Viz Media Announces Upcoming Artbook and Manga Release

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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Viz Media has revealed some upcoming releases. They include the manga We Never Learn along with Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition which both will be released in December. You can take a look at their descriptions from Viz below.

We Never Learn via Viz Media

We Never Learn

San Francisco, CA, November 6, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the release of the new romantic comedy WE NEVER LEARN on December 4th.

WE NEVER LEARN is by creator Taishi Tsutsui and is currently serialized in the world’s most popular manga magazine, WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP. The series is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will now be published in print and digital editions under VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump imprint. WE NEVER LEARN will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. The series also launches digitally on December 4th for $6.99 via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future volumes of WE NEVER LEARN will be published by VIZ Media bimonthly.

In WE NEVER LEARN, Nariyuki Yuiga comes from an impoverished family, so he’s eager to secure a full scholarship to college before he graduates high school. His principal agrees, with one stipulation—he must tutor the two smartest girls at school and make sure they get into their target colleges!

“WE NEVER LEARN’s characters have to struggle to overcome their worst subjects on top of managing crushes and burgeoning romance,” says David Brothers, Editor. “SHONEN JUMP fans have been enjoying the amazing comedic situations Tsutsui has crafted for a while now, and we look forward to new readers discovering this hilarious series this December!”

Taishi Tsutsui has worked on many series as a professional, including Magical Pâtissière Kosaki-chan!!, a spin-off of Naoshi Komi’s hit romantic comedy NISEKOI. WE NEVER LEARN began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017.

Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition via Viz Media

Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition

San Francisco, CA, November 6, 2018 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, explores the video game-related artwork of famed creator Akira Toriyama with the release of DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION on December 11th.

The print-only, hardcover edition collects a wide array of illustrations for the popular role-playing video game (RPG) Dragon Quest, whose characters were notably designed by the legendary DRAGON BALL manga creator, Akira Toriyama. DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION will carry an MSRP of $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN.

Akira Toriyama brought the world of the renowned Dragon Quest video games to life through his creative, fun and inventive design work. Thirty years of genius are on display in this stunning comprehensive hardcover collection of over 500 illustrations from the Dragon Quest video games, from Dragon Quest (originally released as Dragon Warrior in English) to Dragon Quest Heroes II. Includes fold-out poster of the Dragon Quest timeline.

“DRAGON QUEST ILLUSTRATIONS: 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION celebrates Akira Toriyama’s lasting contributions to one of the most popular video game franchises of all time,” says David Brothers, Editor. “Dragon Quest has helped to shape the continued evolution of the RPG genre and Toriyama’s designs—created concurrently with his work on some of the best manga in the world—have always been a focal point of this celebrated series.”

Internationally renowned for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular series, DR. SLUMP. His hit series DRAGON BALL (published in the U.S. as DRAGON BALL and DRAGON BALL Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon QuestChrono TriggerTobal No. 1, and Blue Dragon. His acclaimed manga works include COWA!, Kajika, SAND LAND, Neko Majin, and a children’s book, Toccio the Angel. VIZ Media is the official North American publisher of a wide array of Akira Toriyama titles, including DRAGON BALL, DRAGON BALL Z and DRAGON BALL SUPER, as well as DR. SLUMP, SAND LAND and COWA!.

Dragon Quest is a classic video game property developed by Square Enix that originally debuted in Japan in 1986 and influenced scores of RPG titles that followed. The Dragon Quest video game franchise spans 30 years and over 30 individual game releases. Many of these titles are available in English. The newest game, Dragon Quest XI was released in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 in July 2017, and worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows in September 2018.

SOURCE: Press Release

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