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VIZ Media Announces Two Forthcoming Manga Box Sets

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Claymore Volume 1 manga coverVIZ Media has announced two substantial forthcoming manga releases set for the Fourth Quarter that feature new complete box sets for Claymore and Rosario + Vampire. Both sets will be published under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint and will arrive in time for the start of the 2015 Holiday shopping season. Each set will also include a collectable premium.

The Claymore complete box set releases in October 2015 and will include Volumes 1-27 of Norihiro Yagi’s medieval action saga. Claymore is a riveting, multi-arc, character-driven story that has been a New York Times manga bestseller. The Rosario + Vampire set debuts in November 2015 and will contain both “seasons” of creator Akihisa Ikeda’s high school vampire drama in a special 24-volume manga box set edition.

CLAYMORE COMPLETE MANGA SERIES BOX SET · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · MSRP: $214.99 U.S. / $249.99 CAN · Available October 2015

This box set contains Volumes 1-27, along with a booklet of cover images never before released in North America. In a world where monsters called Yoma prey on humans and live among them in disguise, humanity’s only hope is a new breed of warrior known as Claymores. Half human, half monster, these silver-eyed slayers possess supernatural strength but are condemned to fight their savage impulses or lose their humanity completely.

ROSARIO + VAMPIRE COMPLETE MANGA SERIES BOX SET · Rated “T+” for Older Teens · MSRP: $185.99 U.S. / $214.99 CAN · Available November 2015

This box set contains the original Rosario + Vampire and the sequel series Rosario + Vampire Season II for a total of 24 volumes, and also includes an exclusive full-color mini-comic. Average human teenage boy Tsukune accidentally enrolls at a boarding school for monsters—no, not jocks and popular kids, but bona fide werewolves, witches, and unnameables out of his wildest nightmares. On the plus side, all the girls have a monster crush on him. On the negative side, all the boys are so jealous they want to kill him. And so do the girls he spurns because he only has eyes for one of them—the far-from-average vampire Moka. On the plus side, Moka only has glowing red eyes for Tsukune. On the O-negative side, she also has a burning, unquenchable thirst for his blood…

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