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VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

May 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Leading Entertainment Company Looks Ahead To Forging New Paths In Global Pop Culture And Multimedia Content Development

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San Francisco, CA, May 4, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the premier publisher, distributor and licensor of Japanese and global content in North America, proudly announces its 30th Anniversary. To celebrate, VIZ Media will soon detail exciting activities for fans to commemorate 30 years of telling stories that resonate with audiences the world over.

Founded in San Francisco in July 1986, VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the finest in manga, anime and global entertainment to English-speaking audiences around the world. The company’s success reflects the massive and enduring popularity the genres enjoy among fans of all ages. VIZ Media has the largest library of any English publisher, and is focused on diversifying its award-winning catalog with licensed properties outside of the manga and anime sphere, as well as developing its own original content.

“VIZ Media has been at the forefront of the manga and anime industry for 30 years,” says Ken Sasaki, President and CEO, VIZ Media. “Throughout its history, the company has pioneered new paths to bring the best in popular entertainment to as wide an audience as possible. We look forward to continuing our ceaseless commitment to developing high quality, unique content for fans across the globe.”

To complement the 30th anniversary milestone, an all-new official website has been launched at www.VIZ.com. Completely refreshed in partnership with design studio, Mule Design, the interactive web destination offers increased functionality, seamless interoperability and a host of easy-to-use new content features that are accessible across all platforms, including mobile devices and tablets.

“The website delivers a whole new level of user interaction and direct fan engagement for the online anime and manga communities,” adds Ken Sasaki.

For more information on titles available from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.

 

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES A SUBSTANTIAL DIGITAL ANIME UPDATE FOR MAY

May 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Catch The Latest Streamed Episodes Of All New JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE And TERRAFORMARS, HUNTER X HUNTER Subs, As Well As New SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL And NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Simulcasts

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VIZ Media moves into May with a brand new digital anime update highlighted by a variety of exciting new premieres and simulcast episodes.

This month offers new Season 3 episodes from BAKUMAN, new Season 1 adventures of HUNTER X HUNTER, the continuing supernatural action of Season 3 of JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE as well as newly added Season 2 episodes of the tense sci-fi horror drama, TERRAFORMARS REVENGE.

New SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN simulcast premieres round out the latest digital content update.

New anime content for May includes:

BAKUMAN
· The creators of DEATH NOTE return with this inspiring tale about the power of dreams. Students Mashiro and Takagi aspire to become professional manga artists. As they team up to pursue their goal, the pair learns what it takes to make it in the manga industry, sharing laughs, tears, romance, the devastation of failure and the glory of success along the way.
· BAKUMAN’s final season concludes with the addition of subtitled Episodes 51-75. Enjoy the entire series, Episodes 1-75, now!

HUNTER X HUNTER
· The supernatural action adventure of HUNTER X HUNTER Season 1 continues throughout May with newly added Episodes 40-52. Episodes are available to stream in their entirety featuring brand new subtitles that are true to VIZ Media’s original translations of the manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi.

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE
· This new story arc sees Jotaro Kujoh traveling to a town called Morioh to meet Josuke, the secret love child of his grandfather, Joseph Joestar! The two JoJo’s soon discover that new Stand users are appearing all across town, threatening the lives of the innocent!
Don’t miss the JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Season 3 subtitled premiere with new episodes added every Friday.
· Season 3, Episode 5 premieres on May 6th, Episode 6 on May 13th, followed by Episode 7 on May 20th and Episode 8 on May 27th.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN
· Brand new weekly simulcasts of the latest action packed NARUTO SHIPPUDEN episodes are scheduled to take place every Thursday throughout May.
· Catch Episode 459 on May 12th, followed by Episode 460 on May 19th, Episode 461 on May 26th and Episode 462 on June 2nd.

