On November 18, Viz Media announced that they acquired two new manga titles. The publisher will release the following under their banner:

  • Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show by Hideki Goto
  • Venus in the Blind Spot by Junji Ito

Both titles are slated to hit stores in Summer 2020.

Venus in the Blind Spot

Venus in the Blind Spot Manga Cover

Venus in the Blind Spot is an anthology of short stories by Junji Ito that were written across his thirty-two year career. The title hit Japanese stores in a single volume on February 28. Viz Media describes the title as:

This ultimate collection presents the most remarkable short works of Junji Ito’s career, featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawa’s classic horror story “Human Chair” and fan favorite “The Enigma of Amigara Fault.” In a deluxe presentation with special color pages and color illustrations from his most recent long-form manga NO LONGER HUMAN, every page invites readers to revel in a world of terror.

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show

Splatoon Squid Kids Manga Cover

Splatoon: Squid Kids Comedy Show is a 4-koma manga series that launched in Shogakukan’s Bessatsu Coro Coro Special magazine in April 2017. The ongoing series currently spans three compiled volumes, with the most recent shipping to stores on May 28, 2019.

Viz Media describes the title as:

New Inklings take center stage as they and their friends embark on hilarious escapades in the world of Splatoon, the hit video game series from Nintendo!

Source: Viz Media (Press Release)