Manga Releases by Viz Media in August 2018






Black Torch Vol. 1

Story & Art: Tsuyoshi Takaki
Price:$9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: Black Torch
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  Although he may appear rough-and-tumble, Jiro Azuma’s compassionate side emerges when it comes to the furry critters he can communicate with. But Jiro's soft spot for animals gets him in major trouble when a suspicious stray cat fuses with him, granting him exceptional power but also dragging him into humanity's hidden battle against powerful Japanese spirits, mononoke.






Black Clover Vol. 13
 Story & Art: Yuki Tabata

Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: Black Clover
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  After a successful trip to the Forest of Witches, Asta and friends receive some well-deserved time off. But when the Magic Knights assemble in the capital for a special festival, a new adventure awaits Asta and Yuno!






Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma Vol. 25

Story & Art: Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki, Contributer: Yuki Morisaki
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  The Régiment de Cuisine has begun, and with the weight of their expelled classmates’ hopes on their shoulders, Soma, Isshiki and Megishima step up to the plate first for the resistance! In true Soma style, Soma picks soba as his card’s theme ingredient, the very ingredient his opponent, Nene Kinokuni, specializes in! How can this very unlucky first-year possibly win now?




JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
Story & Art: Hirohiko Araki
Price: $19.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  As if fighting a small army of new foes isn’t hard enough, now some old familiar faces are coming back to haunt our heroes. Making matters worse, they’ve teamed up to get revenge! Then the story really gets wild when Iggy the dog Stand user faces a bird with Stand powers! It’s a battle of the beasts!



Haikyu!! Vol. 26
Story & Art: Haruichi Furudate
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shone Jump
Series: Haikyu!!
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  The practice game with Date Tech continues, and Karasuno clumsily dances around their new techniques in an attempt to break through the Iron Wall. But will any of these techniques work when even the Freak Quick can’t? Then, time passes, the new year rolls around and the Spring Tournament begins!




Kaze Hikaru Vol. 26
Story & Art: Taeko Watanabe
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shojo Beat
Series: Kaze Hikaru
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  Kondo, disillusioned by the weakened state of the shogunate, returns from Hiroshima in despair. Upon his return, he moves in with his mistress Mikyuki. Hijikata is on high alert, and he observes the couple very closely. What are Miyuki’s motives, and why is she staying with Kondo?



King of Strong Style: 1980-2014 
 Story & Art: Shinuske Nakamura
Price: $26.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Viz Media
Series: King of Strong Style
Category: Books
Synopsis:  Before he became a star of American professional wrestling, Shinsuke Nakamura was Japan’s “King of Strong Style.” Follow his life and career from the amateur grappling ranks to the Nippon Budokon, thrill to his matches against such legends as Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar, his reign as the youngest New Japan Pro-Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, and his success as a mixed martial artist.



Kuroko's Basketball Vol. 16 
 Story & Art: Tadatoshi Fujimaki
Price: $16.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: Kuroko's Basketball
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  In a flashback, the Miracle Generation players realize their immense talents as second-years in middle school. However, their newfound power causes a rift between them and everyone else. Meanwhile, a confrontation with Murasakibara ends up awakening Akashi’s true potential—but the incident only hastens the end of Teiko Middle School’s basketball club…




My Hero Academia Vol. 12
Story & Art: Kohei Horikoshi
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: My Hero Academia
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  Summer vacation is over, and it’s back to school for the students of U.A. High! But before classes can get started, Midoriya and Bakugo need to settle a beef between them that’s been a long time coming. Even if they can get past this bump in the road on the way to becoming superheroes, the hurdles will just keep getting higher and higher—the hero work studies in the upcoming year will bring them even closer to their goal…or their destruction!




One Piece Vol. 87
Story & Art: Eiichiro Oda
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: One Piece
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  The plan to assassinate Big Mom fails in the most spectacular way! And now Luffy and his co-conspirators are in a major bind. Big Mom is furious and her fearsome pirate crew is out for blood. Can the Straw Hats find a way to escape to safety?!



Platinum End Vol. 6
Story & Art: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: Platinum End
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  In order to save Mukaido, who's been trapped inside a fortified house of mirrors, Mirai makes a reckless move. Does Mirai actally have a plan to outwit Metropoliman, or has he sealed his own fate...?



Shortcake Cake Vol. 1
Story & Art: Suu Morishita
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shojo Beat
Series: Shortcake Cake
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  Ten Serizawa has a two-hour commute through the mountains to high school every day, so she can’t spend much time hanging out with her friends in the afternoon. She decides to move into the local boardinghouse, where one of her friends and three other boys are living. Ten’s friends consider her to be as oblivious as a rock when it comes to noticing boys and falling in love, but will she be able to keep her calm and steady heart in her new living situation?



The Promised Neverland Vol. 5
Story & Art: Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: The Promised Neverland
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  As Grace Field House goes up in flames, Emma and the other children make their run for freedom. With Mom refusing to give up and an army of demons at her call, this escape from captivity won’t be easy. Just what will Emma have to sacrifice to pull it off…?



Takane & Hana Vol. 4
Story & Art: Yuki Shiwasu
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shojo Beat
Series: Takane & Hana
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  Summer’s out, but Takane is so busy with work that he doesn’t have much time to spend with Hana! Enter Takane’s new assistant, Eiji Kirigasaki, an efficient helper who gains Takane’s trust and allows Takane to have more free time. Despite all the support he’s providing, however, Kirigasaki might have an ulterior motive that could lead to Takane’s downfall!




Toriko Vol. 43
Story & Art: Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Jump
Series: Toriko
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  The battle for the fate of the world quickly approaches its climax. The Earth struggles to keep itself from falling apart with Center violently erupting under its crust. Toriko has already consumed Center and has the power he needs to defeat Acacia and Neo! But even with Starjun and Midora helping him, will it be enough to put an end to this earth-shattering battle? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to Toriko!



