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VIZ Media Announces the Print Debut of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 – Phantom Blood

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ADKG-NEW3media-SBVIZ Media is launching the multi-generational paranormal action adventure manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, with the print debut of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 – Phantom Blood Volume 1 on February 24, 2015. This release marks the first time that this portion of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga has been published in English.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 – Phantom Blood Volume 1 will be published under VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump Advanced imprint in a deluxe hardcover edition that features color pages and fresh cover art. The series is rated ‘T+” for Older Teens and will carry an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN.

In the series’ opening volume, young Jonathan Joestar’s life is changed forever when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has developed a grudge against Jonathan and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This marks the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!

“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is filled with outlandish characters, wild humor, and bloody battles,” says Urian Brown, Editor. “This wildly popular, bonafide Shonen Jump classic has a fervent fanbase spread across the globe and is unlike anything you’ve read. VIZ Media is finally releasing the first volumes in 2-in-1 hardbound deluxe collectors editions. Witness the beginning of the heroic Joestar family and their multi-generational battle against evil!”

A digital version of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 – Phantom Blood Volumes 1-3 is available now for $10.99 each (US/CAN) across all platforms served by VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App. This digital edition can also be found in various digital storefronts.

Pre-order JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1–Phantom Blood, Vol. 1 through this link and support WatchPlayRead.

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