Viz Media has announced a slate of new books from some very high profile manga artists. All titles are set for release sometime this Spring 2023. Some of them include new short story collections from both Tatsuki Fujimoto and Junji Ito, a series from Spy x Family’s Tatsuya Endo, new art books from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Haikyu!!, and many more.
Here is a full list of their upcoming releases for Spring 2023:
Two short story anthologies collecting the early works of Chainsaw Man’s Tatsuki Fujimoto will be released in English for the first time. According to Viz, the first volume, Tatsuki Fujimoto Before Chainsaw Man: 17-21, will feature alien invasions, high school romances, and bloody vampire action. The second volume, Tatsuki Fujimoto Before Chainsaw Man: 22-26, will include stories about killer mermaids, gender-swapping, and an evil little sister with the power to end the world.
Announcement: See the origins of Tatsuki Fujimoto, the creator of Chainsaw Man! Two short story manga collections featuring the mad genius’s earliest work, Tatsuki Fujimoto Before Chainsaw Man: 17-21 and Tatsuki Fujimoto Before Chainsaw Man: 22-26 starts releasing Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/ymuz86ad7O— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
The two anthology collections were originally published in Japan in October and November 2021 respectively.
Mieri Hiranishi’s autobiographical manga The Girl That Can’t Get A Girlfriend follows the titular creator’s attempts to find the perfect short-haired girlfriend of her dreams. The webcomic series is one of the first under the Viz Originals label and will be published in physical form for the first time for English readers. The series can also be read on Webtoon.
Announcement: From first crush to first crushed! The Girl That Can’t Get a Girlfriend, by Mieri Hiranishi, is the autobiographical manga about one woman’s quest for the hot short-haired girlfriend of her dreams! Releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/AJJoKTPT9l— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Hiranishi made a special video announcing her work with Viz, as well as introducing herself on her YouTube channel.
Another manga series that Viz Media will release in English is Makoto Ojiro’s Insomniacs After School. The series recently announced that it will receive an anime television series from Liden Films in 2023. A Japanese live-action film adaptation of the manga is also in development.
Announcement: Two sleepless teenagers find kinship as they escape to their school’s astronomy observatory. Insomniacs After School, by Makoto Ojiro, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/DIZXqzvvGz— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Ojiro first launched the seinen manga series in Shogakukan’s Weekly Big Comic Spirits on May 20, 2019. Nine tankobon volumes have been released in total so far.
The sketch comedy manga series Show-Ha Shoten! will also be released by Viz for the first time in English. It is written by Akinari Asakura and illustrated by Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Platinum End). The manga debuted on October 4, 2021 in Shueisha’s monthly Jump Square magazine. Two tankoubon volumes have been released in total so far.
Announcement: A pair of dreamers strive to rise to the top of the comedy world in this story by Akinari Asakura with art by Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Platinum End). Show-ha Shoten! releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/sFk1EfZ7Ue— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Nanaki Nanao’s Helck manga series tells the tale of a powerful human hero who aims to be the strongest demon lord. It was first published in Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday website and MangaOne app from May 5, 2014 to December 18, 2017. The series will be released for the first time in English and has an anime adaptation in the works.
Announcement: An epic tale of the powerful human hero who aims to become the next Demon Lord! Helck, by Nanaki Nanao, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/xXCuYrhxKy— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Helck has also inspired a prequel and spinoff manga series respectively.
Uoyama’s Love’s in Sight is about the sweet romance between a tough delinquent and an equally resilient visually impaired girl, whom he has a crush on. The manga series was first published on January 23, 2019 in Media Factory’s Comic Cune magazine. Eight tankoubon volumes have been published in total.
Announcement: Love blooms between a tough delinquent boy and a spunky girl with a vision impairment! Love’s in Sight!, by Uoyama, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/niFB7g0vCk— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
One of Tatsuya Endo’s previous works, Tista, will also be released by Viz in English for the first time. The gritty manga series follows the exploits of a reclusive university student, who moonlights as a notorious sniper assassin to save her loved ones.
Announcement: Tista leads a dual life as an assassin and a university student. What price will she pay to save the people she loves? Tista, by Tatsuya Endo, creator of Spy x Family, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/aAgDoLSB6W— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Endo first serialized Tista from November 4, 2007 to August 4, 2008 in Shueisha’s monthly Jump SQ magazine. Two tankoubon volumes collecting nine total chapters have been published and released.
