It looks like everyone’s going to have the joy of recreating that iconic pose soon.

On Friday, Viz Media announced that they acquired six new manga titles, in addition to several print reveals. We break the details down below:

New Licenses

The publisher added the following:

  • Abara by Tsutomu Nihei
  • Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride) by Io Sakisaka
  • Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha! by dragongarow LEE
  • Radiant by Tony Valente
  • Ran and the Gray World by Aki Irie
  • Record of Grancrest War by Ryo Mizuno and Makoto Yotsuba (illustrator)

Print Announcements

Two new print schedules were revealed:

    • Dr. Stone by Riichirou Inagaki & Boichi (Fall 2018)
    • Dragon Quest Illustrations 30th Anniversary Edition (December 2018)
    • We Never Learn by Taishi Tsutsui (December 2018)

Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul will received a complete boxed set release in October, though a price has yet to be announced. The release will include a two-sided poster when it hits stores.

The third (and final) Bleach manga boxed set will hit retailers in November. The set will include volumes 49 – 74, as well as an exclusive mini-comic, a poster, and an interview with author Tite Kubo.

New Title Breakdowns


Tsutomu Nihei’s Abara ran in Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine from 2005 through 2006. The series spans two compiled volumes. Viz describes the title as:

A vast city lies under the shadow of colossal, ancient tombs, the identity of their builders lost to time. In the streets of the city, something is preying on the inhabitants, something that moves faster than the human eye can see and leaves unimaginable horror in its wake. Factory worker Denji Kudou just wants to keep his head down and continue his quiet existence, but he is the key to stopping forces that would bring about an apocalyptic transformation of the world.

Ao Haru Ride

Io Sakisaka’s Ao Haru Ride will launch under Viz’s Shojo Beat imprint in October.

The series originally ran in Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret magazine from January 11 through January 15. The title spans fifteen compiled volumes.

Viz describes the title as:

Futaba Yoshioka thought all boys were loud and obnoxious until she met Kou Tanaka in junior high. But as soon as she realized she really liked him, he had already moved away because of family issues. Now in high school, Kou has reappeared, but is he still the same boy she fell in love with?
The manga ended in 2015 and Shueisha published the series in 13 compiled volumes. The manga inspired a television anime and a live-action film in 2014.

Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha!

dragongarow LEE’s Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha! will launch in November.

The series began its run in Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ in December 2016. The title ran through August 2017, spanning a single volume. Viz desecribes the title as:

A DRAGON BALL fan dies and is reincarnated as Yamcha—DRAGON BALL’S biggest punching bag and total internet meme. Knowing this character’s bleak future, he strives to make Yamcha the strongest DRAGON BALL character ever!


Ankama began publishing Tony Valente’s Radiant in July 2013. To date, eight volumes have been released, with the most recent being released in December 2017.

Viz will release the first title in September, with the second book hitting in November. They describe the title as:

Seth is an aspiring wizard living in a pastoral village under the watchful eye of his mentor. Like all wizards, he is an “infected”—one of the few people that has survived contact with a Nemesis, creatures that fall from the sky and contaminate all they touch. His encounter gave him powers and led him to choose a path that seemed to be perfect—to become someone who hunts and fights the Nemesis. But Seth longs for a quest that goes beyond the simple hunt for monsters. He wants to find the place they come from, Radiant, and destroy it. Along with other wizards, he travels the world in search of Radiant, under the sinister eye of the Inquisition…

Ran and the Gray World

Aki Irie’s Ran and the Gray World began publication in 2009. The title ran through 2015, spanning seven compiled volumes.

Viz will release the first volume in November. They describe the title as:

Little Ran Uruma can’t wait to grow up and become a sorceress like her mother, so with the help of a magical pair of sneakers, she transforms into an adult and sets off! Her father and older brother Jin try to keep her safe at home, but Ran is determined to advance her powers and have adventures of her own!

Record of Grancrest War

Ryo Mizuno and illustrator Makoto Yotsuba’s Record of Grancrest War launched in Hakusensha’s Young Animal magazine in June 2016. The series currently spans three compiled volumes, with the fourth slated to hit stores on May 29.

Viz describes the title as:

In a world where the noble elite are supposed to fend off the threat of terrifying Chaos but instead engage in pointless petty squabbles, young mage Siluca Meletes dreams of bringing justice to the land. She finds an ally in Theo, a young knight with a bright future. But as Theo soon finds out, despite her righteous goal of world peace, her methods are more than a little unorthodox!

Source: Viz Media (Industry Panel)