VIZ Media delivers one hell of a digital manga update for November that features a wide variety of new series launches and digital exclusives. Several manga bundles are also offered this month, as well as a special 24-hour Cyber-Monday sale planned for November 30th.
Fans of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman) will not want to miss the launch of Platinum End, their brand new series, offered as a digital exclusive from the VIZ Manga app, VIZManga.com, the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP app, shonenjump.viz.com, and also from ComiXology! Chapter 1 is available now for only $0.99, with new chapters of the series releasing monthly, simultaneous with Japan!
Other new manga titles launching this month include Arina Tanemura’s latest shoujo series, Idol Dreams, and the Shounen Jump fiction novel release of Naruto: Kakashi’s Story.
So what can you expect from these stories?
Well, Platinum End is a dark story of humans and angels. Mirai is a boy who has lost hope in the future. Can a fateful meeting with an angel turn his life around, or will he be plunged into further despair?
Famed shoujo manga creator Arina Tanemura (Full Moon wo Sagashite) is also releasing Idol Dreams! At age 31, office worker Chikage Deguchi feels she missed her chances at love and success. When word gets out that she’s a virgin, Chikage is humiliated and wishes she could return to the time when she was still young and popular. She takes an experimental drug that changes her appearance back to when she was 15. Now Chikage is determined to pursue everything she missed out on all those years ago—including becoming a star!
We’ve all been jonesing for just a little more from the Naruto world, and with this new fiction novel, featuring artwork by creator Masashi Kishimoto, a year has passed since the Fourth Great Ninja War, and Kakashi’s appointment as Hokage looms. But first he heads to the Land of Waves for a dangerous mission rescuing hostages from a top-secret airship. There he confronts a ninja whose heart is frozen by tragedy. Having lost both his friend’s eye and his greatest abilities, can Kakashi protect anyone from his coldhearted foe? What is the true meaning of the Will of Fire gained in the distant heavens? Kakashi finds these answers and more as he enters a new ninja era.
Personally, I’m emotionally invested in all three, but I’m also addicted to manga!