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VIZ Media Holiday Spotlight!

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With the holiday season arriving, VIZ Media has a selection of the best in manga and Japanese science fiction available for the discerning fan.

Fans of pirate manga One Piece, for example, will be thrilled with the One Piece Manga Box Set 3 (above); fans of Hayao Miyazaki will surely enjoy The Art of Castle in the Sky, and fans of space opera on an E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith scale will go for the Legends of the Galactic Heroes – of which volume 3, Endurance, is now in stores.

VIZ also has new volumes of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Mobile Suit GUNDAM Thunderbolt, Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul and more in stores or arriving shortly.

Read on for some ideas for your manga/anime/science fiction fan’s holiday brighteners.

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VIZ Media Brings Books, Creators and Exclusives to Comic-Con 2015!

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VIZ Media is bringing the creators of the new Ultraman manga – Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi – to comic-Con 2015, along with exclusive copies of Ultraman Vol. 1 (it won’t be in stores until August 18th).

Other plans include panels on Sailor Moon (VIZ is releasing the 200 episode complete Sailor Moon on Blu-ray for the first time), Shonen Jump: Past, Present and Future and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

VIZ exclusives and/or advance (pre-street) releases for Comic-Con 2015 include, among other things: copies of manga series like My Hero Academia Vol. 1, The Demon Prince of Momichi House Vol. 1, Maid-Sama! 2-in-1 Vol. 1, Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 2, and Ultraman Vol. 1 (available with a collectible Ultraman figure); Sailor Moon R T-shirts, and Doraemon Plush.

For VIZ Media’s complete comic-Con 2015 plans, follow the jump.

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VIZ Media Announces Plans and Activities – Including Sailor Moon Day – for 2015 Anime Expo!

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VIZ Media might just be taking over the 2015 Anime Expo, what with all the panels and activities it has planned for the four-day event.

To begin with, VIZ will celebrate Sailor Moon Day on Friday, July 3rd – which will see the publisher host a panel, an autograph session, a photo op and a cosplay gathering.

As well, VIZ plans panels and other events including the Shojo Beat Prize Wheel, Sailor Moon Tiara Giveaway & Quest for the Time Key and a poster giveaway. Plus, the appearance of Kanisama Kiss creator Julietta Suzuli for a panel and two autograph session.

A host of VIZ 2015 Anime Expo exclusives will be available at the VIZ retail area including (but not limited to): One Piece Exclusive Manga Replicas; Naruto Exclusive Manga Replicas; Weekly Shonen  Jump Annual Digital Subscription (Includes exclusive Game Mat and Collectible Yearbook (featuring NARUTO) and an exclusive YU-GI-OH! Promo Card: Frightfur Tiger); Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Exclusive 3D Poster, and Sailor Moon R Part 1 Limited Edition Combo Pack, prestreet with a gift with purchase.

Follow the jump for further details.

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VIZ Media Offers Free Chapters Of Popular Digital Manga Titles!

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You’ve seen manga sections in bookstores and wondered about these weird, digest-sized comics that open the wrong way and have odd art styles that aren’t like what you’ve seen in North American and European comics – weird looking books that have equally unique titles, like Naruto, Food Wars, and Bleach.

Now, VIZ Media is offering first chapters of several of their digital titles for free. If you’re one of the readers I’ve described above, here’s your chance to explore new worlds and new and different styles of storytelling.

Titles included in this online sampling include All You Need Is Kill (the manga version of the novel that became the Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow), Bleach, Food Wars, Naruto and One Piece. Follow the jump for the details.

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VIZ Media Sets New Manga Titles For May Release!

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A trio of new ongoing titles lead VIZ Media’s digital manga releases: Cheeky Angel – a tale of a nine-year old martial artist and his genie; Eureka Seven – a 14-year old aerial hover-boarder falls for Eureka, a girl who literally falls out of the sky (in an LFO); Flower of the Deep Sleep – Yuuki can dream the future, but can affect it.

Single-volume releases that sound particularly cool include: Honey Blood (Tale Zero), a prequel to Honey Blood that tells the origin of Hinata and Junya’s love, and Glass Wings – an anthology of poignant short stories.

VIZ also continues its series of Digital Manga Bundles featuring collections of such titles as Bleach (Vols. 22-48), Naruto (Vols. 17-27), One Piece (Vols. 12-23), Shaman King (Vols. 16-32) and Yu-Gi-Oh! (Vols. 1-7). Also included in May are updates for fifteen other ongoing series.

For further details, follow the jump.

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FUNimation Announces New Options For Streaming Service!

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Love anime? Love anime but hate English dubs?

FUNimation has you covered both ways. If you prefer the original Japanese voice performances with English subtitles, the company has just created the SubPass which gives subscribers unlimited access to subtitled anime. If you have no preference, there’s always the original All-Access Pass – which also gives you access to FUNimation Broadcast Dubs..

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VIZ Media Launches Digital Manga Catalog on Apple’s iBooks Store!

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VIZ Media has just launched its extensive digital manga catalog on Apple’s iBooks store. That means over 1600 volumes of hit series like Naruto, Bleach, Bakuman and One Piece – not to mention recent bestsellers like Demon Love spell and Nisekoi – are now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac.

The official press release follows the jump.

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Neon Alley Gets One Piece!

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VIZ Media’s new 24-hour anime channel, Neon Alley – which premieres this fall on PS3 and Playstation Network and will feature programming from an array from anime producers and distributors – will feature the highly successful pirate/adventure series One Piece. The series is the story of how Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates – by claiming the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!

The press release follows the jump.

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