Viz Media

Sailor Moon

Queen Beryl and Jadeite devise an evil scheme in Sailor Moon's third dub clip


Viz Media is on a roll!
Jul 18
It seems that my prediction about Viz uploading a new Sailor Moon-related video everyday was incorrect, as the company chose to post their third dub clip today. Either way, it's still nice of Viz to show off Sailor Moon's ne... read
Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon's second dub clip shows off Luna's new English voice


Michelle Ruff nailed it!
Jul 16
After giving us a quick sample of Usagi and Mamoru's new English voices for the new Sailor Moon dub, Viz  has uploaded a new video that features Michelle Ruff's take on Luna. Since I've enjoyed most of Ruff's roles, I t... read
Sailor Moon

Let's take a quick look at Sailor Moon's new dub


Stephanie Sheh shows great potential
Jul 15
Back when Viz Media announced the English voice actors for the new Sailor Moon dub at Anime Expo 2014, I couldn't help but to be intrigued by their choices. With the first Sailor Moon boxset getting ready to hit North Americ... read
JoJo

Rejoice! Viz reveals their plans for JoJo: Battle Tendency


JoJo's back in full gear
Jul 07
When Viz announced that at Anime Expo 2014 they're releasing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency in North America, I couldn't help but to rejoice over this matter. While we're aware that Battle Tendency's ge... read
Terra Formars

Roaches beware: Viz reveals Terra Formars' release date


Viz's getting ready to combat Mars' roach infestation
Jun 26
As we're getting ready to say "farewell" to the month of June, Viz Media plans to release Terra Formars' first volume on July 15th. On top of that, Terra Formars' later volumes are getting the bi-monthly release treatment, wh... read
Viz Media

Rejoice: Viz reveals their plans for Anime Expo '14


Sailor Moon fans are in for some good news
Jun 18
It was a glorious day when Viz Media announced that they licensed Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal. Now Viz’s planning an event for Anime Expo 2014 that’ll please Sailor Moon, Gargantia's fans. During the ... read
Sailor Moon

Viz grabs Sailor Moon!


Get hype!
May 17
I was tempted just to type the internet equivalent of a long squeal and end it right there, but that wouldn't be professional, so have some sweet details about Viz's latest acquisition. Sailor Moon arrives on May 1... read
Anything Goes in this comedy classic
The wacky ensemble comedy of Ranma 1/2 occupies an interesting niche in Western anime fandom. The show wasn't likely to be someone's "first anime," in the way that contemporaries Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z generally w... read feature

J-Pop Summit

May'N heads to San Francisco's J-POP SUMMIT


Why does California get everything?
Apr 30
Things are heating up this summer with the announcement of May'n as the guest of honor at San Francisco's sixth annual J-POP SUMMIT. Although the Nagoya native has made herself a superstar in the world of Japanese pop music, ... read
Viz Media

Sakura-Con '14: Viz Media announce World Trigger headed to print


Also, Canadian dates for Tiger & Bunny: The Rising finally revealed
Apr 18
This afternoon Viz Media held their own Sakura-Con industry panel and although it could likely be described as brief, they did manage to excite us with an announcement or two. Most notably, that Daisuke Aishihara's action-pac... read
Style over substance
Sometimes you come across a series that looks amazing and impresses you with its style from the first moments. Those series are few and far between but when you find them, they tend to stick with you. Sometimes though, you ge... read feature

Um... it's very pretty?
By day Maron Kusakabe is a normal, everyday high school student. She lives in an apartment by herself, has a best friend who lives next door and she's a member of the rhythmic gymnastics team. What people don't realize, howev... read feature

Viz releasing Princess Mononoke: The First Story


Hayao Miyazaki's original story for the iconic film.
Mar 08
Just about everyone is a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki's output, especially Princess Mononoke. But I imagine not as many folks know about the original story (of the same name) that Miyazaki put together. The book was a collection... read
Viz Manga

Viz racks up Assassination Classroom, One Piece, and more


You should have been reading Assassination Classroom all along, for real
Mar 07
Viz has my number, you guys. They've been consistently bringing the noise, bringing down the house, coming here to turn the party out. They're raising the roof to prove they can get loose, y'all, with high-profile releases li... read
Viz

