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Viz Media June 2017 Solicitations

Written by Tim Midura on Monday, March 13 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Viz Media June 2017 Solicitations

Highlights include Black Clover Vol. 7, Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 18 and Kuroko's Basketball Vol. 6.


Source: Viz

Shonen Jump

Assassination Classroom, Vol. 16
By Yusei Matsui

Koro Sensei tells all: his former profession, his nickname, the mad scientists responsible for his unique cephalopod physiognomy, the love of his life, and why he wants to teach the 3-E students. New light is shed not only on his character, but on the reason he vowed to destroy the Earth in March. Will these revelations change 3-E's commitment to assassinating their teacher (and saving the planet)?

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9091-2
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/200 pages/b&w


Haikyu!!, Vol. 12
By Haruichi Furudate

Thanks to their practice games with Tokyo's powerhouse teams, Karasuno now has a whole new arsenal of weapons at their disposal. Hinata and Kageyama's new quick set is also starting to come together! The Spring Tournament preliminaries are about to begin, and Karasuno starts their first official game with the hopes of turning all their frustrations and losses into victories!

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9102-5
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/216 pages/b&w


Kuroko's Basketball, Vol. 6
By Tadatoshi Fujimaki

It's time for the Winter Cup Qualifiers League, starting with Seirin versus Shutoku! Shutoku and its star player Midorima are back for revenge. During the game, Seirin faces an uphill battle, until Kuroko's new move helps to cut into the deficit. But will it be enough to defeat Shutoku?!

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9110-0
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $16.99
Price CAN: $22.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/408 pages/b&w


One Piece (Omnibus Edition), Vol. 20
By Eiichiro Oda

Young Luffy's buccaneering adventures build to a climax as he fights relentlessly to save his brother Ace, who's slated for execution by the World Government. When powerful pirate Whitebeard steps into the fray it seems like things might start going Luffy's way...until the Navy blasts back, and it turns out Luffy's battle has just begun.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9117-9
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $14.99
Price CAN: $19.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/608 pages/b&w


Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, Vol. 18
By Yuto Tsukuda, Art by Shun Saeki, Contributor Yuki Morisaki

The shokugeki to decide the fate of the Polaris dormitory nears its conclusion! Even with the judges firmly in his opponent's pocket, Soma puts everything he's gained from his time at the dorm on a plate, cementing Polaris's future—or lack thereof—at the institute. Meanwhile, Central makes its move, beginning a full-scale purge of anyone daring to resist them! Will Soma survive to take on this next challenge?

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9334-0
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/192 pages/b&w


Black Clover, Vol. 7
By Yuki Tabata

After the battle with the Eye of the Midnight Sun, the Wizard King suspects that there might be a traitor among the Magic Knights. But who is it, and how can Asta help expose the crooked knight?

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9432-3
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/200 pages/b&w


Seraph of the End, Vol. 12
By Takaya Kagami, Art by Yamato Yamamoto, Storyboards by Daisuke Furuya

Three months have passed since the invasion in Nagoya and Yuichiro, Mika and Shinoa Squad are all on the run from both the vampires and the humans! Just as they resolve to ask Krul Tepes for help, Ferid Bathory and Crowley Eusford intercept them with a suspicious proposal to become the group's new best friends, bringing with them a special hostage for good measure and the secret of the true purpose of the Seraph of the End project.

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9439-2
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/200 pages/b&w


Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga
By Hirohiko Araki

Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. According to him, "manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art," and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his "golden ratio of beauty" for drawing, the "investigative reports" he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9407-1
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $19.99
Price CAN: $26.99
Dimension: 5 ¾ x 8 1/4
Format: HC/280 pages/b&w


VIZ Signature

Dorohedoro, Vol. 21
By Q Hayashida

All mysteries lead back to the Hole! Our labyrinthine tale is nearing its end, but it's not over quite yet. Caiman and Nikaido, Risu and the En family, and all of the embattled characters who made a miraculous recovery in our previous volume gear up fight the Cross-Eyes' boss in a no-holds-barred battle royale! This is going to be full-throttle mayhem!

