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Viz Media Offers Up Free Manga

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Viz MediaWho can say no to free? And especially free manga? Viz Media is hoping you’ll take the chance and try out some of their series in free form on the digital platform where they’re offering up several first chapters of popular properties. The desire, of course, is to convert you into being a digital manga fan and this is certainly one way to do so. They’re offering up some familiar titles for it with BleachNaruto and One Piece, but there’s also a couple of other good things to check out with Food Wars and the manga adaptation of All You Need Is Kill.

All of these series are available and via the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and tablets.

ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, Chapter 1 ”Keiji Kiriya” • Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens

When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally – the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji’s escape or his final death?


BLEACH, Part 1 Chapter 1 ”Death and Strawberry”  • Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Ichigo Kurosaki never asked for the ability to see ghosts – he was born with the gift. When his family is attacked by a Hollow – a malevolent lost soul – Ichigo becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping the tortured spirits themselves find peace. Find out why Tite Kubo’s BLEACH has become an international manga smash-hit!


BLEACH, Part 2 Chapter 1 “Eyes of the Unknown”• Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Ichigo and his friends return to the world of the living, where life goes on as usual. But the arrival of a new transfer student raises disturbing questions, for outside school he carries aZanpakutô and wears the mask of a Hollow…


FOOD WARS!, Chapter 1 “Endless Wilderness” • Rated ‘T+ for Older Teens’

Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!


NARUTO, Part 1 Chapter 1 “Uzumaki Naruto!”• Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Naruto is a young shinobi with an incorrigible knack for mischief. He’s got a wild sense of humor, but Naruto is completely serious about his mission to be the world’s greatest ninja!


NARUTO, Part 2 Chapter 1 “Homecoming!!” • Rated ‘T’ for Teens

It’s been two years since Naruto left to train with Jiraiya. Now he reunites with his old friends to find out he’s still not the most accomplished of his former teammates. But when one of them is kidnapped, it’s up to Naruto to prove he’s got the stuff to save them!


ONE PIECE, Part 1 Chapter 1 “Romance Dawn”• Rated ‘T’ for Teens

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…


ONE PIECE, Part 2 Chapter 2 “The Pledge” • Rated ‘T’ for Teens

Now that they’ve reached the New World, the Straw Hat pirates are up against things they’ve never seen before! Dragons, centaurs and deadly samurai are just the tip of the iceberg compared to the true dangers of Punk Hazard! Can Luffy and his mates uncover the dark secrets of this mysterious island?!