At its industry panel at New York Comic Con 2022, Viz Media announced their slate of its upcoming Summer 2023 releases. The publisher will be releasing 20 total books next summer, with 17 being physical releases while three are digital exclusives.
Viz previously released its upcoming Spring 2023 releases this past June.
Here are some details about their upcoming releases for Summer 2023:
Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories is a light novel series based on the manga of the same name. The original concept is credited to Tatsuki Fujimoto while the story is written by Sakaku Hishikawa. Buddy Stories delivers four new stories featuring characters from Fujimoto’s manga. It was originally released in Japan on November 4, 2021.
Announcement: Chainsaw Man: Buddy Stories, original concept by Tatsuki Fujimoto, and written by Sakaku Hishikawa, delivers four new stories featuring iconic characters from the manga! Releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/6J4siCYWMx— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Poppy Pesuyama’s Until I Love Myself: The Journey of a Nonbinary Manga Artist autobiographical manga spotlights issues of gender dysphoria and sexual harassment. It was published in the Yawaraka Spirits webcomic website from August 27, 2020 to June 10, 2021. Two tankoubon volumes have been released in total.
Announcement: Poppy Pesuyama’s autobiographical tale confronts the traumas of gender dysphoria and workplace sexual harassment. Until I Love Myself: The Journey of a Nonbinary Manga Artist, releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/SrNcB1XVDf— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Heart Gear is a post-apocalyptic science fiction manga by Tsuyoshi Takaki that first ran in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ online magazine on April 3, 2019. The series is published under the Jump Comics+ imprint and has released four tankoubon volumes as of August 2022. The manga was also on a short hiatus from May 2020 to August 2022.
Announcement: In a post-apocalyptic future, a human girl and an android will travel the world in search of a mythical utopia. Heart Gear, by Tsuyoshi Takaki, releases Summer 2023! pic.twitter.com/aHBse5wUF0— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute is a special collection of Marvel Comics artwork from numerous Japanese manga artists. Some of the more notable creators that have contributed include Yuusuke Murata (One Punch Man), Studio Trigger designer Shigeto Koyama (Promare, Kill La Kill, Gurren Lagann),Q Hayashida (Dorohedoro), Yoshida Amano (Final Fantasy), Kamome Shirahama (Witch Hat Atelier), and many more!
Announcement: Over twenty Japanese artists including Yusuke Murata (@NEBU_KURO), Shigeto Koyama, Sana Takedo, and Kamome Shirahama (@shirahamakamome) assemble for a fresh take on the Marvel Comics Universe! Marvel Comics: A Manga Tribute releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/uvo34WWMBw— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
A new deluxe version of Wolverine: Snikt!, created by Tsutomu Nihei (BLAME!, Knights of Sidonia), will also be released. The monthly limited series follows Wolverine, who has been transported to a desolate new dimension. It was published under Marvel’s short-lived Tsunami imprint from July to November 2003. Five total issues have been printed and have previously been collected as a trade paperback titled Wolverine Legends Volume 5.
Announcement: Tsutomu Nihei, creator of Blame!, takes Wolverine to a desolate, terrifying new dimension in the new deluxe version of Wolverine: Snikt! Releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/of8MCY6JiQ— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
One of legendary horror manga artist Kazuo Umezz’s iconic titles, Cat-Eyed Boy, will be getting a deluxe hardcover edition very soon. Titled Cat-Eyed Boy: The Perfect Edition, the manga will feature stories centered around the grotesque and the absurd.
The series has gone through several publishers over its publication run from 1967 to 1976, such as Shounen Gahousha, Shogakukan, and Asahi Sonorama. It ran in Shounen Gaho from 1967 to 1968, then Shounen King from 1968 to 1969, and Weekly Shounen Sunday in 1976. It also inspired a 22-episode 1976 television anime series and 2006 live-action film.
Announcement: A deluxe hardcover edition of Kazuo Umezz's horror classic, Cat-Eyed Boy: The Perfect Edition, drips with the grotesque and the absurd. Releases Summer 2023! pic.twitter.com/XEfGBwVOeY— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Kenichi Kondou’s Dark Gathering supernatural manga series features a hapless student and ghost-hunting girl to capture the most sinister spirits around. The series was first launched in Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine, under the Jump Comics SQ imprint, on March 4, 2019. Nine tankoubon volumes have been released as of March 2022.
The manga is also inspiring an upcoming television anime series that will premiere in 2023, with OLM handling the animation production and Hiroshi Ikehata (Tonikawa: Over the Moon for You) as director.
Announcement: An unwilling magnet for the supernatural and a ghost-hunting girl join forces to capture Japan's most terrifying spirits. Dark Gathering, by Kenichi Kondo, releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/S8GdkCxWTT— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
The Wolf Girl and Black Prince romantic comedy manga series is written and illustrated by Ayuko Hatta. It ran in Shuiesha’s Bessatsu Margaret shoujo magazine from October 25, 2011 to May 13, 2016. 16 tankoubon volumes have been released in total.
The manga was also adapted into a 12 episode anime television series in 2014, an OVA, and a 2016 live-action film. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for English-speaking countries and territories.
Announcement: High school girl Erika may be on Kyoya’s leash, but she’s determined to break free and unleash his heart! Wolf Girl and Black Prince, by Ayuko Hatta, releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/CqowSejeiT— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Inspired by the Netflix anime series and Kousuke Oono’s manga series, The Way of the Househusband: The Gangster’s Guide to Housekeeping is a great companion book for anyone looking to refine their housekeeping and cooking skills. The book is written by Laurie Ulster and features original recipes by Victoria Rosenthal that were inspired by the series.
