Viz Media was onhand at Anime Expo to detail its latest announcements related to anime and manga, centered around new releases and the announcement of its first original anime production in Seis Manos. Hit the jump for the info.
If life got in the way and forced you to miss horror manga legend Junji Ito at this year's Toronto Comics and Arts Festival, you could be forgiven for thinking that the only way to experience the event was by scrolling through the Twitter feeds of the lucky souls who managed to make it and enjoy the experience of seeing him detail his work and his art for a captive and appreciative audience. You're in luck, as Viz Media has you covered with video of the creator panel and live drawing session now available. Hit the jump for both videos.
Fans of the gruesome and the macabre will be happy to know that Viz Media is releasing a deluxe new hardcover edition of The Drifting Classroom, an extremely influential survival horror manga from Kazuo Umezu, beginning in the Fall season of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
During this weekend's New York Comic-Con, Viz Media announced that it will premiere sleeper hit MEGALOBOX will premiere on Cartoon Networks Toonami block, with a new English dub, cast to be confirmed. Hit the jump for the first details.
Viz Media revealed new licenses and updated previous announcements with details during its C2E2 panel this weekend. See what the company has cooking after the jump.
Viz Media had a ton of announcements to make at this weekend's Anime Boston, from anime to manga and beyond. See what upcoming titles they have cooking after the jump!
For fans of Goodnight Punpun, Solanin and Nijigahara Holograph that are lucky enough to live near or travel to Toronto, Canada in mid-May, your dream of meeting celebrated mangaka Inio Asano will now become a reality. Hit the jump for details.
Those of you hoping to catch the Mazinger Z Infinity feature film announced last year in Japan, the wait is almost over, but you better clear your schedules for next month on the 11th and 12th, since those will be the only two showings for the highly anticipated film. Hit the jump for all the details.
Viz Media has announced that it has acquired the streaming and home video rights to the 55th anniversary project for famed studio Tatsunoko Production in Infini-T Force. Hit the jump for the details and new longform preview.
Game development studio What Pumpkin Games (WPG), Hiveswap: Act 1, an adventure game set in the same universe as the Homestuck webcomic. Addition, Viz Media, best known as a publisher of manga, entered into a partnership with HIVESWAP, WPG and Homestuck, Inc. to develop a comprehensive array of additional entertainment content and licensed merchandise based on the Homestuck universe, including both the original webcomic and the HIVESWAP game series.
Sailor Moon R THE MOVIE is coming to North American theaters for a limited theatrical engagement in January of 2017, and now Viz Media has released the official English language trailer for the special film event. Hit the jump to moon crystal power, make up.
Announced during the Moonlight Party streaming event, the 1993 anime theatrical film Sailor Moon R THE MOVIE will be receiving a limited theatrical release in North America in January of 2017. Hit the jump to moon prism power, make up!
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.