To wrap up 2019, the VIZ Media December releases include a new Blu-ray set and two new publishing releases. Fans of Bleach or anyone who saw Human Lost and was interested in the source material will want to pay attention to this month’s new releases.
First up from the VIZ Media December releases, Bleach Blu-ray Set 5 continues Ichigo’s fight against the Arrancars, all in beautiful HD and packed with bonus features. The popular supernatural Shonen Jump series Jujutsu Kaisen receives a long-awaited print and digital debut. Finally, horror master Junji Ito’s ultimate adaptation of an immortal work of Japanese literature, No Longer Human by author Osamu Dazai, will be available as a deluxe hardcover edition.
VIZ Media December Home Media Releases:
BLEACH Blu-ray Set 5
Blu-ray MSRP: $54.97 U.S. / $63.99 CAN
Available December 3rd
As Ichigo fears the growing strength of the Hollow within him, the Soul Society detects an attack on the World of the Living by Arrancars—Hollows with Soul Reaper powers created by the traitor Sosuke Aizen! Ichigo rushes to the aid of his friends, but his Hollow interferes. Can Ichigo master his inner self in time to help defeat the threat of the Arrancars? And who are the mysterious Visoreds who are interested in recruiting him? Set 5 features 28 episodes on four Blu-ray discs (Eps. 112-139). Bonus features include a VIZ staff commentary track that is available for select episodes, digital art gallery and clean opening and endings.
VIZ Media December Publishing Releases:
JUJUTSU KAISEN By Gege Akutami
MSRP: $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN
Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
Available December 3rd
In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryomen Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the supernatural!
NO LONGER HUMAN By Junji Ito
MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN
Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers
Available December 17th
Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holding up a mask for those around him as he spirals ever downward, locked arm-in-arm with death.
Osamu Dazai’s immortal―and supposedly autobiographical―work of Japanese literature, is perfectly adapted here into a manga by Junji Ito. The imagery wrenches open the text of the novel one line at a time to sublimate Yozo’s mental landscape into something even more delicate and grotesque. This is the ultimate in art by Ito, proof that nothing can surpass the terror of the human psyche.
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Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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