With manga, anime, and webtoons skyrocketing in popularity all over the globe, the world of VIZ Media is something that continues to grow in size as well as in the hearts of its adoring fans. For those lucky enough to get into the packed panel room at New York Comic Con, announcements were made — making the crowd the first to hear the news of VIZ’s summer 2023 releases.
There were a whole wave of the upcoming print releases announced in quick succession towards the beginning of panel:
- Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories: An original concept by Tatsuki Fujimoto, and written by Sakaku Hishikawa, delivers four new stories featuring iconic characters from the manga!
- Until I Love Myself: The Journey of a Non-Binary Manga Artist: Poppy Pesuyama’s autobiographical tale confronts the traumas of gender dysphoria and workplace sexual harassment.
- Heart Gear by Tsuyoshi Takaki: In a post-apocalyptic future, a human girl and an android will travel the world in search of a mythical utopia.
- Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute: Over 20 Japanese artists including Yusuke Murata, Shigeto Koyama, Sana Takedo, and Kamome Shirahama assemble for a fresh take on the Marvel Comics Universe!
- Wolverine: Snikt: Tsutomu Nihei, creator of Blame!, takes Wolverine to a desolate, terrifying new dimension in the new deluxe version of Wolverine: Snikt!
- Cat-Eyed Boy: The Perfect Edition: A deluxe hardcover edition of Kazuo Umezz's horror classic, Cat-Eyed Boy: The Perfect Edition, drips with the grotesque and the absurd.
- Dark Gathering by Kenichi Kondo: An unwilling magnet for the supernatural and a ghost-hunting girl join forces to capture Japan's most terrifying spirits.
- Wolf Girl and Black Prince: By Auko Hatta. High school girl Erika may be on Kyoya’s leash, but she’s determined to break free and unleash his heart!
- The Way of the House Husband: The Gangster’s Guide to Housekeeping:Providing everything you need to conquer the challenges of life like a true husbando. With text by Laurie Ulster and recipes by Victoria Rosenthal
- Demon Slayer Kimetsu Yo Yaiba: The Official Coloring Book: featuring 70 new illustrations by creator Koyoharu Gotouge, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Official Coloring Book 2 lets you color your favorite characters from the series!
- Like a Butterfly: Would you rather wait for love like a flower, or fly toward it like a butterfly? Creator suu Morishita explores feelings between Suiren and Taichi in the shojo series.
- Spider-Man: Fake Red: An awkward teenager puts on Spider-Man's suit, but quickly learns that being a hero isn't all glamor and social media likes.
- Akane-Banashi by Yuki Suenaga: Young girl takes on the world of rakugo – the traditional Japanese art of storytelling – to avenge her father!
- Soichi: Junji Ito Story Collection by Junji Ito: Horror mangaka, Junji Ito, nails it with ten hilarious and sinister tales starring the unsettling Soichi.
- Disney Mirrorverse: Belle: Disney Mirrorverse: Belle is a new prequel manga set in the universe of the hit mobile game, developed by Kabam in collaboration with Disney & Pixar Games!
- The Art of Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba the Anime: The Art of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Anime, by ufotable and Koyoharu Gotouge, presents an incredible collection of over 300 pieces of art from the acclaimed anime.
- Goodbye, Eri by Tatsuki Fujimoto: Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto presents Goodbye, Eri. Filled with despair after losing his mother, a young filmmaker meets a mysterious girl who holds an explosive secret
Throughout all of New York Comic Con 2022, Popverse is going to be keeping up with everything that happens, from panels and breaking news to interviews and the best cosplay on the show floor. We’ll be sharing everything as it happens — including exclusive livestreams from the biggest panels at the show — so let us keep you in the loop all weekend.
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