VIZ Media Announces Digital Manga Update for May 2015
VIZ Media offers manga fans plenty of reading options for May 2015 as it announces its latest monthly digital update. New content includes the debut of five new titles as well as scores of new volumes for a variety of other acclaimed continuing series.
Leading the publisher’s roster of new titles this month are launches for the shojo fantasy comedy, Cheeky Angel, the sci-fi inspired adventure of Eureka Seven, and the clairvoyant drama of Flower of the Deep Sleep. Also debuting in May 2015 is a pair of brand new single-volume releases including the prequel to Honey Blood, Tale Zero, and Glass Wings, a poignant collection of manga short stories.
Throughout the month, VIZ Media also continues its Digital Manga Bundle Promotion offering manga readers specially curated selections each containing between 10 and 20 full volumes from critically acclaimed and fan-favorite titles such as Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Shaman King at substantial savings over the regular digital MSRPs. These latest manga bundle selections are available to readers for a very limited time during May on VIZManga.com and through the comiXology platform.
VIZ Media and Weekly Shonen Jump will also run the original chapters of Yu-Gi-Oh! in the weekly digital magazine as a part of their Jump Back campaign. The first chapter will be released in the May 11th issue and will continue to reintroduce readers to the series for the next four weeks. In addition, Weekly Shonen Jump offers fans a chance to win the incredibly rare Yu-Gi-Oh! Card – Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry with a special sweepstakes starting this month. Fans can enter the contest by purchasing or renewing a Weekly Shonen Jump Annual Subscription. The contest will run from May 11-June 7, 2015, and winners will be chosen randomly.
Additional noteworthy updates include new volumes for 15 other continuing VIZ Media series. Included in this latest update are volumes for Kiss of the Rose Princess (Volume 4), One-Punch Man (Volume 7), Ratman (Volume 3), Sgt. Frog (Volume 9) and Tokyo Ghoul (Volume 2), as well as the series finale for Rosario+Vampire Season II (Volume 14) and many more.
New May 2015 Digital Manga Series Debuts:
HONEY BLOOD (TALE ZERO) · Rated “T” for Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now
Honey Blood (Tale Zero) is where Hinata and Junya’s love story originally began. In addition to the one-shot chapters that made Honey Blood’s serialization possible, this volume also contains two bonus short stories from series creator Miko Mitsuki.
CHEEKY ANGEL Volume 1 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available May 12, 2015
Megumi, a nine-year-old martial arts enthusiast and all around rapscallion always wanted to be, “the manliest man on Earth.” After saving a sorcerer from a group of local toughs, Megumi is presented with a magic genie which can grant any wish. Unfortunately, this genie misconstrues Megumi’s desire as wanting to become the, “womanliest woman on Earth,” and in a flash, Megumi’s Y chromosome is swapped for an X. Six years later, Megumi is the hottest girl in school, but has stayed true to his/her tough talkin’, punk stompin’ ways. If that’s not enough, Genzo, the baddest dude in town, is smitten by Megumi’s womanly wiles.
GLASS WINGS (Single Volume) · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available May 12, 2015
In this collection by manga creator Misuzu Asaoka, a boy struggles with a dreaded affliction that comes between him and his true love; an orphan has the power to take on the sickness of others; a disfigured boy confronts the inner conflict between his need to survive and his desire to love. In an uncompromising blend of magic and realism, Glass Wings reveals love’s capacity to overcome all obstacles and to replenish the human spirit in the direst of times.
EUREKA SEVEN Volume 1 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available May 19, 2015
Renton Thurston is a young 14-year-old who is tired of his monotonous life. His feelings of frustration come from his life of toil in his grandfather’s garage and being the son of an enigmatic, legendary hero. The only thing that makes Renton happy is when he lifts, an extreme form of aerial hover-boarding. One day, a large LFO (Light Finding Operation) craft called Nirvash falls from the sky and a beautiful young girl named Eureka emerges and asks for repairs. Don’t miss this extraordinary series written by Jinsei Kataoka, with artwork by Kazuma Kondou.
FLOWER OF THE DEEP SLEEP Volume 1 · Rated “T” for Teens · DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available May 26, 2015
In this series created by Yuana Kazumi, Yuuki has the power to dream of the future, but with such a gift comes a great burden. Can she manipulate what’s about to happen? And, more importantly, should she? In a haunting vision, Yuuki sees a mysterious little girl with whom she shares a secret connection. Who is this girl? Does she have an even greater power to influence events?
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 tablets. The titles also may 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 spans over 2,550 volumes across more than 225 different series.