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VIZ Media Forms New Digital Division

San Francisco-based manga and anime house VIZ Media has formed a new announced the formation of VIZ Labs, a new division of the company led by Gagan Singh, exec VP, president and CTO. ... Continue Reading →
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Ken Sasaki Promoted to CEO of VIZ

Ken Sasaki has been named the new president and CEO of San Francisco-based manga and anime distributor VIZ Media. Sasaki will succeed Hidemi Fukuhara as as of April 1st, 2012. Sasaki ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shonen Jump Alpha’ Hits Web

Anime/manga champ VIZ Media has launched the first issue of its new digital manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, available now at VIZManga.com. The digital mag will allow fans to ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Announces Special ‘Arrietty’ Publications

In conjunction with Disney’s Feb. 17 release of Studio Ghibli’s The Adventures of Arrietty in the U.S., VIZ Media has announced the publication of a new series of books and comics ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Simulcasts ‘Lagrange’ Japan Debut

VIZ Anime is getting 2012 off to a great start with anime fans by simulcasting the new series Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-Ne which has just launched in Japan. Episode 1 is now available ... Continue Reading →
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Hot New Discs: ‘Adventures of Tintin,’ ‘Ice Age Special’

If the upcoming Steven Spielberg upcoming feature The Adventures of Tintin has whetted your appetite for other versions of Herge’s comicbook character, we’ve got just the DVD for ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Rush: ‘Idiots & Angels,’ ‘The Gruffalo’

The dog days of summer may be ruling on TV, but there are plenty of new, exciting toons debuting on DVD and Blu-ray this week. First up, Bill Plympton’s wonderful  movie Idiots & ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Launches Hamtaro Mobile Games

San Francisco-based VIZ Media has licensed the rights for Hamtaro: Little Hamsters, Big Adventures, a video game for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to Egg Ball Games. Based on the ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Takes Manga Digital With iPad App

Manga is joining the digital comics revolution, as VIZ Media announces the release of a digital manga application for the Apple iPad. The free app has launched through the Apple iTunes ... Continue Reading →