VIZ Media announces 1 digital exclusive for Fall 2023 and18 new releases for Spring 2024
VIZ Media announced 1 digital exclusive for Fall 2023 and 18 new releases for Spring 2024 via Twitter on June 9, 2023, at 9 AM PST.
The exclusive fall 2023 digital release (e-book only across multiple platforms) is:
Earthchild by Hideo Shinkai
The 18 print/digital releases for spring 2024 are:
One Piece: Shokugeki no Sanji by Eiichiro Oda, Yuuto Tsukuda, and Shun Saeki
One Piece: Ace’s Story (manga) by Eiichiro Oda and Biochi
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You: Soulmate by Karuho Shiina
Snowball Earth by Yuhiro Tsujitsugu
Magilumiere Magical Girls Inc. by Sekka Iwata and Yu Aoki
My Name Is Shingo: The Perfect Edition by Kazuo Umezz
Steel of the Celestial Shadows by Daruma Matsuura
Status Royale by Ru Xu (for the VIZ Original imprint)
Splatoon 3: Splatlands by Sankichi Hinodeya
Jujutsu Kaisen: The Official Character Guide
Tokyo These Days by Taiyo Matsumoto
Gokurakugai by Yuto Sano
The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide
Pokémon Adventures: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire by Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto
Stitches by Hirokatsu Kihara and Junji Ito (novel/prose with illustrations)
I Want to End This Love Game by Yuki Domoto
In the Name of the Mermaid Princess by Yoshino Fumikawa and Miya Tashiro
Marriage Toxin by Joumyaku and Mizuki Yoda
Original tweets are below!
Digital Exclusive License
Announcement: A VIZ Digital Exclusive from Shonen Jump! Kareri Hoshifuri is an Earthchild, a special human imbued with powers by the earth itself. An unlikely romance with high schooler Reisuke Sawada has planet-sized consequences! Earthchild releases Fall 2023!
Announcement: The Food Wars! creative team cooks up a special One Piece one-shot! One Piece: Shokugeki no Sanji serves up all six original chapters in one collection. Releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: Based on the novel series One Piece: Ace’s Story, this action-packed prequel features the adventures of Luffy’s beloved brother Ace! One Piece: Ace’s Story–The Manga, with art by Dr. STONE’s Boichi, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: The story of Kimi ni Todoke continues in this sequel starring Sawako and her former rival Kurumi in college. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You: Soulmate, with story and art by Karuho Shiina, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: Young mecha pilot Tetsuo survives the last great battle against an alien horde. He awakens from his escape pod on Earth eight years later, to a world in ruins and frozen beneath a blanket of ice! Snowball Earth, story and art by Yuhiro Tsujitsugu, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: There’s never a dull day at the office when you’re a magical girl! Magilumiere Magical Girls Inc., with story by Sekka Iwata and art by Yu Aoki, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: A chilling science fiction tale of humanity and AI from classic horror manga creator Kazuo Umezz! My Name Is Shingo: The Perfect Edition, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: A down-and-out samurai who can’t even hold a sword enters a strange world of magic searching for honor and redemption. Steel of the Celestial Shadows, with story and art by Daruma Matsuura, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: New manga from VIZ Originals! Status Royale is THE game to master to join the rank of elite players in the competitive world of eSports. Follow Vell as her competitive spirit is unlocked. Status Royale, with story and art by @ruemxu, drops Spring 2024!
Announcement: Goggles travels to the Splatlands, meets an inkling named Braid, and embarks on a fresh series of adventures set in the world of Splatoon! Splatoon 3: Splatlands, with story and art by Sankichi Hinodeya, releases Spring 2024! Cover not final.
Announcement: Dive into the world of jujutsu sorcerers and wicked cursed spirits with Jujutsu Kaisen: The Official Character Guide! This ultimate handbook features profiles of all the major characters and an exclusive interview between Gege Akutami and BLEACH creator, Tite Kubo! Releases Spring 2024.
Announcement: Eisner Award winner Taiyo Matsumoto brings us a touching new story of the inescapable bonds between manga creators, their editors, art, and life itself, as told from the perspective of a disgraced manga editor. Tokyo These Days releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: For the right price, these professional troubleshooters can solve any problem, whether they’re taking out the scum of the earth or destroying human-eating monsters! Gokurakugai, with story and art by Yuto Sano, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: A massive, newly revised guide that covers 898 Pokémon! Fully illustrated and totally comprehensive, this two-volume series includes full-color pictures, descriptions, and stats on Abilities, moves, and Evolutions! The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: Sapphire and Emerald need Ruby’s help to stop a crisis of planetary proportions—a meteor hurtling toward their home! Pokémon Adventures: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, with story by Hidenori Kusaka and art by Satoshi Yamamoto, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: This collection of prose with original illustrations from Eisner Award winner, Junji Ito, features nine tales of true unsolved mysteries and an original manga. Stitches, by Hirokatsu Kihara releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: Let the games begin! Since childhood, Yukiya Asagi and Miku Sakura have played the Love Game, where they try to fluster each other with a simple “I love you.” But after falling in love for real and refusing to admit it, neither of them can afford to lose this battle! I Want to End This Love Game, by Yuki Domoto, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: What happens if a mermaid princess DOESN’T have to give up her special abilities for love? In the Name of the Mermaid Princess, with story by Yoshino Fumikawa and art by Miya Tashiro, releases Spring 2024!
Announcement: Gero may be a master assassin, but he’s not exactly killing it in the romance department! Can marriage swindler Kinosaki help him find true love? Marriage Toxin, with story by Joumyaku and art by Mizuki Yoda, releases Spring 2024!
Compared to the fall 2023 announcements back in February of this year, VIZ seems to be continuing the trend of betting on proven performers by adding titles to the Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece, Pokémon, and Junji Ito library. Even so, there are some surprises mixed in such as In the Name of the Mermaid Princess and Kimi ni Todoke sequel licenses. Reactions on Twitter seem to be positive compared to last time too. What do you think? What licenses are you looking forward to reading? Let me know below or via Twitter @ThatMangaHunter.