Hayao Miyazaki's ecological epic Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is back in the news thanks to inspiring the monster in the live-action short for Hideaki Anno's tokusatsu exhibit. While the manga version was last printed in North America in 2004, Viz will be bringing the classic back this fall. More after the jump.
VIZ Media announces its latest manga licenses with the acquisition of the domestic publishing rights to two new shojo series, Strobe Edge, by Io Sakisaka, and Demon Love Spell, by Mayu Shinjo. Both titles are scheduled to begin publication later this year under the company’s Shojo Beat imprint. More after the jump.
Simon & Schuster, the company that distributes VIZ Media's manga releases, has begun listing November 13, 2012 and January 08, 2013 release dates for the first two volumes of Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara's ongoing 13-volume manga 07-Ghost. Read on for more.
VIZ Media's book distributor has posted new prose listings of The Future is Japanese anthology, from the Haikasoru sci-fi label, and award-winning author Project Itoh's adaptation of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The former is slated for May 2012, and the latter rescheduled for June. More after the jump.
Art for Hope is a limited edition digital art anthology that will only be on sale until May 31, 2012. VIZ Media is making this book available for $4.99, with all net proceeds being donated to support ongoing disaster reconstruction efforts in Japan. Check out the trailer after the jump.
VIZ Media has announced a "Shonen Jump Digital Warp" initiative, a "speed-up" of selected titles to bring U.S. readers up-to-date with Japanese releases and prepare for the January 2012 launch of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, North America’s only near-simultaneous digital manga magazine. See details on the release plans and a kick-off sale after the jump.
Yaoi Review blogger turned Viz Media editor Jennifer LeBlanc revealed on her site today that Viz will be launching a new boys' love imprint at this weekend's Yaoi-Con in San Francisco. More details after the jump.
Viz kicked off their panel by gifting all attendees a copy of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact, which comes out this Tuesday. From there, straight into announcements. Check'em out after the jump!
VIZ Media has announced plans to speed up the digital releases of One Piece and Bleach, offered on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, with the aims of bringing both series up to date with their North American print counterparts by December. More after the jump.
T3 Networks Inc., a provider of film, media, licensing and distribution, announced today that it has reached agreement with VIZ Media for television and film distribution of anime titles. T3 Networks Inc. will leverage its relationships, technologies and processes to help expand upon the television distribution landscape with selected VIZ Media series. More after the jump.
VIZ Media has announced the digital launch today of the acclaimed sci-fi manga, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION will be available chapter-by-chapter for only $0.99 each, with a new chapter launching each week. To celebrate the series’ debut, VIZ Media will offer a free Chapter 1 preview; Chapter 2 is also now available for download for $0.99.
VIZ Media delivers more summer manga reading fun as it announces the debut of four new manga (graphic novel) series that join the extensive library of VIZ MANGA APP titles currently available for digital download for the Apple iPad™, iPhone™ and iPod™ Touch.
VIZ Media has just announced the online simulcast of the second season of the hit animated fantasy action-adventure, Nura: Rise Of The Yokai Clan – Demon Capital, on VIZAnime, as well as on content provider HULU. The first subtitled episode of the new season launches on Sunday July 3rd, with new episodes to debut weekly. More after the jump.
All 74 episodes of the Madhouse anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's thriller Monster are now being offered of Netflix streaming service.
Warner Home Video, who distributes VIZ Media's DVD releases, lists Kekkaishi Set 2 and Vampire Knight - Guilty: The Complete Series for 9/13/11 and 9/20/11 respectively.