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL
· Don’t miss the dubbed premiere of Episode 26 on May 6th!
· Enjoy the all-new SUBBED streams of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL throughout May with a brand new simulcast episode every Monday.
· SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Season 3 action continues with Episodes 31-35 available to stream this month.
· Watch Episode 31 on May 2nd, followed Episode 32 on May 9th, Episode 33 on May 16th, Episode 34 on May 23rd and Episode 35 on May 30th.

TERRAFORMARS REVENGE
· Based on the hit manga sci-fi series, TERRAFORMARS REVENGE takes place in the far future where humanity terraforms Mars in order to resolve Earth’s growing overpopulation problem… But an unintended side effect of the process has unleashed a horror no one could ever have imagined!
· Catch the streaming premiere of Season 2, Episodes 5-8 this month.
· Episode 5 will premiere on May 6th, followed by Episode 6 on May 13th, Episode 7 on May 20th and Episode 8 on May 27th.

VIZ Media’s consolidated online destination for FREE streaming anime content in the U.S. has over 4,200 subtitled and English dubbed episodes and movies from more than 36 series! VIZ Media’s streaming content also reaches an expansive on-demand U.S.-based audience on Hulu, which enables viewers to watch shows anytime, anywhere across devices including Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and mobile devices. A full list of Hulu -enabled devices can be found at http://www.hulu.com/plus/devices.

 

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF HUNTER X HUNTER ON ADULT SWIM

April 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Reboot Of Fantasy Adventure Anime Series Based On Bestselling HUNTER X HUNTER Manga Launches With A Brand New English Dub Cast On Leading Animation Network April 16th

San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, excites action/adventure fans as it announces the launch of the all new HUNTER X HUNTER anime series on Adult Swim’s Toonami.

The first episode of the action-packed, supernatural adventure series will premiere on Saturday, April 16 at 1:00 a.m. EST/PST, with future episodes to air each Saturday. Toonami is the anime programming block on Adult Swim, Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.

This latest anime property to join the VIZ Media catalog was produced in 2011 by the famed animation studio, MADHOUSE, and was broadcast in Japan on Nippon TV. The series reboots the popular HUNTER X HUNTER manga series created by Yoshihiro Togashi. For the North American debut, VIZ Media has assembled a fresh cast of talented voice actors that includes Erica Mendez as Gon Freecss, Cristina Vee as Killua Zoldyck, Matthew Mercer as Leorio, Keith Silverstein as Hisoka, and Erika Harlacher as Kurapika.

In the original HUNTER X HUNTER manga series, which is also published in print and digitally by VIZ Media (rated ‘T’ for Teens), Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who do pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.

In the HUNTER X HUNTER anime series, abundant riches, hidden treasures, fearsome monsters, and exotic creatures are scattered around the world… Gon departs on a journey to become a Pro Hunter who risks his life in search of the unknown. Along the way, he meets other applicants for the Hunter exam: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua. Can Gon pass the rigorous challenges of the Hunter exam and become the best Hunter in the world!? His wild and epic journey is about to begin!!

“HUNTER X HUNTER is a fast-paced fantasy adventure beautifully animated by studio MADHOUSE and we are pleased to debut the series on Adult Swim’s Toonami with a first-ever English dub that adheres very closely to the storyline depicted in the original manga series,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “We invite audiences to immerse themselves in this action-filled anime series and catch a new episode broadcast premiere each week!”

VIZ Media is the official North American distributor of the HUNTER X HUNTER anime series and holds the broadcast rights, digital streaming rights, home video rights and merchandising rights to the series.

For more information on HUNTER X HUNTER and anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family- friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)
Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in 1953, Nippon TV has become the country’s undisputed ratings champion and finest producer of all genres of programs. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is its format Dragons’ Den, which has been sold in over 26 countries and regions. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from movies, animation, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its ideal platform to expand into new realms. Recently launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and taking a stake in the SVOD market through wholly-owned subsidiary Hulu Japan, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.

