New Manga Releases December 2021 (Viz Media)

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Akira Toriyama’s Manga Theater

An extensive collection of imaginative and action-packed short stories from the creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama!

From Akira Toriyama, the legendary manga creator of Dragon Ball, comes this special collection of short stories spanning the first few decades of his career. Serving as both a collection of his early works and a history of his life as a manga writer and illustrator, this giant tome is packed with everything you could ever want as a fan of classic shonen manga.

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Chainsaw Man, Vol. 8 (8)

Broke young man + chainsaw dog demon = Chainsaw Man!

Denji was a small-time devil hunter just trying to survive a harsh world. After being killed on a job, Denji is revived by his pet devil-dog Pochita and becomes something new and dangerous—Chainsaw Man!

As Quanxi and the members of the Special Division battle it out over Denji, the mysterious Santa Claus makes his move. But things are not as they appear, and nobody will be prepared for the darkness and despair about to be unleashed!

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition, Vol. 15 (15)

Alchemy tore the Elric brothers’ bodies apart. Can their bond make them whole again?

A hardcover collector’s edition of one of the most beloved manga and anime of all time! Fully remastered with an updated translation and completely fresh lettering, and presented with color pages on large-trim, archival-quality paper, this gorgeous hardcover edition presents the timeless dark adventures of the Elric brothers as they were truly meant to be seen. Includes brand-new cover art, with a new color insert and behind-the-scenes character sketches from author Hiromu Arakawa!

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. The brothers’ final battle begins, and their first confrontation is with the homunculus Pride, who is controlling Alphonse from within.

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Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 13 (13)

To gain the power he needs to save his friend from a cursed spirit, Yuji Itadori swallows a piece of a demon, only to find himself caught in the midst of a horrific war of the supernatural!

In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryomen Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the supernatural!

Dagon has evolved into a terrifying curse, releasing a flood of endless cursed energy attacks at Nabito, Maki, and Nanami! At the same time, a group of curse users devoted to Geto attempt to summon the jujutsu world’s most terrifying threat.

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Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 21 (21)

Two high school geniuses scheme to get the other to confess their love first.

Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!

Will Yu be able to handle Tsubame’s answer to his love confession? Then, dropping by Miyuki’s home unannounced surprises Kaguya more than the Shiroganes. As Kaguya’s family interferes with her future plans, she becomes determined to break free of them, but first she must strike a deal with the devil!

Seating arrangements matter.

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Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 1 (1)

Kafka wants to clean up kaiju, but not literally! Will a sudden metamorphosis stand in the way of his dream?

With the highest kaiju-emergence rates in the world, Japan is no stranger to attack by deadly monsters. Enter the Japan Defense Force, a military organization tasked with the neutralization of kaiju. Kafka Hibino, a kaiju-corpse cleanup man, has always dreamed of joining the force. But when he gets another shot at achieving his childhood dream, he undergoes an unexpected transformation. How can he fight kaiju now that he’s become one himself?!

Kafka hopes to one day keep his pact with his childhood friend Mina to join the Japan Defense Force and fight by her side. But while she’s out neutralizing kaiju as Third Division captain, Kafka is stuck cleaning up the aftermath of her battles. When a sudden rule change makes Kafka eligible for the Defense Force, he decides to try out for the squad once more. There’s just one problem—he’s made the Defense Force’s neutralization list under the code name Kaiju No. 8.

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One Piece, Vol. 98 (98)

Join Monkey D. Luffy and his swashbuckling crew in their search for the ultimate treasure, One Piece!

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the One Piece, said to be the greatest treasure in the world…

As the battle of Onigashima heats up, Kaido’s daughter Yamato actually wants to join Luffy’s side. Meanwhile, Kaido reveals his grand plans and, together with Big Mom, prepares to plunge the entire world into fear!

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Queen’s Quality, Vol. 13 (13)

Will this Queen with mind-control powers incite good or evil?

Fumi Nishioka lives with Kyutaro Horikita and his family of “Sweepers,” people who specialize in cleaning the minds of those overcome by negative energy and harmful spirits. Fumi has always displayed mysterious abilities, but will those powers be used for evil when she begins to truly awaken as a Queen?

