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Archive : 1998 Viz-In Archive : August

Viz-In vol. 10, no. 5
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NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
BOOK 3: 1
6-issue monthly series
story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.00 CAN
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SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SON
BOOK 3 begins with Shinji deep inside NERV headquarters as Ritsuko and Gendo examine the mysterious remains of the Fourth Angel. Then Shinji begins to wonder, does his father care more about the first child, Rei, than his own son?

NEON GENESIS EVANGELION SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION
BOOK 3: 1
6-issue monthly series
story & art by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.00 CAN
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PRINTED IN REVERSE
The same comic as above, but printed from right to left as it is in Japan, thus preserving the original orientation of this major manga series!

KEY THE METAL IDOL VOL. 8: SINGING
95 mins.
English VHS: $24.95 USA
subtitled VHS: $29.95 USA
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THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION
For some time now, Key has been struggling to find 30,000 friends to become human...but why does she need 30,000 friends? How can they help her gain her humanity? Find out in the shocking conclusion to KEY THE METAL IDOL, when we finally hear Key's voice for the very first time!

STREET FIGHTER ALPHA 2: UNDERGROUND MIXXES: "DA SOUNDS OF SPASM"
music cd
7 tracks, approx. 41 mins.
$16.95 USA
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MUSIC TO FIGHT BY
Exciting music from the mega-popular STREET FIGHTER ALPHA II video game, all fantastically remixed by SPASM and brought to you by Pioneer. Get down to tunes like "Sakura (Hot Thigh Mix)" and "Dhalsim (Head in the Clouds Mix)™

RANMA 1/2, THE MOVIE: BIG TROUBLE IN NEKONRON, CHINA DVD SPECIAL EDITION
theatrical feature, 74 mins.
Bilingual, subtitled DVD
$29.98 USA
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RANMA 1/2 ON DVD!
In the first RANMA 1/2 movie, Ranma and Co. travel to China to save a kidnapped Akane from Seven Lucky Gods. And now the whole story is captured on Digital Video Disc! Bonuses include interactive menus, scene access, character descriptions, and the original theatrical trailer. RANMA 1/2 From VIZ VIDEO: Yin and Yang Was Never So Much Fun!™

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BLACK JACK
story & art by Osamu Tezuka
b&w, 184 pages
$15.95 USA/$21.50 CAN
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MEDICAL MIRACLES
Osamu "God of Manga" Tezuka is the creator of KIMBA THE WHITE LION, ASTRO BOY, and the five-volume ADOLF series, nominated for one Eisner and two Harvey awards! In his highly acclaimed medical drama BLACK JACK, through tales of life and death and disease, Tezuka plumbs the depths of the human psyche. This graphic novel collects all the installments from MANGA VIZION Vol. 3 No. 9 through Vol. 4, No. 4 into one convenient, economical volume!
Black Jack is a brilliant surgeon with a dark secret. Although able to work miracles, due to mysterious circumstances, he is unlicensed to practice. Thus, his clientele often harbor some unsavory secrets of their own....
IN THIS VOLUME: In WHERE'S THE DOCTOR?, Black Jack is forced to use the organs of a healthy young man to save the life of the rotten-to-the-core son of a wealthy industrialist. In THE FACE IN THE AFFLICTION, legend mixes with reality when a mysterious stranger begs Black Jack to excise a hideous face that keeps growing over his own. In THE TERATOGENOUS CYSTOMA, Black Jack acquires a hot-tempered little assistant from a bizarre source. And in THE ENCOUNTER, we learn the tragic story of Black Jack's long-lost love. Plus three more mind-boggling tales mixing fact with fiction!

STEAM DETECTIVES
story & art by Kia Asamiya
b&w, 200 pages
$15.95 USA/$21.50 CAN
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ALL STEAMED UP
Kia Asamiya is the beloved creator of SILENT MÖBIUS! In this tale of a past (or future?) that never was, in the Age of Steam, masked dandies, dastardly supervillains, and sentient machines stalk a Japanese Gotham by night. Are the sharp wits and quick reflexes of wünderkind detective Narutaki and pretty nurse Ling Ling enough to thwart evil and unravel the mysteries of this strange world? This graphic novel steams all of the installments from MANGA VIZION Vol. 3, No. 10 through Vol. 4, No. 5 into one convenient, economical volume!
IN THIS VOLUME: When Narutaki meets Ling Ling, the pretty nurse with a dark secret, he gains both a true-blue friend and a new assistant. He'll need all the help he can get when he is forced to do battle with such nefarious villains as the Phantom Knight, the Machine Baron, and Dr. Guilty!

THE LEGEND OF KAMUI PERFECT COLLECTION VOL. 1
GRAPHIC NOVEL
story & art by Sanpei Shirato
b&w, 264 pages
$16.95 USA/$24.25 CAN
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BACK TO THE FEUDAL
This graphic novel reprints KAMUI Vol. 1 (long out of print), the beautifully-illustrated series by Sanpei Shirato in the tradition of LONE WOLF AND CUB. Writes manga scholar Frederick Schodt: "Set in the Edo period of Japan, KAMUI depict(s) warriors, peasants, untouchables, and ninja all struggling for freedom within the confines of a feudal caste system.... The hero, Kamui, after freeing himself from the oppressed peasant class by becoming a ninja, also has to struggle to free himself from ninja society, which is ruled with an iron fist. It is far more than a simplistic story of class struggle, for it touches on problematic concepts of individual alienation and the near impossibility of true personal liberation."
IN THIS VOLUME: Shipwrecked on an island, Kamui meets another apostate ninja, a woman named Sugaro, who like himself is being mercilessly hunted down for forsaking the ninja fellowship. Sugaro's family takes to Kamui like a fish to water, but will Sugaro herself ever be able to trust anyone again?

