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VIZ Media Announces Digital Manga Update for February 2016

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School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei Volume 1 from VIZ Media

GAKKYU HOTEI © 2014 by Nobuaki Enoki, Takeshi Obata/SHUEISHA Inc.

VIZ Media starts February 2016 with a new digital manga update that features a wide variety of series debuts and new additions to continuing titles.

New manga series launches for the month include Behind the Scenes!!, the latest romantic shojo comedy by the creator of Ouran High School Host Club. Also debuting in February 2016 will be Naruto: Shikamaru’s Story, the latest release in the series of Naruto original prose novels. School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei is the tense new student courtroom drama by the artist behind the bestselling Death Note manga, while Judas rounds out February’s new series launches with its edgy supernatural action saga.

This month, VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump marks the fourth anniversary of the magazine’s move to a digital publication. A promotion is underway now and runs until Feb. 8, 2016, which offers a chance for new and renewing subscribers to win a variety of Shonen Jump products, including jackets, t-shirts and other unique items. Visit http://shonenjump.viz.com/ for more information.

Readers are also invited to browse the February 2016 selection of Digital Manga Bundles that offer the opportunity to dive into multiple collected volumes from a wide selection of acclaimed series at special savings over buying the volumes individually. Bundles are available to readers for a limited time exclusively from VIZManga.com and comiXology.

BEHIND THE SCENES!!, Volume 1 · Rated “T” for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now

It’s two months into Ranmaru’s college career, and if he’s learned one thing, it’s that he’s really uncomfortable around other people. But when he stumbles into a zombie mob attack, he’s totally forced out of his comfort zone. Of course it’s just a movie shoot, but when he wakes up from his ignoble faint, he’s been whisked away behind the scenes with the Art Squad Could this group of weirdos be what Ranmaru’s been looking for all his life?

NARUTO: SHIKAMARU’S STORY · Rated “T” for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $10.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now

This newest release in the series of Naruto original prose novels continues the focus on key characters from the bestselling manga series and is complemented by cover art by Masashi Kishimoto. Two years after the Great Ninja War, Shikamaru spends his days racing around, hands full as one of Konoha’s key protectors. Then, large numbers of ninja from every region are reported missing. Even Sai disappears. And the place where the missing shinobi end up is the mysterious empire, the Land of Silence. As a ninja, as an adult, to protect all that he is responsible for, Shikamaru must do battle with the shadow of a new generation.

SCHOOL JUDGMENT: GAKKYU HOTEI Volume 1 · Rated “T” for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now

At Tenbin Elementary, there is only one way to settle a dispute—in a court of law. All quarrels bypass the teachers and are settled by some of the best lawyers in the country, who also happen to be elementary school students. School Judgment is a new series that features story by Nobuaki Enoki, with artwork by Takeshi Obata, the famed artist behind Death Note as well as Bakumanand All You Need Is Kill.

JUDAS Volume 1 · Rated “T+” for Older Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Feb. 23, 2016

Judas, cursed for his sins, is the spirit of Death – he is without form, and has enslaved young Eve to carry out the most heinous of acts. Together in spirit and body, they must slay 666 people so that Judas can regain his humanity. Using Eve as his vessel of destruction, Judas’ dark, blood-soaked journey will leave a trail of sin, death, and – hopefully for Judas – redemption.

February Digital Manga Bundle Promos (Available All Month):

Demon Love Spell (Entire Series) · $23.99

  • Volumes 1-6

Hikaru no Go Bundle I · $39.99

  • Volumes 1-10

Hikaru no Go Bundle II · $52.99

  • Volumes 1-15

Hikaru no Go Bundle III (Entire Series) · $68.99

  • Volumes 1-23

Jiu Jiu (Entire Series) · $15.99

  • Volumes 1-5

Kaze Hikaru Bundle I · $41.99

  • Volumes 1-12

Kaze Hikaru Bundle II (Entire Series) · $69.99

  • Volumes 1-23

Additional digital manga updates for February 2016 also include new volumes for 17 other continuing VIZ Media series. Notable releases include volumes for Assassination Classroom (Volume 8), Food Wars! (Volume 10), My Hero Academia (Volume 3), One Piece (Volume 77), and Ultraman (Volume 3) as well as shojo manga additions including Maid-Sama! 2-in-1 omnibus (Volume 3), QQ Sweeper (Volume 2), and So Cute It Hurts!! (Volume 5). Also don’t miss the series finales of Cheeky Angel (Volumes 19 and 20), Crown of Thorns (Volume 2), Deadman Wonderland (Volume 13) and Kannazuki no Miko (Volume 2).

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