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VIZ Media Reveals Their August Lineup!

Take shelter from the summer heat with these great reads!

(Featured Image Source – VIZ Media)

Summer may have just started, but it is set to be great for amazing reads thanks to VIZ Media and their impressive lineup of August releases! From the world’s most popular performers to fan-favorite anime tie-ins, and every in-between, VIZ Media has something that you will just need to add to your collection.

Explore the story of some of the most beloved performers, BTS!

BTS: Blood, Sweat & Tears will be available August 11th.

“The Beatles for the 21st Century” —BBC
“BTS have exploded onto the global music scene with their distinctive brand of music, impressive choreography, and socially conscious lyrics. With multiple chart-topping albums and record-breaking music videos under their belt, this seven-man band, comprising of RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jin, V, Jimin, and Jungkook, are an unstoppable force.
In Blood, Sweat & Tears, K-pop columnist Tamar Herman explores the group’s origins, meteoric rise, wide-ranging activism, and close-knit relationship with their fans. With full color photos, spotlights on each member, and a play-by-play of their discography, this book is a celebration of all things BTS and a must-have for fans worldwide!”
via VIZ Media

Learn more about a monstrously epic game series!

Monster Hunter: World The Official Complete Works available on August 11th.

“Monster Hunter: World is one of the biggest games to release in years, and an epic game deserves an epic book! Explore the world of Monster Hunter firsthand with detailed commentary from the producers, beautiful reproductions of designs and concept art, spotlights on the weapons you can forge, and a trek through the story of the game— from the moment the Fifth Fleet made landfall in the New World all the way through the end of their hunt for Zorah Magadaros and their investigation of the Elder Crossing!”
via VIZ Media

A collection from a horror icon!

Venus in the Blind Spot will be available on August 18th.

“This striking collection presents the most remarkable short works of Junji Ito’s career, featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawa’s classic horror story “Human Chair” and fan favorite “The Enigma of Amigara Fault.” With a deluxe presentation— including special color pages, and showcasing illustrations from his acclaimed long-form manga No Longer Human– each chilling tale invites readers to revel in a world of terror.”
via VIZ Media

Ongoing Anime Tie-ins All Available on August 4th!

Naruto: Naruto’s Story–Family Day

“To celebrate Family Day, Konohagakure’s new holiday, Naruto and his daughter, Himawari, are on the hunt for an elusive must-have item. Hinata wants to make the day memorable for her family, and even Sasuke makes special time with his daughter, Sarada, and his wife, Sakura! At the end of the day, will Family Day be a success?”
via VIZ Media

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 4–Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vol. 6

“Yukako Yamagishi still loves Koichi Hirose, despite how their last rendezvous turned out! She’s so desperate for his love that she may make a drastic decision in order to win his heart—a decision that could have disastrous consequences when a new Stand appears! Is this an enemy Stand, or is it going to help her in her quest?”
via VIZ Media

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 15

“Tanjiro finally chases down the main body of the upper-rank demon Hantengu. However, dawn is approaching, and the rising sun is a threat to Nezuko. Tanjiro’s concern for his sister is a distraction from the focus he needs to fight Hantengu, and if he hesitates it could be the last mistake he ever makes! Elsewhere, Tamayo ponders the nature of Nezuko’s curse and how she could be so different from other demons.”
via VIZ Media

One Piece, Vol. 94

“The Straw Hats’ adventures in the samurai kingdom of Wano keep getting crazier! And when they learn the horrible truth about the Smile fruits, their fury explodes!! Meanwhile, Luffy’s still stuck in the labor camp with a whole army trying to kill him. Can he use this opportunity to get even stronger?”
via VIZ Media

Exciting New Releases!

Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki, Vol. 1 will be available on August 4th.

“After the Great Kanto Earthquake strikes, Suzuno and Takao are trapped in their burning home. Takao has only one chance to save his young daughter, and that is to send her into The Universe of the Four Gods!”
via VIZ Media

Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 5 will be available on August 4th.

“Everyone’s surprised when they find out Itadori is still alive, but there’s no time for a heartwarming reunion when Jujutsu High is in the midst of an intense competition with their rivals from Kyoto!”
via VIZ Media

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 25 will be available August 4th.

“Yona comes face-to-face with Su-won and tells him that war against Xing would be disastrous. She rushes back to Princess Kouren, but danger awaits in Xing!”
via VIZ Media

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution will be available on August 11th.

“As Mewtwo seeks revenge, Ash, Pikachu and friends find themselves at the center of its rampage! With the Pokémon world’s future at stake, will our heroes be able to overcome Mewtwo’s challenge?”
via VIZ Media

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Vol. 7 releases on August 11th.

“Link’s battle with his dark alter ego leaves him wounded and exhausted. With Midna gone, Link will need the Master Sword, but only one can wield that weapon.”
via VIZ Media

Pokémon Adventures Collector’s Edition, Vol. 3 releases on August 11th.

“Trainer Yellow, while on the hunt for Pokémon trainer, Red, continues to gather other Trainers, Gym Leaders and even a few enemies to fight against the Elite Four!”
via VIZ Media

Komi Can’t Communicate, Vol. 8 releases on August 11th.

“It’s time for the school trip to Kyoto, and even though Komi hasn’t been on one, she’s not worried. Until she’s assigned to be buddied with two girls she doesn’t even know!”
via VIZ Media

Blue Flag, Vol. 3 will be available August 18th.

“The two boys clash in an emotionally raw argument from the guilt and anger of an extreme accident. Futaba, worried about both of them, invites Taichi out in an attempt to cheer him up.”
via VIZ Media

Action, romance, horror, and behind the scenes looks, it is going t be a great August. You can preorder all these titles now, and check out the spectacular lineup of must-reads from VIZ Media by heading over to their official site.

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About Tai

Editor-in-Chief of the Tides. He has contributed articles and helped write for sites across the wide expanse of the internet. Comic book craving, video game playing, Star Wars fanboy at your service. Mention all forms of geekdom and you will have a friend in him.

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