Six New Titles Announced For 2016 Release Include Action And Shojo Titles

San Francisco, CA, July 6, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has detailed a wide array of brand new manga (graphic novel) and prose novel acquisitions that include several notable titles to be launched during the Winter and Spring 2016 seasons.

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A Deadly Mutation Threatens The World’s Food Supply And Leads A Geneticist On A Quest To Determine Whether The Cause Is Nature Or Human Sabotage

San Francisco, CA, June 1, 2015 – VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint has announced the release of its newest title, the futuristic bio-thriller – GENE MAPPER – on June 16th.

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Award Winning Japanese Author Otaro Maijo’s Novel About The Violent And Risqué Life Of A Girl Living On The Edge Released In English For The First Time

San Francisco, CA, October 28, 2014 – VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint publishes a gripping and strange thriller with the release of Otaro Maijo’s ASURA GIRL on November 18th.

The tense urban drama about the violent and sexually charged life of a Japanese teenage girl in Tokyo is offered in English for the very first time with a translation by Stephen Snyder, a professor of Japanese Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont and a noted translator of numerous works of Japanese fiction.

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Sunday, 27 June 2010 06:33

Angel Beats (TV, 2010)


Y'know, when you start seeing chibis of yourself fighting over the food, it might be time to get a new fridge. A few years ago, I entered the world of Key storytelling through a door named Clannad. An anime series based on a visual novel of the same name, it told the story of Tomoya Ozaki, a boy on the verge of adulthood who was looking forward to his senior year of high school as a well-known delinquent. Not a bad kid, Tomoya, though certainly he'd gotten into his fair share of trouble, often alongside his best friend Sunohara. There was something… uncertain about Tomoya, tenuous, as though he wasn't quite certain what to do with himself. At least, not until he met a girl about his age at the base of the hill leading up to the school, heard her ask a question to nobody in particular, and decided to answer her. It's funny how so small, so simple an exchange can be the difference in everything – and it's a concept that Key excels at exploring, so when I heard that the next Key series was going to be one more fantasy flavored, I noted the name – Angel Beats – down on my to watch list.

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