Pokemon Activity Book, New Series Takane & Hana: VIZ Media February 2018 Solicits

VIZ Media, one of the biggest manga publishers in the world, is launching a new series called Takane & Hana by Yuki Shiwasu. Plus, activity books are being put out for Pokemon and Neko Atsume Kitty Collector. This is in addtion to volumes for My Hero Academia, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, One Piece, and more.

POKEMON SEEK & FIND HC KANTO (C: 1-0-1)
Find your favorite Pokémon in these first of five full-color activity books! Pick your adventure: will you search for the special Pokémon of Kanto? Or will you seek fan favorite Pikachu? Each volume of the Pokémon Seek and Find series includes tons of Pokémon-packed seek-and-find illustrations as well as fun facts or creative quizzes about the Pokémon you find. (STL071374) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
HC, 32pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM GN VOL 20 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Yusei Matsui
The battle for Koro Sensei’s life against a multinational operation’s soldiers and weaponry is difficult enough, but now his creator and former protégé, mad scientist Yanagisawa and Grim Reaper II, join the battle to destroy him-and they’ve both had major enhancements! But the stakes abruptly change when a 3-E student is fatally caught in the crossfire… If there’s one thing that enrages 3-E’s teacher, it’s harming-let alone killing-his students! Koro Sensei’s fury and ingenuity know no bounds, even as fate inexorably catches up to him…
For older teen audiences. (STL071040) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

FOOD WARS SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA GN VOL 22 (C: 1-0-1)
(W) Yuto Tsukuda (A/CA) Shun Saeki
In stage three of the advancement exams, Soma must beat the new Council of Ten’s ninth seat—and it’s Akira Hayama?! Although Soma isn’t happy to see Hayama sporting Central’s badge on his chest, he can’t hide his excitement over a rematch with the very person who snatched the Fall Classic win from him! (STL071047) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

JOJOS BIZARRE ADV 3 STARDUST CRUSADERS HC VOL 06 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Hirohiko Araki
As our heroes close in on where they think DIO is, the enemies they fight become more and more dangerous. Trapped in the desert, they face a liquid foe that can pierce steel and attacks any vibration. If they move, they die! Can they find the Stand user before he turns them into Swiss cheese?! (STL071053) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 324pgs, B&W SRP: $19.99

MY HERO ACADEMIA GN VOL 11 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Kouhei Horikoshi
Bakugo’s abduction by the League of Villains was a carefully calculated move designed to draw out the heroes-All Might in particular-and destroy them. Midoriya and his friends set out on a rescue mission that eventually pulls in not only All Might but also several other heroes! The casualties mount, until at last the mastermind of the plot appears-All for One, the only villain powerful enough to take on All Might head-to-head and possibly win!
For teen audiences. (STL071058) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 208pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

PROMISED NEVERLAND GN VOL 02 (C: 1-0-1)
(W) Kaiu Shirai (A/CA) Posuka Demizu
Behind the facade of a happy orphanage, the children of Grace Field House are secretly being raised as food for demons! Determined to save themselves and the other kids, Emma, Norman and Ray begin planning an escape. But their caretaker, “Mom” has brought in extra help to keep the orphans in line…
For older teen audiences. (STL071297) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

TOKYO GHOUL RE GN VOL 03 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Sui Ishida
Operation Auction Sweep has turned into a bloodbath as the investigators face off against the ghouls of Aoigiri Tree’s security forces. And with victory for the CCG far from assured, investigator Toru Mutsuki must escape from behind enemy lines. His only help comes from Kuki Urie, the ex-Squad Leader of the Quinxes, whose only allegiance is to his next promotion. With such a dubious ally and flesh-hungry Ghouls all around, does Toru even have a chance?
For older teen audiences. (STL071075) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 248pgs, B&W SRP: $12.99

BLACK CLOVER GN VOL 10 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Yuki Tabata
In order to heal his badly injured arms, Asta and his friends head to Vanessa’s homeland, the Forest of Witches. The Witch Queen who lives there may have the power to fix Asta’s arm, but can he pay the price she demands…?
For teen audiences. (STL071042) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

ONE PIECE GN VOL 85 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Eiichiro Oda
With Sanji forced into a political marriage by his scheming family, Luffy and members of the Straw Hats enter enemy territory to try to rescue him. But up against Big Mom, an Emperor of the Sea, do they even stand a chance? (STL071063) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

HAIKYU GN VOL 20 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Haruichi Furudate
The fourth set of the Miyagi Prefecture qualifier round finals is quite the nail-biter! Karasuno’s back is against the wall, and there’s no room left for error. Their middle blockers continue to give it all they’ve got as the tense back-and-forth continues, but towards the end of the set, Kageyama starts looking a little off…! With loss looming overhead, can Karasuno pull themselves back together and win the game?! (STL071051) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

YU GI OH 3IN1 TP VOL 13 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Kazuki Takahashi
In a life-or-death match of Duel Monsters, Yugi fights for the most powerful magic of all-his forgotten Egyptian name! And in the 3,000-year-old Millennium World, forces of good and evil clash in a final battle. What will Yu-Gi-Oh face at his final destination in present-day Egypt? Will the bonds that hold the pharaoh’s soul be broken at last? Find out in this final volume!
For teen audiences. (STL071080) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 416pgs, B&W SRP: $14.99

NEKO ATSUME KITTY COLLECTOR SC WHERE AM I MEOW ACTIVITY (C:
(W/A/CA) Hit-Point
An official activity book with so many ways to enjoy the Neko Atsume kitties: seek-and-finds, stickers and the only place to find the official kitty bios! This book makes it easy for you to explore the wider world of Neko Atsume with exclusive kitty habitats that take you out of the yard and into your imagination. Come play with them! (STL071060) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 112pgs, FC SRP: $14.99

