Sunday, October 25, 2015

VIZ Media Announces Next Arc of "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure"


Second Story Arc Of Celebrated Shonen Jump Advanced Manga Series In Hardcover 2-In-1 Deluxe Print Editions; Complete BATTLE TENDENCY Story Arc Also Available Digitally

San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor, publisher and licensor of anime and manga in North America, announces the release of the electrifying next chapter of the acclaimed multi-generational paranormal action manga (graphic novel) series – JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – with the release of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 2 — BATTLE TENDENCY, Vol. 1 on November 3rd, 2015.

The opening volume of the second story arc of the long-running series, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 2 —­­­ BATTLE TENDENCY is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will be published in print with an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN. The series is presented in lavish 2-in-1 hardbound deluxe collector’s editions.

Digital versions of the complete 3-volume JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 2 – BATTLE TENDENCY story arc are available now for $10.99 each (US/CAN) across all platforms serviced by and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores.

As the BATTLE TENDENCY story arc opens, the Joestar family is called upon to do battle against evil again! This time, it’s Joseph Joestar, the grandson of Jonathan Joestar! And his enemies are more powerful and diabolical than ever! Behold! The terror of the Pillar Men!

"With its hyper-stylized art work and mind-melting action sequences, wonderfully outlandish characters and sprawling storyline, JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is a series as unique as it is compelling," says Urian Brown, Editor. "This new story arc, BATTLE TENDENCY, comes in gorgeous hardcover editions that old school fans will be proud to display on their bookshelves."

Also catch JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: PART 1 — PHANTOM BLOOD, Vols. 1-3 available now in print and digitally from VIZ Media and its Shonen Jump Advanced imprint.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE creator Hirohiko Araki made his manga debut in 1981 with the Wild West story, Busô Poker. He experimented with several genres, including mystery (Mashonen B.T.) and action-horror (Baoh), before beginning JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE in 1986. Propelled by imaginative storylines, weird imagery and individualistic artwork, JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE is one of the longest-running and most popular shonen manga in Japan. Araki’s current works also include a new series set in the JOJO’s universe, JoJolion.

Additional information on JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE and other manga series from VIZ Media is available at

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan.  Owned by three of Japan's largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.  VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products.  Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at


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