Viz Outlines November Digital Manga Plans, Including New Series From “Death Note” Creators, Rescue Licenses and Cyber Monday Sales

Viz Media has outlined their plans for November digital manga releases, highlighted by last week’s debut of Platinum End, the new series by the creators of Death Note and Bakuman, offered as a digital exclusive from the VIZ Manga app,, the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP app, the website and also from ComiXology. Chapter 1 is available now for only $0.99, with new chapters of the series releasing monthly, simultaneous with Japan.


VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital manga magazine also delivers a pair of new series launches during November with the debut of a new chapter every week of Jojos’s  Bizarre Adventure: Part 3 – Stardust Crusaders along with the opening of a new “Jump Start” (three-chapter sample) manga action series – Buddy Strike – that starts on November 9th. 


Other new manga titles launching digitally this month include Arina Tanemura’s latest shojo series, Idol Dreams, the Shonen Jump fiction novel release of Naruto: Kakashi’S Story, and the exclusive series debut of rescue license series Zyword and Eureka Seven: Gravity Boys & Lifting Girls


IDOL DREAMS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·

DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!  

Catch the debut of this new series by famed shojo manga creator Arina Tanemura! 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!


NARUTO: KAKASHI’S STORY · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·

DIGITAL MSRP: $10.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!  

In this new fiction novel that also features artwork by NARUTO manga series 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.



DIGITAL MSRP: $0.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!

A brand new series being offered as a digital exclusive! From the legendary duo that brought you DEATH NOTE and BAKUMAN comes 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 in Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba’s newest series?


ZYWORD (One-Shot) · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·

DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Nov. 10th

Tamayo Akiyama, a former member of CLAMP, has crafted a fantasy adventure that will leave readers spellbound! Welcome to Zyword, a world filled with sorcery. When Zyword’s Araimel Kingdom is put under a spell, it’s up to the two sole survivors to save the citizens before they perish in an eternal sleep!



DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Nov. 17th   

This is the story of young Ruri and Sumner, the characters from the Sony Playstation Eureka Seven video games, now featured in their own original manga!


Cyber Monday Volume 1 Digital Manga Sale Preview:


The following Volume 1 editions will be available with special pricing for 24 hours ONLY on November 30th on and the VIZManga App:


  • ·         MY HERO ACADEMIA – $4.99
  • ·         SPELL OF DESIRE – $4.99
  • ·         MY LOVE STORY! – $4.99
  • ·         KISS OF THE ROSE PRINCESS – $4.99
  • ·         DEMON PRINCE OF MOMOCHI HOUSE – $4.99
  • ·         TIME KILLERS – $4.99
  • ·         TOKYO GHOUL – $4.99
  • ·         TWIN STAR EXORCISTS – $4.99
  • ·         ULTRAMAN – $4.99
  • ·         ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM – $4.99



November Digital Manga Bundle Promos (Available All Month):


BAKUMAN · $69.00

  • ·         Vols. 1-20 plus special gift with purchase – OTTER NO. 9 one-shot manga


NISEKOI · $20.99

  • ·         Vols. 1-5


ARATA THE LEGEND · Available bundle options:

  • ·         Vols. 1-10 – $41.99
  • ·         Vols. 1-15 – $54.99
  • ·         Vols. 1-20 – $60.99



  • ·         Vols. 1-5



Available bundle options:

  • ·         JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: STARDUST CRUSADERS Vols. 1-8 – $32.99 
  • ·         JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: STARDUST CRUSADERS Vols. 1-16 – $55.99 


Additional November digital manga updates also include new volumes for more than 25 other continuing VIZ Media series. Notable releases include not-to-be-missed volumes for BLEACH (Vol. 65), MY HERO ACADEMIA (Vol. 2), NISEKOI (Vol. 12), TERRA FORMARS (Vol. 9), and ULTRAMAN (Vol. 2), along with the series finales for YUKARISM (Vol. 4), CLAMP SCHOOL DETECTIVES (Vol. 3), and KAMIYADORI (Vol. 5).



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.