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Viz-in Vol. 12 No. 9

    September 01, 2000

viz-in vol. 12, no. 9 Your One-Stop Monthly Manga & Anime Connection!



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ANIMERICA EXTRA, VOL. 4 #1 DECEMBER '00

manga anthology b&w, 128 pages $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # MAE0401

NEW MANGA! REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA!

She's here! Idealistic young swordswoman Utena Tenjo has joined

ANIMERICA EXTRA with the spellbinding REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA by

shôjo manga master Chiho Saito! Each issue of ANIMERICA EXTRA

contains romance, fantasy, mystery, and science fiction stories from

the artists who move the world of manga. Each issue features reviews

and columns by the most informed manga authorities in the U.S. today.

There are no other magazines that give you this kind of star power,

this excitement, and are this devoted to doing manga and doing it

right! IN THIS ISSUE: REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: Rescued by a

mysterious prince as a child, Utena Tenjo made a decision that would

change her life: she would grow up to be a prince herself. The manga

begins with a sequence set before the TV series! VIDEO GIRL AI: As

the school year goes on, Nobuko tries to win Yota's affection.

Meanwhile, Yota tries to befriend this new Ai -- this human Ai? --

who has no memories of her previous life as a video girl. MARIONETTE

GENERATION: While hiding in the closet, Kinoko overhears Izumi and

Kozue in a private moment. FUSHIGI YUGI: Miaka, Chichiri, Tasuki and

Nuriko head to Qu-Dong to rescue Tamahome, while Yui makes her final

play for her prisoner's affections. STEAM DETECTIVES: Ling Ling

recovers from her wounds at Steam Detectives HQ, but why has she

forgotten the layout of the place? X/1999: Kamui arrives at CLAMP

Academy as the genetically engineered Nataku awakens.



DRAGON BALL, VOL. 3

story and art by Akira Toriyama

Viz graphic novel, b&w, 192 pages $14.95 USA/$23.00 CAN

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # GDB0003

DON'T CALL HIM "CHESTNUT HEAD"...HIS NAME'S KURIRIN!

The world's greatest martial arts manga! When young Son Goku, a super-

strong boy with a monkey's tail, met Bulma, a girl from the city, he

left his mountain home to join her on her quest for the Dragon Balls.

Goku soon found that the world was full of plenty of

challenges...but

with his nyoi-bô, a legendary magic staff, and the kintô-un, a

flying

cloud, he's ready to face anything! This graphic novel starts to

bridge the gap between the short-lived DRAGON BALL TV series and the

much-later-in-the-continuity DRAGON BALL Z, explaining how Goku grew

up and met his friends. This volume collects DRAGON BALL PART 2 #1

(second half) through PART 2 #7 (first half). IN THIS VOLUME: With

the quest for the Dragon Balls over, Goku goes to the remote house of

the Turtle Hermit, Kame-sen'nin, to be trained in the martial arts.

There, the girl-ogling old master promises to teach Goku everything

he knows...and prepare him for the Tenka-ichi Budôkai, the great

tournament to determine the Strongest Fighter in the World! But

Goku's fellow student, the Shaolin monk Kuririn, isn't above cheating

to be the best. These two kids must learn to get along as they

undergo the weirdest, wildest martial arts training ever!!



DRAGON BALL Z, PART 4 #1

story & art by Akira Toriyama

15-issue monthly series b&w, 32 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # CDBZ0401

BATTLEFIELD NAMEK

Martial artists in space? Science fiction meets superheroes? Whatever

you call it, it's DRAGON BALL Z, the stellar manga series that became

the hit anime series! On the planet Namek, the hired killer Vegeta

defies his former master Freeza and searches for the seven Dragon

Balls which, when gathered together, will grant his wish for

immortality. But Freeza's right-hand man, Zarbon, is on Vegeta's

tail! Which one will win...and in the confusion, can our much

weaker

heroes somehow save Namek and stop them both?



SILENT MOBIUS: LOVE AND CHAOS #1

6-issue monthly series story & art by Kia Asamiya

b&w, 32 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # CSM0801

ALL POINTS BULLETIN

The original cyberpunk series by Kia Asamiya, the most widely

published manga artist currently in the U.S.! Sworn to defend their

city, A.M.P. agents Kiddy and Nami hunt the dark streets of 2028

Tokyo for the wormlike Lucifer Hawk that can possess and consume

cyborgs. It failed to control Kiddy once, but there's always a next

time. And now, A.M.P.'s most dangerous opponent may be a human

being...



X/1999 VOL. 7: RHAPSODY

Animerica Extra graphic novel, story & art by CLAMP

b&w, 184 pages $15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN

SHIPS 12/ 7 Cat # GX99007

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE YOUR DESTINYS

From CLAMP, the creators of CARDCAPTORS and MAGIC KNIGHT RAYEARTH!

