Viz Media Announces the September Release of New Manga Story Collection Time Killers from the Creator of Blue Exorcist

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers a noteworthy new manga title to fans with the release of Kazue Kato’s TIME KILLERS on September 2nd. The single-volume standalone collection of manga shorts from the creator of the bestselling BLUE EXORCIST manga…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Plans for San Diego Comic Con 2014

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, delivers a cornucopia of anime and manga delight to fans of all ages this year at the 2014 Comic-Con International. Attendees are invited to join a fun weekend in San Diego jam-packed with special events,…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Unveils New English Dub Cast for the Legendary Sailor Moon

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, unveiled the brand new English voice cast for SAILOR MOON to a packed audience of enthusiastic fans at the 2014 Anime Expo in Los Angeles. The company also announced that preorders would be available soon…Read moreRead more

First Three Parts Of The Acclaimed Multi-Generational Paranormal Action Adventure Manga Series Set For Digital And Print Release

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, thrilled a packed audience of fans at the 2014 Anime Expo in Los Angeles this past weekend as it announced the much heralded return of creator Hirohiko Araki’s epic supernatural/action/adventure manga (graphic novel) series, JOJO’S…Read moreRead more

Off-World Terror Takes A Deadly New Form in a Gripping Sci-Fi Action Series From VIZ Media's Signature Imprint

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, administers a spine-tingling dose of sci-fi horror with the launch of the new manga (graphic novel) series – TERRA FORMARS – on July 15th. The series, illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana with story by Yu Sasuga,…Read moreRead more

Visit VIZ Media at Anime Expo Booth #1601

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, prepares an exciting weekend of festivities and fun as it returns to Anime Expo with a jam-packed schedule of special anime premieres, guest appearances, panel discussions, autograph sessions, and promotional giveaways. The 2014 Anime Expo…Read moreRead more

New Definitive Edition Of The Acclaimed Psychological Manga Thriller Delivers A Tense Crime Drama Filled With Conspiracy, Political Intrigue And Murder

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, is proud to announce the release of the ultimate collection of creator Naoki Urasawa’s acclaimed manga (graphic novel) suspense masterpiece. MONSTER: THE PERFECT EDITION, Vol. 1 will debut on July 15th. The new print-only oversized…Read moreRead more

Gear Up As A Geek And His Peculiar Friend Take On Alien Invaders In Series Straight From The Pages Of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP

By Staff Reports   VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces the launch of a new manga (graphic novel) series this Fall with the release of WORLD TRIGGER in October. Created by Daisuke Ashihara, it has been thrilling domestic fans with new chapters featured…Read moreRead more

Lone Mercenary Guts Returns To The Band Of The Hawk For A Final Quest In The Exciting Climax To The Epic Medieval Anime Action Feature Film Trilogy

By Staff Reports VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, offers the action-packed, bloody conclusion to the BERSERK anime feature film trilogy as it announces the release of BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC III – THE ADVENT on DVD and Blu-ray, available now. The new…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Releases Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Blood Prison on DVD and Blu-Ray

By Staff Reports (San Francisco, CA)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, delivers a thrilling dose of ninja action with the Blu-ray/DVD release of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON on February 18th. The new release is rated ‘TV-14’ and will carry a…Read moreRead more

VIZ MEDIA RELEASES SUPERHERO ANIME ACTION SERIES ZETMAN IN UNCUT BLU-RAY AND DVD EDITIONS

By Staff Reports (San Francisco, CA) – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, expands its substantial anime catalog with the addition of the dark sci-fi action series ZETMAN on November 5th. The 13-episode series is rated ‘TV-MA’ for Mature Audiences and will be offered…Read moreRead more

HOT NEW ANIME ACTION SERIES COPPELION LAUNCHES ON VIZANIME THIS WEEK!