Momoko Koda’s shoujo manga series My Special One follows a girl who has sworn off beautiful guys, only to catch the attention of a handsome pop star. Koda first published the manga in Shueisha’s monthly Bessatsu Margaret magazine on March 13, 2019. Four tankoubon volumes of the manga have been released so far.
Announcement: A girl who has sworn off beautiful boys meets a gorgeous pop star determined to win her heart! My Special One, by Momoko Koda, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/5QnySdNoGt— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Another manga series that will be released is Ayashimon by Yuji Kaku. The short-lived manga series ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from November 15, 2021 to May 30, 2022. Two tankoubon volumes have been in total so far.
Announcement: Maruo punches his way into the monstrous world of Ayashimon yakuza with dreams of becoming a manga protagonist! Ayashimon by Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku creator Yuji Kaku releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/z50gtl3Ljx— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Kaku’s previous manga series, Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, will receive an anime television series from MAPPA.
Ryou Minenami’s psychological drama Boy’s Abyss manga series follows a teenage boy’s time in a dead-end town, marred by selfish adults, betrayal, and dangerous obsessions. The series was first published in Weekly Young Jump magazine on February 27, 2020, with eight tankoubon volumes released as of June 17, 2022.
Announcement: Self-serving adults and broken dreams push a teenage boy trapped in a dead-end town closer to the edge. Boy’s Abyss, by Ryo Minenami, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/zpSHsB3gmf— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Junji Ito makes his return to North American bookshelves with a new short story collection called Tombs: Junji Ito Story Collection. The highlighted story of the collection will follow a bizarre town that has tombstones lined up in rows.
Announcement: Countless tombstones stand in rows, forming a bizarre town. This tale and other nightmares from three-time Eisner award-winner Junji Ito are unveiled in Tombs: Junji Ito Story Collection! Releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/ICmaqaK6YC— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Sui Ishida’s Choujin X manga series is the latest work from the Tokyo Ghoul creator. The manga is currently serialized on both the Tonari no Young Jump website and the Manga Plus app. It was first published on May 10, 2021 and has released three tankoubon volumes in total so far.
Announcement: Dark humor and quirky horror unite in this tale of clashing heroes and monsters from the creator of Tokyo Ghoul, Sui Ishida! Choujin X releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/U2SPv9acCb— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
The baseball manga series Nine Dragon’s Ball Parade is the only Viz Digital exclusive announced from the company. The series ran in Weekly Shonen Jump and the Shonen Jump+ app from February 15, 2021 to July 4, 2021. Three tankoubon volumes collecting 20 chapters have been released in total.
Announcement: A VIZ Digital Exclusive! Come along for the ride as Azukida and Ryudo swing for the fences and dream of making the team! Nine Dragons’ Ball Parade, with story by Mikiyasu Kamada and art by Ashibi Fukui, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/obknkb53Xe— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Viz Media also announced the release of two artbooks from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and Haikyu!!.
The Art of Demon Slayer, by series creator Koyoharu Gotouge, collects beautiful artwork from their main manga series.
Announcement: Hunting demons has never been more beautiful than in this collection of art from the global smash hit Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba! The Art of Demon Slayer, by Koyoharu Gotouge, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/xa37oCWfvi— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Meanwhile, a deluxe artbook of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyu!! manga series will showcase a variety of illustrations related to his work.
Announcement: A deluxe art book showcasing Haruichi Furudate’s incredible artwork from the hit manga series Haikyu!! Releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/vhxmubS8v0— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Lastly, fans of the Disney and Pixar feature film Turning Red can look forward to a manga spinoff about the film’s in-universe boyband 4*Town. Turning Red: 4*Town 4*Real will take a look behind the music of one of the most popular fictional boy bands.
The story will be written by comic creator Dirchansky and illustrated by artist KAIfee.
Announcement: The manga spin-off of the hit Disney and Pixar film Turning Red is here! Get behind the music of Canada’s top fictional nineties boy band 4*Town in Disney and Pixar's Turning Red: 4*Town 4*Real. Story by Dirchansky, Art by KAIfee. Releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/kCgjrbdCD2— VIZ (@VIZMedia) June 17, 2022
Source: Viz Media