Tokyo is no ordinary city. Built with magic, its buildings embody

reality itself...like a voodoo doll for the Earth, if Tokyo is

destroyed, so is the world. The Seven Seals and the Seven Harbingers,

both groups of powerful psychics and occultists, have known for years

that the city can belong to only one of them. The Seals want to

protect the world; the Harbingers, to destroy it. And as this war of

destiny draws closer, there is only one random factor: young Kamui,

the strongest psychic of all...a misanthrope who has chosen no

side,

but only wants to protect his childhood friends Fuma and Kotori. This

volume contains the stories from ANIMERICA EXTRA Vol. 3 #1 through

Vol. 3 #8. IN THIS VOLUME: Kotori's life shatters! Exploding to

pieces, Kamui's aunt Tokiko dies giving birth to the sacred sword

that is his birthright. The gory sight triggers a frightening

personality change in Fuma, and drives Kotori mad, reminding her of

the long-ago death of her mother. But on the inside, Kotori is quite

sane. In her sleeping mind, she meets her dead mother in the Sea of

Tears, and then the prophet Kakyo, who awakens her powers as a

dreamseer. Then an earthquake shakes Tokyo, startling the Dragons of

Heaven and Earth with the presence of one of their equals. He is

Sakura-zukamori, the sorcerer of the inverted pentacle and the hated

enemy of the medium Subaru (from CLAMP's TOKYO BABYLON). Who among

all these people of power is the "other" Kamui...Kamui's Twin Star?



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VOYEURS, INC., VOL. 2

Pulp graphic novel story & art by Hideo Yamamoto

b&w, 208 pages $15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN MATURE READERS ONLY

SHIPS 12/14 Cat # GVI0002

WHERE YOUR EYES DON'T GO

In the sordid back streets of Tokyo, the horny private investigators

of Voyeurs, Inc. were born: suave Ken of the two-colored eyes, Smile

the pompadoured goofus, Cho, the middle-aged voice of reason, and

Husky, the Husky (dog). Wedding the latest surveillance equipment and

the oldest human motives, they'll spy anywhere to expose lies, crimes

and outright perversion. Whether it's a cheating spouse or a

prostitution ring, no secret is safe from them...for the right

price!

This volume contains the stories from PULP Vol. 3 #11 through Vol. 4

#7. IN THIS VOLUME: With Ken's hard (but hardly impartial) efforts,

the Voyeurs discovered that Tokyo teenager Reika was actually running

a prostitution ring. But as their former client, Reika's father

didn't take the news well...and now "daddy" is taking an unhealthy

interest in his little girl. As his incestuous intentions become

increasingly clear and revolting, he injures Reika's mother and

forces his daughter to go with him to a remote ski lodge. Is Reika

psychologically able to resist? With his partners tied up in other

assignments, only Ken's own obsession with Reika puts him on the

trail of the insane father...but will he be too late?



NO NEED FOR TENCHI! VOL. 9: THE QUEST FOR MORE MONEY

Viz graphic novel story& art by Hitoshi Okuda

b&w, 184 pages $15.95 USA/$24.95 CAN

SHIPS 12/14 Cat # GNT0009

HER BOYFRIEND'S BACK

Science fiction comedy based on the anime series from Pioneer! It all

started when high school student Tenchi freed the alien pirate Ryoko

from her captivity on Earth. Soon enough, her friends and enemies

showed up: alien princess Ayeka, mad scientist Washu, ditzy space cop

Mihoshi...Surrounded by beautiful, feuding alien women, poor Tenchi

is either the luckiest or the most miserable boy on Earth! Contains

all of NO NEED FOR TENCHI! PART 9. IN THIS VOLUME: After a prolonged

drinking binge, the Tenchi household must face one of the most

dreaded events in the universe...they're broke! Following a strange

dream and a buried memory, Ryoko leads the group into space in search

of a lost treasure...only to find their potential source of revenue

is

guarded by the man who she loved before Tenchi!?! With a villainous

space pirate and his robot partner pursuing them, Ryoko must decide

whether to trust her present love for Tenchi or remember the nature

of her old relationship with Ibara...and what kind of person has he

grown up to become in the last 800 years?



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POKEMON ADVENTURES, PART 3 #5: RETURN TO VIRIDIAN GYM

7-issue monthly series story by Hidenori Kusaka art by MATO

b&w, 32 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # CPA0305

THE BIG BOSS Saffron City has been saved, and now Red is tracking

down the perpetrator: Giovanni, leader of Team Rocket! After

following Giovanni through Viridian Forest, he prepares for the fight

of his life...against Cloyster, Nidoking and Graveler! "No little

kid is a match for me!"



MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY, PART 3 #2: THE POKEMON-WATCHER'S DIARY

4-issue monthly series story & art by Yumi Tsukirino

monthly, b&w, 40 pages squarebound format $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # CPJ0302

ABRACADABRA! Almond is writing a spy book documenting all his

sightings of Pokemon! But he shouldn't have shown it to his Pokemon

friends, because now they all want to help! Then Walnut the ninja

joins our heroes in picking sweet potatoes, but while picking a peck

of potatoes they find themselves picked...by Abra?!



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MAISON IKKOKU, VOL. 25: WELCOME TO THE DOGHOUSE

2 episodes per volume English subtitled color, stereo, 52 mins.

$28.95 USA

SHIPS 12/14 Cat # VMIS025

THE MYSTERY MAN Desperate to overcome his paralyzing fear of dogs,

Mitaka enlists (or should that be, has thrust upon him) the help of

Ikkoku's determined residents. AND THEN: A new Ikkoku resident?

Having lost a spouse, just like the manager, a strange sympathy

strikes up between the two. What will it mean for Kyoko and Godai's

burgeoning relationship? Re-solicited from November.



RANMA 1/2, SEASON 6 VOL. 1: WHO DO? VOODOO

2 episodes per volume English dubbed color, stereo, 52 mins. $24.95

USA

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # VRAD0601



MORE WEIRDOS FOR YOUR ANIME DOLLAR Interfere with a girl and the

idealized image she holds of her papa at your own peril! Kuno's ready

to give his delinquent dad the boot, but Kodachi seems to need him

now more than ever. Can the cranky upperclassman put up with the

indignities for his sister's sake? AND THEN: There's a new kid in

town! A really creepy kid! Who puts nails into stuff. And carries

voodoo dolls. And also has a crush on Akane! Re-solicited from

November.



RANMA 1/2, MARTIAL MAYHEM, SUBTITLED EDITION: MARRY ME, AKANE

2 episodes per volume subtitled color, stereo, 52 mins. $28.95 USA

SHIPS 12/21 Cat # VRMMS102

HERE'S THE RING TO PROVE THAT I'M NO JOKERS Ranma and Ryoga have

always competed in the martial arts, but now, with Ryoga's proposal

to Ranma's fiancée, their romantic rivalry is coming to the

boiling

point, too...Then, an argument over food (what else?) send Genma

storming out of the Tendo Dojo in a huff-and he's taking his son with

him! Re-solicited from November.



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NEON GENESIS EVANGELION BOOK 5, #3

REGULAR 7-issue monthly series

story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto original concept by Gainax

monthly, b&w, 32 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION 7-issue monthly series

story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto original concept by Gainax

monthly, b&w, 32 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/21 Cat # CEV0503

MOTHER DO YOU THINK THEY'LL DROP THE BOMB? Once again, Shinji finds

himself alone in her room with pale, beautiful, blue-haired Rei

Ayanami...but this time, he actually talks to her, and the subject

shifts to Shinji's father, the head of the Evangelion project. Then,

Shinji joins his father to visit his mother's grave, out in the

endless fields of tombstones marking the millions who died in the

Third Impact...



AQUA KNIGHT, PART 2, #3

5-issue monthly series story & art by Yukito Kishiro

monthly, b&w, 48 $3.50 USA/$5.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/28 Cat # CAK0203

THE KEEP ON THE BORDERLAND The scrape of crab claws. The drip of

water on ancient stone. As Ruliya pursues Ashika across the sea, a

hooded boatsman invites her to stay the night in a giant castle

rising from the ocean floor. But as she accepts the hospitality of

the Akuma Knight, she finds herself growing drowsy, and forgetting her

quest...Plus, in this issue, see Ruliya's childhood!



EL HAZARD: THE MAGNIFICENT WORLD #4

5-issue series story & art by Hidetomo Tsubura

monthly, b&w, 40 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/28 Cat # CEH0004

LIKE CLOCKWORK In the court of Roshitaria, our heroes have an

audience with her royal highness, Princess Rune Venus, who explains

the ancient lost technology which is part of the "magic" of El

Hazard. Then, descending into the palace dungeon, Makoto is surprised

to find that he has the innate power to operate the artifacts!



NO NEED FOR TENCHI!, PART 10 #4

7-issue series story & art by Hitoshi Okuda

monthly, b&w, 32 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/28 Cat # CNT1004

NO NEED FOR SASAMI She cooks. She cleans. She's the youngest person

in the household. And she just can't take it any more! When Ayeka's

little sister Sasami decides to stop babysitting her elders, the rest

of the Tenchi gang are left with a particularly wild party to clean

up.



