VIZ Release Schedule Updated Through January 2011

The Simon and Schuster website has been updated with information with listings for VIZ manga releases extending through January 2011. Along with many volumes (and cover art!) for continuing series, several debuts appear as well. I think most of these have been announced, but it’s nice to see it made official anyway.

Grand Guignol Orchestra by Kaori Yuki — October 5, 2010
Lucille and his orchestra encounter a town overrun with the worst kind of audience: the Living Dead! Well, not really. They’re people who have been turned into doll-like zombies. And they are definitely not a crowd to take lightly. Can a group of roving musicians use their skills to calm the beasts? Or is this curtains for the Royal Orchestra?!

Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi — October 12, 2010
Cross Game is a moving drama that is heartfelt and true, yet in the brilliant hands of manga artist Mitsuru Adachi, delightfully flows with a light and amusing touch. The series centers around a boy named Ko, the family of four sisters who live down the street and the game of baseball. This poignant coming-of-age story will change your perception of what shonen manga can be.

Kurozakuro by Yoshinori Natsumi — November 2, 2010
Mikito wakes up with superstrength. But there’s a catch. He may look the same on the outside, but deep inside lurks a monster that craves ultraviolence and the taste of human flesh. “I used to hate the sight of blood,” says Mikito to himself, “but now it looks so beautiful to me.”

Kamisama Kiss by Julietta Suzuki — December 7, 2010
Nanami has all kinds of new responsibilities she doesn’t understand, dangers she’s unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who’s… actually pretty hot. What’s a new-fledged godling to do?

Psyren by Iwashiro Toshiaki — December 7, 2010
People are going missing. And rumor has it that the Secret Society Psyren is behind it. But what is Psyren? Just an urban legend? Or could such a conspiracy be for real? Ageha Yoshina’s going to find out. And it’s not what he’s expecting at all. Get ready for the journey of a lifetime – where a telephone calling card is your ticket to chaos!

Itsuwaribito by Yuuki Iinuma — December 14, 2010
Utsuho’s truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there’s no way Utsuho’s going to lead an honest life! Instead, he’s going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!

Missing from this list is The Story of Saiunkoku, which appeared briefly on the Simon and Schuster site with a November release date but which has since been removed. Assuming it will be released as previously indicated, that means that a new Shojo Beat title has debuted or will debut in each month of 2010 with the exception of September. I’m willing to be VIZ has something slated for that slot, too; we just don’t know about it yet!

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  1. So excited about Cross Game.

  2. I’ve been enjoying Karakuri Odette so I’ll definitely Kamisama Kiss a try. Itsuwaribito sounds like it could be fun as well.

    • Yeah, I like Karakuri Odette a lot myself! I don’t know if I find the description of Itsuwaribito all that appealing, but I really like its cover. Maybe it’s the unidentifiable furry creature. 🙂

  3. I love Kaori Yuki’s Angel Sanctuary and I’ve been desperately hoping that she’ll produce another multi-volume epic one of these years. The Cain Saga/Godchild didn’t do it for me. Maybe Grand Guignol Orchestra will be that title.

    • I seem to recall reading recently that the last chapter of Grand Guignol Orchestra was coming out soon, but now I can’t find the link so maybe I imagined it. 🙂

      I’ve actually only read the first volume of Angel Sanctuary. I liked it well enough to buy the rest, but like so much else, it’s sitting around my house unread.

  4. Danielle Leigh says

    All this is great info to have, but my FIRST thought when seeing the new Viz schedule was wonder and happiness that we are going to see 3 volumes of Ooku in 2010. THREE!!!

    The second thought was to try to imagine where the large the amount of money I’m going to be handing over to Viz is going to come from in the second half of the year *winces*

    • Hee. Yeah, I didn’t write about the continuing series here, but there are pages and pages of new listings for those, too. I was also happy to see listings for Dengeki Daisy already through volume 3 by January 2011. 🙂

  5. Sad to new no new releases for Kaze no Hikaru.

    • Currently, volume 19 is scheduled for August 2011. Sigh. I’m currently hoarding 12-18 to insulate me from the pain.


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