Viz licenses Naoki Urasawa's Master Keaton manga


Woah!
Mar 04
Here's an unexpected announcement: Viz Media has licensed Naoki Urasawa's (of Monster, Pluto, and 20th Century Boys fame) Master Keaton manga series. The classic series ran from 1988 to 1994, inspired a TV anime, and a host o... read
K Blu-ray

Viz to put out K as an A-grade Blu-ray combo pack


Pretty boys and pretty pack-ins
Feb 21
Much as I've embraced our digital media future, I still have a soft spot in my heart for sweet physical extras. After all, I did once buy a copy of Sakura Taisen that I didn't have a machine for just to get a hilarious-l... read
Perfect Square manga

Perfect Square launches limited time digital manga sale


Cheap manga is the best manga
Feb 20
Take advantage of a sale on digital manga being offered by VIZ Media's all-ages imprint Perfect Square, running now until February 28th. Titles such as Hello Kitty: Delicious! (reviewed), Uglydoll: Eat Dat!, and all of their ... read
Viz Anime

Neon Alley transitioning to free on-demand


Eliminates live stream, and subscriptions
Feb 12
Brace yourselves. Viz Anime's subscription-based digital network Neon Alley has announced plans to transition to an on-demand service on April 1st, eliminating their subscription platform and live programming. Following the t... read
Manga sale

Yaoi imprint SuBLime celebrates its anniversary


50% off select bundles for a limited time
Jan 18
If you're big on boys love, or just feel the occasional urge to stock up on some yaoi, Viz Media has got you covered. Their specialized Yaoi-centric manga imprint, SuBLime -- oh, the BL is capitalized... I see what they did t... read
The fine line between love and hate is laced with violence
Nisekoi turned out to be one of those happy discoveries you sometimes stumble upon when you aren't looking for anything particular, read a silly synopsis, and think, "Why not?" I wasn't too sure what to expect from this comin... read feature

Hello Kitty volume 3

Hello Kitty is preparing to surprise you in April


More of Hello Kitty's awesome adventures afoot
Jan 11
This week saw the release of Hello Kitty Delicious!, the second volume in the new Hello Kitty manga series being published by VIZ Media's Perfect Square imprint. And hot on its heels is the listing of Hello Kitty Surprise!, w... read
Anime

Moribito added to Neon Alley's mid-season schedule


To begin streaming on January 17th
Jan 08
Viz Media's streaming network Neon Alley is half way through their fall season of programming. To mark the occasion they'll be adding some new programming to their schedule, starting with the mid-season debut of 2007's M... read
Justice isn't always about sunshine and rainbows
Even though I’m the guy at Japanator that watches toku shows, my experience with superhero stories in general is below average. While I’ve kept up with many of the cartoons and films that are based off of DC and M... read feature

Manga

SuBLime Yaoi manga now available for Kindle


An extensive collection goes digital
Dec 24
I won't pretend to read, or even truly understand the fascination with Boys Love genre, but I know there's a fair amount of you out there who do, so some of you may be really excited by this bit of news. VIZ Media's yaoi mang... read
Ranma 1/2

Viz announces date for first Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray


Get ready to YAPAPA on March 25th
Dec 21
Ranma 1/2 was the second anime that I watched as a teen, after Dragon Ball Z. To say it holds a happy little niche in my heart would be an understatement. I got a full year of enjoyment out of that show and I've always wanted... read
VIZ Media: Art

Deck out your smart phone display with Bleach and Naruto


A sleek look for all the cool kids
Dec 20
VIZ Media have announced that starting Monday, December 23rd you'll be able to get Bleach and Naruto image packs via the CocoPPa app for iOS and Android and totally bling your phone out from icons to wall papers. Actually, I ... read
VIZ Manga

VIZ Media announce a big sale and some new additions


Sales are always a good thing
Dec 18
Viz Media have announced that from now through January 15th, all of the manga titles purchasable at Viz Manga (or on the VIZ Manga app) are 20% off. This includes such titles as Naruto and One Piece, Hana Kimi, Magi, Honey an... read
Films

