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More Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, and Junji Ito Coming from VIZ

Yesterday, Valentine’s Day, VIZ Media made a bunch of new licensing announcements to make the hearts of otaku soar. They started with this tweet:

Then they gave a whole laundry list of manga and light novels scheduled to be released in fall 2022. It includes more for the franchises of Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, The Promised Neverland, and work by Junji Ito and Tatsuki Fujimoto. Let’s take a look at the titles and their brief descriptions.

Demon Slayer: The Flower of Happiness, Demon Slayer: One-Winged Butterfly, and Demon Slayer: Signs from the Wind by Koyoharu Gotouge and Aya Yajima

“Complete your Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba experience with three new exciting novels—The Flower of Happiness, One-Winged Butterfly, and Signs from the Wind.”

Jujutsu Kaisen: Summer of Ashes and Jujutsu Kaisen: Autumn of Dust by Gege Akutami and Ballad Kitaguni

“Sorcery and demon curses abound in two light novels spun from the world of Jujutsu Kaisen.”

Look Back by Tatsuki Fujimoto

Look Back is the heart-wrenching single-volume story about the struggles of being an artist, from Tatsuki Fujimoto, the creator of Chainsaw Man.”

The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga with commentary from Eiichiro Oda, Tite Kubo, Kohei Horikoshi, etc.

“The creators and editors behind The World’s Most Popular Manga share their tricks, advice, and secrets in The Shonen Jump Guide to Making Manga.”

Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe by Hirohiko Araki

“A spinoff of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure universe, straight out of Diamond is Unbreakable, comes Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe by Hirohiko Araki.”

Black Paradox by Junji Ito

“Junji Ito’s legendary sci-fi thriller about four people in search of the perfect death.”

Drip Drip by Paru Itagaki

Drip Drip is a one-shot graphic novel, with a massive nosebleed, from the unique imagination of Paru Itagaki, creator of BEASTARS!”

Dandadan by Yukinobu Tatsu

“A nerd must fight powerful spirits and aliens all vying for the secret power of his ‘family jewel,’ so who better to fight alongside him than his high school crush and a spirit granny?!”

Blue Box by Koji Miura

“Taiki plays badminton. Chinatsu plays basketball. Do these sports-crossed lovers stand a chance?”

Mission: Yozakura Family by Hitsuji Gondaira

“Being the head of a spy family, Mutsumi’s friendship with Taiyo is put to the test when her overprotective brother seeks to kill him. The solution? Get married!”

Romantic Killer by Wataru Momose

“When gamer Anzu gets transported to a world of hot guys, it’s like she’s in a dream…someone else’s dream!”

Rainbow Days by Minami Mizuno

“Four male friends support each other through the colorful ups and downs of teenage love.”

Mermaid Scales and the Town of Sand by Yoko Komori

“Are merpeople real? Mermaid Scales and the Town of Sand, by Yoko Komori, is a beautifully drawn tale that tries to answer that question.”

The Hunters Guild: Red Hood by Yuki Kawaguchi

“A grim take on Grimm tales, where the hunted become the hunters.”

Kaiu Shirai x Posuka Demizu: Beyond The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu

“Go beyond The Promised Neverland with a short story collection from the master storytellers themselves. Includes an epilogue chapter to the hit series!”

They also listed some digitally-only titles that will be released in summer:

The Comiq by Kazuki Takahashi

“Only a manga artist can solve a puzzling murder committed on Halloween in this mystery manga by Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi!”

-i tell c- by Kazusa Inaoka

“Risa Aioi is a detective on par with Sherlock Holmes, but she has one fatal flaw—she falls in love with the criminals she’s meant to capture!”

Build King by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

“On mysterious Hammer Island, where construction is everything, Tonkachi and Renga build to survive!”

Phantom Seer by Togo Goto and Kento Matsuura

“Get into the spirit with this ghostly manga about a powerful shaman who just wants to lead a normal life!”

Do you want to check out any of these titles?

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin. She is also the author of its upcoming sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.