By Nick Benefield / July 1st, 2019
July 2019 is already upon us and with that comes a new slate of upcoming releases from Viz Media. At the time of this writing, Viz has announced two new anime releases and two new manga releases. You can find a brief description of each in the quoted text below.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 4: Diamond is Unbreakable Part 1
Release Date: July 2, 2019
MSRP: $69.99 USD (Limited Blu-Ray set) / $39.99 USD (Standard DVD set)
It’s 1999, and Jotaro Kujo has just arrived in the idyllic Japanese town of Morioh—only this time, he’s not hunting DIO and his henchmen. His search for the illegitimate child of Joseph Joestar has brought him face-to-face with Josuke Higashikata, a Stand-wielding, butt-kicking high schooler who happens to be afraid of turtles. But behind Morioh’s tranquil facade is an invisible evil slowly eating away at the peace and well-being of its residents. Bizarre happenings are becoming commonplace, and the Joestar clan must rise to the occasion if they and the town of Morioh are to survive.
Pokémon The Series: Diamond and Pearl Complete Season
Release Date: July 30, 2019
MSRP: $44.98 USD (Standard DVD)
If Gary Oak is headed for the Sinnoh region, then Ash Ketchum won’t be far behind! Ready to take on the Sinnoh League, Ash brings along Pikachu and meets up with Brock in Sinnoh, where the pair of Trainers are soon joined by a third—Dawn, a novice Pokémon Coordinator determined to follow in the footsteps of her mother. Both Ash and Dawn struggle with their respective paths, but it’s easy for them to make new friends, gaining new Pokémon like Turtwig and Piplup.
Release Date: July 16, 2019
MSRP: $12.99 USD (Print) / $8.99 USD (Digital)
Author: Paru Itagaki
Rating: T+ for Older Teens
At a high school where the students are literally divided into predators and prey, friendships maintain the fragile peace. Who among them will become a Beastar—a hero destined to lead in a society naturally rife with mistrust?
Daytime Shooting Star
Release Date: July 2, 2019
MSRP: $9.99 USD (Print) / $6.99 USD (Digital)
Author: Mika Yamamori
Rating: T for Teens
After arriving in Tokyo to live with her uncle, Suzume collapses in a nearby park when she remembers once seeing a shooting star during the day. A handsome stranger brings her to her new home and tells her they’ll meet again. Suzume starts her first day at her new high school sitting next to a boy who blushes furiously at her touch. And her homeroom teacher is none other than the handsome stranger!
If you’d like to know more about any of the titles mentioned above or would like to see more of what Viz Media has to offer, take a trip to its official website. Also, let us know in the comments below if you plan on picking any of these up.
SOURCE: Press Release
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