VIZ MEDIA’s Haikasoru Imprint Debuts HANZAI JAPAN Short Story Anthology

By Staff Reports VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint captivates fiction readers and fans of Japanese pop culture with the debut on October 20th of HANZAI JAPAN – Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan. HANZAI JAPAN contains 16 inventive crime/mystery stories that incorporate supernatural elements from a vanguard of top authors that includes New…Read moreRead more

One-Punch Man Volume 1 Review- All I Need is One Punch

Review by Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)– I love coming across new anime and manga: I have been a fan of both art forms for years now. Sometimes, you get titles that are pure action, like Dragonball Z or Naruto, sometimes you get titles steeped in horror, or comedy, romance: any genre you can imagine….Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces a Wide Array of Exciting Exclusives and Show Specials for New York Comic Con 2015

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has detailed a comprehensive and exciting collection of show exclusives, advance manga and anime releases and other special items available for purchase at the VIZ Media booth during New York Comic Con 2015. New York…Read moreRead more

Japanese Pop Group fhána Offers Catchy Debut Album To North American Fans

By Staff Reports Japanese pop group fhána has announced the availability of its debut release, Outside of Melancholy, in a special limited edition version that contains the 14-track album on CD along with a Blu-ray featuring all of the music videos for the album’s title track and catchy singles as well as a selection of…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces the Grand Prize Winner of Hokage for a Day Contest

By Staff Reports VIZ Media has announced the Grand Prize winner of its Hokage for a Day Promotion to celebrate NARUTO and the upcoming first-ever U.S. appearance by the manga series creator Masashi Kishimoto at the 2015 New York Comic Con (NYCC) in October. Over the past 6 weeks, NARUTO fans submitted one-minute YouTube video…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces Hokage for a Day Top 10 Video Contest Entries

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the final stage of its Hokage for a Day Promotion to celebrate NARUTO and the upcoming first-ever U.S. appearance by the manga series creator Masashi Kishimoto at the 2015 New York Comic…Read moreRead more

Wizards of the Coast and VIZ Media Announce Magic: The Gathering Art Book

By Staff Reports Wizards of the Coast and VIZ Media announced The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar, an art book featuring images from popular strategy card game Magic: The Gathering. Available worldwide in January 2016, the 240-page book will feature full color illustrations from some of Magic‘s best artists, such as Aleksi Briclot and Adam…Read moreRead more

VIZ MEDIA & Eleven Arts Announce Canadian Theatrical Dates For BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the expansion of its partnership with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS to premiere BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE in a series of exclusive theatrical engagements. In addition to a big-screen debut in…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru Literary Imprint Participates at 73rd World Science Fiction Convention and Welcomes Author Taiyo Fujii

By Staff Reports VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint has announced its participation at Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention. Haikasoru will welcome the acclaimed Japanese author Taiyo Fujii as a panel participant, and will host a retail booth (E4) in the main Dealer’s Room that will offer a wide variety of the imprint’s acclaimed…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Debuts New Brainiac Superhero Manga Series MY HERO ACADEMIA

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the launch of creator Kouhei Horikoshi’s brainiac action manga (graphic novel) series – MY HERO ACADEMIA – now available. MY HERO ACADEMIA is rated ‘T’ for Teens and print volumes carry an MSRP…Read moreRead more

The Return of an Icon: VIZ MEDIA Launches New ULTRAMAN Manga Series

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the brand new ULTRAMAN sci-fi superhero action manga (graphic novel) series, which is set to debut in print and digitally on August 18th. The series, written by Eiichi Shimizu with artwork by Tomohiro…Read moreRead more

VIZ MEDIA Details NARUTO Manga Creator Appearances At 2015 New York Comic Con In October

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, prepares to welcome Masashi Kishimoto, the renowned creator of the NARUTO manga (graphic novel) series, for his first-ever U.S. appearance at the 2015 New York Comic Con and delights fans with today’s news that…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces BORUTO Anime Film Premiere In 80 U.S. Cities

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces that it has partnered with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS to present BORUTO: NARUTO THE MOVIE in a series of exclusive theatrical engagements around the United States starting on October 10th….Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces a Trio of Exciting New Manga and Art Book Acquisitions

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America continues to expand its extensive manga (graphic novel) catalog and gives fans and readers a sneak peek at a trio of notable new titles scheduled to launch during the Spring of 2016. The company’s…Read moreRead more

VIZ MEDIA Returns To Otakon Pop Culture Convention This Weekend

By Staff Reports VIZ Media prepares its return to Otakon, one of the East Coast’s most renowned anime conventions, with a roster of informative panel discussions, interactive booth activities, promotional giveaways, anime screening premieres, and a special selection of retail products available exclusively at the event. Otakon 2015 takes place July 24th through July 26th…Read moreRead more

