At this year’s Anime Expo event, VIZ Media announced that they have licensed two new manga series!

The first is Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Fire Punch. The series will launch in January of 2018. VIZ Media describes the story of Fire Punch as follows:

In the not-too- distant past, the Ice Witch blanketed the world in snow, starvation and madness, leading the inhabitants to seek their salvation in fire. With that, an unusual destiny unfolds for two young orphans, Agni and Luna, blessed with the ability to regenerate. But will this ability prove to be more of a curse than a blessing?

The second series that VIZ Media licensed was Chie Shimada’s Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys. There is no official release date for this series other than VIZ stating that they will release it “early next year.” describes Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys as follows:

Kenka Banchou Otome – Girl Beats Boys, Hinako Nakayama has spent all of her life being raised in state-run orphanages, without ever knowing her family. As she’s about to enter high school, Hinako is approached by Hikaru, a boy who claims to be her twin brother.

According to Hikaru, Hikaru and Hinako are the children of the head of the powerful Onigashima yakuza family, and Hikaru wants Hinako to switches places with him at Shishiku Academy, an all-boys school overrun with the nation’s toughest delinquents. Can Hinako save her brother, find romance, and become the new boss of the school?

Of the two series, only Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys received a television anime, which finished airing on June 28 of this year. While Fire Punch has not been adapted into an anime, it has been nominated for several awards despite only publishing since April of 2016!

Fire Punch

Fire Punch

Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys

Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys

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