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9487-3
On Sale Date: 2017-06-20
Price USA: $12.99
Price CAN: $17.99
Dimension: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4
Format: TP/216 pages/b&w


Golden Kamuy, Vol. 1
By Satoru Noda

In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi "Immortal" Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the post-war gold rush on the wild frontier of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9488-0
On Sale Date: 2017-06-20
Price USA: $12.99
Price CAN: $17.99
Dimension: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4
Format: TP/192 pages/b&w and color


Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 13
By Sui Ishida

Investigators from the 20th Ward launch an initiative to take out the Ghoul known as the One-Eyed Owl, who has possible ties to both Akira and Yoshimura. An all-out assault on the Anteiku café, where the Owl is supposedly hiding, results in full-fledged battle.

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9042-4
On Sale Date: 2017-06-20
Price USA: $12.99
Price CAN: $17.99
Dimension: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4
Format: TP/216 pages/b&w


Master Keaton, Vol. 11
By Naoki Urasawa, Story by Hokusei Katsushika and Takashi Nagasaki

After the Cold War draws a curtain over Europe and the economic bubble bursts in Japan during the late twentieth century, ace insurance investigator Taichi Hiraga Keaton brings his skills into full play... No matter how difficult the case, Keaton will not miss a clue!

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-8379-2
On Sale Date: 2017-06-20
Price USA: $19.99
Price CAN: $26.99
Dimension: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4
Format: TP/322 pages/b&w


Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 6
By Inio Asano

Punpun has finally reunited with the love of his life, Aiko!

But she isn't as exciting and wonderful as he remembered.

And she doesn't make him exciting and wonderful.

In fact, he thinks they're both terribly banal.

And now they've done something terrible...

Punpun, what do you do when there's no way out?

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-8625-0
On Sale Date: 2017-06-20
Price USA: $24.99
Price CAN: $33.99
Dimension: 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 (w/gatefold flaps)
Format: TP/456 pages/b&w


Shonen Sunday

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Vol. 24
By Shinobu Ohtaka

The saga of the lost world of Alma Tran continues. Solomon readies for a final battle against his father David, but the fate of the world may already be set. Solomon and his comrades confront the ultimate power in this universe in a bid to prevent the apocalypse. And as everything begins to fall apart, Ugo puts a desperate plan in motion—if this world cannot be saved, perhaps there can be hope for the next...

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-8400-3
On Sale Date: 2017-06-13
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/192 pages/b&w and color


Sublime

Don't Be Cruel: plus+
By Yonezou Nekota

Maya and Nemugasa's relationship had a rocky start. Maya, the playboy slacker, and Nemugasa, the diligent student, have two very different personalities and live two very different lives. These differences have led to more than one crazy misunderstanding between them. Their relationship certainly is a rough one, but it makes the good times that much sweeter. Read on for a collection of the very best of the many Don't Be Cruel side and bonus stories!

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-8700-4
On Sale Date: 2017-06-13
Price USA: $12.99
Price CAN: $17.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/8
Format: TP/114 pages/b&w


Finder Deluxe Edition: Target in Sight, Vol. 1
By Ayano Yamane

Freelance photographer Akihito Takaba is captured by the very subject he's been stalking in his viewfinder—the handsome and enigmatic crime lord Asami Ryuichi! The older man ravages him, both body and mind. Does this mean the end for the naive photographer, or will he live to shoot another day?

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9305-0
On Sale Date: 2017-06-13
Price USA: $14.99
Price CAN: $19.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/8
Format: TP/210 pages/b&w


Shojo Beat

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 6
By Mizuho Kusanagi

Yona finally meets Jaeha, the Green Dragon. Unfortunately, Jaeha has no desire to follow her on her quest! Yona offers to help Jaeha and his fellow pirates, so Captain Gi-Gan challenges her with a perilous quest to test her courage. Will Yona be able to pick the Senju Herbs from the steep cliff face of the Misty Cape?

