VIZ Media starts February with a new digital manga update that features a wide array of series debuts and new additions to scores of other continuing titles.

BehindTheScenes-01New manga series launches for the month include BEHIND THE SCENES!!, the latest romantic shojo comedy by the acclaimed creator of OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB. Also debuting in February will be NARUTO: SHIKAMARU’S STORY, the latest release in the series of NARUTO original prose novels. SCHOOL JUDGMENT: GAKKYU HOTEI is the tense new student courtroom drama by the artist behind the bestselling DEATH NOTE manga, while JUDAS rounds out February’s new series launches with its edgy supernatural action saga.

This month, VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP marks the 4th anniversary of the magazine’s move to a digital publication. A promotion is underway now and runs until February 8th offering a chance for new & renewing subscribers to win a variety of Shonen Jump products, including jackets, t-shirts and other unique items. Visit http://shonenjump.viz.com/ for more information!

Readers are also invited to browse February’s selection of Digital Manga Bundles that offer the opportunity to dive into multiple collected volumes from a wide selection of acclaimed series at special savings over buying the volumes individually. Bundles are available to readers for a limited time exclusively from VIZManga.com and comiXology.

BEHIND THE SCENES!!, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!
It’s two months into Ranmaru’s college career, and if he’s learned one thing, it’s that he’s really uncomfortable around other people. But when he stumbles into a zombie mob attack, he’s totally forced out of his comfort zone! Of course it’s just a movie shoot, but when he wakes up from his ignoble faint, he’s been whisked away behind the scenes with the Art Squad! Could this group of weirdos be what Ranmaru’s been looking for all his life?!

NARUTO: SHIKAMARU’S STORY · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $10.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!
This newest release in the series of NARUTO original prose novels continues the focus on key characters from the bestselling manga series and is complemented by cover art by Masashi Kishimoto. Two years after the Great Ninja War, Shikamaru spends his days racing around, hands full as one of Konoha’s key protectors. Then, large numbers of ninja from every region are reported missing. Even Sai disappears. And the place where the missing shinobi end up is the mysterious empire, the Land of Silence. As a ninja, as an adult, to protect all that he is responsible for, Shikamaru must do battle with the shadow of a new generation.

SchoolJudgment_01_coverSCHOOL JUDGMENT: GAKKYU HOTEI, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T’ for Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $6.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available Now!
At Tenbin Elementary, there is only one way to settle a dispute—in a court of law! All quarrels bypass the teachers and are settled by some of the best lawyers in the country…who also happen to be elementary school students. SCHOOL JUDGMENT is a new series that features story by Nobuaki Enoki, with artwork by Takeshi Obata, the famed artist behind the smash hit manga series DEATH NOTE as well as the hugely successful manga BAKUMAN。and ALL YOU NEED IS KILL (all of which are also published by VIZ Media).

JUDAS, Vol. 1 · Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens ·
DIGITAL MSRP: $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) · Available February 23rd
Judas, cursed for his sins, is the spirit of Death – he is without form, and has enslaved young Eve to carry out the most heinous of acts. Together in spirit and body, they must slay 666 people so that Judas can regain his humanity. Using Eve as his vessel of destruction, Judas’ dark, blood-soaked journey will leave a trail of sin, death, and – hopefully for Judas – redemption.

February Digital Manga Bundle Promos (Available All Month):

DEMON LOVE SPELL (Entire Series) · $23.99
· Vols. 1-6

HIKARU NO GO Bundle I · $39.99
· Vols. 1-10

HIKARU NO GO Bundle II · $52.99
· Vols. 1-15

HIKARU NO GO Bundle III (Entire Series) · $68.99
· Vols. 1-23

JIU JIU (Entire Series) · $15.99
· Vols. 1-5

KAZE HIKARU Bundle I · $41.99
· Vols. 1-12

KAZE HIKARU Bundle II (Entire Series) · $69.99
· Vols. 1-23

Additional digital manga updates for February also includes new volumes for 17 other continuing VIZ Media series. Notable releases include not-to-be-missed volumes for ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (Vol. 8), FOOD WARS! (Vol. 10), MY HERO ACADEMIA (Vol. 3), ONE PIECE (Vol. 77), and ULTRAMAN (Vol. 3) as well as shojo manga additions including MAID-SAMA 2-in-1 omnibus (Vol. 3), QQ SWEEPER (Vol. 2), and SO CUTE IT HURTS (Vol. 5). Also don’t miss the exciting series finales of CHEEKY ANGEL (Vols. 19 & 20), CROWN OF THORNS (Vol. 2), DEADMAN WONDERLAND (Vol. 13) and KANNAZUKI NO MIKO (Vol. 2).

The free VIZ Manga App continues to be the top application for reading digital manga and features a massive library of the most popular series in the world. Through the innovative VIZ Manga digital platform registered users are able to use one account to view their purchased manga across more devices than ever. New series and volumes are added every Tuesday. Fans can also find these titles and more for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the ComiXology, iBooks and Google Play Stores.

Most manga volumes are available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the VIZ Manga application starting from only $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Readers can also explore free Chapter 1 previews of every series. For more information, please visit VIZManga.com or www.VIZ.com/apps.

To learn more about VIZ Manga, please visit www.vizmanga.com.

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