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Viz Media gets new manga under “Shonen Jump” and Shonen Jump Advanced” labels

Posted in anime, manga with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2010 by Pirate

With alot of Viz Media’s Shonen Jump manga finishing soon, (Prince of Tennis, Shaman King, Eyeshield 21, Hikaru no Go, ) Viz decided that it needed some new blood. So, Viz got some new manga.

The first is Psyren. Psyren is a supernatural manga series written and illustrated by Toshiaki Iwashiro. It started in Japan in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2007, but due to low popularity, was cancelled in 2010 and currently has 14 volumes, and will soon have up to an estimated 17 volumes. Viz will publish the first volume in 2011.

The second is Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s. 5D’s is a fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Satou. It began serializing in V-Jump in August 2009, and is still running with one volume. It is based on the anime series of the same name, which is a spin-off from the original Yu-Gi-Oh Duelist anime.

The anime is animated by Studio Gallop (Yu-Gi-Oh, Initial D) and directed by Katsumi Ono. The anime series started in Japan on April 2008, and is still going with 138 episodes. The anime was licensed by 4Kids. Viz has no date yet for volume 1 of the manga.

The third is Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan. Nura is a supernatural manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Shiibashi. It began serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump on March 2008, and is still going with 13 volumes. An anime adaption started on July 2010, and is still going with 25 epsiodes. The anime is animated by Studio Deen (Fate/Stay Night, Soul Hunter, Samurai Deeper Kyo) and directed by Junji Nishimura (Soul Hunter, MARS). Viz has already licensed the anime, and Viz will release volume 1 in 2011.

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Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Strawberry 100%, and Cross Game now streaming on VizAnime.

Posted in anime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by Pirate

Viz Media has added three new anime on their VizAnime site, a place to watch subbed anime online for free. The site is a cool place to watch Viz Media anime.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, known is Japan as Nuraihyon no Mago, is a new anime series based on the Shonen Jump manga by Hiroshi Shiibashi. VizAnime is simulcasting the series- the same night it airs on Japan. In fact, the anime series just started today! The anime is animated by Studio DEEN (of Fate/Stay Night and Vampire Knight fame) and the manga began serializing in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and is still running with currently 10 volumes. Neither the anime or manga have been licensed in the US yet.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan a demon who, not wanting to be a demon, tries to do good deeds, despite his grandfather’s wishes for him to become head of his family in the future. The anime is rated TV-14.

Strawberry 100%, known in Japan as Ichigo 100%, is a romance harem anime series based on the Shonen Jump manga by Mizuki Kawashita. VizAnime is currently streaming the first out of 26 episodes. In Japan, the anime ran from April 2005 to June 2005, and also got an OVA released in late 2005. The anime is animated by Madhouse (of Death Note, Black Lagoon, Claymore, and Monster fame) and the manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2002 to 2005, and made 19 volumes, the first 12 of which have been released in the US by Viz Media.

Strawberry 100% follows the misadventures of high-schooler Junpei Manaka, a boy who is in search of a mysterious girl he met on the roof at school. All he knows about her is that she wears straberry-imprinted panties! The anime is rated TV-MA-S,D.

Cross Game is an romance/comedy baseball series based on the Shonen Sunday manga series by Mitsuru Adachi. VizAnime is currently airing the first 12 out of 50 episodes. The anime ran in Japan from April 2009 to March 2010, and is animated by SynergySP which also animated the Shonen Sunday series MÄR. The manga ran in Weekly Shonen Sunday from 2005 to 2010, and made 17 volumes. The manga was just licensed by Viz Media, and the first volume will come out later this year.

The series is about a boy and his female neighbor who encourages him to play baseball. After a tragic accident, the protagonist must become a baseball player to fullfill a friends wish. The series is rated TV-G.

 

VizAnime is also currently streaming Bleach, Buso Renkin, Death Note, Hikaru no Go, Honey and Clover, Honey and Clover 2, Inuyasha, Inuyasha: Final Act, Kekkaishi, NANA, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Prince of Tennis, and Vampire Knight.