Upcoming from VIZ Media
In an effort to inform you “suave” and “debonair” consumers out there in the wide world of WatchPlayRead about the newest in fine goods for your inner weeaboo, I’ve collected the newest and hottest from VIZ Media including releases from their various imprints and partner companies (including non-Japanese releases as well as Yaoi).
Check it out below!
- Basara Vol. 8
The attempt to rescue Tatara’s mother was a disaster. Warned by Asagi, General Kazan set up an ambush. Although Kazan died, so did many of “Tatara’s” allies. Not only did Sarasa fail to rescue her mother, she was blinded. Can Sarasa regain her clarity when she has lost her vision?
- YuYu Hakusho Vol. 4
The legendary exorcist Genkai is about to pass on her explosive demon-smiting techniques to one student–and only one. Trouble is, one of the people battling for the honor is a demon in disguise: the sadistic Rando, who’d just love to turn Genkai’s power against innocent humans, unless Yusuke can defeat him! Then, Yusuke and Kuwabara must stop a quartet of demonic criminals from plotting a supremely sinister attack on the mortal world. At the gates of a labyrinthine fortress swarming with monsters, demons, and supernatural fugitives, these two teenage punks don’t stand a chance in Hell–unless they can call for backup…
- Here is Greenwood Vol. 1
Entering school, Kazuya, is introduced to the Student Body President, Shinobu Tezuka, and Kazuya’s dorms’s Head Resident, Mitsuru Ikeda. The two come across as nice, handsome young men. They escort Kazuya to his new home–a dorm called Ryokurin-ryû–but because the name is a mouthful, everyone calls it by its English translation, Greenwood. Arriving so late in school, Kazuya is assigned to the last available room in the dorm, and paired up with his least expected choice for a roommate–Shun Kisaragi, the cutest girl in the guy’s dorm!
- Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation Vol. 4
Muhyo and his friends reach the bottom level of the prison Arcanum, where Face-Ripper Sophie awaits in disguise. Our heroes must locate the real Sophie, but they’d better find her before she gets to them first!
- Gimmick! Vol. 1
Trouble with the wrong side of the law? Paparazzi won’t leave you alone? Found yourself in a tight spot, and you don’t know where to go? Then it’s time to get in touch with Kohei Nagase and his friends at Studio Gimmick. A prodigy in the realm of makeup and special effects, Kohei, has got the skills to make sure that the people you don’t want recognizing you won’t.Things get rolling for Kohei and his stuntman sidekick Kannazuki when a sexy young starlet asks for their help in ditching her sleazy manager. Later, Kohei is commissioned to replace some zombies at a local horror theme park, but can he also prevent a disgruntled make-up artist from blowing the attraction sky high? And an actress whose reputation was sidelined by an accident that left her body scarred hopes Kohei can get her career back on track.
- Hana-Kimi Vol. 21
Love is in the air at Osaka High School–bittersweet and true, as Nakao confesses his feelings for Minami, and Noe receives a Valentine’s Day chocolate from a girl. While the whole gang goes to the bowling alley, Mizuki finds some time alone with Sano. How much longer can she pretend to be a boy? How much longer can she hide who she is…and whom she loves?
- Aishiteruze BABY Vol. 2
Kippei is busy trying to become Kokoro’s boyfriend and slips back into his irresponsible ways. He oversleeps and doesn’t have time to make Yuzuyu’s lunch. Even worse, he spends an afternoon with Kokoro, forgetting to pick up Yuzuyu at kindergarten. Yuzuyu feels like she has become a burden to Kippei, so she decides to walk home by herself…and ends up disappearing!
- Baby & Me Vol. 5
Seiichi, the old neighborhood bully, has moved back to town, and his sudden arrival is causing all sorts of trouble. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kimura, are torn between feeling angry for the way he disgraced the family name and the love they still have for him. The local merchants are up in arms, ready for a preemptive strike against Seiichi’s vandalism–even if he has no intention of causing trouble! But for Takuya, the real effect of Seiichi’s visit is what he has to say about Takuya’s own past…
- Magic Touch Vol. 3
The Underground Massage Tournament begins! The Massage Research Society club is up against the Sazanka High School team, which includes Mihime–the guy who made Chiaki fall to her knees in the last volume using only his voice! Can Chiaki turn Mihime’s strange power against him and lead her team to victory?
