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    November VIZ Manga Updates Includes Digital Firsts for Two Naruto Volumes

    Also Sees Debut of Natsume Ono’s Ristorante Paradiso And Gente, as Well as Updates to 17 Popular Series Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media continues to lead the digital manga revolution with a variety of new titles just announced for November that are available to read online on and also for digital download on the VIZ Manga Apps for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Among the notable new releases will be the two latest editions of Naruto – Volumes 54 and 55 – which will be made available on VIZ Media’s digital platforms several months in advance of their print counterparts. This is part of the "Shonen Jump Digital Warp", a speed-up of selection titles to bring North American readers up-to-date with Japanese releases to prepare fans for the debut of the digital Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha in January 2012. Naruto Vol. 54 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Available Today! Viaduct to Peace: Naruto and his team engage in an intense battle with the Akatsuki organization as both sides seek the power to determine the future of their land. Internecine fighting weakens the Akatsuki, but will their dark forces sideline Naruto?! Print edition debuts on January 3rd, 2012. Naruto Vol. 55 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Available November 21st The Great War Begins: Evil masterminds Kabuto and Madara instigate a skirmish with Naruto and friends on Turtle Island. The Allied Shinobi Forces prepare to attack, but are they ready for Kabuto`s horde of reanimated dead ninja?! Print edition debuts on March 6th, 2012. November also sees the debut of two titles from the critically acclaimed Natsume Ono. Ristorante Paradiso weaves a story around the lives of the staff of a restaurant in Rome, and in the follow-up manga, Gente, continues to follow the character’s romances, heartaches, hopes and dreams. Ristorante Paradiso · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Available Now! At the age of 21, Nicoletta travels to Rome to find her mother, Olga, who abandoned her long ago. Nicoletta finds her at Casetta dell`Orso, a charming little restaurant owned by Olga`s husband. The staff of bespectacled gentlemen welcomes Nicoletta warmly, but Olga`s reception is not so pleasant. Olga has never told her husband that she ever had children--and he must never know. Gente Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens · Available November 14th Buona sera! Welcome to Casetta dell`Orso, a quaint little restaurant in the heart of Rome. The food`s delicious, but the handsome staff of bespectacled gentlemen is the real draw. Follow these dashing men home and witness their romances, heartaches, hopes and dreams in this delightfully whimsical continuation of Natsume Ono`s beloved Ristorante Paradiso. Additions to 17 popular VIZ Media series are scheduled for November, with over 30 new manga volumes scheduled to make their digital debut. Updates include the rock-and-roll romantic drama of Ai Ore and the courtly royal intrigue of The Story of Saiunkoku, as well as the supernatural adventure of Bleach, the ongoing high seas pirate fun of One Piece, and the kinetic sci-fi action depicted in new weekly chapters of Neon Genesis Evangelion. New VIZ Media manga volumes launching include: November 7th: Bleach Vol. 32 Dengeki Daisy Vol. 6 Naruto Vol. 54 Neon Genesis Evangelion Chapter 14 Oishinbo Vol. 4 One Piece Vols. 54 & Vol. 55 Ouran High School Host Club Vol. 12 Ristorante Paradiso Vol. 1

    November 14th: Ai Ore Vol. 3 Black Bird Vol. 11 Bleach Vol. 33 Claymore Vol. 19 D. Gray Man Vol. 21 Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden Vol. 8 Gente Vol. 1 Kekkaishi Vol. 17 Neon Genesis Evangelion Chapter 15 One Piece Vol. 56 Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 26 November 21st: Bleach Vol. 34 Gente Vol. 2 Naruto Vol. 55 One Piece Vol. 57 Natsume`s Book of Friends Vol. 9 Neon Genesis Evangelion Chapter 16 Saturn Apartments Vol. 4 The Story of Saiunkoku Vol. 5 November 28th: Bleach Vol. 35 Gente Vol. 3 – Final Volume! Inuyasha VIZ Big Vol. 6 – Exclusive to the VIZ Manga App for iPad! Kekkaishi Vol. 18 Neon Genesis Evangelion Chapter 17 One Piece Vol. 58 Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 27 VIZ Media’s digital manga platforms allow for universal access to read manga from an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and now, for desktop/laptop computers and Android-powered devices with built-in web browsers. With one account, registered users may access their purchases across even more devices than ever. The free VIZ MANGA App continues to be the top app for reading manga on iOS devices and features a rapidly growing library of the most popular manga series in the world, currently offering over 40 series and 400+ volumes, with new additions and free Chapter 1 previews added weekly.

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    Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including magazines such as Shonen Jump and Shojo Beat, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; and website at

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