 

SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES “Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky”

April 14, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

HOUSTON, APRIL 14, 2016 – Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce its latest acquisition, Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky. As the second feature film based on the successful game and anime series, this title continues the story of Chizuru Yukimura’s search for her father. The famed Shinsengumi are combating the dangerous beings within Kyoto’s shadows, and it won’t be easy. As Chizuru and the men of the Shinsengumi fight for their city, and for their lives, the battle may draw closer than any of them ever imagined.

The film was directed and scripted by Osamu Yamasaki (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East). Atsuko Nakajima (Get Backers, Ranma ½) handled animation direction and character design, with original character designs provided by Yone Kazuki (Kamigami no Asobi, Nobunaga the Fool).

Hakuoki ~ Demon of the Fleeting Blossom: Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky will be available through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

For Sentai Filmworks’ latest announcements regarding this and other great titles, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include Parasyte –the maxim–, No Game, No Life, Food Wars!, Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, and Akame ga Kill!. Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Himouto! Umaru-chan and Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.

 

J!-ENT is covering AnimeJapan 2016 in Tokyo and Sakura Con in Seattle this weekend

March 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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It’s a busy coverage weekend as J!-ENT will be covering AnimeJapan 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight and Sakura Con in Seattle this weekend.

 

Aniplex of America Announces Product Release Details for NISEKOI 2

March 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Can Raku and Chitoge’s False Love Finally Bring an End to this
Gang Warfare?

SANTA MONICA, CA (March 25, 2016) –Aniplex of America announced release details for NISEKOI
2 at their industry panel at Anime Boston today. The second season of this fan-favorite romantic comedy
series will be released in two Blu-ray sets. Volume 1 will be available starting June 21st and Volume 2
will be available starting August 23rd. Pre-orders for both sets will begin today on Aniplex of America’s
official NISEKOI 2 homepage (www.NisekoiUSA.com).

NISEKOI 2 is the second installment of the popular anime series based on the manga series with the
same name written by author Naoshi Komi and serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump magazine. The
animation production was done by the critically acclaimed studio, SHAFT (Madoka Magica,
MONOGATARI Series). The story of NISEKOI 2 picks up after the incidents of season 1. Raku and
Chitoge must continue their fake relationship, but, there is a change in Chitoge’s feelings toward Raku.
Initially, Chitoge is unsure what those feelings are but she soon comes to realize that it is in fact love.
How are Chitoge’s new emotions going to affect her relationship with Raku and the other girls? Will Raku notice
the changes in Chitoge’s behavior or will he end up sustaining severe injuries? There’s
never a dull moment in this romantic comedy.

 

VIZ MEDIA AND UNITED TALENT AGENCY ANNOUNCE NEW CONTENT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

March 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Nation’s Leading Manga & Anime Company Will Work Closely With Premier International Talent Agency To Develop Live-Action Content Based On Popular Japanese Entertainment Properties

San Francisco, CA, March 23, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, has partnered with the premier global talent and literary agency, United Talent Agency (UTA), to develop a diverse range of live-action programming based on titles from VIZ Media’s extensive catalog of manga and anime properties.

The partnership will create significant new opportunities to further capitalize on the strong interest in Japanese pop culture and entertainment brands expressed by the Hollywood and international film studio communities, the broadcast industry, and a burgeoning range of emerging multimedia and online content producers.

“We are excited to start this partnership to push the boundaries of storytelling, innovation and character through VIZ Media’s prolific portfolio,” said UTA’s Howie Sanders, Co-Head, Book Department.

“The UTA partnership represents an important new direction for VIZ Media and our colleagues in Japan,” says Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer of VIZ Media. “Bringing the rich stories of manga and anime to life in new ways is an exciting opportunity with tremendous potential. UTA is an innovator that shares our vision, and their proven track record and strong relationships throughout the domestic and international entertainment sectors will be important factors as we move forward.”