- W Juliet Vol. 5
Creepy Sakamoto is looking for a girlfriend, and he wouldn’t mind dating Ito or Makoto! Then Makoto’s sister Tsubaki is brought in to Sakura High–she’s says it’s to be a teacher, but is it actually to be a spy for Makoto’s father? It looks like Makoto and Ito have a few high hurdles to jump before they see the finish line!
- La Corda d’Oro Vol. 6
Kahoko wanted to get closer to her fellow contestants, but she wasn’t expecting an engagement! When Azuma asks her to pose as his fiancée to discourage a girl with an out-of-control crush, just how far will the deception go? Then Kahoko discovers that cheerful trumpeter Kazuki has worries of his own…Plus a bonus fantasy story!
- Skip•Beat! Vol. 12
Kyoko’s determination to help Ren continues as she lends a friendly ear–in her chicken suit. Ren opens up and confides in Chicken Bo, but is Kyoko really ready to deal with his lovelorn confession? To make matters worse, Ren’s been given an ultimatum by the LME president, and if he can’t act right by the end of the week, he’s out on his ear!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Millenium World Vol. 5
A battle from 3,000 years ago is repeated, as Yu-Gi-Oh and Mahado–the original Dark Magician–fight Bakura and the dreaded Diabound! Can they beat the mad tomb-robber in his underground domain, protected by the darkness and the ghosts of the restless dead? But if Yu-Gi-Oh changes the past, will the present change too…or is something even stranger than time travel at work? Meanwhile, Yugi, Anzu, Jonouchi and Honda descend into danger…to face the deadly enemy who has been right next to them all along!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Millenium World Vol. 4
The mysterious Zorc Necrophades rewinds time, forcing Yu-Gi-Oh to fight Bakura all over again…only this time without the Egyptian Gods! As the kingdom searches for a savior, High Priest Seto awakens an awesomely powerful new monster, the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. But will it be enough? Returning to the ruins of Kul Elna, the village where the Millennium Items were made, Bakura prepares to complete the dark ritual that will unleash the evil god Zorc Necrophades…in the modern world!Exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card included
- Tail of the Moon Vol. 9
At the tea ceremony, Hanzo saves Usagi and takes her to his hideout in the city. Unfortunately, Mamezo is caught by the formidable Akechi Mitsuhide and forced to reveal where Hanzo’s hideout is! Meanwhile, Ranmaru feels humiliated for letting Hanzo get the best of him and vows to hunt down all the ninja of Iga by himself…
- Doubt!! Vol. 4
As Ai begins her second year of high school, the influx of pretty freshman girls means fiercer competition for her boyfriend Sô’s heart. The rising tension magnifies Ai’s insecurities, and she lashes out at the new students! Could her tantrum make her the school’s laughingstock again? Meanwhile, when Sô learns that another suitor is pursuing Ai, cracks in his usually cool demeanor expose a nasty jealous streak. But even if Ai can forgive Sô’s boorish behavior, the lovebirds won’t be out of jeopardy because a mysterious interloper is determined to break them up!
- Nisekoi Vol. 6
It’s hate at first sight when Raku Ichijo first meets Chitoge Kirisaki. But much to their chagrin, the two are forced into a false love relationship to keep the peace between their feuding gangster families. And just when things seem to be going well between the two, a misunderstanding during their beach trip puts a damper on their false relationship. Back in school, Raku and Chitoge are selected to play Romeo and Juliet at the school festival. However, Chitoge’s still mad at Raku and refuses the role! When the class draws names for a new Juliet, Kosaki gets the part. But on the big day, nothing goes as planned!
- Waqwaq Vol. 4
Shio’s battles have brought him to the brink of death and back again. Now he must use every ounce of power he has left to save the Kami, his people and his world! But whose wish will ultimately come true? The conclusion to Wāqwāq begins now!The final fate of both man and machine is revealed!
