VIZ Media previewed six new manga they’ve acquired for 2017 to fans who gathered at New York Comic Con this past weekend. They include the music-driven romance in Anonymous Noise, the story of a queer woman finding her place in the music scene in After Hours, a survival treasure hunt adventure in Golden Kamuy, and the creepy flesh-eating drama of Tokyo Ghoul: Re, the new sequel to the bestselling manga series. Also announced was the launch of Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, which continues the action-packed ninja saga by famed creator Masashi Kishimoto, as well as Vampire Knight: Memories, an ongoing collection of short stories from the original series’ beloved creator Matsuri Hino.
More information on all of these titles will be announced in the near future, but for now, here are Viz’s descriptions for each release:
Anonymous Noise – Rated ‘T’ for Teens – Debuts Spring 2017
A girl who loves to sing, Nino Arisugawa experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! With music as their common ground and only outlet, how will her unrequited loves play out? Since both boys promised Nino that they would find her one day through her singing, she holds on to that hope and continues to reach out with her voice. Now in high school, Nino serendipitously reunites with Yuzu, but she yearns to see Momo again…
After Hours – Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens – Debuts Summer 2017
Emi Asahina is 24, unemployed, and not really sure what she wants to do with her life. When a friend invites her to a dance club, Emi doesn’t expect much but decides to give it a try…and ends up hiding in the corner after her friend ditches her for a dude! Emi figures the night is a bust, but then an exciting woman comes to her rescue. Kei is a DJ, and her effortless self-confidence captivates Emi. Is this the start of something special or just one wonderful night?
Boruto: Naruto Next Generation – Rated ‘T’ for Teens – Debuts Spring 2017
Naruto was a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He achieved his dream to become the greatest ninja in the village and his face sits atop the Hokage monument. But this is not his story… A new generation of ninja are ready to take the stage, led by Naruto’s son, Boruto!
Golden Kamuy – Rated ‘M’ for Mature – Debuts Summer 2017
The winner of the 2016 Manga Taisho Award. “Sugimoto the Immortal,” a surviving soldier of the Russo-Japanese War, seeks the riches promised by a gold rush in Hokkaido, Japan’s frozen north. Instead, he stumbles upon the tale of a vast stash of Ainu gold and sets off on a dangerous treasure hunt with only a young Ainu girl as his guide. Just one problem: the map to the treasure was tattooed on the skins of criminals, and Sugimoto has to vie with said criminals, the military, wild animals and even a specter of the Shinsengumi to piece together the map.
Tokyo Ghoul: Re – Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens – Debuts Fall 2017
A new sequel to the bestselling TOKYO GHOUL by creator Sui Ishida set after the events of the main series. The main character is Haise Sasaki, a Ghoul Investigator assigned to oversee a squad of unruly young Investigators that have had ghoul traits experimentally implanted into them. The pressure is on this experimental and temperamental squad to become the best Ghoul Investigators and their mettle will first be tested tracking down a gruesome ghoul known as “Torso.”
Vampire Knight: Memories – Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens – Debuts Summer 2017
Vampire Knight: Memories is a continuing collection of short stories from creator Matsuri Hino that delves into Yuki and Zero’s time as a couple in the past, and explores the relationship between Yuki’s children and Kaname in the present. These are gorgeously drawn and heartfelt stories sure to delight fans of the original series.