Kyutaro manages to lure the Seiryu snake into his and Fumi’s special Mind Vault, where much is at stake! Will Kyutaro be able to defeat this wily snake and save Aoi Shinonome, the man slated to be the next leader of the Seiryu Clan? Meanwhile, members of the mysterious Suzaku Gate break their silence!

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Rosen Blood, Vol. 1 (1)

Rescued from a horrendous carriage accident, Stella becomes imperiled by her saviors—a group of impossibly gorgeous young men who thirst for her blood.

After a horrific carriage accident, Stella Violetta awakens in a Gothic mansion to find that her saviors are gorgeous young men. The manor’s residents let her stay as a maid, but Stella soon realizes that their allure hides a savage thirst.

Levi-Ruin and the mysterious men who took Stella in have a bare kitchen…and a moaning box in the storehouse. After discovering mansion dweller Gilbert’s lifelike sculptures, the new maid faces a sinister reality. Can she survive the bloodlust? Stella must distinguish danger from passion as fear begins to feed on her!

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Takane & Hana, Vol. 18 (Limited Edition) (18)

A strong-willed high school girl and a hot young scion of a business empire can’t help trying to outwit each other every chance they get… But could these opposites be conning themselves out of the perfect match?!

After her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But when these two utter opposites pair up, get ready for some sparks to fly!

Despite many unexpected obstacles, Takane and Hana register their marriage license and are officially married! But when is their actual wedding day going to be? And what’s in store for this spirited couple once they move into their own place together? “Happily ever after” is just around the corner!

This limited edition features an exclusive cover and a collector’s booklet containing bonus epilogue chapters!

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We Never Learn, Vol. 19 (19)

When studious Nariyuki tutors two supergeniuses who are total dunces in their favorite subjects, he’ll get a crash course in love!

Nariyuki Yuiga comes from an impoverished family, so he’s eager to secure a full scholarship to college before he graduates high school. His principal agrees, with one stipulation—he must tutor three of the most talented girls at school and make sure they get into their target colleges!

On the day of their entrance exam, Fumino manages to save Nariyuki from a disastrous fall, only to hurt herself in the process! Feeling guilty about Fumino’s injury, Nariyuki takes it upon himself to look after her. Will this bring the two of them closer?

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Yakuza Lover, Vol. 3 (3)

When a feisty college girl falls for a yakuza boss, she gets swept into a steamy and dangerous love affair.

When feisty college student Yuri is attacked at a party, she’s saved by Toshiomi Oya, the underboss of a yakuza syndicate. Despite her obvious attraction to him, she convinces herself that she’s not in the market for a bad boy type. But when they meet again, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him—kicking off a steamy and dangerous love affair that threatens to consume her, body and soul.

Reunited at last, Oya and Yuri savor their first night back in each other’s arms by making love until Yuri passes out from exhaustion. Later, Yuri returns to her normal life in Japan, but it isn’t long before Oya comes to whisk her away. When he takes her to a private villa, Yuri believes it’s so the two of them can get a second chance at a carefree summertime romp together. But it soon becomes clear that Oya has something else on his mind.

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Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 33 (33)

A red-haired princess loses her family and her kingdom… Now she must rise and fight for her throne!

Princess Yona lives an ideal life as the only princess of her kingdom. Doted on by her father, the king, and protected by her faithful guard Hak, she cherishes the time spent with the man she loves, Su-won. But everything changes on her 16th birthday when tragedy strikes her family!

Forbidden from contacting Hak and the Four Dragons, Yona sneaks out of her room at Hiryuu Palace! But when she comes face-to-face with Su-won, what words will she have for her father’s murderer? Later, Yona uncovers some past mysteries about Su-won’s parents!

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A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 8 (8)

Sometimes you find what you yearn for…

When her dad gets a job overseas, Konatsu Amano has to leave the Tokyo life she’s always known and relocate to a small seaside town to stay with her aunt. The move also means starting a new school surrounded by complete strangers, and it’s a lot to handle for a girl who has trouble with change. But on her first day in her new town, Konatsu is instantly drawn to Koyuki, an older girl who is the sole member of the Aquarium Club. Konatsu’s introverted tendencies are hard for her to overcome, but maybe she’s found something worth coming out of her shell for?

