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.
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.