All You Need is Kill film adaptation looks amazing


I can't wait
Dec 12
When I first heard that Hiroshi Sakurazaka's classic sci-fi light novel, All You Need is Kill was getting the Hollywood treatment, I got a bit worried. It was initially announced that Brad Pitt was attached to the film as th... read
One Piece NYT

Luffy gets full page NY Times ad, Viz retrospective


300M copies sold celebrated through print ads
Nov 21
In 2013 terms, newspapers as a medium is passé and becoming a tradition of the past. But it's always really neat to see a crazy stunt pulled off when some giant anime or manga character take up a full page of it, ... read
Books

Cower in fear! Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo is out


It's time to get spooky!
Nov 20
We may be past the halfway point in November, but that doesn't mean spirit of All Hallow's Eve has left our realm. Taking this knowledge into account, Viz has released Apparitions: Ghosts of Old Edo on November 19th unde... read
Santa Claus is a cute girl and she's coming to town
Last week saw the release of the first volume of Sweet Rein, a Christmas-themed love story published by VIZ Media. It's a translation of Sakura Tsukuba's Yoroshiku Master, which is finished, and mercifully short (three volume... read feature

Sweet Rein vol. 1

Romance and Christmas spirit abound in Sweet Rein vol. 1


Santa Claus and reindeers just belong together
Nov 02
VIZ Media is ready to kick off the holiday season early with the release of a new shoujo series titled Sweet Rein. The first volume will be out on November 5th both in print (US$9.99) and digitally (US$6.99) via the VIZ Manga... read
Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll to simulcast One Piece this week


Fall season starts Saturday.
Nov 01
Fans looking for their One Piece-fix will have to look no further than Crunchyroll, as the streaming service is set to pick up the latest season of the on-going series starting Saturday, November 2nd. Episode #619 -- yea... read
Over 1,600 volumes of manga goodness.
Huge news for digital manga fans -- Viz Media have made their entire digital catalog of graphic novels available via Apple iBooks, with 1,600 volumes of manga spread across 130 titles. That's a LOT of manga to choose from. Be... read feature

VIZ Manga update

Have a round-up of VIZ Manga's October e-releases


Digital manga wins!
Oct 25
For those of you folks keeping up with your manga on eReaders (mobile or NOOK), here's a look at VIZ Manga's October releases. Brand-new titles available right now: Aishiteruze Baby (vol.1), Cowa!, a Shonen Jump stand-alone s... read
Hello Kitty vol. 2

Hello Kitty's next target is your stomach


Adorable deliciousness coming our way
Oct 22
Following the release of Hello Kitty: Here We Go! (reviewed), Perfect Square have updated their site with the listing for the second book in the series, titled Delicious! Delicious! will be released on January 7th with the pr... read
Neon Alley

Neon Alley's new fall season premieres tonight


New shows, all dubbed and un-cut
Oct 18
Just a friendly reminder for those of you who subscribe to Viz Media's streaming network. Neon Alley's new fall season starts tonight with the premiere of Ranma 1/2 at 8 PM EST, followed by Magi at 9 PM, two episodes of ... read
NYCC

NYCC 2013: Viz brings out Terra Formars


One of Japan's hottest manga titles
Oct 12
Viz certainly didn't slack at New York Comic Con either. Right after Kodansha's deluge of licenses, Viz had some titles of their own to announce. Terra Formars by Kenichi Tachibana My Love Story!! by Kazune Kawahara and Aruk... read
Go on awesome Hello Kitty adventures
Today is the day that Japanator recommends you buy a Hello Kitty comic. Things sure are goofy around here. Hello Kitty: Here We Go! is the first volume in a collection of short comics chronicling the many adventures of the wo... read feature

Tableau Numero 20

SuBLime releases steamy Tableau Numero 20 manga


Get your sexy boys love
Oct 09
VIZ Media yaoi imprint SuBLime have announced the release of a one-volume short story collection titled Tableau Numero 20 by est em. Here's the brief synopsis: Ten years ago, while still a student, Maurice stumbled across a... read






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