VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the release of THE PROMISED NEVERLAND on December 5th.

The Promised NeverlandThe manga series, by writer Kaiu Shirai and artist, Posuka Demizu, will be released in print under the Shonen Jump imprint and is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens. Series volumes will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each. Volume 1 of THE PROMISED NEVERLAND also launches digitally on December 5th via viz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future print and digital editions of the series will be released in English on a quarterly basis.

In THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, Emma, Norman, and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn—what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.

“THE PROMISED NEVERLAND first thrilled readers in the pages of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP with its suspenseful story and gripping illustrations and has become one of the publication’s most popular titles of 2017,” says Alexis Kirsch, Editor. “We are pleased to present readers with the opportunity to expand their personal manga collections with this incredible tale in time for the holidays!

Writer Kaiu Shirai debuted in 2015 with Ashley Gate no Yukue on the Shonen Jump+ website. Shirai first worked with Posuka Demizu on the two-shot manga, Poppy no Negai, which was released in February 2016.

Posuka Demizu debuted as a manga artist with the 2013 CoroCoro series, Oreca Monster Bouken Retsuden. A collection of illustrations, The Art of Posuka Demizu, was released in 2016 by PIE International.

For additional information on THE PROMISED NEVERLAND and other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

ASTRA LOST IN SPACE, The new manga series, by Kenta Shinohara, will be released in print under the Shonen Jump imprint and is rated ‘T’ for Teens. Series volumes will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 each. Volume 1 is available now as a digital-first release viaviz.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play stores. Future print and digital editions of ASTRA LOST IN SPACE will be released in English on a quarterly basis.

As ASTRA LOST IN SPACE opens, it’s the first day of Planet Camp, and Aries Spring couldn’t be more excited! Aries, along with eight other strangers, leave for Planet McPa for a weeklong excursion. Soon after they arrive, however, a mysterious orb appears and transports them into the depths of space, where they find an empty floating spaceship…

“ASTRA LOST IN SPACE has thrilled readers of the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP free section with its engaging characters, unpredictable plot twists and next-level storytelling,” says Marlene First, Editor. “We’re proud to present readers with the series’ print release and invite them to experience a fantastic sci-fi survival epic this winter!”

Creator Kenta Shinohara began his manga career as an assistant to the legendary creator, Hideaki Sorachi, of GINTAMA (also published by VIZ Media). In 2006, he wrote and published a manga one-shot, Sket Dance, that began serialization in 2007 in Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan. Sket Dance went on to win the 55th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shonen manga category and inspired an anime adaptation in 2011. Shinohara began ASTRA LOST IN SPACE in 2016 for Jump+.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.

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Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years!