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On Twitter, Viz teased that they will be making a ton of announcements today starting at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST), which led fans to start speculating what’s to come. The suspense is finally over with Viz revealing their new titles for the Summer of 2021, including The Fist of the North Star, Sensor by Junji Ito, and more.
See everything that’s been announced by Viz so far below!
Update on October 26th: Added JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 5 – Golden Wind and synopsis and release date for Sensor by Junji Ito.
Viz Summer 2021 Manga Reveals
Sensor by Junji Ito
Viz kicked off today’s reveals in a big way with the announcement of Sensor, the latest horror masterpiece by Junji Ito. It is set to release on August 17, 2021 in both print and digital formats.
Synopsis: A woman walks alone at the foot of Mount Sengoku. A man appears, saying he’s been waiting for her, and invites her to a nearby village. Surprisingly, the village is covered in hairlike volcanic glass fibers, and all of it shines a bright gold. At night, when the villagers perform their custom of gazing up at the starry sky, countless unidentified flying objects come raining down on them, the opening act for the terror about to occur.
The Fist of the North Star
Viz revealed that they will be releasing The Fist of the North Star on June 15, 2021 in both print and digital formats. The Fist of the North Star‘s manga released in the 80’s, and it is finally being released by Viz with English translation next year. According to Amazon, it is going to be a hardcover release.
Synopsis: Set in an apocalyptic world where bandits rule, for those who exist in the The Fist of the North Star, might is everything. In order to restore the dying concept of justice, a new hero, Kenshiro, rises and uses his “Fist of the North Star” technique to slaughter those that harm the innocent.
Viz revealed that they will be releasing Mashle on July 6, 2021 in both print and digital formats.
Synopsis: In the magic realm, magic is everything—everyone can use it, and one’s social status is determined by their skill level. Deep in the forest, oblivious to the ways of the world, lives Mash. Thanks to his daily training, he’s become a fitness god, but he harbors a secret that could turn his life upside down—he can’t use magic! When he’s found out, rather than his life being over, he’s unexpectedly enrolled in magic school, where he must beat the competition!
Mash just wants to live in peace with his father in the forest. But the only way he’ll ever be accepted in the magic realm is by attending magic school and becoming a Divine Visionary—an exceptional student revered as one of God’s chosen. But without an ounce of magic to his name, Mash will have to punch his way to the top spot.
Viz announced that they will be releasing Undead Unluck on May 4, 2021 in both print and digital formats.
Synopsis: What happens when an unlucky girl meets an undead guy? Pure chaos! Tired of inadvertently killing people with her special ability Unluck, Fuuko Izumo sets out to end it all. But when she meets Andy, a man who longs for death but can’t die, she finds a reason to live—and he finds someone capable of giving him the death he’s been longing for.
Sick of being targeted, Fuuko and Andy decide they would rather be hunters than the hunted. So they set their sights on joining the ten-member Union. But to snag the second seat they need, they’ll have to defeat their would-be assailant, Unchange.
Yakuza Lover is a new shojo manga from Viz, and it is going to be released on June 1, 2021 in both print and digital formats. It is about a feisty college girl, who falls in love with a yakuza boss.
Synopsis: When a feisty college girl falls for a yakuza boss, she gets swept into a steamy and dangerous love affair. When drug dealers attack feisty college student Yuri at a party, she’s saved by Toshiomi Oya, the young boss 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.
After the attack at the party, Yuri goes to see Oya to personally thank him for saving her. When she meets him, as much as she hates to admit it, she can’t deny there’s an attraction. Then, when a sudden tragedy occurs, Yuri knows she should turn her back on Oya and his dangerous lifestyle, but will the allure prove too great?
No.5 is a manga by Taiyo Matsumoto, the creator of Cats of the Louvre and Tekkonkinkreet. It is going to be released in the Summer of 2021 by Viz in both print and digital formats.
Synopsis: In a world where most of the earth has become a harsh desert, the Rainbow Council of the International Peacekeeping Forces has a growing crisis on its hands. No. 5, one member of a team of superpowered global security guardians and a top marksman, has gone rogue. Now the other guardians have to hunt down No. 5 and his mysterious companion, Matryoshka. But why did No. 5 turn against the council, and what will it mean for the future of the world?
Kirby Manga Mania
Viz announced that they will be releasing Kirby Manga Mania on June 8, 2021.
Synopsis: Jump into Dream Land with Kirby and gobble up some fun! Everyone’s favorite pink puff teams up with his friends to keep arch-frenemy King Dedede in line. Fans of all ages can enjoy this collection of classic Kirby comics—just take a deep breath and hop on in!
The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 5 – Golden Wind
Viz revealed that they will be releasing The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Part 5 – Golden Wind at a TBD in the Summer of 2021 in both print and digital formats.
Synopsis: Golden Wind is here! The highly-acclaimed fifth arc of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure shifts the action from Japan to Italy, as Koichi Hirose heads to Europe to find an aspiring gangster named Giorno Giovanna, the secret son of Dio Brando, scourge of the Joestar family. Organized crime meets family drama and unbelievable enemy Stands in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 5—Golden Wind!