Announcement: The Way of the Househusband: The Gangster’s Guide to Housekeeping provides everything you need to conquer the challenges of life like a true husbando. With text by Laurie Ulster and recipes by Victoria Rosenthal, this guide releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/XcHge99gSu— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Official Coloring Book 2 is the second coloring book from the hit manga series to be released by Viz Media. It will feature seventy new illustrations by creator Koyoharu Gotouge that will let you color your favorite characters from the anime series.
Announcement: Featuring seventy new illustrations by creator Koyoharu Gotouge, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Official Coloring Book 2 lets you color your favorite characters from the series! Releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/qR9b9ILL6z— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Like a Butterfly is a romance manga series by suu Morishita that explores the relationship between two high schoolers. It ran in Shueisha’s Margaret shoujo magazine from February 20, 2012 to June 5, 2015. 12 tankoubon volumes have been released in total.
The manga was also adapted into an audio drama, starring Kana Hanazawa and Ryouta Oosaka.
Announcement: Would you rather wait for love like a flower, or fly toward it like a butterfly? Creator suu Morishita explores feelings between Suiren and Taichi in the shojo series Like a Butterfly, releasing Summer 2023! pic.twitter.com/HAA1jobt1r— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Yuusuke Oosawa’s Spider-Man: Fake Red is a manga series inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man comics. It follows an awkward teenager who stumbles upon the famous web slinger’s suit in an alley. It was serialized in Magazine pocket on July 26, 2019 before being discontinued on March 6, 2020. A single tankoubon volume has been collected and released.
Announcement: An awkward teenager puts on Spider-Man's suit, but quickly learns that being a hero isn't all glamor and social media likes. Spider-Man: Fake Red, by Yusuke Osawa, releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/Wmwv2ku5NG— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Akane-banashi follows a young girl who has vowed to avenge her father in the tough world of rakugo. It is written by Yuki Suenaga and illustrated by Takamasa Moue. It was first serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on February 14, 2022 and published under the Jump Comics imprint. Three tankoubon volumes have been released in total as of October 2022.
Announcement: A young girl takes on the world of rakugo – the traditional Japanese art of storytelling – to avenge her father! Akane-banashi, with story by Yuki Suenaga, and art by Takamasa Moue, drops Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/RbVXn3GWG9— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Legendary horror manga artist Junji Ito will also be releasing a new collection of 10 short stories, featuring one of his most unique characters, Souichi.
Announcement: Horror mangaka, Junji Ito, nails it with ten hilarious and sinister tales starring the unsettling Soichi. Soichi: Junji Ito Story Collection releases Summer 2023! pic.twitter.com/CM6fLrKIwc— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Ufotable and Koyoharu Gotouge are collaborating to release The Art of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Anime artbook. It collects over 300 pieces of art from the hit anime series.
Announcement: The Art of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Anime, by ufotable and Koyoharu Gotouge, presents an incredible collection of over 300 pieces of art from the acclaimed anime. Releases Summer 2023! pic.twitter.com/8MMdB63qwz— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Tatsuki Fujimoto’s one-shot manga Goodbye, Eri will also be released for the first time in print. The manga from the Chainsaw Man creator was first released in Shuiesha’s Shonen Jump+ online magazine on April 11, 2022. It was also released on the Manga Plus online app and website.
Announcement: Chainsaw Man creator Tatsuki Fujimoto presents Goodbye, Eri. Filled with despair after losing his mother, a young filmmaker meets a mysterious girl who holds an explosive secret. Releases Summer 2023. pic.twitter.com/OEui6rvkxS— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
The action-comedy manga Candy Flurry will be released as a VIZ Digital Exclusive. The story is written by Ippon Takegushi and illustrated by Santa Mitarashi. It ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from April 19, 2021 to September 13, 2021. Three tankoubon volumes have been released in total.
Announcement: A VIZ Digital Exclusive! After Tokyo's crushed by candy, sweets turn sour in this mouthwatering manga! Candy Flurry, story by Ippon Takegushi, and art by Santa Mitarashi, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/HVXLiaWEsj— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Another VIZ Digital Exclusive title is Minya Hiraga’s Neru: Way of the Martial Artist, which follows a chance encounter between a high school girl and an eccentric martial artist. The series was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from July 5, 2021 to November 15, 2021.
Announcement: A VIZ Digital Exclusive! After a chance encounter with a high school girl, a young martial artist finds his true path! Neru: Way of the Martial Artist, by Minya Hiraga, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/2SiNUnV6Yr— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
PPPPPP is a musical manga series by Mapollo 3 that will also be released as a Viz Digital Exclusive. The series was first launched in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on September 17, 2021 and is published under the Jump Comics imprint. Four tankoubon volumes have been released as of September 2022.
Announcement: A VIZ Digital Exclusive! Lucky's determined to make his way into the piano world with his own unorthodox style! PPPPPP, by Mapollo 3, releases Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/IGVTGWt9NA— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Disney Mirrorverse: Belle is a prequel manga set in the universe of the hit mobile game of the same name. The story is written by Alex Singer and is illustrated by Jan Apple. The manga is a dark take on Disney’s iconic Beauty and the Beast animated feature.
‘Disney Mirrorverse: Belle’ is a new prequel manga set in the universe of the hit mobile game, developed by Kabam in collaboration with Disney & Pixar Games! With story by Alex Singer, and art by Jan Apple, this divergent take on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast releases Summer 2023 pic.twitter.com/Ki0NtdmhNO— VIZ (@VIZMedia) October 7, 2022
Source: Viz Media