VIZ Media is the industry leader in international manga and anime publishing, distribution and licensing. The company’s substantial roster includes massively popular titles such as BLEACH, DEATH NOTE, NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, ONE PIECE and TOKYO GHOUL, which are routinely featured on the BookScan Top 50 and New York Times bestseller lists. VIZ Media is the top manga publisher in the U.S. and one of the top three graphic novel publishers overall. Founded in San Francisco in 1986, VIZ Media marks its 30th Anniversary this summer.

For more information on anime and manga titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About United Talent Agency
United Talent Agency is a premier global talent and literary agency representing many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in every new and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theatre, video games, fine art and live entertainment. The agency is also globally recognized in the areas of film finance, film packaging, branding, licensing, endorsements and representation of production talent. UTA additionally provides corporate consulting, venture funding and strategic advisory services to companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. In 2015, UTA acquired The Agency Group, the world’s largest independent music agency, to form UTA Music, a leading music touring and representation practice. UTA has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, Toronto, Miami and Malmo, Sweden.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premiere company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.

 

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF BLEACH MOVIES: THE UNFORGIVEN DOUBLE FEATURE

February 9, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Catch The Intense Supernatural Anime Feature Film Action Of BLEACH THE MOVIE: FADE TO BLACK And BLEACH THE MOVIE: HELL VERSE In A Special New Double DVD Set

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San Francisco, CA, February 9, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor, publisher and licensor of anime and manga in North America, offers a special treat to anime aficionados and BLEACH fans as it announces the release of the BLEACH MOVIES: THE UNFORGIVEN DOUBLE FEATURE, a special home media edition.

Set for retail release on February 16th, this new DVD set contain BLEACH THE MOVIE: FADE TO BLACK as well as BLEACH THE MOVIE: HELL VERSE. The 2-disc set will carry an MSRP of $14.98 U.S. / $21.99 CAN and will feature dubbed English as well as subtitled audio tracks for both movies. Bonus features will include a production art gallery and movie trailers.

In BLEACH THE MOVIE: FADE TO BLACK, a strange disturbance in the World of the Living sends Ichigo and Kon to the Soul Society, where the Seireitei has been devastated by an explosion of reishi and Rukia is missing. Stranger still, none of the Soul Reapers remember Ichigo, and they think he’s the one responsible for the destruction. Now on the run, Ichigo is forced into a lonely battle in order to find Rukia and stop the real culprits!

Hell – a place where beings that have committed mortal sins during their lifetime are sent. It is a realm where even Soul Reapers are forbidden to interfere. In BLEACH THE MOVIE: HELL VERSE, a group of vicious Sinners plots to escape from this eternal prison, they discover that Substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki is the key to their freedom. The Sinners launch an attack and in the process kidnap Ichigo’s younger sister Yuzu and take her to Hell. With the help of a mysterious man named Kokuto, Ichigo and his friends must now travel into the depths of Hell to stop the Sinners and save Yuzu, unaware that their actions could bring Hell to the World of the Living.

The BLEACH animated films and TV series (distributed in North America by VIZ Media, rated ‘TV-14’) are based on a smash hit manga series created by Tite Kubo (also published in North America by VIZ Media, rated ‘T’ for Teens) that follows the adventures of Ichigo, a 15-year old student with the ability to see ghosts. When his family is attacked by a Hollow – a malevolent lost soul – Ichigo encounters Rukia, a Soul Reaper, and inadvertently absorbs her powers. Now, he’s dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping tortured souls find peace.

For more information on BLEACH manga and anime titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.viz.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

 

VIZ Media’s NARUTO Feature Film Catalog Launches On STEAM Digital Content Platform

February 5, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Leading Content Platform – Steam – Offers The Intense Ninja Action Of All 10 Movies From The NARUTO And NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Universes For Digital Purchase

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San Francisco, CA, February 5, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, brings the action and excitement of NARUTO to Steam, a leading interactive content delivery platform by software company, Valve Corporation.

