Viz Media has announced that it has acquired the streaming and home video rights to the 55th anniversary project for famed studio Tatsunoko Production in Infini-T Force. Hit the jump for the details and new longform preview.
Game development studio What Pumpkin Games (WPG), Hiveswap: Act 1, an adventure game set in the same universe as the Homestuck webcomic. Addition, Viz Media, best known as a publisher of manga, entered into a partnership with HIVESWAP, WPG and Homestuck, Inc. to develop a comprehensive array of additional entertainment content and licensed merchandise based on the Homestuck universe, including both the original webcomic and the HIVESWAP game series.
Sailor Moon R THE MOVIE is coming to North American theaters for a limited theatrical engagement in January of 2017, and now Viz Media has released the official English language trailer for the special film event. Hit the jump to moon crystal power, make up.
Announced during the Moonlight Party streaming event, the 1993 anime theatrical film Sailor Moon R THE MOVIE will be receiving a limited theatrical release in North America in January of 2017. Hit the jump to moon prism power, make up!
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has welcomed VIZ Media, publisher, distributor and licensor of Japanese and global content in North America, as the organization’s newest corporate member. VIZ Media additionally supports CBLDF by this week co-releasing the Manga Book Club Handbook, a resource designed to help libraries and retailers unite their communities over manga. Digital copies of the handbook are available.
At their San Diego Comic-Con panel, Viz announced that they they have teamed with Tubi TV to stream their anime on the platform to viewers in North America, including Canada. Additionally, they announced plans to release book tied to the RWBY animated series soon. More after the jump.
After being flooded with image quality complaints following the first two major home video releases for the original Sailor Moon anime adaptation, it seems that Viz Media has taken the complaints to heart, nearly two years later. Hit the jump for the details.
Viz Media has begun promoting the fact that manga readers can now pick up their releases at the world's largest company (by revenue), Walmart. Their FAQ has noted that their print manga volumes and anime DVD/Blu-ray releases are available through Amazon, Right Stuf, Barnes & Noble, BAM!, Walmart and Best Buy in addition to local comic shops.
Daisuki has announced the international streaming schedule for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of One-Punch Man, a comedic super hero manga by One and Yusuke Murata about an unassuming but unbelievably powerful hobbyist hero who defeats even the most dire threats with a single punch. Hit the jump to learn more.
After years of wondering whether Viz Media would ever make its sizable catalog of manga available outside of its own Android app and website, the publisher has finally taken the first steps towards cross-platform availability by launching its Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine through Amazon-owned Comixology and the Kindle Store. Hit the jump for details.
Viz Media recently had comic author Faith Erin Hicks (Demonology 101, the upcoming The Nameless City trilogy) in its offices, offering up an opportunity for the creator to show off some of her favorite Viz manga. Hicks's picks include Fullmetal Alchemist, a healthy dose of Naoki Urasawa, and more. See what made the cut in the video after the jump.
Viz has announced that Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga will make its highly anticipated English debut on March 17th on digital platforms that include their Vizmanga.com site and apps, as well as eBook formats including Nook, Kindle, Kobo, comiXology, iBooks and GooglePlay stores. It's joined by digital premieres and rescue licenses of Spell of Desire, Calling You, Girls Bavo, Ratman and Someday's Dreamers: Spellbound. More after the jump.
For those of you that thought you'd have to wait months for a chance to check out the last Naruto film in The Last: Naruto The Movie, you're in for a treat, as Viz Media and Eleven Arts have announced plans to screen the film in a limited engagement starting next February. Hit the jump for details.
Viz Media held its long-awaited Sailor Moon panel during Anime Expo earlier today and delivered on the surprises, as the company confirmed the new English dub cast for the original series. Hit the jump for all of the details on that, plus the details on the contents of the first boxset.