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)
If you saw the tease from VIZ Media editor Jennifer LeBlanc the other day, you know what type of announcement they were planning for Yaoi-con—and from the venue alone, you knew it had to be about pretty boys going crazy for each other—but now we have a pile of details! Bump the jump to hear all about the new yaoi manga line, SuBLime.
Viz Media is working on cutting down the time between its manga's US debut with Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, a digital manga anthology announced today at New York Comic Con. Each issue will feature chapters of Bakuman, Bleach, Naruto, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, One Piece and Toriko, just two weeks after their Japanese debut.
With the September 15th deadline for VIZ Media's Heroes of Anime summer sweepstakes fast approaching, VIZ is encouraging fans to enter for a chance to win passes to attend the exclusive U.S theatrical premiere of the latest NARUTO feature film Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bond set to take place in New York City in October during the 2011 New York Comic Con. More after the jump.
Food appreciation manga Oishinbo is a phenomenon, running in Big Comics Spirits for over a 100 volumes. At two volumes, Inio Asano's What A Wonderful World! is significantly shorter, but still remarkable. Both of these seinen (older, male audience) works are now making their debut on Viz's digital manga platform. More after the jump.
While San Diego Comic-Con wasn't as loaded with acquisition announcements as your average anime con, Viz Media had a few new releases to tout at their panel this past Friday. Among them: A Devil and Her Love Song and The Earl and the Fairy. More after the jump.
VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in the North America, announced the launch of VIZManga.com at their 25th Anniversary Party last night in San Diego during the annual Comic-Con International convention. The website joins VIZ Media’s existing digital manga platform and launched with 40 series currently available on the VIZ MANGA App for iOS devices, including the wildly popular titles NARUTO, BLEACH, BLUE EXORCIST, OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB and VAMPIRE KNIGHT. With this expansion of the platform, fans can browse and access their digital manga from VIZManga.com and through the VIZ Manga Apps for the iPad™ and iPhone™/iPod™ touch. With one account, registered users will be able to view their purchases across even more devices than ever.