NEWS

♟ BLITZ VOLUME 5 TRAILER


October 19, 2021

While waiting for the release of volume 5 in bookstores on November 12th 2021, here is a little taste of what awaits you in this fifth part of the Blitz saga. Fasten your seatbelts!



♟ Nature and Discoveries


October 13, 2021

Our collaboration with Nature et Découvertes continues. After the success of the first volume of Blitz, the only manga sold in stores and on the website, the store chain asked us to make a boxed set of the first 4 volumes for Christmas. It’s done, the box set will be available soon on their website and in all the stores in France.



The entire Blitz team will be present for the launch on November 10 at the Princess Caroline Library in Monaco from 2pm, two days before the official release date, to allow fans to enter the world of Blitz by taking part in various workshops. A signing session is planned at the end of the afternoon with the creator and the co-writer Cédric Biscay.
For more information about the Princess Caroline Library, click here.



The Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show is the first Parisian pop culture festival to reopen its doors since the pandemic.
It offers very varied themes Japanese culture and traditions, comics, video games, cinema, TV series, web culture, manga, Japanese animation, cosplay material arts and many other things! It attracts many visitors every year. This year, the event will be held for two days, November 6 and 7, 2021.

Cedric Biscay, author and co-writer of “BLITZ”, will participate as a guest in the “Animation & Manga” category. He also will give a preview of the fifth volume of “BLITZ”.

[Cédric Biscay’s Signing Session]
On Saturday November 6 from 3pm (Local Time)
On Sunday November 7 from 2pm (Local Time)

For more information about the event, please click here.



Less than a year its release, it’s now the turn of the second volume of BLITZ to exceed 10,000 copies sold in France. Thanks to all of you!



♟ The Dubai World Expo 2020


September 24, 2021

The Dubai World Expo 2020, which had been postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic, will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

The manga “BLITZ” will be exhibited in the Monegasque Pavilion throughout the World Expo. It is a great honor for Shibuya Productions to be able to contribute to the cultural diversity of Monaco through “BLITZ” to the 25 million expected visitors. It is a real opportunity for “BLITZ” to have this international influence.

We hope that the Dubai World Expo will allow “BLITZ” to grow a little more.

Here is the BLITZ Manga Trailer Expo 2020 Dubai English Version.

For more information about Dubai International Expo, please visit HERE.



♟ BLITZ VOLUME 5


September 23, 2021

Find now the new cover of the Blitz Volume 5, which will release on November the 12th!



On July 2, we were pleased to notice that Blitz Volumes 1 and 4 belonged to the TOP 9 of the “readers selections” of the famous bookstore Gibert.

IWA will keep on publishing three volumes per year for the pleasure of all our readers!



♟ June 19, 2021


June 19, 2021

One June 19, Cedric Biscay, the co-author and producer of BLITZ, held a book signing sessions at the Monaco Book Fair.
Here are some pictures showing the event.



Cedric Biscay, the co-author and producer of BLITZ, will be signing copies of his book at the 10th Monaco Book Fair on Saturday, June 19.

Click here for event information.

Click here for Cedric Biscay’s introduction.



The back cover of the fourth volume of the manga “BLITZ,” to be released on June 25, features the palace of the Principality of Monaco.



The whole team is proud to present you the trailer of volume 4 of Blitz which will be released on June 25th in bookstores!



♟ Télé Monaco


June 10, 2021

In an exclusive interview with Télé Monaco, Cédric Biscay, President & CEO of Shibuya Productions, talks about the company’s new strategy. Télé Monaco is a television program of the Principality of Monaco, in partnership with Monaco Telecom, which presents information on TV programs, events, movies, arts and culture in Monaco.



Cédric Biscay, co-Author and Producer of “BLITZ” will be signing copies of his book at the bookstore Gibert, 34 boulevard Sanit Michel, 75006 Paris, on June 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The manga is out on June 25.

The first 50 people to arrive will receive a bookplate as a gift!

For more information, click here.



♟ BLITZ VOLUME 4


May 25, 2021

Here is the cover of the fourth volume of “BLITZ” to be released on June 25. Please look forward to the release of this volume.

For a synopsis, please click HERE.



“Blitz” volume 4 will be released on June 25, 2021.
This is a great opportunity to review the previous three volumes!

You can read the pitch HERE.



♟ FNAC SELECTION


April 13, 2021

“fnac”, a major French retail chain, sells the “BLITZ” series indoor and online (www.fnac.fr).
“BLITZ” has been selected as one of the “fnac” recommended manga.

The photo was taken in FNAC Monaco.



The very first edition of the LIFE (French Chess Engineering League) competition took place between November 2020 and February 2021.

Organized by BNEI, on the initiative of the ENSEEIHT (National School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, Hydraulics and Telecommunications) chess club. The BNEI in France, an association under the law of 1901, is the only organization representing student engineers.

32 engineering schools from all over France have participated in this competition, through online matches (chess.com), in teams of 4.

The different formats of confrontations: Fast, Blitz and even Bughouse, to determine which teams will qualify for the final stages.

After several months of competition, LIFE ended on Monday, February 15th, with a victory for the Polytechnique team. ENSAE and ECE Paris complete this magnificent podium.



“Blitz” volume 3 has been released on February 26, 2021 and is neatly displayed in bookstores.
The photos are from the following bookstores.
GiBERT Joseph : the oldest bookstores in Paris, France
fnac : the distributor of books, cultural goods in various forms in France

The next volume will be available in June. 



Cedric Biscay, CEO and President of Shibuya Productions, was interviewed for the February 23 edition of Monaco Info, Monegasque’s national news channel. The main topic of discussion was the upcoming release of the third volume of “Blitz” on February 26.



It’s been a year since the first volume of “Blitz” came out, Feb. 14, 2020.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us. And the chess story of “Blitz” continues.

Volume 3 will be released on February 26, 2021.
For more information, Click HERE.



The first volume of "Blitz" is the only manga available at the french chain stores
Nature & Découvertes!  You can get it in stores and online!
Click here for more details.


We have created “Blitz” bookmarks to delight our readers!
Available for free in your bookstores for the release of volume 3 on February 26th.



♟ BLITZ VOLUME 3


January 28, 2021

While waiting for the release of volume 3 in bookstores on February 26, 2021, a small foretaste of what awaits you in this third installment of the Blitz saga.

Please Click HERE