Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Viz is participating this year with a Dragon Ball & Rurouni Kenshin Restoration preview and It's An Ugly Doll Comic & Other Stuff. See their promo after the jump.
Following up on their Vampire Knight Valentines cards from earlier in the week, Viz has posted a set of Bleach endearments. So, if you're running late and need a last minute present for your significant other, better hurry up and print these babies out. Grab the set after the jump.
In honor of this week's holiday, manga/anime distributor Viz has posted a series of printed Valentines cards with designs based on popular shoujo series Vampire Knight. Check them out after the jump.
Promoting the exclusive digital content, like creator sketches and interview, offered to subscribers of the Shonen Jump Alpha anthology, Viz has posted a video of author Hiroshi Shiibashi sketching the star of yokai manga Nura. Geta look after the jump.
Viz mixed the popular with the critically acclaimed in their New York Comic Con announcements. Action fans have Mizuki Sakakibara's Tiger & Bunny and Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration to look forward to, while artistically minded audiences can anticipate Taiyo Matsumoto's Sunny and Pepita: Takehiko Inoue Meets Antonio Gaudi. More after the jump.
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 announced that they will be releasing the newest volume of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Neon Genesis Evangelion manga in print and digital editions the same day it debuts in Japan. More after the jump.
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.