The Aquarium Club is finally coming alive after welcoming new members, but summer is nearing and Koyuki has started studying hard for exams. Working up her resolve, Koyuki invites Konatsu on a moonlit walk on the beach where she bares her heart about an important choice. Graduation is approaching and the time they have left together is more precious than ever, but how does Konatsu respond to hearing Koyuki’s decision?

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Call of the Night, Vol. 5 (5)

Antisocial, dorky boy seeks fun-loving, sexy vampire for blood-sucking and transforming into her minion.

One sleepless night, Ko slips out to walk the streets. Life after dark is a revelation! Especially when he meets flirtatious Nazuna. Except that she’s a vampire. That’s okay. He wants to become a creature of the night too. But transformation doesn’t come that easily…

Ko seriously considers the pros and cons of becoming a vampire. But every human has a different take on it, and one just wants to kill them all! Then, when the police are alerted to Ko’s nighttime jaunts, they start to cramp his style. Ko learns something surprising about vampire Haka—and gets a tempting offer. Nazuna has a change of heart—but not about everything. And Ko wants to know what vampire Kiku’s intentions are regarding Ko’s deliciously human friend Mahiru…

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Kirby Manga Mania, Vol. 3 (3)

Kirby and friends get up to yummy hijinks in this delightful manga collection.

Join Kirby and his Dream Land friends as they go on zany adventures in manga form!

Kirby dances onto the stage once again in this collection of classic—and new—comics for all ages! When everyone’s favorite pink puff finds out he’s become a video game superstar, he gets greedy for more, causing King Dedede and the rest of Dream Land to hammer some sense into him!

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Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 16 (16)

The journey to 100 friends begins with a single conversation.

Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi’s greatest dream is to make some friends, but everyone at school mistakes her crippling social anxiety for cool reserve. Luckily she meets Tadano, a timid wallflower who decides to step out of his comfort zone in order to help her achieve her goal of making 100 friends.

It’s the day of the sports festival at Itan High and the students are brimming with competitive spirit! But when Tadano forgets his lunch, his classmates put aside their rivalries and team up to make sure he gets full. Can Komi and Manbagi work up the courage to hand-feed their crush, or will they be the only lunchtime losers?

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Pokémon: Sword & Shield, Vol. 2 (2)

Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon Sword & Shield video games set in the wild Galar region!

Casey Shield, a hacker who invented the Dynamax Simulator, and Henry Sword, a boy who repairs gear for Pokémon, both dream of entering the Galar region’s Gym battles. For Casey, it’s a chance to reunite with her lost Pokémon. For Henry, it’s an opportunity to search for the legendary Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield.

Henry, Casey and their friends arrive at Motostoke to participate in the Gym Challenge. They’ve missed the opening ceremonies, but they’re still able to join in the challenges! Henry’s first official battle pits him against Gym Leader Milo.

Will Henry’s first Dynamax battle also be his last?!

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Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle, Vol. 16 (16)

A captured princess just wants a good night’s sleep! Shhh…

Kidnapped by the Demon King and imprisoned in his castle, Princess Syalis is…bored.

Demon King Twilight’s childhood friend Agave sneaks into the castle determined to reunite with him, but the princess keeps getting in her way. Hades tries to reconcile with his little brother Zeus, but the princess gets mixed up in their business too. Meanwhile, Alazif the grimoire gets a form of hay fever that has unfortunate magical symptoms. Then, if stepping on a butterfly in a primeval forest can drastically change the future, what would be the impact of a princess stealing an ancient duvet ten years ago? Plus, Syalis goes fishing with the Demon King and Poseidon, God of the Sea. What could possibly go right?

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Deserter: Junji Ito Story Collection

An ever-increasing malice. A mind-numbing terror. The seeds of horror are sown in this collection of Junji Ito’s earliest works.

A vengeful family hides an army deserter for eight years after the end of World War II, cocooning him in a false reality where the war never ended. A pair of girls look alike, but they’re not twins. And a boy’s nightmare threatens to spill out into the real world…

This hauntingly strange story collection showcases a dozen of Junji Ito’s earliest works from when he burst onto the horror scene, sowing fresh seeds of terror.

