Diamond to Distribute Japanese Action Figures and Toys Based on VIZ Media Properties in North America
(BALTIMORE, MD) - (April 2013)- Diamond Comic Distributors and VIZ Media, LLC have reached an agreement that will distribute Japanese merchandise based on the company's highly sought after properties in North America for the first time, including products based on the commercially successful and acclaimed titles NARUTO, BLEACH, TIGER & BUNNY, BERSERK, DEATH NOTE, and INUYASHA. Diamond Comic Distributors will carry a broad selection of action figures, toys, and collectibles from licensed VIZ Media titles, previously unavailable outside of Japan due to licensing restrictions.
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES 2013 LAUNCH OF MAX STEEL™ ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS BASED ON NEW KIDS ANIMATED SUPERHERO SERIES
Teenager "Max" Teams With Alien Sidekick "Steel" To Protect Earth From Evil Villains - All While Finishing His Homework!
San Francisco, CA, January 29, 2013 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, has announced its newest forthcoming original graphic novel series with the launch of MAX STEEL. Scheduled to debut in the Fall of 2013, MAX STEEL will be published under the VIZ Kids imprint, is rated 'A' for All Ages, and will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN.
Developed by Mattel, MAX STEEL is a global boy's entertainment franchise spanning toys, publishing and consumer products. In addition, a new MAX STEEL CGI animated series co-produced with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) will premiere in the U.S. on the Disney XD channel on March 25, 2013.
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES FUN NEW SERIES OF UGLYDOLL ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVELS
Award-Winning Brand Of Distinctive Plush Toy Characters Comes To Life In A New VIZ Kids Series Set To Launch Next Summer
San Francisco, CA, November 27, 2012 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, has announced a publishing deal with Pretty Ugly™, LLC, the official licensors of the popular Uglydoll® brand, to develop a brand new series of original graphic novels based on the bestselling plush character toys. The Uglydoll series is scheduled to launch Summer of 2013 under the VIZ Kids imprint, and will carry a rating of 'A' for All Ages.
VISIT VIZ MEDIA AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL, BOOTH #2813
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES EXCITING PERSONAL APPEARANCES, BOOTH ACTIVITIES AND SHOW EXCLUSIVES FOR 2012 COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Company Welcomes Studio 4ºC Founder For Discussion On BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC Anime Film Trilogy And Offers A Variety Of Collectable Giveaways, Fun Booth Activities, Panel Discussions And Much More!
San Francisco, CA, July 9, 2012 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, returns to Comic-Con International, the nation's biggest comic book, science fiction and pop culture event, with an exciting and expansive roster of special personal appearances, exciting panels, anime feature film premieres, and fun giveaways and convention exclusives. The show takes place July 11-15 at the San Diego Convention Center, CA, and VIZ Media will be located in Booth 2813.
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SHONEN JUMP ALPHA TRIVIA SWEEPSTAKES
Everyone Is Invited To Enter Contest For A Chance To Win A Pair Of 4-Day Passes To 2012 San Diego Comic-Con
May 1, 2012 - VIZ Media invites manga fans to test their knowledge of the nation's leading digital manga magazine with a just-announced new online SHONEN JUMP ALPHA Trivia Sweepstakes Contest, running exclusively at http://www.sjalpha.com/sja-trivia-contest through May 23rd, 2012. No WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA membership is required to enter the contest.
LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE®!
VIZ MEDIA DELIVERS ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURES FOR ALL AGES WITH NEW VOLTRON FORCE GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES
VOLTRON FORCE® Updates the Classic '80s Sci-fi Epic For A Whole New Generation of Fans
San Francisco, CA, April 3, 2012 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, debuts today the riveting outer space action of VOLTRON FORCE®, in a new graphic novel series that complements the animated series currently airing on Nicktoons. VOLTRON FORCE Volume 1: SHELTER FROM THE STORM, under the VIZ Kids imprint, is rated 'A' for All Ages and will carry an MSRP of $7.99 U.S. / $9.99 CAN.
VIZ MEDIA INVITES MANGA FANS TO "SHOW YOUR SHONEN JUMP LOVE" WITH A FUN NEW PHOTO CONTEST
Contest Encourages Fans To Submit Photos Showing Their Passion For SHONEN JUMP; iPad 2 With WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA Membership And Other Prizes To Be Awarded
San Francisco, CA, March 16, 2012 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, invites fans to show their love for SHONEN JUMP with a brand new contest that will award a variety of valuable prizes to several lucky winners. Contestants are encouraged to upload a photo showing their love for SHONEN JUMP to the contest page at sjalpha.com/ipad2.
Encourage friends, family and other fans to vote for your entry during the two, week-long voting periods! Prizes will be given to the fan with the most votes for that given week. A Grand Prize will also be awarded to fan with the most overall votes.
VISIT VIZ MEDIA AT WONDERCON, BOOTH #206
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES ACTIVITIES AND CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES FOR WONDERCON 2012
VIZ Media Treats Attendees To Special "Test Drives" Of New WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA Digital Manga Magazine
San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2012 - VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, returns to WonderCon 2012 as the show comes to Anaheim, CA, March 16th-18th at the Anaheim Convention Center. WonderCon is one of the country's best comics and pop culture conventions. VIZ Media will be located in Booth 206. Complete details on WonderCon are available at: www.comic-con.org/wc.
Throughout the convention, VIZ Media will treat WonderCon attendees to special "test drives" of the company's new WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA digital manga magazine. Drop by the VIZ Media booth, sample the new digital content, and complete a special survey to be entered to win a new Apple iPad 2! The winner will be notified following the show.