Viz Announces Summer 2022 Book Releases Including Junji Ito’s The Liminal Zone, Takashi Shiina’s Yashahime Manga


3 Naruto novels, Death Note Short Stories manga, Promised Neverland artbook, more

Viz Media announced its summer 2022 lineup on Saturday during New York Comic Con and on its social media. All of the below manga, novels, and artbooks are slated for a debut during that time period:

Title: The Liminal Zone (Genkai Chitai)
Author(s): Junji Ito
Summary: Three-time Eisner Award winner Junji Ito presents brand-new nightmares! A weeping woman, a forest of death, and more in four new stories in The Liminal Zone.


Title: Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon (Han’yō no Yasha Hime)
Author(s): Story and art by Takashi Shiina with main character design by Rumiko Takahashi
Summary: The hit anime series returns in manga form! The daughters of Inuyasha and Sesshomaru set out on a journey transcending time in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, Vol. 1!


Title: Crazy Food Truck
Author(s): Rokurou Ōgaki
Summary: Zero customers, a naked young lady, and an armed militia—it’s just another post-apocalyptic day for this food truck owner!


Title: The Elusive Samurai (Nigejōzu no Wakagimi)
Author(s): Yusei Matsui
Summary: In war-torn medieval Japan, a young samurai lord struggles to retake his throne, but not by fighting; Hojo Tokiyuki will reclaim his birthright by running away!

Viz Media is already releasing this title digitally.


Title: Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (Kubo-san wa Mob o Yurusanai)
Author(s): Nene Yukimori
Summary: In Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible a social butterfly makes friends with a wallflower—whether he’s ready or not!

Viz Media is already releasing this title digitally.


Title: Rooster Fighter (Niwatori Fighter)
Author(s): Syu Sakuratani
Summary: In Rooster Fighter, giant demonic monsters wreak havoc and level Japanese cities! While the citizens flee in terror, it’s up to one brave rooster to stand his ground!


Title: Ghost Reaper Girl (Ghost Girl)
Author(s): Akissa Saiké
Summary: Chloé’s trading her dreams of taking over the acting world to taking down evil spirits.

Viz Media is already releasing this title digitally.


Title: The Promised Neverland: Art Book World (Yakusoku no Neverland: Art Book World)
Author(s): Posuka Demizu
Summary: Featuring Posuka Demizu‘s incredible artwork, as well as creator commentary and interviews, The Promised Neverland: Art Book World is a beautiful and haunting gaze into one of today’s most popular Shonen Jump series.


Title: Marvel’s Secret Reverse
Author(s): Kazuki Takahashi
Summary: Spider-Man and Iron Man travel to Japan to battle an evil gaming magnate and his deadly new technology in Secret Reverse—a new addition to the Marvel Universe from Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi!


Title: To Strip the Flesh (Tōda Oto Tanpenshū: Niku wo Hagu)
Author(s): Oto Toda
Summary: In a moving collection of six short stories, To Strip the Flesh finds Chiaki setting out to remake himself in his own image and discovers more than just personal freedom with his transition—he finds understanding from the people who matter most.


Title: Death Note Short Stories (Death Note Tanpenshū)
Author(s): Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Summary: Kira’s story is over, but the Death Note’s is not…This imaginative complete collection of short stories by the series’ creators explores the impact and influence of the legendary Death Note.


Title: Naruto Retsuden novels:

  1. Naruto: Kakashi’s Story–The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince (Naruto: Kakashi Retsuden: Rokudaime Hokage to Ochikobore no Shōnen)
  2. Naruto: Sasuke’s Story–The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust (Naruto: Sasuke Retsuden: Uchiha no Matsuei to Tenkyū no Hoshikuzu)
  3. Naruto: Naruto‘s Story–Uzumaki Naruto and the Spiral Destiny (Naruto: Naruto Retsuden: Uzumaki Naruto to Neji no Tenmei)

Author(s): Jun Esaka, original concept by Masashi Kishimoto
Summary: A new series of Naruto novels in which Naruto’s allies and enemies take center stage in fast-paced adventures, begins releasing Summer 2022 with Naruto: Kakashi’s Story–The Sixth Hokage and the Failed Prince.


Viz Media will release the following works digitally only:

Title: Witch Watch
Author(s): Kenta Shinohara
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive! A teen witch wants to get familiar with her familiar! From the mangaka of Astra Lost in Space comes Witch Watch.

Viz Media is already releasing new chapters of the manga digitally as they are published in Japan.


Title: Our Blood Oath (Bokura no Ketsumei)
Author(s): Kazu Kakazu
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive! The Hizuki brothers may not be connected by blood, but they are bound by something stronger—a vampire oath.

Viz Media already released new chapters of the manga digitally as they were published in Japan.


Title: High School Family (Kōkōsei Kazoku)
Author(s): Ryō Nakama
Summary: A VIZ digital exclusive! High school is rough, but imagine going to school with
your whole family!

Viz Media is already releasing new chapters of the manga digitally as they are published in Japan.


Sources: Email correspondence, Viz Media‘s Twitter account





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