"Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai" Movie Available Now on DVD

VIZ Media has announced that Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai is available now on DVD. The tenth feature-length Pokémon movie puts Ash, Pikachu, and his friends in Alamos Town to confront the mysterious Darkrai, whose combat threatens to tear a hole in the space-time continuum. For full details, read the press release here.

"Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody" Getting Special Theatrical Screening

Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody will play in 300 theaters across North America in a two-day event, Viz Media announced today. The special screening, held in conjunction with NCM Fathom, will be held on June 11 and 12 and will include a behind-the-scenes look at the talent, along with interviews with director Noriyuki Abe, […]

VIZ to Showcase Animated Properties at 2008 NATPE Conference Jan 28-31, 2008

VIZ Media has announced that it will be showcasing a variety of its anime properties at the 2008 National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Conference and Exhibition, which runs from January 28-31, 2008, in Las Vegas, NV. According to the press release, “the NATPE conference develops and nurtures opportunities, both commercial and educational, for […]

New VIZBIG Editions Super-Size "Rurouni Kenshin" and "Dragon Ball" Manga

VIZ Media has issued a press release touting their new VIZBIG line of manga, which will release popular manga series in editions with larger pages, thicker volumes, and more extras than the average manga digest. The first volume of the series will be Rurouni Kenshin by Nobuhiro Watsuki, to be released this month, followed by […]

VIZ Pictures To Own Its Own Movie Theater in San Francisco

VIZ Pictures, a subsidiary of VIZ Media specializing in theatrical films, has announced that they will become the owners of a new 150-seat movie theater being built in the J-Pop Center in San Francisco. As part of a Japanese pop culture center development, the theater will specialize in little-seen in the US Japanese movies. The […]

"Death Note" Volume 1 Nominated for Evergreen Young Adult Book Award

Death Note, a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba with art done by Takeshi Obata, has been nominated for a 2008 Evergreen Young Adult Book Award. Voters must be in grades 7-12 and must have read two or more of the titles up for nomination. Only one vote per ballot is allowed (to be […]

ICv2 Interviews Dan Marks of Viz

ICv2 has posted a two part interview with Dan Marks, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. In the interview Mr. Marks discusses Viz’s plans to compete against the rising tide of uncontrolled digital distribution of their properties as well as their own plans for digital distribution. Part 1: http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/11389.html Part 2: http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/11390.html

"Naruto the Movie" Hits #25 on Nielsen VideoScan DVD Sales Chart

VIZ Media is announcing that the Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow DVD has hit #25 on the Nielsen VideoScan Top 100 DVD sales chart for the week of September 9, 2007. Read the full press release here.

Viz Pictures Licenses Live-Action "Death Note" Movies

Viz Media has announced that their live-action affiliate Viz Pictures has licensed two movies based on the manga and anime series Death Note. The movies are Death Note and its sequel, Death Note: The Last Name. Both movies will be screening at Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2007 September 20 – 27 with an additional screening of […]

ICv2 Interviews Liza Coppola of Viz Media

The ICv2 website has posted a three part interview with one of Viz Media’s Senior Vice Presidents, Liza Coppola. The interview covers Viz’s upcoming plans for Naruto, manga in the USA and the increasing market share of Shoujo titles and its implications for the US manga and anime markets as well as Viz’s English-language productions. […]

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