters rule the world: soaring through the sky, treading the earth and filling the seas. Humanity survives on the fringes, relying on a special kind of hero to defend the people from danger – the Monster Hunter!

Release Date: Summer 2016

Black Clover

WJS describes: SHONEN JUMP‘s breakaway hit of 2015, a fantasy action-adventure about mastering magical powers. Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem – he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure – Asta will never give up! The series is also currently featured in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP magazine.

This manga will be in print in summer 2016

What do guys think about this announcement? Are ready for 2016? Comment below for which one are you looking forward to. Is there any series you want Viz to license?


8 thoughts on “Viz Media news: New licensed anime and manga!

  1. Viz Media brought their A game to Comic Con. Since Yona was licensed, I imagine that makes The World is Still Beautiful the Internet’s new #1 wanted shoujo manga. I’d love that one and the Please Save My Earth sequel.

      • Always sucks to have a series dropped. Especially Gintama, I thought a lot of people liked that series.

        Now just hoping everyone buys these series and prove why companies should listen to fans. Don’t want to see any series dropped.

      • I know that feeling. I haven’t bought the books but after hearing the stories were intriguing. I want to read them but I am reminded that Viz has canceled them.

      • Uhm, it’s for Mature readers. There are a few bed scenes, but they’re okay scenes, not bad,…. what makes it for mature only readers is the idea of infidelity and adultery. It’s supposed to be shoujo, but I think it’s misclassified… it’s more josei.
        Now, do I recommend it ? If you’re into romance genre but already tired of wimpy female protagonists, then I recommend this. The female lead has a strong personality.

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