VIZ Media on Top of Growing Manga Market
- Viz Looks Ahead. Reid, Calvin // Publishers Weekly;12/20/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 51, p24
Features U.S. manga publisher Viz LLC and its plans for 2005. Manga titles published by Viz in the U.S.; Plan of Viz to expand its business into art books, character profile books and ani-manga; Experimentation of Viz with original manga creators; Work of Viz in educating its market.
- Manga publisher VIZ enters movie biz. Fleming, Michael // Daily Variety;7/18/2008, Vol. 300 Issue 10, p3
The article reports on the establishment of a production company by VIZ Media, a publisher of Japanese manga and graphic novels in the U.S., called VIZ Productions and will be run by Jason Hoffs. VIZ Media's parents are Japan-based publishing houses Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha and Hakusensha which...
- Manga makers merging. Fritz, Ben // Daily Variety;1/26/2005, Vol. 286 Issue 21, p5
Reports that two of Japan's biggest manga companies are merging jointly owned North American representatives into one company to streamline licensing activities. Still-unnamed company to be formed by the merger of licensor ShowPro, owned by Japanese publisher Shogakukan and Viz, a comic book...
- Viz Debuts Shonen Jump Advanced. Reid, Calvin // Publishers Weekly;1/3/2005, Vol. 252 Issue 1, p8
Presents information on the release by Viz of the Shonen Jump Advanced manga comic books in the U.S. in April 2005. Titles that will be released.
- Get Viz-able. Benitez, Tina // Playthings;Feb2007, Vol. 105 Issue 2, p24
The article reports on the growth of Manga and Anime in San Francisco-based publisher Viz Medium including are Naruto, Inuyash, Zatch Bell!, Sonic X, and Hamtaro. This manga and anime are very popular to the kids everywhere in which it is the leading pack between its producers. The retailers are...
- Fork in the Manga Road. Reid, Calvin // Publishers Weekly;8/1/2011, Vol. 258 Issue 31, p10
The article reports on the declining popularity of Japanese manga titles in the U.S. Viz Media, a U.S. based manga publisher, launched the for-pay manga portal VizManga.com while Japanese manga publishers also launched the promotional manga site JManga.com in August 2011. As of August 2011,...
- $120M Projected for '03 Graphic Novel Sales. Wolk, Douglas // Publishers Weekly;12/22/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 51, p22
This article reports on the projected graphic novel sales for 2003, according to the Web site ICV2.com. Its mid-2003 estimate for this year was $120 million. The site's executive producer, Milton Griepp, noted that the market for book-format comics has been expanding dramatically for the past...
- Kodansha Sets Up to Publish Manga in U.S. Reid, Calvin // Publishers Weekly;10/5/2009, Vol. 256 Issue 40, p5
The article reports on the establishment of an office in New York City by Japanese publisher Kodansha to publish and sell manga directly in the U.S. market beginning in October 2009. Kodansha's new manga line to be called Kodansha Comics will be published under Kodansha USA Publishing and...
- Viz, ShoPro Reorganization. Reid, Calvin // Publishers Weekly;2/7/2005, Vol. 252 Issue 6, p18
Reports on the consolidation of Viz LLC and ShoPro Entertainment into a single company to be based in San Francisco, California. Views of Viz on the merger; Comment from Liza Coppola, vice president for sales and marketing at Viz; Benefits of the merger to both publishing houses.