New Release Books by Yuu Watase

Yuu Watase is the author of Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki, Vol. 1 (2020), Arata: The Legend, Vol. 24 (2016), Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden (2014), Imadoki!, Vol. 5 (2013) and other 130 books.

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Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki, Vol. 1

release date: Aug 04, 2020
Fushigi Yûgi: Byakko Senki, Vol. 1
The year is 1923. Suzuno Ohsugi’s father, Takao, warns her to stay away from The Universe of the Four Gods, telling her it’s a book that only men can touch. He knows that in order to enact its story, the book needs one last heroine: the Priestess of Byakko! After the Great Kanto Earthquake strikes, Suzuno and Takao are trapped in their burning home. Takao has only one chance to save his young daughter, and that is to send her into The Universe of the Four Gods! -- VIZ Media

Arata: The Legend, Vol. 24

release date: Aug 09, 2016
Arata: The Legend, Vol. 24
Arata Hinohara’s greatest foes, the Six Sho, have challenged him at every step on his quest. This has now led to a potentially deadly confrontation between one of the most powerful of the Six Sho, Ameeno, and Ameeno’s son, Nasake, one of Hinohara’s most loyal companions. Yet this is only the prelude to a devastating attack from yet another quarter that, to Hinohara’s amazement, echoes historical events from the modern world! -- VIZ Media

Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden

release date: Mar 04, 2014
Fushigi Yûgi: Genbu Kaiden
The time has come for Takiko to assume the powers of the priestess and summon Genbu. As war and disaster break out around her, she must choose the three wishes that will save the Universe of the Four Gods. But according to prophecy, to summon a god the priestess must die... Final volume! -- VIZ Media

Imadoki!, Vol. 5

release date: Nov 19, 2013
Imadoki!, Vol. 5
Just as Koki and Tanpopo are about to confess their true feelings for one another, both are called away on family emergencies! Realizing how much her ailing grandparents need her, Tanpopo is faced with a heartbreaking choice: staying by her family's side in Hokkaido, or being with her soul mate in Tokyo! Will the two young lovers ever be together? Find out in the dramatic conclusion of IMADOKI! Plus two Yuu Watase short stories! -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 11

release date: Oct 08, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 11
Whatever You've Done, Whoever You Are Reunited with her beloved in both passion and purpose, Aya decides to join Tôya in the quest for his real memories. A visit to an island where Aya spent a summer in childhood promises one of their first real leads to that end--turns out Aya and Tôya met long before, back when she was a little girl with a seashell, and when he...looked just exactly the same as he does now! Despite not knowing who or even what Tôya may be, the two decide to travel back to kindly Doctor Kurozuka in Niigata Prefecture to make a life for themselves there. But Kagami is still on the hunt for Ceres' hagoromo, and is in fact even closer to it than ever before. For every great advance, there must be an equally great sacrifice--how will Chidori figure into it? -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 10

release date: Sep 24, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 10
Monster Their search for the celestial robes or "hagoromo" resumed, Aya and Yûhi transfer to (yet another) new school. But, here, their problems are more serious than just making new friends. Aki--or, should we say, the "Progenitor"--is on campus and making Aya's life hell. And then there's a kind of actual hell itself, in the form of a beneath-school passageway, where a...creature...is said to roam. Is there any truth to Aki's claim that the monster is the daughter of a priest who made the grave error of angering a celestial maiden or "ten'nyo" hundreds of years ago...? Speaking of ten'nyo, Aya has vowed to never release Ceres again. But Aki has made his own vow...and he will claim Ceres--his woman--one way or the other.... -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 9

release date: Sep 10, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 9
"Naughty Girls Who Hit Their Husbands Must Be Punished..." Shocked to learn (from Aki, of all people!) that the entire "Tôya Mizuki" personality is false--a fiction, a cipher without a past of any kind--Tôya struggles to find his own identity. If he doesn't know who he is, how can he help Aya? Elsewhere, while Aya recedes into herself, heartbroken and distraught over her separation with Tôya, Ceres must deal with a bitter and increasingly mad Miori, who blames Aya for everything. Will Aya emerge and face Miori's accusations...or leave her to Ceres? Later, Aki--still fully possessed by the "progenitor," the forefather of all the Mikage--launches a new scheme to claim Aya...his woman. -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 8

release date: Aug 27, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 8
Yet Another You No more deception, no more lies--now that Aya and Tôya have finally let down all their barriers and come together, that is. But will something else--something outside their love--tear them apart? Miori Sahara seems a nice enough girl--goes to Aya's school, has a lot in common with Aya...looks a lot like Aya, actually. She says she's searching for her missing boyfriend, who's been gone a year now. After an accident robs Tôya of his memories, will Aya turn to Yûhi once Tôya goes back to his "real" girlfriend, Miori? A love like Aya and Tôya's is supposed to last forever...has everything that's happened between the two of them this past year been a lie after all?! -- VIZ Media

