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    VIZ MEDIA Delivers Second Round of April Digital Manga Updates for iPad

    Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden and Arata: The Legend Join the Newest Additions to 15 Other Popular VIZ Manga Series Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen

    VIZ Media will round out April with a second block of monthly manga updates available exclusively for the VIZ Manga App for the Apple iPad mobile device. These latest updates will include the digital premiere of 5 new manga titles and updates to 15 other series that are also currently available. Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden is set to debut on April 18th, and Arata: The Legend will launch for the iPad on April 25th. The VIZ Manga App is available for free through the iTunes Store and all manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application for $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) per volume. More than 125 manga volumes are now available for download. Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden (Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) is the acclaimed sequel to Fushigi Yugi created by Yuu Watase and debuts digitally on April 18th. When schoolgirl Takiko Okuda attempts to destroy her father`s translation of The Universe of the Four Gods, she is instead sucked into the story, becoming the Priestess of Genbu in an epic journey to find the seven Celestial Warriors! Arata: The Legend (Rated ‘T’ for Teens) is a shojo manga series created by Yuu Watase and will debut for the iPad on April 25th. In a mythical world where humans and gods coexist, a ceremony marking the new governing princess is about to occur for the first time in 60 years. Only a girl from the Hime Clan may take this position, but the lack of females born to this family means that a boy called Arata must pose for the role. Meanwhile in modern-day Japan, a boy named Arata Hinohara is starting his new life in high school. He wants to put memories of his difficult past behind him, but things aren`t going to be simple when he discovers a mysterious connection to the first Arata... The second round of April updates also includes new additions to 17 other popular VIZ Media series currently available. Readers should check the app regularly, as new additions and free Chapter 1 previews of forthcoming manga series for the iPad are also featured. Twenty-seven series are now available on the VIZ Manga App; additional new manga volumes available the weeks of April 18th and April 25th include: April 18th: Absolute Boyfriend Vol. 2 Death Note Vol. 11 Dragon Ball Z Vol. 5 Kekkaishi Vol. 2 Meru Puri Vol. 4 Natsume`s Book of Friends Vol. 3 Naruto Vol. 22 One Piece Vol. 22 Rosario + Vampire Vol. 4 Rurouni Kenshin Vol. 11 Toriko Vol. 4 April 25th: Black Bird Vol. 2 Bleach Vol. 13 Claymore Vol. 8 D. Gray Man Vol. 9 Dragon Ball Z Vol. 6 Fairy Cube Vol. 2 Naruto Vol. 23 One Piece Vol. 23 Vampire Knight Vol. 6 For more information on the VIZ MANGA APP, please visit

    About VIZ Media, LLC

    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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