Viz Media Welcomes the Creators of New Ultraman Manga Series to 2015 Comic-Con International: San Diego

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, proudly presents the first-ever U.S. appearance by the creators of the new ULTRAMAN manga series at the 2015 Comic-Con International: San Diego. Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces New BLEACH & NARUTO Manga Box Set Editions

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, prepares to thrill ardent fans of the BLEACH and NARUTO manga (graphic novel) series as it announces the forthcoming release of the latest box set editions for both titles. Scheduled for release on July…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru Literary Imprint Debuts the Futuristic Mystery Thriller Gene Mapper

By Staff Reports VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint has announced the release of its newest title, the futuristic bio-thriller – GENE MAPPER – on June 16th. The novel about a deadly genetic threat to the world’s food supply was written by author Taiyo Fujii. It will be available for the first time in English in…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces Home Media Release of Inuyasha: The Final Act

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, will deliver the series finale of one of anime’s most venerated series with the home media release of INUYASHA: THE FINAL ACT on High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Edition DVD on May 26th. INUYASHA: THE…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media’s Perfect Square Imprint Releases The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Graphic Novel

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, brings back one of the most iconic video game characters of all time in celebrated graphic novel form with the release of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST on…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media's Perfect Square Imprint Releases The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Graphic Novel

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, brings back one of the most iconic video game characters of all time in celebrated graphic novel form with the release of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST on…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media's Perfect Square Imprint Announces Return of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Graphic Novel

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, is proud to announce the return of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST for the first time in more than two decades. The celebrated full-color graphic novel adaptation of…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts Screens The Last: Naruto the Movie in More Than 20 Major U.S. Cities This February

By Staff Reports VIZ Media and Los Angeles-based film distributor ELEVEN ARTS will debut the highly anticipated seventh feature film in the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series in a limited theatrical engagement around the United States starting February 20, 2015. Anime fans and filmgoers nationwide have a very special opportunity to catch the epic, big-screen action of…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Opens 2015 with the Release of Akira Toriyama's Manga Comedy Jaco the Galactic Patrolman

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, prepares to thrill manga (graphic novel) readers and fans of legendary creator Akira Toriyama with the launch of JACO THE GALACTIC PATROLMAN in print and digital on January 6th. The complete-in-one-volume interstellar comedy will be…Read moreRead more

Viz Media Kicks Off Class With The Stellar New Comedy Series Assassination Classroom

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers to domestic readers today one of the most popular new manga (graphic novel) series currently sweeping Japan – ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM. This high school alien-teacher in the classroom action comedy by creator Yusei Matsui…Read moreRead more

Monster: The Perfect Edition Volume 1- A Whole Different Kind of Manga

Review by Nolan P. Smith Writer and Artist: Naoki Urasawa Publisher: Viz Signature Rating: T+ for Older Teens (Victor Valley)—Monsters adorn the pages of comic books and manga titles across the globe; horrifying, death defying monsters that battle the forces of good right out in the open. But in real life, the monsters out there…Read moreRead more

Terra Formars Volume 1 Review: Exterminating Bugs- Sci-Fi Style

Review by Nolan P. Smith Writer: Yu Sasuga Artist: Ken-Ichi Tachibana Publisher: Viz Signature Rating: M for Mature (Victor Valley)—I hate bugs. I am almost certain most readers will agree with me in their dislike for insects as well. So, what if you take one of the most annoying, disgusting bugs (the cockroach) and turn…Read moreRead more

Viz Media's Perfect Square Imprint Complements Holiday Shopping with a Wide Array of Manga and Graphic Novel Titles

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, prepares to delight the young and young-at-heart this holiday season with a diverse selection of All-Ages manga, original graphic novels, and collectible books available from the company’s Perfect Square imprint. Got a Bravest Warriors fan…Read moreRead more

Celebrated Supernatural Suspense Thriller Death Note Returns to North America in a new Complete DVD Collection

By Nolan P. Smith Death Note, one of the most chilling, surprising, and well executed anime series I have ever had the pleasure of watching, is being collected just in time for the holidays. There are only a few anime titles I consider to be greatness personified, and Death Note is one of those series….Read moreRead more

VIZ Media's Perfect Square Announces Special Voltron 30th Anniversary Commemorative Release

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, takes readers on an exciting journey to explore the history and legacy of VOLTRON®, the legendary giant robot anime series that marks the 30th Anniversary of its original North American broadcast premiere. VOLTRON: FROM DAYS…Read moreRead more