Imadoki!, Vol. 2

release date: Aug 27, 2013
Imadoki!, Vol. 2
It sure isn't easy being a working-class girl attending the most posh high school in town. Even more difficult is starting up a Gardening Committee in a place where every bit of flora and fauna is artificial (wouldn't want to flare up the aristocratic student body's allergies). It's a good thing that Tanpopo Yamazaki is as tenacious and full of moxy as they come. With her eye on the prize, and an adorable pet fox named Poplar, Tanpopo is prepared to make friends and plant flowers by any means necessary. -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 7

release date: Aug 20, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 7
Alice is desperate to rescue her sister Mayura, who has been ensnared by the embodiment of evil called Darva. In defiance of Nyozeka's warnings, Alice and the other young Lotis Masters enter Darva's stronghold before having found the Lost Word. Alice's true love, Kyô, comes under attack, it's up to Alice to save both him and Mayura with the power of the Lotis. When it seems that all hope is lost, Nyozeka makes a brave sacrifice to help Alice. You won't want to miss the powerful conclusion of Alice 19th! -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 6

release date: Aug 06, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 6
New allies Mei Lin and Billy come to the aid of Alice, Kyô, Nyozeka, Frey, and Chris in their fight against the dark forces of Mara. Together, they continue the struggle to save Alice's sister Mayura from her entanglement with Darva, who is evil incarnate. To reach Mayura, Alice must understand what her sister felt when she succumbed to the Mara, and the young Lotis Masters learn that they cannot be blind to the darkness even in their own hearts! -- VIZ Media

Imadoki!, Vol. 1

release date: Jul 30, 2013
Imadoki!, Vol. 1
For Tanpopo Yamazaki, life at the elitist Meio Academy seems way out of her league. The daughters of wealthy families snub her, other students make light of the fact that she actually tested into Meio instead of relying on family connections, and the cute boy she saw tending a dandelion the day before wouldn't even acknowledge her existence. Hoping to make friends and have some fun, Tanpopo starts up a gardening committee, but will this help her survive in a school where superficiality and nepotism reign supreme? -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 6

release date: Jul 30, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 6
Shuro Celebrities say all kinds of outragious things, don't they? But when Shuro--one half of Japan's hottest pop duo, GeSang--says on national television that not only is he the descendant of a ten'nyo celestial maiden, but that his family also still has in its possession the ten'nyo's celestial robe or hagoromo, Aya and the others spring into action! There's more waiting for them in Okinawa than sold-out concerts and sightseeing, though. Shuro's claims of celestial heritage may be more than just PR spin. Kei (the other half of GeSang) may feel more for his partner than friendship. And Kagami--still plotting away at his nefarious "C-Project"--may be closer to achieving his goals than anyone thinks... -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 5

release date: Jul 23, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 5
Alice's sister, Mayura Seno, is under the control of Darva, dark mistress of the Maram Words--and Alice and Kyô Wakamiya are the only two people who have a chance of saving her from the dark side! Can they become masters of the Lotis Words in time to save her? With Mayura's power over the Maram words rapidly growing stronger, it seems almost all hope is lost...until Alice and Kyô meet some powerful new allies! -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 5

release date: Jul 16, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 5
Mikage Grandfather Mikage is the head of the extended Mikage family as well as the leader of the multinational conglomerate, Mikage International. His family has maintained great power and wealth under his strict rule--creating a regime founded on a belief in supernatural magic and ritual murder. Grandfather Mikage has selected his grandson, Aki, to lead the family into the future. But, his chosen successor may have more in store for the family than Grandpa bargained for... -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 4

release date: Jul 02, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 4
Chidori Kuruma wants to help her sickly younger brother fulfill his dream of flying. In order to do so, she travels to Tokyo to enlist the aid of Ceres. Unfortunately, Chidori and her brother have a strange connection to the Mikage family and the nefarious C-Project. There's much more to Chidori than meets the eye. Her hyper-cheerful shôjo exterior belies inner turmoil and dark secrets that even Chidori isn't aware of... -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 3