- Waqwaq Vol. 2
The girl who could be the Kami is kidnapped by a trio of mysterious sages. To save her, Shio must join forces with a former opponent and battle through a slew of ever-more-powerful renegade Guardians!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Vol. 7
When Yugi and his friends joined a “Monster World” role-playing game campaign, they didn’t realize just how much time the game would take–like maybe the rest of their lives! Ryo Bakura, their game master, wants to use the power of his Millennium Ring to seal the souls of Yugi, Jonouchi, Anzu and Honda inside his “Monster World” miniatures forever. Now, with 10-sided dice in hand, Yugi and Dark Yugi must hack and slash their way through Bakura’s adventure and defeat the Dark Master Zorc…or die trying!
- St. ♥ Dragon Girl Vol. 3
Momoka and Shuran befriend the spirit of a young boy who can’t remember who he is or how he died. The girls try to help, but Ryuga wants to banish him immediately–especially after he learns the boy took possession of Momoka’s body!
- Mixed Vegetables Vol. 3
Hanayu’s ecstatic when she’s offered the chance to train at Sushi Hyuga, but first she must seek approval from her father. Fat chance! Their argument escalates until the whole family’s feeling hurt. When Hayato unexpectedly saves the day, Hanayu starts to feel something else tugging at her heart–her growing feelings for Hayato!
- Love★Com Vol. 6
Ôtani wins tickets to the Umibôzu concert and asks Risa to go with him. Could this be the answer to her dreams–their first date?! But as fate would have it, Ôtani gets sick the day before the concert. Concerned (about her friend and the date), Risa visits his sick bed and gets her first kiss! Or does she? Was it an accident? Does Ôtani even remember it?
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duelist Vol. 2
On the island called Duelist Kingdom, a battle royale is taking place to determine the greatest “Duel Monsters” player in the world! Yugi’s friend Jonouchi has finally learned some strategy, but will it be enough to beat sexy Mai Kujaku and mean “Dinosaur” Ryuzaki? A fight with fisherman Ryota Kajiki is just a warmup for Yugi, the only person who’s beaten Kaiba, the former world champion. But although Kaiba may be in a coma, his deck still lives…in the hands of an evil ventriloquist, who has stolen not only Kaiba’s deck but his very soul!
- SPIRITUAL POLICE
Rookie police officer, Nagatsuma, doesn’t believe in superstitious mumbo-jumbo, so he’s skeptical the first time he visits a masseur known as the “Spiritual Doctor.” But he soon learns that the blind, beautiful Aoi is more than just a physical therapist—when he lays his hands on his patients; he can see into their fates and souls. But is Aoi the saintly healer he seems to be? And when the two men give in to the desire for a more-than-clinical relationship, can Nagatsuma separate his new feelings from his job on the force?
Coming soon from VIZ Media
- NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON
MSRP: $19.98 (DVD) $24.98 (BD)
In his new adventure, Naruto is convicted of a serious crime he didn’t commit and is sent to the inescapable prison, Hozuki Castle. The warden, Mui, quickly seals away Naruto’s chakra to prevent him from rebelling. Refusing to give up, Naruto plans his escape while also befriending his fellow inmates Ryuzetsu and Maroi. But he can’t help but wonder what their ulterior motives are…
- BRAVEST WARRORS PRESENTS: CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK
Available: Summer 2014
In CATBUG’S TREASURE BOOK, we see the world through Catbug’s unique perspective. A kind of scrapbook, the pages, are filled with his playtime imaginings and souvenirs of his adventures with the Bravest Warriors. There’s no telling what will be revealed on the pages of Catbug’s Treasure Book!
- BRAVEST WARRIORS: THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG
Available: Summer 2014
An amazing collection of artists venture to multiple dimensions to help you in…THE SEARCH FOR CATBUG! Catbug ate some weird new cubes of food that caused him to lose what little control he already had over his jump abilities! Now he’s careening through dimensions, unable to stop! Help the Bravest Warriors travel the galaxy and find Catbug. Just don’t eat any of those cube snacks or you might end up lost too!
Let us know if you’re picking anything up this week and if there’s anything that yours truly should be reading.