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VIZ Media Announces Print Launch of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 – Battle Tendency

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 - Battle Tendency

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE © 1986 by Hirohiko Araki/SHUEISHA Inc.

VIZ Media announces the release of the next chapter of the multi-generational paranormal action manga series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – with the release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 — Battle Tendency Volume 1 on Nov. 3, 2015.

The opening volume of the second story arc of the long-running series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 —­­­ Battle Tendency is rated “T+” for Older Teens and will be published in print with an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN. The series is presented in lavish 2-in-1 hardbound deluxe collector’s editions.

Digital versions of the complete three volume JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 2 – Battle Tendency story arc are available now for $10.99 each (US/CAN) across all platforms serviced by VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores.

As the Battle Tendency story arc opens, the Joestar family is called upon to do battle against evil again. This time, it’s Joseph Joestar, the grandson of Jonathan Joestar. And his enemies are more powerful and diabolical than ever. Behold the terror of the Pillar Men.

“With its hyper-stylized art work and mind-melting action sequences, wonderfully outlandish characters and sprawling storyline, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a series as unique as it is compelling,” says Urian Brown, Editor. “This new story arc, Battle Tendency, comes in gorgeous hardcover editions that old school fans will be proud to display on their bookshelves.”

Also catch JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 — Phantom Blood Volumes 1-3 available now in print and digitally from VIZ Media and its Shonen Jump Advanced imprint.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure creator Hirohiko Araki made his manga debut in 1981 with the Wild West story, Busô Poker. He experimented with several genres, including mystery (Mashonen B.T.) and action-horror (Baoh), before beginning JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure in 1986. Propelled by imaginative storylines, weird imagery and individualistic artwork, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the longest-running and most popular shonen manga in Japan. Araki’s current works also include a new series set in the JoJo’s universe, JoJolion.

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