Vampire Knight: Memories Vol. 2
Story & Art: Matsuri Hino
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shojo Beat
Series: Vampire Knight
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  These are the stories of what happened during the 1,000 years of Kaname’s slumber and the start of his human life. Neither the vampire aristocrats nor the vampire hunters approve of Yuki and Zero’s relationship. Zero must face opposition from the Hunter Society while also becoming the target of a vampire assassin. Meanwhile, Aido and Yori grow closer as a couple.



Yona of the Dawn Vol. 13
Story & Art: Mizuho Kusanagi
Price: $9.99
Release: August 7, 2018
Imprint: Shojo Beat
Series: Yona of the Dawn
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  Kang Su-jin, chief of the Fire Tribe, has been plotting to become the ruler of the Kingdom of Kohka—and now he’s started an uprising by attacking Su-won at Hiryuu Palace! As the armies clash on the battlefield, will Yona and her friends join the fray with so much on the line?!




Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition Vol. 2
Story & Art: Hiromu Arakawa
Price: $19.99
Release: August 17, 2018
Imprint: Viz Media
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. The brothers’ search for the Philosopher’s Stone leads them to a secret alchemical document which contains a gruesome truth.




Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Vol. 31 
Story & Art: Shinobu Ohtaka
Price: $9.99
Release: August 14, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Sunday
Series: Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  In order to rebuild the Kou Empire, Alibaba travels all over the world to establish a magical transport network to revive Kou. But his efforts are thwarted by Sinbad, whose friendship at times seems less than trustworthy. Meanwhile, Aladdin, Morgiana and Hakuryu hide out in the Great Rift, gathering strength for their return!




Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle Vol. 2
Story & Art: Kagiji Kumanomata
Price: $9.99
Release: August 14, 2018
Imprint: Shonen Sunday
Series: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  While waiting to be rescued, Princess Syalis makes herself at home by commandeering a bathtub, befriending (sort of) a cute demon girl and participating in a castle fitness challenge. Her plots to get some shut-eye include stealing ice from Ice Demons to cool off on a hot summer night, attempting to make her own waterbed, toying with magic spells and provoking an enchanted flower into releasing a soporific. And then the nightmares begin…



That Blue Sky Feeling Vol. 1
Story & Art: Okura, Coma Hashii
Price: $10.99
Release: August 14, 2018
Imprint: Viz Media
Series: That Blue Sky Feeling
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  When Noshiro transfers to a new school, he meets Sanada, a loner who doesn’t seem to have friends—or want any. The other kids whisper that Sanada keeps to himself because he’s secretly gay. But rather than scare Noshiro away, the rumor only makes him more interested. He sets out on a campaign to win over the surly Sanada, embarking on a surprising friendship.





Legend of the Galactic Heroes Vol. 7: Tempest
Story & Art: Yoshiki Tanaka, Daniel Huddleston
Price: $15.99
Release: August 21, 2018
Imprint: Haikasoru
Series: Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Category: Novel
Synopsis:  Reinhard, under his Golden Lion banner, is setting out to bend history and the universe to his will. Meanwhile, with no flag of their own to raise, Yang and his compatriots have escaped the murderous hands of the Free Planets Alliance's government and dubbed themselves the “Irregulars.” Yang receives word that an Imperial fleet is closing in on the capital of Heinessen, and in a daring move, recaptures Iserlohn Fortress. In the meantime, Reinhard’s invasion of the Free Planets Alliance proceeds steadily apace. Standing in the path of the Imperial fleet is a fleet of FPA Navy vessels commanded by the elderly Admiral Bucock. An old lion roars out a life-or-death challenge, and a young lion answers it—the final battle of the Free Planets Alliance now begins!





Tokyo Ghoul: re Vol. 6
Story & Art: Sui Ishida
Price: $12.99
Release: August 21, 2018
Imprint: Viz Signature
Series: Tokyo Ghoul
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  The CCG never thought that taking down the Rosewald family would be easy and, as expected, the casualties are piling up. Numbered among the wounded is Haise Sasaki, whose critical injuries leave him vulnerable when the past threatens to overwhelm him!




Mobile Suit Gundamn Thunderbolt Vol. 8
Story & Art: Yasuo Ohtagaki, Concept by Hajime Yatate and Yoshiyuki Tomino
Price: $14.99
Release: August 21, 2018
Imprint: Viz Signature
Series: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  The mission to recover Zeon’s Reuse P. Device technology leads Daryl Lorenz and his unit to the Rig, a network of oil platforms inside Nanyang Alliance territory now repurposed as a floating city. The Rig is a haven for refugees and deserters from both sides of the war, all living under the watchful eye of the warrior monks of the Alliance. Ordered to infiltrate the Rig undercover, Lorenz and his team must make contact with a Zeon operative and begin a covert operation to learn the secrets of the Nanyang Alliance and its leader, Sojo Levan Fu, who plans to do far more than simply mass-produce the Psycho Zaku…




RWBY Official Manga Anthology Vol. 2
Story & Art: Monty Oum & Rooster Teeth Productions, Art by Various Artists
Price: $12.99
Release: August 21, 2018
Imprint: Viz Signature
Series: RWBY
Category: Manga
Synopsis:  The heiress to the Schnee Dust Company is not someone to underestimate just because of her privileged background. These tales show how tough Weiss is—and how real. From a team of exciting new manga artists comes the second volume in a series of short story collections showcasing Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang!




Manga Releases by Viz Media in August 2018 Manga Releases by Viz Media in August 2018 Reviewed by Tyrone Dismuke on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 Rating: 5

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