Viz Rescues Loveless, Reprints Series in Omnibus Form

Loveless Book 9, out this week, represents Viz’s rescue of the license. Tokyopop previously published the first eight books by Yun Kouga from 2006-2008.

In addition to resuming the series (up to 10 volumes in Japan), Viz will be republishing the previous books as omnibus volumes, with the first 2-in-1 book coming out next month. They’re promising “updated translations, new lettering, retouched sound effects, and a fresh cover design” as well as six full-color pages and “50 pages of bonus comics and insightful artist commentary from Yun Kouga previously not published in North America.” List price is $14.99 (a discount for two books), but Amazon currently has the preorder at over 40% off, bringing the price well below $10.

Loveless is the story of Ritsuka Aoyagi, who is coping with the murder of his older brother and guided by “Soubi, a mysterious, handsome college student who offers him an intimate link to his brother’s other life: a dark and vibrant world of spell battles and secret names.” The boys wear cat ears, too, so long as they are virgins, making for intriguing visual symbolism.

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