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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PR: Viz Promotes New Digital Manga Titles, End of Year Sale

Vampire Knight © Matsuri Hino
2004/HAKUSENSHA, Inc.
Round Out The Year With The Launch Of 4 New Manga Series And A Special Year-End Promotion Offering Up To 70% Off On All Digital Manga Titles

VIZ Media completes December with a final digital manga update for the year. Fans and readers can wrap up 2014 and accent their holiday season with a wide variety of new manga (graphic novel) volumes as well as catch the launch of a trio of exciting new series from the VIZ Select imprint and new Shojo title.

VIZ Media also ends the year with its annual digital manga sale. For a limited time only – from December 15th to January 15th – readers can dive into scores of new series or catch up on continuing favorites for up to 70% off the regular digital MSRP on digital manga titles featured on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App

Some titles will be available for as low as $1.99. Special sale pricing also may be available from a variety of partner’s digital platforms. Check partner sites for details and specific pricing.

New Digital Manga Series Debuts:

YUKARISM, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!
In this new series from the creator of YURARA and RASETSU, Yukari Kobayakawa, an accomplished author at the age of 17, writes with amazingly accurate details about historical Japan. As it turns out, he has the ability to slip into his past life in the Edo period—as a beautiful, renowned courtesan named Yumurasaki!



VAMPIRE KNIGHT: LIFE · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $2.99 (U.S. / CAN) · DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! · Available Now!
This digital-only exclusive special chapter reveals more about Yuki and Zero’s relationship. VAMPIRE KNIGHT is the hit gothic drama by Matsuri Hino. In the series, Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, protecting the Day Class from the Academy's dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires!

MIKANSEI NO. 1, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
Digital MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available December 23rd
You know what they say: If the century fits, then...travel back in time to become a pop-singing sensation! Vivacious Neo loves to sing and test the boundaries of 23rd-century modesty with her short, short skirts. But when she accidently travels back in time to the 21st century, it's time to sink or sing! Before she knows it, she's teamed up with the handsome Saya as half of the ultimate singing duo. But all her dreams may vanish if they can't put on one great concert. With Saya depending on her, will Neo keep time on her side?

KERORO GUNSO Volume 1
© Mine YOSHIZAKI 1999
SGT. FROG, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
Digital MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available December 30th
Sgt. Keroro, commanding officer of Planet Keron's invasion force, has a problem. After blowing his cover and losing his top-secret weapon, the frog-like alien has been cut off from the home world. To make matters worse, he's lost communications with the rest of his platoon. Now he has taken cover in the Hinata family household, where in exchange for doing his share of the chores, he gets his own room from which to secretly devise new plans of world domination!

HANDS OFF!, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
Digital MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available December 30th
Kotarou Oohira is a boy with a clueless touch-he has an unusual type of ESP that is transmitted via physical contact. When he accidentally gives his cousin Tatsuki this "gift" he comes to realize that there is much more to his powers than he ever imagined! Known throughout the manga world, veteran creator Kasane Katsumoto delivers a close-to-home fantasy filled with action, intrigue and the gentle touch of boys!

Additional digital manga updates for the second-half of December include new volumes for continuing series including LAGOON ENGINE (Vol. 6), LUCKY STAR (Vol. 6), VIDEO GIRL AI (Vol. 9), as well as TRINITY BLOOD (Vol. 12), MOURYOU KIDEN: LEGEND OF NYMPH (Vol. 2), ZONE-00 (Vol. 3) and several more!

Readers can enjoy all of these new manga titles that are available on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and 7” tablets. The titles may also be purchased through the Nook, Kindle, Kobo, ComiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. These dynamic digital platforms offer fans the opportunity to explore and enjoy a massive catalog of new and classic manga titles that span more than 2,400 volumes across over 210 different series.

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the ComiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.


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