release date: Jun 25, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 3
Jealous of Alice and Kyô's feeling for each other, Mayura embraces the forces of the dark nether world she is trapped in and ventures to use the negative power of the Maram Words. Sibling rivalry reaches new heights when the Seno sisters are pitted against each other armed with the power of words! -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 3

release date: Jun 18, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 3
Kindred Spirits Suzumi, a prim and proper instructor of traditional Japanese dance, has a demure exterior but a confident, strong interior. She's also a descendent of a tennyo (celestial maiden). Her powers are nowhere near as powerful as Ceres' but Suzumi senses Aya is a kindred spirit and proves to be one of her most valuable allies. Suzumi takes Aya into her home, unwittingly putting herself in just as much danger as Aya! -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 2

release date: Jun 11, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 2
Kyô Wakamiya joins Alice Seno's endeavor to save her sister, Mayura, from the darkness. From out of nowhere, a mysterious handsome man named Frei appears to claim Alice as his fiancée and he too, offers his support to save Mayura. All three of them have the potential to be great Lotis Masters, but will even their combined power be enough to save Mayura from the dark nether world that she is trapped in? -- VIZ Media

Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 14

release date: Nov 19, 2013
Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 14
Rebirth! The C-Project has abandoned its shattered home base and relocated to a backup facility aboard an ocean liner. Kagami still has Ceres/Aya and the lab-created hagoromo--the celestial robes--but now he faces a new challenge to his ambitions: the return of Tôya! This, however, is not just the miraculous resurrection of Aya's beloved, but the culmination of an age-old process that brings the long and difficult search for the hagoromo to a startling conclusion. No one whose life has been touched by the seemingly hapless yet ultimately indomitable Aya Mikage will be unaffected--provided anyone survives the deadly attack of a fully reborn Progenitor! -- VIZ Media

Alice 19th, Vol. 1

release date: May 28, 2013
Alice 19th, Vol. 1
Alice Seno is a seemingly shy and meek girl who always seems to be outshined by her older sister Mayura. One day, Alice has an encounter with a mysterious and magical rabbit girl, and her life is turned upside down. Alice discovers that certain words have power, and that she has the potential to be master of a set of sublimely powerful words called the Lotis Words. But power always comes with a price, and the price may turn out to be Alice's sister Mayura... -- VIZ Media

Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition)

release date: Jan 22, 2013
Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition)
Change Your Perspective--Get BIG A Collection of Volumes 13 - 15! Yui summons Seiryu and uses one of her wishes to make Nakago a god. She then sends Miaka back to the real world to separate her from Tamahome, but Tamahome holds on to Miaka, and the couple is sent to present-day Japan together. Suboshi follows Yui to Japan, intent on destroying Miaka for Yui. Simultaneous battles rage in both The Universe of the Four Gods and in present-day Japan, and Celestial Warriors die. But Yui is soon to discover that having her wishes granted comes at a great personal price... -- VIZ Media

Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 3

release date: Dec 31, 2012
Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 3
A Collection of Volumes 7 - 9! Tamahome's love for Miaka has broken Nakago's hold over him, and his memory has returned. Miaka, thinking she now has all seven Celestial Warriors, starts the ceremony to summon Suzaku, only to discover that one of the warriors is an impostor--he's really the Seiryu Celestial Warrior Amiboshi! But when the real warrior Chiriko is discovered, the ceremony will no longer work. Now Miaka must travel to Genbu to find another way to summon Suzaku with a sacred treasure called the shentso-pao. Meanwhile, Yui learns that she too must travel to Genbu to summon Seiryu! -- VIZ Media

Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 1

release date: Nov 26, 2012
Fushigi Yûgi (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 1
Change Your Perspective--Get BIG A Collection of Volumes 1 - 3! Miaka is a junior high school student studying for entrance exams for Johan High School, the top school in the city. Not academically inclined, Miaka would rather forget studying and spend more time eating snacks--her favorite pastime--but she's cramming for the exam to please her mother. While studying at the library with her best friend Yui, she finds an old book called The Universe of the Four Gods. Upon reading the book, the girls are transported to a land resembling ancient China. Immediately on their arrival, a pair of bandits attempts to abduct Yui! A mysterious young man with the kanji for "demon" on his forehead comes to their rescue, but now he wants to be paid for his act of heroism! -- VIZ Media

Absolute Boyfriend

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Absolute Boyfriend
Another woman has kissed Night, reinitializing his system to accept her as his new girlfriend. Riiko hunts down the apartment where Night is staying with his new lady, frantic to find him before he is fully "imprinted" and she loses her chance with him forever. -- VIZ Media
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