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-8787-5
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/192 pages/b&w


Bloody Mary, Vol. 7
By Akaza Samamiya

At the Sakuraba Estate, Maria and Shin discover the estate has been attacked by vampires. Meanwhile, hoping to rouse the immortal Yzak from his coma, Mary imbibes his blood, but the exorcist does not awaken. Weak and unstable, Mary stumbles back to find Maria but suffers from a bout of amnesia that leaves Maria shaken.

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9180-3
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/168 pages/b&w


Kamisama Kiss, Vol. 24
By Julietta Suzuki

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9221-3
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
FormatTP
Pages 200 pages
Product.art b&w


So Cute It Hurts!!, Vol. 13
By Go Ikeyamada

Having a long-distance relationship isn't the easiest thing for Megumu and Aoi, but after a romantic evening and a standoff with her parents, their relationship is stronger than ever. And now that Mitsuru finally has a life goal (beat Azusa's other fiancé in the national mock exams and win her hand), he's pouring all his fierce energy into securing their future. But despite how rosy their lives look, the twins are having ominous dreams. Are the nightmares just a symptom of stress, or is something more prophetic going on...?

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9326-5
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/200 pages/b&w


Everyone's Getting Married, Vol. 5
By Izumi Miyazono

Successful career woman Asuka Takanashi has an old-fashioned dream of getting married and becoming a housewife, but popular TV newscaster Ryu Nanami would rather die than ever get married. Akito Kamiya has found out Ryu has been dating Asuka away from the public eye, but he hasn't given up his pursuit of her. Ryu means to keep Kamiya in check, but instead a direct confrontation erupts between the two of them!

For mature audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9344-9
On Sale Date: 2017-06-06
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/192 pages/b&w


VIZ Media

After Hours, Vol. 1
By Yuhta Nishio

Emi isn't much of a party girl, but she decides to give clubbing a try...and ends up hiding in a corner after her friend ditches her to flirt with a guy! Emi figures the night is a bust, but then an exciting woman comes to her rescue. Kei is a DJ, and her effortless self-confidence captivates Emi. Is this the start of something special or just a wonderful one-nighter?

For older teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-9380-7
On Sale Date: 2017-06-13
Price USA: $9.99
Price CAN: $12.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/160 pages/b&w and color


Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter, Vol. 8
By Keiichi Hikami, Art by Shin Yamamoto

Together with his fellow Hunters, Raiga continues to hunt in various lands. When they receive a request from Moga Village to subdue a Lagiacrus, Raiga's party heads out on the quest, but a Rathalos descends upon the same hunting ground. For humans to oppose monsters is a reckless act, yet there are those who push the limits of what is possible. How will the party handle a simultaneous hunt for the King of the Skies and the Lord of the Seas?

For teen audiences.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-8433-1
On Sale Date: 2017-06-13
Price USA: $10.99
Price CAN: $14.99
Dimension: 5 x 7 1/2
Format: TP/224 pages/b&w


Haikasoru

Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 4
By Yoshiki Tanaka, Translated by Daniel Huddleston

Remnants of the high nobility, manipulated by the "third power" of Phezzan, abduct the seven-year-old emperor and, with the cooperation of the Free Planets Alliance, declare the establishment of a traditional imperial government. Reinhard, however, has turned the tables by making a secret pact with Phezzan high officials and plans a grand invasion of the alliance by way of the Phezzan Corridor. So begins an epic battle to the death between Yang, who despite surmising Reinhard's true intentions must defend Iserlohn, and the Imperial Army's peerless fighter, von Reuentahl.

ISBN 13: 978-1-4215-8497-3
On Sale Date: 2017-06-20
Price USA: $15.99
Price CAN: $21.99
Dimension: 5 ¼ x 8
Format: TP/272 pages/b&w





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