Fall in love with reading as VIZ Media announces new acquisitions and releases this year

During Emerald City Comic Con last weekend, VIZ Media announced that it has acquired four different manga series which it will release this fall and winter. From a re-release of The Drifting Classroom to new action series Jujutsu Kaisen, there’s no shortage of things to keep an eye on in the future.

The latest titles to join VIZ Media’s manga catalog include THE DRIFTING CLASSROOM: PERFECT EDITION, an all-new deluxe edition of the acclaimed horror classic. Also announced was AN INCURABLE CASE OF LOVE, a mature romantic comedy from the creator of HAPPY MARRIAGE?!, Maki Enjoji, and A TROPICAL FISH YEARNS FOR SNOW, a coming-of-age series about a romance that blossoms between a pair of high school girls. Lastly, JUJUTSU KAISEN delivers a world of demons and supernatural action from SHONEN JUMP.


In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, a Japanese elementary school is transported into a hostile world where the students and teachers are besieged by terrifying creatures and beset by madness. The PERFECT EDITION features an all-new translation with new content and revised story elements in a deluxe hardcover design that reestablishes Kazuo Umezz’s THE DRIFTING CLASSROOM as a timeless horror classic.


After witnessing a handsome and charming young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago, Nanase Sakura trained to become a nurse. But when she meets the doctor again and they start working together, she finds Kairi Tendo to be nothing like the man she imagined him to be!


When Konatsu Amano’s dad gets a job oversees, she has to leave the Tokyo life she’s always known and relocate to a small seaside town to stay with her aunt. The move also means starting a new school surrounded by complete strangers, and it’s a lot to handle for a shy, anxious girl who has trouble with change. But on the first day of classes, Konatsu meets an older girl who instantly makes her want to form a connection. Konatsu’s introverted tendencies are hard to overcome, but maybe she’s found something worth coming out of her shell for?


In a world where demons feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryoma Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the undead!

In addition to the manga titles, VIZ Media has also announced that it will release Transformers: A Visual History later this year as well.

TRANSFORMERS: A VISUAL HISTORY is scheduled for a fall release in two stunning editions: a standard Hardcover and a Deluxe Limited Edition, which will come packaged in a collector’s box and include five exclusive art prints. Written by pop culture chronicler Jim Sorenson, the book showcases hundreds of iconic and rare images drawn from the Hasbro archives as well as development art from Paramount Studios feature films.

One of the world’s most popular franchises, Transformers has been delighting fans since 1984. Now, in this new hardcover celebration, Hasbro reveals a ton of content from behind-the-scenes production sketches to beautifully polished final art, and everything in-between. From the obscure to the iconic, this book features packaging artwork, animation models, video game designs, comic pages, and, for the first time ever, production artwork from all six Paramount live-action films! Lovingly curated by Transformers archivist Jim Sorenson, this is the most comprehensive collection of Transformers imagery ever assembled.

Check out the covers for the series above, and stay tuned for more comic and manga news here on Gaming Trend.

Elisha Deogracias is an aspiring accountant by day, freelance writer by night. Before writing for Gaming Trend, he had a small gig on the now defunct Examiner. When not being a third wheel with his best friends on dates or yearning for some closure on Pushing Daisies, he's busy catching up on shonen manga and wacky rhythm games. Mains R.O.B. in Smash. Still doesn't know if he's a kid or a squid.

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