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Fist of the North Star, Vol. 3 (3) (Fist of the North Star, 3)

In the original classic manga set in a postapocalyptic wasteland ruled by savage gangs, a hero appears to bring justice to the guilty. This warrior named Ken holds the deadly secrets of a mysterious martial art known as Hokuto Shinken—the Divine Fist of the North Star!

In a postapocalyptic world, humanity has risen from the ashes of all-out nuclear war to a nightmare of endless suffering. It is a time of chaos. Warlords and gangs of savage marauders rule the broken ruins of civilization, terrorizing and enslaving the survivors. Life has become a brutal struggle for existence and death the only release.

Ken’s mastery of Hokuto Shinken, the Divine Fist of the North Star, has no equal among the debased gangs that prey on the ruins of civilization. But Ken is not the only martial artist out there. Rei, a user of the Nanto Suichoken technique, is on a journey to find his sister, who is being held by a brutal band of savages known as the Fangs. Ken and Rei team up to find her, and woe to any who stand in their way!

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Golden Kamuy, Vol. 24 (24)

A tale of high adventure and survival!

In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi Sugimoto searches the wilderness of Hokkaido for a hoard of hidden gold. With only a cryptic map and a native Ainu girl to help him, Saichi must also deal with every murderous cutthroat, bandit and rogue who knows about the treasure!

The search for the tattooed convicts leads Sugimoto, Asirpa, and Shiraishi to the infamous Botaro the Pirate, a man with nearly superhuman swimming abilities. Tracking him down will test Sugimoto’s claim of immortality! Meanwhile, a serial killer stalks the back alleys of Sapporo—but is he another escapee from Abashiri prison, or someone else? The murders attract the attention of Lieutenant Tsurumi and Hijikata, and a deadly confrontation is building—but this time, who is the hunter and who is the hunted?

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Levius/est, Vol. 9 (9)

As society rises from the ashes of war, cybernetically augmented arena fighters battle for fame and fortune…or die trying.

It’s the 19th century, and the world has entered the Era of Rebirth, recovering from the devastating flames of war. The sport of Mechanical Martial Arts has galvanized the nations. Cybernetically augmented fighters turn their blood into steam and their bodies into brutal fighting—and killing—machines.

Young Levius is one of those arena battlers, hell-bent on winning in order to simply survive.

Levius succeeds in defeating Oliver at the deadly Southern Slam tournament, but the consequences are dire. He has neither the desire nor the time to celebrate his victory. The appearance of Arthur Graynore, the Grade I, Rank 2 fighter and the cofounder of Amethyst, means the fight to become est—to become a god—is not over.

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Maison Ikkoku Collector’s Edition, Vol. 6 (6)

Acclaimed author Rumiko Takahashi’s classic romantic comedy about finding your path in life.

Yusaku Godai didn’t get accepted into college on the first try, so he’s studying to retake the entrance exams. But living in a dilapidated building full of eccentric and noisy tenants is making it hard for him to achieve his goals. Now that a beautiful woman has moved in to become the new resident manager, Godai is driven to distraction!

Yusaku Godai and apartment manager Kyoko Otonashi take Nozomu Nikaido under their wing when the 18-year-old student moves into Maison Ikkoku. After Nikaido falls victim to Mr. Yotsuya’s pranks, he is bent on revenge, but is Nikaido any match for the mysterious trickster?

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Real, Vol. 15 (15)

Eisner-award nominated creator Takehiko Inoue creates a dramatic tale of triumph over adversity. This is the story of three young men whose lives are profoundly changed by their involvement with wheelchair basketball.

Critically acclaimed, award-winning manga artist Takehiko Inoue doesn’t pull any punches in this stunning portrayal of people struggling with serious life issues. Masterfully combining rich character development with beautifully detailed line art, Inoue, the creator of the mega-hit masterpieces Slam Dunk and Vagabond, lifts the manga medium to a completely new level of storytelling.

Out of shape and out of practice, Nomiya comes to terms with the reality of where he’s at in basketball and in life. Meanwhile, Togawa faces one of the biggest disappointments in his wheelchair basketball career. And just when Takahashi finds a glimmer of hope in playing ball again, he’s confronted by the enormity of how much he has to overcome. Will each player’s passion for the game be strong enough to pull him through?

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