NEKO ATSUME KITTY COLLECTOR SC HAIKU SEASONS OF KITTY (C: 1-
(W/A/CA) Hit-Point
Have you ever wondered what the Neko Atsume kitties get up to when they’re not playing with the toys you set out for them or leaving you fish…? Turn the inventive pages of this haiku almanac and find out! (STL071061) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 128pgs, FC SRP: $10.99

TAKANE & HANA GN VOL 01 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Yuki Shiwasu
The meeting between Takane and Hana ends in an explosive manner, and Hana is convinced that she’ll never have to see that awful Takane again. But Takane actually seems interested in Hana! Exasperated by Takane’s immature attitude, yet amused and intrigued despite herself, Hana wonders if her hilarious rivalry with Takane just might lead to love!
For teen audiences. (STL071320) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 5×7, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

YONA OF THE DAWN GN VOL 10 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Mizuho Kusanagi
Yona and her friends have taken to calling themselves bandits and have been protecting Fire Tribe villages from cruel government officials. Meanwhile, Kang Tae-jun, the Fire Tribe chief’s second son, goes to Katan Village with orders to eliminate the bandits there. He still believes that he’s killed Yona-but suddenly, he hears her voice! What will happen when they come face-to-face again?
For teen audiences. (STL071078) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

SP BABY GN VOL 02 (MR) (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Maki Enjoji
Tamaki, the rookie in the Security Police, is working as a bodyguard for Kagetora Sugou, the prime minister’s nephew. But Kagetora is acting more like a boyfriend than a boss. Will Tamaki let down her guard and accept his advances?
For older teen audiences. (STL071310) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
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SC, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT GN VOL 06 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Yasuo Ohtagaki
From the frozen wastes of Antarctica to the abyssal depths of the ocean, Operation Thunderbolt is under way. Io Fleming heads back into battle aboard the Federation MS carrier Spartan. While taking a perilous course through the Antarctic Ocean, Spartan is pursued by a Zeon submarine unit. Io takes the controls of the awesome new RX-78AL Atlas Gundam, but as always, it’s not the machine but the pilot that makes the difference in the unforgiving crucible of combat.
For older teen audiences. (STL071057) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 236pgs, B&W SRP: $14.99

BEHIND THE SCENES GN VOL 05 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Bisco Hatori
Love is in the air at Shichikoku University, until it plummets to the ground to be trampled into the dirt by uncaring feet! Ranmaru, Ruka and Soh are all suffering from various levels of unrequited interests, and all three deal with their painful affections in different ways. (STL071318) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 5×7, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

BLEACH 3IN1 TP VOL 22 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Tite Kubo
The Quincy invasion of the Soul Society continues, and it seems like there is nothing the Court Guards can do to stop it! Yhwach and his special Stern Ritter troops have bizarre and frightening powers that threaten to defeat even the strongest of the captains. Is this the Soul Reapers’ last stand?
For teen audiences. (STL071043) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 592pgs, B&W SRP: $14.99

ORESAMA TEACHER GN VOL 23 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Izumi Tsubaki
It’s Mafuyu’s last year of high school! With Miyabi and most of the delinquents safely graduated, Mafuyu and her friends are looking forward to a peaceful final year. But a mysterious new first-year is up to something sinister, and her schemes quickly take Mr. Saeki out of the picture. Now the fate of the whole school rests on the shoulders of the suddenly advisorless Public Morals Club!
For teen audiences. (STL071317) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 5×7, 200pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

KUROKO BASKETBALL 2IN1 TP VOL 10 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Tadatoshi Fujimaki
Seirin’s fighting an uphill battle against Murasakibara and Himuro of Yosen. But a bit of inspiration from Kise helps Kagami get in the zone! Meanwhile, Himuro’s encouragement finally convinces Murasakibara to take the game seriously! (STL071054) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 384pgs, B&W SRP: $16.99

HAYATE COMBAT BUTLER GN VOL 31 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A) Kenjiro Hata
Idol singer Ruka and ex-heiress Nagi share the same improbable dream-to become hit manga artists. Nagi may not have art skills, a work ethic or the ability to write a coherent plot, but she’s an expert on two things: geekiness and money. Can she create a best seller through the sheer power of viral marketing? And how will Ruka fare in her radical alternative plan to actually draw a darn comic?
For older teen audiences. (STL071319) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 5×7, 184pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

TORIKO GN VOL 41 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
God has appeared and has taken on the form of…a giant frog?! Toriko and Neo must battle it out for a taste of this king of ingredients while God tries to destroy everyone and everything around him! Brunch and Aimaru escape in the confusion to go collect Center-an ingredient necessary to give Toriko the power he needs to defeat Neo. Meanwhile, its Food Luck vs. Food Luck when Starjun goes toe-to-toe with Joie. Can the Earth hold up through all of these intense fights, or will it crumble under the strain?
For teen audiences. (STL071311) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

MAGI GN VOL 28 (C: 1-0-1)
(W/A/CA) Shinobu Ohtaka
The Kou Empire has fallen to civil war as the forces of Koen and Hakuryu battle on the Kanan Plain. Koen’s powerful Western Army boasts more men and Metal Vessel users, but Hakuryu has a secret weapon that could turn the tide. Elsewhere, in another dimension, Alibaba’s and Judar’s souls continue their strange journey in exile, searching for the enigmatic being that can save them…
For teen audiences. (STL071296) (C: 1-0-1) NOTE: Available worldwide.
SC, 5×7, 192pgs, B&W SRP: $9.99

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