All 10 full-length feature films from the NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN story arcs are available (English dubbed) for purchase and rental on Steam in the U.S. and Canada, including:

· NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW
· NARUTO THE MOVIE: LEGEND OF THE STONE GELEL
· NARUTO THE MOVIE: GUARDIANS OF THE CRESCENT MOON KINGDOM
· NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE
· NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BONDS
· NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE WILL OF FIRE
· NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER
· NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON
· ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE
· THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE

For a limited time only, a special promotional price will be available on the movies. Please visit http://store.steampowered.com/ to access these films.

“With its kinetic on-screen action and iconic characters, NARUTO has captivated millions of dedicated gamers and anime fans, and the movies are a wonderful complement to the content Steam offers its substantial user community,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation. “We look forward to the future of this partnership.”

Steam is a leading content platform with thousands of titles and millions of members. Through Steam, fans can easily buy, play, share, modify, and build communities around Valve products as well as titles from other independent studios. Steam is available in 237 countries and 21 different languages. Since March 2015, Steam has also added more than 100 film titles, with more coming soon.

In the NARUTO manga and animated series, Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He’s done well so far, but Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN begins two and a half years later, when Naruto returns to find that everyone has been promoted up the ninja ranks – except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi…well he remains the same. But pride isn’t necessarily becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he’s older, but will he also prove wiser and stronger?

VIZ Media is the North American master licensor for NARUTO and distributes the NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN anime series and feature films as well as publishes the bestselling NARUTO manga series in print and digitally.

Additional information on NARUTO and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN is available at www.Naruto.com.

For more information on anime titles available from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family- friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.

 

VIZ MEDIA HOSTS SAILOR MOON MOONLIGHT PARTY V TO CELEBRATE THE ENGLISH DUB PREMIERE OF SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Join VIZ Media For A Special Virtual Live Stream Party To Mark The English Dub Premiere Of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL With Live Commentary, A Real Time Q&A And Trivia Prizes!

VIZ Media sends a call out to all U.S.-based anime fans and SAILOR MOON aficionados to join the company as it stages a special virtual Moonlight Party to mark the English dub premiere of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL on its anime streaming platform on VIZ.com.

The SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Moonlight Party will take place on Friday, November 20th, beginning at 6:00pm PST on VIZ Media’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlIgAQpSK-Y. The interactive live-stream event will complement the VIZ Media/Hulu streams that evening of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Episodes 1 and 2.

Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, the SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL (rated ‘TV-PG’) anime saga, retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl. VIZ Media has given the 26-episode sci-fi action series a fresh English dialogue track featuring a cast of some of the most talented anime voice actors in the business.

In SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Episode 1: Act 1, “Usagi – Sailor Moon,” Usagi Tsukino is a bit of a klutz and a crybaby in the 8th grade, and Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, gives Usagi a miracle brooch. In Episode 2: Act 2, “Ami – Sailor Mercury,” through an unexpected turn of events, Usagi becomes close with Ami Mizuno, a genius girl with an IQ of 300. But there’s something odd about the students at Ami’s seminar…

As the episodes stream on VIZ.com/Hulu, fans are invited to submit their SAILOR MOON questions via the official VIZ Media Facebook page, and Twitter by using the special hashtag, #MoonlightParty for a real-time Q&A with VIZ Media staff that will run throughout the event. Viewers also can join in a fun SAILOR MOON trivia contest for a chance to win a variety of SAILOR MOON home media box sets, special autographed items and other premiums and collectibles from Japan.

Season 1 of the original SAILOR MOON series, as well as the first-half of Season 2, are available now from VIZ Media on home video as Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs and Standard Edition DVD sets. Fans can catch all 26 subtitled episodes of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL on Hulu and VIZ.com.

For more information on SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL, please visit www.VIZ.com or Hulu.com/sailor-moon-crystal.

 

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