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!
Shonen Jump Alpha fans have a lot to look forward to in January, as Viz has finally confirmed the launch date for the revised Shonen Jump Alpha digital anthology which will now be published at the same time as Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Viz Media-backed online linear network Neon Alley has scored what has been seen as a major coup, since the network announced via its newsletter this morning that it has added One Piece to its growing anime lineup. Hit the jump for details and analysis.
More info regarding last year's hit Tiger & Bunny has popped up on a Neon Alley flyer being passed out to attendees at Anime Expo this week regarding the home video release and the status of the series as a Neon Alley exclusive. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Following its announcement earlier this week Viz Media hosted a dedicated panel for its forthcoming online broadcast network in Neon Alley during Anime Expo. Hit the jump for all of the details and what you can expect when the service goes live this Fall.
Viz Media has started early on its new announcements ahead of this weekend's Anime Expo by announcing the forthcoming launch of a new online 24 hour network dedicated to Japanese anime with a couple key differences. Hit the jump for all of the details on Neon Alley.
VIZ Media has announced that battleship fantasy manga series Barrage will launch in its digital manga anthology Shonen Jump Alpha on Monday, June 4th. New chapters will be carried weekly. More after the jump.
Viz Media had its own announcement to make today, and it did so by announcing the first English dub cast member for its long-planned Tiger & Bunny home video release planned later this year. Hit the jump for who it is and chime in with your guesses on the rest of the cast.
Viz Media looks to be continuing its relationship with Sunrise, as it has announced that it will begin streaming the animation studio's next project for the Spring season in Accel World. Hit the jump for all of the details.
One of the most anticipated Spring season anime series is getting a US simulcast thanks to Viz Media, as ZETMAN will premiere on Monday. Hit the jump for the intense English-subbed trailer!
With two issues left of Weekly Shonen Jump in print and the launch today of its digital successor, Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, there has to be a lot going through the minds in manga publishing at Viz Media. Hear from SVP and General Manager Alvin Lu about how they're thinking of this transition and what the manga business is like lately—plus, get details on features you'll find in WSJA these first couple months!
Bookseller Barnes & Noble has announced a landmark deal with Viz Media to offer its manga on the Nook Color and Tablet starting today. Hit the jump for all of the details. (Updated with corrected extent of partnership and clarification on how titles are sold)