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One Piece: Ace’s Story and More Announced in VIZ Media’s Spring 2024 Slate

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VIZ Media took to its Twitter account on Friday morning to detail its latest slate of acquisitions for spring 2024 releases and one digital release for fall of this year. The slate spans manga and guides along with prose. The announcements follow the order as they appear on VIZ Media’s Twitter page, with the company also describing each series.


Marriage Toxin
Story by Joumyaku, Art by Mizuki Yoda 


Gero may be a master assassin, but he’s not exactly killing it in the romance department! Can marriage swindler Kinosaki help him find true love?


In the Name of the Mermaid Princess
Story by Yoshino Fumikawa, Art by Miya Tashiro


What happens if a mermaid princess DOESN’T have to give up her special abilities for love?


I Want to End This Love Game 
by Yuki Domoto


“Since childhood, Yukiya Asagi and Miku Sakura have played the Love Game, where they try to fluster each other with a simple “I love you.” But after falling in love for real and refusing to admit it, neither of them can afford to lose this battle!”


By Hirokatsu Kihara, Illustrations by Junji Ito


“This collection of prose with original illustrations from Eisner Award winner, Junji Ito, features nine tales of true unsolved mysteries and an original manga.”


Pokémon Adventures: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Story by Hidenori Kusaka, Art by Satoshi Yamamoto


“Sapphire and Emerald need Ruby’s help to stop a crisis of planetary proportions—a meteor hurtling toward their home!”


The Complete Pokémon Pocket Guide


“A massive, newly revised guide that covers 898 Pokémon! Fully illustrated and totally comprehensive, this two-volume series includes full-color pictures, descriptions, and stats on Abilities, moves, and Evolutions!”


 By Yuto Sano


“For the right price, these professional troubleshooters can solve any problem, whether they’re taking out the scum of the earth or destroying human-eating monsters!”


Tokyo These Days
By Taiyo Matsumoto

“Eisner Award winner Taiyo Matsumoto brings us a touching new story of the inescapable bonds between manga creators, their editors, art, and life itself, as told from the perspective of a disgraced manga editor.”


Jujutsu Kaisen: The Official Character Guide


“Dive into the world of jujutsu sorcerers and wicked cursed spirits with Jujutsu Kaisen: The Official Character Guide! This ultimate handbook features profiles of all the major characters and an exclusive interview between Gege Akutami and BLEACH creator, Tite Kubo!”


Splatoon 3: Splatlands
By Sankichi Hinodeya


“Goggles travels to the Splatlands, meets an inkling named Braid, and embarks on a fresh series of adventures set in the world of Splatoon!”


Status Royale
Story and art by Ru Xu


“Status Royale is THE game to master to join the rank of elite players in the competitive world of eSports. Follow Vell as her competitive spirit is unlocked.”


Steel of the Celestial Shadows
By Daruma Matsuura


“A down-and-out samurai who can’t even hold a sword enters a strange world of magic searching for honor and redemption.”


My Name Is Shingo: The Perfect Edition
By Kazuo Umezz


“A chilling science fiction tale of humanity and AI from classic horror manga creator Kazuo Umezz!”


Magilumiere Magical Girls Inc.
Story by Sekka Iwata, Art by Yu Aoki


“There’s never a dull day at the office when you’re a magical girl!”


Snowball Earth
By Yuhiro Tsujitsugu


“Young mecha pilot Tetsuo survives the last great battle against an alien horde. He awakens from his escape pod on Earth eight years later, to a world in ruins and frozen beneath a blanket of ice!”


Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You: Soulmate
By Karuho Shiina


“The story of Kimi ni Todoke continues in this sequel starring Sawako and her former rival Kurumi in college.”


One Piece: Ace’s Story–The Manga
Illustrations by Boichi, Original concept by Eiichiro Oda


“Based on the novel series One Piece: Ace’s Story, this action-packed prequel features the adventures of Luffy’s beloved brother Ace!”


One Piece: Shokugeki no Sanji
By Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki, Original One Piece concept by Eiichiro Oda 


The Food Wars! creative team cooks up a special One Piece one-shot! One Piece: Shokugeki no Sanji serves up all six original chapters in one collection.


Finally, Viz Media unveiled a digital exclusive title, slated for Fall 2023:


By Hideo Shinkai


Kareri Hoshifuri is an Earthchild, a special human imbued with powers by the earth itself. An unlikely romance with high schooler Reisuke Sawada has planet-sized consequences!


Source: VIZ Media on Twitter