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.
As announced at Anime Central, Viz Media locked down a whopper of a license with the addition of the classic Sailor Moon anime and the upcoming Sailor Moon Crystal. This includes streaming, digital, and home video rights that cover all 200 episodes, tie-in specials, and three feature films. More after the jump!
Viz Media has quietly announced a license rescue today, as it revealed that it has picked up Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit for future release on Blu-Ray and DVD, as well as picking up the series for broadcast on Neon Alley later this month. Hit the jump for the details.
One Piece: Strong World, the 10th movie in the series, whose box office success was only surpassed by the recent One Piece: Film Z, is coming to North America from FUNimation November 19th. And, with that on the horizon, Viz has scheduled the prequel to run in their Shonen Jump digital manga magazine next week. More after the jump.
Through this weekend, Viz is offering a 20% discount on their complete digital manga catalog. Unfortunately, this is prelude to a price hike on their offering. As of October 1st, manga that was $4.99 volume will be priced $6.99, while larger formats, such as the three-in-one collections and mature titles will be raised accordingly. Print prices will remain unchanged. More after the jump.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, generates even more excitement for its new Neon Alley 24/7 anime platform as it announces the expansion of its proprietary content delivery service to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Back in December, Viz Media announced plans to bring its Neon Alley service to Xbox 360 in early 2013, and it looks like they're right on schedule. The 24-hour subscription-based anime channel, which specializes in dubbed versions of popular shows like Tiger & Bunny and Blue Exorcist, is now available as an app on Microsoft's console. More after the jump.
Amazingly, Viz's SuBLime imprint is already celebrating its one year anniversary, and they've got some treats in store for fans of yaoi manga. Viz announced six new acquisitions, as well as a limited time only print edition promotion with Right Stuf. More after the jump.
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, ushers in 2013 with the dawn of a whole new era of manga with today’s first issue of the new WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital manga magazine. The weekly serial anthology features the synchronized latest chapters of various manga debuting on the same day as the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine counterpart, including flagship series NARUTO, BLEACH, ONE PIECE and more.
Today marks the beginning of a new era for Viz Media's North American edition of Shonen Jump. The weekly publication has officially dropped the Alpha and is now on a simultaneous schedule with Japan, bringing with it a new look and more. The redesigned website is now live at shonenjump.com, and you can check out some preview pages past the jump!