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Update (7/7): This is now up for pre-order on Amazon here.

Original (7/5): Kirby: Art & Style Collection is coming west in Spring 2020, Viz Media has revealed. The announcement was made this week at Anime Expo 2019.

Originally, Kirby: Art & Style Collection came out in Japan in November 2017. Made to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary, the hardcover collection has rare art and more.


The World Next Door has been given a new update, which adds an entire new feature. In “Versus Mode”, players can hone their battle skills in local 2-player battles to see who can claim the title of top spell-caster.

Here’s a trailer showcasing the new mode:

The World Next Door, a narrative-driven, action-adventure game, launches on the Switch eShop next Thursday. Have a look at some early footage below.

The World Next Door, first announced for Switch during the previous Nindies Showcase last August, has received a release date. Viz Media will release the game on March 28, the company has revealed.

For those who missed our previous coverage, here’s an overview and a trailer for The World Next Door:

At Anime Boston a few days ago, VIZ Media announced that it will release Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition in the west. Pre-orders have now started to open. You can reserve it on either Amazon or Amazon Canada.

Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition, which is hardcover by the way, features over 500 illustrations from Dragon Quest to Dragon Quest Heroes II. It also comes with a fold-out poster of the series timeline. Over 200 pages are included inside.

Dragon Quest Illustrations 30th Anniversary Edition previously released in Japan. At Anime Boston today, VIZ Media announced that the book is seeing localization. It’s due out in the west in December.

Dragon Quest Illustrations 30th Anniversary Edition is an archive of Akira Toriyama’s iconic illustrations and designs. Over 30 years of Dragon Quest titles, released from 1986 through 2016, are covered inside.


VIZ Media has announced that it will be localizing the Splatoon manga. It will debut in late 2017.

VIZ passed along the news on Twitter:

Originally, the Japanese publication CoroCoro hosted the Splatoon manga, which began in 2015. A new manga based on the franchise will premiere in its June issue.


We have several months to go until Free Comic Book Day 2017, yet VIZ Media is already confirming its involvement. Moreover, the publisher is planning something special for Zelda fans.

VIZ Media will make a special book available containing excerpts from the manga adaptations of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It will span 32 pages.

Free Comic Book Day 2017 will take place on May 6, 2017. You’ll be able to pick up the Zelda special from participating comic book stores.


The first volume of VIZ’s The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition manga series, which covers various Zelda games, has just been released. Now, we have some more concrete US release dates for remaining four issues:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 2: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages (January 10th)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 3: Majora’s Mask/A Link to the Past (March 14th)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass (May 9th)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 5: Four Swords (July 11th)

We also have some updated front and back covers for the first two volumes:

Back when VIZ Media announced the “Legendary Edition” volumes for the various Zelda manga, we heard about two that are arriving over the next few months. Ocarina of Time is up first in November, followed by Oracle of Ages/Seasons in January. We now have news about the two other volumes.

Majora’s Mask and A Link to the Past will comprise volume 3, with a release planned for March 2017. The Minish Cap and Phantom Hourglass will then follow in May.

It’s also worth mentioning that pre-orders for the third and fourth Legendary Edition volumes are on sale over at Amazon. Majora’s Mask/A Link to the Past as well as Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass are down to about $12.