By Staff Reports (San Francisco) – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced the very special online simulcast premiere of the new sci-fi anime action series – COPPELION – on VIZAnime.com, the company’s own website for free anime, as well as on the…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Announces The Return of Ranma 1/2 Anime and Manga Series To North America

(San Francisco)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has announced the return of one of the genre’s most celebrated manga and anime properties – RANMA ½. RANMA ½ is a renowned martial arts action-adventure manga (graphic novel) series created by Rumiko Takahashi. The manga…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru Imprint Debuts Celebrated Sci-Fi Author Catherynne M. Valente’s Melancholy of Mechagirl

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint delivers an exciting collection of stories and poems by New York Times best-selling fantasy and science fiction author, Catherynne M. Valente, as it announces the release of MELANCHOLY OF MECHAGIRL. The new book is available now through all major book retailers, is rated ‘T’ for Teens, and carries an MSRP of…Read moreRead more

Manga Review: Rurouni Kenshin-Restoration Volume 1

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Writer and Artist: Nobuhiro Watsuki Publisher: Shonen Jump/ VIZ Media Release June 2013 Website: www.viz.com The Rurouni Kenshin franchise has been around for some time now. Fans of anime and manga know the tales of the legendary Battosai the Man Slayer, set in the Meiji Era in feudal Japan. …Read moreRead more

Hit Action Anime Series Comes To The Nation’s Largest Anime Convention With Exclusive Episodes Premiere And Appearances by Special Guest KANAME☆ And English-Language Cast

(San Francisco)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, celebrates the action and kinetic storyline of one of its newest anime properties – K – at the 2013 Anime Expo, taking place July 4th–7th at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Now…Read moreRead more

VIZ Media Releases The Samurai Manga Action of Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration

By Staff Reports (San Francisco)– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, celebrates the return of one of manga’s most iconic samurai – Rurouni Kenshin – with the release of RUROUNI KENSHIN: RESTORATION. This new series is published under the Shonen Jump imprint, rated ‘T’…Read moreRead more

VIZ MEDIA’S HAIKASORU IMPRINT DELIVERS THE LATEST NOVEL IN THE VAMPIRE HUNTER D SAGA WITH THE RELEASE OF NOBLE V: GREYLANCER

San Francisco, CA, May 22, 2013 – VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint delivers a bloodthirsty new chapter of the legendary Vampire Hunter D saga with the North American release of NOBLE V: GREYLANCER, now available in stores. The new fantasy novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi, carries an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN. The release…Read moreRead more

Berserk The Golden Age Arc 1-The Egg of the King Hits Stores Today!

Anime fans, get ready! VIZ Media has released Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1- The Egg of the King on DVD and Blu-Ray today! The DVD is the first in a series that faithfully constructs the Berserk manga into a glorious modern day epic. Check out the press release below, and be sure to pick…Read moreRead more

Welcome to Neon Alley + Cyber Monday Sale

I have been meaning to write up my thoughts on Neon Alley for some time, so here it is. Neon Alley is a VIZ Media’s 24/7 subscription channel that features round the clock anime. Sound too good to be true? Well then, you are missing out! The channel is only available as an application on…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review- Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1- The Egg of the King

By Nolan Patrick Smith- Pastrami Nation If you are a fan of Japanese animation, also known as anime, then you most likely heard of a violent little series called Berserk. A well-known manga (Japanese comic book) and anime, Berserk was created by Kentaro Miura and instantly became a hit. When it was announced that Berserk…Read moreRead more

LAGRANGE – The Flower of Rin-ne Hits Neon Alley in January 2013

Neon Alley, VIZ Media’s 24 hour anime channel app available on the Playstation 3, will be debuting Lagrange- The Flower of Rin-ne in 2013. Check out the first English dubbed trailer below, and make sure to check out Neon Alley on the PS3! Also, check out Neon Alley on social media at: http://www.tout.com/u/neonalley http://www.facebook.com/neonalleynetwork http://twitter.com/neonalley…Read moreRead more