DRAGON BALL, PART 3 #7

story & art by Akira Toriyama 14-issue monthly series

b&w, 32 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # CDB0307

MONKEY IN THE CITY Bearing the rescued mayor and the 2nd Dragon Ball,

Goku and Mechanical Man No. 8 are welcomed back by the grateful

people of Jingle Village! But how will Goku find the other Dragon

Balls when the Dragon Radar stops working? His only choice is to get

help from Bulma...by going to her home in the Metropolis!



EAGLE: THE MAKING OF AN ASIAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT #11: SUPER TUESDAY

14-issue series story & art by Kaiji Kawaguchi

b&w, 104 pages $6.95 USA/$10.95 CAN

SHIPS 12/28 Cat # CEA0011

THE OTHER WOMAN In a Texas bar, Yamaoka and a Dallas power broker

find common ground from their years in Vietnam. Meanwhile, as Super

Tuesday draws close and California becomes a political battleground,

Yamaoka is hit with a new scandal: a scandal named Maria Estefano.



RANMA 1/2, PART 9, #8

11-issue series story & art by Rumiko Takahashi

monthly, b&w, 32 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/21 Cat # CRA0908

KAMEHAMESWHA!? Ranma tries to focus his chi to learn a new technique

that can counter Ryoga's shissei hokkodan! His best chance is to use

the tiger chariot, the moko takabisha!!! With both of them shooting

fireballs, it's collateral damage time at Furinkan High!



INU-YASHA, PART 5 #7

11-issue series story & art by Rumiko Takahashi

b&w, 40 pages $2.95 USA/$4.50 CAN

SHIPS 12/7 Cat # CIY0507

THE KILLERS The plant demon is dead. Inu-Yasha is crushed beneath its

fallen corpse...is it too late for Kagome to tell him how she

feels?

Then, meet a brother-and-sister pair of monster hunters dressed in

black, whose tremendous boomerang can slice any demon in two.



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PULP VOL. 5, #1 DECEMBER '00

manga anthology b&w, 184 pages $5.95 USA/$8.95 CAN MATURE READERS ONLY

SHIPS 12/21 Cat # MPU0501

ARE YOU READY? The only truly adult-oriented manga magazine in

America, PULP has 184 pages of sexy, tough, surreal, violent,

hilarious manga, plus columns and features written by some of the

premiere experts in Japanese pop culture, and the people who brought

you JAPAN EDGE and SECRET COMICS JAPAN. Movies, books, manga, true

crime and more, it's all in every issue of PULP! IN THIS ISSUE:

BENKEI IN NEW YORK: Murder, suicide, mafia, and drugs...all

centered on

a woman named Sophie Gibson. BAKUNE YOUNG: How many Japanese

gangsters can hang onto a rope dangling from a helicopter, 100 feet

above the ground? Not that many, and it doesn't help with a taunting

Bakune throwing eggs at them, or the police about to bust in and

shoot everybody! DANCE TILL TOMORROW: Miyuki and Tachimi have settled

Suekichi's affairs to their own satisfaction...she plans to marry

Suekichi, and Tachimi is courting Aya again! STRAIN: Shimei's last

rampage has come back to haunt him...and stop him once and for all?

BANANA FISH: Papa Dino uses Shorter as his guinea pig for "Banana

Fish", while pretty-boy Yut-Lung tries to turn Eiji into Dino's sex

slave. VOYEURS, INC.: The stalker releases the cockroaches upon the

elevator girl.. and he's got a camera to document the proceedings.

Plus SHORT CUTS and HEARTBROKEN ANGELS.



ANIMERICA Vol. 8 #12

anime & manga monthly color and b&w, 96 pages $4.95 USA/$7.95 CAN

SHIPS 12/21 Cat # MAN0812

The best magazine for anime fans! Fascinating features on the latest

and greatest anime, exclusive interviews, news on what's new in Japan

and what's arriving soon in America, plus exclusive columns,

interviews with voice-actors, anime reviews, games, model kits, anime

music, and Leiji Matsumoto's GALAXY EXPRESS 999 manga. Remember, If

It's Anime in America, It's Gotta be Animerica! IN THIS ISSUE: YEAR-

END WRAP UP! Find out the "Best of the Best" for the year 2000 and

kick off 2001 with news and predictions about the most promising new

anime series!



VIZ-IN MAGAZINE, Vol. 12 #12 $6.00 per bundle of 50

SHIPS 12/21 Cat # MVZ1212

Your monthly guide to new releases from Viz Comics, Viz Video, Viz

Graphic Novels and Viz Magazines, Viz-In is North America's manga and

anime connection! Don't miss this free monthly full-color poster and

sneak peeks at your favorite graphic novels, videos, music, and

merchandise!

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