VIZ Media continues to expand its range of anime offerings for 2013 as it announces that it has become the North American master licensee for the anime series – K. VIZ Media will manage the domestic home video, television rights, and online rights and distribution, as well as oversee the licensing and development of a range of new products and collectables based on the property. Read the rest of this entry »
Right Stuf, Inc. has announced a DVD distribution deal with SUNRISE Inc. for Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn). Mobile Suit Gundam UC will be released by Sunrise Inc. and distributed by Right Stuf, Inc. on DVD in North America, beginning in August 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
NIS America has announced that the complete series premium edition of Daily Lives Of High School Boys will be available on August 6th. For more information check out the NISA website or my initial thoughts on the anime.
VIZ Media has announced that it has been named the North American master licensee for the sci-fi anime property, ACCEL WORLD (rated TV-14). ACCEL WORLD is currently available on the Neon Alley channel for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360 (dubbed), as well as on the company’s own streaming site VIZAnime.com (subtitled). Read the rest of this entry »
VIZ Media partners with Sentai Filmworks to unleash a frightening new world of the living dead as it premieres the zombie action of HIGH SCHOOL OF THE DEAD on Neon Alley this Friday, April 19th. Episode 1 (English dubbed) of the high-octane anime action series will debut in High Definition at 10PM EST / 7PM PST, replaying at 2AM EST / 11PM PST, and will air again throughout the week. New episodes will premiere every Friday. Check the Neon Alley program guide or NeonAlley.com for more information and additional airtimes. Read the rest of this entry »
VIZ Media has announced that Aniplex of America, Inc. has become a content partner for the recently-launched Neon Alley 24-hour anime channel. VIZ Media will premiere the hit Aniplex anime action series, FATE/ZERO, on Neon Alley this Spring. Read the rest of this entry »
VIZ Media ushers in 2013 with the dawn of a whole new era of manga with today’s first issue of the new WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital manga magazine. The weekly serial anthology features the synchronized latest chapters of various manga debuting on the same day as the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine counterpart, including flagship series NARUTO, BLEACH, ONE PIECE and more. Read the rest of this entry »
NEW PEOPLE, Inc, the San Francisco-based entertainment company bringing the latest examples of Japanese popular culture to North American shores, opens 2013 with a brand new update to its NEW PEOPLE Travel web magazine, a free online travelogue that introduces colorful new sides of Japan depicted through the eyes of an eclectic collection of artists and creative visionaries that are recognized around the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Right Stuf, Inc. announced the acquisition of the original SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA television series from TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.
Space Adventure Cobra: The Original TV Series will be released via Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment as two DVD sets, starting in late 2013, along with digital distribution. The upcoming home video release will mark the first time the anime TV series will be available to North American audiences. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, CafePress, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRSS), The World’s Customization EngineTM, and VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, is announcing a partnership. The companies have come together to offer fans a curated selection of official and fan-designed merchandise incorporating VIZ Media’s best-loved anime brands for lifestyle brand Toshin. Read the rest of this entry »
VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, and Sanrio Inc, global lifestyle brand & parent company of pop icon Hello Kitty merge two of Japan’s biggest pop culture brands – STREET FIGHTER® and Sanrio– for the debut of a pair of fun new STREET FIGHTER X SANRIO books. The hardcover STREET FIGHTER X SANRIO: WORLD VIEW and soft cover STREET FIGHTER X SANRIO: STICKER BOOK are both available now in stores. Read the rest of this entry »