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MAISON IKKOKU: THE FOLKS CAN'T HELP IT
two complete episodes
in English, 52 mins.
$24.95 USA
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FATHER FIGURE
Sightings of Kentaro's father on the premises of Maison Ikkoku have been so few and far between you might have thought he doesn't have a live-in father. But now, at long last, meet Mr. Ichinose! MAISON IKKOKU From VIZ VIDEO: Because Home is Where the Heart Lives.™

RANMA 1/2 HARD BATTLE SUBTITLED EDITION: SUDDENLY SASUKE
two complete episodes
subtitled 52 mins.
$29.95 USA
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MASTER AND SERVANT
When Sasuke, loyal ninja servant to the Kuno household, gets caught in an argument between master Tatewaki and mistress Kodachi, he is forced to flee for his life. Will sympathetic Akane' s tender loving care test his fealty to the Kunos? RANMA 1/2 From VIZ VIDEO: Yin and Yang Was Never So Much Fun!™

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DRAGON BALL #6
story and art by Akira Toriyama
12-issue monthly series
b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.00 CAN
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EYE ON THE BALL
The most popular manga series in all of Asia finally comes to North America! Our friends set out on their quest to Fry-Pan mountain to meet the Ox King, said to be the proud owner of--you guessed it--one of them precious dragon balls.

DRAGON BALL Z #6
story and art by Akira Toriyama
9-issue monthly series
b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.00 CAN
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HELL NO, HE WON'T GO
DRAGON BALL Z fast-forwards to the DRAGON BALL future, as seen in the most popular TV series currently airing in the U.S.! Goku arrives at the gates of Hell with an unusual request. Meanwhile, Piccolo begins training Goku's heir to repel the alien invasion scheduled one year hence!

INU-YASHA PART TWO #2
9-issue series
story & art by Rumiko Takahashi
b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.00 CAN
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FIRST FEUDAL ISSUE!
When Kagome and little Shippo battle the Lightning Brothers, it's Inu-Yasha to the rescue of his human friend and canine compatriot! Published in English almost simultaneously with its release in Japan.

MAISON IKKOKU PART EIGHT, #1
8-issue series
story & art by Rumiko Takahashi
b&w, 40 pages
$3.25 USA/$4.40 CAN
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FIRST ROMANTIC ISSUE
Godai gets an unusual promotion at the night club, and then it's time once again for the annual visit to Kyoko's husband's grave. Meanwhile, jilted Asuna decides to take up a new sport.... MAISON IKKOKU: Where Wacky Hijinks Can't Stop a Great Romance!

NO NEED FOR TENCHI PART FIVE, #3
5-issue series
story & art by Hitoshi Okuda
monthly, b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.00 CAN
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UP A TREE
Featuring all your favorite characters from Pioneer Entertainment's hit comedy anime series! Turns out the galaxy's balance of power is at stake in the final battle over the awesome gigantic trees carved into royal vessels. Will Yume, the "greatest scientist in the world," have any great insights to contribute?

RANMA 1/2 PART SEVEN, #7
14-issue series
story & art by Rumiko Takahashi
monthly, b&w, 32 pages
$2.95 USA/$4.00 CAN
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YOU BET
Ranma goes to desperate measures to win one of Kuno' s magic wishes, and a gambling king with a surprising resemblance to a playing card comes to collect on an old gambling debt. RANMA 1/2: Yin and Yang Was Never So Much Fun!™

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PULP
SEP '98
Vol. 2, No. 9
manga anthology
b&w, 128 pages
for mature readers only
$5.95 USA/$8.00 CAN
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WATCH VOYEUR
The second installment of the titillating new manga VOYEUR, plus your five favorite regular manga titles and four feature columns! In VOYEUR, Ko's peeping Tom friend encourages him to plant a bug on the girl he loves. In STRAIN, Shion learns the true nature of her relationship with Mayo and Mayo shoots Angel. Doesn't he know wounded animals are the most dangerous? In DANCE TILL TOMORROW, while Suekichi's bald spot continues to grow, our friends perform their own warped version of a Shakespeare play renamed "The Merchant of (something that rhymes with Venice)"; in BLACK & WHITE, meet yakuza Kimura's girlfriend and another duo of street urchins who threaten to infringe upon our antiheroes territory; and in BANANA FISH, can Eiji get his new friend Ash to talk to the police before it's too late? Plus, more hysterical toilet humor with HEARTBROKEN ANGELS!

MANGA VIZION Vol. 4, No. 8
manga anthology
b&w, 80 pages
$4.95 USA/$6.50 CAN
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FINAL ISSUE!
It's been a great three and a half years, but it's time to move on. But don't despair! Keep your eye on future Viz-Ins, where you'll discover that many of your favorite MANGA VIZION characters and stories will be reappearing in different incarnations. This final month, in BLACK JACK, our hero teaches a veteran doctor with a terrible bedside manner a valuable lesson; in STRIKER, Hitler is raised from the dead, but with an unexpected outcome; and in STEAM DETECTIVES, boy detective Narutaki learns some disturbing secrets of his past.

Animerica Vol. 6, No. 8
anime & manga monthly
color and b&w, 80 pages
$4.95 USA/$6.50 CAN
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SUMMER FUN SPECIAL
An interview with NEON GENESIS EVANGELION character designer and manga artist Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, a full-length installment of Leiji Matsumoto's GALAXY EXPRESS 999 manga, coverage of the summer '98 convention circuit, and more surprises! Remember, If It's Anime in America, It's Gotta be Animerica!

VIZ-IN MAGAZINE Vol. 10, No. 8
$6.00 per bundle of 50
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